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.
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…
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….
The Future of Workplace… is Human
Some of the largest employers in the world describe it as ‘a tidal wave approaching’. College professors cite being ‘overwhelmed by demand’ due to this issue. This problem threatens to be the single biggest theme […]
Gentrification of Startup Style
It’s the way of the world. First there’s this fresh new band with 80’s fashion and a Liam Gallagher style frontman. They explode onto the scene, win the Mercury Music Prize and before you know […]
Wicker woven wonders
In the book ‘New Silk Roads’, author Peter Frankopan considers the causes and effects of global change over the course of history, up to present day. Life is in constant flux and when looking at […]
Talent War: interiors are not enough
I often refer to Google and Facebook in my blog, due to their influence on workplace design. Many consider them to be workplace interior’s holy grail. But today’s big employers are competing with one another […]
The battle lines are drawn
In today’s commercial furniture market, the big players are fighting over the up and coming design labels in a race to become a lifestyle brand.
Within 5 years, complex computer algorithms could define our architecture, interiors and furniture schemes. But can they win a Pritzker Prize…?