4 Types of Corporate Interior Design Solutions

4 Types of Corporate Interior Design Solutions


After the year 2020 offices will never be the same, as people move towards home offices. As a result, corporate interior design would need to shift with the times. Albeit in your home, a home office design still requires a corporate interior designer. There are many factors to consider in your home office design that require the skills of a corporate interior designer. For example, considering natural lighting for that vitamin D fix, and ensuring there is proper ventilation.

The type of corporate interior design approach would depend on the type of workflow, style and communication your office requires.

In this article, 4 types of corporate interior designs will be considered. Should you require more information on home office design, contact Creative Caterpillar Design and Brand Agency for expert advice and corporate interior services.

The 4 types of corporate interior design solutions are:

  • Cubicle Offices
  • Open Offices
  • Team-based Offices
  • Private Offices

Cubicle Offices

If you would like to have an office that considers social distancing, but still allows for ease of verbal communication, have a look into cubicle offices. Cubicles have desks that are partitioned either from the floor up or from the desk up. Please refer to Figure 1 as an example. This office layout is designed for employees to have their own private space, but not an entire private room. This style of corporate interior design office promotes a focused work environment, and systemises things in a better way. Despite being a considerably unattractive design for corporate offices, cubicle office layouts are most popular in America and Australia, and will most likely become a trend in 2021 as a result of COVID-19.

PBT is a data solution-driven company based in Cape Town. Their offices had multiple design types including private offices and open offices which will be discussed further in this article. Figure 1 illustrates an example of PBT’s call centre for customer services. The area requirements were to use the space effectively with enough employees to contact customers privately.


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Figure 1: PBT Cubicle Offices


Open Offices

Open offices are designed with no partitioning, and make use of desks that are well spaced apart. This type of design is used in offices or departments where there is little hierarchy within the corporate structure. For management purposes either the manager is present or in a private office and delegates work when required (supervision). An open office can be used for team-based offices as well which is the next corporate interior design type. It promotes communication between employees and is cost-effective for the company. However, it lacks privacy and employees run the risk of being easily distracted.

Figure 2 depicts an open office design created by Creative Caterpillar for TECT, a geological consulting company based in Somerset West. We designed a brand-integrated office space for them, with large L-shaped desks that allow for both a fair amount of desk space and privacy, as well as convenient verbal communication between employees.


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Figure 2: TECT Open Offices


Team-based Offices

Also known as a co-working office plan or better known as a collaboration with both involved teams, the difference is that teamwork involves individual goals and collaboration involves completion of work collectively. This is a space the employee can change positions in the workplace where they or the employer assigns them to. This is perfect for social interaction, increases the possibility of collaboration and a perfect way to network within the office. It is the most cost-effective approach to corporate interior design, as everyone is allocated in one space with the minimum use of furniture required.

Creative Caterpillar‘s corporate interior design space is designed for employees to collaborate, co-work and assist one another when required, making this design and brand agency an open and friendly environment to anyone that steps into the office.


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Figure 3: Creative Caterpillar Team-based Offices


Private Office

This is the office for employers or employees that do confidential work that requires one-on-one meetings with clients or employees. A great advantage of a private office is that the space is yours to decorate and furnish as per the company’s corporate branding requirements. The privacy allows for a quiet environment which can allow you to fully focus. PBT used offices that required privacy for their employees, and each corporate interior design office had to reflect the individual’s personality.


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Figure 4: PBT Private/Executive Office


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Figure 5: PBT Waiting Area outside the executive’s private offices


The approach you take to your interior design solution can be determined by your office’s future spatial requirements, or if the office already exists and has existing spatial limitations. If you would like a brand integration, interior structures and spatial planning for your corporate interior design office, Creative Caterpillar Brand and Design Agency can create these designs.

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