We all know how calming and restorative it can be to enjoy a walk in idyllic countryside on a lovely day – but did you know that the long-term absence of greenery and nature in our lives is now believed to have an adverse effect on our mental wellbeing?
Scientists and researchers have recorded benefits in buildings that connect people with nature, such as hospitals where patients have healed faster; schools where children’s test scores have risen, and offices where employees are more productive, as well as communities where neighbours and families are doing better.
Our top tips for buying the best desks and chairs for your workforce
Are you considering buying new staff workstations for your office? It’s a big step and can be a large investment.
In a swift move, you can alter the whole look and feel of your workplace – positively or negatively – as well as the way your staff work together. You can’t afford to make mistakes.
So, pay heed to our insider tips here and consider the following before you part with your hard-earned cash!
1. What size of desk to go for?
When considering new desking, the best way to start is to g...
8 new products for a more efficient workplace
Within the last five to ten years technology has revolutionised our lives in so many different ways from shopping and social networking to banking, communications and entertainment.
So, it figures that the workplace environment should also have changed beyond all recognition. For bright, go-ahead organisations, this is true – and they’re reaping the rewards.
However, we’re often surprised to see how many companies still cling to outmoded work patterns and products – even though upgrading a system or product may not be...
The Ben Johnson Interiors team are always in the know when it comes to the very latest designs and new products to make your workplace simply the best it can be for productivity, staff-wellbeing and aesthetics.
So, do you want to know about all the very latest gadgets, gizmos, furniture and fantastic designs that are out there now? Read about our Ben Johnson Interiors visit to the amazing Clerkenwell Design Week in London!
We split into teams to cover as much of the event as we could. Below are our collective Top 10 Clerkenwell design highlights in no particula...
“Design and Build” and the more traditional “Design Bid Build” are two very different delivery methods used in the construction and design industry.
With “Design and Build” a client or agent typically hires a single entity, the designer/builder, or Ben Johnson Interiors to perform both design and construction under a single contract.
In “Design Bid Build”, the client contracts separately with a designer and a contractor. The design firm is hired to deliver the complete design documents, while the client then solicits fixed price bids from contractors to perform the b...