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  • Interior Design and Employee Productivity

    Shopping malls are flooded with last minute shoppers, airports are overloaded with travellers and public parking is a race for survival- welcome to the holiday madness. As the end of the year approaches employees are starting to show true burnout and are in need of a well deserved break! A recent Gallup study of nearly…

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Office Designer

    Hiring a professional office designer is a great start to achieve the look and feel you most want for your workplace.  It’s their job to work with you to identify your vision and bring it to life.  It’s important to ask the right questions before hiring an office designer, to make sure you’ve covered all…

  • How the Next Decade Will Affect Office Design

    2020 is upon us, and with it a new decade.  The 2010s changed the workplace in a number of ways, with a larger focus on staff-centric models designed to boost morale and happiness via green spaces, versatile office layouts and day to day flexibility.  How are the 2020s going to affect the office, and what…

  • Banishing Stress From Your Office With Office Design

    The workplace doesn’t have to be a stressful environment. In fact, with a few proactive tweaks to your office space can drastically reduce the amount of stress your employees face. These simple office design modifications can help people work more productively and feel more relaxed.  Our fast-paced digital age sees us scrambling throughout the day…

  • How to Use Your Office Space to Attain and Retain Customers

    Your office space speaks volumes about you as a company, and your work culture. It’s important to view it as a selling tool to potential customers, rather than simply a spot where employees congregate to work. While productivity is always the goal, a well-designed office space can be used as a marketing tool all by itself. Here’s a…

  • The Importance of Loving Your Office Design

    The right workspace can send positive shockwaves through your entire company by boosting employee morale, client perception and your unique branding. It’s one of the best (albeit underestimated) ways to sell your business organically, and create a real buzz about company culture. Exactly what goes into creating a killer office design, though? How can you fire up worker…

  • Outdoor lounge area with wooden tables and benches

    Go Outside and Work!

    An office’s atmosphere and culture are becoming major selling points for workers. People believe the atmosphere shows that the company pays more attention to what’s being incorporated into the design and layout of their work areas. That means cubicles and more defined work areas are becoming less popular and being replaced with open spaces, more vegetation…

  • Different texture materials

    Fabric Selection

    SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A FABRIC When selecting a fabric there are multiple factors to take into account. The following guidelines will help you select a fabric suitable for your specific applications. Abrasion: The surface wear of upholstery fabric caused by rubbing and contact with another fabric. The Martindale abrasion test ASTM D4966-98 is…

  • Office Lighting Guide

    Lighting is considered one of the most important factors in ergonomics, but it is often overlooked, rushed, or sacrificed for style. Do you hate the lighting in your office? You’re not alone. A study was conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers and it showed that 68 percent of employees were dissatisfied about the lighting…

  • Nap Time – At the Office!

    Napping on the job…what was once grounds for getting fired is now being actively encouraged in some offices. One thought behind this growing trend is that naps actually increase productivity rather than limit it. A short twenty-minute nap can boost alertness and improve performance—both important when on the job. Since fatigue is often a reason for missing…