Three quarters of Germans in underperforming offices, but there are solutions, Gensler study finds

New research by global architecture firm Gensler has found that a staggering 13 million German employees work in underperforming offices, with poorly designed shared and group offices standing in the way of innovation and collaboration in businesses. Whilst Germany remains undeniably one of the most innovative countries globally, Gensler’s 2019 Workplace Survey found that the …

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Taking an enlightened view of the environmental performance of office furniture

The term ‘greenwash’ has been around for quite a while now. The first recorded use of the term dates back to 1992 at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit and first entered the Oxford Dictionary in 1999, where it is now enshrined as ‘disinformation disseminated by an organisation so as to present an environmentally responsible …

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Why activity based working is an increasingly popular workplace solution

The language we use to describe work and workplaces evolves almost as quickly as the workplace itself. And if there is one term that encapsulates cutting edge workplace design thinking in this part of the 21st Century it is Activity Based Working (ABW). As with most of these ideas there is nothing magical, or even new …

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Quality German manufacturing

The Sedus Modern Classics edition High-quality furnishings are an expression of personality and a visual representation of a company’s philosophy. ‘Modern classics’ are commonplace in prestigious executive floors, conference rooms, and customer areas. Elegant and exclusive as they may appear, these furnishings are not necessarily comfortable to sit on for longer periods of time. Deeply …

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se:works − the lounge furniture system that really works

There is no doubt that the use of lounge furniture in the office environment promotes communication. But ergonomically unsuitable sofas, which are found at low prices in shops offering domestic furniture, are used all too often. Lack of comfort when seated and poor functionality mean that such “well intentioned” seating is ultimately not used and, …

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