Green Workspace


BFG were awarded sole furniture supplier to this office fit-out housing three government agencies, covering all FF&E items. Our brief was to maintain a consistent look throughout each agency sector, while enabling each department to individually identify and relate to each of their areas.

Soft seating booths are used extensively throughout the open plan areas, for brief meetings and working remotely. No personal storage is used and staff are encouraged to use personal work caddies with their own personal locker space.


Architect: Catalyst

Project Manager: Catalyst

Collaboration Furniture: ME2 High back and Modular Seating Dane Leaners

Seating: Ergonomic chairs – Tivoli, Austin bar stools, Station chairs, Program chairs, Kyos chairs

Tables: Criss Cross tables, Flip tables, Hydra tables

Workstations: Link Technician Adjustable

Storage: Metal Mobiles, Tambour units, pigeon hole unit

Other Furniture: Lockers, pin boards, glass boards, A-Ray monitor arms, soft wiring


BFG were awarded the sole supplier across four levels of Auckland Council’s contact centre based in Manukau. Our brief was to provide furniture to accommodate a large amount of staff coming and going often, and to provide items that would aid privacy as well as encourage user engagement.

A further critical requirement was to minimise down time and disruption to staff, as this is an existing contact centre undergoing refurbishment. To accommodate this, deliveries were made after hours and entire floorplans of furniture were set up within three days, from start to completion.


Architect: Creative Spaces

Project Manager: Auckland Council

Collaboration Furniture: Trestle leaners, ME2 high back sofas, Pause Seating

Seating: Ergonomic chairs – Spectrum 3, café chairs, Amelia chairs

Tables: Cafeteria tables

Workstations: Link Electric

Storage: Metal Mobiles, Tambour units

Other Furniture: Vertical planters, Autex Lattice and Frontier

Go green and make your office more environmentally friendly!

Green work spaces mean more than just separating your rubbish and recycling. There are a variety of ways you can look to do this in your office, so here are a few of our suggestions:

Support local business

While supporting local businesses is great for the economy, it’s also green because products don’t need to be transported so far. BFG are proud supporters of a variety of local businesses, and we work closely with our suppliers to source raw materials designed to mitigate negative environmental impacts.

Literally, go green!

Introduce plants into your workplace! Studies have shown that both productivity and moral increase when your workplace is filled with leafy green life. Plants are also said to decrease stress, improve air quality and add a calming aesthetic quality to your office.

Implement paperless work practices

Resist printing that email! Communicate electronically as much as possible and utilise technologies such as tablets and laptops to discuss ideas with colleagues. If it really is necessary, print on both sides of the paper and maximise your page layout so that there is no unnecessary wastage.

Upcycle your furniture

If your office is looking to replace furniture, look at ways you can utilise the items you currently have. Reupholstering is a great way to give new life to an old chair, and can also save you a bundle!

Review processes

Look for ways to improve efficiency and minimise end waste in all aspects of your business. Being more environmentally friendly could also reduce costs! BFG constantly review our operating processes, plant and equipment in order to improve efficiency and minimise the end waste. We do this with smart design and maximising things like board cuts and fabric meterage.