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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 …

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The Future of Work – 7 Tech Trends that are redefining the traditional work culture

If you’re tech geeks like we are, you’ll look at the past decade like it was the stone age. Advances in Software and automation are redefining the way business is conducted. We’re now more mobile and remote than ever, owing to a ten-fold increase in the speed at which we can access information. As a result, companies, big and small, …

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The not-so-technical guide to picking an ergonomic chair

Every manufacturer’s got the one chair they consider their gold standard ergonomic chair. Then you’ve got the knock-offs and the generic models that flood the market. But beyond the obvious aesthetic differences, it can be hard to differentiate the technical elements that make each chair unique. The Ergonomic Chair check-list Height A task chair should be able to accommodate users …

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LEED Building or LEED Product – Which one is it ?

There’s no such thing as a LEED certified product.The LEED certification, bestowed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) applies only to buildings and construction , interior design, operations & maintenance, developments & homes. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money. It’s important to …

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Wellness & Well-being Deconstructed

Wellness is all the craze right now across the globe, it’s our industry’s new sexy buzz word! What happened to collaboration, sustainability, acoustics or ergonomics? Would you believe it, it’s all of that and a bag of chips! 😉 Why all the talk about Wellness? There is a ton of statistics on the cost of poor ergonomics. Below are just …

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8 expert cost saving tips to furnish your workspace

Value engineer – (VE) by definition is a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, is the ratio of function to cost. Value can therefore be increased by either improving the function or reducing the cost. In the construction industry, however, its most common purpose is …