Design an Employee Experience

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Design Experiences In a time when critical thinking, creativity and teamwork drives and supports growth, your employees are your most important asset. Designing an environment, not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use, ensures that you attract and retain top talent. Key factors influencing an employee experience Focus on facilitating the wide range of work activities and design the space around that, rather...
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BHC STUDENTS GET CREATIVE WITH OFFICE LAYOUTS.

By | Food for thought, Layout
Every Year Entrawood collaborates with The BHC, Their 2nd year Interior Design students are briefed to do the layout of a modern agile office for a fictional client and express the company's culture through their choice of furniture, colour and finishes – they could choose 1 the following: Glow - Mobile fitness app (such as Sweat, by Kayla Itsines) Wakanda Regional Police station office (such as SAPD) LeveL Architecture Firm...
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48 Hour Office Design Brief – Inscape 2nd Years 2018

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Entrawood collaborated with Inscape 2nd year Interior Design students in the planning of a modern agile office. To simulate a real-world scenario, the students only had 48 Hours to complete the project. A presentation, by Entrawood Product and Marketing Manager, Nushke Grobler, on the evolution of office furniture over time, as well as the latest office trends and how it may be incorporated into the office layout and the mood...
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Zine 2018

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Unlock Potential In a time when critical thinking, creativity and teamwork drives and supports growth, your employees are your most important asset. Designing an environment, not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use, ensures that you attract and retain top talent. In this edition we investigate the structural and environmental elements you can use to create a great employee experience. BY ENTRAWOOD Read Zine...
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Shell Executive Launch

By | Food for thought, Manufacturing, Office Furniture
The new Executive Shell Desk and storage will be launching at Decorex Joburg, in the 100% Design Hall this year. What makes an executive office different from any other Single desk with side storage? Is it merely size or is it a work surface shaped to the user needs? Is it the colour, or is it a combination of materials, shaped and combined with intention? Is an executive office meant...
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Visit to NeoCon 2018

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It was such a privilege and hugely inspiring to attend NeoCon 2018 in Chicago. The showrooms in The Mart show us what every office could and should look like in the future. Spaces are engaging, connecting and interacting with the furniture and technology is effortless and fun. The material enhancements and R&D is incredible, think light-weight semi-transparent curtain that acts as a sound absorber, or film that can be put...
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Entrawood at Design Joburg 2018

By | Food for thought, Layout
Design Joburg 2018 took place from 25 - 27 May at the Sandton convention centre. Featuring Rooms-On-View, a range of concept stands curated by different designers, each with a theme, colour and room focus, bringing together the very latest in décor and design from the African continent, in a cohesive and considered layout. There were also many branded stands putting their best foot forward in very impressive displays. Entrawood is proud...
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Explore the meaning of an Agile office

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There is much discussion around the concept of “the Agile office” and it is still a definition in the making, but in layman’s terms it helps to facilitate flexibility and team work. In order to demonstrate the meaning or functionality of an Agile Office, I'm going to compare a restaurant choice for dinner. Option 1 In a restaurant that can seat 200 people, the seating area is rectangular with tables and chairs...
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The 48hour brief with INSCAPE Education Group

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We are often faced with tight deadlines and pressure to do a layout, render, get approval to place an order within in a day or two, so that we can make, deliver, install office furniture 2 weeks later. In collaboration with Leigh Krueger, the Undergraduate Academic Manager and Carsten Walton, the Faculty Dean for Built Environment we created a challenging but fun brief  for the 2nd year students at all...
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