Friday, 19 February 2016

Weekly Round Up 19th February

This week we are incredibly excited to announce our upcoming Nomique "NEW FOR 2016" events... please read on to be in the know! 

You may recognise the image above from a previous blog or you may have spotted it across social media. Not long and you will be seeing something similar everywhere!
So far this year we've shown you what we've been up to in regards to supporting the community with our student competitions. As well as how hard we've been working to bring you new and better products that suit every work environment.

Over the next month we will be continuing to release new products that will help to invigorate your workplace and make it a more engaging and productive place to be. We have decided that we want to show you these products, whilst we also delve into what Nomique is all about. Therefore we would like to personally invite you to join us at a variety of venues across the UK throughout the month of April 2016.


We hope that you will have found a date and venue that will suit you, as we would love to see you. If you would like to book a personal appointment time please call 01952 585828 then we will put you in touch with the relevant Sales Manager who will be able to answer all of your questions.

Not only will there be our new products on show but we'll be bringing along some of our classic favourites too; as well as plenty of demonstrations of how to set up your new task chairs correctly; and a chance to network, drink and have a little bite to eat.

Watch this space because we will soon be telling you all about the products that will be on show, including fantastic new photography and all other exciting happenings at Nomique.

Want to see everything as it happens then follow us on our social media pages, find the relevant links below or feel free to call up for a chat if you have any questions on 01952 585828

We'll leave you with this teaser taster... have a lovely weekend!!




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Friday, 5 February 2016

Weekly Round Up 5th February

New for 2016! Nomique have been working hard to bring you a fantastic year of new products as well as many other new and exciting ideas. Make sure to keep a close eye on what's going on at Nomique because lots of things are about to change...


We see a lot of working pods, collaboration and break out spaces in the modern workplace. Those are places where people engage with each other. However employees still need a place to sit down and concentrate on the task at hand. Therefore the individual workstation is still a crucial part of the workplace – and so is the task chair.
At Nomique we understand the importance of a good office chair. That’s why we expanded our task seating portfolio and reviewed some of our classic products to improve them even more. With new ergonomic features and ease of use our task seating can help to boost productivity in the workplace.


You might already be lucky enough to have a copy of our new task seating brochure which gives a full description of all our brand new features and options. With changes to mechanisms, alterations to seat width, as well as entirely new chairs, Nomique really do supply a chair for everyone and every space. You'll also find lots of beautiful new photography to help you choose which chair would be your favourite to work in.

If you would like a copy of our new brochure please get in touch:

Email: sales@nomique.com | Tel: 01952 585828

Or if you can't wait that long for one to arrive then please have a look at our website where you'll find more in depth information and specifications, as well as high resolution images for download.

And if that still isn't enough then read on to see how you can get up close and personal with our new task seating...



NEW for 2016 - Spring Launch

It's not long now before you'll be able to visit us at one of our fantatsic launch events across the UK. Where we'll be showing off our brand new products as well as a few products that never get old. There will be demonstrations, funky fabrics, new literature and a chance to meet the Nomique team, to have a chat over a hot cuppa.

We suggest that you follow us on our social media pages (find links below) and careful sort your through your post because an invite will be on it's way to you very soon.

If you really can't wait for the surprise to be revealed then please contact us to find out more today:

Email: sales@nomique.com | Tel: 01952 585828



Lux - creating space that works


Not only are we releasing new products, a new website, new literature and new photography but we are also keen to try new things. Just like our new Lux Video that will be release on Monday, keep an eye on our Youtube channel to be the first to see it, or follow us on social media (click the links below).

Lux - creating space that works











We'll be back soon with loads more NEW information and exciting ideas to tell you about, so keep checking back in and don't forget to get in touch if you have any questions about what you've read today: Email: sales@nomique.com | Tel: 01952 585828

Happy weekend and happy chair shopping!




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Friday, 22 January 2016

Weekly Round Up 22nd January

Is it too late to wish you Happy New Year? We'd like to apologise if it is but we've been making Nomique bigger and better than ever. If you're not excited already then you should be!




Nomique's University Furniture Competition 2015/16

Firstly we rcan't wait any longer to tell you all about what's been going on behind the scenes at Nomique, in regards to helping and guiding young people into the furniture industry.

This week Nomique's Managing Director John Ravenhall and Marketing Assitant Isobel Coleman (recent graduate of UoW) went to The University of Wolverhampton to announce the winners of Nomique's Furniture Competition. Bright and early they entered the Art and Design building and headed up the lift with Robert Cooksey (leader of the competition module for Level 6) to go and meet all of the students for the first time.


