Open-plan offices are replacing the older, cubicle-heavy style of offices, and are now popular in many sectors. We are all aware of the many advantages that they deliver, including improved cooperation, transfer of ideas, cost-effectiveness and communication. However, privacy is still essential for assignments that involve focus and a quiet room.

Some methods to bring privacy in open-plan offices, using furniture:

Storage equipment and shelving

The beauty of shelving and storage units is their multi-functional use, as they can be used for both storage and separating panels.

Soft furnishings

Including soft furnishing is the perfect choice for personal job or mobile calls, as well as for small conferences and teamwork. This type of furnishing helps to provide assigned, relaxing rooms.

Screens or partitions installed at desks

This is a fast yet simple practical manner to ensure privacy and noise reduction in an open-plan workspace. Partitions decrease sound through the cabinet, and are versatile with regard to reconfiguration.

My current desk setup as of 2016. I am a wedding and portrait photographer and have always believed the space you do work in has a big impact on the quality and kind of work you complete. I have been refining my workspace since I was in high school and I am really happy where it is now!

Pod workstations

Pod workstations  create spaces which allow concentration and communication to co-exist. They are often used for personal work, where high concentration is required. The panels provide acoustic absorption with panel heights designed to facilitate uninterrupted eye-sight activity.

Accoustic hanging screens or boards

They offer privacy and minimize noise for multi-functional purposes in design. Hanging displays offer these advantages and are superbly stylish.