Ergonomic Seating: The Brass Tacks

As workplace design becomes more sophisticated and inclusive, architects, designers and project managers alike are continuing to learn more about the science behind ergonomic seating. The true objective of an ergonomic seating is to provide not only the proper function, but to ensure all important aspects surrounding user comfort and is not just limited to work chairs but applies to other office chairs and lounges. People who are more comfortable in their seats, are more likely to be able to contribute to workplace productivity for longer durations. Seating that fails to provide effective support and adjustability can significantly increase spinal stresses, resulting

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Introducing the King Dome

We recently introduced the King Dome light designed by Dowel Jones, with YellowTrace, Domus, Trendland, SohoMod and StudioHome featuring the lights. King Dome is a series of simple spun metal and rod lights available in 3 variations. Versatile in it’s application, King Dome focuses on silhouette and intersecting line with the thin metal structure creating grid like formations within spaces.       For more information, get in touch by email. About the Designers Dowel Jones is a young design studio operating out of Melbourne, Australia. Started in 2013 by Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch as an extension of LAB DE STU, an award-winning independent Melbourne

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Five Quick Ways to Make Your Workspace More Ergonomic!

Considering all the hours you spend logging in at the workplace, it’s easy to forget about your body’s needs when you’re juggling multiple deadlines and projects — that is of course until your body sends you a painful reminder. Save yourself some strain with these quick ergonomically friendly tips! This can also help designers in what to consider when building the perfect workplace for your client.   1. Take a step back. It’s great that you’re dedicated to meeting those deadlines, but unless something is due right this second, walk away from your workstation every few hours, even if it’s

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A Healthy Workplace is a Happy Workplace

 In today’s competitive business landscape, employees are logging more hours at the office than ever before. Since so much time is devoted to office work, office design should place a strong emphasis on what makes for a healthy workday. After all, design which takes health and wellness into account not only affects the personal wellbeing of the employees, but also the effectiveness of the business and consequently its productivity. Here are some design solutions you to keep in mind to optimize workplace health and safety: Ergonomics and usability. The purpose of work place ergonomics is to increase the comfort, safety and efficiency

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Transitioning to a Wireless Workplace

The use of mobile in the workspace has become more prevalent in recent years. Offices have evolved to accommodate these changes. What things should you consider when designing an office to be more mobile friendly? Virtual meetings and cloud storage are both essential if you’d like your office to be wireless and reduce the need for workers to be in the office. Being able to meet with your team from anywhere in the world is a huge advantage and opens up the workforce to great team members that may be outside of your geographical area. Meeting systems such as GoToMeeting and

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Small Details To Tie Your Office Design Together

It can be easy to forget about the little things in interior design like power outlet covers and door knobs. We rarely give it a second thought but that gives it all the more reason to catch our attention when it’s out of the ordinary. For some, even the furniture isn’t as planned out as it should be. It’s the details that make an office stand out from boring ones. Take the opportunity to display your great attention to detail and impress your clients by putting a little more emphasis on often overlooked furnishings. So what things should be on

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Design That Tells Employees: Make Yourself At Home!

As businesses look to stake their place as industry leaders, team members are logging more hours in the workplace than ever before. The lines between work and home life, are quickly becoming more blurred. For this reason, many organizations are following suite and working overtime to make the office feel like a home away from home for their employees. This trend is known as the domestication of the workplace, and it’s front and centre in current design trends. While the trend lends itself to creating a more eclectic, comfortable space, it also works as a tool for recruitment and retention

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How Can You Get The Most Out of Your Office?

With rising real estate costs in CBDs like Sydney, Melbourne and many other international cities around the world, designers and staff are increasingly challenged with doing the most with the least amount of space. How do we maximize the limited space that we have to work with? When you’ve got a small office, you’ve got to be smarter in the way that you operate. It’s easy to let the clutter build up and make the office feel tiny. This is where a few simple changes can make a huge difference. Organization is much more important when space is limited. We

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Prefabricated Office Spaces Make Room for Growth

In today’s increasingly complex, diverse, mobile and environmentally conscious business landscape, organizations are facing increased pressure to curate office spaces designed to meet the diverse needs and values of their employees. Prefabricated office spaces show great promise as they are easily customized to be any size, allow for multiple stories and often integrate modular device and furniture solutions that promote collaboration and increased productivity. Prefabricated office spaces also reduce waste and boost sustainability as they are often built using several recycled products and materials. To keep your modular workplace ahead of the curve, you can also request the integration of Universal

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Universal Design – Building for Everyone

While the concept of Universal Design is relatively new to the world of architecture and design, there is an increasing demand for more inclusive spaces and products that promote accessibility, safety and convenience for an increasingly diverse population and their wide range of needs. The expectation to ensure all people, regardless of age, size, cultural identity, ability or disability are treated equally in building environments is quickly becoming the norm across the globe. For this reason, project managers should consider integrating Universal Design strategies into their plans regarding products and spaces. Architects, product designers, engineers and environmental designers can become

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