We dress buildings from the inside – elegantly, cleverly and with a feeling for detail and future needs – to improve the health and performance of your staff.
And we can do the same for you… No matter whether you are a supranational concern or just two people getting a small business started, one of our interiors can get you moving in the right direction.
We listen carefully before starting work on our designs. We study function, technical possibilities, human needs and the needs of the future. All these aspects have gone into the creation of our well-thought-out office furniture ONLY1.
You can’t buy good health, but you can buy a healthier office. We avoid the use of materials such as aluminium that place a burden on the natural world. We have invested in the company 720° in Finland which has taught us to perform long-term analysis of office climate and acoustics.
THE TEN BEST PROJECTS OF THE TWELFTH DESIGNBLOK 14. 12. 2018
The Only 2 furniture line won the award for Best New Product at Designblok 2018. We were thus among the ten best projects in the twelfth year of this festival. Take a look at them on Arch Space.
A BOOK od Armstrong 12. 3. 2018
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Those searching for a piece of New York aesthetics in Prague’s Smíchov finally have a chance for success. The U1 company has found a location for its Prague showroom.
Managers have a responsibility for some areas, and many of them are at the top for the entire company. They must often focus so that they are able to find a solution to a problem or to come up with a brilliant strategy which could take the company all the way.
That is why it is imperative they have a good environment for their work.
Members of generation Z, born from the mid-90’s up, have different expectations from their work than the generations before them. They are the Children of the internet, and they are individualists. Therefore, they want to move freely between their work and private lives, educate themselves while working and be employed in an environment which allows all of this. Only one in five Czech companies is prepared for the arrival of the so-called post-millennials.
Open space zvyšuje na pracovišti asociálnost, tvrdí nová studie. Mnoho firem už také od otevřených kanceláří ustupuje. Nová generace pracantů navíc od svých šéfů vyžaduje svobodu a dávku kreativity. A tak se kancelářský svět chtě nechtě mění. Článek iDNES.cz/Metro.cz stojí za přečtění.
Office of the future? A living organism! 3. 11. 2016
Many of us may still remember the stuffy offices full of cigarette smoke, ringing with the sounds of typewriters. Then the 90’s computer era came and, along with it, a new trend – tiny and stale cupboards were replaced with breezy, open-space type planning. Nowadays, we are again one step ahead.
One of the most prominent influences on human psyche, as well as work dedication in the office, is colour. The right ones stimulate us, the wrong ones make us tired and demotivated. So, how does one choose the right colour scheme to reach their goal?
Noises in open offices stimulate extroverts to better performances, introverts, on the other hand, struggle with it.
The work environment has changed dramatically in the past three decades in many companies, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Small offices are gradually being replaced by the new standard in the form of open office spaces.
It doesn’t matter whether you work in an office, a school or if you are a programmer. Your subconscious continuously perceives your surroundings and reacts to them. A bad environment brings everyone down. The counterstep is a creative design that will properly break the mould.
Everyday work in a mundane environment, lacking anything lively and suffocating enthusiasm? That is a nightmare come to life for every creative spirit, and not just for them.
Guerrilla fighting day in U1 3. 11. 2016
Our company, U1, helps clients with the planning and implementation of office space. Leading a company that specialises in a field where Czechs are just starting to explore is a tough act.
Creativity needs its own space 3. 11. 2016
Jaromír Popek (co-founder of U1) writes about his own know-how on equipping open space offices in the EURO magazine.
The risk of both physical and mental illness is higher in a shared workplace. According to Environment and Health, a study by Scandinavian Journal of Work, people who work in open space offices take more days off work due to sickness by 65%.
Even Maxim is starting to get interested in the problematics of the office environment.
Strangely coloured modular furniture, an impersonal environment and dull conference rooms. Everyone who has ever been employed in a regular office building knows the sterile and vague workplace. Progressive company owners said goodbye to the grey and started turning the “second home” into an attractive office space.
Creative, innovative, flexible - these are the characteristics many companies expect from their employees. For adequate productivity, however, the right environment is crucial. Although, when creating such settings, it is also important to mind your finances.
Who we are, what we do and how are we doing it in an article in Hospodářské Noviny.
Offices are coming to life 3. 11. 2016
What are the trends in office design? What is the correct way to project an open office? You can find answers to those questions in this article from PROFIT.
After open-space, team-offices to come 3. 11. 2016
Nowadays, individual work seems to be less effective. Cooperation, on the other hand, is the new phenomenon which yields faster results in a larger team. This stress on speed is the influence of the changes.
How to plan your office space effectively 3. 11. 2016
Are you considering a smaller office space or starting a company and don’t know how to correctly plan your office space? When creating an environment that will inspire and stimulate you and your co-workers whilst also being comfortable, it is vital to focus on more than just modern furniture and new wall paint.
U1’s Jaromír Popek on creating an interior 3. 11. 2016
Here’s a little taste of the upcoming book archSPACE \ Office, which will contain interviews with interior creators. An interview with Jaromír Popek and designer Stanislav Nehybka covers the topic of office space design.
It seems like Brno will always be second fiddle in the Czech Republic. Although not in everything. Brno outpaces Prague in office environment. For example, in IT companies, the fraction residing in buildings with a quality standard defined as class A is distinctly larger in Brno than in Prague. On top of that, the South-Moravian capitol saw the emergence of the company U1, a company which provides top quality office interiors.
Lifocolor Brno: even a factory can be likeable. 3. 11. 2016
The new Lifocolor company base was built with regards to 30 years of future development. The interior was designed by the architectonic studio K4 in cooperation with U1, who also supplied the furniture.
Five things you wouldn’t expect in an office 3. 11. 2016
The office environment has changed dramatically in the last quarter-century. This is, of course, related to the development of office equipment. While in the 90’s, piles of three-ring binders and filing folders were essential equipment, and computers took up most of the desk. Today’s office, a tablet and a flash drive, can easily fit into a handbag, and future trends go even further.
Generation Z has different ideas about work 3. 11. 2016
The vast majority of employers acknowledge the differences between each generation’s job demands, however, only a fifth of them would be able to offer what the youngest seek. This is the conclusion of U1’s company research.
Friendly offices benefit company development 16. 1. 2015
The times of struggling by the desk with a pen and paper, or a noisy typewriter, surrounded by piles of three-ring binders are long gone. They were pushed aside by the “modern” era. In bigger cities those tiny rooms were replaced by open-space type offices, which have many perks – co-workers are much easier to reach this way.