The annual Neocon Show in Chicago is the North American equivalent of Orgatec in Cologne but it has a quite different atmosphere in the vast Merchandise Mart. When it opened in 1930 it was the largest building in the world. with 4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2) of floor space. Since 1969, the Merchandise Mart has been… Read More >
FLEXIBLE WORKING PRACTICES HELP RETAIN AND ATTRACT STAFF New ways of working are being fuelled by employees desire to take greater control of their lives. Over three-quarters (77%) of respondents in a survey by YouGov for Virgin Media Business said that remote working helps them address their work-life balance and almost four in five employees (78%) believe… Read More >
Ocee Design will be opening its showroom at 8 St John’s Lane Clerkenwell on 20th, 21st and 22nd May from 10.30am until 6pm to preview the new FourSure and FourReal range of furniture designed by Strand & Hvass.
How often do you lose your keys? The team at the newly launched GoSmart believe that key operated mechanical locks are out-dated, they have put all their efforts into designing locks to challenge the traditional systems on the market. We all expect secure and easy-to-use convenient storage for our belongings. In the office the increasing… Read More >
Hidden genius within ranks Yesterday the BCFA had a members business forum event in which the last speaker Alistair Gough (Managing Director of OCee Design) told an amazing story of hidden genius within his ranks. Henry Gurney the creator behind the HenRay collection at OCee, graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design. He… Read More >
LYNDON DESIGN DRIVES THE TRANSFORMATION AT VOLKSWAGON GROUP UK HEADQUARTERS The prestigious head offices of Volkswagen Group UK based in Milton Keynes pay testimony to Lyndon Design’s bespoke design, handcrafted seating capabilities and ability to deliver tailored solutions for corporate office spaces. Several of Lyndon Design’s high-backed Arthur seats provide informal meeting areas and breakout… Read More >
Research shows that challenges faced by older workers are shared by younger colleagues in modern open plan offices In any debate on how to address the challenges of an ageing population, the design of our places, products and services has a critical role to play to ensure that extended years are full of life rather… Read More >
BIG DATA IS SHAPING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE WITHIN BUILDINGS As the cost of implementation comes down, the same “Smart” technology that is harnessing the predictive power of “Big Data” to help solve congestion problems in cities is being more routinely deployed in buildings. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, published by Jones Lang… Read More >