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Thinking in shades of blue: How to use Pantone Color of the Year in office spaces?

Over the years Pantone Color Institute with its Color of the Year selection has influenced not only fashion, product design and residential interior trends, but also the way work environment and office furniture are designed. Today, we’re thinking in shades of classic blue together with Abeer Zaidi, FF&E manager at Swiss Bureau Interior Design. We are exploring a range of different office furniture products that can help you incorporate various shades of blue (from baby to navy blue) in workspace environments without overwhelming the space.

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Surreal and social: Reimagining the post-Covid social spaces and collaborative furniture

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, collaborating and meeting in big groups still seems a bit surreal - as an idea beyond reality. However, as people are now gradually returning to their offices, how do we ensure that they are back to a safe workspace environment? Fatma ElFeki, interior designer at Dubai-based design studio Roar and Melia Abs, concept designer at OFIS, joined forces and worked together on selecting collaborative furniture while imaging a perfect “khalina nsharek” or “let’s collaborate” workspace in a surreal setting.

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Is work from home here to stay? Check out our home and office furniture inspirations

Will you continue to work from home after the coronavirus pandemic? Our concept designer Melia Abs shares her weekly dose of inspiration, envisioning her perfect home office, using residential and office furniture products from our Spanish partner Sancal.

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Video: Download OFIS "Back to Work" practical guide and book your free consultation

Is your office ready for the new Coronavirus reality? Get OFIS latest "Back to Work" practical guide for the post COVID-19 workspaces, featuring our design recommendations and available furniture solutions for safe reopening and returning to the workplace after the Coronavirus shutdown.

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Back to work: Rethinking office design trends in a post-COVID world

As interior designers, we’ve been given an opportunity to put a new lens on creating healthier offices in a post-COVID-19 world. What will the office of the future look like in this new Coronavirus reality and what office furniture solutions can we provide to our clients?

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Leading through a crisis: I’m only human, after all

During the recently held webinar co-hosted by OFIS and Cosentino, Lucy Kidd, a business psychologist and leadership consultant, and design and build industry leaders – Kristina Zanic, Keenan Grote and Mariam Halim Kamel – shared their truths on how they’re currently navigating their teams through the coronavirus crisis while staying humans – after all.

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Realities of retail design in the post-Covid world?

How could Covid-19 impact retail design? Will interior designers have to rethink the concepts of human-centric design, putting the people’s health and safety above the actual experiences and convenience? As shoppers, will we ever be able to feel safe in crowded supermarkets or comfortable enough with sanitation officers behind our backs and thermal scans at every doorstep?

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What is the future of co-working and office spaces in a post-COVID world?

"Where do we go from here" is a 3-part blog series, bringing you highlights from a recently held online panel discussion co-hosted by OFIS and Cosentino, which featured three prominent industry leaders – Pallavi Dean, founder and creative director at Roar, Carla Conte, creative director at Brand Creative, and Melani Sabhaney, co-founder and design director at Interspace.

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Suddenly Working Remotely? Join upcoming Steelcase Webinar

This is not a normal work from home scenario. In light of the COVID-19 global health crisis, even people used to working remotely are doing so under intense conditions, increased stress and elevated levels of anxiety. And for many, working from home or on distributed teams is an entirely new way of working. On Thursday, March 26, join Steelcase live webinar as we take your questions and our workplace wellbeing experts share advice for how you can stay mentally and physically healthy, productive and connected to your teams when you can’t be together.

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How can we create safer and more health-conscious workplaces?

In the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the question of safety and wellbeing of workers globally rises again. From interior designers and furniture manufacturers to end-users, managers, and employees, this article looks at how all stakeholders can contribute to more health-conscious workplaces and best practices?

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