Interior Office Design

Interior office design

Wat houdt het project in?

The Fontys research chair Cross-Border Business Development is member of the European Association for Knowledge Economy (EURECO). Central aim of the members of the association is to conduct applied research on a European level. Within this association, Vincent Pijnenburg is the director for South-Netherlands.

One of the researches is called "Effect of modern interior office design on employee wellbeing in the border region".

A lot of people will have seen the modern and innovative offices big corporations like Google offer. But does the modern interior office design have an effect on the employee wellbeing? Will the way the office is design change the way we feel about work, change how motivated we are, maybe even improve our health? This research aims to find out if it does and to what degree. 

But first, what actually defines modern or innovative or even sustainable interior office design? What are key characteristics? Are there different levels of modernisation?

Everyone who has crossed the border between Germany and the Netherlands will have noticed the small but existing changes. The question is, is there also a difference when working across the border in terms of interior office design? This research will compare the results of both border regions – Limburg and NRW – to see if there are differences and if so, what effect they have on the employee well-being.


Vincent Pijnenburg,, +31 8850 772 55.