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Your office design toolkit

By Emily Cooper on in Design

Clerkenwell Design week is just around the corner and we are itching to see the latest furniture and workplace trends for 2018. Beyond the initial look and feel of the space, when it comes to successful workspace design there is much more than meets the eye. With over 10 years of experience in this industry, we are well versed in the art of office overhauls and here to guide you through our simple step by step process to make your project hiccup free!

 

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Inspire

With so many options and trends to choose from, its really important to put some time aside to think about how to want your workspace to function. How do your people want to work? What colour scheme will make you the most productive? How will you water a 20ft high living wall?Collaboration is key during this phase. We’ve found a humble Pinterest board very useful in consolidating ideas from the whole team. More often than not, you’ll see recurring themes, colours, textures and the odd stroke of engenuity that will help your workplace designer get a feel for what your team really want; After all this space will be used 5 days a week by all of you for years to come.

For those of you that might need a helping hand, this is when you might make your initial calls to an interior designer if your budget permits it.

During these phases, remember to start thinking about your functional pieces (storage ideas, bench desking, office plants, acoustic solutions, comfortable office chairs) as well as what you want to achieve through moving office. Do you want an office that will knock everyone’s socks off visually? Do you want it to be a reflection on the company ethos?  Keeping your company message and brand in mind at this point will help you to shape the look and feel of your space.

We’ve put some of our ideas into a free inspiration pack to help you look beyond the aesthetic and into the nitty gritty of functional design. Sign up to our customer newsletter to receive your copy.

Office Move Calculator & Budgeting

First things first…It’s time to crunch the numbers. Working out exactly what’s right for your team regardless of the size and shape of your business is no easy feat. To make it a little bit easier, we have designed our very own office move budget calculator with just about all of the unforeseen costs we could think of to help you prepare for your upcoming project.

It’s really important to calculate how much space you need. With office space coming with a premium price tag, make sure you’re not wasting an inch of it with the careful space planning of workstations. This guide will also help you to decide whether you could potentially downsize, and if your staff have a legally sufficient amount of space.

Reception Desk Design

Are you promoting a warm welcome or withstanding a high amount of traffic? Download our reception design checklist to make sure you’ve considered all the crucial design elements that it takes to create the perfect reception area.

Furniture Consultancy

This is where we come in. We’ve worked with some of the most iconic British and European furniture manufacturers directly for over 10 years to bring you the perfect pieces for your project. As well as being beautifully designed, we also make sure that the pieces we supply are guaranteed to a high quality, functional and environmentally conscientious. And if you have a certain idea in mind, or difficult space, we can help you make it a reality with a range of bespoke options and fabrics.

There’s nothing quite like getting a feel for furniture than seeing it in the flesh. If you are looking for some new pieces, get in touch with one of our furniture experts.

Construction & Installation

Time to hand over the keys! Whether it be a complete refurbishment or a reconfiguration of your existing space, our construction partners and architectural practices specialise in productive workspaces and have built some of the most striking offices in Brighton and beyond. By making a dedicated schedule in the initial design stage, you can also be confident of your project being delivered on time.

Where we are all done adding the finishing touches, we will support you in making the most out of your workspace with easy to follow health and safety guides and demonstrations of how to ergonomically adjust your workstations for ultimate comfort.

Need some more advice? Leave us a short message below and we’ll get back to you soon.

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