Office | Workplace Fixtures

Office fixtures include a range of both built-in and moveable furniture elements along with architectural elements designed to create a pleasant and efficient workplace. As offices today are designed to be more like an extension of the comforts of home, offices may include small kitchens equipped with appliances such as toasters and microwaves are provided for the office staffs’ use. Necessary for functioning, offices will also include a variety of lighting fixtures to illuminate the space for work or display and will also include restrooms for the employees. Built-in and architectural components often include reception desks, cubicles, shelving, and other elements specific to the workplace. Moveable office furniture includes desks, office chairs, kitchen stools, tables, and additional modular furniture pieces related to the workplace’s environment and the specific needs of various industries.

What are office fixtures?

Office fixtures are both built-in and movable elements designed to create a comfortable and efficient workplace. Examples of office fixtures are reception desks, cubicles, shelves, lighting elements, desks, and office chairs. Many offices today can be found with kitchen fixtures and restroom fixtures such as kitchen tables, kitchen stools, toilets, and sinks.

How do you layout office fixtures in an open office?

The layout of office fixtures in an open office depends on the type of office and space available. Create different zones in which workers can have quiet spaces, meeting rooms, and social areas and arrange the office fixtures accordingly. If there is a lot of daily activity consider placing groups of desks, with some meeting tables. If not, include semi-private cubicles and enclosed conference rooms.

How many light fixtures are needed per square foot?

The number of lumens per square foot should be calculated to find how many lighting fixtures are needed in the space. This can be done by taking the total lumens and dividing it by the total square footage of the space. Experts recommend different lumens for different spaces like 10-20 lumens per square foot for the living room.

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Cecile Kim
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Office Fixtures