When Brooklyn-based furniture company West Elm began looking at moving into a new office in 2014, the switch provided an excuse for the design team to experiment with office furniture, and for the brand to expand beyond the home, a constant request from their customers. "The trend in office space design is to be more residential," says Jeff Hannoosh, West Elm's director of furniture and lighting design, "so our transition to workspace design makes a lot of sense." The new collection, created in partnership with Inscape and Designtex and available at select dealers, features six different lines that look like logical extensions of the company's current aesthetic—Modern, Industrial, Midcentury, Scandinavian, Strata and Truss—built from soon-to-be FSC and Greenguard certified material (they're still in the middle of the testing process). While West Elm has helped many set up midcentury modern rooms at home, perhaps now they can get that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce corner office at a solid price (though without the accompanying drinking issues).
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∙ Inscape [Inscape Solutions]
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