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Expert advice, tips and tricks to maximise, enhance and maintain your working environments.

It doesn't matter whether you work in  a classroom, office or your spare bedroom at home, we all need to maximise the space we have to work in, whilst making it a comfortable, stylish and a productive space. At COI Total Interiors, we have all the products you'll ever need to achieve just that! Keep up to date with our blog as we release new products, give you key installation information and let you know about some of the crazy deals we like to offer our clients!

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THREE WAYS WORKPLACE FURNITURE & DESIGN CAN SUPPORT THE WELLBEING OF YOUR TEAM

21st Oct 2020

As lockdown eases, people across the UK are being called to return to reintegrate into the workplace following remote working at home or after furlough (temporary leave), leading to mixed feelings,..

25 YEARS OF CHARITY SUPPORT

12th Oct 2020

COI is marking a landmark anniversary this month as we celebrate 25 years of supporting NARA the Breathing Charity. For over 30 years’ NARA has been a source of advice, support, and medical..

PRODUCT FOCUS – THE OASIS SOFT MEDIA HUB

7th Oct 2020

We’re delighted to introduce you to a new Soft Media Hub which is fully customisable available in three, five, or six-seater combinations. This low-level, curved soft seating hub offers..

EARLY YEARS & SCHOOLS - MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR OUTSIDE SPACE

23rd Sep 2020

Since the impact of Coronavirus earlier this year, early year schools are adapting their teaching and learning spaces to enable more children to return with a key focus and consideration to enhancing..

ISO 9001 RENEWAL SUCCESS

7th Sep 2020

We are pleased to announce we have successfully passed our latest conformance audit to maintain our ISO 9001, with our certification renewed for a further 3 years.

Being compliant..

OUR TEAM HAS ADAPTED TO THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ AND WE ARE PLEASED TO SHARE ITS BUSINESS AS USUAL!

20th Aug 2020

The impact of the pandemic and its devastating effects will sadly have repercussions for many businesses, and we are under no illusion, these are and will remain testing times for the foreseeable..

SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION FOR COI AND SMART WORK

18th Aug 2020

COI were thrilled to be approached by research associate and project manager Dr. Sophie O’Connell to support a research study into the benefits of reducing sitting in the workplace using..

ADAPTABLE OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS - FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE PODS, BOOTHS AND HUBS

11th Aug 2020

Before COVID-19, office spaces were becoming more open and fluid in design however, the need for private spaces has never been more prevalent with many businesses looking at how they can return..

PRODUCT FOCUS - FROVI AT HOME, DROP RANGE

29th Jul 2020

Helping you create a home office space that works for you, even in the smallest of rooms!

2020 has certainly been a year for businesses to evolve and adapt following the abrupt impact..

PRODUCT FOCUS – MOBILE FOLDING TABLES

23rd Jul 2020

Are you looking for a flexible, mobile, and hygienic canteen solution for your school? Popular in educational establishments, our collection of mobile folding tables are sturdy and easy to use...

DELIVERING CONFIDENCE AND PEACE OF MIND IN THE WORKPLACE – 5 KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES

22nd Jul 2020

Following months of remote working, more and more businesses are returning to the workplace after government guidelines are slowly relaxed, but where do you start and ensure adequate precautions..

‘JUST FOR EDUCATION’ FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES BROCHURE - AVAILABLE NOW!

7th Jul 2020

Our new brochure is bursting with ideas to give your teaching and learning space flexibility and versatility, while also delivering superior style at fantastic value. View a digital copy of..

CREATING CLASSROOM SOCIAL DISTANCING SOLUTIONS

8th Jun 2020

Effective infection protection and control equipment

Within all educational establishments, preventing the spread of Coronavirus involves dealing with potential transmission through..

ADAPTING YOUR WORKSPACE DESIGN AND LAYOUT DURING COVID-19.

13th May 2020

Social distancing is at the heart of preventing the spread of COVID-19, and workplaces across the UK are making essential plans to adopt safer working environments for employees in anticipation..

ACRYLIC WORKSTATION PROTECTION SCREENS

30th Apr 2020

Acrylic screens are an effective workstation control barrier. With excellent clarity and transparency, these hinged acrylic screens with closed corner detail offer maximum user protection in..

VINYL WORKSTATION PROTECTION SCREENS

23rd Apr 2020

Protect your team with these one-piece vinyl wrapped desk mounted screens suitable for use at home, in offices, education establishments, NHS facilities and libraries. Features & benefits: Easy..

