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6 Trends for Office and Workspaces Design for 2018

Top 6 Dynamic Trends for Office and Workspaces Design for 2018 as Predicted by the Select Interiors Ltd Team. In today’s world, it’s important to have an office space that functions according to your businesses needs and enhances the performance of those who work within its walls. Therefore, the design of your office is so important and why design trends are constantly changing and adapting to the demands of businesses. It directly impacts our ability to work and be at our...

Select Interiors – Best of 2017!

Select Interiors Manchester design and fit out company present a smorgasbord of the best of 2017 selected by the team. The selection was not made on value, profitability or whether we designed the scheme, but purely on how much we enjoyed the process. Number 1 on Select Interiors Fit out Company top 10 - Biz Space Altrincham Business Centre on Altrincham, Select Interiors developed the scheme from initial brief to refurbish 3,000 sqft of communal space, reception, café, corridors, staircases and washroom...

Optimising the Workplace for Innovative Thinking

Coffee Shop Work & How to Optimise the Workplace for Innovative Thinking by Incorporating Smart Design. According to academic research acoustics have a role to play. You need about 70 decibels to enhance creative performance, anything lower, e.g. a quiet conversation and we pick up on the fact that it is too quiet. Noise above 85 decibels, which is like city traffic heard from the inside of a car, is too high and distracting. So, there's this interesting range that is...

Listed Buildings Case Study Progress

Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a retail unit, the unit has three floors, a basement, ground with a single shop front on Deansgate and a double frontage to the 1st floor Survey images below       Our client GBM are a long established Apple authorised reseller. This successful company has been trading for over 20 years and is...

How to Create a Successful Organisational Culture: Build It into the design

  What is the definition of company culture and how does it impact the workplace? Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes a variety of elements, including, company mission, values, ethics, expectations, goals and of course the working environment Example, some companies have a team-based culture with employee participation on all levels, while other have a more structured, traditional and formal management style It’s the personality of an organisation...

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials is an architectural theory based on the idea that materials should be used where they are most appropriate, and without their innate ‘natural’ qualities being concealed. To realise the beauty of materials in their raw state   Examples of this theory in practice include: Exposed concreteleft unpainted, with shuttering marks un-sanded. Timber’s natural grain left unpolished, paintedor stained. Copper’s natural patina left untouched. Steelworkleft exposed Raw masonry walls exposed Exposed galvanised lighting containment and track   As a theory, it is most closely associated with modernist architecture & design and in...

Designing the Office for Work Focus

Employers need open and interactive spaces to encourage collaboration, and such spaces can introduce distractions. Distractions, however, sabotage focus, and focus work is a necessary part of collaborative efforts. How can we solve this conflict? Select Interior’s approach to workplace design is to encourages both collaboration and focus work. We try to Offer employees a variety of workspace options, choice over where, how, and when to best work, and control over workspace features and furnishings. We strive to make the workplace...

Seeing Through the Hand: Why Drawing Remains Relevant in the Design Process

Drawings and sketches, perhaps during lunch with a colleague on a paper napkin to illustrate an idea. We’ve all done it, so why is it the exception not the norm in design today? Universities and colleges have, for the most part, stopped teaching hand drawing, so students don’t regard it as an integral part of the creative process. Now that computers can create just about any virtual and real-looking environment, drawing is perceived as old-fashioned and slow. Contemporary culture pushes us...

What is the difference between Cat A & Cat B fit Outs?

There is no universal or absolute definition of ‘Shell and Core’, ‘Category A’ or ‘Category B’ fit outs. However the following definitions describe what can be assumed to be included: Shell and Core The building is completed to the following specification: Complete fit out of reception / entrance halls, staircases, communal areas, toilets, lifts and core. To include Base Services’ plant and equipment terminated at breakout points to floors. Basic safety infrastructure - sprinkler systems, tanks and risers, fire alarm panel and...

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Thinking in colour – Use of colour in the Office

Thinking in colour – Use of colour in the Office Does an office with orange carpets have more productive workers than one with grey? A recent event explored the psychological effect of designing with different shades. The example above by Select Interiors Ltd for Mediacom uses vibrant colours to define zones for different teams within the business The Psychology of Colour in the Workplace, a recent exhibition in Margate Turner Contemporary gallery. The thought-provoking demonstration of the effect of colour on mood...