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2023 was a year of substantial changes for the workplace, and 2024 seems set for much of the same – if not more!

With influences such as the progression of AI technology and the continued echoing effects of lockdowns and remote working, workplace culture truly does seem to have evolved into a new and exciting era.

  • Read the latest article for our top 5 predictions of what 2024 holds for workplace trends – and how you can ensure your workspace is fit for the future. Link to article.
  • An agile workspace is one that provides employees with the choice to work wherever they want within the office space.
  • 2024 is sure to cement AI’s place in our lives and in our offices.
  • This evergreen concept prioritizes our environment and the impact our workplaces have on it.
  • There are countless studies on the benefits of bringing biophilia to your business space, from improved productivity to decreased absenteeism.
  • In 2024, organizations with their fingers on the pulse of employee sentiment will be leaning into the concept of collaborative spaces.

Chairs and seating category

The chairs and seating category offers chairs and benches for offices, receptions, boardrooms, conference and production areas. Manufactured with guarantees up to 5 years with specialist posture, bariatric and anti-static seating products.

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Drawing equipment category

Drawing Equipment and accessories including Drawing Boards, drafting tables, design storage and Light boxes. Merlin also have a specialist range offering storage above A0 and microfilm storage at the other end of the scale.

Educational and IT Furniture

Educational and I.T. furniture that includes unbreakable coat hooks, rails, foldable stages and various storage equipment for plastic trays or computer equipment. Merlin offer industrial quality furniture designed for various educational ages along with cloakroom equipment manufactured in the UK.

Executive Office Furniture

Merlin’s executive office furniture section contains furniture designed for senior management and directors, in both veneered and laminated woods. Manufactured for the individual who has additional space to encompass the larger desks and associated storage such as credenzas.

Meeting and conference tables

Merlin has a wide range of meeting room tables that include folding, modular, flip top and boardroom tables, with most available from stock for a quick delivery. Shaped tables can be quickly arranged into a training or conference room.

Modular office furniture can easily be added or subtracted from, allowing for quick changes to the office workspace. Merlin supplies modular furniture and accessories that are manufactured in the UK and Europe to reliable standards for extensive longevity.

Office furniture can easily be added or subtracted from, allowing for quick changes to the office workspace. Merlin supplies modular furniture and accessories that are manufactured in the UK and Europe to reliable standards for extensive longevity.

Office Partition Systems

Office partition systems that include partitions manufactured using glass and wood, as well as temporary screens designed to separate open spaces. Merlin also has the acoustic pods that offer spaces for learning or working without noise from the surrounding areas.

Office storage equipment

Office storage for paper, stationery and various equipment is essential for any modern office environment. We have a wide range of steel and wooden storage systems, including tambour door cupboards and wooden pigeonhole units.

Reception furniture category

Reception furniture encompasses counter units from budget to designer and includes tables and seating, manufactured specifically for company waiting areas and available in different styles and finishes so that the reception area can reflect your companies’ ethos.

Screens and Dividing Panels

Screens and Dividing Panels manufactured for offices requiring desktop screens or freestanding acoustic and fire rated panels. With a wide range of models and colours, the office screens are upholstered in UK contract fabrics as well as wood, steel and glass options.

Workplace Furniture Predictions for 2024

The office screens proper name is Contour though how do you accurately describe an office screen that can wrap around a space? The screens can be any of Formica’s Fundamental wood ranges which offer a wide selection of quality finishes.

wavy wooden office screen

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These office screens are not unlike tambour doors on their sides and can be shaped or straight at the top.

Standard width is 1500 mm with Standard heights at 1200 and 1600 mm and you can have sloped tops as the image below shows.

Silver grey bendy office screen

For more details and a swatch of all the finished please visit the link below;

Bendy Office Screens

Noise Reduction at Work

The effects on health and productivity from noise in the workplace are now well established. But the solution is relatively new.

Acoustics at Work can teach your staff to sound check your clients’ workplace, then offer acoustic solutions, through a range of high quality sound absorbing products.

Evolution of the open plan office
To understand the problem of noise in the work place, it is first useful to examine the reasons why the open plan office came into being.

Open Plan Offices Noise Reduction
Open Plan Offices Noise Reduction

Until perhaps 20 years ago, the private, cellular space was the ideal. The need to reduce the amount of expensive floorspace per worker led to the cubicle. And as technology has brought greater freedom from a single desk and as the need to control cost has intensified, the truly open plan office has arrived.

Yet as barriers have come down, ambient noise levels have risen; creating a tipping point, where the sound economics of densely populated open plan offices have begun to falter, as noise intrusion impacts on productivity. To alleviate this ever-growing problem, we must address 5 systems in the office:

Noise Reduction at Work