July 12, 2019

Guide to Most Effective Office Storage

What is the most effective Office Storage? There are several types of office storage from hanging files to more executive storage. Our guide below will help toy decide what is best for you.   How to find the most effective…
June 28, 2019

Guide to Modern Office Furniture

A simple guide on Modern Office Furniture by our in-house furniture designer. The guide will help you decide if modern office furniture is right for your space and what are the design choices you can make.  What is Modern…
June 14, 2019

Office Space Planning Guidelines | 2019

Spaceist has listed below a few office space planning guidelines for 2019.  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

Best Office Layout UK | 2019

Spaceist has put a few guide lines to help you plan the best office layout.  What is the best type of office layout? Open plan is the best type of office space because it gives you the flexibility to…
May 31, 2019
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Checklist for Buying UK Plug & USB Sockets | 2019

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

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

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
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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 | 2019

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 For workers who are only in the office for a few hours a…
March 11, 2019
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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…
March 2, 2019
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Office Reception Desks | Buying Guide

  Spaceist have created a short guide to buying a reception desk. Whether you need a corner reception desk, white reception desk or glass reception desk this will guide you through the the most important things to consider before buying…
February 22, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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What Size Table? (Space Per Person) | Spaceist Buying Guides

  What Size Meeting Table?  Meeting + conference tables  –  each person needs 80 cm of space Boardroom tables  –  each person needs 80-100 cm of space Gap between the table + wall  –  at least 100 cm TOP…
April 12, 2017
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Spaceist Playground

  As part of our #spaceistoutdoors theme, we take a look at three unconventional play parks that each use extraordinary materials.  Playing is an essential part of development. It improves co-ordination, strength, interpersonal skills and problem solving among many other…
March 17, 2017

Are ‘Cool Offices’ the future?

Inventionland in Pittsburgh USA encompasses both a work space designed to fuel and inspire creativity but also a visitor attraction. It houses manufacturing capabilities that include metalworking, woodworking, molding, laser cutting, prototyping and circuit board construction. Inventionland in essence is…
August 17, 2016
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Ergonomic Workplace

In our current series of posts are concentrating on the evolution of the workplace and in today’s post we will consider the workplace in relation to US furniture giant Haworth’s white paper Active Ergonomics for the Emerging Workplace. In the…
August 17, 2016
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Sit-Stand-Sit-Stand-Sit…

  The demand for height adjustable desks in the UK is steadily increasing as employers have a greater understanding of the benefits and employee well-being is being given the importance it deserves. However, the benefits of using a height adjustable…
August 9, 2016
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Familiarity in the Modern Workplace

  In our post ‘Open Plan Workspaces Don’t Work?’ we discussed the findings published in Gensler’s UK Workplace Survey 2016. Gensler conclude that‘Our data shows that open-plan environments can be just as effective, if not more effective, as more enclosed…
July 28, 2016
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Open Plan Workspaces Don’t Work!

Earlier this month Gensler, widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, released their UK Workplace Survey 2016 and posed the question: Can we make U.K. office environments work better for everyone? After surveying a panel based sample of…
June 21, 2016
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Understanding the Outdoors: Expert design from Dirk Wynants

  There is a wide breadth of research that highlights the importance of a natural environment for the productivity, health, and well-being of a workforce. David Howell in his report ‘Inside Out’, explains how Facilities Managers should incorporate any available…
June 10, 2016
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Spaceist presents a new line up of products for summer

  Here at Spaceist, we ensure our product ranges mirror the latest trends and developments in design. This summer, we introduce an intriguing new range of new products for both indoor and outdoor environments that explore different styles. Earlier we…
April 29, 2016
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Noble design for the masses: 4 seating ranges by Claudio Dondoli & Marco Pocci

    Having worked together since their days as Architecture students in the early 1980’s, Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci found they shared a joint passion for products aimed at the end user that offered quality design at an affordable…
April 21, 2016
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Robust & versatile Plastic: 5 meeting room chairs for the modern workplace

