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What is the importance of incorporating employees’ experience into workplace design? That’s the question Schiavello’s Principal of People and Culture, Keti Malkoski, answered when discussing The Power of Workspace for People and Business with Indesign Live. The book, which Malkoski co-authored with environmental psychologist Dr. Jacqueline Vischer recently launched and is gaining significant attention. In this insightful Q&A Malkoski discusses topics raised in the book, including current trends, workplace culture and how to invest in the workspace to add value.

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The Power of Workspace for People and Business continues to receive media attention with an article appearing online and in print from health care media outlet, Hospitality & Aged Care. The piece looks closely at research by author’s Dr. Jacqueline C Vischer and Schiavello’s Keti Malkoski, and discusses how the findings can be applied to aged health care industry workspaces. Often the ability of 60+ aged workers is also criticised, however the article highlights how factors discussed by Malkoski and Vischer can be adapted to better meet the needs of employees of all ages.

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Cubes Indesign Singapore is the latest magazine to showcase the Bomba sofa in their April/May edition. In the Q&A style profile Schiavello’s Principal Designer, Ivan Woods, discusses what he envisaged for Bomba as well as its functionality, composition and ergonomics.

Cubes Indesign is a bi-monthly magazine featuring the latest in design and architecture, with a unique Asian perspective.

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Singapore’s leading expat publication, Expat Living, has featured Schiavello’s Bomba sofa in their April issue. Covering the latest in home, fashion, travel, kids, beauty, entertainment, food and wine, Expat Living reaches one in four expats through a monthly magazine, events, website and newsletters. See Bomba in the section ‘Hot shops and what to buy right now’.

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Schiavello is proud to sponsor On Your Feet Australia on June 11. One of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is calling on Australians to ‘quit the sit’ for one day in June to raise awareness and funds to support heart disease and diabetes research. To provide further support, Schiavello is awarding a Krossi sit-stand table to the team that is the highest fundraiser.


Congratulations to Keti Malkoski and Dr. Jacqueline C Vischer on the successful book launch of The Power of Workspace for People & Business. Hosted in Sydney and Melbourne on March 31 & April 1, over 250 guests including key architects, designers, executives, workplace strategists and media, joined Malkoski and Vischer for a series of discussions on transformational workspace psychology.

Published by Schiavello in Australia, this book explains why workplace change management, and ‘Co-creation’ with employee participation, is an imperative component of a new workspace outcome. Highlighting numerous real life examples of how companies and employers have made the ‘right’ workspace decisions, this book invites workspace users — employees and teams — to participate in the process by using their feedback constructively to help create innovative and thoughtful designs that meet employees’ needs and support their work.


Schiavello workstations have been shipped to the Ha’apai Island group in Tonga, to help rebuild schools, government offices, local hospitals and Red Cross facilities, which were destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January, 2014.

Project Manager Gisela LaPoint recently facilitated the recycle with Schiavello demolition contractor Tycen, during a recent project in NSW. Over 215 pieces of furniture which were landfill bound, but still in excellent condition were transported; including Newtech II Desking, System 55 panels and Systemet Peds.

18 villages across six islands in Ha’apai were affected by Cyclone Ian with 1,094 buildings destroyed or damaged. 80% of its people (5, 500) were severely affected or left homeless, with the total damage bill estimated at $63 million dollars.


Schiavello Construction hosted the 22nd Annual Golf Challenge on Monday 23rd March.

Over 60 valued clients and staff lined up on the greens of the premier Green Acres Golf Course in Kew East and putted alongside the picturesque banks of the Yarra River. Teams received Schiavello inspired golf packs on arrival which included a polo, golf balls and tees, and enjoyed a light lunch before a rousing welcome by Richard Halasa.

After working up an appetite completing the 18 hole course, players returned to a gourmet dinner. Congratulations to the winning team: Dave Hutchinson (Schiavello), Bob Blair (CBRE), Scott McIntosh (Gallagher Jeffs) and Duncan Laidlaw (Woolshed Pub). Notable mentions go to Tony Schiavello for taking out Nearest to the Pin and Andrew Peak of CBRE for Longest Drive.

To view event images visit Schiavello Group Facebook here.

  • Christopher Schiavello talks time, cost & quality for Sourceable

As a regular contributor to industry website Sourceable, Christopher Schiavello delves into issues facing the interior construction industry. In his latest article, ‘Have Time, Cost & Quality Become a Bermuda Triangle’, he looks at the impact of change across fast tracked projects.

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Schiavello International Queensland has just secured the biggest workstation project in the State’s history. The new commercial office tower located in the Brisbane CBD at 1 William Street, will accommodate not only the Queensland Public Service, but will house nearly 5000 Krossi electronic and user adjustable workstations, along with metal storage units, One plane tables and the new Schiavello Focus booths.

With completion due for July 2016, the skyscraper will act as a major catalyst for the wider precinct redevelopment.