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Workplace Design: ‘Home Office’ = Employee Wellbeing

Workplace Design: ‘Home Office’ = Employee Wellbeing

When we go to work something happens and we rarely notice, it’s a subconscious event that happens, a self-preservation thing. It would take an awful lot of effort, not to mention training & practice to stop, change or control. But, it’s the source of much low-level stress; not a ‘good stress’ type (although I’ve never really believed there is such a thing).

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Our Synthetic Oceans Issue – inspiration from Katie Turton

Our Synthetic Oceans Issue – inspiration from Katie Turton

According to statistics from the United Nations Environment Programme we currently produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.  That’s roughly the weight of the entire human population!  In previous posts Laura has highlighted the wonderful products made from ocean plastic pollution and the designers & manufacturers working to responsibly recycle these plastics.

Coincidentally Katie Turton, a student from Birmingham University who we’ve been watching over the last year and who was a guest blogger for us last September, has dedicated her final year project to raising awareness of the plastic pollution in our oceans.

Her work has a strong visual impact and is thought-provoking, so we’re delighted to share it with you here, following its showcase during week 1 of New Designers last month.

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The 2019 Kitchen Trends you should know about…

The 2019 Kitchen Trends you should know about…

We are kicking off Monday morning looking back to our Trend Hub feature at the Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical 2018 Shows in London. At the show Scarlet Opus outlined 2 key trends for kitchenware in 2019 getting specific about important color palettes, smarter material use and the global food direction that is affecting consumer purchases and lifestyle choices.

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Sneak Peek: Decor + Design Melbourne 2018

Sneak Peek: Decor + Design Melbourne 2018

Are you planning on visiting Decor + Design Exhibition in Melbourne next month?

Here is a sneak peek of what we have been working on in preparation for Australia’s No.1 Interiors event; expect to see exciting innovations in Material Research and informative insights into the Global Trends that are set to have an impact on the Interiors market.

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100 Years From Now …

100 Years From Now …

Towards the end of 2011 I was invited by Steelcase to be one of “100 Minds” participating in the “100 Dreams, 100 Minds, 100 Years,” project, which was an exploration into our world and work life 100 years into the future.

The project sought insights about the future from 100 people from around the world; these “100 Minds” imagined the world to come, creating a picture of the world of work and provided insights into the discoveries that lie ahead.

I wrote a short statement that I labored over for weeks – perhaps the most important 500 words I’ve written in my career as a Futurist.  I thought it would be interesting to share it again here, 7 years on from having written it, to see how far we’ve come already since then and the direction we are fast moving in.

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