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 100 to 120 cm For workers who are only in the office for…
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 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 the how the table…
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…
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 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 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 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 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…
January 5, 2016
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Introduce Swedish design into the meeting room with these Six chairs

When selecting meeting room chairs, it is vital the choices made are pleasing to the eye and interior design of the office, as well as offering the necessary support and function for busy and demanding workplaces. As well as working…
December 10, 2015
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Dutch design refined: Six cantilever chairs for the modern commercial interior

The cantilever chair was first introduced in the mid-1920’s, presenting a modern alternative to the regular four-leg chair with its iconic bent metal base forming the main supporting structure. Although it is unclear as to who was the original designer…
December 3, 2015
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Inspiring Interiors: Five Executive Desks for the Private Office

  One of the key factors in workplace design is creating a balance between the open plan spaces and an office that caters for more private business and serves the executive members of staff. One of the solutions is the…
December 1, 2015
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The FX Awards: Recognising the cream of the crop in interior design

Recognising design excellence from around the world, the 17th installment of the FX Awards took place last week, presenting awards for interiors, lighting and products and also a range of awards recognising new and outstanding talent. We’ve taken a closer…
November 13, 2015
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Wood works: Four Tech offices with wooden interior elements

Some of the leading companies in the world are Tech based, ranging from Twitter to Facebook to more innovative and service led firms like GoCardless and Yelp. Here we delve into the workplace design of four tech companies and explore…
November 11, 2015
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Colour Coded Interiors: Four inspiring restaurant decor ideas

The role of colour goes hand in hand with style in creating coordinated interiors that make up a consistent final look. With so many trends constantly evolving and new ones being created, the global authority on colour, Pantone have come…
October 21, 2015
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Four reception desks for four different styles

The reception area of any building or company really forms the first insight into the design of rest of the interior spaces, and the principle tone of the organisation. The style of each can vary depending on the size of…
October 21, 2015
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Break the Mould: Six Seating ideas with a difference

Designing interesting and attractive spaces for work, collaboration and study is vital for both user satisfaction and for the creation of comfortable and user-friendly spaces. Modular seating ranges offer a high level of flexibility and provide the option of creating…
October 5, 2015
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Furnishing a modern hotel: Inspiration from Good Hotel, Amsterdam

We take a look at the Good Hotel, a floating hotel that has taken a year-long mooring in Amsterdam to help refuel the local economy and train young people with skills in hospitality. The approach ensures design does not become…
September 4, 2015
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Inspirational Interiors with Spaceist: Four Beauty Salons

Each of our furniture ranges has been selected for their unique qualities allowing multiple application. From workplaces to cafés, various ranges are ideal for healthcare and beauty. Here we explore four very different beauty salons that offer inspiration for various…
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…

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