Working hard today? Maybe you can take a quick break to check out these commercial office spaces from the 1980s. If you caught our recent post on the ’80 home office, consider this a follow-up. Because things got a lot glossier when it came to corporate spaces. Mirrored ceilings and tables were not out of the question, nor was designer furniture and an abundance of angles, as shown in the images above from Commercial Interiors International. Below we see how shades of purple can make a big impact in the workplace, thanks to this 1980 image from Tumblr End of Line:
Let’s quickly recap. Mirrored surfaces—check. An abundance of potted greenery—check. Let’s add modern art, marble and brass to the mix. Check out the screen shots below from the 1987 film Baby Boom (see more images here):
Who says you can’t bring a little bit of neon to the workplace? Is there really a better way to accentuate a sculptural wall?! Here’s another gem from Commercial Interiors International:
Really lucky ’80s professionals worked in offices where the modern artwork was fabulous. We’re talking high-end pieces by the likes of Frank Stella, as shown in the montage below featuring screen shots from The Secret of My Success:
Read more about the ’80s yuppie life right here at Mirror80. Here’s one more ’80s office image, this time from Season 1 of Halt and Catch Fire. Mirror80 can’t wait for the premiere of Season 2 this Sunday, May 31st! The image below is from Mashable, and you can read a lot more about the ’80s look of the film in this design post.
Do you work in an office that hasn’t been remodeled since the ’80s? Tell us about some of your favorite design features of the space by leaving a comment below…