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Retail Space Designer Launches Workplace Design Division

Retail Space Designer Launches Workplace Design Division
10 November 2020

“Return to work safe, in a beautiful space,” is the message being put forward by HUMAN by Quadrant Design.

With 20+ years of experience designing environments to reflect and represent brands across the retail and hospitality sectors, the designers at HUMAN by Quadrant Design are turning their hand to office design.



“It’s time for the corporate world to ditch the dated furniture catalogues for stylish, modern workspaces with flair.”

–Sonia Brown

Director and Head of Design, HUMAN and Quadrant Design


Their mission is to “liberate the workplace sector from the ‘cookie-cutter’ confines of traditional design and build.”

Having worked with brands such as Wagamama, H&M, Watches of Switzerland and Adidas, HUMAN want to transform workplace design into “fine art”.

Sonia Brown, Director and Head of Design for HUMAN and Quadrant Design commented: “It’s time for the corporate world to ditch the dated furniture catalogues for stylish, modern workspaces with flair.”


COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Importance of Inspiring Workplaces


HUMAN believes that the inordinate amount of time society is spending indoors during the pandemic is opening employers’ eyes to the importance of wellness – in both personal and professional lives. 

“It’s exciting to be working with forward-thinking businesses that are using this office down-time to create inspiring workspaces ready for the return of their workforce. As home and work life continues to blur, brands must connect the dots,” said Brown.

“As part of this work, the team works to educate client founders to put their employees’ needs first in their design solutions.”

HUMAN collaborates with local artists and makers to deliver unique pieces bespoke for each space. Not only does meaningful artwork enhance the space and human experience, it can also help restore mental energy and reduce stress.


 More Women Needed in Design Leadership


Paul Hindmarsh, Managing director at Quadrant Design added: “The world needs more women in design leadership. Our team of creatives bring a fresh perspective and real alternative to design thinking in an industry that has been male-dominated forever. 

Picture: a photograph of an office interior designed by HUMAN

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 10 November 2020


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