Three things are certain in life: birth, death and change. Amidst a backdrop of sweeping change across the industry, there is currently huge disparity between different parts of the furniture market.
Metaverse or milano?
Could the Metaverse spell the end for the global design fair? With virtual online activity and investments set to grow exponentially, how much will this new virtual space shape the future of interiors?
re-use, reposition, re-imagine
Furniture from disposable chopsticks? Teaching poor communities how to repurpose waste materials and create something of value? How about taking on the global beverage industry? These are some of the themes I look at as business pioneers and designers get to grips with greenwashing.
The culture chasm
The gulf between businesses whose leaders insist on a return to pre-covid workpatterns and those whose leaders are intent on listening and responding will grow in 2021. Ignore opinion at your peril….
origins of furniture strategist
Earlier this year I took the decision to quit my (great) job in Zürich as Head of Design Strategy at a renowned established dealer and set up as independent furniture strategist and consultant. This blog is me subjecting you to an interview with me, by me to explain a little bit about my plans. Yes that’s right. I’m a guest on my own blog. Talk about self promotion…
2021: Year of the Bubble
As lockdowns are eased, vaccines distributed and industry looks to crack on, a rapid resurgence in investment and construction has begun. “Hurrah” I hear you say. And yes, this is great news, but the mini boom is creating a number of tricky challenges for furniture and construction industry supply chains.
AGE OF TRANSPARENCY
We’re in a pivotal chapter that will shape things to come. The political swing from right to left (or left to right depending on where you stand), the battle between opaque regimes and transparent people […]
UNCENSORED CONFESSIONS of a workplace expert
“Ok, guys. We’re going for an agile flex hybrid pivot collaborative focus zone ideation space, with ergonomic biophilic human centric features, hot desks, perspex cubicles, a flat hierarchy and some slides. This rotating system optimises real estate, allows WFH and third space use. Oh and everyone brings their dog. Any questions?”
Work: Stay relevant.
As our world economy is faced with unprecedented change, I look to protagonists of change for inspiration. The future of office is at stake….
Milano: Ahead of the Curve
At this time of year thoughts usually turn to Salone Del Mobile, now confirmed as the latest victim of the Corona crisis. Without Milan we are left with a huge hole in our design world […]