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  1. The Plywood Revolution

    The use of plywood furniture for interiors is having something of a moment, most notably in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new show, Plywood: Material of the Modern World, which provides a potted history of plywood through more than 120 objects ranging from planes, boats, cars and houses to some...

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  2. 1970s Postmodernism Design – No More Boundaries, No More Rules

    By the 1970s there was a reaction against modernism. A new wave of playful, iconoclastic postmodern designers reacted against its purity by offering an alternative vision for design that was warmer, more colourful, more experimental and more fun. While modernism had been based on principles of clarity and simplicity, postmodernism was...

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  3. The Mid-Century Design Influence from 1950s London

    After the war the mood in London was one of change, which reflected particularly in London design. Postwar homes were smaller so furniture needed to be more compact and practical, and more straightforward to produce in order to keep up with the demands of a rising population – all of...

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  4. Modernism and the Heritage of California Cool

    California Cool is one of the most inspiring design movements of the last hundred years and has been influencing designers since the 1950s. Many of our own furniture products here at Spacestor are inspired by the heritage of California design, so we wanted to take a deeper look at the...

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  5. Silicon Valley’s Culture of Innovation

    Silicon Valley represents the centre of technological innovation, home to global corporations such as Facebook, Google and Apple. But its influences go beyond the technology it creates and programs. The creative attitudes and innovation that thrive in Silicon Valley holds the key to future success. It holds a workspace culture...

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  6. Is the Open-Plan Office Trend Destroying the Workplace?

    If you work in architecture or design, there’s little chance that you’ve missed the recent criticism on the open plan office movement. Does this type of workplace really make employees miserable? Maybe all the negative talk has got you thinking, or maybe it has made you angry because you completely disagree...

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  7. Top 5 Workplace Trends for 2017

    2016 was a big year for workplace design. From the large influential companies across the world to the smaller businesses, workspace design was at the forefront of CEO’s minds, as an extension of their brand’s ethos and culture. Many companies have re-designed their workspaces in response to the work of...

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  8. Law Firms Focusing on Workspace Design

    As key innovators of workspace furniture and design, we have created furniture for a number of large workspace trendsetting companies in the UK and US. During these changes in trends, we have noticed an increase in legal services who are researching into a workspace strategy to attract top talent for...

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  9. The Differences in Generations Within a Workspace

    Within an office there is a variety of generations to please and when it comes to a productive workspace, we believe that it’s vital to cater to everyone’s working styles, needs and values. With a combination of different generations, comes diversity. It’s important to understand that strengths and weaknesses can differ,...

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  10. Are You Responding to a Rise in The Gig Economy?

    Tradition is being replaced by modern alternatives in all aspects of life, but did you know a new concept of working is emerging? The ‘Flex Economy’ or the ‘Gig Economy’ is currently one of the biggest worldwide trends taking over workplaces and affecting the way they are staffed. There are...

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  11. Happiness In The Workspace Makes You 12% More Productive

    At Spacestor we believe that people work where they feel good, and people who feel good do better. Workspace environments should drive employee engagement and build culture while being inspired by their surroundings. Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the most creative and innovative workspaces around the...

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  12. Is Your Workspace Ready For Generation Z?

    The rise of the internet and the way in which individuals learn, deliver work and consume media has completely changed the dynamic of the modern workspace. Whilst keeping the workforce content and motivated has always been a priority for businesses, today’s climate provides somewhat more of a challenge. Just as...

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  13. Adjustable Workstations – Standing Up For Office Health

    Will all the healthy workers please stand up? A dynamic campaign is trying to get more office staff standing, with research suggesting sitting down at work for prolonged periods of time is bad for our health. The study, compiled by Get Britain Standing claims that sitting down for 8-10 hours per day can...

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  14. Meeting Room vs. Meeting Pods

    Nearly every workplace has at least one meeting room. It is the staple multi-function necessity after desk space and the coffee point. Whether it is used for board meetings, private conversations, social space or a quiet working area – they are popular work spaces and they always seem to be...

