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The History of the Humble Office Chair

Posted on 01 Feb, 2023

Office chairs have been a staple of most workplaces for a long time. From the corporate cubicle to the cosy home office, many of us use them every day. They might demonstrate some slight differences in design, but the general functionality is the same – a wheeled, mobile chair with several points of articulation for easy movement.

But where does the idea come from? In this blog, we look at the history of the humble office chair and how it has developed over the millennia.

Millennia? Oh yes – office chairs are older than you think.

Ancient Egyptian Ergonomics

There is archaeological evidence dating back to 1900 BCE that Egyptian artisans used specially designed and purpose-built chairs when carrying out their wor... Continue reading >

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The Trend for Log Burners and Wood Burning Stoves for Heating our Homes

Posted on 17 Jan, 2023

With energy costs rising across the board and no sign of them slowing down, many people are looking for alternative methods of heating their homes—specifically, ones that will keep their fuel costs down compared to a gas central heating system.

If you are an Interior Designer or just looking to take on a revamp of your own home then the question of heating solutions is likely to crop up. Here we've been looking at the more popular options:

Open fireplaces

For many people, opening up an existing fireplace and making use of it seems like the obvious solution for saving money on heating bills. While an open fireplace looks amazing and can certainly warm up a room, it is not without its own particular problems.

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How Architecture Styles Have Changed Over The Years

Posted on 20 Dec, 2022

Architecture, like any form of design, goes through changes. We are fortunate that the grand scale of some of these structures mean that we have examples of the changing facade of building design stretching back tens of thousands of years. Indeed, the oldest free-standing building that still remains mostly intact – the Göbekli Tepe in Turkey – was built around 10000 BCE. That’s more than 7000 years before either the Great Pyramid of Giza or Stonehenge.

In this article, we thought we'd take a brief look at some of the most famous and significant architectural styles that still influence our approach to building design to this day.

Classical (850 BCE to CE 476)

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The Origins and Design of Christmas Cards Over the Years

Posted on 07 Dec, 2022

Whilst emails and social media have caused a massive drop in the amount of hand-written and posted correspondence over the last twenty years, one form of mail contact remains hugely popular – the humble Christmas card. According to industry lobby group, the Greetings Card Association (GCA), residents of the UK send around 1 billion Christmas cards and other festive greetings to one another every single year.

Today, of course, there are thousands of designs available, from traditional images of Victorian-style Christmases straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, to cartoons, humorous images, festive photography, and more. There’s even a whole range of branded Christmas cards, allowing you to wish someone a Merry Christmas through their favourite char... Continue reading >

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Best Hotel Interior Design Around the World

Posted on 29 Nov, 2022

If you’re looking for examples of cutting-edge interior design, there may be no better place to start than with the world of speciality hotels. After all, these are places that have the sole purpose of attracting the attention of prospective guests and many of them often have big budgets behind them.

Here at Careers in Design, we can’t resist interior design projects that make our jaws hit the floor. In this article, it was a difficult job to choose, but we’re going to look at 5 hotel interiors from around the world that make us do just that!

Castello di Casole, Siena, Italy

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Pantone Colours Over the Last Decade

Posted on 14 Nov, 2022

Each year Pantone announces its Colour of the Year, a particular shade (or, sometimes, a pair of complementary colours) that they believe will be a standout in fashion, interior design, graphic design and other lifestyle industries over the coming twelve months. As the leading colour experts in the world of design, thanks to their revolutionary Pantone Matching System, they know what they are talking about.

For 2023, the Pantone Colour of the Year is going to be Digital Lavender – a warm, moody, and enveloping hue that builds upon the previous year’s winner, Very Peri. Digital Lavender is a neutral colour that is gender-inclusive, incorporating traditionally feminine hues such a blush pink with an infusion of dark blue to provide an edge to the colour.

Digita... Continue reading >

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