Every year we see new and exciting products and updates come our way at Phelan’s Interiors. From cutting-edge technology to timeless aesthetics, these products represent the latest and greatest and our job as designers is to sort through the new launches to find the best fit for our clients’ ever-changing needs. We’re already one month into 2024, but let’s take a look at the top 5 products we’re excited to show this year.

1. Softpod by Global
Launched at Neocon 2023, Softpod is the next generation of workstations. Designed with flexibility and the changing workforce in mind, the individual pods can be combined within an open office, support collaborative and community space, or become focus sanctuaries. These pods can be unassigned, touchdown workstations or customized to fit an individual user, the possibilities are endless and that’s why we’re excited about this new product from Global.

2. Tori by 9to5 Seating
Tori is a strong addition to the already strong product line that is 9to5 seating. The wraparound back design is impactful from any angle, but function always comes first. The back design supports the lumbar for increased ergonomics in addition to multiple arm and seat adjustments. The warm, minimal styling along with the wide range of mesh and fabric options make the Tori a very versatile chair for any application.

3. ROOM by OFS
When you think of a phone booth, do you picture a soundproof, modular room made of sustainable materials? If not, it’s time to get familiar with ROOM. One of our favorite brands, OFS, joined forces with ROOM this year to add to more options to the OFS flexible architecture family. ROOM provides soundproof, mobile, and flexible work rooms in a variety of sizes.Sustainable and quick to assemble, we foresee these pods taking the place of small, fixed construction meeting rooms in the near future.

4. Friant
Not new to the furniture world, but new to Phelan’s is Friant. We had the opportunity to explore their pop-up showroom and June and we were excited with what we saw. Their systems and office furniture have high style and budget friendly pricing. That combined with their quick ship options and (our favorite part) their frequency of shipping complete makes Friant an exciting new addition to the Phelans lineup. With several Friant installations in the Cedar Rapids area we’d love the opportunity to show you how they stack up against other brands.

5. Surface & Sound Kinetex by EF Contract
A soft surface that acts like a hard surface when it comes to durability, Kinetex is already a staple in some parts of the design world. EF Contract has taken another leap with the line this year and started introducing more styles that look like traditional carpet, making it easier to incorporate this versatile, durable flooring into a whole new range of spaces. Kinetex is a solution to flooring problems when you’re considering acoustics, moisture, safety, durability, and sustainability.

As we reflect on our top 5 products for 2024 one thing becomes clear: the future of design is brighter and more exciting than ever before. From sustainable materials to smart technology, these products represent the creativity and innovation happening every day in design. Which of these products resonates with you the most? Share your thoughts and send us a message if you’d like to learn more.

As we move into 2024, there are some exciting commercial interior design trends that are emerging. One of the most prominent trends is the use of vibrant, playful colors. These colors can be used in a variety of ways, from accent walls to furniture pieces, and are a great way to add energy and personality to a space.

Another trend that is gaining popularity is the juxtaposition of minimalist and maximalist design elements. This approach involves pairing sleek, simple pieces with bold, ornate pieces to create a balanced and visually interesting space.

Organic textures are also becoming increasingly popular, as people seek to bring nature indoors. From woven rugs to wooden furniture, these textures can add warmth and depth to a space.

Mixed metals are also a trend to watch in 2024. Combining different metal finishes, such as copper, brass, and silver, can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to a space.

Finally, warm and cool tones are both being embraced in commercial interior design. Warm tones, such as yellows and oranges, can create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, while cool tones, like blues and grays, can evoke a sense of calm and tranquility.

Overall, these trends offer a wide range of possibilities for commercial interior design in 2024. Whether you’re looking to create a playful and energetic space or a calm and sophisticated one, there are plenty of options to choose from.