Each of the eight individual students that entered had to produce presentation boards of their finalised concept, as well as compiling all of their initial ideas, sketches, mood boards and costings. Their unique concepts had to keep to the competition brief, but also had to be inspiring, innovative and engaging for a chance to win. The brief stated that the student's needed to design a range of soft seating products for commercial environments. This range had to be modular in design and suitable for adaptable and versertile configurations to suit today's corporate, hospitality and educational environments. The students had to make sure that the range had many different base and additional options, including integrating modern technology. It was also important for the students to conduct relevant and indepth research into Nomique, their competitors and the industry as a whole, to find a suitable gap in the market for their product.

John and Isobel were both incredibly impressed with the students work as well as their individual in person presentations. "All the students spoke clearly and with confidence. Having seen some of their second year work whilst I was studying it was fantastic to have the opportunity to see how much they have progressed within just one year!" Isobel exclaimed after watching all the students present their work to herself and John.

The award giving was short but sweet, with a lot of tension in the room; after all the students had been waiting since the 16th December 2015 to find out who the winners were. With cash prizes for the top three entries and the chance to visit Nomique's showroom, factory and team for the first prize winner, it was well worth the effort and hard work that the students all put in.

For Matthew Bowdler it was a dream come true as he took 1st Prize for his "Continuum" chair design.
With it's sleek and stylish shape and chiselled legs, Continuum jumped off the page and caught John's eye immediately. The design was elegant and innovative, with different height backs and a sleek shape throughout. As well as this the desking solution for wheelchair users hit on a gap in the market that not even Nomique's larger competitors have tapped in to, many exciting ideas have come to light from this competition to make us excited about this new generation of designers. John especially liked the exciting concept of integrating a coffee machine between two booths! Nomique are looking forward to welcoming Matt soon at their showroom and factory in Telford, so he can further his knowledge of the furniture industry.













Matthew's presentation boards for his "Continuum" chair design.

However we must not forget the others who contributed to the winning selection, Matthew was followed closely by Joseph Tandy in 2nd Place, Zara Chander-Kumar in 3rd Place and Josh Gregory as Runner Up. It was a very close call and the decision was a hard one to make but John assured all the students that their work was well up to standard and the all of their effort was very well received. 

Joseph receiving the 2nd prize award and his modular furniture concept.

Zara receiving the 3nd prize award and her "Zed Box" furniture range.


Josh receiving his Runner Up letter of thanks and his "Contour" furniture range.

There were smiles all round as the final photographs were taken and all the students seemed thrilled after being given the opportunity to meet a real furniture industry expert. Not only did the students enjoy themselves but everyone that took part at Nomique really enjoyed the process too and therefore can't wait to do it all again next academic year! So look out Wolverhampton University and Design Lecturers because Nomique will be back through your doors before you know it.


We'll be back in two weeks time to tell you all about our up coming NEW Product Launch Events but until then if you would like to know more about Nomique's passion in guiding young people into the furniture industry then have a look at our previous blog all about the generation gap in the workplace and fresh young talent, including how it has benefitted Nomique over the years.

Or if you would like to know more about Nomique then please follow the links below or get in touch.



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Friday, 11 December 2015

Weekly Round Up 11th December

Welcome back to our weekly blog! This Friday we have been captured by the beauty of a dying craft; as well as being over the moon that we are incorporating all "Top 5 Office Trends" into our seating and furniture designs... read on to be in the know.



















A dying craft...

Traditional craftmanship is thought to be a dying trade, "skills such as weaving, forging and soldering are in danger of being lost" according to the Heritage Crafts Association. This is partly down to the increase in technology and the new skills that this is opening up for young people. However it is sad to see that less and less people are interesting in learning the skills of so many centuries-old trades.




The co-ordinator of the Heritage Crafts Association has said that we not only have "an incredible range of craft skills in the UK and some of the best craftspeople in the world" but also that "these skills will only survive if they live in each generation". Therefore it's good to see a variety of competitions and exhibitions happening arcoss the country to showcase individuals work, in the hope to encourage more young people to learn these crafts.

If you're interested then why not have a look at this article or at the Heritage Craft Association's website.

It's also great to see young talent going viral across the internet. We found this article and fantastic video all about the youngest master penman in the world, Jake Weidmann. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired by his beautiful artworks.

Want to see more age old skills? Want to see seating designed and manufactured using not only new technology but also traditional craftsmanship? Then why not check out our website and have a look at some of our products.




