Topic: office design

Study finds open-plan offices lead to gender-biased environments

A study that looked at the shift from traditional to open-plan offices revealed that women felt less comfortable in an open-plan layout. Published in Gender, Work and Organisation journal, the research was conducted by academics Alison Hirst from the Anglia Ruskin University and … More

Dubai Holding office by Sneha Divias and Marie Laurent blurs boundaries between work and living

The executive office of Dubai Holding designed jointly by Sneha Divias and Marie Laurent, counters creative stereotypes in this high-profile workspace. Creative collaborations are not exactly new to the design industry but, when an award-winning interior designer and a sought-after architect join forces, … More

#OFISTalks with Allen Architecture Interior Design (AAID)

designMENA has teamed up with UAE-based furniture and flooring firm OFIS to create a video series called #OFISTalks. The series, which will be revealed monthly, involves visiting Dubai-based interior design firms and learning about key team members, projects, as well as insights about various areas … More

Foster + Partners designs a chair for people working in busy public spaces

Amid the debate on the benefits and disadvantages of open-plan versus closed offices, Foster + Partners has designed a chair with a high-back, cocoon-inspired design, which provides privacy to people working in busy public spaces. Produced by Italian brand Poltrona Frau, the Cove … More

Steelcase and OFIS shed light on the changing dynamics of workplace interiors

The world of work is changing fast to instigate a new set of trends focused on themes of creativity, conscientiousness and technology. A cultural shift is taking place in the corporate ecosystem, encouraging businesses to harness a more innovative approach towards office design … More

Office design: How not to choose fads over functionality

New-age workplaces are radically changing and replacing the cookie-cutter mould that had defined conventional office design so far. Businesses are increasingly realising the significance of investing in workplace design, and the impact it has on productivity. With the offices of tech giants, such … More

T.ZED Architects’ office space for KOA challenges conventional office design

Dubai-based T.Zed Architects, founded by Tarik Al Zaharna, aims to reinvent the wheel of spatial architecture in offices with its latest project. Commissioned by KOA, a new forward-thinking development firm, to design its sales office, the practice was tasked with creating a unique … More

Olive tree takes centre stage in minimalist industrial office by Swiss Bureau

There has been a tectonic shift in how we view and use workspaces over the past decade. Increasingly, more and more companies are rethinking their approach towards office design, and its influence on productivity, not to mention employee well-being. This is illustrated in … More

Wilson Associates’ new open-plan office features crystal chandeliers made from skulls and bones

Global interior architecture firm Wilson Associates has recently relocated its Dubai office to Dubai Design District, complete with a new interior design concept. Led by the team at Wilson Associates Dubai, the 6,000 square foot office is designed to reflect the firm’s character … More

Swiss Bureau creates new space for Dubai financial services group Amana Capital

A move to new premises is an opportunity for a company to transform its corporate culture, and allow the interior design of the new workplace to reflect this change. Amana Capital is a financial services group that specialises in providing brokerage services in … More

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