Helping computer users Work Well

Wellworking were delighted recently to host many of our Clients and specifying colleagues at Chelsea Football Club in partnership with our friends at BakkerElkhuizen, leading ergonomic product suppliers whose focus is very much the same as ours, helping computer users work well.                On the agenda was delving a […]

Global Challenge 2017

With the Global Challenge now complete, some of our colleagues who took part in the 10,000 steps for 100 days share their overall thoughts. “Even though I’m active outside work, it gave me a target to reach each day and reaching that target gave me a sense of achievement for the day. I wasn’t expecting […]

The Virgin Global Challenge

Paul Simons gives us an update on how he is finding the Global Challenge, doing 10,000 for 100 days. The Virgin Global Challenge has, in my case, lived up to it’s name – quite a challenge.  To achieve the 10,000 steps per day has meant a few changes in my daily routine, as having a […]

London Design Festival 2017

Shriya Parmar shares her experience of attending London Design Festival 2017. Being fresh to the furniture industry, I was excited to get to the London Design Festival this year.  I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I was eager to dive in and learn about the fascinating world of design. As soon as I […]

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017

Luke Munro shares his experience from a recent visit to the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017. Last week saw Wellworking visit the Stockholm Furniture Fair for the first time, and we left wondering why we had left it so long. The early morning flight proved a bit of shock to the system, reinforced by the bracing […]

Wellworking Volunteers refurbish the Southall MIND Charity office

Amalie Ditlevsen shares her volunteering experience on refurbishing MIND’s Southall office on October 10th 2016 – World Mental Health Day. Wellworking recently redecorated and refurbished the MIND Lotus Centre in Southall.  The centre runs daily activities, including classes in yoga, creative writing, gardening and healthy living classes for people who struggle with mental and social […]

The Aeron Re-mastered

Paul Simons is excited by the launch of new remastered Aeron chair by Herman Miller. After over 20 years, the Herman Miller Aeron chair has been Remastered.  Available from early 2017, the Aeron has been developed to meet the needs of today’s work, workers, and work environments. Co-designer of the original Aeron, Don Chadwick, has […]

London Design Biennale 2016

Jayapriya Rathinam shares her experience of the London Design Biennale 2016. Designers and architects from 37 countries converged for the first edition of the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House under the theme ‘Utopia by Design’, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Sir Thomas More’s classic, Utopia (1516). This theme has served as impetus […]

London Design Festival 2016

London Design Festival and 100% Design show how the office is transforming into something else entirely. If art holds a mirror up to nature, shouldn’t the design of the workplace hold a mirror up to the way we work? By definition, the things with which we surround ourselves should tell us something about the way […]

Global Corporate Challenge 2016

Beata and Leanne share their experience about the 100 day challenge with ‘Get The World Moving’. We are writing this blog together as our experience mirrors each others. We had both made the personal decision to make a change to our lives to increase our wellbeing and improve our work life balance for the better, […]

Herman Miller Chic-ago!

Justin Miller reports from Herman Miller’s newly refurbished showroom at the iconic Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The epicentre of the world’s office design industry is to be found on the banks of the Chicago River. It is home to one of Herman Miller’s flagship global showrooms, but unlike the firm’s rural, lakeside idyll to the […]

Wellworking review of CDW 2016

One of the great things about an event as concentrated in one area as Clerkenwell Design Week is the chance to see what people are talking about and the forces that are inspiring the new generation of office designs. A number of themes were ubiquitous at this year’s show, reflecting both the things that occupiers […]

London Healthy Workplace Charter Award 2016 for Wellworking

Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Charter Award – April 2016

Richard Patricio from Wellworking’s Workplace Wellbeing team describes our recent London Healthy Workplace Charter award. As part of Wellworking’s Workplace Wellbeing Services team I was thrilled to get the news this week that we have been awarded the London Healthy Workplace Charter at Commitment level. The Charter is a self-assessment framework that recognises and rewards […]

Walter Knoll at iSaloni salonedelmobile Milan Design Week

Milan – Day 3

Justin Miller concludes his Milan visit by reporting on his 3rd day at the fair. The third and – for us – final day at Milan Design Week arrives along with a degree of design fatigue and the bleary eyes that are the inevitable result of the many miles covered each day. The bleary eyes […]

