Designing the Future Workspace – Corporate Interiors

History can begin to teach us how people work.

The 18th and 19th centuries were characterised by responding to mechanical change. With the assumption that workers performed a series of individual, mechanical tasks, offices were designed like factories. Classy beginning of Taylorism. The 20th century created a view that people could be networked through computers, ultimately leading to home working. The 21st century saw more synthesis, with workplace problems becoming so complex that people need to collaborate not only across departments; but also across rival organisations.

The new generation of workers has a drastically different perspective on what they expect from their employer and office environment. Now more than ever, people want to be who they are, and the work environment can serve as a tool for self-actualization.

How can corporates prepare a workplace that best responds to the needs of our GEN Next? Join us as we explore how workplaces are changing to keep in step with modern times.

The evolution of office furniture design

A Sawdust special infographic showcasing the evolution of office furniture design and the chairs we rest on. Like, download, share.

9 offices that caught our attention

Open, airy, colourful and designed to inspire excellence. We pick 9 of our favourite office spaces you would love to be spending all your days at.

10 workplace strategies that enhance performance, health and wellness

A Sawdust special on ten fundamental design elements that can positively impact the workplace environment, leading to improved performance, health and wellness.

5 office plants to boost productivity

Research proves having office plants can improve productivity and boost morale. Here, we pick the top 5 plants you need to make your office a happier place.

5 negative effects of open plan office design

All the buzz everywhere is about open plan offices and how they boost productivity and improve morale. But open plan offices have their dark side too. Here are the 5 negatives to consider before you adopt an open plan design for your office.

Together we can make this world beautiful

Since office and commercial buildings are one of the largest emitters of CO2, all of us have a big responsibility on our

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Samsonite showroom, Amsterdam i29 interior architects

“Challenged to design the new Amsterdam Showroom of the international luggage brand Samsonite, i29 architects was asked to reflect on the companies

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American Architecture Prize 2017 Winner, Restoration & Renovation

To consider the heritage value of the house was the guideline for the design process says Jacobo Micha + Jaime Michaat on U-125—ARCHETONIC’s

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Matchbox – Contemporary  Office  Space, Yiduan Shanghai  Interior  Design

‘In BOX100, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, we  used  the  seemingly  ordinary  “matchbox”  as  the  key  word  in  the  design  of  architecture  and  space, 

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BCCI Construction Company first-ever WELL v1 Certified Project 

“We are thrilled that BCCI has achieved WELL Certification for its San Francisco headquarters in an effort to improve the health and

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East County Co. launches a new collection of Bespoke Study Tables

East County Co. a luxury brand known for bespoke leather furniture and accessories, launches anew collection of study tables in India. Designed

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Sustainable, Minimalistic interiors, Essentia Environments

‘The company desired for a big spread office facilitating to about 400 people in a shift and low maintenance for a smooth

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Antenna Telescope by Knoll

Antenna Telescope designed by Knoll is a height-adjustable table system that combines the healthful ergonomics of adjustable height workspaces with the planning

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Not all Mice are Created Equal: ‘Use Ergonomics’, Ketan Sheth

‘Posture is the most important aspect when looking at workstation design. Chairs, work surface, accessories, monitor and input devices can help or

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Designer Clocks from Nomon, Spain at Just For Clocks

A Nomon Clock is not just a time telling machine but is also a luxury item of wall decoration. Each clock, produced

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Find your right choice – Ergo Dynamics, Sudeep Kolte

‘A typical office employee spends at least a third of their day at the office – at least’, says Sudeep Kolte, VP – Sales

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Clean and Contemporary Aesthetics, Design Forum International

‘Chintels Corporate Park, Gurgaon is being designed with an intention of moving away from the typical office block morphology of closed box

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Ottimo Showcases Tumidei & ATL’s Home Offices Featuring On Off

For people whose work spirit is not limited to simply their office, On/Off is the answer. Tumidei & ATL have come up

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Domesticating corporate interiors, Sonali Pandit

‘Today’s work culture is complex and unpredictable. In such a scenario, all-purpose dedicated workstation does not work. An activity based placement is

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Circadian rhythm and office lighting

Designing an office space is not just about aesthetics, colouring and illumination but it is much more than that. An ideal workspace

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Smart Ocean, design Humanscale Design Studio

“A smart chair adapts to your weight and shape automatically, as if the chair were made for you personally.” Niels Diffrient, Industrial

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Space Management in Workspaces, Sandesh Dhanraj

‘A casual relaxed atmosphere is important to allow the employees to work freely and enhance their creativity.  Avoid sticking to conventional designs:

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Minimalist Interiors, Studiokon Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

“Our skilled team comprised of managers, architects, supervisor experts, safety officers, ground staff etc., all the experts worked together to create a

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Steelcase launches Series 1 chair – A chair for every persona

The Series 1 chair by Steelcase is designed to suit the various styles and preferences of today’s employees. As part of its

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Corporate Interiors: Lighting Trends 2018, Dillraj L Bhatia

‘It would not be wrong to state that other lighting technologies have limited potential for future improvements but new designs for LEDs

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Dynamic workplace, Aum architects

The key element in designing ‘Chillr, Bandra’ was to keep the design functionally and aesthetically transparent. Getting influenced by the glass façade

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Precede, Alexander Hurford, Waku Tsuchiyama

Manufacturer: Okamura Corporation, Yokohama, Japan; In-house design: Alexander Hurford, Waku Tsuchiyama Equipping workplaces with office systems is a highly contemporary trend as it allows

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Office Ergonomics: A History, Evolution and Future, Jenny Zhao

Jenny Zhao, Associate Ergonomist-Asia Pacific, Humanscale Currently, the word “ergonomics” often evokes images of fancy office chairs, sit-stand work tools, and old

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awfis to expand operations tier-2 cities

Co-working office space provider awfis plans to expand its businesses to six Tier II cities this year. These cities are Kochi, Bhuvneshwar,

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A Sustainable, Collaborative & Unique Office, Blue Leaves Design Group

‘‘This was an office interior that we did for SAP — the world’s largest business software provider. We won a competition to

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VERGE LED Ceiling Light, Prajakta Rokade

In house design by Prajakta Rokade, Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd., Lighting Division, Pune, India Verge LED designed by Prajakta Rokade is a

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99.98 % of Coders hate Facebook’s New Office, The Blue Leaves Design Group

‘Workers are 66% less productive in an open plan office as per ’The Sound Agency”, says Anshuman Bhargava, Director & Creative Head, The Blue

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Office should be better than’ first home’

Office is your second home, and for some people it is a home away from home. Sometimes, we spend more time in

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Ottimo Showcases Tumidei & ATL’s Home Offices Featuring On Off

For people whose work spirit is not limited to simply their office, On/Off is the answer. Tumidei & ATL have come up

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