Workspace Design Show

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You might not be able to change a company culture overnight. But you can start your makeover with some new furniture and clever office design – and improve employees' creativity, productivity, teamwork, and overall well-being.

Logovisual has recently introduced the ThinkingWall® Acoustic Cupboard Combi, a versatile and innovative addition to modern workplaces. This new furniture piece combines multiple functions, catering to the dynamic needs of contemporary office environments.

Kettal's Eolias collection has been developed to seamlessly integrate into both outdoor and indoor settings. The collection distinguishes itself through its commitment to sustainability, utilizing a blend of natural and synthetic materials, including aluminium and wicker.

OJMAR has introduced a groundbreaking addition to the world of office and hybrid workspace security: the OCS Smart Lock. This advanced electronic lock represents a significant leap in locker security, offering both convenience and reliability.

The Lapala chair, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Expormim, recognizing the chair's timeless appeal, revisited its first Lapala woven chair, a Mediterranean classic, originally designed in 1998.

Following on from successful shows in both the UK and the Netherlands this year, Workspace Design Show is pleased to announce the first names to be added to the speaker programme for its London 2024 show.

Workspace Design Show, the leading trade show bringing together the UK workplace design community, returns to London’s Business Design Centre for its eagerly awaited third UK edition from 27-28 February 2024.

CIBSE Build2Perform Live is back for its eighth edition, and this year's event promises to be an exceptional gathering of industry professionals, thought leaders, exhibitors, and emerging talents.

The FIS Innovation Awards are now open for entry, welcoming pioneers and visionaries from the Finishes and Interiors sector. The awards aim to recognize innovations that address industry needs and demonstrate evidence of adoption or planned use in commercial settings.

Oasis Plants transformed the entire floor of Globant Offices, enhancing its aesthetic appeal with a lush interior landscape and improving the workspace's flow. They opted for hydroculture plants throughout the project and skillfully created undulating mounds of LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate), covered with preserved flat and ball moss to create a more informal and inviting landscape.

The Oasis Plants team completed a stunning installation for Stevens & Bolton LLP in Surrey. Throughout the joinery and shelving planting, they incorporated hydroculture plants, while opting for replica foliage for high and ceiling raft plantings.

Element Four delivered the UK’s highest-scoring Fitwel Certified project two years in a row. Sustainability consultancy Element Four has achieved the Fitwel Best in Building Health Highest Scoring Project recognition for two years in a row.

CoLab is the outcome of Pearson Lloyd’s intensive project with Senator exploring emerging higher-education models and changing approaches to work. In collaboration with the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) at Nottingham Trent University, Pearson Lloyd identified the need for an informal, multi-modal and multi-posture tech-enabled learning space that we referred to as the ‘café classroom’.

Twenty years after Squire & Partners first worked on the building, the members’ Club and subsequent private HQ building has been transformed into 100,000 sq ft of prime multi-tenant workspace, with 10,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art amenities, wellness facilities and rooftop terrace.

In the age of hybrid working, what can be done to encourage people back into the office? With the draws of remote working discouraging workers from returning to more traditional approach to work, the workplace as we know it has changed forever. In an effort to combat this dwindling presence, a new concept was created by international real estate organisation Vastint and designed by turnerbates Design & Architecture.

Stansons unveils their new space that transcends the conventional concept of a showroom, offering much more than an elegant and sustainable display of products. Stansons has succeeded in creating a community of like-minded designers dedicated to crafting workspaces that prioritize people above all else.

This article highlights how Davidson, a leader in improving workplace performance, utilized Woven Image's EchoPanel® acoustic finishes to optimize their new office space in Brisbane, Australia.

22 Bishopsgate, the impressive tower designed by PLP Architecture in collaboration with AXA IM - Real Assets and Lipton Rogers Developments, has become an iconic landmark at the heart of the City of London's financial district.

MCM are proud to announce that Diageo’s Global HQ are WINNERS of a 2023 BCO Award for the Best ‘Fit Out of Workplace’.

Former RIBA president Jack Pringle’s new practice has completed its renovation of watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority’s Edinburgh offices, which are now a base for 200 staff.

In this article, the conversation between workplace design consultant Steve Brewer, Associate Director Mbali Chaise and Editor and Publisher Vanessa Champion at the Workspace Design Show is discussed.

“With the incredible turnout, WDS offers the chance to be on top of of the industry. Everyone is talking, learning and connecting.” Read the whole …

The international Silhouette Awards has announced the winners of its 2023 programme in a virtual celebration which took place on 1st March. The whole international lighting community was invited to join this momentous occasion, with many taking part in celebrating the winning Mentees and their Mentors.

"The show brings together striking features, a thought-provoking programme of talks featuring a whole host of speakers, from developers to architects and their blue-chip clients, along with accomplished exhibitors showcasing the latest workplace interiors innovations."

