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Another certification scheme? Fitwel is the new kid on the block.

Fitwel has been created from a desire for a wellbeing standard that could be applied to any property of any age and condition, not just the Grade-A city monoliths. Written by: Georgia Elliot-Smith, Director, Element 4

26/11/2019 3 min read

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In conversation with Atul Bansal, Sheila Bird Studio

Introducing Mix Sessions: conversations with key industry influencers from the world of commercial interior design. First up, Atul Bansal, founder of Sheila Bird Studio, on how the studio got its name, all things Mix Design Collective and much more.

02/12/2019 2 min read

Key industry articles and insights looking at the latest news from the world of commercial interior design

Relax, don’t do it: the scope for relaxed office floorspace

We all need to relax – seriously. So is the office property business learning how to chill, or is it manic from too much coffee? David Thame investigates the scope for relaxed office floorspace. Stop. Calm down. Take a break. Above all, relax.

13/11/2019 5 min read

Discover the latest and most innovative products curated by Mix Interiors.

EGGER to launch new Decorative Collection

February 2020 sees the introduction of the new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22: the company’s biggest product launch since 2017

23/11/2019 2 min read

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One size does not fit all when it comes to inclusivity: Helen Berresford, ID:SR

The definition of ‘inclusion’ often focuses on removing physical barriers that make buildings and spaces accessible to as broad a range of people as possible. This is obviously vital to boosting diversity and creating spaces that are fair, but surely we also need to ensure that our buildings are sensitive to mental health and neurodiversity issues as well as other hidden disabilities. However, in practical terms, how do we achieve this? Helen Berresford, Head of ID:SR, has the answers.

26/09/2019 3 min read

Wellbeing in the workplace: Paul Patenall, BCO

We talk to the newly appointed BCO President on wellbeing in the workplace

24/09/2019 3 min read

The Biophilic Office Project

There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that, by incorporating biophilic design into our built environments, we can increase our health and wellbeing. Biophilic design acknowledges that we are instinctively connected to nature and that, through exploring this connection within the spaces that we live, relax and work in, we can positively influence our physical and psychological health. Oliver Heath, Director of Oliver Heath Designs, knows his stuff.

18/09/2019 3 min read

Research reveals noise negatively impacts 69% of employees globally

It’s more often than not at the top of the poll when it comes to things that irritate people in their workplace – and an enormous (and fixable) issue when it comes to wellbeing and happiness. Yet so many businesses continue to get it wrong or fail to address the issue. What are we talking about? Noise.

14/09/2019 2 min read

Designing for wellbeing: Sarah Dodsworth, SpaceInvader

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK’s productivity levels recently lagged behind those of our European neighbours, while commentators continue to discuss the ‘productivity puzzle.’ Sarah Dodsworth, Creative Director at SpaceInvader gives us her own analysis.

06/09/2019 3 min read

What is the impact of emotional design?

We recently took over Barclays Eagle Lab at Bruntwood’s Manchester HQ for another fascinating MixInspired, this time on the topic of emotional design. The session explored the importance of emotional design within the workplace, and the impact it can have on the end user.

05/09/2019 7 min read

The impact of design on health and wellbeing

Wellbeing makes up a fundamental part of any office design – if a basic level of wellbeing is not being achieved, then the design is underperforming. Over the next few years, wellbeing is expected to continue to become more and more embedded in our working lives. Oktra’s Nic Pryke tells us more.

04/09/2019 3 min read

Wellbeing spotlight: Elina Grigoriou

Wellbeing is a personal choice. It is not something that we are given, but a choice that we can make. No matter what conditions we are in, it is a choice that is available if one is conscious of it. Designer Elina Grigoriou, who knows what’s what when it comes to the subject, having recently published a book – ‘Wellbeing in Interiors – Philosophy, Design and Value in Practice’ – presents us with a perfect introduction to our wellbeing spotlight.

03/09/2019 3 min read

The Big Question - Wellbeing

The implementation of wellbeing is (still) more about productivity and bottom-line issues than it is about really looking after people. Do you agree?

01/09/2019 2 min read
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