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The Latest Knowledge in Workspace Design

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nowledge is infinite. As long as we’re always learning, we’re always growing. Each client and each space teaches us new things about this fascinating, inspiring industry and we want to share what we’ve learned with you. In a rapidly changing world where the very definition of ‘workspace’ continues to shift constantly, Giant Leap remains at the forefront of workspace design, and this is because we never stop wanting to know more.

How Important is Lighting in a Workspace? In a word, very!

Giant Leap head designer Tim Prins tells The Property Magazine about his team’s philosophy: Office design is about creating a space that allows people to be comfortable, empowered, productive and effective.

 

How important is lighting to an area?

It’s essential, as it can impact on the comfort and performance of staff. The consequences of inadequate lighting may range from a dreary working environment to one that’s conducive to eye strain, headaches, poor posture and muscle fatigue.

 

What is the latest in office lighting trends?

LED technology has advanced in leaps and bounds since its inception. Just about any conventional light fitting can now be replaced by an LED without losing any effect, and there are huge implications for power-saving, too.

 

Do you have a preference for any type of lighting feature?

In the realm of office design we are governed by some certainties, such as the general fittings and task lighting, but floor lamps and hanging pendants are an opportunity to add some interest and colour to the design.

 

How can good lighting inspire employees?

A well-illuminated office will certainly inspire employees to be more creative, vibrant and alert, making them more productive. Colours will be more reflective, which in turn will have an impact on the staff. Lighting levels are based on the application of the room. For instance, lounge areas have softer lighting.