Posts Tagged: Column

Fire Safety with Phil Reynolds

When I was thinking about writing this piece, it struck me that the subject I get asked about most is furniture and furnishings fire safety, in fact last year I recorded a whole series of videos interviews about the subject with Design Insider. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me, as the UK has some of… Read More >

16 May 2022

A natural way of building

When it comes to building, we’re increasingly aware that we should be doing it better; that the new environments we create should be better for us, and the planet. But how might we actually go about this? There’s a lot of discussion and more and more awareness of “greener” practices but for many specifiers, they… Read More >

13 December 2021

Women in Office Design – Suzanne Stuart

This month’s Women in Office Design (WOD) column features Suzanne Stuart, Account Manager, KI Europe. Explain your current role I work alongside our dealer partners to identify and win Workplace projects. This is achieved by building relationships with the furniture consultants, listening to their requirements and putting forward the best solution KI can offer. What… Read More >

12 November 2021

Women in Office Design – Joanna Knight

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Joanna Knight, Partner at The Knight Partnership and Sustainability and Circular Economy Manager at Women in Office Design (WOD). She will be hosting the Sustainability seminar for the forthcoming BCFA/WOD ‘Clerkenwell Open’ event. The Journey in the Workplace Sector Joanna started her career in the workplace and… Read More >

16 August 2021

The magic of Maggie’s

At the beginning of 2019 I was given the fairly shocking diagnosis that I had T-cell lymphoma, a pretty rare form of cancer. The discovery had been made during what should have been a fairly routine sinus operation; which in many ways makes it an incredibly lucky one. Within weeks I had be taken through… Read More >

3 August 2021

Women in Office Design – Kay Sargent

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Kay Sargent, FASID, FIIDA, CID, LEED® AP, MCR.w, WELL AP, Director of Workplace at HOK. From then to now Kay has been designing space since a kid! She was the only girl in the architectural drafting class at college and subsequently opened one of the first CADD… Read More >

15 July 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Nichola Adams

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Nichola Adams, Director at Inspired Ergonomics and Corrigo Design. Getting Started With a degree in the History of Art, Nichola started her career working in art galleries. Looking for a change in direction, she then returned to university to study for a Masters in Health Ergonomics, learning… Read More >

21 June 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Gurvinder Khurana

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Gurvinder Khurana, Director & Co-Founder at align. Early Years Birmingham ‘born and raised’, Gurvinder initially intended a career in fashion and textiles but switched direction and qualified with a BA in Interior Architecture and Design from The Polytechnic of North London. Starting Her Career Gurvinder began working… Read More >

17 May 2021

Women in Office Design – Kate Vine

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Kate Vine, Principal at Perkins+Will London Studio. Early Years …. US born, Kate holds a Fine Art Degree from Skidmore College and a Masters Degree in Interior Design from The New School, Parsons Design, New York City. Kate’s Current Role …. Kate is a Principal in the… Read More >

28 April 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Natasha Bonugli

This month’s Women in Office Design (WOD) column features Natasha Bonugli, Global Principal Design, Unispace Global. Your background and career leading into the workplace sector I was born and raised in the Boston area to Italian and Portuguese parents. With a father that was a cement mason by trade and a brother who is now a… Read More >

8 February 2021

Women in Office Design – Alison Monteith

Alison Monteith – Managing Director at People-Centric Interior / Workplace Design practice, Monteith Scott – talks to us about life as a student, an interior designer and also more recently a pro-age model… “I was a below average student at school; scraped two lowish grade A levels in Art and English. Foundation Course at Stourbridge… Read More >

18 November 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

Working from home?

Like most people, I’m now working from home and can’t quite believe it’s the ninth week of doing so – it’s flown by! The first week was definitely the hardest, adjusting to the new ways of life. I was pretty restless being cooped up in the flat and not commuting in to the office. Thankfully… Read More >

22 May 2020

Trends in Architectural Materials

Which materials are being used in the most interesting ways right now? As well as constantly searching for brand-new materials, we should also seek to test our creativity – as well as thinking about the environment – by considering new uses for existing materials too. As a studio, we’re particularly interested in sustainable materials that… Read More >

19 May 2020