Nikki, Sue and Meta attend the annual Green Building Council Convention in Cape Town.
We thoroughly enjoy this forum where current trends are discussed and knowledge is shared. There were some compelling debates, and inspirational speakers such as Jochen Zeitz, ex CEO of Puma and current Chairman of the board’s sustainable development committee, who uses his millions to change opinions on climate change. We left thinking about climate change, recycling and landfill sites, and with ideas on promoting health, wellbeing and productivity in offices. Inspiring Better Buildings!
We love our latest interior completed for the Deloitte GIS department in JHB. With a creative use of design, the contemporary open plan area has wonderful flow, superb light and is very space efficient. Sought after breakaway areas with creative use of colour and furniture invite staff to chill away from their desks. Various meeting rooms and a leading edge multi use boardroom allow for effective collaboration.
Today, Nikki and Annisha, took a little time out to attend the Umduduzi Angels Breakfast at the Durban Botanical Gardens. NMC Interior Design are honoured to help sponsor this event, and support Dr Julia Ambler and Ms Tracey Brand with their hospice care for childrenâ€™s charity.
A recently completed interior for mrp mobile (Mr Price Mobile)
We recently completed the new staff restaurant for Deloitte Durban, creating a multi-functional area that can be used for in-house functions, as a breakaway area for the training centre, for client entertainment and for prestigious awards evenings such at the Veritas wine showcase, as well as for daily catering.
Another completed interior handed over to the client, this time the new offices of the Ignition Group Marketing Division.
This creative, driven department has been provided with a 'thinktank'-type environment combining bench-desks for focused work with collaborative areas for innovation and brainstorming
NMC helps BBC create some casual break-away areas.
26th Feb 2015:
Handed over a small 140mÂ² stunning contemporary office to TRS Staffing Solutions today. A stylish combination of duck egg blue, greys and charcoals highlighted with white and natural tones create this tranquil interior.
Deloitte Staff are enjoying thier new staff restaurant design by team NMC.
Mobility is the focus of Orgatec 2014. Mobility is the philosophy that employees should be given the freedom to choose, not only the hours they work, but the environment they work in. Mobility renders the assigned (or territorial) workstation obsolete. Staff require two types of workspaces to maximize productivity - area's to communicate and collaborate, and area's to retreat to for focus and concentration. This is being referred to as activity-based workspace strategies.
These workspaces can take many forms (unscreened open plan bench desks, brainstorming rooms and lunch tables for teamwork and focus/silent rooms or working from home for tasks requiring uninterrupted flow and concentration), but all office areas are to become shared spaces to be used as required by whoever requires them for the task at hand. The most recent global office survey undertaken, reports that cellular offices are only occupied 30% of the time and are therefore economically unviable. Essentially they are being referred to as a thing of the past. Speaking of the past, the experts are saying that a decade ago, employees adapted their way of working to the office environment they were given.
This is no longer the case. To attract and retain talent, companies are now having to provide a work environment that can adapt to the needs and wants of the employees ie. the technology they use, the way they want to work (mobility!) and the balance between work and life. Office furniture is adapting to this by providing products that are flexible, durable and can interface with technology. Through mobility, the line between working and living is being blurred and a balance between the two is being found, ie. mobility = efficiency and wellness