Kimball Wilder™ | Versatile Comfort Across Multiple Platforms

The final weeks of summer saw the launch of Kimball’s newest seating collection, Wilder™. Designed by David Dahl, the versatile collection features lounge, guest and benching solutions for multiple industry platforms. Simple clean-out design and an optional moisture barrier give Wilder the ability to meet the rigorous needs of healthcare facilities, while its soft shapes…

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CDI Awarded 2017 Kimball Premier Partner Award

(Waukesha, WI) Metro-Milwaukee based Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) was named the 2017 recipient of the annual Kimball Premier Partner Award, having been selected from the 52 other Kimball Select dealerships throughout the country. “Throughout the 14-year history of CDI, we’ve set ambitious internal goals intended to differentiate CDI from the industry’s very best. Receiving the…

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Biophilic Design | A Naturally Beneficial Workspace

While you may not be familiar with the term ‘biophilia,’ you have undoubtedly witnessed its role within workplace design. Simply put, biophilia describes the intrinsic relationship humans and nature share and addresses the notion that we perform at our best when connected to the other. This relationship has a profound impact on how we design…

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The Open Office | A Balanced Design Solution for Everyone

Open plan offices have become a staple of the modern working environment, with over 80% of US businesses using it as their preferred office arrangement. Some of the world’s leading organizations have transitioned from private to open, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, freeing themselves from floor plans of cubicles, high partitions and closed workspaces.…

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Humanscale® QuickStand® Eco | Effortless Ergonomic Solutions for the Workplace

By now we are all familiar with the importance of healthy ergonomic design in the workplace. Previous blog posts have highlighted the consequences of sedentary work and the negative role it plays in individual and organizational productivity, as well as employee health and wellness. As a pioneer in office ergonomics, Humanscale® crafts high-performance tools that allow workstations to…

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Sound Masking | An Investment in Acoustic Comfort

Noise pollution in open offices has reached epidemic levels, according to a recent study from Oxford Economics. Their interview of 500 senior executives and non-manager employees across multiple industries found that only 1% of workers are able to block out distractions and concentrate without taking extra steps in the office. While findings recognized the negative…

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Campus Innovation | Design Trends for Higher Education Facilities

Spring is quickly approaching and higher education facilities are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Academic environments are rapidly changing, reflecting consistent advancements in technology and shifting educational models. As colleges and universities look to integrate new learning methodologies and expand education beyond the traditional classroom setting, what is the common denominator amidst all this…

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Kimball Helio™ | Visual Minimalism for Maximum Well-Being

Kimball recently announced the newest addition to their already diverse seating portfolio. Designed with a perfect balance of visual continuity and personal comfort, Helio™ seamlessly blends in with its surroundings. Its minimalistic structure gives users unobstructed access to natural light and air, as well as freedom of movement with ergonomic controls. Helio’s back is constructed…

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Office Ergonomics | What to Expect from an Ergonomic Evaluation

According to Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey, a staggering 70% of employees’ weekly activities involve sitting at a desk with another 20% spent sitting in meetings. The negative impact of prolonged sedentary work can range anywhere from damaged joints and chronic pain, to increased risk of asthma, diabetes, obesity and fatigue, all of which directly correlate…

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Millennial Driven Design | Trends Powered by Our Largest Generation

With each passing year, workplace design evolves in response to generational shifts. Office dynamics are witnessing the professional growth of Millennials, a consequential force in the workplace and soon to be America’s largest living adult generation. As the battle rages on to attract and retain the most talented employees, organizations have recognized that design is…

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GMi VividBoard® | Customizable Communication Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Clear communication is essential to the evolving healthcare environment. As the needs and expectations of patients, families and caregivers continue to change, communication methods must clearly illustrate brand identity while enhancing the way providers interact and treat their patients. Dry erase boards have been a communicative staple within hospitals for years, but did you know…

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All in the Details | Ancillary Products for Improved Efficiency

Employers are constantly searching for new ways to improve efficiency. As a majority of employees continue to spend their days within the office, building a highly adaptable workspace can benefit both the individual and the organization. Wireless charging stations, mobile utility carts and sit-to-stand tables are just a few easily integrated products that will enhance…

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Workplace Autonomy | The Powerful Effects of Employee Choice

Autonomy has become an essential element in the modern office. Not only does choice drive employee well-being and productivity, it plays an influential role in attracting and retaining a talented workforce. Studies have proven that when workers have the ability to decide when, where and how they work, they are more likely to be satisfied…

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