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Working from home

As we continue to learn to live in an inter-pandemic era and all the ramifcations that come with it, working from home continues to be the ‘new normal’ for many of us.

COVID-19 has forced companies around the world to embrace remote working, with many predicting that working from home will be here to stay long after the virus has been brought under control. Consequently, while only a couple of years ago architects and designers were trying to make offices more homely, now the challenge is how to carve out an office space in the home.

So what better way to beat the wintertime, lockdown blues than by looking afresh up your home office?

We’ve brought together our essentials for creating a functional and beautiful workspace in your home and, what’s more, these items don’t compromise on their sustainable credentials…

Bespoke desk

Bespoke oak office desk and shelving

Arlberry | Home Office

Our design team work in partnership with you to bring your home office ideas to life. We can design a workspace to suit you, be it a compact built-in desk to make the most of an existing alcove, a home office desk with matching shelving and storage or a multi-functional table for spreading out paperwork on, we create intelligent design solutions to optimise any space.

And throughout the entire process, we will bring together sustainable materials and eco-friendly finishes with considered manufacturing practices to ensure the production of your home office keeps its impact on the environment to a minimum.


Ergonomic seating

Vitra | Tip Ton RE Chair

Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby designed the original, ingenious Tip Ton chair for Vitra in 2011 but last year saw the launch of the Tip Ton RE, notable for its use of plastic recovered from household recycling collections in its manufacture.

The high-quality recycling material used stems from recycled household waste, particularly used packaging. Utilising this raw material instead of petroleum-based primary plastics generates 54% less climate-damaging emissions, with a significant reduction in primary energy consumption.

The innovative Tip Ton also defines a whole new chair typology: the solid plastic chair with a forward-tilt action. Until the Tip Ton, the tilt action which straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles, had been the preserve of the bulkier, less aesthetically-pleasing mechanical office chairs.


Task lighting

Anglepoise – Original 1227 Desk Lamp

George Carwardine designed the Original 1227 as a task lamp with flexibility and stability in mind, marrying the two together in perfect harmony. Launched in 1935, and generally considered the archetype of Anglepoise design, the Original 1227 Desk Lamp pioneered the company’s unique constant spring technology to deliver ultimate flexibility and perfect balance.

Today, this timeless classic boasts iconic status and its unforgettable profile is recognised across the world.

In January 2020, Anglepoise introduced a lifetime guarantee – all of their lights bought for a domestic setting are covered. It is their promise to service and maintain any lights bought by their customers and is a response to the current tidal wave of products that are designed for obsolescence and destined for landfill.

Should you have a problem with your Anglepoise, they guarantee to try and repair it for you. If that really isn’t possible, they will replace and responsibly recycle the old light.


A good notebook

A Good Company | Stone Notebooks

A Good Company do not compromise between design and sustainability.

They have created the world’s first climate-positive notebook made from recycled stone. Leftover stone from local industries is transformed into paper in a process that uses no water or chemicals and runs on solar energy. The result? Naturally white paper which has no grain direction resulting in a frictionless, silky-smooth writing experience. It is also waterproof, tear-resistant and wrinkle-free.

And to make their products not just neutral, but climate-positive, they offset all carbon emissions from the production of each notebook using carbon capture programmes such as tree planting, capturing more than is emitted, so each notebook has a negative carbon footprint.

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