Kimball Greer™ | Modern Comfort for Healthcare Facilities

Welcome to the Kimball family, Greer™. The latest addition to the manufacturer’s solution-based, thoughtfully-designed offering of healthcare products is a modern and modest, full-function patient recliner. Built with features focused on human needs within the healing environment, including central lock-and-steer casters, pull-out footrest and infinite back positioning, Greer offers simple flexibility for patients and the staff…

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Workplace Plants | A Breath of Fresh Air

Plants are making a comeback! That’s right… not only are plants becoming a staple in our homes, they have also crept their way into the office. As we discussed in our blog post on biophilic design, scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in the workplace, where we spend a majority of…

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The Unassigned Workplace | Finding Freedom and Flexibility within Shared Spaces

The modern workforce has become increasingly blended as a network of mobile and remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines. Teams and tasks are constantly shifting, along with the tools and spaces required by each. In an effort to cut costs and increase productivity, a growing number of organizations have…

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OFS LeanTo | Seek Shelter from the Norm

Research has proven that the open office plan, considered the new industry standard, has many benefits, specifically for those organizations looking to boost innovation and creativity. Clean lines, minimalist modular workstations and convertible collaboration spaces have given employees choice in where, when and how they work. While the open office plan can be conducive to…

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Privacy in the Open Office | Design Solutions for Improved Productivity and Comfort

On the heels of last week’s blog post discussing the open office and its impact on today’s workforce, we know that strategic workplace design is essential in maintaining individual and organizational productivity in these popular layouts. Collaboration and communication may be more easily attainable, but noise pollution and visual distractions will flood a poorly designed open…

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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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