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  • How adversity and chaos can help to foster personal creativity

    Posted on December 30, 2015 by Charles Marks

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    We may live in a knowledge economy in a world where the most highly prized people as far as employers are concerned are knowledge workers, but the thing that sets us apart from the machines is not knowledge at all, but creativity. Acquiring managing and sharing knowledge is essential, but it’s what we do with […]

  • Branding in workplace design plays an increasingly important role

    Posted on November 27, 2015 by Paul Goodchild

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    When people talk about the pace of change in the modern world, they often refer to the speed at which technology develops. In fact, almost every aspect of the world in which we live is subject to near continuous change. In the case of artworks and branding in workplace design, the world is shifting very […]

  • Case study: Dewynters relocation to new London office

    Posted on November 10, 2015 by Charles Marks

    It’s easy enough to know when you’re in London’s Theatreland. The signs are all around – on the billboards and up in lights. Yet behind all of this front of house showmanship,  there is a tremendous amount of work going on backstage, much of it ignored by punters and much of it happening in offices […]

  • How designers copy nature to create new and extraordinary forms

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by Charles Marks

    Humans have a long track record of turning to Nature for inspiration. When Leonardo da Vinci turned his mind to the challenge of acquiring the power of flight for mankind, his sketches show he believed the solution lay in mimicking the form and function of bat wings. We’ve learned a lot about aerodynamics since the […]

  • How organic design reflects the way people move around a building

    Posted on October 17, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The story goes that, after Rem Koolhaas had been appointed to design the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of technology in 2003, the legendary architect noticed how students had created their own pathways between the existing buildings on the site. The site of the new building included a field in which they […]

  • Four of the world’s most important office design trends

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by Charles Marks

    What has become increasingly apparent over recent years is that the forces that drive the latest trends in workplace thinking are truly global. But what is also pretty clear is that they are reshaped by local cultures and legislation as well, which mean their outcomes can be somewhat different on a practical level. One reason […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why we should disbelieve the hype about the death of the office

    Posted on September 30, 2015 by Charles Marks

    We’ve been hearing about the death of the office for at least a couple of decades now.  One of the latest reports to write its obituary arrives courtesy of PwC. The Future of Work: A Journey to 2022 claims that a quarter of 10,000 people surveyed in the UK, Finland, and Germany believe that the […]