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Month: May 2016

  • 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 […]

  • Clerkenwell Design Week preview

    Posted on May 18, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Clerkenwell Design Week is both a very British and a truly International sort of event. It is subject to the vagaries of early British Summer in a way that Milan Design Week isn’t. Yet at the same time it is able to take advantage of the decision of the UK’s office design and contracts sector […]

  • Proofs of the link between workplace design and productivity? Here are three

    Posted on May 18, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Three recent studies have joined the already extensive body of work linking workplace design and productivity. The most extensive is the research carried out by communications consultancy Lansons which looks at every aspect of the British workplace to uncover the experiences and most commonly held perceptions of around 4,500 workers nationwide. The study is broken down […]

  • Case study: Imagine Cruising’s Wiltshire headquarters

    Posted on May 4, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Growth and change always create welcome problems for successful businesses. One of the most common for all firms as they thrive and grow is creating the right sort of working environment in which they can flourish. This is not just about finding enough space, but also the right kind of space. One that fosters creativity, […]

  • The future of work and a new era of smart buildings

    Posted on May 4, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    There was a time when a smart building was one that could adapt to meet the needs of occupants or to changing environmental conditions. It would include things like motion sensors to turn lights off if nobody was using a room as well building controls to open and close windows and adjust sun shades to […]