Top 5 Office Trends
We really loved this article about the top five office trends from the 21st Century and thought that our readers would like to have a look too. It's incredibly exciting to see that we take all five into consideration for all of our products. Read on to see how we include these trends in our products.

Open Workspaces: our Elements range creates great spaces for break out to collaborate as well as to find some privacy to recharge. Keep your eyes peeled for our new media unit that's being launched in 2016 too.

Space Efficiency: with not only Elements but Chicago Modular and Jigsaw it's really easy to find something that will fit into any office space. Not only will it fit just right but it will enhance the way that your employees use the office for collaborative, break out spaces.




Sustainability: Not only is all of our wood FSC certified but we also work to create products that can be easily dissassembled and recycled. At Nomique we are constantly working to create more environmentally friendly products. Please have a look at our website to find out more.


Social responsibility: All of our products use a variety of components which have been produced in Europe and then shipped to us. We care not ony about our customers but also about our suppliers and where our products come from. We like to make sure that everything is from a responsible source and that our carbon footprint is as low as possible.

Integrated technology: There are so many options for putting technology into our products and we are in the process of creating some stunning images to show you just how great your next order from us could be. Keep your eyes and ears on red alert as coming into the new year we will be releasing many, many more products and options to suit you!


If you'd like to check out more of our products and see what we can do for you then please have a look on our website or give us a call and have a chat on 01952 585828






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Friday, 4 December 2015

Weekly Round Up 4th December

Christmas is here at Nomique! There are Christmas trees up and mince pies being passed around the office, including very large spoonfuls of brandy cream...





We will still be here to answer all your questions and get those chairs to you until 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and we will then be back on Monday 4th January 2016.

From all of us at Nomique Happy Christmas and we hope you all have a Merry New Year!



Sneak Previews...
We've been working really hard at Nomique to make sure that there are loads of brand NEW products avaliable for you in the New Year and we're really excited to show you some sneak previews today!

First we'd like to introduce you to TeamUp. A NEW comprehensive range of seating that is suitable for a diverse, flexible and progressive work environment. It has been designed by Jason Lansdale whose name you may recognise from his previous designs of our Lux range.
This multi purpose seating range will help those that are moving away from the traditional desk still find somewhere comfortable and practical for working as well as collaborating and relaxing.
We're keeping the full design a secret for now but we hope we've got you ready and waiting for the launch of TeamUp in 2016.


Not only is there the TeamUp range being launched next year but we are also releasing a NEW range of Moka chairs known as Moka Felt that go fantastically with the NEW Moka Tables.













If you weren't in love with the Moka Felts before you saw this photo, well you will be now. Doesn't it just look fantastic! At Nomique we really can't get enough of the orange legs. Keep your eyes peeled for these becoming avaliable very very very soon.


Not only are we really excited about the full sized Moka Felts but we also really love the 3D printed versions that fit in the palm of your hand too!

If you'd like to know more about any of our new products please don't hesitate to call us on  
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Remember our team intros? Perhaps you even remember our Regional Sales Manager Martin, but we bet you didn't remember that his random fact about himself was that he's eaten a deep fried tarantula! Well we haven't been allowed to forget about it, now that he's shown us the video!

Have a look for yourself but we suggest that you make sure you're not on your lunch break or half way through a sandwich cause it certainly made many of the Nomique office squeal and hide under the desks!

video

If you're done with watching and need something to ease your mind we suggest you have a look at our social media pages. You can let us know what you think of the video there too!
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Weekly Round Up 27th November

This week we've been running round London as well as questioning the future of the British design industry...



Is British design dead?
As technology evolves, with new gadgets being released every week, it's not difficult to see the changes between this and that of the industrial revolution. There's been lots of worry over the last decade as to whether British design has disappeared. This view has been backed up often by those looking at public design; many were disappointed by the changes to our iconic British telephone boxes and London buses. 

However, perhaps all of this just stems from our reluctance to look elsewhere for design. After all with technology there also comes the added option of working for multiple international companies. This means that lots of British Design is not staying in Britain but going overseas. This is not necessarily a bad thing though. We may be losing British design in Britain itself but it means that we are impacting on the rest of the world and not only that but we are also the hub of international design. Just walking through London proves this, from shop to studio, each and every one is different and very few are British. 

We may be proud to be British but we are also proud at how open we are to incorporating international design into our lifestyle. Nomique is a fantastic example of this, not only do we have British designers creating all of our product ranges, as well as all of our furniture and seating being created on site in Britain using traditional manufacturing techniques. We also partner all of this with European design inspiration, European Suppliers and up to date technology. By using everything available to us we are holding on to our heritage as well as helping to evolve the manufacture of seating. To read more about us and our product ranges please have a look at our website.

