Biophilia refers to the innate bond we, as human beings, have with nature & our natural surroundings. In turn, Biophilic Design takes this bond and applies it to spaces where we work, live & relax. Biophilic design has gained huge prominence in recent times as the subsequent benefits such as wellbeing and reductions in staff […]
Architect vs. office designer: what’s the difference?
Interior designer. Architect. Draftsperson. Decorator. With so many different options when it comes to creating office interiors, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed from the outset. In this blog we’ll discuss the main differences between an architect and an office designer or fitout specialist (like the team at Formline Group). The Office Designer/Fitout Specialist Each company […]
6 tips for ideal freelance workspace
One of the biggest perks that comes from freelancing is the ability to work whenever, wherever and even however. There are two types of freelancers; those who work primarily from home and those who rent a co-working office space. As a freelancer, wherever you decide to work there are some basic factors to consider to […]
Periodic Table of Office Design
Natural light, acoustics, air-conditioning, ergonomic furniture – getting these fundamentals of a workplace right is essential to successful design. Smart companies understand that workplaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams, functions and design elements that reflect brand, culture and ideals. We […]
How your office can keep you healthy
Here’s how you can boost your staff’s productivity through encouraging healthy habits in the office. Remove temptation If there’s always chocolate biscuits in the breakout room, they’ll always be eaten! Ok they might seem innocent, but they’re detrimental to your health. Loaded with sugar, high GI carbs and fat – they’re digested quickly and don’t keep […]
How Lighting Affects Productivity
Feelings of health and well-being can change with just the flick of a switch. Different lighting types and temperatures can evoke feelings of alertness. In contrast, if chosen poorly, lethargy. Whether you’re refreshing your interior design or completing a whole new fitout, it’s important to understand what lighting is best for different areas. There is no […]
FIND MEANING. CREATE CULTURE.
Humans are creative by nature. We’re makers, designers, producers, inventors, culture creators. Creating is one of the things we humans are really good at—and it’s also a big reason why we work. Too many people today are detached from their work and show up only for the pay packet. However financial rewards are not the first things people look […]
Sometimes You Need to Take it Outdoors
Picture a 20-degree day: blue sky, calm breeze, the smell of freshly mown grass, the distant cry of birds. A small band of colleagues, tablets and coffee cups at hand, gather in lounge chairs outdoors under a tree for a moment to connect and refocus. They could be meeting in their team space or a […]
INSPIRE EMPLOYEES AND INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY The colour scheme selected for any work environment has the potential to have a major impact on employee productivity & workplace wellbeing. Colour changes perception of temperature, sparks creativity and even influences emotions. To quote Picasso ‘Colours, like features follow the changes of the emotions’. Our design […]
Is your design future proof?
Future proofing your office isn’t just about technology; design plays an equally important role. The two complement each other. Unquestionably, technology can assist in improving efficiency but overlooking your physical office space can be a fatal flaw. It’s about finding that sweet spot where smart design and technology intersect. With the cost of staff turnover increasing, […]
Creative Walls for Workplaces
Walls are essential to any office fitout, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are plenty of ways to make office walls creative, while maximising the natural light and space in your office. Our interior design team go beyond paint colours and artwork to create walls that inspire your team and help them […]
The Rise Of Activity Based Working
Globalisation and technology have not only changed how we work, but where we conduct daily activities in the workplace. According to the Telsyte Australian Digital Workplace Study, the growth of Activity Based Working in Australian organisations will increase from 28% in 2015 to 66% in 2020. ABW is significant in its ability to improve communications and introduce more efficient […]