The boundary between the home and the office has become more fluid. Against the backdrop of the current global crisis, we are experiencing a stress test for the home office. It turns out that working from home works in principle, but are also realising the benefits of working in the office too. This will have an impact on the use concepts and design of office space in the future.
The future of work is an opportunity and scope for companies and employees. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute, we surveyed 1,200 people in 34 countries and provide new impressions and ideas in the “Challenge the Future of Work” report.
Opinions differ about listening to music at work. Some cannot do without it, while others find it distracting. This is why the subject of listening to background music in the workplace usually creates a lot of discussion.
Serenity and focus are essential sources of inspiration and creativity. At Bene, we also want to support this in your everyday life and provide you with a series of meditation sessions.
At Bene we specialise in designing and furnishing working environments, and so we know how to set up a functional and ergonomic workstation at home, where you can work efficiently and effectively.
The world of work is changing. People are changing. Ideas flow, workspaces are fluid and processes are flexible. As a global benchmark for innovative working we need to question one thing in particular: EVERYTHING. As Bene has always done. With desks you can stand at. With chairs that are more than just great to sit on. With concepts that spur work. With offices that INSPIRE.
In the PARCS collection, PearsonLloyd wanted to give people a real choice of space and experience, so that they were not dictating how or where people should work. They did not want to presume that they knew what would be comfortable for a particular type or length of meeting. It was more that they wanted to facilitate a different type of use, a different type of interaction, a different type of communication.
In 2009 a new kind of furniture was launched: PARCS inspired unconventional office layouts, breaking out from established formats and routines. Jointly developed by the London design duo Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, it defined a new style of office interaction. Integrating the communal zones into the office also led to another significant change: the spaces became more colourful, the materials softer, and the colour schemes of office landscapes became a way to define the brand.
We are surrounded by colours all the time. They affect our emotions. They have a major influence on the ambience of a room. Even in the office. Colours are on floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, work accessories, the people around us, and the landscape outside the window. Together they form a never-ending spectrum of nuances, tones and contrasts. Despite all this variety: identity is the result of a conscious selection of materials and colours, especially when it comes to furniture and spaces. Above all, colourful fabrics set vivid accents to an office landscape. In addition to pleasant basic colours, this creates optical highlights.
At the leading design fair Maison&Objet in Paris in September, Bene introduced their latest innovative solutions for the working environments of tomorrow, which allow fluid boundaries between work and leisure.
In 2009 a new kind of furniture was launched: PARCS inspired unconventional office layouts, breaking out from established formats and routines. Jointly developed by the London design duo PearsonLloyd, it defined a new style of office interaction – informal, inspirational and communicative. We celebrate 10 years of PARCS and revisit the background to this success story.