New issue of Works magazine focuses on sustainable office design

As you’ll see as you make your way through this new issue of Works magazine, we’ve spent even more time than usual discussing and learning about sustainable office designAs you’ll see as you make your way through this new issue of Works magazine, we’ve spent even more time than usual discussing and learning about sustainable office design – and in particular how the interiors industry is determined to keep sustainable products, business practices and processes at the forefront of our thinking.

We were privileged to join Hunters for their inaugural sustainability forum, we met up with the brilliant Sustainable Design Collective to discover their latest initiatives and, of course, we once again hosted Sustainability Works at the recent Workspace Design Show.

We were able to bring together some of the finest minds around to discuss a variety of sustainability-themed issues, ranging from digital footprints and perfect imperfections in design through to how we should be approaching biophilia as part of sustainable office design and what we should be planting to make our surroundings more attractive, floral and even tasty!

Our sincere thanks go to everyone who gave their valuable time and expertise at each of these events, and also to everyone who came along to listen, learn and be a part of what a couple of my friends casually refer to as ‘Green Day’.

We love hearing from the knowledgeable and forward-thinking members of the design fraternity, and equally innovative end user clients – and it was especially great to hear from specialists in their (green) field, such as Square Mile Farms’ Patrick Dumas. Great guests with great initiative – we learnt a lot. Every day is a school day – especially Green Day!


We bring you the normal smorgasbord of exciting new industry happenings, launches and news.

Freddie’s Fab Five
Our products man, Freddie Steele, selects five more of the best new products to hit the market.

Project: Greycoat Place
This brilliant project in London’s Victoria from Squire & Partners is just as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside.

Happy Place
Resonate’s Pernille Bonser (with a little help from Toffee the Labrador) tells us about her favourite workspace.

Project: 60 Fountain Street
JOLIE Studio brings us its latest fantastic scheme from Manchester, which comes complete with private rooftop clubhouse. Nice.

Surface Design Awards
We bring you all the big winners from the prestigious awards, which were announced at the recent Surface Design Show.

Project: Edelman
Gensler shows us its innovative next-gen scheme for global communications company, Edelman.

Stockholm Fab Five
Bonus! We bring you a selection of the best products from the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair.

We Salute You
Salutogenic design might be the next big thing. We look at how spaces can make you happier and healthier.

Project: City of London Insurance Company
Featuring influences from Bermuda and Feng Shui, this is not your typical insurance workplace.

The Sundowner
We sit down and chat with Harsha Kotak and Joanna Knight – the energetic pair behind the impressive Sustainable Design Collective.

Out of Office
The Great Trade Show Conundrum: we look at why some exhibitors might feel a little short changed.