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…
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…
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 15, 2015
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British design at its best: Top Five highly characteristic seating ranges

Alongside a wide range of Italian, Scandinavian and other European manufacturers, we work closely with manufactures here in the UK to bring a selection modern British designer furniture for commercial interiors. Each of the products we select, from reception seating,…
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 8, 2015
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Exploring Sustainable Materials with Four Cafe Tables

Materials are constantly evolving and developing for use in furniture design, with requirements now also focusing on sustainability and the reduction of furniture waste. Here at Spaceist, we continue to present new and interesting products that meet these challenges, resulting…
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 25, 2015
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Four Interiors Inspired by the Outdoors

From concrete to wood, interior spaces are often inspired by their surroundings and the environments around them, whether it be a workplace or restaurant. The combination of materials and furnishings are vital to creating a truly outdoors-inspired space, inside whether…
November 19, 2015
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Five styles for Conference and Assembly rooms

The conference or assembly room functions in many ways, both as a formal and informal space depending on when and how it is utilised. From client presentations to internal meetings and training sessions, they are a great way to create…
November 17, 2015
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4 Trends in Workplace Design countering changes in Workforce Behavior

Recently, online design magazine Dezeen covered an article highlighting how companies in Australia are increasingly re-thinking workplace design in order to attract the best talent (Dezeen 11/2015). From investments firms to IT companies, workplace design is becoming a priority in…
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 19, 2015
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One chair, Four ways to style: Malmo chair

The sleek and modern Malmo chair comes with multifaceted options and design-led appeal, making it the ideal choice for application within a range of interiors. With a solid ash wood frame and multilayer seat and back in beech plywood, the…
October 15, 2015
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Spotlight on chairs: Six portable and stackable options for flexible interiors

A highly functioning chair does not necessary have to be a compromise on attractive aesthetic qualities. A mobile chair is formed to work well in various environments and present efficient options for portability and storage. We present a guide on…
October 12, 2015
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Five ways to create an Award-Winning Workplace

Ideas and methods are constantly evolving for creating a workplace that is both aesthetically pleasing, highly functioning and comfortable for staff and also inviting and impressionable for visitors and clients. From fit-outs to large commercial office projects, the BCO Awards…
October 7, 2015
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The BCO Awards for excellence in office and workplace: The 2015 Winners

The 2015 Awards ceremony took place this week, as the British Council of Offices announced the top winners from each of the nine categories, from commercial workplace to refurbished/recycled projects. Entries come from all over the UK, with various regions…
October 5, 2015
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A former industrial space becomes the new Spaceist showroom

With a growing range of office, café and canteen furniture collections, we are proud to present a new larger showroom with a wide selection of product ranges on show. Based in Brentford, West London, the new Spaceist showroom is a…
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…