- Panels come in several sizes
- Larger size is suitable for a wide surface area, covering an entire workstation
- Smaller versions for tabletop usage
- Note Design’s Focus Divider can be rolled up and stored in a backpack for easy carry and people who needs privacy for today’s digital office workers
- Organic shaped (Cocoon-esque design)
- Capsule chair designed is wrapped with cushion paddings
and hand picked fabric material
- “Semi-pod” design where it covers the user’s sides and top
WE SHALL SELECT 3 WINNER FROM THIS POLLING.
WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL.
The heart of shifts in the workplace is increased mobility. Unassigned Workdesk, Hot Desking, Activity Based Working, Agiled, Collaboration will still be the main key words for the future work place.
FOCUS vs FLEXIBLE is important to balance these 2 element into an open agile workplace. To reduce disruption, good design and space planning absorbs sounds and create visual barriers between zones to help people achieve optimal performance, whenever and wherever they choose to work. DIGITAL TRANFORMATION will be one of the important role towards all these highly flexibility workplace demand.
Modern day design co-existing with retro element will shine for the upcoming decade
Mix of old design idea with new modern concept
Creating fresh, modern sense of style that honors the past
Longevity / Built to last
Mid century element – arches / plaster effect surface / geometry tiles / terrazzo
Natural material in furniture – wicker / cane and rattan furniture
Longevity, built to last. It lies in restoration, and curating unique object
Arches / curves, which pared-down treatment is smooth and clean-lined without ornate detailing
Surface details – groove detailing / graphic statement
Statement tiles such as pattern and bold tiles being use in small or big area
Soft gold / brass finish Minimalist / classical shape
COCOON, a timeless lounge chair designed by Kevin Hviid & Martin Kechayas
Velvet upholsteries, hemp curtains, cork walls and plywood, wicker, jute, cane and rattan furniture
Soft curves on furniture
Re-edition of classic furniture
Retro elements with new materials
- Nagase Singapore (Pte) Ltd
- Project Type:
- Design and Build
- 51 Science Park 2, The Aries, #01-01 to 03
- March 2020
Nagase Singapore (Pte) Ltd is from a group of companies under NAGASE & CO., LTD with the local office dealing with mainly import, export and domestic sales operating out of their office at 600 North Bridge Road. 51 Science Park 2, The Aries is an expansion of their existing office to include a Food Laboratory comprising an Analytical lab, a Savoury and Bakery Lab within an approximate area of 3500 square feet.
Adopting the idea of colour blocking to define different spaces in the office, vibrant colours are injected into the space, this energizes the whole work environment. We focus on creating employee experiences that help them to work and live differently; therefore, we providea Café breakout area in-between of work zone and front of house area, this allows employees to easily pop into the Café breakout area to work in a different environment and also to double this area as collaboration, enhancing productivity, well-being and creative environment.
Approach: Cheerful and energized working environment.
- YouGov Singapore Pte Ltd
- Project Type:
- Addition & Alteration
- Tanjong Pager Road to One Finlayson Green
- February 2020
YouGov is an international research data and analytics group headquartered in London dealing with data-led offering supports. YouGov was situated in shophouse at Tanjong Pager Road and relocated to One Finlayson Green’s fitted unit of 2,995sft due to expansion.
We refurbished their whole unit with an idea to assist YouGov to incorporate their identify into the new office and keeping it cost efficienct by recycling all their system furniture from their existing office to the new premises. We emphasise on their corporate colours in the space; combination of some unique quotes with wall-painted gemetrical shapes on walls, columns and room. There are also mixture of colourful furniture to create relax and cheerful ambience.
Approach: Fun and hip ambience, cost-effective and ecologically friendly.
- V.Ships Asia Group Pte. Ltd.
- Project Type:
- Addition & Alteration
- Keppel Tower to The Concourse
- March 2020
V-Ships is a ship management company, part of V.Group Holdings Limited situated in Keppel Tower previously and was told to move due to redevelopment, V.Ships moved to The Concourse’s fitted unit of 11,162sft.
To assist V.Ships in this refurbishment work efficiently in both cost and work involved, part of the challenge is to reuse the existing furniture from both their new and existing offices, which requires tedious planning and management by the team.
We implement their corporate colours into the space, as well as refresh it with colourful accents on walls, collars and carpets; transform unusable corners into cosy breakout area for client and staff collaboration.
Approach: Cost-effective and ecologically friendly.
Organised by Kelvin & Frank Reid, a bi-monthly talk that shows recognition and respects to individuals in the office interior design industry, and have inspirational sharing from the invited guest speakers.
Session 10 on 14 January 2020, at Style craft Showroom, Genting Centre.
Speakers: Joe Tse, HumanScale | Daniel Du, Woods Bagot | Lin Jun Long, Siren | Ken Yip, Stylecraft
SUN LOVE HOME
Date: 14 March 2020
Half yearly visit to Sunlove Love Home at 70 Buangkok View. Due to the pandemic, no visit is allowed since January. However, KFR has purchased 350 packets of dinner meal to the residents at this rehabilitation home.
