Feng shui design applied to offices


Feng shui design applied to offices

For sure you have heard about Feng shui. This discipline is a Chinese philosophic system with a Taoist origin and based in the conscious and harmonic occupation of space with the objective of positively influencing people that occupy it. From many years ago, this system has been applied in organizations and office designs aiming to improve wellness, concentration, and productivity.

Implementing Feng Shui in different spaces of an office is not complicated, but architects need to apply and follow the following steps:

Furniture distribution

It’s important to pay attention to furniture disposition, according to this theory, it must allow humans and positive energy circulate freely. These are some recommendations to keep in mind: the table for work must be orientated towards the door and the front zone must be empty to improve visibility. On the other hand, having a wall and a wardrobe behind our back gives a sensation of control and authority. We should avoid having a door and window behind to keep negative energy away. We can achieve this by placing curtains, for instance.

Suitable furniture

Corporal position is essential to achieve concentration and being more productive. Therefore, we should choose and ergonomic seat that has a comfortable back.

The shape of the desk is another aspect to keep in mind. Rectangular tables are ideal for diaphanous spaces and to improve communication. A round table is the recommended shape of meeting spaces where creatives ideas are born. Finally, curvy shapes stimulate concentration because the energy flows in the person that is sat down. On the other hand, the dimensions of the desk must be suitable with the available space. If we choose one that is too small, we won’t be able to work comfortably. If it’s too big it will provoke disorganization and it will make us loose authority. In reference to materials, the recommended one is wood that transmits stability and confidence. Glass contributes with mental agility that is why experts recommend combining both materials. The least recommended is metal because it conducts electricity, and it exposes us to negative energies.

Workspace organization

A clean and organised desk is essential. Papers and objects that can deconcentrate us must be out of sight to avoid distractions. When a space is clean and organized, we are usually more careful, and our tasks and ideas improve.

Colours generate a positive energy

Feng Shui promotes a positive influence among people; therefore colours are very important. We must keep in mind which ones generate nervousness and which ones can create harmonic and quiet spaces.

  • White: improves mental activity, therefore, concentration.
  • Neutral tones, grey and beige: transmits serenity, stability and confidence.
  • Blue: it helps connect with emotions.
  • Green: improves creativity and development of ideas.
  • Calid and vibrant tones such as yellow, orange, or brown: they contribute with dynamism and favour communication.

Do you dare trying them in your workspace? With these steps you can apply Feng Shui by just adjusting some changes to an office.

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