Social, casual interaction spaces
This recommendation contributes to improvements in Space planning
In the office working on a couch or other lounge furniture feels more comfortable for some people. Lounge furniture can be used to create informal areas within the floorplate. Lounge furniture used within casual interaction spaces take away some of the formality of working within the office setting and may promote spontaneous interactions. Lounge furniture does not have to sacrifice ergonomic comfort.
Casual areas should have cushions of various sizes for people to use and adjust their seating comfort and working posture as needed. Lounge furniture can support safe ergonomic postures for people using devices such as laptops and tablets. Select furniture with firm seat and back cushions, preferably with soft, wide armrests. Offer support pillows so users can adjust for seat depth and lumbar support, and for arm support when seated in the middle of a couch, and when holding a tablet or other device.