Open space, reinventing a 1950s trend

The concept of “open space” emerged in Germany around 1950, after the Second World War. Bürolandschaft defined the concept of a single-room layout, with no partitions or divisions, and work tables arranged functionally. One of the main objectives was to improve the work environment and ease communication and relations between the different workers.


Today, this technique has entered the home, with interior design that favours large open spaces. The desire for aesthetics and functionality dispenses with all secondary walls, merging rooms such as the dining room and kitchen and even the bedroom.


Open space can be applied to both small and large homes, improving and maximising their qualities. The design allows light to disperse throughout, with a greater sensation of welcoming, pleasant, clear space. By removing obstacles such as walls, less lighting is required and ventilation is faster and more efficient.


For the decoration, a minimalist design is recommended, with few elements to avoid any sense of clutter. As for colour, white is usual, in keeping with the aesthetic style and to maximise light, combined with other tones provided by natural materials such as wood.


Although the different rooms are merged into one, there are various ways to clearly define areas. A popular method is to use different flooring materials or furnishings that act as divisions.


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