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BHC students collaborate with Entrawood 2019

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For the 5th year, Entrawood has collaborated with the 2nd year Interior Design students from BHC School of Design . The students were briefed to design an office space using Entrawoods furniture range while considering the employee's needs for privacy, comfort, collaboration spaces, and relaxation areas. The students had a choice between 3 fictitios companies that they had to create an identity and office space for: Traverse - a travel...
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Decorex Cape Town 2019 – 100% Extraordinary

By | Food for thought, Manufacturing, Office Furniture

Entrawood Shell Executive range featured in the 100% Extraordinary pavilion that took place at Decorex SA Cape Town at the CTICC from 1-5 May 2019. Themed ‘The Botanical Office’, this year’s concept was inspired by Cape Town’s breathtaking natural landscape. It showcased and local designer products and pieces curated by 100% Design South Africa creative director, Cathy O Clery. O’Clery explains: “I feel people have a huge desire to connect…

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How We Meet Matters

By | Food for thought
Research has shown that most meetings are a major productivity killer. "Researchers from Harvard Business School and Boston University surveyed 182 senior managers across industries and their results were telling: 65 percent of senior managers said that meetings keep them from completing their own work, 71 percent found them to be unproductive and inefficient and 62 percent stated that meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together." - CNBC...
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Why do work lounges matter in an Office Space?

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
Wireless technology has had a major impact on the way people work, and consequently on the layout of a modern office. Gone are the days when work should be done from a desk or office. Wireless technology has unlocked mobility and allows people to work from coffee shops, home, airport lounge or on the fly from their smartphones. The modern office has had to adapt in layout as well as...
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Design an Employee Experience

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
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

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
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

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
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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