May 7, 2021
We’ve Heard of Sustainable Offices - What about Sustainable Schools?

We’ve Heard of Sustainable Offices – What about Sustainable Schools?

New schools may have the luxury of purpose-built premises designed with sustainability in mind, but older schools and colleges will have to work within different parameters to ensure a gentler environmental impact.
April 30, 2021
School Furniture Buying Guide - Beyond the Classroom

School Furniture Buying Guide – Beyond the Classroom

There’s more to school furniture than classrooms - a good contract furniture supplier can help you to furnish staff rooms, canteen and dining areas as well as common rooms and breakout spaces.
April 23, 2021
Office Storage Buying Guide

Office Storage Buying Guide

How to clear clutter and stay stylish? Even paper-free offices need storage. Our guide to office storage shows you how to make the most of every inch of space, without sacrificing style.
April 9, 2021
RECEPTION FURNITURE BUYING GUIDE

Reception Furniture Buying Guide

The best reception furniture is designed for purpose. Find out how to create a warmer welcome with our quick guide to buying the right reception furniture.
April 2, 2021
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT OUTDOOR CAFE FURNITURE

How to Choose the Perfect Outdoor Cafe Furniture

A simple guide to finding the right outdoor cafe and restaurant furniture. Listed are table shape and material options. Call 020 8840 6298 for a price list.
March 26, 2021
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Canteen Table Size Guide

Calculating the right size tables for large groups can be tricky - these simple guidelines help make it easy to work out sizing and other practicalities for canteen tables, benches and chairs.
March 19, 2021
Office Reception Desk Guide

Office Reception Desk Guide

The reception desk is the key piece of furniture in any entrance space. Before you invest in one, make sure you have all the information you need with our handy guide.
January 29, 2021
Furnishing School Staff Rooms Offices Reception areas

Furnishing School Staff Rooms, Offices & Reception areas

Budget planning and adherence to regulations in the furnishing of classrooms can sometimes mean that educators run out of ideas when it comes to kitting out staff rooms, reception areas and offices.
January 26, 2021
School cafeteria furniture

The New School Furniture

There’s so much more to modem school furniture than traditional standard desks, chairs and tables. Particularly in further education, staff and students alike are benefitting from new designs in breakout, canteen and library furniture that allow functional spaces to become more welcoming, comfortable and accessible.
January 22, 2021
White Outdoor Cafe Table

A Guide to Outdoor Cafe Furniture

Choosing the right outdoor cafe furniture will allow you to open up new outdoor dining spaces, attract more customers and maximise revenue - all year round.
September 26, 2020
School and College Dining Furniture

School & College Dining Room Furniture

As well as a place to eat and drink, the canteen is a place to recharge, socialise and maybe even just take a break from the routine of the day. It’s the spot that everyone goes to at some point every day and consequently can often see more intensive use by large groups of people than any classroom or meeting room.
September 18, 2020
Hygiene in School Canteens & Staff Rooms

Hygiene in School Canteens & Staff Rooms

Hygiene in schools and other busy workplaces is always important, and now even more so with the circumstances of the current global pandemic. Common areas such as classrooms, staff rooms and social areas are potential hotspots for germs and bacteria…
March 20, 2020
A warm welcome - giving office visitors the right reception.

Modern Office Reception Ideas

First impressions do count for a lot and never more so than in the reception area when you’re showcasing your company to new people – so feel free to go for the show-stopping piece of artwork or statement decorative items…
March 16, 2020
Why Modular Furniture is the answer to space saving for modern businesses.

Advantages of Modular Office Furniture

If you’re taking the time to research modern, flexible solutions to office furnishing, you’re probably not running a traditional 9-5 company where everyone comes in and leaves at the same time and people use the same desk and chair for…
February 21, 2020
Give Them a Break! How your staff and your business can benefit from a breakout area.

Breakout Area Benefits

What is a breakout area? A breakout area is simply a room or open plan space in your office that allows employees to move away from their desks to think, work quietly, workshop, hold informal meetings or even just eat…
February 7, 2020
First Impressions Count | Why the reception is the most important room in your office.

The Reception Area – How to Get it Right

Research shows that people take between a tenth of a second and thirty seconds to make snap judgements based on visual impressions. This means that visitors to your reception may have already made their minds up about you before they…
July 12, 2019
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Guide to Most Effective Office Storage

What is the most effective Office Storage? There are several types of office storage, from basic hanging files to bespoke executive storage. Our guide below will help you to decide which is best for your business. How to find the…
June 28, 2019
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Guide to Modern Office Furniture

A simple guide to modern office furniture by our in-house furniture designer.  The guide will help you to see how modern office furniture can be right for your space and which design choices could work for you. What is Modern…
June 14, 2019
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Office Space Planning Guidelines | 2020

Spaceist has listed below a few office space planning guidelines for 2020.   1. Measure Measure you office space accurately, include any doors, windows and pillars. It is very important this is done correctly because it will be too late…
June 7, 2019
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Best Office Layout UK | 2020

Spaceist has put a few guidelines to help you plan the best office layout for 2020.   What is the best type of office layout? The open plan is the best type of office space because it gives you the…
May 31, 2019
Sofa socket