"The popular first-night Workspace Design Show party, sponsored by FUTURE Designs, also returns on the 27 February."

"On arrival, attendees will be met by the spectacular Destination Workplace Rebirth entrance, designed by the worldwide integrated architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm Gensler, along with design partners, AW Spaces, Acrylisize and Kvadrat."

"The four talks programmes that attendees can choose from are the Workspace Design Talks, bringing you insights on workplace strategy and design; FIS Conference, offering the latest from the finishes and interiors sector; The Occupiers Forum: The View from HQ, providing the perspectives from the all important Occupiers; and Sustainability Works, addressing the latest challenges in sustainability and ESG in our workplaces."

"Next week the Workspace Design Show returns for the highly anticipated showcase of upcoming workplace trends for 2023."

With only a few days until The Workspace Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre, on 27-28 February 2023, here is a taste of what to expect.

Preview in Workplace Insight

Our long-standing partners at Workplace Insight recently shared an in-depth preview of what's to come at Workspace Design Show 2023.

"LIFTD Design’s and Technogym’s expertise was pivotal to create Zone 10, a top-notch fitness & wellness centre for Warner Bros. Studios employees in Leavesden in Hertfordshire."

"Returning to Islington's Business Design Centre on 27-28 Febturary, the Workspace Design Show is back, with the 2023 theme of Designation Workplace: Places Where People Want to Be."

Building, Design & Construction Magazine recently featured a writeup about the up-coming 2023 edition of Workspace Design Show.

Thank you to the kind folks over at Refurb & Developer Update for featuring the 2023 edition of Workspace Design Show last month.

Our friends over at SpecFinish recently covered the 2023 edition of Workspace Design Show.

From acoustics to furniture to flooring and fabrics, Workspace Design Show is the perfect place to discover the workplace trends for 2023.

Thank you to our media partners over at Dezeen for their recent coverage of programme of talks.

Sustainability is at the forefront of almost all industries making it increasingly important that businesses understand how this agenda fits into the workplace and this is where the circular economy can play a part.

By Lewis Barker, Director of Workplace Services EMEA at ServiceNow.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the seventh part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the sixth part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the fifth part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the fourth part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the third part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the second part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Hear from a number of speakers appearing at Workspace Design Show 2023 in the first part of our new Speakers Q&A series.

Workspace Design Show returns for the second time, unveiling an exciting speaker line-up as part of its 2023 edition.

Our friends over at Workplace Insight recently published an article detailing the Workspace Design Show UK's 2023 speaker line-up.

Workspace Design Show will be taking place at the Business Design Centre, London, on 27-28 February, and is getting ready to host a whole range of creatives from the UK’s workplace industry.

Research shows Gen Z values being at work more than experienced counterparts, but they need the office to better fit their needs.

Ryan Anderson of MillerKnoll explores how and why the workplace is transforming to become what employees want it to be.

Porsche Italia recently opened its eighth Porsche Experience Center worldwide, the first in Italy and the largest on a global scale. The complex is located in Franciacorta, a scenic area of northern Italy known for its rolling hills covered with esteemed vineyards that have made the eponymous brand world famous.

Rosa Collet's Interior Design Studio transforms an industrial loft into collaborative offices for the technology company, Tpartner Network Services.

Due to rapid growth of the e-commerce team at this global sportswear company, Hollandse Nieuwe Architecture & Interior design were commissioned to re-design the 24.500 m2 office space.

March 2022 London; ‘Destination Workplace’ has been unveiled as the theme for the second edition of Workspace Design Show. Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre on 27-28 February 2023, Workspace Design Show will once again be bringing together the entire commercial interiors community to discover and discuss tomorrow’s workspaces.

Designers Mind Academy is Designers Mind’s brand new wellbeing coaching for organisations and individuals to create change and prioritise wellbeing within the industry.

We asked some of our speakers at the Workspace Design Talks to share their insights on what’s happening now and will be happening in the future of our Workspace industry.

Shining a light on emerging talent within the lighting industry, the international Silhouette Awards has revealed this year's winners during virtual winners' celebration which took place yesterday.

We're excited to start the new year with another glowing review, courtesy of In Magazine.

The Workspace Design Show saw over 2,500 people through the doors of Islington’s Business Design Centre at the inaugural Workspace Design Show to see the wealth of new products and leading edge discussions.

The first ‘real’ UK show since 2019 was held at The Business Design Centre on 4th and 5th November – and what an exciting event it was! Packed with enthusiastic attendees, the show floor was buzzing – and a series of ‘Expert Panel’ discussions gave us some real insights into the future of the office...

