Workplace Lighting

Controls are the big topic of conversation at the moment. Light sources are only half the story because everyone knows the most efficient light source is one that’s turned off. The rise of controls has come hand in hand with the rise of LEDs, which can be dimmed and...

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Activity-Based Design

This trend of "Activity Based Design" is the combination of two other factors– the need for increased privacy and designing to promote collaboration. Together these can't work in the same space, activity-based design provides separate areas suited for a particular...

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Feature Storage: Think Beyond Functionality

Storage was once seen to serve a purely functional purpose, while it was usually finished in the same material as other furniture within the office space, it didn't go much further than that. Recently furniture has become more of a design feature for the workplace....

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TRENDS Report: A Mix Of Different Textures

We're seeing increased emphasis, from many companies, on using varied materials throughout the workplace to create environments that influence wellness and productivity. Products with a rich material vocabulary and textures provide designers with the opportunity to be...

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Hiding the Wires

Keith Scott at RI Group says one of his clients’ most requested solutions is help with eliminating wires and clutter from desktops and conference rooms. “Between wires, laptops and other electronic devices, to docking stations, paperwork and personal items, there are...

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Small Home Office Ideas

Small Home Office Ideas Get some inspiration from HGTV. These clever small home office ideas prove you don't have to give up your workspace just because you live in a small space....

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Best Desk Chairs for “Techies”

Programmers and other computer professionals have become important workers in every industry. No longer working just at tech companies, programmers are now a part of many teams across sectors and companies. However, their work life needs are often different from other...

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Powerful Colors

Color plays a big role in setting the mood and tone of an workspace. If your office feels dreary, brighten it up with some pops of color. The right shade depends on your company, industry and personal branding. For example, creative companies like graphic designers or...

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Make People Feel at Home…at Work!

Millennials want to feel comfortable at work, so when business owners create their office spaces, they should buy cool, comfortable furniture, which has been shown to increase employee well-being. This will ensure everyone is at peak performance throughout the...

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How To Encourage Exercise in The Office

Mindfulness has become a popular practice among Americans over the past decade. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that activities like yoga and meditation have increased among working adults between 2005 and 2015. If your team...

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A New, More Evolved Way to Sit at Your Desk

There’s so much talk these days about how inactivity brought on by too much sitting at work can cause a multitude of health issues, which is why standing desks have become so popular. If you’re not quite ready to take the standing approach, perhaps you can change how...

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Office Snapshots: Nissan Offices – Gurgaon

Nissan wanted a new age workplace that would reflect the company’s culture, foster collaboration, efficient and functional. The design included open work areas, semi open cabins, private offices, meeting areas for impromptu gatherings and a break out area which act as...

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Audi Office, São Paulo – Brazil

These are the offices of high end car manufacturer Audi, located in São Paulo, Brazil. Implanted in a total area of 1,500 m², the fluid layout was able to bring better synergy and communication between areas. The number of meeting rooms has been designed to perfectly...

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Green Office Space: Living Walls

With collaborative work environments being a predominant design trend, you'd think the walls are coming down in the work place. Not necessarily so! In fact, another emerging trend is incorporating greenery into office design. Rather than a lonely tree in the corner...

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Ceiling Design: Things Are Looking Up!

 A great example of ceiling design: http://lasvit.com/bespoke-glass-installations/contemporary/taikoo-place-apartments--341?i=0 Sometimes it feels as if we go through life with blinders on, only seeing a limited view of the world. Did you ever walk into a room you've...

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6 Reasons To Redesign The Workplace

Just as technology advances at a rapid pace, so do trends in office culture, company needs, etc. If you haven’t given office redesign a serious thought, here are some questions that might give you insight as to why you probably should. 1. Is the size of your space...

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Come Together: Questions About Managing The Merger

Perhaps some of the biggest office re-design challenges are borne out of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). M&As usually tend to be money or market driven, or a way to strengthen– or in some cases, save a company. Change, even when good, is often times uncomfortable, and...

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