Insights

Encourage Movement + Creativity with Hotbox 4 + Adapt

Encourage Movement + Creativity with Hotbox 4 + Adapt

Supporting movement, flexibility and autonomy in their teams individual workstyles  starts by providing adaptive tools to allow them to move around the space and use each area in the way it was intended.

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In the Studio - Waste - Nottingham, UK

In the Studio - Waste - Nottingham, UK

We spent a couple of days getting to know Waste Studio’s vibrant team and seeing how they bring their work to life (with a couple of our Hotbox's working closely by their side).

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Hotbox 1 - Flexible Studio Storage

Hotbox 1 - Flexible Studio Storage

Freedom of movement in the studio is important for artist Rebecca J Kaye. She talked to us about how she likes to have break-out spaces she can move to when she needs a change of perspective, a boost of creativity, or simply a mindful break.

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In the Studio - Ploterre - Edinburgh, Scotland

In the Studio - Ploterre - Edinburgh, Scotland

We spent some time in the Ploterre studio to learn about how artist Rebecca’s space impacts her work and how defining her ‘Workstyle’ at home was fundamental to cementing her creative practice as an artist.

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Which bag fits your workstyle?

Which bag fits your workstyle?

Our On the Go Collection features three carry options built to empower your commute and support a hybrid workstyle. But which one is the best fit for you?

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Which desk caddy is right for you?

Which desk caddy is right for you?

Not sure which Hotbox desk caddy is right for your workspace? Here’s a quick guide to our best-selling caddies and how they can help make the space you work in yours...

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Barry Jenkins and Jamie Rothwell at Orgatec

Timing is Everything

Among the many interesting people we met at ORGATEC22 was Barry Jenkins, of Hotbox design legends BroomeJenkins. We caught up with him about all things hybrid, and he very kindly shared these insights.

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People working in a hybrid office

Hybrid vs Hoteling: what's the difference?

We talk a lot about hybrid working here at Hotbox - hardly surprising for a company specialising in making products designed to power a hybrid workforce - and we know a fair bit about helping companies cross different cultural divides.

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A group of workers walk to an office carrying coffee cups

The Real-Estate Question - are you ready to go back to the office?

The pandemic shook up the way we work like few things ever have before. Even though the phrase 'the new normal' popped up swiftly, things are still anything but - especially when it comes to office space.

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A woman stands leaning against a standing desk

Sit? Stand? Both?

Wherever you find yourself setting up to work, you want a workspace that's not just functional, but that promotes good ergonomics, too, and utilising a stand-up desk is something many workers find beneficial. 

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Shrugging off the myth of the average worker

Analysing and forecasting work behaviours relies on a lot of generalisation and reliance on 'averages'. But the idea of an 'average worker' is a myth. Who is this mysterious person who always takes exactly 5.8 sick days a year?

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A hotbox 4 with laptop on an office meeting room table

Q & A with Barry Jenkins from BroomeJenkins

We are very excited to be launching our brand new product, Hotbox 4, at this year's Clerkenwell Design week (24-26th May) Hotbox 4 is the product of a fruitful relationship with BroomeJenkins that began in 2019 with the design of our backpack Shuttle.

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A map of a city with a small section highlighted

Welcome to the 15 minute city

If you haven't heard the term 15-minute city before, the chances are you will do soon. We think it could well be one of the most exciting, transformative and simple ideas to emerge in urban planning over the last few years.

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Workers share a desk in a co-working space

Welcome to the third space

As restrictions lift and the office opens, many of us are finding ourselves with a hybrid working dilemma. Your office involves a long commute, and you find working from home difficult. Both can be unproductive for you and your employer.

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A woman cycles to work on a sunny day

Wellbeing in the workplace - Five top tips

Valuing people and helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle is essential for every business. Whether you have a handful or hundreds of staff, there are many ways to improve their wellbeing. We found a few ideas for providing a good working environment for both mental and physical health.

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A group of workers collaborate in a co-working space

Helping you find co-working spaces with a sense of community

There are lots of co-working spaces out there, but the market is getting crowded. Well-known workspace providers like Regus and WeWork are facing competition from smaller providers and hotels and pub desks. In future, you may even be able to pick up a latte and work at a hub at Starbucks.

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A workspace set up on a dining room table

6 space saving desk designs for home workers

A survey by AlphaWise, Morgan Stanley Research, says workers in the UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany hope to work from home for two days a week post-pandemic. But if WFH will be permanent, how will it work for people living in small spaces?

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Oliver Heath sits in front of a wall covered in green plants

Visual and sensory cues for wellness and restoration

In the third and last of my interviews with Oliver Heath of Oliver Heath Design, we discuss the use of colour. A subject close to every designer's heart!

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