Why do we need to discuss gender and pronouns at work?

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As a clinic in London reported earlier this summer, the number of people who identify as non-binary (where a person doesn’t feel the need/want to assign to a particular gender) is increasing. Between 2018 and 2019 The Tavistock Centre (a London health trust) reported 2,500 individuals identifying as non-binary. For one centre alone to report numbers in the thousands in …

Like a local in Lyon

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…or at least trying to be. With its 2000-year rich history, including the invention of cinema, Lyon was a no-brainer when it came to choosing Magenta’s annual team trip destination. Its nostalgic architecture split between the Rhone and Saone rivers made for the perfect backdrop to sightsee, enjoy delicious food, wine and even a little brainstorming. What better way to …

100% Design – the Magenta review

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Celebrating its 25th year, 100% Design opened its doors to the world of architecture and design last week, at Kensington Olympia. With nearly 30,000 visitors passing through its doors annually, 100% Design is one of the UK’s leading celebrations of design and build. Show areas comprising interiors, kitchens, bedrooms & bathrooms, 100% design and build, and emerging brands provided visitors …

Being…. Magenta’s office manager!

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It’s official! After completing my three-month probation I’m a fully-fledged member of the M-people, and I couldn’t be happier! My life at Magenta started at the end of July, one week after the team moved into our wonderful new office space. It’s been a challenging and rewarding three months as the office has not come without its teething problems. Electrics …

Clerkenwell Design Week turns up the heat in 2017

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By: Alice Finney Hey, what’s the big idea? It’s probably the most talked about event in the architecture and design calendar. Anyone who’s anyone is there. And this year, as if to honour to the week, and just in time for showroom doors to open, the sun decided to show its glorious beaming face. Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is a three-day long …

Forget the Zen Office, at Magenta we’re all about the Xen office

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Xenia Kingsley has joined Magenta as a senior account manager. A born innovator and commercial story-teller, she is both creative, gregarious and outgoing. Xen will work alongside Carole Graham and Thomas Went in our Brighton-based office. She will be tasked with managing this team and working with clients including Global Guardians, Mitie and Morphose.  Before joining Magenta, Xen drove a wide range of campaigns …

Things you rarely see in the 2011 office

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Despite renowned architect Frank Duffy claiming that the modern office is on its way out, it remains the base for the majority of people from 9 til 5. But new ways of working combined with new technology have made obsolete pieces of furniture that were, until recently, stalwarts in the office – and home. 1. The Desk Experts (read consultants) …