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The Collaboration Fixation

‘Collaborative’ is now as ubiquitous a word to the furniture industry as ‘Organic’ is to the food industry. Collaboration areas have risen to a must-have item on all commercial interior design concepts and requirements, with most large firms making it a priority.   But why are these areas so vital to an organization? Here’s a great analogy from a popular …

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Furniture 101 – Difference between Desking & Benching Systems

An increasing number of new offices are starting to embrace and adopt the open-plan trend, all in an effort to promote more minimalist and collaborative environments. The furniture industry – manufacturers and designers alike, have noticed a shift in interest towards Benching Systems, leaving behind the older Desking systems. As with most trends, facts tend to get misplaced or ignored …

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Acoustics – Have we heard enough ?

“Distraction is the most corrosive disease of 20th century” – James Victore I can’t see that being any different in the 21st century – While it is difficult to address all the latest distraction of this century in the book – that can range from watching cat videos on ‘Youtube’ to going on a ‘Connect’ mission on Linkedin, we can …

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Fabrics, going beyond patterns and weaves

Fabric properties go far beyond the obvious visual and surface-level attributes. The fabric selection process is usually towards the end of the design process, but should not be ignored. Depending on the type of usage and the environment the furniture is going into, selecting the right upholstery is critical if you expect the material to last long. What you need …

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Color me Productive

A color is an explicit expression of personality and taste. Picking the right color can be a tricky affair ; besides individual tastes in color being subjective, it’s also important to pick a color that fits your company image and nature of work. It affects an outsider’s perception of your business. But moving beyond the aesthetic appealof colors, it’s been proven …

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Biophilia – Using Nature to Nurture Modern Workspaces

What is Biophilia ? Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Research suggests that buildings that contain features of preferred natural environments will be more supportive of human well-being and performance than those that do not contain these features. Until the past few years, plants were not a core element involved in interior design. It’s …

Height Adjustable Desks – Here’s what you need to know

“Sitting is the new smoking !” – Scientists and workspace consultants have been pushing this one for quite some time now. If you’re wondering why, check out this piece from nextdesk. We’re pretty much one activist campaign away from slapping stickers on every task chair being sold with the message ‘Sitting Kills’ ! The solution – Height Adjustable Desks or …

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Melamine, Laminate, Veneer – Understanding the difference

Probably one of the most incorrectly interchanged words in the furniture industry – melamine, laminate & veneer. Understandably so if you consider how all three can look so deceptively similar.  When it comes to commercial furniture, the topic will most likely pop-up when having to pick work-surface tops, although it’s not restricted to just desking. We’ve broken down the three …