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What's Hot in Working Environments

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Team effort
Open plan collaborative zones with large scale whiteboards and a variety of places to sit (or stand) and work with colleagues are gaining popularity. Millennials especially are looking for a social way of working with and learning from colleagues and offering a variety of places to work stimulates productivity and strengthens cross-company networks.
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Graphic detail
Clever wall graphics that incorporate utilitarian devices as part of your design theme lend a humorous and human feel to your space. We’ve seen fire extinguishers as scuba tanks on the back of divers, fire bells as headphones and cables creating skylines. Genius.
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Sign of the times
Emojis and iconography mean words aren’t always necessary, and designers are taking full advantage when creating signage. Take the iPhone key pad for example, etched on a glass door it denotes entry to a room where you can go and make calls, whereas a finger on lips shows it’s a quiet area. It’s a great way of overcoming language barriers.
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Office plants 2.0
Our response to nature is innate; being outside in green spaces enjoying fresh air makes us feel relaxed and rejuvenated. While offices in the middle of forests aren’t a practical solution, bringing the outside in can work wonders. Living walls bring stunning, lush green displays into the workspace while purifying the air. It’s a very long way from the dusty yukka plant of old…
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On trend
Discover the key trends that are inspiring commercial interiors. Global textile innovator Camira has launched its second trend forecast, Evolution: Global Trend Directions 2017/18. The driving theme of this report is Evolution, a celebration of now and how we have developed to be such a unique and complex species. The report guides readers through each trend – Quest, Visionary, Habitat and Co-Create – each with a thoughtful colour palette of fabrics, colour combinations to create new moods and dynamic keywords
to capture the sentiment of each trend.
Visit camirafabrics.com/trends to request your copy.
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Proud of your roots
Bold graphics and visual displays that reflect your setting give a unique identity to your work place. Whether it’s hi-tech LEDs in the hipster-haven of Silicon Roundabout, the illustrious industry of the factory skyline in Manchester or the Iron Bridge in Telford, demonstrating pride in your heritage creates a sense of ownership and a proud connection to your location.
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