Date: 6 April 2020
A day before CB, our Director, Frank Chen went on to distribute goodie bag, this time with masks and hand soap for the cardboard collectors. This is an on-going giving, to small gesture to greet the folks and remind them about their safety while doing this back-breaking work, under hot sun and busy traffic. Additional reminder this time, for their health and hygiene amid this pandemic.
Coronavirus has changed the world, it doesn’t allow everyone to live in their normal routine. People is afraid about infection, worry about the food/ groceries, panic about their job etc. It affects a lot of people, including myself.
Circuit breaker has a great impact to my family too. As an employee and father of two, I have to adapt to new routines. Managing children and fighting for “extra time” to work from home is definitely a great challenge.
Some people may think that work from home is relaxing because they don’t have to face the bosses, you set your own KPI and you work on your own pace. It may sound like a marvellous idea but it is definitely not, if u are also a father. Circuit breaker ‘forces’ us to litherally spend time with kids.
We were not given the options whether to like it, or whether we could manage it. One thing I have learned from this pandemic is multitasking. For instance, I would have to plan what to cook for dinner while working at my desk; drafting an email in my mind while changing my daughter’s diapers; planning activities to keep my kids busy while I am replying email or answering a call.
The life is not as peaceful as we expect. Jobs are never finished on time; kid’s appetite may not be good; wife is not feeling well and there were a lot more happening at the same time. It easily stresses me out because this is the reality of life. There is no formula/ rules to juggle between work and parenting at the same time. The world has slowed down its pace due to Coronavirus, but my brain has sped up due to Circuit Breaker.
Due to this “flexibility” in life now, I am blessed that I can still spend the sweetest bonding moments with my family. We spend most of the time with each other, playing, learning, eating and sleeping.
Despite all the stress and extra overtime due to unfinished work, it is really fun that we all learn to work things out as a family and I really do appreciate the moments we spend together. The circuit breaker ends on 1 June, but I will definitely miss these moments in life and I have to say, this pandemic has changed my life.
It has been a regular routine for the past weeks for my housemates and myself, keeping a good hygiene habit which all of us aware since the pandemic. All of us eventually adopt ‘washing of hands’ regularly no matter where we are; sanitize our hands when we cannot find a basin at reach. This small gesture is to ensure cleanliness whether we are indoor or outdoor. Do regular cleaning and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, e.g. door knobs, kitchen counter and equipment we use.
This is becoming a “new normal”, each time when I am out from home, it has always been in my mind, the fear of the Covid-19 which still exists nearly every part of the world. So, even when I am out from home, social distancing of 1m apart is practiced daily everywhere in Singapore. It is hard sometimes not to think about the virus; but, if we all cooperate, soon we can overcome.
E-commerce, online streaming, online food delivery – all have been growing rapidly for several years before the Covid-19 virus, though it is not universal for everything and for everybody. Now, E-commerce are getting not just greater numbers of customers, but penetrating effectively into new segments – be it millennials or baby-boomers. It is becoming a new normal for everybody; to buy things online, at ease and speed.
While working from home (WFH), people transfom their spare room, dining or living room into a work area. Sellers for desks and chairs seemed profiting from it. The Zoom Meeting App topped the charts of free apps in the App Store last week while Google’s Classroom and Microsoft Teams were also in the top 6 (Netflix was #12, just for a
reference). It is hard sometimes not to socialise with colleagues, clients and friends face to face or to have a proper desk to work on; but I must say, this is a test to all of us. If we can adapt and persevere, we wil surely witness together, the day this pandemic ends.
Since the start of Circuit Breaker on 7 April, a lot of adjustments and adaptions were made, especially the part on working from home and going out unless necessary for fear of risking infection of Covid-19 to oneself and our loved ones.
Covid-19 changes how the world functions and people around the world need to learn to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing situation. One of life’s constants is CHANGE. Whether we are ready or not, things happen. From here, we will learn and grow. Change isn’t inherently good or bad. It’s inevitable.
This pandemic has given me ample time to self-reflect and to work on habits that I need to cultivate and some that I need to eliminate. How to improve myself during this saddening crisis when everyone is fighting their own battle.
I schedule a weekly timetable to ensure that I stay sane. I started reading again, cooking and exploring new recipes and exercise daily too. Most importantly, I make time to call my relatives, friends and colleagues as I miss the social interaction.
We always like it best on our terms but at times, there isn’t any choice. All we can do is to cope with it, which is what I am trying. We need to adjust and adapt ourselves for greater good, especially in times like this.
- Have empathy, acknowledge that everyone is going through this crisis together and extend a helping hand to those in need.
- Have more patience to others.
- Show kindness and concern for family, friends, colleagues and our very own well-being (mental and physical).
- Be grateful and don’t take people and things for granted.
- Be positive!
Lastly, always remember that “For every bad thing in life, there are good things to tip the balance”.