Contemporary office cubicles are very different today than they were in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In those decades, most cubicles appeared confining and generic. They had very high walls that tended to isolate individuals from coworkers. Many people compared them to “sardine cans” and joked about how they transformed workers into “office zombies.”
So powerful did these cultural perceptions become that iconic movies of the 1990s such as Office Space and Fight Club built their major plot elements around the hidden rage that seemed to form in young professionals after prolonged exposure to fluorescent lighting and the drab off whites of cubicle panel walls.
These are stereotypes that Cubicle World has consistently defied and done away with by building Houston’s best contemporary office cubicle systems. Our workstations are enlivening spaces that bring out the best in people because they are designed to make people feel better while they work. Key design elements, like the ones you see in the picture above, are ergonomically designed to support your entire body while you complete your daily tasks. This not only makes it possible to stay at your desk for 8 hours, but it also makes it more comfortable to stay seated than to get up and run around the office.
Ergonomic Seating and Storage Positioning
We cannot give enough credit to the manufacturer’s of our ergonomic chairs. These chairs—which are priced competitively with those in any big box store—are rated for an 8-hour work day. They feature adjustable seating, backrests, and arms that support your lower back, legs, arms, and neck. The shelving above the desk and the filing cabinets underneath it are positioned at just the right heights to allow you to access their contents without having to stand up or bend down.
Lower Partition Walls in Linear Runs
Lower panels offer a number of advantages over high cubicle partitions. They create personal space without constrictive confinement because they maintain a normal field of vision around the worker. Also, the shape of an “open rectangle” rather than a perfect cube feels less constrictive to people. Employees working in contemporary office cubicles are more accessible to one another and therefore feel less isolated.
Glass inserts allow light to enter the cubicle from the side. If the workstation is located anywhere near an office window, natural light will blend with overhead lighting and create a higher emotional frequency than standard fluorescent lights can generate.
Laminates and Wood Veneer
Gone are the drab, bland colors that triggered the outbursts of Gen-X movie anti-heroes. Contemporary office cubicles now feature every color imaginable. We also build wood veneer desks or less expensive wood laminate desks that look and feel more like traditional desks than anything else.
Because contemporary office cubicles are built with the personal well-being of the worker foremost in mind, they often feature highly personalized features that can be affordably added with the help of a Cubicle World space designer. Just call and talk to us about your workflow requirements, and you will be surprised at how affordable customization can be.
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