    The first designer to use plastic or polypropylene for furniture was Robin Day with the ‘Polyprop’ chair; a stackable and highly versatile chair still being made and sold around the world today. Polypropylene chairs present a range of…
March 18, 2016
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Connecting spaces and users through dynamic design: Johan Lindstén at spaceist

  Working with a range of manufacturers across Scandinavia allows us here at Spaceist to present furniture pieces by a spectrum of designers, making a variety of styles and ranges accessible. Here we present four of the key seating ranges…
March 15, 2016
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The Edge table range: versatile & customisable options for any space

  The key to an adaptable product for contract interior spaces, alongside providing a highly durable quality, is the flexibility and the range of multifaceted options it presents. From cafe spaces to areas in the workplace such as breakout areas,…
March 10, 2016
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Clean, modern aesthetics combined with innovative manufacturing: the Nao and Weet ranges by Marc Saddler

  Working with a range of high-end European manufacturers allows us to present some of the best in contract furniture available, from iconic cafe chairs ranges to distinctive breakout furniture. We are able to present a dynamic range of products…
March 4, 2016
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One chair, four ways to style: the Catifa chair

Spanish design studio Lievore Altherr Molina presented the sleek Catifa 46 chair range, designed to offer optimal use in a wide range of contract applications. Known for combining functioning and practical qualities and modern design, the design studio run by…
February 29, 2016
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8 ways to integrate colourful seating without choosing plastic chairs

  Creating an interior that introduces colour through seating is a great way to coordinate furniture and form a consistent final look and this process has been made very simple with the possibilities that are available by introducing plastic chairs.…
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…
February 12, 2016
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Exploring versatile solutions with the Soft Bench set

  Here we focus on one key product line that has been designed to withstand daily wear and provide a suitable option for spaces that foresees high volume use; the Soft Bench set. When choosing furniture options for a space…
February 10, 2016
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Seven soft chairs for creating alternative seating arrangements

  To create a space that fulfills the demands of its users, be it for recreation, reading, learning or as a relaxing escape from the desk, requires more than simply a sofa. Areas that users inhibit for a longer period…
February 3, 2016
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Exploring tables: 8 high tables for creating variation

  Alongside creative and interesting seating options, a café, restaurant or bar area needs to present users with a choice of dining areas. To create variations, whether it is to address spatial constraints or to simply add some bar-height options,…
February 1, 2016
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One Table, Four ways to style: Ark table range

  This week we have a look at a range of table products that offer flexibility and versatility for use in workplace, education or café and restaurant settings. The first range we explore is the Ark table range, which includes…
January 29, 2016
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Revisiting the bench seat with 4 modern options

  According to historical information on the bench or ‘form’ this style of seating was common in dining halls, school classrooms, law courts and more for over hundreds and thousands of years. In her observations on the ‘Seating and sitting…
January 27, 2016
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Workplace Seating: Office desk chairs by Five leading designers

  We continue looking at workplace seating this week on the blog and present an array of products that pay homage to some of the leading names in design. From Alberto Meda to Antonio Citterio and Fred Scott, we have…
January 15, 2016
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Introduce a touch of Luxury with these 6 furniture picks

    Luxury and luxurious items are usually associated to the fashion industry, with the use of expensive and often rare materials. In an article on is topic in The Independent, fashion journalist Alexander Fury explains how a new type…
January 13, 2016
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Six products to help device an effective Breakout area for small Workplaces

    When it comes to an office refurbishment or refit, not all budgets or the spatial capacities can accommodate for a top-designed breakout areas with swings, grass and hammocks. This doesn’t mean, however that any dedicated area for a…
January 7, 2016
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Five ways to create a supportive agile working environment

With shifts in the performance dynamics of a company, technological advancements and changes in staffing patterns and workplace satisfaction, there has been an increase in agile workplace design, according to research from US based workplace publication Tradeline. The publication suggests…