In the ever-evolving landscape of interior design, the once clear boundaries between residential and commercial spaces are becoming increasingly blurred. The rise of the hybrid work model and a growing emphasis on employee well-being have paved the way for a trend known as “resimercial” design. This transformative movement involves the integration of residential interior elements into the commercial environment, creating workplaces that are not only functional but also comfortable, inviting, and conducive to productivity.
Resimercial design, which finds its roots in the merging of “residential” and “commercial,” is a manifestation of the changing nature of work. As companies adopt flexible work arrangements, including remote work and hybrid schedules, the traditional office is undergoing a significant transformation. Employees now seek environments that evoke a sense of comfort and homeliness, attributes historically associated with personal living spaces.
One of the driving factors behind the resimercial movement is the incorporation of biophilic design principles. Biophilic design taps into humanity’s innate connection with nature, aiming to create spaces that foster well-being by integrating natural elements. This trend is evident in the growing presence of greenery, natural light, organic materials, and nature-inspired acoustic wall coverings in modern offices. Lush plant walls, large windows overlooking green landscapes, and wood accents bring a touch of nature indoors, resulting in environments that promote tranquility and creativity.
Color, another powerful design element, plays a pivotal role in establishing the resimercial aesthetic. Traditional commercial spaces often adhered to neutral and corporate color palettes. However, the resimercial trend embraces the vibrant and diverse color schemes found in residential settings. Warm tones like earthy browns and soft pastels, as well as bold accent colors, inject energy into office interiors. These colors not only enhance visual appeal but also have a psychological impact, influencing mood and productivity.
To address the need for comfort-driven spaces, materials that prioritize well-being and relaxation are gaining prominence. Soft, plush seating options reminiscent of residential furniture have been introduced into office settings. These seating choices go beyond functionality, providing employees with a sense of coziness and familiarity. The tactile comfort of these furnishings contributes to a more inviting and homely atmosphere.
However, the integration of residential design elements into the commercial sphere is a two-way street. Commercial spaces have unique requirements, such as privacy and acoustic control, that need to be seamlessly incorporated into the resimercial aesthetic. This is where innovations like acoustic wall coverings come into play. Acoustic wall coverings serve a dual purpose by addressing both design and functionality needs.
EzoBord’s Robin Sprong collection is a prime example of how acoustic wall coverings can marry modern aesthetics with practicality. Developed in collaboration with Robin Sprong, a renowned bespoke wallpaper and surface design studio based in South Africa, this collection combines the artistic vision of Robin Sprong with EzoBord’s expertise in materiality and panel application.
The Robin Sprong collection of acoustic wall coverings redefines the concept of wall treatments, introducing a new dimension of creativity to commercial spaces. With a range of captivating designs and patterns, these wall coverings enhance the visual appeal of any environment while simultaneously contributing to acoustic balance. Whether it’s an open office space or a private meeting room, these wall coverings help mitigate noise disturbances, ensuring a quieter and more focused atmosphere.
In the resimercial context, artistic expression is not confined to traditional residential and hospitality settings. Commercial spaces are embracing color collections and creative wall treatments to inspire and uplift employees. Accent walls adorned with unique designs can set the mood, stimulate creativity, and create a sense of vibrancy within the workspace.
The resimercial revolution represents a paradigm shift in interior design, transforming commercial spaces into havens of comfort and productivity. The integration of biophilic design, vibrant colors, and comfort-driven materials creates environments that inspire well-being and creativity. Acoustic wall coverings, such as the innovative Robin Sprong collection from EzoBord, exemplify the fusion of aesthetics and functionality, ensuring that the resimercial trend continues to thrive. As the lines between home and office continue to blur, businesses are discovering that fostering a sense of “home away from home” is key to nurturing a motivated and engaged workforce.
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EzoBord, an Ayrsonics North America brand, works closely with Architects, Designers and Contract Furniture Dealers providing custom tailored Design Driven Acoustical solutions, on a made to order basis. EzoBord uses high performance and fully customizable material in its solutions which include ceilings, walls, dividers, and furniture applications. EzoBord’s market sustainability extends to its manufacturing footprint which has a distributed network of 5 North American regional fabrication centres located on the West Coast, East Coast, and in the MidWest/Central zone including in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Kitchener, Ontario, and Calgary Alberta. The EZOBORD brand also has international manufacturing locations in Margate UK, Dublin Ireland and in San Jose Costa Rica.