3 Essential Hardware Tips for Commercial Spaces

3 Essential Hardware Tips for Commercial Spaces
Health and safety provisions continue to be of paramount importance to designers.


3 Essential Hardware Tips for Commercial Spaces



Things tend to look a little different in some areas when it comes to interiors for commercial and hospitality establishments, and as health and safety provisions continue to be of paramount importance to designers, we cover a few of the basics.

1. Privacy Screens – The most obvious and now ubiquitous design development is the inclusion of Privacy Screens. Acrylic shields everywhere - some securely fastened into the furniture or custom fitted for a clean retrofit installation, others fashioned out of makeshift stands and crudely attached to furniture. Whatever the case, these privacy screens and safety barriers no longer seem like a short-term solution but rather a lasting design consideration going forward for offices, retail establishments, and commercial spaces. Mockett offers a variety of panel brackets for privacy screens that are easy to install on your furniture – clamp to the edge of your desk or mount through the desk and secure underneath for a more permanent installation. It’s also very possible that your floorplan or desk configuration(s) have changed with all the new developments, so the edge-mount brackets are perfect for adaptable setups and dynamic work spaces that require reconfiguring from time to time.

Commercial Space Hardware

Commercial Space Hardware

2. Power Into Furniture – One constant throughout the changing design landscape is the dependency on personal mobile electronic devices. Work and social connections are still conducted on the go, and users still need occasional access to charging amenities, especially when traveling or out for extended periods. Power grommets installed into furniture offer convenient access to fulfill those charging needs. Open-faced power grommets are the best choice for commercial environments with public or shared access as they require very little, or even no touching when plugging in power and USB cables and can be operated without touching to activate. Power Grommets are great for use in work desks and conference tables, bar tops and public charging benches, or even into lounge furniture like chairs and sofas. Mockett offers hundreds of styles and configurations in a variety of finishes to best match your décor.

Commercial Space Hardware

Commercial Space Hardware

3. Alternative Operability – Touch surfaces like door handles and drawer and cabinet pulls in shared or public spaces will always be difficult to manage when it comes to cleaning. It will be nearly impossible to prevent all spread of germs when it comes to hardware that requires handling to operate, but we can start to rethink some of those applications. For instance, why not operate lower cabinets with a foot pull instead of a handle? And why not offer alternative solutions to operating door handles like forearm cuffs to open with your arm instead of gripping the handle with your hand? These are just two of the latest updates for common shared-use concerns with more to come as we continue to think of more design solutions to assist with our daily lives.

Commercial Space Hardware

Commercial Space Hardware

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