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!
PROVIDE AN INSPIRATIONAL SPACE FOR COLLABORATIVE WORKING OUTDOORS…
24th Mar 2021
Most of us spend the majority of the working week tucked away indoors at our desks with unnatural lighting and controlled air ventilation, so wouldn’t it be great to have a social space..
ENSURING YOUR WORKSPACE IS READY FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF EMPLOYEES.
19th Mar 2021
Is your workspace ‘back to work’ ready?
There is a buzz of excitement as organisations prepare for the physical return to work following the Government’s latest..
EDUCATIONAL FURNITURE THAT MAKES TEACHING AND LEARNING SPACES WORK
18th Mar 2021
Working together with educational furniture manufacturers and our friends at KI Furniture we are delighted to launch a new range of brochures for today’s evolving learning spaces.
SIMPLE TIPS TO IMPROVE WELLBEING WHEN WORKING FROM HOME
22nd Feb 2021
Everyday work-life has changed for so many following the discovery of COVID-19, with national and worldwide changes implemented to prevent the spread of infection. Many businesses have..
AFFORDABLE BACK-TO-WORK COUNTER AND DESKTOP FREESTANDING PROTECTION SCREENS
16th Feb 2021
Simplistic Hygiene Protection Screens to help control the spread of infection and encourage safe social distancing in any work or learning environment.
Acrylic desk and counter shield..
PRESS RELEASE - INNOVATIVE FURNITURE SOLUTION TO SUPPORT REMOTE WORKERS
10th Feb 2021
COI Total Interiors Launches Innovative Furniture And Equipment Solution To Support Businesses And Remote Workers During The Covid-19 Pandemic
As businesses adapt to remote working,..
ACTIVE LEARNING CHAIR SOLUTION - MYKE STACKING CHAIR
19th Jan 2021
Introducing Myke, a fantastic new stacking chair that allows active learning spaces to be adaptable with the flexibility to be arranged in several ways, quickly and effortlessly. Myke comes..
COLLABORATION HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TABLES
12th Jan 2021
With the effects of COVID still at the forefront of design considerations to reduce density and create practical and safe social distanced work environments, our new height-adjustable collaboration..
PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2021
11th Jan 2021
It has been revealed the Pantone colours of the year are *cue the drum roll*…
Ultimate Grey (17-5104)
Illuminating Yellow (13-0647)
For over two decades, Pantone’s colour..
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – 06.01.2021
6th Jan 2021
Following the latest government announcement on Monday 4th January, we would like to assure all our customers we are open for business so that we can continue to service ongoing projects without..
COVID TESTING AND VACCINATION BOOTHS
15th Dec 2020
Introducing our NEW freestanding COVID testing and vaccination booths recently launched by our partner manufacturers, Elite Office Furniture. The Pathogen range provides a safe solution..
FESTIVE OPENING HOURS - 2020.
8th Dec 2020
Christmas & New Year 2020/21 Opening Hours
Our office and showroom opening hours covering the Christmas and New Year period;
Monday 21st December – 8.30am – 5-00pm
FLEXIBLE HYGIENIC WORKSPACE SCREENS - HAZE RANGE
7th Dec 2020
Flexible Hygienic Workspace Screens - Haze Range
Introducing the new modern range of floor-standing screens for the workplace. These clear and lightweight screen partitions offer privacy without..
BUYING HOME OFFICE FURNITURE FOR EMPLOYEES – MADE EASY!
26th Nov 2020
While we are still adjusting to the many challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, millions of employees have already experienced the transition to remote working. This massive change has forced many..
MESSAGE FROM DARREN GRIFFIN - COVID UPDATE
5th Nov 2020
Further to the government’s latest lockdown directive, I would like to assure you that here at COI we are working as normal throughout the November lockdown period with the support of our..
MORE THAN JUST STORAGE…
4th Nov 2020
We're delighted to introduce our new storage system that can create divided spaces whilst maintaining an open plan feel in the workplace.
Matrix is a new range designed and manufactured..
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.
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:
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..
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,..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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 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
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…
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.
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..