The open-concept office furniture creates a workspace free of dividing walls has taken off in the United States over the last decade and spread from tech startups to more established industries like media and advertising agencies. Research done on how good the design is for business is mixed. The study showed open office environment does foster collaboration, it also can decrease productivity.
Of course, open office furniture can also be used in traditional offices as well. Cubicle open concept clusters like the above image can be used for research and development, engineering, and even newspaper companies who divide projects into individual assignments that are completed by specific members of each team.