Tuesday, January 31, 2017
bfi is proud to have been chosen to furnish the new medical facility at Riverview Medical Center. Included in the scope were the waiting areas, in-patient rooms, family lounge, nurses workstations, meeting rooms, and more; completing an attractive project for a very pleased client, whose patients will now benefit from the state of the art amenities. Take a look at the tour video below for an overview of this beautiful space.
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Can you tell an Eames from a Saarinen? You might know the designer of the Egg, but what about the Arco? Take our quiz filled with iconic modernist furniture and lighting designs to test your knowledge of who made what. If you get "Design Genius," go ahead, flaunt those bragging rights in the comments below!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
With the continuously evolving technology, the office space trends are also changing in the same pace. When we talked to our design experts who are highly knowledgeable and capable of creating efficient office spaces, they predicted a few major office space designs that could be in the top trends this year. Check them all below.
1. Hiding Messy Wires
Office space design experts say that eliminating the wires and clutter is one of the most talked about topic in the recent times. It doesn’t matter how spacious and colourful the office space is until and unless it’s neat and organized. Wires of laptops, headphones and other electronic devices make the workplace look much disorganized.
Even the table worth RS 1 lakh will be of no value if the wires are hanging around giving it an odd look. They also anticipate that office spaces will have all their wires concealed within the table this year as the manufacturers are developing solutions that are simple and clean.
2. Future Proof Design
Future proof design is nothing but a flexible design which never makes the employees bored. Usage of furniture that can easily adapt to new and changing requirements, modular workbenches, modular sofa seats, meet point tables, collaborative breakout furniture, acoustic elements; these are a few examples of smart office furniture that make office space adaptable and highly functional.
Yet another important thing to be considered for future proof design is power and data. Simple soft wiring installation allows you to save time by letting you do rewiring easily, so that you can adapt easily if any changes have to be made in future.
3. Integrated Technology
Workplace getting integrated with technology is a logical design trend that’s in the boom right now. Sooner or later this year, we can expect to see wireless charging of devices becoming very common. And it is more likely to be embraced in the workplaces if Apple and other major brands support this feature in their devices.
In 2017, we can also expect office furniture with built in power adapters and multimedia capabilities.
4. Bring Outdoors Inside
Bringing outdoors inside was the trend last year too and the trend is expected to continue this year as well. With employees spending most of their time at workplace, bringing some outdoors inside can certainly help them be lively and more productive during the work hours.
Bringing in some live plants creates an element of nature; it also helps to purify the air, so that the employees will also feel healthier.
5. Productive Wellbeing Design
This is everlasting trend in office space industry as every company wants their office space to be productive. The business owners may take the above 4 trends lightly, but not this one.
An employee can be productive only when he’s happy and healthy at the workplace. So providing a healthy environment is what the business owners should be concerned about. With the health and wellbeing being considered while designing the office space, we can certainly see a positive impact in the productivity of employees.
Minor things like areas for collaboration, standing desks, privacy, comfort, lighting, airflow and acoustics can have a great impact on the productivity.
So do you think your office space is up to today’s trend? No? Then why don’t you choose an office space that’s perfect for trend?
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