Office Cubicle Design & Layout Inspirations

Office Cubicle Design & Layout Inspirations

Office cubicle design and layouts can be as varied as the businesses they go into, so choosing the right one can be a difficult process.

To help make your choice a little easier, we’ve come up with a few office desk and office cubicle design examples for inspiration, as chosen by our clients. If you think any of these ideas would suit your office, let our team at Future Fitouts know and we can help incorporate your chosen look onto your office fitout project.

Things to Consider

When choosing the ideal cubicles for your office, you’ll need to consider a few things first:

  • The size of the room
  • The number of employees you have and expect to gain in the future
  • The type of work your employees do
  • The amount of privacy your employees need
  • If drawers, shelving or lighting should be included with the cubicles

So, whether you’re looking to save space or you want to create a more meaningful space, we hope these real-life examples below can give you some inspiration.

Rectangle Desks and Cubicles

Rectangle cubicles come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, with varying levels of privacy. From one large, shared rectangle desk with dividing screens through the centre to individual tables sitting side by side or back to back, in a neat line or square – when you have this simple and versatile shape to work with, anything goes!

Our client After Dark IT opted for a simple rectangle desk layout. Because they’re an IT company, not a lot of physical paperwork is required to do the job, so a large amount of desk space isn’t needed. Instead, they saved money and space by having single larger tables divided into four smaller work areas with partitions, allowing the one desk to be used by four people.


Some workplaces, however, require more privacy. By having dividers on the back and sides, employees feel less exposed. The partitions used in the image below are also lined in fabric so employees can pin important tasks to the walls of their cubicle. This simple addition offers even more ways to make use of the space while also reducing desk clutter.

The desks at Western Union show that cubicles don’t need to be boring. Adding a colourful partition can really brighten up an office space! By having a long rectangular desk with a divider in the middle and seating on either side, Western Union was able to make the best of the long and relatively narrow floor plan they had to work with.


Some extra space and privacy can also be incorporated into a rectangular desk design by including an additional filing cabinet or storage space next to it, just like C&K had done in their head office. This is a great way to combine a larger surface area with much-needed storage for files.

L-Shaped Cubicles and Desks

L-shaped cubicles offer the added benefit of more desk space and improved privacy. Rather than having other employees sitting on either side of your desk in full view at a rectangle table, at an L-shaped desk, colleagues are not within line of sight while they are looking at the computer screen.

At Australian Finance Group, each employee has plenty of space at their desks, and the partitions make them feel more private, making it easier for them to concentrate on their work.


Having no partitions attached to desks, however, can make an office space look bigger and more open. Teach Starter opted for large L-shaped desks with no dividers, so they had more than enough space to work while also being able to easily see and speak with fellow employees if they need to.


Larger work cubicle spaces can also be created with 4 L-shaped desks placed together to form a cubed office nook. When combined with high partitions, this little nook almost looks like its own office. Burbank Homes pulled off this look perfectly below. This option is great for staff who work in teams while also offering privacy from the rest of the office.


Curved Cubicles and Desks

If you want your office space to stand out, going with a non-traditional curved desk can help pull off a unique look while also providing the same practicalities and functionalities of a standard cubicle and desk.

ACSO was one such client who opted for a slightly different take on the traditional desk and cubicle design. The desks they chose were long and featured a slight curve, so when each desk was placed together end to end, they would form a circle.


ACSO also decided to change up the layout across the office floor, with some desks positioned back to back while others were lined next to each other for employees who would be required to liaise and work together regularly.


Cubicles and Desks from Future Fitouts

While some workplace interior designers out there may encourage tearing down all the cubicles and embracing an open work space, the fact is, this idea just doesn’t work for everyone, and one size certainly doesn’t fit all when it comes to office cubicle design.

At Future Fitouts, we want to implement a desk and cubicle arrangement that best suits your type and style of work and also reflects the unique needs of your business. Contact us today online or by calling us on 1300 368 461 if you’d like to learn more about our office space planning and how we can develop the best office cubicle design and layout for your office fitout.