At Statton Design Group, we are always on the lookout for trends in commercial interior design that will help us tailor our services and furniture selections to the changing tastes of our Dallas Fort Worth area clients. Every Tuesday we will feature a trend that has caught our attention and discuss how this trend is affecting our approach to commercial interior design with our local DFW clients and whether or not it's here to stay.
In his Financial Times piece, Josh Spero argues the case for better corporate art. He contends that most offices intentionally select art that is bland, inoffensive, and formless, in an attempt to avoid offending clients and visitors. This outsider-facing, obsequious approach, Spero asserts, is extremely detrimental for those who are forced to view the art day in and day out: the staff and employees.
He recommends that organizations choose art that is challenging, visceral, and engaging, as often these interesting pieces appeal both to outsiders, more so than sycophantic generics, and simultaneously elevate the creativity and engagement of those inside the office.
"If we want to innovate in our work, we should be around art that innovates, art whose visual language we are unfamiliar with. I want art I do not understand because then the encounter is stimulating." - Josh Spero, Financial Times
Read more of Spero's fascinating piece here.
Looking for help styling your office with unique and engaging art? Contact us at Statton Design Group for a free design consultation. If you're in the Southlake, TX or Dallas Fort Worth area, we would love to set up a time to meet in person. Give us a call or send us an email to start finding your design solution!