WDS featured in DesignCrucial

"The Workspace Design Show saw over 2,500 people through the doors of Islington’s Business Design Centre at the inaugural Workspace Design Show to see the wealth of new products and leading edge discussions. The event united industry colleagues with each other after a pandemic-induced hiatus of over eighteen months with an overall theme of ‘Redesigning tomorrow’s commercial interiors together’."

Facilitate Magazine recently covered one of the Workspace Design Talks, "Commercial Interior Designs to Inspire Creativity & Innovation", held on the first morning of the event.

Read what Alys Bryan, Editor at Design Insider, had to say about WDS 2021 in her full length review.

You might notice a live, brightly coloured feature as you explore the Workplace Design Show....

"The show brings together the latest products in the sector and celebrates the creativity of workplace design."

As the summer comes to an end and people return to their offices, what better time to look ahead to a show which will bring together the latest products in the sector, celebrating the creativity of workplace design."

"In less than two months, Workspace Design Show will open its doors, welcoming the commercial interiors community to discover and discuss tomorrow’s places of work at London’s Business Design Centre from 4-5 November 2021."

"The countdown is well underway... Workspace Design Show, taking place on 4th & 5th November at the Business Design Centre, London, is a must-attend event to discover what's next for the UK's commercial interiors market."

WDS featured in Archetect

hank you to our partners over at Archetect for featuring Workspace Design Show in issue 56.

Thanks to Mix Interiors for another article about the show.

Thanks to DesignCurial for our recent shout-out.

A big thanks to our partners over at Material Source for their recent article on the show.

Have you seen our most recent feature over at designerati's website?

Featuring: Paul Nulty, Nulty Lighting / Neale Smith, Foundry Lighting / Susan Lake, Susan Lake Lighting Design / Matt Waring, Editor at arc magazine

Check out our recent in-depth article over on Construction Update UK, detailing more about Workspace Design Show 2021.

Thank you to our partners over at Arc Magazine for including info about our up-coming Spotlight Series webinar.

We're excited to be featured in the latest issue of Mix Interiors magazine.

Thank you to our friends over to Architecture Magazine for their fantastic write-up about Workspace Design Show 2021 in their latest issue.

A massive congratulations to our Media Partners at designerati for achieving the amazing milestone with Designer magazine - their 250th issue!

Thanks to Workplace Insight for featuring our speaker lineup!

Thanks to the team over at Design Insider for publishing their recent write-up about Workspace Design Show!

Featuring: Natasha Bonugli, Global Principal, Design, Unispace / Stephen Philips, Associate Product Designer, Arup / Yorgo Lykouria, Creative Director & Founder, Rainlight / Collin Burry, Principal, Gensler / Daniel Gava, Brand Strategy Advisor, Architecture & Design Industry.

Thanks to Workplace Insight for featuring our speaker lineup!

In the first in a series of interviews with the fantastic workspace design professionals who will be speaking at Workspace Design Show in 2021, designerati recently sat down with Cristiano Testi, Principal Director at tp bennett.

Thanks you ADF for their detailed writeup of things to expect at Workspace Design Show 2021.

Curious to find out more about what you can expect from Workspace Design Show in 2021? Look no further than this article kindly featured on Building Construction Design.

We’re excited to share with you an insightful read courtesy of our very own Advisory Board member Joanna Knight and leading industry website, Insight. A …

Featuring: Georgia Elliott-Smith, UN Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment & Managing Director at Element 4 Group / Kate Vine, Principal at Perkins & Will / Cheré Falconer, Design Director at Oktra / May Fawzy, Founder at MF Design Studio.

Our friends at Dexigner have published a post about Workspace Design Show over on their website. Read it by clicking here.

Our fantastic partners over at newdesign magazine spoke with some of our speakers and advisory board members about what to expect from the event. Read …

Thank you to another of our amazing partners, BOSS, for announcing Workspace Design Show to their audience. Read the full article over at the BOSS website …

We recently announced Hotel Designs as one of our key partners for the event. Read more about our partnership over at the Hotel Designs website …

Thank you to Dezeen for their promotion of the event – you can read the full article by clicking here.

Featuring: Colin Macgadie, Chief Creative Officer at BDG Architecture & Design / Neil Usher, Chief Workspace & Design Strategist at GoSpace AI / Charlie Green, Co-CEO & Co-Founder at The Office Group.

A huge thanks to Construction Update for featuring our event on their website.

A big thanks to our partners Workplace Insight for sharing a sneak preview of our event, written by Freddie Steele.

While leasing activity remains subdued, the investment market has picked up, with a strong fourth quarter expected.

The British Contract Furnishing Association represents a wide range of market sectors within the furnishing industry including: Office, Marie, Education, Healthcare and Hospitality.

Workspace Design Show is an exciting addition to the global design events calendar, launching on 21 January this year, with the inaugural edition taking place from 4-5 November 2021 at London’s Business Design Centre, at the heart of the UK’s commercial interiors community.

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