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Meet Lisa

By Food for thought

We have also welcomed a new interior designer to our team, Lisa Moodie, who will be taking over from Talia. She has ample experience working closely with clients to make their vision come to life. Read more about her background and design philosophy. How did your design career thus far lead you to Entrawood (career history) I have always been interested in design and art. Creating something beautiful and watching…

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5 Things to consider when building the brief

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It is often the case that clients are not sure what their office needs are. They know how many people they have to provide workstations for and the size of the space, but rarely do they have a clear brief regarding the type of workstations or the layout or most importantly what they want to achieve with the office upgrade. Here are a few questions we like to ask to…

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How to reconnect organisations and their employees

By Food for thought, Office Layout Solutions

As a recent article by Gensler put it “I think you’re on mute!” is fast becoming a contender for the headline of 2020.” (Gensler, November 18, 2020). The virus has changed how people engage, businesses operate and countries are governed, it will no doubt have a lasting effect on the corporate world, with a big focus on health and safety in the workplace. We start a new year, with new goals…

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The benefits of a standing desk

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TIME magazine article: Want a Standing Desk? Show This Study to Your Boss BY JAMIE DUCHARME  OCTOBER 10, 2018 6:30 PM EDT Link to the original article Standing desks became trendy because of their ability to cut into your sitting time, thereby improving your health and wellness in the workplace. And a small new study says the benefits don’t stop there: standing desks may actually improve your job performance, too. Office workers who used desks that...
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Entrawood & Inscape Project 2020

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We challenged the 3rd year students at Inscape to design a stand that promotes the benefits and multi-purpose use of several new products - all are either mobile, height adjustable, or stackable. They are also asked to incorporate the materials and capabilities of our factories into the actual stand design and build. Below are a few of the projects that stood out. The theme of the stand is The Power...
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Work from the Office VS Home

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We have been following some interesting conversations, surveys, and news regarding employee sentiment about returning to the office vs continuing to work from home. In this piece, we explore some of the arguments and counter-arguments for employees returning to the workplace. There has been a clear shift from a mindset to fit as many people into a given space (minimize costs) to a strong awareness of employee wellbeing (maximize wellness...
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Retrofit The Office

By Food for thought, Office Layout Solutions
See how you can "Retrofit" existing offices by adding Cocoon screens covered in soil & water-resistant fabric for easy cleaning. To make employees feel more secure/safe when returning to the workplace. Use the Slider to see how you can adapt an existing layout/set-up using Cocoon Screens Going forward, companies should reduce the risk of virus transmissions in the workplace. It is recommended to retrofit the office, based on governmental and...
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Hygiene tips for Offices

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We’re living through a time that’s unprecedented and uncharted, at Entrawood we wanted to take the opportunity to offer support and a few helpful tips on how to keep your workplace as safe and hygienic as possible. The current situation in South Africa (at the time of writing this article) schools and public gatherings have been stopped for the time being. However businesses are not closing, they have instead been...
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Meet Janie, our new sales consultant

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Janie Moodie has recently joined our team. She brings over 12 years of experience in the office furniture industry a long with a strong grasp on chair ergonomics. This lady is outgoing, very knowledgeable and we are thrilled to have her in our corner. She answered a few questions to give us more insight into her likes, dislikes, and passions. How did you start your career in the Office furniture...
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SHARED office spaces

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6 Factors that increase the use of shared spaces Shared office spaces that look great and add a fun or comfortable dynamic to the office. However they are often not used frequently or as intended. Here are 6 key factors to take into consideration when you design an office space that offers employees choice. Tools For The Task People prefer to work in spaces that make it easy. Consider the...
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