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Delving Deeper Into Space Planning

Interior design isn’t just about pretty furniture and well-placed mirrors. Space planning plays a huge role in the interior design process. Whether for commercial or residential interior projects, planning appropriate spaces for their respective usages is as crucial as the aesthetic design. And that’s the key difference between a good design and a smart one.

2021-03-29T19:22:51+08:00March 29th, 2021|2021|

Breaking Down Various Woven Furniture Techniques.

The beauty and appeal natural materials bring to complete a neutral look is irreplaceable. Rattan chairs and other woven furniture bring an air of relaxation into every room they’re placed in. In this article, we’ll share the pros and cons of different weaving techniques so you’ll know what to look out for when you’re shopping for your concepts!

2021-03-18T15:52:02+08:00March 18th, 2021|2021|

Maximising Efficiency Through Hotel Storage Optimisation

Most hotels focus their attention on their front-of-house, often leaving their back-of-house operations as an afterthought. However, the ultimate key to unlocking a flawless guest experience – the organisation. In this article, we’ll share some tips on how to sync up the moving parts of daily hotel operations with proper storage solutions.

2021-02-24T12:20:37+08:00February 24th, 2021|2021|

Cleaning Up The Facts Around Upholstery Fabrics.

In the spirit of Chinese New Year and spring cleaning, our onestop team has prepared this guide to some of the best fabrics and materials to use for upholstery that are easy to take care of and disinfect. Maybe it’s time to consider a change of upholstery for you too!

2021-02-10T12:28:15+08:00February 10th, 2021|2021|

Check-In For Our 2021 Hotel Design Inspirations.

Hotels now have a more diverse group of guests to serve than ever before. That’s why keeping up to date on the latest hospitality trends and designs will not only improve the level of service you can offer, but serve to create a better environment for your guests. Read on to learn which design inspirations are coming to hotels this year, curated by the onestop team.

2021-01-22T16:41:15+08:00January 22nd, 2021|2021|

Change Begins From The Inside — Interior Trends That Are Going Away In 2021.

COVID-19 has impacted the way we spend our time indoors. And that brings with it a change in what we desire, what we deem comfortable, even what we find appealing—especially in the spaces where we spend the bulk of our time every day. Here, the onestop team has compiled a list of some interior design trends that we think won’t be making a comeback this year. Have a look and maybe it’ll inspire some change within your own spaces too!

2021-01-15T17:12:22+08:00January 15th, 2021|2021|

Whet Your Appetite For Our 2021 Restaurant Design Trends.

These days, restaurants are far more than just places to get your grub on. Thanks to the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns, people are finding ways to cope with the lack of overseas travels. And one of those ways is by exploring interesting spaces with new cuisines to fill their bellies.

2021-01-11T16:48:09+08:00January 11th, 2021|2021|

Keep Your Eye On These Commonly Overlooked Hotel Spaces.

Times are changing. As people’s habits and behaviours develop through the years, so too must the environment around us—even when it comes to the well-established retail & hospitality industry of hotels. While they’re traditionally used for blissful rest and unencumbered relaxation, these days, hotels have to be so much more.

2020-11-30T17:05:45+08:00November 30th, 2020|2020|

Fur-niture For Pet-Friendly Establishments.

Choosing the right furniture to fit your commercial needs is always a priority. And it matters, even more, when it comes to pet-friendly establishments. Everything’s better with a furry friend! These days, more and more commercial venues are changing their policies to accept pets within their vicinity. Some cafes and restaurants also have menus for dogs to dine together with their humans, not forgetting the many pet-friendly hotels and accommodations available.

2020-09-29T18:38:29+08:00September 29th, 2020|2020|

Employ These Useful Commercial Furniture Trends In Your Spaces.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, this rule doesn’t just apply to one’s actions – it’s as much about interior designing in commercial spaces as well! We’ve all been there before. Drab walls. Uninspired pantry areas. Tiresome partitions. The workspaces of the past do more to encourage distraction than to promote a healthy focus at work. And as we’ve been seeing in the past decade, more and more workspaces are transforming their spaces with thoughtful open designs and characteristic furniture to boost the way employees think, work and interact every day.

2020-09-15T17:59:08+08:00September 15th, 2020|2020|

Make Room For Some Of The Latest In Hotel Trends.

It might be surprising to hear this, but the trends in the hotel industry are usually reflections of the trends in our lives. In part, mostly because it is a hospitality service that is closely related to the most important aspect of our lives – how we live. Even without the onset of COVID-19, the hotel industry was already on the cusp of emerging trends that promise to change the scene. Now, they must evolve even faster. The core values of hospitality (e.g. service, trust, care, commitment) are not expected to change, but rather, become even more important and apparent in the world of social media. And the changes in consumer behaviour in this modern world is taking the lead to bring new technology, philosophies and operational ethics onto the grounds.

2020-08-28T11:31:32+08:00August 28th, 2020|2020|

Getting straight (and curvy) with Rattan.

When it comes to strength, sturdiness, and versatility of a material, none can beat the Rattan. Gone are the days of Rattan just being used for outdoor spaces or a one-dimensional boho theme. Now, even young couples turn to the trusty time-tested material to freshen up their modern spaces with a chic touch of nature in their homes. And not just that, you’ll be able to find Rattan in hotels, cafes, and even some of the more upmarket restaurants. Its true potential is only beginning to unravel.

2020-08-18T13:41:53+08:00August 14th, 2020|2020|

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