Milan – Day 2

Wellworking’s Sales Director, Justin Miller reports on his 2nd day at Milan Design Week 2016. The perils of combining trend and weather forecasting were in evidence last night. Just hours after we’d extolled the joys of Milanese Spring sunshine and the opportunities it offered to enjoy Milan Design Week in the outdoors, the heavens opened. […]

Milan design week queue

Milan Design Week 2016

Justin Miller sheds light on Day 1 at Milan Design Week. There are few better places to be at this time of year than Milan. Tuesday arrived warm and sunny which always lifts the spirits of all involved, especially when so many of the events surrounding Milan Design Week take place either in the open […]

Copenhagen: Trends and Traditions 2016

Paul Simons reflects on his recent trip to Copenhagen’s freshest furniture show. Copenhagen’s Trends & Traditions show is one of the new kids on the European Furniture Exhibitions block, and this year it reflected the overall philosophy of what makes Scandinavian design different – recycle, reuse and reinvent. The event was held for one day […]

National Awards are only part of the Win great Customer Focus can bring

Wellworking’s Online Director Paul Simons on the 2016 Institute of Customer Service Awards – March 2016. It’s one of the first lessons in business. Look after your customers. So how do you measure your performance in this vital area, and how valuable is it to be scrutinised, evaluated and judged by experts in customer service, […]

The Revitalised RBM Noor collection with Form Us With Love (FUWL) launching at CDW 2016

In 2012 RBM embarked on a project which took furniture design to new levels. RBM Noor is the result of a very different approach to the design process – the union of three well-known design studios: Norway’s StokkeAustad, Sweden’s FUWL and Denmark’s Grønlund Design. It quickly won the coveted Red Dot Best of the Best […]

Herman Miller Portal Mill

Portal Mill Visit

Luke Munro shares his experience of visiting Herman Miller’s new manufacturing and distribution hub, Portal Mill. We were delighted last week to visit Herman Miller’s recently opened Portal Mill facility, the 170,000 square foot development bringing together the company’s regional research and development, manufacturing, and logistics operations into one state of the art building. Cementing […]

Herman Miller NDC Dubai Visit

Justin Miller enjoyed visiting Herman Miller’s Dubai showroom. One of the great joys of working with global office furniture designers is the opportunity it offers to see how their products and ideas are interpreted in different countries. Concepts may be launched to a worldwide market, but each region has its own tastes, culture and legislation […]

Future Workplace from ‘Workplace Invaders’

HAG commissioned a workshop called ‘Workplace Invaders’ with young Londoners to discover how Generation Z imagines their future workplace. They beamed with innovative ideas like handing pods, holograms on walls, interactive tablet desks, virtual reality rooms and communal vegetable allotments. The four key themes emerged from the workshop were: Health Some inspiring ideas include a […]

Wellworking’s New Offices

Moving office is one of the best opportunities you’ll get to improve your organisation’s workplace wellbeing. So what did we do when it came to our own office relocation? Luke Munro, Wellworking’s Managing Director, explains. At Wellworking, after 15 successful years, we had outgrown our offices once again by 2015. Our team had more than […]

Wellworking – On The Move

Wellworking are moving!  From Monday August 10th we will be located in our new offices at Unit 7 Western Avenue Business Park, Mansfield Rd, London W3 0BZ. With our new ‘working showroom’ featuring products from Herman Miller, Vitra, Brunner, BuzziSpace, James Burleigh, Muuto and more launched in early September it’s going to look great and […]

Mirra Chair – The Evolution

The Mirra chair from Herman Miller was designed in 2003 by Studio 7.5 in Berlin, Germany. 2003 doesn’t seem so long ago, but to put that in perspective this was years before Twitter, YouTube and the social media revolution began! Now, some 12 years later, the Mirra chair is going out of production, being replaced […]

A Reflection on CDW 2015

Three key messages from Clerkenwell Design Week The dust has now settled on Clerkenwell Design Week for another year and we are presented with the usual opportunity to take a step back and discern. Workplace Wellbeing It’s not so long ago that the prevailing themes of office design exhibitions would be focussed on coldly corporate […]

Making Sure It Is The Real Thing

It’s great that more is being done to protect iconic furniture designs, but the real work now begins It’s been a long time coming but the UK has finally set a deadline for the introduction of its new copyright protection law. From April 2020, it will be illegal to make or sell copies of mass […]

What Does Green Mean?

