Are you surprised to learn that average size of offices has shrunk by 30 percent over the past decade? To combat these dwindling office sizes and to promote a sense of openness within the workplace, many companies are turning to the use of interior glass partitions. The use of glass allows for the creation of private offices while retaining the feeling of fluidity throughout the space. These partitions can range from basic glass office fronts to privacy glass that can move from transparent to opaque when extra privacy is needed, and range of other options in between. With a wide variety in glass wall offerings, the flexibility that glass provides is another enormous benefit: It’s easy to install and move as business needs evolve
Modern office design is turning to glass for both aesthetic and ergonomic benefits. Glass walls are thin and create a sleek, modern look that complements many styles of furniture. And by allowing an abundance of natural light to enter the office, employee productivity and creativity are enhanced
As with every type of material, there are benefits and drawbacks to using glass partitions. Acoustics are often a concern for office designers. Glass doesn’t have the ability to incorporate the same noise reduction or canceling products that can be installed inside a traditional office wall. Incorporating noise-absorbing materials like wall fabrics, rugs, and carpet tile can minimize the negative effects of sound transmission. Sound masking solutions are another popular, inexpensive option that works.
As modern design develops, the use of interior glass walls to provide both privacy and accessibility continues to grow. While other design trends may just a flash in the pan, glass is here to stay.
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