Dealing with Office Acoustics

Many companies have moved to open floor plans in their office buildings. It’s estimated that about 70% of offices have an open floor plan. The open office concept was created in the 50’s to promote communication among workers. It was meant to unify a company and help them to create better ideas. However, your clients and customers may have complained that this type of office floor plan has done the opposite for them. Many are finding that an open floor plan can be difficult to manage if not planned properly. With little to buffer the noise, many have found it

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Convertible Furniture for a Flexible Workplace

In order to keep up in today’s complex and constantly evolving business landscape, companies accustomed to traditional workspaces must begin to integrate furniture solutions that allow for more flexibility in the workplace. There’s been a lot of conversation surrounding office design and how far it can go to motivate employees, improve productivity and build a brand known for being up-to-the-minute. As a result, companies are creating interesting, custom-branded spaces. In fact, streamlining the workplace has become a norm across the globe as companies look to minimize costs and optimize opportunities. Not all offices have incredible amounts of raw space – and

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Workplace Furniture That ‘Stands’ Out

With an average of more than one-third of our daily lives being spent in the workplace,work-based health and wellness initiatives are taking significant precedent as they are being weaved into the traditional office environment. In fact, numerous studies have shown that promoting employee health improves workplace morale, increases productivity and in turn, drives revenue. We’re taking the workplace taking health-positive movement to a new level, by introducing a true ergonomic furniture solution. The Sit-to-Stand Paustian Table makes moving from sitting to standing—and back again—a natural part of your day. Combined with the right chair, it gives you a full range

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Woodmark products featured in Local Design exhibition

Berlin style meets Sydney desires in a new creative concept space produced and curated by Industrial Designer Tom Fereday and Stylist Emma Elizabeth. The Chippendale-based Local Design Space on Kensington Street currently displays our Serif Stool by Charles Wilson and Myni Chair by Matthew Sheargold in a new colourblocked finish. Kensington Street is being developed as a cultural hub on the Eastern boundary of the Central Park complex. The pieces can be viewed till October 2015 at 46-48 Kensington Street Chippendale. Please see www.localdesign.com.au for more details. It’s time for designers to fight back by thinking global and creating local,

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MaxHarper Portrait

Inside the Designer’s Studio – Max Harper

On this edition of “Inside the Designer’s Studio” we had the pleasure to chat with Max Harper, the mind behind the Corker Light Series. Sydney born and raised, Max’s designs were discovered by Luxmy in Milan earlier this year, we have since then started this collaboration and recently launched his amazing series of lights at Sydney Indesign 2015. Max’s interview is inspirational and unpretentious. A must read. 1) Tell us a bit about you. I was born and raised in Sydney, after some initially studying  drafting, I decided to go to RMIT to study industrial design where I kept my head down

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Inside the Designer’s Studio – Caren Elliss

Meet Caren Elliss and find out what excites this Adelaide based designer responsible for the successful Splinter Stools discovered at Workshopped14 by Luxmy Furniture CEO, Priyanka Rao. 1) Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m an Adelaide based designer that has a Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree (honours). I have spent 2 years training with The Jam Factory and I have recently started my own studio. 2) How did you get into design? I had started to admire the design of everyday ‘things’ and found out that the designing of these things was called Industrial Design. So I applied to University, got in

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Write-On Veneer

A veneer wall or table top that you can write on, that is superior in quality and can be easily cleaned? This is all possible thanks to Luxmy’s Write-On texture. The applications and possibilities are endless: from the offices, schools and university walls, to restaurants menu boards, collaboration and meeting rooms, the Write-On texture can be applied to any veneer surface. Send us an enquiry today.          

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Sydney Indesign – Event Wrap Up

So much happened at our showroom during Sydney Indesign 2015. From a fun and exciting photo booth to an engaging and meaningful DQ talk (hosted by Luxmy Furniture) where we discussed the future of authentic design and the problem of replicas on the Australian market, to an amazing wrap up party that brought those 2 days to a perfect end. Our guests started the Saturday Indesign morning with insights and ideas on how we move forward to solve the problem of replicas that is eminent on the Australian market. Our panel consisted of House Rules judge Joe Snell, award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner

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Hill Street Bonfire

The Hill Street Precinct Project came together as part of Sydney Indesign  and as a collaboration of 4 amazing teams from Workshopped, Euroluce, Arthur G and Luxmy Furniture. Like an unison of like-minded people seeking to make a valid statement on the problem of replicas, we’ve teamed up with the creative minds from Design by Toko and with the assistance of the Whitehouse Institute of Design, created a provoking statement in the shape of a 3.5 meters tall ‘Bonfire of Replicas’. “It takes thousands of dollars and a huge amount of creativity and hard work to produce original design. After all the prototyping, tooling

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Future of Authentic Design

As part of Sydney Indesign, we will be hosting a DQ Round Table for a balanced and positive discussion on the problem of replicas and the solutions going forward. Our star studded panel will consist of House Rules judge Joe Snell, Award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Kylie Murray and a few more special guests in a discussion moderated by Design Quartely Editor Sophia Watson. Get your tickets today and join us Saturday the 15th of August at Whitehouse Institute of Design at 10am. See you at Sydney Indesign!

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