When I took over marketing at electronic distributors Hayden Labs UK in the 1980s, the offices were shabby and depressing.
The first thing I did was redecorate the dark offices in light modern colours, revamp all the desking with Swedish Kinnarps modules and spec new ergonomic chairs. Staff felt valued and productivity soared.
That started my alternate design career.
Since then I have been involved in the design and upgrade of multiple offices and retail premises.
The day I started my own PR & Marketing consultancy, I bought a Herman Miller Aeron chair. I'd always wanted one but my boss thought it was too expensive.
25 years later the Aeron is still comfort & perfection. Moral? spend the money where it counts!
Recently IKEA Powered Standing Desks have been a great addition to my workspace and additional basic IKEA tables with bamboo tops form a large work surface. Moral? you can save cash with carefully specified basic products.
I am personally a first adopter of many home technologies and a beta tester for various sotware and hardware products.
Valuing performance over features, I also value efficiency over pure performance.
Reducing enegy consumption is a must, so if green technologies can be incorporated they will be and I can advise on Solar Power, Battery Storage, Heat Pumps, Hydronic Heating and much more.
Spending my whole life in design, photography and technology, has given me an armoury of skills to use in designing and fitting out homes, offices and studios.
If you want 'frou frou' Noosa and faux luxury, you're in the wrong place. One can never fully implement 'form follows function' but I get as close as possible.
Ask me if you need advice on the integration of design, environment and technology, in particular for home offices and music studios. Smart Locks? Standing Desks? The best desktop monitors? an Eames Chair to lounge and an Aeron to work? Ducted Aircon, Alexa, Apple HomeKit and more.
I use and test hundreds of products every year and am able to advise from real-life experience and dligent research.
PO Box 1052 Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
ABN Number: 546 267 846 98
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