What is commercial interior design?
Commercial space design is the interior design done in commercial spaces such as offices, retail spaces, restaurants, lobbies and other public spaces.
Commercial interior spaces must be designed to be fully functional in allowing companies to conduct business effectively. The impact of a well-designed interior space on business productivity is significant. The layout and flow of the office or retail space is also very important to the customer and employee experience as long as it has a direct impact on the long-term operation of the business.
For a commercial design company, from the initial planning of the store, to the implementation, and finally to the delivery, the skill of its design is to understand the consumers and design an interior environment that meets their preferences, which is where the real art of commercial space design lies.
5 Rules for Designing Commercial Spaces
1) Maintain the versatility of the structure
For commercial interior structural elements, the best way to ensure that interior spaces are easily converted is to keep them versatile. This applies particularly to purely commercial locations such as restaurants, retail spaces and offices. For example, in commercial spaces in airports, cubicles are planned and spaced in such a way that it is easy to customize and move stores around without fuss. The same applies to any commercial space where innovative ideas for office interior planning and design are optimally accomplished so that conversions and frequent adjustments are easy.
2) Consider technology implementation
In the commercial sector, a seamless technology implementation system is crucial. When planning the design of a commercial space, adequate thought and convenience should be provided for telecommunications systems (including telephone, computer networks, television and overhead media). A common requirement is to implement an appropriate plan for centralized or decentralized digital control. The key is to address the comfort and efficiency of employees and guests within the context of their own activities. When taking interior design courses, students must understand that aesthetic design also has functional importance, which is a key aspect of commercial space design.
3) Maintaining Aesthetic Upgrades
Commercial space design also addresses the aesthetic creativity of interior decoration. Elements in a presentation can be changed and altered in a timely manner without affecting basic brand parameters (e.g., brand palette). For example, office interiors should be designed with designated convertible areas that creatively leverage office décor ideas, allowing workplace entertainments to be utilized and changed without impacting the more stable structure of the building.
4) Provide personalized spaces
For customer-based services such as hotels and restaurants, making customers feel at home is all about giving them the option to get the environment and services according to their preferences. Developing a commercial space design plan to create spaces that cater to individual interests and preferences can be very beneficial to a business. In today’s competitive business scenario, reliability is a key factor in determining customer retention.
5) Always ensure safety
In any architectural structure, safety is of paramount importance. Security features should be substantially integrated into the interior design. For design purposes, no safety regulations can be sacrificed. Safety is not only a statutory requirement, but a moral obligation for both the interior designer and the client.
Following these five simple rules will ensure that commercial spaces are designed for safety, soundness and functionality, as well as aesthetic design.