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Office Lighting Design in Workspace

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Lighting is considered one of the most important factors in ergonomics, but it is often overlooked, rushed, or sacrificed for style. Do you hate the lighting in your office? You’re not alone. A study was conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers and it showed that 68 percent of employees were dissatisfied about the lighting situation in their offices. That is a very large percentage proving lighting is a daily ergonomic issue.


Types of Lighting


What type of lighting should you choose for your office? There are many different options to choose from, and each type has its own specific purpose, advantages and disadvantages. You can combine these different types of lighting to create a properly lit working atmosphere.

Task Lighting


If your office lacks natural and overhead light, you may want to consider adding task lighting to all of the employee desks. Tasks lights are small lamps that can be plugged into any outlet to provide extra lighting right where the employee needs it.

Designing Millennial Office Spaces

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Many of the things that millennial's want/need to be successful in their work spaces, can be used successfully by every generation in that work space to make their work environment better. Change can only happen if senior management realizes the need and are willing to invest in their companies / staff.
Switching and designing for a millennial office space will not only attract young talent, but increase the overall image, and collaborative workforce that will in turn help improve morale.

A couple of features to consider when switching to these millennial office spaces:
Natural lighting – natural light is known for having a positive impact on mental health, wellness and productivity Bright colors and plants – color scheme may impact mood and productivity levels Functional desk spaces – clutter-free, organized desks for specific tasks keep things running smoothly in the office Warm room temperature – 21 degrees Celsius is said to be the perfect temperature to improve focus and productivi…

Greener Workplaces in 2020

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The ever growing awareness of health and well-being at work will shape design trends in 2020. As reported by Human Spaces the top 5 elements most wanted in the workplace are:

Natural light (44%) Indoor plants (20%) Quiet working space (19%) View of the sea (17%) Bright colours (15%)
NATURAL LIGHT

Biophilic design is not only aesthetic. Human Spaces report that “Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight report a 20% increase in well-being, are 4% more productive and are 30% more creative”.
Open plan workstations in the centre of an office increase the spread of natural light throughout the workplace and make the office feel more SPACIOUS. If the available natural lighting is limited, consider a range of skylights, choose transparent finishes or add a mirror to reflect any available natural light.
INDOOR PLANTS

Indoor plants have grown from a lone plant on the window sill to an entire flourishing wall, bringing a realm of benefits to the office space beyo…

6 Ways to Make Your Office Space Feel More Spacious

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Creating a sense of spaciousness in our working environments is essential to encourage effectiveness, creativity and personal workplace satisfaction. Not every office space has the ideal amount of ‘free space’ or ‘through space’; that is empty space that makes for an open and roomy environment. In these situations, the design is what will make the difference and create a sense of space in the workplace. Consider using these simple tips to make any office space feel more open and spacious.

Light colour tones

Light colour tones and neutrals are space expanders, they reflect light making the room look bigger and brighter
Transparent finishes

Incorporate transparent finishes like glass and Perspex in place of opaque and solid finishes. Consider glass doors, table tops, light shades and dividing walls instead of solid ones. These finishes let light through from other rooms, reflect more light and make a space feel more open.
Mirrors

By placing a large mirror in the room, the room immediately app…

5 ways to modernise your workplace

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The modern-day worker spends around a quarter of their day in the office, so comfortable and up to date working environment is important for productivity.  We’ve listed 5 ways you can modernise your workplace to maximise the productivity of you and your employees.

Nature


Natural elements such as plants and raw materials e.g. stone or raw wood are not only aesthetically pleasing, they help reduce stress by making us feel more connected to nature, bringing out a sense of calm and helping us focus

Casual areas

Many offices now have one or more casual areas for workers to relax in, work quietly and independently or catch up with colleagues. This takes a lot of strain, repetition and distractions away from employees as they aren’t confined to one desk area.

Change of colour palettes


Say goodbye to the popular Scandinavian inspired colour palettes (eg beige, white, navy) as they are currently on the decline. Colours such as teal and sage are becoming more popular, to mimic nature.
Bold, clashing c…

Inspiring Office Meeting Rooms Design

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Creating a pleasant meeting environment and having an office design that makes everyone feel comfortable has a lot to do with the way a meeting goes and how it is perceived. Some offices have decided to give a playful twist to this particular area and the designs they now feature are some of the most inspiring you can find.

The informal quick meeting


We know that a high table with high chairs encourages a short meeting. One can also leave out the chairs and just stand up, which quite clearly indicates that it is only going to be a quick chat. One can certainly drink a cup of coffee or iced water while chatting. Perhaps a bit loosely and informally about a coming project, relaxed, one leans slightly over the table or in a Activity-based Working style which may even be located in an open-plan room where others are working at the same time.
Meeting room or Modern Workplace?


A round table in the meeting room will encourage a discussion. The round table creates the basis for a good and inspiri…