Habitat designs your office cannot live without, as well as three new chairs!

BCFA member Boss Design have identified six Habitats to be considered when creating a high performance environment – without even one of these habitats, the office environment may not work as well as it should. As well as this, Design Insider looks into Tauro, Arty and Loop Maxi, new styles from Komac by Boss. Keep reading so you don’t miss out!


DesignInsiderBossHabitatPlanThe workplace and how it functions is key to how productive people are and how successful a business performs. It is also about balancing efficiency of space and effectiveness of people. Boss Design have therefore created six unique “habitats”: Welcome, Home, Flow, Collaboratie, Formal Meet and Work Cafe.


Welcome: First contact with the organisation occurs here and it’s the place where visitors discover what makes the culture unique. It’s a Reception area with the attendant security considerations but when planned correctly, it can also perform as a Business Lounge


Home: Everyone needs a “home” or a dedicated workstation. Highly mobile workers need a place to perform their work on the go. The solution is to provide them with touch down facilities where they have access to tools and technology and are accessible to more sedentary workers for sharing information and experience


Flow: When planned strategically, circulation spaces are about encouraging the serendipity associated with spontaneous informal exchanges. Primary pathways and settings promote opportunities for encounters and offer a spectrum of choice. This ensures all workplace areas enable productivity


Collaborate: Collective intelligence outperforms individual intelligence. Collaborative working can be defined as a group of people from different backgrounds, experience and specialisations joining together. Collaboration settings to support teamwork should be located ideally adjacent to Home settings to assist in the speed of the development of ideas and flow of knowledge.


Formal Meet: Meeting sets are to accommodate the planned and traditional meeting requirements – board meetings, seminars, client presentations or informal networking events. Spaces for staged meetings provide the means to share information in different styles. They’re all about conveying the company image, learning and developing new ideas and, ultimately, expediting effective decision making.


Work Cafe: A signature space that can define a company’s culture, improve productivity and become a magnet that attracts employees to the workplace. The Work Café provides an area for working, socialising and refuelling to activate underutilised real estate and foster employee productivity and wellbeing. It is a compelling new way to generate energy – a hub where people choose to work.DesignInsiderBossHabitatPlan2

Komac by Boss seating ranges

“These new collections are fantastic additions to the Komac portfolio. Not only do they reflect the quality and distinctive aesthetic of the brand, they work perfectly across home, meeting and work cafe environments.” – Julie Skipp, Komac.

Attuned to the importance of user comfort and wellbeing, all three ranges are grounded in practicality without compromising the brand’s vibrant edge. These latest additions meet the versatile needs of the modern workplace and learning environments, whilst reflecting the softer design trend that currently prevails in both sectors.


Tauro: Designed to offer maximum ergonomic support and comfort, this task chair range boasts both height and lumbar support adjustments, in addition to a weight balance mechanism complete with tension adjustment. Ideal for flexible workspaces, Tauro also offers two distinctive back options, full or part mesh, and comes in a stylish Black or Chalk frame or back.


Arty: Available as an upholstered lounge chair or stackable chair, Arty is completely crafted in wood and offers a softer and contemporary aesthetic with its solid beech frame and upholstered seat and back. The stylish stackable chair is available as full plywood or upholstered, whilst the lounge chair features a fully upholstered seat and back.


Loop Maxi: An extension of the popular Loop family, the new Maxi variation is ideal for meeting, breakout, and lounge areas, thanks to its dimensions and comfort. Available on a painted or chrome 4-leg frame, sled, relax or 4-star base, Loop Maxi boasts a generous monoshell available in a choice of contemporary colours.


Does their Habitat design intrigue you? Do the new Komac by Boss chairs suit your project? Why not contact Boss Design to explore your options. Boss have worked closely with Design Insider, with the last publication being a sketch series in regards to their Isla Chair. Why not watch the video and find out more!

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About Meg Vockins

Meg is the Marketing and Membership Executive for BCFA. She enjoys writing about the different projects companies have been involved in, as well as new product ranges that are interesting and colourful! If you would like to appear in the Design Insider Live please do send over an email to meg@thebcfa.com
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