On 29 November, onoffice and B&B Italia will host Designing for the Media, a presentation and panel discussion delving behind the scenes at the BBC and Channel 4 headquarters. We will hear from Helen Berresford, head of ID:SR, and Claire McPoland, interior designer at HOK, who will present their recent landmark projects for these leading broadcasters and explore the rollercoaster that is designing a workplace for a media giant.
The talk will start at 6.30pm on Thursday 29 November at B&B Italia, 250 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
The Workplace Trends Conference, now in its 10th year, focuses on the examination of new ways of working, taking into account technological advances, socio-demographics, social media, economic markets, sustainable construction, security and much else.
Speakers this year include Jane Abraham from the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, Paul Morrell, the Government’s chief construction adviser, and onoffice columnist Neil Usher from Rio Tinto, chaired by Nigel Oseland of Workplace Unlimited (bottom left) and Philip Tidd of Gensler (top left).
Optional office tours will take place on 26 October at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lend Lease (above - photograph by Will Pryce) and Unison HQ. The conference itself takes place on 25 October at One Bishop’s Square, London. Visit workplacetrends.co.uk to book tickets.
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface have opened a pop-up showroom in Cardiff’s high street. Over the next three months customers will be able to visit the showroom in the Castle Arcade to see the company’s latest product collections and sustainability services in situ and attend a series of events. The showroom has been styled as a quirky and contemporary office space, carpeted with the latest ranges from Interface, including the brand new bio-based Fotosfera, the company’s first commercial carpet tile collection made using bio-based nylon.
The seminar programme at 100% Design 2012 will feature a roster of influential design industry leaders including Michael Young, Yvés Behar, Ross Lovegrove, Robert Thiemann (Frame magazine), Nicolas Roope (Poke), Vicky Richardson (British Council), Stephen Haggerty (Hunt Haggarty) and Simon Woodroffe (Yo! Home).
Onoffice will also present Chance Encounters in the Third Space, a panel debate between Herman Miller’s Mark Catchlove, Luke Pearson from PearsonLloyd and Neil Usher from Rio Tinto, chaired by onoffice editor James McLachlan.
The diverse programme will take place over the course of the four-day show during London Design Festival. For the full schedule, click here
The Avall system, pictured, is a display unit designed as an interface to integrate AV technology with people and facilitate it being used in a more effective and ergonomic way. It includes integrated hardware storage, designed to hide all the electronics seamlessly inside the column plus enable wire and cable organisation. It was developed to humanise both the user’s and installer’s experience of video conferencing and digital presentations. The Avall system can be used in a number of environments such as video conferencing suites, boardrooms, educational environments, seminars, reception areas, exhibition events and hotels.