Why it pays to check the green credentials of office furniture manufacturers and their products. Cynics might argue that when companies talk about issues such as corporate social responsibility they are doing so because it helps them to achieve their business goals. However that does not explain why so many companies do more than they […]

Milan 2015 – The Wellworking Review

It’s wise never to underestimate the scale or importance of the annual Milan Salone De Mobile. 24 halls stretched out across more than a mile featuring the cream of European furniture manufacturers for both the residential and commercial markets. 2015 (its 54th edition) saw the continuing convergence of these markets with brands such as Danish […]

Working 9 to 5 or a lot more?

The Malcontents of Presenteeism and their Solutions One of the foundations for our success as a business is the partnership we have with the world’s most progressive and well-informed designers of office furniture. Not only does this allow us to offer customers the world’s best furniture products but also allows us to share with them […]

Love and Productivity

The psychological roots of good ergonomics and workplace productivity One of the most famous and illuminating experiments into workplace productivity is nearly one hundred years old, yet it continues to influence the way we think because it taps into an eternal truth about people. Namely that we are influenced as much by the attention of […]

Modern Office Acoustics

A new generation of workplaces is helping to resolve the problem of office acoustics. If there is one subject that crops up more than any other in any contemporary debate about office design, it is acoustics. There are now lots of reasons why staff have difficulties coming to terms with the sounds that form the […]

New Cascando Coat Stands

Released at Orgatec 2014, Wellworking are pleased to offer the Cascando range of coat stands.  Each design brings a unique look and feature that makes them stand out from the crowd making them both practical and visually interesting. These are now available to buy online from our Home and Office Accents section here or if you […]

Blue Friday?

Feeling a little blue at this time of year? You’re not alone. Here we are in the depths of the British Winter and in spite of all of the Christmas cheer that goes along with it, most of us are just about ready for a break from work and the chance to recharge our batteries. […]

National Ergonomics Conference 2014

No surprise to hear that this year’s National Ergonomics Conference & Expo is all about movement. This year Wellworking are represented at this important global conference by leading Ergonomics Consultant Lee Jones, alongside our friends at Wellnomics, and the feedback is of increasing awareness of the importance of taking breaks and fighting sedentary workstyles. It’s […]

UK Government & Wellbeing Policy

The UK Government is very big on evidence based design these days and it is applying this approach in a number of new areas of policy, including wellbeing. Invariably the outcomes of its research and analysis are first refracted through a political prism on their way to becoming legislation, but the approach is very welcome […]

The New Herman Miller Collection

Herman Miller are adding to their extensive catalogue with the newly released, in the UK, ‘Collection’ products.  Mid-century classics from Ward Bennett (Sled & Envelope chairs) sit side by side with modern design stars such as BassamFellows (Tuxedo chair) & Sam Hecht and Kim Colin (Wireframe Sofa), but in an entirely cohesive manner! These are now available […]

Orgatec 2014 – Watch This Space

Watch this space. Five key workplace trends from Orgatec 2014 Old lags from the office furniture industry will always tell you that Orgatec isn’t what it was. Even allowing for their rose tinted hindsight, there is truth in this but primarily only in terms of its scale. Staged every two years in Cologne, Germany, it […]

Orgatec 2014 Starts Tomorrow

The next generation workplace. There is a well travelled international circuit for those interested in what office furniture design tells us about the way we work that has, for a number of years, taken in London, Milan, Chicago, Stockholm and Cologne as its main stopping off points. This week sees the launch of Orgatec, the […]

Orgatec 2014 is coming

Orgatec 2014 is the bi-annual furniture show held in Cologne that is the ‘go to’ event for the office furniture industry.  Starting on Tuesday 21st of October this year and running for 4 days, it showcases all the latest innovations and designs from manufacturers around the world. This year the theme is Modern Office & […]

Well Done Magdalena!

