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  • Good ergonomics is about moving and standing as well as sitting

    Posted on June 24, 2017 by admin

    Although the idea has been around for a long time, workplace ergonomics first came to prominence in the wake of the intensive growth in the use of computers. That wasn’t really all that long ago, maybe 25 years, but its legacy is already a fairly fixed and traditional idea of the ideal workstation and the […]

  • Have I got hues for you? The role of colour in office design

    Posted on March 13, 2017 by admin

    Colour forecasting is one of the often under-the-radar disciplines that help to identify and shape trends in product and interior design. That is why designers keep an eye out for the latest announcements from Pantone or DuPont for their colours of the year, seek the guidance of organisations such as the International Colour Authority or […]

  • The enduring appeal and functionality of offices and paper

    Posted on September 13, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    When it comes to looking at the future of work and workplaces, there is a tendency for people to think in terms of absolutes. There are no two better examples of this than the ‘death of the office’ and the ‘paperless office’. Both are based on very similar ideas. The thinking behind them appears to […]

  • Some positive thinking on facilities management and the environment

    Posted on August 17, 2016 by Charles Marks

    There is a theory that when companies talk about issues such as corporate social responsibility they are doing so because it helps them to achieve their business goals, including those relating to facilities management. This is the coldly rational thing to do according to people like free market guru Milton Friedman who argues that companies […]

  • Five lessons we learned during Clerkenwell Design Week

    Posted on June 6, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Whatever you might be told, the main thing to take away from an event like Clerkenwell Design Week is not so much which new products have been launched so much as what they tell us about changing trends in the way we work. The very best designs will invariably reflect the biggest challenges currently facing […]

  • The design of office furniture tells us everything about the way we work

    Posted on May 19, 2016 by Paul Goodchild

    ‘Our furniture,’ wrote J G Ballard, ‘constitutes an external constellation of our skin areas and body postures’. Of all the things we buy, except our clothes, furniture is the most intimate, the one we spend most time in contact with. In the case of office furniture, it is also the ‘external constellation’ of the organisation’s […]

  • 100% Design show mapped out the future path for office design

    Posted on October 8, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The last few years have been marked by something of an existential crisis for the office and the next few will no doubt be exactly the same. For a long time now, the media have been asking questions about the potential death of the office but frankly we’ve been hearing this talk for over a quarter of […]

  • Using workplace design to make buildings inclusive for everybody

    Posted on September 17, 2015 by Charles Marks

    Part Three of the Disability Discrimination Act appears to have turned into one of those pieces of legislation that often generates understanding of what it actually is in inverse proportion to the amount of press coverage it generates. In part, this is down to bandwagon-jumping commercial interests who inadvertently or otherwise tend to obscure the […]