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RBM X Feathr Collaboration now on sale!

Posted by Richard Ferris on Jun 1, 2017 2:53:32 PM

Launching last week during Clerkenwell Design Week, the RBM X Feathr collaboration brings together the design aesthetics of two contemporary Nordic brands, resulting in a series of versatile chairs covered in beautiful artwork from an international array of artists.

Simultaneously launched at design shows around the world, we take a look at how the world got it's first glimpse of this exciting new collaboration, and provide details on how you can get your hands on your very own piece of this exclusive new range.

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Topics: Design

7 must-see events of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 22, 2017 2:47:34 PM

Clerkenwell Design Week official opens for business tomorrow,  providing a three day showcase of the most innovative and imaginative offerings from across Central London's design community.

With over 200 brands, 90 showrooms and 300 events taking place, here's our top seven things to look out for across the three days of festivities.

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Topics: Design, Sustainability

Mindful Creativity @ Clerkenwell Design Week

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 22, 2017 10:00:50 AM

Health & Wellbeing. Two words which are increasingly visible in newspaper print and online, when talking about all aspects of our life. And no wonder. With the latest figures showing a further decline in standards across the UK, it's a topic that everyone should be waking up and paying attention to, if they wish to live a long and happy life. But what is the answer to this national dilemma?

To help us find out, we have invited 8 In the Universe to join us during Clerkenwell Design Week who will be hosting a one hour multi-sensory workshop entitled 'Mindful Creativity', reflecting their holistic approach to workplace wellbeing - mind, body and spirit. 

Register for Mindful Creativity Workshop Now! 

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Topics: Wellbeing, Design

Designing the perfect co-working environment

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 18, 2017 10:14:45 AM

Media Evolution City: Malmö, Sweden. Photo credit: Media Evolution/Sebastian Borg

A co-work space is a shared working environment where people work, network, share ideas and collaborate on projects. Freelancers, start-ups and multinational employees alike are regular users of these spaces, with many workers rejecting typical working conditions for more comfort, flexibility and a different working experience. They are ideal for people who have to travel frequently, new companies who are not ready to rent (or buy!) a permanent office, or for anyone interested in finding creative and contemporary place to work from.  

How a co-working space is designed and furnished is fundamental, as it is these aspects which create the conditions which make co-work environments attractive in the first place. In today’s blog we will look at some key elements to consider when designing a successful co-work space.

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Topics: Design

Flexible work is on the rise, but at what cost?

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Flexible working hours for many people is a dream come true. The ability to decide when and where you do you work is very appealing, and if disciplined, has been shown to increase productivity, efficiency and happiness.

However, with more and more people turning to remote working, ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals not in the office will become harder to measure, and new policies harder to enforce.

In today’s blog we examine how two major trends in the workplace - flexible working & employee wellbeing – appear to be on a collision course, and what we can do about it.

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Topics: Design, Ergonomics

Trends & Traditions 2017: A different approach to trade shows

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 26, 2017 9:38:04 AM

 

Trends & Traditions Copenhagen is not your typical trade fair. Hosted by Holmris.designbrokers, key players across the industry meet up to understand and discuss the latest, well, trends and traditions, in the world of furniture design. Lasting only one day, it’s a brief coming together of ideas that leaves a lasting impression.

For the third consecutive year, SB Seating was invited to showcase our latest designs from across all of our brands, and join the conversation.

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Topics: Design

Annual event unites human factor specialists - Next week!

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 19, 2017 9:27:37 AM

 

Do plants improve office wellbeing? How do you effective deal with health issues in the workplace? How do you measure it? These are just some of the questions being asked at EHF2017, the annual event held by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, sponsored by RH.

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Topics: Productivity, Ergonomics

Understanding how your company culture is your brand

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 12, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Earlier this year we saw how many organisations are unaware of how to instigate effective workplace benefit & amenity schemes. A lack of understanding when it comes to aligning perks with company values means that facilities at best go unused, and at worst have a negative effect on employee productivity and wellbeing. This isn’t always the case, and many companies successfully create a perk scheme which reflects and reinforces the company culture.

Today we look at some success stories from around the world, showing how a little bit of thought can create an effective amenity strategy which benefits everyone whilst also increasing the attractiveness of working within the company.

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Topics: Wellbeing, Facilities Management

How the way you sit can change the way you work

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 5, 2017 12:44:32 PM

One of the biggest barriers to productivity in the workplace is a breakdown in communication. Without regular dialogue, teams can lose focus on the bigger picture, strategies can get muddled, and individuals are more likely to be misunderstood. Whilst recent advances in technology have made it easier than ever for people to communicate quickly and across vast distances, it has reduced the amount of face-to-face contact people have, and in the workplace multiple studies have shown this to have an adverse effect on productivity. Productivity isn’t the only benefit of Face-to-Face time. Getting people talking in real life can increase happiness and creativity, and instil a sense of belonging.

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Topics: Productivity, Design

HÅG feature in one month exhibit at the Biennale of Design in Saint Etienne

Posted by Richard Ferris on Mar 24, 2017 11:13:29 AM

The 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne kicked off earlier this month, with over 200,000 expected to visit during the month long event which features an exciting array of installations and events across the UNESCO City of Design, transforming the city into an experimental laboratory of Innovation.

T&P Work Unit are the design & architect firm behind one of the central exhibits, which explores the links between design and work in the office industry, with the HÅG Capisco selected to feature as the office chair of choice.

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Topics: Design