People

Flexible Working

Have you enjoyed working from home over the past few months?  Are you considering asking your employer if you can work flexibly; partly office based and partly based from home or a co-working space?  We sat down with Bertie van Wyk, Workplace Specialist at Herman Miller to learn a bit more about flexible working. Many… Read More >

5 August 2020

Q&A with Tony Antoniou at Rainbow

When Tony Antoniou, Managing Director of Rainbow, shared his opinion on the impact of COVID19 on the workplace sector we knew he was somebody we needed to interview.  In this Q&A we learn more about Tony and his business, the importance of office based working and a move to blended working, as well as the… Read More >

4 August 2020

Webinar: Tektura & Scarlet Opus

At last weeks’ webinar Angela Paterson, Marketing Director at Tektura, and Phil Pond, Director Consumer & Design Insights at Scarlet Opus, posed the questions; why do we need trend forecasts? How do they work? How can we look 1 or 2 years into the future and accurately predict the colours, designs and pattern we’ll be… Read More >

3 August 2020

Webinar: Ambreen Shah, Design Council

In our recent webinar Ambreen Shah discussed the importance of design to the UK economy, design sector diversification, design education and the Design Council’s #DesignIsVital campaign. Ambreen is a social researcher by background having completed her PhD on South Asian Muslims: Adjustments to British Citizenship in 2003. She worked for the Big Lottery Fund (now… Read More >

13 July 2020

Webinar: Gary Helm, Obo

Last week we took the opportunity to speak with Gary Helm, Founder of Obo, about the importance and benefits of addressing wellbeing in the workplace, creating a positive workspace and the Mad World Summit.  You can enjoy our webinar here: On Thursday 2nd July at 3pm we will speak with Dr Ambreen Shah, Director of… Read More >

26 June 2020

One size definitely doesn’t fit all – but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

To those who have read my previous articles it will come as no surprise to discover that I certainly don’t think the workplace development process has been one long seamless journey of continuous improvement. Instead of being seen as a golden opportunity to create better corporate workplaces, the wholly unfettered freedom of location provided by… Read More >

19 June 2020

The post-Covid Design Sensibility

For my last column in this series, I wanted to reflect on the strange and singular period we are all living through and what it might mean for design – including changes to our design sensibilities. There’s been a lot of focus on the practicalities of redesigning office and hospitality spaces recently, but what about… Read More >

10 June 2020

Q&A with Astro’s James Bassant & Riley Sanders

Astro Lighting, one of Britain’s leading designer and producer of contemporary lighting, has launched its first ever capsule collection of design-led, limited edition pieces, designed by Design Director James Bassant (JB) and Senior Designer Riley Sanders (RS).  We decided it was the perfect time to get to know more about James and Riley, their inspiration… Read More >

10 June 2020