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The lifecycle of Oakywood’s wooden products

The lifecycle of Oakywood’s wooden products

Sustainable production begins much earlier than expected – before the materials get to the workshop, decisions regarding their source need to be made. This blog post will walk you through the manufacturing process of our desks and office accessories – from raw materi...
Apr 20, 2023
How committed are we to sustainable development here at Oakywood? Our environmental initiatives

How committed are we to sustainable development here at Oakywood? Our environmental initiatives

Building a sustainable brand is not a simple task, but it is one worth making the effort for. With the Earth Day fast approaching, we are reminded that the decisions we make with the good of the planet in mind, are the best investment in the future. At Oakywood, ecol...
Apr 13, 2023
Sustainable home office decluttering

Sustainable home office decluttering

Following the natural rhythm of the seasons is an ancient custom still cultivated in, for example, Ayurveda. Coordinating your everyday life with the cycle of nature helps in achieving wellbeing which can lead to increased productivity, creativity, and receptiveness ...
Apr 6, 2023
Women in remote work

Women in remote work

A fully remote or hybrid work style is no longer an unusual work arrangement or a rare employee perk – this model of work is steadily becoming the new norm, at least in professions that allow for it. Working out of a home office has its benefits as well as drawbacks,...
Mar 30, 2023
The women of design – inventors, architects, and creators

The women of design – inventors, architects, and creators

It is a great shame that much of recorded history sorely lacks female presence. However, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence – Anna Kowalczyk’s Brakująca połowa dziejów (‘The missing half of history’), or Katherine Halligan’s Herstory are just a couple...
Mar 23, 2023
Inclusive ergonomics. How to make products that fit everybody?

Inclusive ergonomics. How to make products that fit everybody?

“Jack of all trades, master of none” – are all efforts to design products that fit the widest range of consumers doomed to fail? To get to the bottom of this, we must first answer the most pressing question: what is inclusivity and how can you apply it to designing f...
Mar 16, 2023
monitor stand desk setup

A productive woman’s desk

The way you design and organize your workspace has a huge impact on your productivity. While searching for an ideal way to arrange your home office, you should consider your own unique needs, but you can also draw inspiration from the experts. Since March is a month ...
Mar 8, 2023
3D configurator – how to create a product fit for individual needs?

3D configurator – how to create a product fit for individual needs?

Online shopping is fraught with potential risk – you can find that a product which looked fantastic in photos or even videos, does not live up to your expectations. Without hesitation, we here at Oakywood decided to treat this problem as a challenge. Taking advantage...
Feb 28, 2023
Taking care of your mental health while working remotely

Taking care of your mental health while working remotely

The ability to recognize and name your emotions, maintaining and growing relationships with coworkers, setting boundaries and separating your work from your private life – these are all incredibly important aspects of caring for your mental health while working from ...
Feb 16, 2023
The toxic productivity trap

The toxic productivity trap

Finding 5, 10, or 50 ‘surefire ways to increase productivity’ isn’t a huge challenge – the internet is full of listicles and tips on how to make a better use of your time. Nothing wrong with that, right? Not at all if you plan to achieve your maximum efficiency with ...
Feb 9, 2023
Remote work and its health issues

Remote work and its health issues

Despite its many advantages, remote work can sometimes result in various physical and mental health issues – today we will focus on the body. Together with physiotherapist Piotr Piaskowski @fizjologika, we have assembled a number of tips for dealing with the physical...
Feb 2, 2023
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How to design a creativity boosting workspace

The space you occupy, the way it looks, and the way it makes you feel, has a huge impact on your productivity and ability to generate fresh ideas, especially in a creative field. A stale work environment could make even the most creative minds lose their sparkle. Thi...
Jan 26, 2023
The 2023 OakyTrends

The 2023 OakyTrends

The beginning of the year is not only a time for resolutions and plans. It is also a great opportunity to look at the trends set to shape our reality in the coming months. We compiled some forecasts for the areas closest to our hearts. Have a look at our 2023 OakyTre...
Jan 19, 2023
Mindful holidays

Mindful holidays

The end of the year is a rather special time: on one hand, we might be a little tired after running the 12-month marathon, on the other – we can feel the new energy coming, bringing with it hope and motivation for change. We tend to have a bit more free time on our h...
Dec 22, 2022
The magnetic comfort – Oakywood’s MagSafe collection

The magnetic comfort – Oakywood’s MagSafe collection

From the very beginning of Oakywood’s existence, we prove that new technologies love the company of natural materials and minimalistic design. This time (and it’s not the first time!), we have decided to create something for Apple users, including ourselves: multifun...
Dec 15, 2022
A conscious gift-giving guide

A conscious gift-giving guide

During the month of December, we tend to get bombarded with the topic of gift-giving – all media, marketing campaigns, and commercials chanting in unison: ‘GIVE, GIVE, GIVE!’. There is usually nothing wrong with that – both giving and receiving gifts is a pleasant ex...
Dec 9, 2022
Creating a minimalist workspace with a classic desk

Creating a minimalist workspace with a classic desk

Natural materials, toned down, eye-friendly colors, functional but comfortable equipment, and a minimalistic aesthetics – an office space with this vibe invites productivity and work-life balance. What makes minimalism such a great home office design solution? And ho...
Nov 28, 2022
Rebranding – Oakywood turning a new leaf

Rebranding – Oakywood turning a new leaf

Continuous growth and tireless pursuit of functional solutions to fully meet our clients’ needs – these are the goals which have been part of Oakywood’s ethos from the very beginning. For the past year, we have been working on some big changes to help us reach those ...
Nov 15, 2022
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