Office, classroom, and healthcare solutions design trends are moving toward focusing on supporting the productivity and wellbeing of the employees, students, doctors, and patients that utilize the space. Employers and teachers have recognized that you cannot merely put your employees or students in any environment and expect them to be their best, most productive, and inspired selves. A well thought out space that is appealing and provides the tools needed is worth the effort and money. Here are some of the solutions to create and support a functional yet aesthetically pleasing environment. 


A desk should provide a functional workspace. The kind of desk that works best for you and your employees or students will vary depending on the type of work you do and the space in which you work. There are a variety of desk options for many types of settings, such as a classroom, executive office, shared workspace, and more. 

Standing Desks

There are many benefits of using a standing desk while working at the office or working from home. Sitting for long periods of time can negatively affect your health and productivity. Many studies show that prolonged sitting is linked to health issues such as heart disease and obesity. Standing at work, especially after lunch time, can help lower your blood sugar levels, blood productivity, energy, and mood. 

Classroom Desks

Having desks in the classroom that are functional and versatile is essential. Providing students with a healthy learning environment can make a massive difference in their performance and progression. Having desks that can be rearranged allows teachers to create the classroom layout they want and gives each student their own personal space while learning. 

Seating and Chairs

If you have ever sat in an uncomfortable chair during work or school, you know how distracting it can be and how much pain it can cause. Whether in a classroom or office setting, a comfortable chair that promotes proper posture is essential. Without adequate support, those sitting in an uncomfortable chair may suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, fatigue, and more. 

Workstations and Cubicles

When many of us think about an office cubicle, we immediately picture scenes from the movie “Office Space,” where the office is littered with drab gray boxes containing unhappy employees. These are a thing of the past. Contemporary cubicle and workstation designs are on the rise and could be the perfect solution for your workplace. They can be used in an open office setting, increase productivity, level the playing field, and create room for personal expression. As an added bonus, they can also save you money! 

Conference Rooms

The furniture used in a conference room shouldn’t be overlooked. Often, conference rooms are so big that it feels challenging to keep it from feeling cold and empty. Conference rooms are commonly used to host client meetings, so having a table that is functional and chairs that are comfortable may play a part in the impression you make. 

Healthcare Solutions

Whether in the lab, office, or patient waiting area, having clean, comfortable, functional furniture is key in a healthcare environment. In the lab, there are critical processes that take place, and the desk or lab tables should never hinder progress. In areas where patients and doctors spend their time, creating a comfortable and inviting space can mean the difference between patients having a good experience of a negative one. 

Get the Solutions You Need Today

Marathon Building Environments carries a wide range of office, classroom, and healthcare solutions so you can create the environment you desire. If you’re unsure of the best path you get your space in top shape, our trained and experienced Solutioneers are ready to help guide you through the process and help you choose the right furniture and design. Contact Marathon Building Environments today to learn more or to schedule a consultation. 

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