ESSENTIAL PROTECTION, SELF-SUPPORTING PROTECTIVE PANELS

21st Apr 2020

COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected our lives, with its disruptive force and the introduction of social distancing, the changes have compelled many businesses to review and change the way we conduct..

PREVIEW OUR SHOWROOM REFRESH

16th Apr 2020

Be one of the first to preview our refreshed showroom facility in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire. Throughout the early part of this year, our head office and office furniture showroom in Cambridgeshire..

EASTER 2020

9th Apr 2020

We would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and healthy Easter break. Due to recent Government guidance and the spread of Coronavirus, our office furniture showrooms and offices will remain..

A GUIDE TO WORKING REMOTELY

30th Mar 2020

In respect of recent Government guidelines, many of us are now working at home wherever possible. But for those who are used to the daily commute to work, for a set number of hours in an office..

THE BEST HOME OFFICE DESIGN AND FURNISHING TIPS

23rd Mar 2020

Over time, we’ve witnessed a steady increase in businesses offering flexible working solutions including co-working spaces and facilities to work at home. And whilst we all experience uncertain..

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT

18th Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

As we continue to closely monitor the ever-changing situation regarding Covid-19, we are working hard to ensure we minimise the impact across our business,..

WORKPLACE WELLBEING

3rd Mar 2020

Over the years, office design setups have developed and changed from the cubicle style offices with static office desks that limited true workspace freedom and restricted team collaboration,..

WE ARE SPONSORING THE WORKPLACE HEROES AWARD EVENT, 2020

3rd Feb 2020

We are delighted to be sponsoring this years ‘Workplace Heroes Awards’ which celebrates the hard work and achievements of dedicated staff who endeavour to support the communities..

WE ARE RECRUITING

14th Jan 2020

We’re recruiting – Business Development / Telemarketing An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in Ipswich, working directly with the Marketing and Sales Team. If you..

A NEW ADDITION TO OUR CAMBRIDGESHIRE SHOWROOM.

8th Jan 2020

The Orangebox Moss is a stylish reinterpretation of the classic deckchair.

With comfort at the forefront of the design, the Moss chair provides generous seat and back cushions attached..

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE...

18th Dec 2019

As we head towards the end of another year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our loyal customers, new and old for their continued support throughout 2019. We have experienced..

FESTIVE OPENING HOURS - 2019

5th Dec 2019

Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

The festive season is upon us, so we’ve put together a list of our office and showroom opening hours covering the Christmas and New Year period...

FIND – FOODBANK COLLECTION 2019

3rd Dec 2019

The team at COI Total Interiors have continued their commitment to support the local ‘FIND Foodbank’ this year, with an amazing collection of food and toiletries to help those that..

THE COSIEST DRESS DOWN DAY OF THE YEAR!

27th Nov 2019

Today the team at COI Total Interiors dressed in their cosiest PJ’s and slipped into the comfiest slippers in aid of Age UK Suffolk’s ‘Slip into Slippers’ campaign 2019. This..

FESTIVE HAMPER CAMPAIGN

21st Nov 2019

Traditionally Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, so when Age UK Suffolk approached COI Total Interiors to support them in this years’ festive hamper campaign, the team were more..

SEATING MECHANISMS EXPLAINED

13th Nov 2019

With 8 hours or more spent sitting at your workstation, it’s important to make sure your office chair works for you!

Office chairs are one of the most used pieces of furniture..

EXERCISES FOR THE WORKPLACE

30th Oct 2019

With long hours spent at work, busy social lives and family commitments taking over our evening and weekend time, how do people find time to exercise?

I have often contemplated how..

EFFECTIVE CO-WORKING SPACES

30th Sep 2019

The trend to create work environments specifically for co-working has seen significant growth over the years, with this style of workspace providing an alternative solution to the everyday office..

BRING THE BEACH TO YOUR OFFICE SPACE!

20th Aug 2019

Bring the beach to your office space! Every year, many of us retreat to the seaside for tranquil bliss and relaxation, so why not introduce the same into your workspace and bring summer to your..

HAVE YOU BEEN TO VISIT OUR IMPRESSIVE KIMBOLTON SHOWROOM?

6th Aug 2019

Situated on the popular Bicton Industrial Park, our furniture showroom is set over two floors, covering an impressive 7,000 square foot where you are sure to find the best solution to meet your..

STARTING A NEW BUSINESS?

24th Jul 2019

Starting a new business and becoming your own boss is exciting, you start with the ideas, you create a brand with strong ethos and personality, and you rent a workspace to help bring your business..

