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  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
industry news

Seed pods for outdoors

Seed pods have been developed by Safe Innovations Ltd, originally to create private space in public service environments where there's often tension between the need for privacy, pressure on space and limited budgets. The pods provide private spaces where professionals and patients meet for mindfulness, counselling, health screening and other purposes....Read more

Meeting Bays

  • Posted on: 2 December 2016
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
industry news

As a continuation on our series for meeting spaces WE are looking at the ranges and options for meeting bays that are proving popular at the moment. For definition purposes meeting bays are separate areas for meeting spaces that have at least two "walls" of some description but are not completely enclosed spaces (such as with meeting pods).

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Orgatec 2016

  • Posted on: 24 November 2016
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
industry news

Orgatec 2016 was very busy this year, with many new products as well as improvements on some old favourites,  and as ever I left feeling that I should have allowed more time to explore all it had to offer!  

The parts that I did see were imaginative and thought provoking and I am pleased to say, provided us with additional answers to some of the projects WE are currently working on.

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Why have an acoustic pod and which one is right for me?

  • Posted on: 15 November 2016
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
industry news

Acoustic pods and meeting pods are some of our most popular products at the moment. The room in a room concept has been developed for facilities managers looking to:

  • increase flexibility of their workspace
  • reduce impact of build work and costly office downtime 
  • take out the requirement for project planning, building
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Meeting room, meeting pod or meeting hub?

  • Posted on: 29 October 2016
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
industry news

Keeping offices as flexible as possible whilst investment and development costs are minimised is a growing trend amongst WE’s clients (OR many businesses). Fortunately manufacturers are responding with an increased range of cost effective products allowing companies to do just that.  Whilst many clients are working with WE to refurbish existing meeting spaces with new meeting room furniture, or adjust how they...Read more

Intu MerryHill

  • Posted on: 21 October 2016
  • By: ben
Author: 
Ben Woodger
Category: 
recent projects

Intu Merry Hill shopping centre in the West Midlands. Merry Hill is home to over 250 shops, retail park, cinema and an Eat Central food hall. As part of a recent upgrade of the loose furniture on the food hall Working Environments supplied chairs, stools and tables to compliment the...Read more

Seating for The Friary Guildford

  • Posted on: 20 October 2016
  • By: harvey
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
recent projects

WE recently installed some soft seating into the Atrium areas at The Friary Shopping centre in Guildford.

The client needed some public seating with more comfort than the normal public benches and...Read more

20th Anniversary

  • Posted on: 5 October 2016
  • By: harvey-old
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
news

WE are proud to be able to say that it was 20 years ago this week that our company first started trading.

Originally named Banner Interiors until a name change a few years back, Working Environments Furniture Ltd has weathered a few commercial slow downs, as many of us have, but we have enjoyed the busier times too.

WE are now a long way from the "Man in a...Read more

Salone Del Mobile Milan 2016

  • Posted on: 10 May 2016
  • By: ben
Author: 
Ben Woodger
Category: 
industry news

Now the dust has settled on another year in Milan and we’ve recovered from our whirlwind tour (and aching feet) of the most important and biggest exhibition in the furniture calendar we thought we'd give you a quick run down from some of our favorite products and manufacturers that caught our eye.

It’s such a mammoth event that its often quite hard to...Read more

Fun Agency design for JKR

  • Posted on: 23 March 2016
  • By: harvey-old
Author: 
Harvey Banner
Category: 
news

JKR office

A great article in the Guardian recently about the importance of fun office design in recruiting quality graduates. JKR's inspiring office is discussed, which was one of our favourite projects working alongside Redjacket design and the JKR team.

".....It was a similar story for Luke Thompson, a designer at brand agency Jones Knowles Ritchie (...Read more

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