A Variety of Interior Design Accessories
While furniture and finishes are often the most eye-catching components of a commercial space, interior design accessories are essential to complete a high-tech and fully functional workplace. Office accessories comprise a broad category that includes decorative items, storage elements, and technology related components, such as tablet and monitor arms. Other items considered accessories that might be specified for an office environment include wall clocks, planters, waste and recycling containers, chart holders, display cases, hooks and racks, carts and cabinets, lecterns, message centers, modular partitions, wall desk, and visual boards.
Office accessories should not be an afterthought for designers, and instead should be carefully integrated with the overall design scheme of a space. These accessories can lend a finished look to an environment, enhance branding for the company, and improve productivity for employees. Accessories can also be space-saving tools in smaller floor plans, allowing workers to maximize their work areas without giving up valuable desktop or floor space.
Popular manufacturers that produce interior design accessories include Peter Pepper Products, Magnusson Group, Knoll, Humanscale, Ekitta, Mockett, Steelcase, Smith Metal, Details, Nervins, and Global Views. Contract highlights the top accessory manufacturers, chosen by a prescreened group of designers, each year in our December Brand Report. In addition, Contract editors are continually seeking out new products in this category and updating Contract’s website to reflect the latest in interior design accessories on the market. Check back frequently to learn about new accessory products to specify in your next commercial interior design project.