Recent Posts by Kathryn Butterworth

Human Centric Office Lighting

I write this at midday on a slightly overcast Wednesday in May, through the windows to my left and right I can see large skies and fields, I watch the seasons change and witness the progression of the day.  I am more fortunate than many office workers, whose desks are lit by artificial lights, on…
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Acoustic Panels In Office Interior Design

Baux These acoustic wall tiles are created from recycled wood wool. They act as both art installation and acoustic panels.  The price is very attractive, starting at £60m2. Designs can be created to suit a range of aesthetic styles and the texture brings a unique finish to any office interior. Have a look at the Baux…
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Agile Working

Earlier this year we were asked by a north London based client to reduce their expenditure on rent.  They had 200 members of staff, each with their own desk.  We organised a time utilisation study over a two week period.  This concluded that the average desk was occupied for 43% of the time; there was…
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Myers Briggs – What are you?

Last year I was taking a design brief from a client when he stated that the majority of the staff in his firm were INTPs, “ah, yes, I am similar, I am an ENTP” I responded.  My colleague stared at the two of us, what on earth we were talking about? We were discussing our…
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What is Wellbeing?

I recently wrote a blog that discussed how we approach wellbeing in the workplace, today I wanted to find out more about what is understood by wellbeing in more general terms. I visited my favourite YouTube channel – Ted Talks and watched a fascinating seminar by Jim Harter at Gallup. To answer the question “what…
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How to Sit at Your Desk

For how many hours do you sit at your office desk?  I’m guessing the answer is for the majority of the time you are in the office – so, 7 hours perhaps?  Ideally get yourself a sit-stand desk and read my blog on my experience of standing at work.  However, if you are going to…
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100% Design Exhibition Visit

I spent another fabulous day wandering around 100% Design.  I enjoying animated conversations about boiling taps, swivelled a touch screen table top round and round, tested umpteen chairs (some great, some awful!) and ate plenty of freebie chocolate. For a break after an exhausting morning, I plopped myself down on Orangebox’s new Eva chair (beautiful,…
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Workspace Design Inspiration

A few years ago a friend mentioned a social networking site called Pinterest to me, she thought I might find it useful for my work.  I couldn’t for the life of me understand why, no other such website has been of interest, but out of politeness I took a quick peek.  Instantly, I was hooked…this…
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Clerkenwell Design Week Visit

Carol, Matt and I spent another fabulous day strolling around in the sun, dropping into showrooms, ambling around fascinating exhibitions and catching up with all our favourite reps at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The cocktails flowed freely as did my enthusiasm for many new products, a few that really stood out to me are:…
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Sit Stand Desks; First Hand Experience

A year ago, Carol wrote a blog about the benefits of standing at work – now I can give you my first-hand experience of them. Three weeks ago we had new electric sit stand desks delivered. To my surprise, I’m really using it, as is everyone else in the office. My first discovery was that…
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Workspace Inspirational Images At Pinterest

A few years ago a friend mentioned a social networking site called Pinterest to me, she thought I might find it useful for my work.  I couldn’t for the life of me understand why, no other such website has been of interest, but out of politeness I took a quick peek.  Instantly, I was hooked…this…
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