Checklist for Buying UK Plug & USB Sockets | 2021

Please find a handy check list below when considering buying UK plug and USB sockets for your office desks, meeting tables and reception sofas and chairs.   What socket options are there? Choose from UK plug, USB charger, USB data,…
May 17, 2019
Atelier Black Desk Range

Checklist for Buying Office Furniture

Our Office Furniture experts have put together a check list to help guide you through the minefield of buying new office furniture.   Space Planning? Its very important to correctly layout the desks so the office space does not look…
April 26, 2019
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Checklist for Moving Office Premises

We have presented a simple checklist to help you move office premises smoothly and avoiding any stress.   Key Staff First identify the staff which are most important to your company. This is usually sales or marketing. Plan the move…
April 12, 2019
Babila black meeting table with brass leg chair

Black Office Furniture | Buying Guide

Black office furniture give your meeting or office that WOW factory. Everyone is used to boring standard white furniture so offer something different to standout from your competitors. Black office furniture includes office desks, meeting room tables and breakout furniture.…
March 22, 2019
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Minimum Desk Size UK | 2020

We have presented a simple guide on the requirements of the minimum desk size when planning an office furniture interior.   Touch down desk + contract workers > Art Bench Desk 100 to 120 cm For workers who are only…
March 11, 2019
Staff canteen benches

Staff Breakout Furniture | Buying Guide

  Spaceist have created a short guide to buying office breakout, staff eating or staff kitchen furniture. All good breakout area should contain separate areas to eat, relax and chat. First decide what type of area you need and what…
February 22, 2019
Catifa46 black cafe chairs

Cafe Table | Buying Guide

Short Buying Guide to help you choose the right type of cafe table for your new or current cafe, breakout room or school dining area. Below lists the features of round tables, square tables, marble tables, folding table and stackable…
February 15, 2019
Marina white table

Meeting Table | Buying Guide

There are several types of meeting tables to choose from glass, laminate, wood veneer, folding, height adjustable, modular, stackable, round, square and executive. First thing to decide is what type of meeting table you need and find out how the…
February 9, 2019
Buying guides fabric colours

Choosing a Sofa Fabric | Buying Guide

  Selecting Sofa Fabrics:   Selecting The Right Colour? Best Material? Hardest Wearing Material? Abrasion Rating? Fire Rating? Cleaning?   Logo + Brand Colour?     How to choose a colour?     Logo colour Start with your company logo or…
January 31, 2019
What meeting table size?

What Size Meeting Table? (Space Per Person) | Spaceist Buying Guides

What Size Meeting Table? Each person sitting at a meeting table or conference table needs 80cm of space. For boardroom tables, you need 80-100cm to allow for a larger chair. This might change depending on how the table is going…
February 17, 2016
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Creating a cohesive sixth form common room interior

A versatile environment that caters for learning, socialising and dining, the sixth form common room is a place for ad-hoc interactions, personal study and growth. Delving into our archive of projects dealing with common room furniture, we present a range…
August 16, 2015
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Four different & inspiring breakout spaces

This week we return to the workplace by presenting inspiration for creating breakout spaces through a look at some inspiring interiors from four very different workplaces. The breakout space is a vital communal space creating synergy between formal and informal…
July 17, 2015
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OSB: Impressive interiors show how to adopt to this alternative material

We carry on looking at wooden furniture, but something a little different to the previous post. Oriented strand board (OSB) also known as ply or chipboard is an engineered wood particle board created by combining adhesives and compressing layers of…
July 8, 2015
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Spaceist presents inspirational themed interiors: Rooftop bar lounge & restaurants

As well as school and office interiors, Spaceist presents a high-quality range of options for furnishing a modern bar, lounge or restaurant. From designer seating to modular variations, we have selected a range of these items to bring you this…
May 28, 2015
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Five different approaches to Office Lighting Design

Lighting is a major part of office design and plays a key role in how comfortable the workplace environment is. For various tasks there are different styles of lighting options to suit. In areas where natural lighting is either unavailable…
May 15, 2015
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Reception Inspiration: Creating a comforting Veterinary practice interior

A visit to the vets is not always a welcome experience for a pet or animal owner. An animals instincts rely a lot on their owner and what they are feeling and conveying to their pet. It is obvious the…
May 13, 2015
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Design showcases take over London this May

The London Design Festival takes off later this year with numerous events and shows around the capital, however an earlier taste of current furniture, product design and lighting trends is only around the corner.  The next half of this month…
May 6, 2015
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Changing perspectives: Inspiring Dental practice waiting room design

The visit to the doctor or dentist isn’t the most pleasant experience for some. The interiors of a dental practice reception, like other hygiene practices requires a high level of cleanliness. This has led these spaces to become impersonal, sterile…
April 23, 2015
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First Impressions: Inspiring Hotel Lobby design

The hotel lobby is one of the most important rooms in a hotel, it is the first point of call and sets the first impressions. The space offers a common area to meet and greet visitors, relax with a drink…
April 16, 2015
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Just Desserts: Four furnishing styles for modern dessert cafés

With the weather warming up, its is only natural to find yourself swapping a cake for some frozen yoghurt and coffee for a frappe. Taking inspiration from the warmer months ahead, we have put together a collection of ideas for…

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