CHAS RENEWAL SUCCESS

2nd Jul 2019

We’re thrilled to have successfully renewed our Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) for another year. As a forward thinking and market leading business, the CHAS accreditation..

OUR NEW ‘JUST FOR EDUCATION’ FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE NOW!

18th Jun 2019

Our new ‘Just for Education’ furniture and accessories brochure is available now!

Inside our latest brochure, you will find a comprehensive range of the latest educational..

OFFICE DESKING EXPLAINED

5th Jun 2019

The office desk is a basic requirement for every office environment, but how do you choose the right desk for you and your team? Today, the very best contemporary workspaces are designed to..

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN INSPIRING WORKSPACE.

15th May 2019

The majority of our working day is spent in the workplace, so it’s never been more important to have an inspiring and productive work environment.

Modern offices are designed..

MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION TEAM

8th May 2019

Our professional delivery and installation team are dedicated to providing the highest level of service, delivering office furniture nationwide to businesses of all sizes.

With our..

WHAT DOES YOUR DESK SAY ABOUT YOU?

25th Apr 2019

Whether your desk is scattered with papers and files, or perfectly organised, the state of your work environment says far more about you than you might think. Organised mess? Do you have trouble..

EASTER OPENING HOURS 2019

16th Apr 2019

We will be closed over the Easter period from Good Friday through to Easter Monday and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

Our team at COI Total Interiors would like..

WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE BREAKOUT SPACE?

9th Apr 2019

A breakout zone is best described as an area away from the desk that everyone from management, employees, and visitors can use to interact, collaborate and relax. 

There is a..

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN OFFICE FURNITURE DEALER

1st Apr 2019

With the internet full of e-commerce shops trying to tempt us with budget online deals, our blog explores why it makes better business sense to partner with an independent office furniture dealer..

CAN AN OFFICE DESK IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?

13th Mar 2019

Have you explored the benefits of a desk that gives you the option to sit or stand?
You may be surprised to learn that being seated at your workstation can be classed as bad for your health..

OUR NEW SHOWROOM ARRIVALS

12th Mar 2019

As we wave goodbye to winter, we’re kick-starting Spring with a showroom transformation! This month we have introduced two new ranges to our spacious showrooms at Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire..

DISCOVER OUR LATEST SHOWROOM ADDITION.

25th Feb 2019

With a wide array of office and educational furniture solutions already on show at our Kimbolton showroom, we’re delighted to reveal our new workspace booth manufactured by OCEE Design. The..

THE SOUND OF SILENCE!

7th Feb 2019

Is your office setup anti-social? We’ve all heard about the greater benefits of working in modern open plan offices, the flexibility and increased relationship interactions scream positivity..

GET TO KNOW US BETTER

30th Jan 2019

You’re in Safe Hands

Whether you’re looking to move office, relocate, or simply refurbish your current workspace, we are here to support you throughout the project with..

FESTIVE OPENING HOURS

6th Dec 2018

Christmas Opening Hours

Our showrooms and offices will be operating the following festive hours: Friday 21st December - Open 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday 24th December to Thursday 27th..

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO REFURBISH YOUR OFFICE EFFECTIVELY

22nd Nov 2018

The investment in good office furniture and interiors for your working environment is important; in fact, it’s not just important, it’s vital to ensuring your team’s good health..

PARTNER SOFT SEATING MANUFACTURER - SUMMIT CHAIRS

20th Nov 2018

Our warehouse team is busy unloading this week’s delivery from our partner manufacturer – Summit Chairs. With 40 years of established experience, Summit Chairs provide inspirational..

EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK QUALIFICATION COMPLETED BY THE COI TEAM

8th Nov 2018

This week, our team enjoyed a one day ‘hands-on’ course where they developed their skills and completed the nationally recognised course - ‘The FAA Emergency First Aid at Work’...

WE’RE ATTENDING ORGATEC 2018 IN COLOGNE, GERMANY

21st Oct 2018

This years’ exciting international show is taking place from Tuesday 23rd October through to Saturday 27th October and will be showcasing approximately 650 market-leading furniture and..

SOFT SEATING SUITES THAT WILL HELP CREATE SPACES TO RELAX, COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE

20th Oct 2018

Product Focus - Piano Range

The piano range is a sleek modular unit with simple clean lines and linking system that provides the flexibility to reconfigure the seating units as often..

SLIP INTO SLIPPERS 2018 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AGE UK SUFFOLK

11th Oct 2018

Today the COI team in Kimbolton and Ipswich have swapped their shoes in exchange of cozy slippers to support Age UK Suffolk and their fun annual ‘slip into slippers’ campaign. #suffolkslippers..

