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I'm working from home, what next?

Aug 3

Once you have your own home office space sorted, the next step is to organise your timetable, networking systems and online platforms. Not only is networking important for completing tasks and saving work files, it's also vital for interacting...

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How to work from home the right way

Apr 18

Finding isolation in your own home can be a struggle, but getting the home office right can do wonders for your work. If you are planning to become a remote worker, you’ll be joining over 4.2 million Brits who already work from home accor...

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Health Benefits of Ergonomic Office Chairs

Mar 11

One of the closest relationships forged in a workplace is found between a worker and their chair. A partnership which often goes overlooked, chairs are integral to every successful day in the office. They allow users to focus on work over long per...

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Colour in the Office: How to use colour psychology to improve productivity

Feb 12

More than ever before, colours are conquering the working environment. Modern offices are escaping from the bland cubicle design of early workplaces by incorporating natural tones and colourful features. Extensive research has linked a pleasant...

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The Office of 2030: What will the future office look like?

Jan 17

The flicks of Back to the Future Part 2 and Meet the Jetsons imagined how everyday life would look in the future. They predicted what trends and technologies we could expect to see, with varying levels of success. And although the year 2015 has pa...

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Office Storage Buyer's Guide: Wood or Steel

Jan 8

Office Storage Ideas The right storage solution for the office is essential. Organisation and accessibility ensures the office keeps working smoothly. So what is the office storage that every office must have to achieve maximum output? ...

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Best Deals on Office Furniture this Black Friday

Nov 25

The Spotted Penguin Company is running a week-long Black Friday sale. Office Furniture Direct and Desk Accessories Direct are offering discounts on a great range of products. Save money on desks and chairs, workstation accessories and bundles. ...

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How to keep the office productive at Christmas

Nov 18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … when the workload is swelling and corporate is telling you to prepare for next year … It’s the most stressful time of the year. ...

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12 Days of Office Furniture

Nov 4

Leading upto Christmas, we are highlighting 12 must-have products for professional offices. These pieces are all available with free delivery and installation options, helping workplaces prepare for the new decade. Before the festive period, revie...

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How can art be used in the workplace

Sep 26

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe Sometimes it’s the little things which have the most significant impact. Sometimes a who...

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Best Orangebox Task Chair - Editor's Choice

Sep 12

Best Orangebox Task Chair - A review by our editor Orangebox are specialists in ergonomic office chair design and have two decades of expertise in the office furniture market. Since their launch in 2002, Orangebox have been at the forefront of ...

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Office Furniture Online - Office Furniture Direct

Sep 6

Office Furniture Online Welcome to Office Furniture Direct, home to the greatest range of modern office furniture online. We sell both low cost and high end office furniture online to buyers of all backgrounds. With thousands of satisfied onlin...

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Best Teknik Chair - Editor's Choice

Aug 13

Teknik Office Chair Review by our editor The Teknik company have over twenty five years of experience in the office seating and furniture market. Their expertise can be seen through their wide and diverse product range. They have helped evolve ...

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How to Build a Sustainable Office

Aug 6

“People across the world, including schoolchildren, are demanding bolder action on climate change by governments, businesses and investors” says the UN Environmental Programme. With record-breaking weather in July and a UN Climate A...

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How to Plan an Office Fit-Out

Jul 11

What to consider when planning your refurbishment Planning an office refurbishment can be a daunting prospect. Whether you're relocating to a new office, expanding or just starting-up, investing in interior design can be both difficult and ...

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How to Create a Wheelchair Friendly Workplace

Jun 25

The Issue: Disability and Wheelchair Friendly Offices Modern office design has pushed to become more comfortable, more practical and more productive. But has it also become more inclusive? 2010’s Equality Act ensures employers must hel...

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How to Create a Modern Workplace

Jun 13

Office design in the 21st century is experiencing a revolution, and manufacturers like Orangebox are leading the charge. The need for an online presence as well as the power shift from employer to employee has forced companies to improve ...

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How to Choose the Perfect Office Desk

May 23

When setting up a new space or refurbishing an old one, the desk is a vital component and getting it right is important. But with so many different desk designs on the market at the moment it can be difficult to know which desk is best. Knowing...

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Maximising office productivity within the era of the smart phone

Mar 25

The new technological organ we cannot live without, smart devices have become evermore important to our sense of self and society. Laptop or mobile or tablet, the little piece of tech is a sticky sidekick many employers are having difficulty detac...

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Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks

Mar 18

In the midst of the sitting epidemic, standing desks have been widely suggested as the cure, but do they work? In the era of office-life, where 81% of UK office workers spend between four to nine hours sitting at their desks each day (Censuswid...

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Are your monitor screens in the correct position?

Feb 28

Avoid computer-related injuries by adjusting your workplace set-up With the increasing rise in computer dependent occupations more and more people are having to spend their time in front of a 24" screen. If only they knew, one simple corre...

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Five benefits of dining areas in an office environment

Feb 27

This is the age of interactive office design and a crucial step is to give your workers the freedom to move and eat within the office. Keep everything in-house by optimising your available space; divide the office into sections for the personal an...

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How the position of your monitor affects your upper body

Apr 4

The number one cause of lower neck pain is monitor position There are a few simple things that we can do to prevent the dull aches and pressure on your upper body. Positioning your computer monitor correctly is an important part...

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Creating space in your office

Mar 29

Improving your office space could not be more efficient or easier. If you are expanding your team or simply need space to grow, or you’re looking for the ideal solution for home working, we know that clear vision and clever design are the...

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Sit & Stand Desking

Mar 20

Are you sitting comfortably? Sit & Stand computer workstations are the latest innovation in the world of desk design, combining ergonomic form with considerable style. The ergonomic advice is clear – sitting down for long perio...

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Anti-Tilt Chairs

Mar 17

Don't Lean Back - DLB - The ultimate chair for the education market Did you know children sit on school chairs for over 800 hours per year? The new Max II chair encompasses everything you could ever want in a education chair. The Max II ...

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Frövi Block

Nov 9

Smooth flowing multiple tables with the Frövi Block system. Build any length table by combining multiple segments. Create your desired length by adding any combination of different or equal length segments together. Combine...

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Project Management

Jun 10

Free advice & consultancy Whatever your project, however large or small, our friendly and specialised team are happy to offer advice on space planning, interior design and give recommendations on the right furniture to maximise your space a...

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