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Post Pandemic Office Design Trends…

Post Pandemic Office Design Trends…

With the return of the office just a matter of days away, companies are under pressure to provide their employees with a work environment that trumps their sofas. The office is no longer considered just a place to work. It is now destination that should provide both professional and personal satisfaction. Throughout the pandemic we have continued to help businesses understand what it is their employees need, in order to help them create spaces that are worth commuting for. Offices will now need to work harder than ever before, and our designers have faced some of their biggest challenges yet…

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Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Looking to improve your office and want to find out everything you need to know about commercial furniture? Well you have come to the right place. Good quality furniture, enhances and complements our lifestyle. Like all our work surroundings, commercial furniture plays a significant role in improving your employees productivity and overall satisfaction at work. Furniture not only has great utility but has significant potential to make your workspace more functional, flexible and on brand – something that is now a priority for businesses bringing their employees back to the office.  It is important for businesses to not only have…

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An office worth commuting for…

An office worth commuting for…

It’s been over a year since we were asked to work from home and with the anniversary of our first national lockdown just around the corner, the question on many employers and employees minds alike is when can we return to the office? After months on end of working from our sofas, kitchen tables and spare rooms, business’ have been given the unique opportunity to rethink their working environments and delve deeper into what works for their employees and more importantly, what doesn’t. The pandemic has changed the face of office design and forced businesses to think about their workplace…

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A designers guide to improving your home office

A designers guide to improving your home office

Working from home during a national lockdown can definitely take its toll on your wellbeing and productivity levels, so in honor of ‘organise your home office day,’ here are a few top tips from our designers on how to give your workspace a little refresh and keep that positivity flowing: 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻 Try to sit next to or facing a window so that you can get plenty of natural light and fresh air. Incorporating nature into your working environment has also been demonstrated in various studies to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve productivity – so get…

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What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

Decoding our industry jargon As workplace creators, we are constantly surrounded by industry professionals who understand our working industry jargon, yet one should remember that these terminologies may mean nothing to our clients. While our colleagues at DeVono Cresa would happily engage us in a conversation concerning the merits of being able to influence the design of a CAT A ‘install’ to reduce the cost of a CAT B fit out, we recognise that most individuals looking to create their perfect workplace may not appreciate the difference between the two. For clients that have not been through the process of…

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What your employees expect from their workplaces…

What your employees expect from their workplaces…

Employees working needs and desires are forever evolving, making it hard for employers to know what your employees expect from workplaces today. Especially when it comes to understanding how our working environments and business practices can impact performance and happiness levels. We are constantly bombarded with the latest tips and trends for keeping different generations engaged and productive within the workplace. But when it comes to attracting and retaining new talent, it is important for employers to understand what people really want and expect from work spaces today. We believe there is no one better placed to enlighten us on…

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Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Are you looking for the next best move for your business and considering shared offices? We know this is no decision to take lightly and can be a headache, at the very least, weighing up the different options. With our experience working alongside various businesses to help them find the best solution for their working needs, we can take a load off your shoulders by sharing our insights on the pros and cons of co working. What’s next for your business? Working from home can seem like a great idea at first, with plenty of flexibility and free time to…

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Workplace design: Function over fun?

Workplace design: Function over fun?

With business needs constantly changing and evolving year on year, office design has to keep up by ensuring the workplace remains a space for businesses and people to thrive in. Slides, swings, ball ponds, and anything else that resembles a kid’s soft play area were once commercial interior ‘must haves’. Revered and ridiculed in equal measure, the trend towards putting the fun factor into the office was represented mostly by technology and media start-ups, with the likes of global giant, Google, leading by example. Fresh new firms appealed to a younger workforce with their office design du-jour screaming “you no…

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Designing the optimal office space

Designing the optimal office space

Office design has gone through immense change over the past 100 years. The evolution has been led not just by the type of businesses that occupy office space but by the proliferation of technology and the impact that this has had on the workforce. How, who and when we use office space are key factors in creating a productive and successful office design. American architect, David Dewane, works from the principle that the primary goal of our workspace should be to intentionally design it to nurture, develop and protect intensive brain activity that delivers genuine results. He has done this…

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