Big congratulations to Wellworking Health & Safety Advisor Magdalena Molecka for her recent excellent result in Site Management Safety which is part of her NEBOSH certificate. NEBOSH is a degree level qualification in Occupational Safety & Health which  is one of the highest qualifications in this area in the UK. As part of the Wellworking […]

Wellworking Precision Service Video

Wellworking offer a service called ‘Precision’ for customers who purchase Herman Miller products for delivery within 50 miles of London. We often thought about the best way to explain what the ‘Precision’ delivery service was, and decided that a short film would be perfect! So if you are thinking of getting a new Herman Miller […]

Hag SoFi Executive Meeting Chair, Design Excellence and Comfort

The Hag SoFi seating range has expanded, it now includes the Executive meeting chair that blends Scandinavian design elements with more traditional boardroom looks. With it’s ‘built in’ ergonomics and soft Antigo leather, meeting chairs can be now be both stylish and comfortable. To purchase online please visit the Wellworking Online Furniture store here.

Wellworking & Nomique On TV

Great to see the Nomique Coco Sofa supplied by Wellworking on Double Your House For Half The Money on Wednesday night (if you missed it check it on 4oD) – looks great on screen & in your home or office. Coco has an extravagant combination of fabrics, retro design and modern comfort that makes this sofa […]

Shedding Some Daylight On One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Office Design

One of the most underrated and least talked about aspects of a productive workplace is not only completely free; we enjoy a limitless supply of it. Daylight is very much an underrated commodity as an element of building design and new evidence from the University of Illinois proves just how important it is to our […]

New Furniture Online This Week!

Wellworking have added some great new products to our website this week.   First up is the Boss Design Cuba Coffee Table – a glass top coffee table with polished frame that has great presence and looks great in the corporate environment.   Also the Herman Miller Tato range – is it a ball or […]

The Multi Generational Workplace

Amongst all the talk about Generation Y and its impact on the world of work, it can be easy to miss the fact that the modern workplace is not defined by one particular generation, but a number of them. The multi-generational workplace has significant implications for the way we design and manage offices. While we […]

What's New At Wellworking This Week

A couple of interesting new products for the Wellworking Online Store this week – the Dynamobel Slat C task chair offering great value for a  well specified mesh office task chair. The new Herman Miller Anywhere case takes the brand in an exciting new direction – the perfect product for the modern, flexible worker! More soon!!

Benefits Of The Stand Up Desk

The benefits of the sit-stand workstation and the business case for it are both pretty well developed, if not exactly widely appreciated in the UK. That is why we should embrace campaigns such as Get Britain Standing as it seeks to popularise a product that can have genuine and long-lasting beneficial effects for the people […]

Wellworking 5 A-side Cup

This Summer sees not only the FIFA World Cup 2014 take place in Rio de Janerio but also, and perhaps just as importantly, the Wellworking 5 A–Side Cup.  Run in partnership with Scandinavian Business Seating, this fun event also is raising money for charity. Take 4 leading architectural practices from the London area, give them a ball and […]

Happy Birthday To The Aeron

By common consent, the office is a little over 100 years old, with most commentators agreeing that the first true office as we now understand it was the Larkin Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904. Yet ninety years after this building ushered in the 20th Century workplace, there was another seismic shift in […]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 20-22 May 2014 and is a showcase of leading UK and international individuals, brands and companies. 2013’s event brought over 50,000 registered attendees and over 250 exhibitors, so here at Wellworking we are excited to see what 2014 brings. Home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than […]

50 Years of the Cubicle

Originally designed in 1964, the trusty cubicle turns 50 this month. It was a bright idea, thought up by Robert Propst, who was working for Herman Miller. At the time, the company was focused on home furnishings, but now the brand is more known for office furniture, thanks to this invention. Robert Propst wanted to […]

Upcoming Furniture and Design Shows

We recently visited Milan Design Week and iSalone, but there are a number of other design shows and trade shows which exhibit and influence the current and future market trends of the design and furnishings world. Four of the most important events in addition to Milan are Neocon in Chicago, Stockholm Design Week, Furniture Fair […]