Concept Eight Goes into Lockdown

March 2020

With the spread of Covid-19 all offices around the UK were asked to work from home. Luckily with existing flexible working culture at the studio, we were well placed to do this within our stride. Within days of us trialing out remote we were requested to do so on an ongoing basis. The designers moved out of the studio and C8 became a virtual team.

With the use of technology, it was amazing how well the group adapted to the new way of working. What became very important to the group were the daily afternoon tea breaks which we have tried to observe religiously every day through the lockdown.

The output of the team has been maintained to the same level our clients come to expect and we have delivered a number of presentations virtually. With the virus continuing to cause havock around the world, with so many people personally affected by the crisis, our presentations for clients home designs offer a moment of joy while families are stuck in lockdown.

We all look forward to heading back to the studio where we will not take for granted the ability to work in the same room, with real face to face collaboration which form the basis of any good design process. But what is for certain the way we work will change for ever with new technology forging dynamic new ways we can communicate with clients and colleagues.

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