5 Art-Inspired Designs For Your Office

By Truc Nguyen

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For the ultimate art-lover, here are five high-art pieces to elevate any office space.

Incorporating art-inspired furnishings and decor into your workspace—especially if you’re an art lover—is an impactful way to liven up any workspace. Whether you’re working in a corporate, cookie-cutter building, an all-white studio that’s a temple of minimalism, or a busy WeWork space while building your early-stage startup, it’s worth spending the time to create a bold, inspiring work environment that will spark joy and creativity. After all, the average full-time worker in Canada spends over 2000 hours each year at the office!

Much like how your wardrobe reflects your personality and aesthetic sensibilities, your workspace can benefit from the thoughtful addition of interesting, unique furnishings that convey your cultural interests and creative leanings. The best artistic and decorative objects, from iconic pieces to new creations by local artists and designers, will often offer inventive functions and features while simply being beautiful to look at. Perfect for a space that you spend plenty of time in.    

Here are five artful designs for any office space.

Herman Miller Eames Desk Unit

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and shown at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1949, the Eames Desk Unit’s iconic, simple design has stood the test of time. Available in both neutral and Mondrian-inspired colourways, the birch-top desk can be produced with either a right-hand or left-hand file drawer.


Troy Smith Flute Sofa

Handmade in Italy using French crushed velvet, this showstopping sofa by Canadian designer Troy Smith is a marvel of precision manufacturing and craftsmanship. Custom made to order, each Flute Sofa features a steel and hardwood frame and solid brass legs. It’s available in 6 handsome shades. 


Gucci Star Eye Vase

Part of a series of four designs, this Star Eye vase brings the Gucci aesthetic as imagined by brand creative director Alessandro Michele to Richard Ginori porcelain. The coiled-snake handles and charming print make it an eye-catching decor choice, even without the added impact of flowers.


Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboard Triptych

A collaboration between SKATEROOM x Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this reproduction triptych features a screen print of the American artist’s masterpiece, Skull, on Canadian-made maple wood skateboards. 10% of proceeds support the non-profit Skateistan’s charity work empowering kids through skateboarding and education.


Roche Bobois Chroma Table Lamp

Designed by Arturo Erbsman, this series of colourful objects by Roche Bobois is inspired by stained-glass windows and colour superimpositions. The Chroma table lamp, which can be displayed in multiple different configurations, is made using steel and coloured photographic filters.

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