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Detail in Contemporary Office Design

Drew Plunkett and Olga Reid


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Office design has changed significantly over the last few years and is now one of the most innovative areas of interior design.

It used to be the case that only the public spaces of an office were creatively designed, but increasingly the staff areas are seen as key reflections of the company brand as well. In more radical offices, there is also a growing belief in the importance of work areas as social spaces and a blurring of the distinction between work and recreation.

This book explores in detail 42 of the best recent office design schemes, featuring projects from leading architects around the world. Each project includes photographs as well as detailed drawings and plans, where appropriate, in addition to informative text describing the design concept and process. A bonus CD contains drawings featured in the book, in both eps and dwg (generic CAD) formats.

Drew Plunkett was Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art and has practised as an interior designer based in London and Glasgow. He is the author of several books, including Drawing for Interior Design, Construction and Detailing for Interior Design and Detail in Contemporary Retail Design.

Olga Reid has practiced interior design in London, the USA and Russia, specialising in exhibitions and public art projects. She also teaches interior architecture at London Metropolitan University.