Guest blog editor and freelance marketing consultant Phil Hodgkinson tells us why 3equals1 Design is such a fun place to be.
Office relocations and refurbishments are for some people the source of headaches and misery. I am very happy to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’re planning a move or setting up a new office and the task feels like it isn’t going to be an enjoyable process, then I recommend you check out 3equals1 Design. They are brilliant at what they do but more importantly, they have fun doing it. They claim in their mantra that they are “Making Work Live”. Well, take it from me, they really are. And here’s how…
"They are brilliant at what they do but more importantly, they have fun doing it."
Having worked in commercial property and interiors for over 13 years – in London and various regions of the UK – I’m excited to tell you that I’ve never before experienced a design agency with so much energy and desire for work to be fun. For anyone taking on the development of a new office or the renovation of an existing space, it’s so important to feel fired up about it and engaged in the process. Maz and her team enjoy what they do and their style and character is incredibly infectious. You only need to have a quick look at the projects section of their website and read a few of the testimonials from their clients to realise just how much they all enjoyed the process. Without leaning on clichés about journeys vs destinations, I can’t miss this opportunity to fully endorse this aspect of what 3equals1 offers.
Check out their projects here: https://www.3equals1design.co.uk/projects
“I’ve never before experienced a design agency with so much energy and desire for work to be fun.”
The use of technology among commercial interior design companies – and the level at which they adopt the latest software – varies considerably. 3Equals1 occupies space in the fast lane when it comes to tech. They are always looking at new ways of augmenting their own abilities and presenting their work to clients. There is a selection of 3D renders and movies on their website which gives a snapshot of the immersive detail clients can expect. The assumption that technology of this kind is only synonymous with larger, more corporate agencies can often be true. 3equals1 however works hard at maintaining its status as an outlier. Technology is definitely an area where they are showing their contemporaries a clean set of heels. Check out example videos on their #MakingWorkLive page: https://www.3equals1design.co.uk/making-work-live
"Technology is definitely an area where they are showing their contemporaries a clean set of heels"
Most Friday afternoons the team head out to explore all the latest furniture and products out there so they know what’s new and cool
Without mentioning any names there are design agencies out there who enjoy the supposed kudos of being a designer a little bit too much and often fail to resist the temptation to hide behind jargon and over-complicated language. For anyone needing to procure design services this is a problem. Someone whose responsibility it is to deliver a new office for their colleagues needs to feel in control and knowledgeable about what’s going on. It’s so important that their design agency talks to them in a language they comprehend and one that allows them to relay progress to their teams with confidence in their own understanding of the project’s status. Maz and her team pride themselves on being real. Their ability to quickly strike up a rapport with clients is one of the linchpins of 3equals1’s service.
"It’s so important that a design agency talks to its clients in a language they comprehend "
For those that are new to it, the commercial interiors industry is a really sociable environment. Companies within it are full of personalities that like to talk, go out, and enjoy the huge range of fantastic bars, pubs, and restaurants in the Clerkenwell area. 3equals1 are no exception to this rule and love the social vibe of the industry. Most Friday afternoons the team head out to explore all the latest furniture and products out there so they know what’s new and cool. And to put it simply, there is nothing better than a cold beer after exploring Clerkenwell’s best showrooms.