So, you feel that your business needs are not being met by your current workspace – this maybe due to increasing staff numbers, changes in working practices, increased demand for machinery, more stock holding space, physical degradation or a combination of elements, for example – what should you consider in order to get the desired result?
Modern offices are always on the look out for futuristic furniture that provides more purpose than it’s initial function. In 2018 we see office furniture designers pushing the boundaries to provide the next best piece of furniture that embodies everything the modern office requires and more.
Whilst the ‘traditional’ view of Japanese workspaces is one of ‘robot-like efficiency’, a move is now underway to provide workspaces to promote creativity, well-being and productivity. Are there any lessons to be learned for UK businesses looking to relocate or undertake and office fit out or refurbishment?
When Facebook selected to move their HQ to a pre-existing set of buildings in Menlo Park, their brief to interior designers Gensler was that the fit-out should be “open, mobile, socially connected, dimensionally aware, culturally relevant and personally sustaining“. How did this philosophy-led approach to interior design be realised and ware there any lessons that can be learnt from their approach?
When it comes to designing an office environment you would usually imagine a very standard design, right? Well, in 2018, the standard table, chairs and desktop computer isn’t good enough for some of the most well known businesses and brands in the world.
The world of office design, as with any sphere of industry, is replete with buzzwords and nomenclature to describe various concepts from the practical and mundane to the ideological and unusual. Many paradigms swiftly come and go but at the very cutting edge sits biophilic design … and it’s prevalence is growing apace.