The benefits of tiered office seating in office design:
Before we start sharing some of the tiered seating solutions that our furniture experts are now recommending to clients, let’s first explore the benefits of implementing grandstand seating in your workspace…
Make the most of space
One of the most unique and prominent benefits of bleacher bench seating is that it provides a smart use of space—especially important if you're furnishing a small area or planning to downsize your office. Where space is limited, it is more important than ever that every nook and cranny adds value. Tiered seating supports this by doubling down as a storage solution and leveraging a vertical design (not just a horizontal one), but more on both of those factors later.
Provide a multifunctional "third space"
"'This space' is a space that can be used for all tasks, and if designed and implemented correctly, it strives to support any task the user performs. For example, you can have a space designed for focused work, or you can have a space designed for collaboration And the designed space – the third space is really a multifunctional setting that can be used for all of the above. It’s a space where the lines are blurred.”
Tiered seat support provides "third space", a non-standard, flexible and versatile setup that can be used for a variety of tasks and users. This is a microenvironment that does not need to have a dedicated purpose, but is best left to oscillate between the needs of different workforce members on any given date or project.
Office design-led space division solutions
In the post-pandemic workplace, space division is an important part of the design scheme, but that doesn't necessarily mean unsightly plastic screens. Bleach can be used as the perfect way to divide the work environment and express the separation between settings.
Optimized storage in larger stands
Some tiered seating products also offer integrated storage options, which, as we mentioned above, are a perfect example of how multi-function can come into play. Whether it's liftable seats or built-in drawers, clever ways to add more storage to your workspace are always welcome, right?
Reconfigurable and reactive flexibility
Things like Bene's PIXEL box (pictured below) - which we used for many years in our first showroom furniture renovation in Manchester - are fantastic if you're looking for flexibility and dynamic design. Configuring your own tiered seating with this type of product means you can expand, rearrange or shrink it according to tasks and requirements.