TRANSFORM YOUR LEARNING SPACE WITH A NEW TAILOR-MADE TEACHERWALL OR STORAGEWALL

13th Sep 2018

TeacherWall

Designed for the education sector, TeacherWall is a smart new innovation that is fast becoming one of the most popular storage and media solutions for primary schools through..

OUR TEAM IS EXPANDING

4th Sep 2018

Following a busy summer fulfilling a number of refurbishments including Commercial Offices, Health Facilities and Educational establishments, we’re delighted to announce we have recruited..

INSTALLATION OF INTERACTIVE STORAGE WALL

21st Aug 2018

Here is a glimpse of an interactive storage wall installed yesterday within a training centre at Thames Water in Reading. The bespoke design incorporated various clever storage solutions including..

NEW QUALITY MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION - ISO 9001:2015

7th Aug 2018

We’re excited to announce we’ve successfully sailed through our ISO Quality Management transition from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001:2015 approved by LRQA, following this years’..

HELPING YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE – OFFICE SEATING EXPLORED

1st Aug 2018

How long do you spend every day at your desk?
When you actually stop to think about it, you will probably be surprised to realise we can spend more time sitting at our desks than we do..

JUST FOR FUN - OFFICE FURNITURE FACTS

27th Jul 2018

After a long week of sunshine and humidity, we’ve put together some interesting Office Furniture facts to see you through to the weekend! Fact 1 – Did you know…
The first..

NEW COLLABORATIVE BREAKOUT SPACE FOR PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL

17th Jul 2018

Today, our experienced installation and set-up team completed an exciting inspirational furniture refurbishment for Peterborough City Council at Fletton Quays, in partnership with the ESPO procurement..

WE’VE SUCCESSFULLY RENEWED OUR CHAS ACCREDITATION FOR 2018-2019

16th Jul 2018

Following completion of a comprehensive Health and Safety assessment, we’re delighted to have renewed our CHAS accreditation. 

The accreditation was originally created to..

PRODUCT FOCUS – INNOVATIVE LAPTOP TABLE

11th Jul 2018

More and more employers are welcoming flexible working solutions with the agile working trend being introduced to more and more working environments. Our new elegant Laptop Table is a simple,..

INNOVATIVE FURNITURE REFRESH AT OUR CAMBRIDGESHIRE SHOWROOM

4th Jul 2018

Innovative Furniture Refresh At Our Cambridgeshire Showroom Our comprehensive showroom is a luxury we are extremely proud of, and for the last few weeks, we’ve been busy bee’s adding..

THE STANDING DESK MUST HAVES

21st Jun 2018

The biggest trend in office furniture has been the development of the height adjustable desk. Designed to assist those with back, shoulder or neck issues alongside a host of increased health..

COI TOTAL INTERIORS ACHIEVES LEVEL 3 - GOLD STATUS WITH CONSTRUCTIONLINE

11th Jun 2018

As part of our continued improvement, we are delighted to have upgraded our accreditation and achieved GOLD status with Constructionline giving our customers enhanced assurance that our Environmental..

FOOTBALL FUN AT THE ARSENAL EMIRATES STADIUM

23rd May 2018

Darren and Chris were delighted to be invited to play a friendly football game at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium in London, hosted by Barclays - the Premier League Sponsors.

The..

ACHIEVE AN INNOVATIVE AND INVITING OFFICE REFRESH

9th May 2018

If your office is looking dull, tired and in need of a redesign then you should read our latest blog where we explore how simple changes in the structure of your workplace including painting..

OUR DESIRE TO INSPIRE

10th Apr 2018

Is your office built around the needs of your employees, or do your employees have to fit around your office design? Office planning is alien to most people and one of the biggest buzzwords..

PRODUCT FOCUS – ACOUSTIC FABRICKS™ WALL

3rd Apr 2018

Elegant in design, Fabricks™ are superior acoustic bricks made from acoustic foam and wool fabric that divide space and reduce noise in the workplace. The diverse design allows the bricks..

THE POWER OF COLOUR

23rd Mar 2018

Spring is that time of year when we take a fresh look at our surroundings.   A new year often makes us think of new business goals, this could mean anything from rebranding your business..

SHHHHHH.. SHARE SPACE, NOT CONVERSATION

20th Mar 2018

But do tell everyone about our acoustic solutions …..  Around three-quarters of office workers now work in an open plan office and the biggest impact on their productivity is the..

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