If you'd like to read more about others views on this topic we found some very interesting articles which you'll find by following these links:


The Guardian "British Design is not dead - it is overlooked"

The Guardian "London Design Festival: Has British design lost its way"

FT "Design industry must adapt to thrive"

The Guardian "Why doesn't Britain make things anymore?"




#Sleep15
We were only visiting this year but we went along to see what's new and therefore now avaliable for the hotel and hospitality industry.
Of course we were most interested in the furniture but it was great to see such a wide array of exhibitors, with a great range of free gifts from stress balls to pix & mix and even colouring competitions. After all we're all big kids at heart!


The main trend that flowed throughout the exhibit was solid wood. We saw it everywhere from the solid British Oak frames of the new Knightsbridge armchairs, to Egger's new product PerfectSense that showcases just how good wood based panels and edging can look.

Not only was everything made of wood, or had wooden legs, or had matching wooden tables but it was also great to see that British craftsmanship is still a big part of this industry.

We loved the outside of  the Byzantium stand with materials and tools splayed out adorning the stand wall, showing furniture manufacture stripped down to it's bare bones.

Overall we saw some great design and manufacturing skills and we hope to join them next year for a bit of friendly competition. After all British furniture manufacture is what we do and we'd like to show everyone how well we do it!

Please go to our website to have a look at how our furniture could transform your hotel, waiting rooms and lounge areas into colourful, classy and contemporary spaces where everyone will want to be.

Our London trip to Sleep didn't end there though,with a third floor the exhibition just seemed to go on and on. The Sleep Sets were fantastic too, inspired by childrens fairytale stories it was great to leave reality behind for a moment and get lost in the art and design of these creative spaces. Our favourites had to be the outdoor bathroom and the golden egg shower!

So we'll leave you with these photographs and the suggestion that you should head on over to London next year for Sleep 2016.

















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Friday, 20 November 2015

Weekly Round Up 20th November

Today we're getting on our bikes because cycling is the top topic of design this week... 





The Future of Cycling

Everyone seems to be discussing all the exciting new cycling options avaliable now and how this will affect our very near future. So we've been searching for the ultimate options when we came across Design Week's top 5 ways that designers have been improving our cycling experience in the UK.

We suggest you have a look at everything they are suggesting but to quickly sum it up there's going to be "skycycle" networks starting in London, glowing cycle paths, spray on reflective paint, sustainable cardboard bikes and clip on bluetooth navigation devices.

Sounds exciting doesn't it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Not only this but there is even a new exhibition that's now been opened at London's design Museum to celebrate contemporary bicycle design. We found some great photographs of some of the bikes on Dezeen's website.

Although if you get the chance to see the "High Performers, Thrill Seekers, Urban Riders and Cargo Bikers" up close and personal, we're sure it will be well worth the trip.




So you're probably now wondering but what do bikes have to do with chairs? 

It's a good question and something that we've been getting more and more excited about.
Have you seen one of these yet? (view left image)

It's an Markant Oxidesk Bike and there have been very mixed reviews. This article certainly doesn't rate it very highly but it is certainly interesting to see the options that are cropping up in the not so traditional officespaces these days.

Perhaps the Oxidesk really isn't what you're looking for but there are plenty of other options to increase your movement in the workplace. Although perhaps you may feel that cycling to work and back every day is enough exercise. Did you know that sedantry sitting for all the hours you are at work can often cause illnesses such as diabetes, back pain and heart disease. Therefore movement at work is crucial if you wanting to keep fit and healthy.

Something like the standing desk bike or a trendmill desk could work really well for you. However if you're not one for getting sweaty in your smart work clothes there are other options such as adjustable standing desks, have a look at our blog from last week to read all about these. 

Standing desks work fantastically with our Axia Smart Chairs. Have a look at our website to see how this chair could work for you or give us a call on 01952 585828 so we can answer any questions you may have about movement in the workplace.



Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari created a manual in 1974 as a guide to building furniture with as few tools and materials as possible.

His furniture is now being reproduced with his permission as a way to teach refugees how to design and build furniture.

This has all happened with support from the CUCULA organisation that also offers general education, assitance with language skills and legal advice for refugees.


There is much more to this story in Dezeen's article as well as lots of photographs of the chairs and their designers.

We thought this was a great story to tell and it's fantastic to see the craft and love that's gone into each one of these chairs.



Solidarity Paris

Design is all around us and is always there when we need something to bring us together.
We's like to thank Jean Jullian for creating the above symbol of peace. Solidarity Paris.



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