MillerKnoll & Showroom Launch
Barker Street warmly invites you to the South African launch of MillerKnoll in Johannesburg & Cape Town. The Johannesburg event coincides with the launch of our new BFS-Barker group showroom in Rosebank.
BuzziSpace Acoustics Webinars
Barker Street hosted BuzziSpace for two afternoons of insightful talks and discussion. The two sessions were self-contained so you are able to benefit from two topics that will enlighten you on acoustics.
The Great Return: Employers Calling for Return to Office
As the world emerges from the grips of a global pandemic, employers worldwide are grappling with an important question: Should employees return to the office?
Future Forum Pulse Report Winter 2022-2023
In the latest future forum report we unpack worldwide data on how the workforce has adapted since covid. Where are people working? How does burn-out affect retention? How do desk workers feel about flexible work? What motivates people to want to come into the office? and more….
The Leesman Review 33 – The Change issue
Our latest issue focuses on a tough subject, one often avoided. In the past few years, life has undergone unimaginable transformations. But how are organisations and, more importantly, people navigating and embracing these changes? Rather than fearing change, in this issue we’re celebrating it as a catalyst for growth.
Herman Miller Week 2023
Our Herman Miller week and Cape Town group showroom launch happened last week – and it proved to be a wonderful opportunity in both Cape Town and Johannesburg to:
Senses & Spaces
Herman Miller presented Senses & Spaces! A session was held in Cape Town and in Johannesburg
Group Showroom Launch
Last week saw the successful launch of our Group showroom in Wembley Square, Gardens Cape Town, in which we are showcasing our product mix of both international brands and locally manufactured desking and soft seating.
Turn Your Open Office into a Productive Office
By implying space, you can minimise distraction, encourage personalisation, create boundaries and improve wayfinding.
How the Right Dual Monitor Setup Can Boost Productivity
There’s a reason why we’ve seen a 70 percent increase in dual monitor use since 2002, and multiple studies indicate that people who use two screens are more productive—as much as 43 percent more1. But if you don’t get the ergonomic setup right, the productivity payoff is often reduced by back pain and eye strain.Continue Reading
Herman Miller Week 2022
During our very successful Herman Miller Week, we engaged with key clients and design professionals around two rather topical subjects, ‘Designing A Better Tomorrow’ and ‘Reinvigorating Individual Work.’ Read how the MillerKnoll insights team explored and unpacked these ideas as the current way in which we work continues to evolve.Continue Reading
Finding a Solution for Acoustic Problems in Your Office
Acoustic solutions should be part of the design process of a space from the very beginning. When this isn’t the case, the good news is you still have a chance to improve the acoustics profoundly with the right solutions. This step-by-step guide will help you solve acoustic problems in your existing office space.Continue Reading
Purpose at Work
Purpose is one of six fundamental human needs that motivate us at work. Human beings want and need meaningful work, and organizations need purpose-filled employees to solve problems, innovate, and grow. Read how ongoing studies with Herman Miller’s Living Office create workplaces that improve communication and foster connection.Continue Reading
Sulaco: An Office to Everywhere Story
Sulaco – a fictitious organization created by MillerKnoll based on customers who are ready for a new era of work – embraces a robust distributive work model.
Acoustic Lighting: This Is How It Works
The designs are plenty, but so are the material options. The question is, how do these two elements impact acoustic performance? We’ll zoom in on that now, so you can better choose the right acoustic lighting solutions for your space.Continue Reading
Acoustic Panels – What, When, Where?
Acoustic panels, acoustic baffles, sound panels, and acoustic boards. The list of names continues. Call it whatever you prefer, but the acoustic performance is linked by the different principles of good acoustics: absorption, diffusion, and attenuation.Continue Reading
The staffing trickle back to the workplace is gaining momentum, and while it’s not exactly open floodgates, there has definitely been an increased interest in getting our office spaces geared up for the return from the virtual to the physical office.Continue Reading
Noise Reduction: Why Happy & Healthy Workspaces Matter
We spend between 8 and 10 hours a day with our colleagues – more time than we actually spend with our family. Therefore, we should give people the opportunity to create the same environment they live and work in at home.Continue Reading
The Leesman Review 32: Tip of the Iceberg
The Leesman Review is a platform for thought-provoking content from both within and outside the world of workplace. Their latest edition looks at the importance of staying adaptable, agile, and taking the road less travelled.Continue Reading
State of the Global Workplace
What if the next global crisis is a mental health pandemic? Reflect back to 2020 to discover how employees around the world experienced life and work and why measuring employee mental health is critical to economic dynamism.Continue Reading
Everybody Deserves a Good Chair
With our ways of working being dominated by the computer, workers are spending 93% of their time sitting in an office chair. Researchers have been trying to find the solution as to what makes a good chair.Continue Reading
The Future of Work
Is the office dead? How can working from home work better? What’s the next normal? And how can workers thrive when it arrives? Herman Miller has gathered insights and information to answer these questions and more as we help organizations navigate change and support people everywhere work happens.Continue Reading
From Office to Everywhere
The challenges of 2020 have precipitated many questions about the purpose of the workplace. Why go into the office when you can avoid the commute and stay comfortable and productive at home? Why maintain corporate offices when you can instead support distributed work and save money on real estate? Even pre-pandemic, organizations were asking these questions—and COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated the conversationContinue Reading
Embracing a New Reality
As you explore the best way to help your employees return to the workplace—whether that’s in a traditional office, at home, or somewhere in between—we’re here to help. This article explores what we have learned from the pandemic, return-to-work solutions for both short and long-term strategies, as well as design considerations you’ll want to explore that allows people to stay connected and collaborative.Continue Reading