Month: July 2012

The Office Doctor

Plants in the office do more than just look pretty! They help clean the air that we breathe.  The humble pot plant efficiently mops up airborne chemicals, which are shed from plastic furniture and appliances in offices. Strategically placed, plants can also reduce noise in an office. Research has found that there is a 12% […]

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Interactive classrooms…….

Modern classroom furniture and design needs to support the new way students are learning – group discussions, team collaboration, and casual lecture style learning are the way of the future.       Universities in the USA have been piloting experimental classroom designs and the results show that a modern take on old fashion lecture […]

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Breakout areas……..

I love the creativity of designing ‘breakout areas’ and pushing the boundaries of traditional office design.  The term breakout area has become a common everyday phrase in the modern workplace and no longer considered an ‘alternative’ work setting. The benefits of having a breakout area is that it offers a ‘chill zone’ which is still […]

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Plants in the office do more than just look pretty! They help clean the air that we breathe.  The humble pot plant efficiently mops up airborne chemicals, which are shed from plastic furniture and appliances in offices.

Strategically placed, plants can also reduce noise in an office. Research has found that there is a 12% increase in productivity and less stress suffered by employees who work in an environment with plants.

Common office plants & benefits:

Areca Palm – removes ammonia and formaldehyde

Peace Lily – removes acetone

Rubber Plant & Ficus Benjamina (weeping fig)

English ivy – eliminates moulds causing asthma

Boston ferns – improves air quality 

 

 


Modern classroom furniture and design needs to support the new way students are learning – group discussions, team collaboration, and casual lecture style learning are the way of the future.

 

 

 

Universities in the USA have been piloting experimental classroom designs and the results show that a modern take on old fashion lecture chairs seems to be the way to go.

 

Advanced chair designs have been leading the way with stationary lecture desks that swivel 360 degrees, flexible, tripod base swivel lecture chairs with soft flexible seats  (without pneumatic adjustments) are a must for educational providers!!!


I love the creativity of designing ‘breakout areas’ and pushing the boundaries of traditional office design.  The term breakout area has become a common everyday phrase in the modern workplace and no longer considered an ‘alternative’ work setting.

The benefits of having a breakout area is that it offers a ‘chill zone’ which is still functional and provides a relaxed working space.

 

 

Client’s briefs for a breakout area can differ greatly, which makes it exciting to see just how the space is going to be adopted.  Ultimately the area needs the correct colours,  furniture and tools to ensure it’s functional and supports the intended use of the area. 

 

 


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