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  15. Finding a Quiet Space in a Loud Workplace

    There’s no denying the workplace can be loud. With a trend towards open-plan layouts, hot-desking and collaboration, the modern office is a buzzing hive of activity with constant comings and goings. Great for those who thrive on hustle and bustle, but what about those who don’t? This is one of...

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  16. Open plan, glass façade – where can I put my graphics?

    Office branding is big business. Savvy companies are realising that marketing efforts start from their own desks, and we’re seeing a rise in cleverly crafted spaces to express a company’s personality. But branding an office is so much more than just a logo on the wall. Done properly, it will reflect...

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  17. Engineering Serendipity with HotLocker

    ‘Engineered serendipity’ is one of those buzzphrases to hit workplaces across the world, but just what is it, and how can we make it happen? Create luck with networking In short, engineered serendipity is about strategically bringing together people who may not necessarily meet during a normal working day for...

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  18. The Changing Office: Predicting Trends at Worktech

    What’s next for the changing workplace? We got a glimpse into the next big office trends earlier this week when we attended the Worktech conference in Canary Wharf. Spacestor were sponsors for the conference, which brought together over 200 leading industry professionals for two days of discussion, debate and talks on...

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  19. New Resources on Website

    In response to many customer requests, Spacestor has significantly upgraded the downloads section of its website to make securing resources much easier for its users. Now with a simpler download tool plus the addition of hundreds of new images, plus 2D and 3D blocks in multiple formats, we know this is...

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  20. Day 2 of Clerkenwell Design Week

    Why was Richard seen holding a chicken on the Clerkenwell Road on Tuesday 19th May? For the answer – pop into our showroom to see how free range offices are attracting, retaining and getting the very best out of people. And in the spirit of what is free we are...

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  21. Revit – Released April 2015 by Spacestor

    Building Design Software – available in Revit format. As part of our commitment to innovation, Spacestor are releasing Revit storage wall and locker families in April 2015. Spacestor is the first and only storagewall manufacturer to offer models in Revit format and the initial release includes standard door, topbox, display and...

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  22. The Changing Office: The Third Space

    The third space: What it is and why you need one As technology in the workplace changes and grows, so do its users. Tech-savvy employees no longer want to slave away at their desks. Any why should they? With more connected workers on the move, the office landscape as we...

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  23. Biggest headache in the workplace?

    15 years ago the biggest headache that companies had when looking at their workplace was storage. Paper storage and filing was a constant problem and finding the space to store their filing and the ability to organise it so that it was accessible was a blockage that every organisation came...

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  24. Orgatec 2014

    50,000 visitors from over 120 countries – truly the leading international trade fair for Office and Object. 5 of us went from Spacestor to see what is happening in the workplace right now, and what the market wants tomorrow. Here are a few things we noticed: My space The rise...

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  25. Back to the office – a trend reversal

    Flexible work – the approach that has marked the last 10 years or so. Choice of hours. Choice of work. And ultimately, the choice of where to work – in the office or at home. Now an increasing number of high profile companies are reversing their stance on this: Yahoo,...

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  26. 100% Design Highlights video

    Enjoy the official 100% Design Highlights video! 100% Design 2014 was hugely successful. We haven’t spoken to anyone who didn’t think that it was a truly inspirational show, capturing the best and most innovative of today’s design themes. The official 100% Design Video captures all the highlights of the show...

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  27. The best way to rise above the competition

    Have you ever heard the phrase ‘Buy cheap, buy twice’? The concept is clear: you get what you pay for. Better quality products may require a little more payment upfront. But if the lifespan of the product is significantly greater than its cheaper counterpart, it’s more cost-effective in the long...

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  28. Electronic lockers: A study in value

    Here at Spacestor, we offer two types of locker systems: mechanical and electronic. Let’s take a look at the associate value of installing an electronic locker system. Mechanical options are simple, effective and low in cost. They include combination locks, padlock hasps, coin-operated mechanisms, and so on. Electronic options allow...

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