Published on September 4, 2019

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Welcome to The Deep Dive, in which we search high and low for the best of the best products for every corner of your home, from modern chandeliers to vintage rugs. Next up: office furniture.

It’s high time we banished cubicle blandness. In the age of WeWork and The Wing, keeping up with the Joneses extends even to the office, where griege walls have largely been replaced by floor-to-ceiling windows; fluorescents have been swapped for bright task lamps; and printer rooms have been retired in favor of phone booths and flex meeting spaces.

But the next-gen workspace is more than a light-filled Technicolor dream. It’s redefining what a traditional office should be—flexible, collaborative, and filled with fun hues—and it makes space for innovation, collaboration, and, yes, even the occasional power nap. Here, we share our top products to design the ultimate creative zone.

Task Chairs

Ergonomics are important, but so is style. You won’t see bulky pleather executive seats here.

Tech

Drown out the noise, have an impromptu presentation, turn up the ambience, or charge wirelessly with this new range of electronics made specifically for the workspace.

Lounge Chairs

No longer reserved for waiting rooms, these modular seats are the hub of one-on-one conversations and personal breaks.

Desk Lamps

Dial up the mood with these task lights when you have to burn the midnight oil.

Tables

Forget big bulky desks. With these sleek alternatives, you’ll feel lighter than ever—with some, you’ll even be able to take your work on the go.

Storage

With digital drives, only the most essential items need to be stowed away—and these lean furniture pieces are up to the task.

Dividers

Part visual separators, part noise suppressors, these modular panels mean you can rearrange your space as needed. Now that’s something to write home about.

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