The New Rules of Office Design

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The sofa is back in business.

A dingy couch in the waiting area is not what we mean. This is about making employees – not guests – comfortable. From break rooms to meeting rooms to hallways, comfy chairs and design-conscious couches and ottomans abound. Big River in Richmond, Virginia, chose to perch soft sofas and country-style chairs around its office for a living-room vibe.