The Smart Office… Future or Fad?

It was during the Chinese New Year Holiday that I personally experimented on turning my flat into a Smart Home. After a day’s work and some online shopping from Amazon prime. I have transformed my living room into a hotbed of technology and things have changed for me ever since.

A simple smart home set-up

Putting all this technology in the Office

Upon returning to work, I immediately got to a meeting with a client who wants some addition and alteration work done to his office premises. After hearing his requirements. I briefly mentioned my home project and would love to be able to integrate all this new smart device to his office. In short, he asked me for a proposal and arranged a meeting after a week.

What makes a Smart Office

“A smart office consists of intelligent technologies that change the way people interact with the office and the surrounding work environment.”

Imagine a workplace designed to improve the overall environment by making offices more energy efficient, more secure, and more comfortable. It also helps companies make better decisions about the spaces that are available to employees. Produce and store data on usage and occupancy that is valuable when determining how to improve the use of existing space or deciding when to scale up or down. Eventually, this makes employees more productive, focused and happy on their workplace.

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A complete workplace solution at the outskirts of Singapore

A client has approached me with a piece of ergonomic furniture that she liked and preferred for their office fit-out. The image provided to us has no clue of the brand and source of the piece of furniture. As we are searching for the product on the internet we came across a company located on the outskirts of Singapore.

Finding the right company

After driving almost an hour from our office in the Central Business District. I was surprised to see one of the widest collection of ergonomic and contemporary office furniture tucked away on a two-story showroom in Woodlands. The name of the company, Exsto Asia Pte Ltd.

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Looking around their showroom, We found what we are looking for. It was actually an Ergotron work fit product that our client has confirmed. We found more interesting products from this company. We had a good feeling that they will be one of our regular supplier for our future ergonomic requirements. Continue reading “A complete workplace solution at the outskirts of Singapore”

Ergonomics, the Active Workspace, Healthy Workplace

We have been talking about office ergonomics for a while and the benefits that it brings to our life. But often times it may also be too complex a topic for us to understand. While specialist and chiropractors at juststand.org give about every fact and research about ergonomics, we tend to ignore it.

The office designer about ergonomics

For now, let’s just talk about the basics. Research shows that sedentary behavior or sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. Simply put it this way, being active in your own workspace can be healthy. It can ward off diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Disease associated with the sedentary lifestyle. Continue reading “Ergonomics, the Active Workspace, Healthy Workplace”

Ergonomic Office Furniture Rental

Based on factual observation, the hindrance of having a healthy office desk is all about the cost of owning one. The answer is to offer ergonomic office furniture rental package that is affordable to an average user.

The Office Designer Healthy Office Desk

Affordable Healthy Office Desk

The online shop Office and Others.com started a campaign to make “Ergonomics Affordable to Everyone” to combat the effects of sedentary behavior and encourage habitually sitting and standing while working. Continue reading “Ergonomic Office Furniture Rental”