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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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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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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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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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Exploring the “Third place” in the office

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“The first place is your home, the second is your work and your third place is a space for community.” Ray Oldenburg “A major trend from 2016 we expect to continue into 2017 is embracing the third place. The third place is an area of the workplace designed more similarly to a café or lounge than a traditional office. Separate from permanent workstations, the third place offers a relaxed, informal environment…

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Meet Ryan Grindlay

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Ryan, you are no stranger to the SA office furniture industry, give us some background on your journey before joining Entrawood. Well, my tenure of over 20-years in the S.A. Office Furniture Industry started way back in 1991, at Waltons Stationery, and as my passion grew for the Furniture Industry, this was accelerated when I moved to a company by the name of Klein Brothers, which later became Cecil Nurse….

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Entrawood’s take on Orgatec 2016

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We are back from the Orgatec 2016 – the world’s leading trade fair for Office and Facility, in Cologne, Germany – and we loved it! We tried our best to take in everything we saw in all 8 halls, covering more than 130,000 m² showcasing 671 companies from 40 countries, to bring back with us trends and product innovations to translate and make workable for the South African Market. We were very happy…

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