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How to Design a Workspace for the Financial Services Industry

Contemporary office interiors and design is not just about creating a pleasant work environment, it’s about adding functionality that’s specific to your company’s vision, operations and day-to-day needs. For the financial services industry, where attracting and keeping top industry talent is a must and tech is a driving force in the sector, office design can play a significant role in achieving broader company goals.

Collaboration, Concentration and Contemplation 

Rather than focusing on the needs of a single type of employee, office designs for the financial services industry need to create multiple spaces that meet many different needs. This means creating spaces where collaboration can take place (working on a new project, holding meetings or brainstorming sessions, etc.), quiet areas where employees can focus without interruption and contemplate on their work tasks, and areas that are designed around a single task, like a programming department.

Office Design that Meets Client Needs

In addition to meeting the needs of your staff, financial services companies also have to be able to meet the needs of clients. This may require two types of spaces – the first, a more social coffee-shop style area that is sociable and relaxed. The second type of spaces you’ll need will have to address client needs for privacy and security when discussing more sensitive information, such as private office space or meeting rooms.

A Contemporary Office Furniture Supplier for the Financial Service Industry 

If you are in the financial services industry and are considering a new office design and fit-out or moving to new premises, it’s important to have an office design partner who understands the needs of your industry. BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company that strives to meet all your commercial office furniture and office design needs. We can assist you with everything from modern office desks, ergonomic desks and modern office chairs to office design, fitment and furniture recycling. For more information or inspiring contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

Designing An Effective Co-Working Space

Co-working spaces are big business all over the USA and the world, with dedicated co-working spaced growing from zero to 11,000 in just ten years – and set to increase by another 15,000 by 2020. With the industry picking up speed, it’s vital for designers to create the most effective spaces out there in order to maintain that competitive edge. Here are some great tips on designing the best co-working spaces, from our contemporary office furniture specialists.

  • Reflect how the workplace is changing: Co-working spaces started as cheap alternatives to traditional offices during the economic crunch – a space where freelancers and independent contractors could meet and work without breaking the bank. Now, these spaces are growing in popularity with salaried employees for businesses seeking an affordable solution to workplace space shortages. Keeping this in mind can help you design for – and help you attract – big business clients like KPMG and GE who favor this option.
  • Focus on what people enjoy about co-working: Why do people like co-working spaces? They are inexpensive, flexible, centrally located, offer networking opportunities, and promote a work-life balance. These should then be the focus of your design – allowing clients to hold meetings in larger rooms as well as use busy hot desks and quiet spaces, keeping costs down but functional quality high, and creating a space that is inspiring and enjoyable as well as practical.
  • Utilities first, interior design later: While the ambience of a space is an essential part of successful co-working spaces, your first investment should be in function – high-speed Internet is a must-have, along with durable office furniture like sit-stand desks, and ergonomic office chairs. Good lighting, preferably balanced with good natural lighting, is another essential that will draw people to your space.
  • The work-life balance: Co-working spaces that thrive usually embody a philosophy of work-life balance and casual networking. They often feel more like a coffee shop or an informal gathering of likeminded people than a traditional workplace. Ensuring that your space combines wellness with work, creativity with competition is key to achieving this balance, and the use of art, nature and comfort-driven features are some of the ways this can be achieved.

Find the right contemporary office interiors partner for your co-working space 

If you are designing a new co-working space, our team is here to help. In addition to our wide range of contemporary office furniture, architectural glass walls and interior design features, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. For more information on our services and contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/


Inside One Of The Most Eco-Friendly Office Buildings On Earth

As contemporary office furniture specialists`, we know that eco-friendly design has become a significant part of the modern workplace, from energy-efficiency and office furniture right to the very architecture and construction process of the buildings themselves. Recently, Bloomberg has revealed its new European Headquarters – known as The Edge – and is setting the standard for sustainable workplaces of the future.

Designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, the building offers a massive 1.1 million square feet of office space, including three public plazas, a transportation entrance to the Bank tube station, and a dining arcade featuring bars and restaurants.

What makes this building such a landmark for environmental sustainability? 

Throughout the design and building process, low carbon, energy, water and resource intensity goals were kept at a priority level. Some features that demonstrate this conscientious approach include:

  • Integrated lighting panels incorporating 500,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs.
  • Natural ventilation systems through the striking movable bronze blades on the outside of the building to reduce air conditioner dependency.
  • Rainwater capture and treatment systems on the rooftop that recycle water to serve the vacuum flush toilets in the building, saving 25 million liters of water a year.
  • A smart airflow system that senses CO2 levels and circulates air automatically according to the number of people in each zone of the building, reducing emissions by 500-750 metric tons and saving 600-750MWhr of power each year.
  • An on-site combined heat and power facility that reduced heat wastage for energy savings of 500-750 metric tons of CO2 each year.

These features and others have earned an Outstanding rating from BREEAM assessors (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) with a score of 98.5% – the highest design-stage score ever achieved by a large-scale office development project.

This vision didn’t stop with the building either, as Bloomberg’s employees are encouraged through a range of initiatives to adopt “active working” strategies that promote wellness and good health, including sit-stand work stations, on-site gyms and a wellness center.

Help your business create a sustainable future with contemporary office interiors 

At BE Furniture, we’re committed to providing our clients with the latest in affordable contemporary office furniture and interior design. We offer a wide range of eco-friendly and ergonomic workplace solutions, and offer an earth-friendly recycling option for your old furniture.

For more information on our products and services or to find out more about the latest contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today and visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/