Filed on February 17, 2020
Explore the science behind a well-thought-out office environment
Much like how cosy living rooms impart a warm communal feeling, a well-planned office space is meant to inspire entrepreneurs and promote creativity, says Heidar Jouyaeian, managing founder of workspace.ae - an online platform that provides furniture solutions for individuals and organisations.
Details such as design, colour and functionality play an incredible role in productivity and mood, which in turn contribute to an innovative and successful-oriented environment. Workspace.ae has a wide selection of ergonomic furniture and surface finishes that could greatly benefit those who spend long hours at their desks. With innovation and eco-consciousness at the core of its beliefs, the online platform also offers products with a green twist. Among its listings is a customisable cabinet that features a built-in plant deck. The furniture is aimed to encourage greenery in the office, which are known to improve employee productivity and reduce stress by 15 per cent, and also reduce toxins for a fresh and healthier workspace.
"There is a science behind arranging an office layout, and creating a unique space with accents can represent your organisation better and set a base for a happier work environment," Jouyaeian says.
The impact that well-thought-out spaces have is significant, however, entrepreneurs are often spoilt for choice and pressed for time to find the right options at a preferred budget. "One of the common mistakes people make when buying furniture for their workspace is investing a huge amount into it. You first need to start by analysing your requirements and gathering the basics. Once the business is up and running, you can add more furniture and accessories to it," Jouyaeian advises.
Workspace.ae, which caters to both B2B and B2C clients, helps identify these challenges and offers a one-stop-solution with its team of experts. "When workspace.ae was established in 2017, we first started out by supplying modern office furniture online. Then, we decided to take a step ahead and revolutionise the way people choose their desired furniture and settle on a purchase," Jouyaeian adds.
Workspace.ae specialises in online customisation, where users can visualise their ideal office layout by selecting products from a portfolio of chairs, desks, storage, flooring, and even acoustic solutions on its website, and receive an instant e-quotation with estimated costs. "We aim to provide a wide range of affordable office furniture with a variety of solutions for different types of companies. We also assist in planning offices with 3D rendering and other related programmes, which will be useful specially to those starting new offices," he says. This concept emerged from Jouyaeian's own experience, who had previously struggled with the lack of office planning services when setting up a business. Another bonus that comes with selecting office interiors at workspace.ae is item availability and fast delivery; an order takes maximum seven to 10 days to reach its destination.
As a young organisation, workspace.ae has already achieved a number of accolades. To date, it proudly holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification in quality management system (QMS), which demonstrates its dedication to international standards. The platform has also grown, and now offers 400 products, compared to its initial portfolio of 20. "We have furnished more than 1,000 offices in 2019, and our clientele list includes renowned organisations, such as Emirates Group and Gargash Motors," he concludes.