In the ever-evolving landscape of workspace design, the ‘resimercial’ trend – a blend of residential comfort and commercial functionality – is gaining traction. As office interior photographers, our work involves documenting this blend, and recently, our experience photographing the luxury kitchen showroom for the Nicholas Anthony brand offered unique insights into this merging trend. In this article, we explore these insights and the role played by esteemed furniture and lighting brands, such as Knoll, Walter Knoll, and Occhio, in this evolving design landscape.
Embracing the Luxury of Residential Design
Photographing the Nicholas Anthony showroom, a paragon of luxury residential design, provided a tactile insight into the heart of the ‘resimercial’ trend. The attention to detail, high-quality materials, and aesthetics communicated a narrative of luxury and comfort, fundamental to residential design and increasingly sought-after in modern workspace design.
The ‘Resimercial’ Elements in Nicholas Anthony Showroom
Although the Nicholas Anthony showroom primarily represents residential spaces, its design principles resonate with those desired in contemporary office spaces. The harmony of aesthetics, functionality, and comfort mirrors the key elements of the ‘resimercial’ design, extending an understanding of how these spaces can be both inviting and conducive to productivity.
Role of Furniture Brands in the Resimercial Trend
Prominent furniture brands like Knoll and Walter Knoll have mastered the art of creating pieces that fit seamlessly into both residential and commercial settings. Their designs, defined by their craftsmanship, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, significantly contribute to the ‘resimercial’ design trend. The furniture pieces carry an air of residential comfort while catering to the demands of a commercial space, contributing to spaces that are warm, inviting, and highly functional.
Influence of Lighting in Resimercial Design
Lighting plays a pivotal role in shaping a space’s mood and functionality. Brands like Occhio excel in creating lighting solutions that enhance both residential and commercial spaces. Occhio’s lighting blends the warmth and coziness desired in residential design with the functionality and adaptability required in office spaces, contributing to the successful implementation of ‘resimercial’ design.
Lessons for Office Curator Photographers
The experience of photographing Nicholas Anthony’s luxury showroom, and observing the role of established brands like Knoll, Walter Knoll, and Occhio, provided us with valuable insights into the ‘resimercial’ design trend. We recognised how luxury residential elements, coupled with adaptable furniture and effective lighting, can create a space that is visually appealing, functional, and comfortable.
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