Last night we hosted our Be My Valentine Craft Event. It was another fantastic turn out and everyone had a great time!
A massive thank you to Sarah, Cher & Sam from Camira and Tarkett for supplying all the fabric and flooring. Everyone had a great selection to make a range of beautiful keyrings, bookmarks and pictures.
Keep your eyes peeled for future craft events here at Corporate Workspace.
Last week, we hosted our first post-Covid event. We teamed together with Camira Fabrics for a Christmas Craft event. And what a fantastic turnout we had!
Festivities played a pivotal role throughout the night with a fun Christmas playlist, mulled wine (which went down a treat) & lots of mince pies added to our grazing boards.
All our visitors had a great time, and there were some amazing creations, ranging from Christmas decorations to door wreaths. So good, we could not judge the winners, so we drew names out of a hat at random!
Think on this: in the time it takes you to take a swig from a plastic bottle, a staggering 20,000 of them are thrown away. Worldwide, there are more than 1,300,000,000 bottles sold every day, with only 6% of them being recycled and many ending up in the oceans.
Manufacturers in the Netherlands have hit upon an innovative solution to bring a second life to plastic bottles by transforming them into PET Felt. PET—or polyethylene terephthalate, to use its technical name—is a thermoplastic polymer resin that allows manufacturers to utilise plastic waste in their products, turning it into a sustainable, versatile, and durable material that can be moulded into any shape.
Bottles—in some cases fished from the canals of Amsterdam—arrive to the recycling centres in 250kg densely pressed bales, that are teased apart, cleaned and sorted.
Next, the bottles move into a granulator machine that shreds them into 1cm flakes. Meanwhile, the granulator removes all remaining debris to produce pure PET flakes, ready for the next phase of their transformation.
The PET flakes now travel through an extruder, melting them and forming polyester fibres with a soft wool-like texture. Colour can be added at this point. The fibres are then cut into thin sheets to prepare them for felting.
The felting machine folds the fibre into layers and compresses it. Then, thousands of barbed needles stab the material, turning it into felt. Multiple felt sheets are next merged together to create a dense mat, ready for pressing.
In a single moulding action, the 3D pressing machine turns a sheet of felt into a sturdy form, preserving its soft wool-like texture. PET Felt can take any shape—chair shells, seats, and backs, dividers, lampshades, even tables! The felt also has excellent sound dampening properties, making it ideal for acoustic products such as wall panels and baffles.
The resultant products are innovative and sustainable. The possibilities are endless.
Our office remains closed pending new government advice on easing the lockdown, but we thought we’d chuck in a throwback to remind you what we are missing and what you can look forward to once things get back to normal.
The whole world is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and the working world is especially affected. Many employees may, and will, continue to work from home. However, for some companies this is not a feasible long-term solution. Those comanies now need to prepare, as best as possible, for the return of concerned employees back into the office, in compliance with all necessary hygiene and protective measures. Step by step we are moving into a new normal.
In anticipation of the phased lifting of lockdown, our manufacturing partners have developed simple, low cost quick ship accessories that can be added to any existing workspace to support social distancing measures. For costs, availability, or an audit of you existing workplace, please contact Simon Thrussell.
We can now offer a range of acrylic add-on screens to compliment your existing workspace and reduce the transmission of stray coughs and sneezes. These screens can be added to the top of existing desk screens, as complete screens, or as side/lateral screens. A series of universal clamps make them suitable for most existing desks/screens. They are available in two heights: 300mm or 440mm, with widths from 800mm to 1800mm.
These simple place-in-place acrylic screens are useful for meeting situations and one-on-ones. Drop them anywhere you need a face-to-face meeting.
Mobile acrylic screen for space division with optional mid-opening slot or dot manifestation. They are available in two heights: 1600mm or 1800mm, with widths from 800mm to 1200mm.
We can also provide screening solutions for industrial and workshop spaces. Details on application.
We are pleased to announce that Corporate Workspace Ltd will be taking over the operation and brand of Oblong Furniture. This exciting opportunity brings benefits to both parties and their customers and allows us to further enhance our portfolio to provide more tailored solutions.
More details, and a message from Stuart Silverman of Oblong, can be found on the Oblong website here: