Natural Light | Bringing Your Office to Life

CDI: Natural Light Exposure

No other medium has as big of an influence on our bodies and minds as light. A flurry of studies in the past decade have proven that sunlight and other natural elements boost the physical and mental health of the human body. However, as individuals spend more and more time in workspaces with little to no exposure to natural sunlight, our health and well-being are negatively impacted. The deterioration of our body’s health, in return, negatively influences how well we are functioning in a professional environment. In order to keep workers healthy, energized and productive, it is essential that employers are aware of the positive effects of daylight and set out to maximize their exposure to it. Below we will explore the wealth of positive effects that natural light brings and how offices can capitalize on its benefits.

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Natural Benefits

Let the Light In
When was the last time you spent an extended period of time in a windowless room? After a few hours under harsh fluorescent lights and no sign of the sun, did you start to feel disoriented? While it comes as no surprise that daylight exposure has benefits, most may be unaware of the extent to which it positively impacts their health. Take that thought one step further and consider the degree to which daylight exposure specifically affects office life, where the population spends a majority of their week. Are employees obtaining a healthy dose of natural light in their workspace?

Researchers at the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Northwestern University in Chicago set out to measure just how influential daylight exposure is on the health of office workers. Their study, “Impact of Windows and Daylight Exposure on Overall Health and Sleep Quality of Office Workers,” was reported in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine in June 2014. It concludes that there is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and employees’ sleep, activity and overall quality of life. Employees with windows in their workplace received 173% more white light exposure during office hours and slept an average of 46 minutes more per night in comparison to their windowless colleagues. Without access to windows and natural light, workers reported poorer scores on quality of life measures related to overall sleep quality, sleep disturbances and daytime dysfunction.

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Natural light deprivation can play a detrimental role in employee performance. Memory loss, slowed psychomotor reflexes, depression and shorter attention spans lead to decreased productivity and engagement, as well as unnecessary absenteeism and “presenteeism.” Presenteeism describes the phenomenon in which workers are physically present in the workplace, but mentally removed. Both absenteeism and presenteeism result in labor-related financial losses for companies, but these losses can be reduced by incorporating biophilic design strategies and increasing the availability of natural light within an office space. Natural daylight not only increases productivity and alertness by reducing stress and boosting moods, but also supports the regulation of Vitamin D, serotonin and melatonin, all of which prevent colds and flu and thus reduces absenteeism.

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Daylight and Circadian Rhythms
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, light plays a pivotal role in the human body’s circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are a body’s biological, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and respond to light and darkness within its environment. They dictate sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, body temperature and other important bodily functions. While circadian rhythms are affected by numerous environmental signals, light is the main influence. The eyes and brain receive signals from the external day and night cycles, telling the body when to be awake and when to sleep.

As employees spend an increasing amount of time indoors and in the presence of artificial light, our connection to nature can be lost along with the spectrum of daylight that maintains a normal circadian rhythm. Natural light triggers our brain to produce serotonin, a hormone that helps us stay awake and alert. In the same fashion, natural light helps our bodies convert serotonin to melatonin at night, helping us sleep soundly. In order to guarantee top performance at work and a consistent sleep schedule at home, our bodies need exposure to daylight. With an estimated 50-70 million people reporting nightly sleep loss associated with daytime impairment, it is imperative that architects, interior designers and employers remain conscious of how they incorporate biophilic design and daylight exposure to keep these statistics from increasing.

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Maximizing Exposure for Healthier Workspaces

According to the Question & Retain (Q&R) Happiness in the Workplace Pulse Check, which surveyed 250,000 employees in 69 countries, over 75% of workers stated that natural light is important to them. However, only 56% of those surveyed felt satisfied with their workplace’s offering. So how do we obtain more natural light exposure within our workplaces? Regardless of design or building type, businesses can utilize several practical solutions to capitalize on the benefits of natural light.

Building orientation, window design, interior design and furnishings are just a few methods of building design that can more effectively incorporate natural light. Integrating expansive windows into a floor plan is one of the simplest solutions to maximizing natural light. For existing facilities that are unable to make drastic changes to their office structure, consider breaking down or lowering cubicles to allow natural light to flow freely within the space. Relocating employees closer to existing windows and using interior spaces for shorter meetings is also an effective tactic.

CDI: Natural Light Exposure

Bring Your Office to Life

Health and well-being have taken center stage in the workplace. As awareness around well-being grows so, too, will the awareness around daylight and the critical role it plays in employee productivity. The physical and mental benefits outlined here merely skim the surface of the positive effects that biophilic design can bring to the office. Maximizing the power of daylight through office design requires thought and planning by architects, interior designers and employers, but ensures employees are provided an environment that keeps them healthy, motivated and productive.

 

 

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Workplaces in the Healthcare Environment

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Kimball | Flip®, Teem®, Villa, Dock® and Dwell

Administrative areas in healthcare environments are no different than a typical office space. Employees must be equipped with purposeful furniture solutions that allow them to work efficiently. To achieve optimal productivity, today’s culture mandates three key principles. Flexibility, Thoughtful Ergonomic Design and Mobility. When applied to each of the workplaces within the healthcare environment, these guidelines encourage medical staff to output their best work and provide the best patient care possible.

Nurse Stations & Lab Areas

Patient bed towers and specialized clinics within large-scaled healthcare facilities require the care of certified nurses and other medical professionals. Depending on the type of care needed, the associated work flow and the architectural layout of the department – either centralized or decentralized nurse stations are purposefully positioned for successful patient recovery.  In some cases a hybrid solution can be implemented.

All three design principles can be accomplished successfully using furniture. Kimball Xsede® and Xsede® Height Adjust are two offerings that can excel anywhere from the open plan to private office. These solutions support a multitude of personal preferences and work styles. Xsede®products are the perfect solution for open plan environments when medical professionals are sharing a common work space.

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Both standard and custom table top shapes can be positioned along bed-tower corridors in between patient rooms and serve as touch down spaces for nurses. A sophisticated desking system with height adjustable capabilities is a perfect solution for documentation and nurse monitoring stations.

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Kimball Xsede® Height Adjust tables are easily adjusted and reconfigured, unlike the traditional approach of shared spine work stations.  The design boasts a freestanding frame and companion privacy panels that are easily fixed to the table surface. Optional casters and table top power accessories make this transition even more simple.

Xsede® is successful in laboratory spaces as well; lab planning modules suggest coordinating flexibility and expansion into the design for maximum research results. Flexible lab modules allow researches to reconfigure equipment and furniture based on their needs as opposed to adjusting their work methods to predetermined fixed-casework.GALLERY_XHA-JOYA-JULY2017Xsede® Height Adjust tables provide employees with healthier work spaces facility wide. Kimball’s designs allow for employees to seamlessly shift between sitting and standing, freeing them from the negative health effects of staying in a fixed position for too long.

Kimball Xsede® and Xsede® Height Adjust can be successful solutions within any work space of a healthcare facility, from nurse stations and charting stations to lab spaces and team collaboration zones.

Height adjustable desks pose the question – what task seating is best? Kimball has the answer. Complete with lumbar support, a seat slider, adjustable uprights and a half dozen arm options – the Wish task chair provides customization for personal comfort and preference. It’s sit-to-stand and stool models, which come in mesh or upholstered back, pair very nicely with the Xsede® desk solutions. It also has a 400lb weight capacity and satisfies three-shift work requirements, excellent for high traffic areas in healthcare facilities.Gallery_Wish_9.jpg

Kimball | Wish™

Exam Rooms & Consultation Spaces

Because physicians are frequently moving throughout the exam room to consult with their patient and then back to their desks and back to the patient again, mobile furniture solutions are extremely useful.Gallery_Scenario_8The Scenario™ table from Kimball, can be a phenomenal asset to the medical staff that spends the majority of their day on the move. Not only moving from one corner of the room to the other, but also when floating between patients and visiting multiple exam rooms. A mobile, height adjustable table allows for this caretaker to efficiently move around the facility while keeping their devices and paperwork close by.  And when specified with the smallest standard table top, this table can be moved in and out of rooms with ease.7822475.jpg

Kimball | Scenario™

A physicians mobility, while sitting on an exam stool, is just as critical. Where traditional stools are often uncomfortable, static and stiff, the Pony Saddle task stool incorporate the same ergonomic design considerations as every other Humanscale® product. The result is a fun and versatile stool that encourages movement while remaining comfortable and promoting workspace wellbeing. Humanscale_Saddle task stoolThey are ideal for working closely on the computer and offer a healthy way of sitting, if leaning back on a back rest is not an option. Comfortable and versatile, these seats improve posture and allow for long-term comfort.

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Humanscale® | Pony Saddle

Made to support all kinds of interaction, from impromptu conversations to group meeting where technology is relied upon – Teem® is the perfect resource for a flexible consultation space. Both sides of the media cabinet can be equipped with monitors and markerboards for open environment consult spaces or positioned along a wall to conceal power and cable management.Highlight_Teem_1a

Remote teleconferencing between physicians can be scheduled in private rooms and consultation with family members can be held in a more comfortable space with lounge furniture for difficult diagnosis conversations. With a choice of  materials, heights, media capabilities and table options, Teem® offers plenty of ways to collaborate.

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Kimball | Teem®

 Physician Offices

Private offices within a healthcare environment require flexible solutions for a variety of workplace strategies. Kimball’s Priority has a coordinated suite of desks, benches, tables and storage units, each of which integrate to create a modern work space allowing employees to work healthy, move freely and seamlessly between independent and interactive work modes. Designed for change, Priority provides what a workplace needs; the ability to reconfigure and adapt to suit virtually any situation.  Gallery_Joya-New_7a (1).jpg

Kimball | Priority™

The Joya™ task chair and companion side chair can be specified in a plethora of configurations to align with budgets and satisfy client needs. A polished base with static C arm and wood overlay create a sleek look for directors offices and board rooms.  While the standard black base with black mesh is suitable for facility standards like private offices and call centers. The side chair, generous in size, has multiple arm and caster options.Gallery_Joya-New_4a.jpg

Kimball | Joya™

Flat-panel monitors combined with a flexible and adjustable monitor arm can create a comfortable workstation. Humanscale’s range of robust monitor arms offer ultimate stability, sleek design and effortless functionality.mconnect_white_triple_600

In addition, the Humanscale monitor arms also promote a clutter-free workspace and a healthier, more ergonomic working posture. Users are encouraged to align the monitor at the correct height for them, which helps prevent eye and neck strain. When paired with M/Connect™—the first-ever integrated monitor arm base and docking station of its kind, collaboration and a shared desk approach can be easily applied.mconnect_gallery4

Humanscale | M/Connect™

Training Rooms & Third Space

The social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments (home and work) are know as Third Space.  A highly accessible, comfortable space provided to employees encourages them to recharge and connect with their coworkers.  This space has a multitude of seating options to satisfy the desired activity.8824342In spaces where employees are gathering for educational purposes or social functions, comfortable and easily stored furniture is needed. With a black mesh back and an upholstered seat Kimball’s Flip® has a clean and contemporary look, fit for any job.Large_LG_Flip_BlueReady to work and easy to store, Flip® is the answer for multipurpose work area where a beautiful and adaptable chair is desired. The seat folds up and allows for convenient nesting and storage. Available with or without arms, with glides or casters, in black or chrome – this chair fits a variety of different applications and can be utilized as a facility standard.

Kimball | Flip®

Villa™ is a modular lounge collection equipped to support a variety of individual or group activities. It can be arranged in endless configurations or used in freestanding arrangements. Optional full-height SHADE™ privacy divider panels, work surfaces, and built-in power and USB hubs fit the evolving needs of tech-savvy workers.Gallery_Villa_10.jpg

Kimball | Villa™

When appropriate furniture solutions are provided it allows employees to perform in their greatest capacity. This is crucial to healthcare environments due to the direct correlation between successful work styles and patient care. Healthcare facilities are recognizing the importance and addressing the need for flexible, healthy workspaces by providing their employees with the necessary tools for the job.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Dana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive

dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com
P 262.544.8694

Kimball Office Pairings | Paired to Perfection

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Comfort and style. Flexibility and convenience. Choice and harmony. Some things are simply better together. This mentality is what prompted the creation of Pairings®, a diverse lounge-based system by Kimball Office designed to work alone or as components. Boasting power access, acoustical separation and functionality for open or enclosed spaces, Pairings provides an escape from conventional desk work for a comfortable and convenient moment alone or collaboration. Whether you’re looking to accommodate workers in a corporate, healthcare or education environment, you can truly have it all with Pairings.

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Design Story

Work is changing in dramatic ways. As discussed in previous blog posts, today’s diverse workforce is composed of multiple generations, each with different work styles and technological preferences. The demand for an autonomous environment that meets a plethora of expectations continues to grow. Employees want the ability to determine an appropriate setting for their personal and group work.

In collaboration with design team pL-D, Kimball Office created Pairings, a versatile family of components that can easily be crafted together to create formal or informal settings. Designers and clients have the ability to use these lounge pieces individually or as a system capable of creating a ‘third space.’ Pairings can be used in conjunction with other Kimball products as well, multiplying functionality in open plan environments. With a soft feel and sophisticated aesthetic, workers are welcomed into a setting that is ideal for impromptu meetings or individual work.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Collection Offerings

The Pairings collection boasts an assortment of seating and table selections. Benches can be configured in a variety of ways, adding or subtracting seats, arms and back pieces. Divider walls and privacy panels are available to further transform an office setting, offering an isolated retreat for individuals and small groups alike. With integrated power capabilities and arm options, workers continue to stay connected and fully functional while having the freedom to leave their desks.

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Tiered perch seating was unveiled at June’s NeoCon show as an addition to the Pairings collection. Perch configurations provide an area for impromptu casual gatherings, with divider walls and power integration also available.

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In addition to seating options, the Pairings collection offers an assortment of tables. Round, square, magazine, pull-up and in-line tables can be constructed with power to further seamless connectivity. Designers and clients have the ability to mix and match seating and table options to meet their office needs.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Endless Possibilities

Flexibility to choose where and how to work will continue to play a crucial role in attracting and retaining workers. Incorporating an autonomous workplace that provides a variety of private, semi-private, or open work environments will give employees the opportunity to select how they work best. Alone or in conjunction with other Kimball products, Pairings can multiply functionality in any office area. Employers can have peace of mind knowing that they are providing their workers with a space that adapts to changing work styles while supporting varying degrees of privacy. Pairings offers an informal environment where people can work and collaborate in comfort. With a collection so diverse, the possibilities are truly endless.

 

 

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Kwalu | Furniture Purposefully Created for Healthcare Spaces

Designed specifically for the healthcare arena, Kwalu has a robust offering of functional patient room furniture and waiting area solutions; including casegoods, recliners, sleeper sofas and stylish guest chairs.ClearVista_diningcommon_80_1Kwalu’s furniture frames are neither wood nor metal.  They are composed of a high-impact-resilient polymer with patented steel-joint construction, blending the strength of metal with the warmth of wood.  This construction and the technology behind it sets Kwalu apart from all other manufacturers.

Because of the impenetrable and self-renewing surface, the frame can withstand the harshest of cleaning regimens – including bleach. Unheard of in the healthcare industry Clorox Healthcare® has partnered with Kwalu, providing a true testimony to the durability of the product. Combining the correct products and cleaning procedures ensures effective surface disinfection, reducing the risk of cross-transmission of pathogens for patients and dramatically decreasing the potential for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).

Scuffs, scratches, dents or any other damage to a Kwalu frame can simply be buffed out using 0000 Steel Wool. The frame can even withstand the damage created by the blunt force of a metal baseball bat, making it highly durable and suitable for behavioral health units.

Kwalu | Valdina Collection

The Valdina Collection, Kwalu’s most recent product launch, features clean lines, a spacious removable seat and an angled, fully-upholstered back. The high back patient chair supports weight of up to 350 pounds and has open contemporary arms to facilitate ingress and egress. Wall saver back legs ensure the walls remain in pristine condition.

CDI healthcare features Valdina 24w tall back patient chair trio

Tandem seating solutions, offered in configurations up to four seats, and connector tables are made from the same indestructible material and are available in a variety of wood-looks.

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Designed as a complete collection of seating, Valdina offers multiple back heights for patient chairs, guest chairs and bariatric seating.Valdina collection

All of the healthcare furniture comes standard with antimicrobial protection, and if styles from the senior living category are preferred, this same protection can be applied. Stylish benches & ottomans, traditionally seen in senior living, are now durable enough for even the most high-traffic healthcare environment.

The Tindari and Brandizzo benches, which are categorized under the senior living collections, can be dressed up with finishing details like bolster pillows, piping and decorative nail trim to compliment any space.

Selecting furniture for healthcare spaces can be challenging, but with the assurance of a highly durable product that is backed by a 10 year warranty, designers and facilities people alike are confident in these products. When evaluating the total cost of ownership, the savings become quite obvious as Kwalu’s products are Designed To Last®.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Dana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive

dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com
P 262.544.8694

A Shift to Resimercial | Bringing Comfort to the Office

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial

While the term “resimercial” may not be new to our ears, this year’s NeoCon show in Chicago certainly solidified its continued presence throughout the industry. Resimercial designs were seen around every corner, incorporating homelike influences into commercial spaces and furnishings. With this trend only growing in popularity, we’re discussing how it came to fruition and why it is here to stay.

CDI: A Shift to Resimercial
Kimball Office: (clockwise from top left) Bloom, Villa / Dock / Pep, Pairings / Dwell

Defining Resimercial

Our society is evolving at a rapid pace. New generations of employees are entering the workforce, bringing diverse experiences, values and habits with them. Technological advancements continue to feed the need for autonomy, untethering workers from their desks and allowing mobility. With the freedom to work when and where they feel most comfortable, employees have become more productive than ever.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
From top: JSI Moto Lounge, Global River 

In an effort to attract and retain a multi-generational workforce, office space is being redefined and redesigned. The corporate world is looking to accommodate employees of all ages and bring homelike influences, including colors and fabrics, into the work environment to help workers relax and boost productivity. Incorporating resimercial design into a work space, a term which describes the blending of residential and commercial interiors, not only provides a comfortable work environment but also the opportunity for natural employee connections and collaboration. These spaces now energize, inspire and connect, lending a hand in attracting and retaining workers.

Creating a Resimercial Space

Developers and designers are tossing out traditional corporate floor plans in favor of an open concept with a resimercial look and feel. By incorporating a variety of furniture elements throughout an office, from private areas to large conference rooms, small meeting places to lounge-type spaces, employees are no longer confined to partitioned workstations and have flexibility within their environment.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
Clockwise from top: Bernhardt Mitt, JSI Connect / Wink, JSI Indie Lounge / Bourne

Collections like Kimball Office’s Pairings, JSI’s Indie Lounge, Bernhardt Mitt and JSI’s Moto all provide opportunities for engagement and room for collaboration while maintaining a relaxed aesthetic. Soft seating options like Global’s River and Allermuir’s Famiglia deliver privacy and comfort to workers who wish to get away from the monotony of desk work but remain in the office. Whether incorporating such pieces into a trendy work cafe, engaging conference room or general lounge area, residential designs are providing a place where employees want to stay longer, work harder and enjoy themselves.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
Clockwise from top: Allermuir Famiglia, Global Vitrola, Allermuir Curve / Open

Balance Within the Office

While the future of office design is uncertain, one factor is sure to remain constant. A diverse environment is needed to create the balance necessary for a successful and productive workforce. Having the opportunity to choose where and when to work, along with the availability of flexible and mobile work spaces, can lend a hand in helping employees find such balance in their office. In assessing the needs of its employees, organizations will strive to provide a space that combines function and inspiration, performance and experience. Resimercial design embodies all these qualities while transporting workers into the comfort of home. And as the saying goes, there’s no place like home.

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Kimball Office KORE | Simple in Form, Substantial in Function

CDI features Kimball Office Kore

Designed by Swiss architect Daniel Korb, KORE was initially envisioned as a table for both working and living. While the concept of KORE was born with simplicity and flexibility in mind, it quickly evolved into an expansive and multi-functional product offering. Elements for privacy, media integration, and solutions for sharing and learning were incorporated into a timeless design. From tables to benching applications, private work spaces to collaborative gathering spaces, KORE creates relevant environments, eliminating barriers to help people stay better connected to their work and to each other.

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KORE has a variety of table offerings to address the needs of any occasion. A functional, clean design with integrated technology capabilities keeps users focused on the task at hand. Available in a variety of heights and shapes, table applications can range from classrooms to offices, waiting spaces to conference rooms and more. KORE tables allow flexibility and mobility in the workplace, providing opportunities for engagement and space for collaboration.

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Mobile carts are another component available through the KORE product line. These pieces utilize the same effortless aesthetic while offering users flexibility and convenience in their open work space. Cart options include utility, seat, media, screen, and wardrobe.

CDI Product Review: Kimball Office KORE

Benching

To compliment KORE Tables, a complete KORE Benching line is also available. Keeping the same simple form and substantial functionality, KORE Benching delivers a practical work space that doesn’t distract. The line’s configurability allows it to blend seamlessly into any workplace scenario while a vast mix of material, storage and power options offer customization.

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KORE Receives International Design Award

In December, Daniel Korb’s KORE was named a 2016 Good Design Award Winner by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The annual Good Design Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs around the world. Recognition is a high honor as entries are submitted from some of the world’s most visionary FORTUNE 500 companies. Congratulations to Kimball Office and Daniel Korb for continuing to push the envelope with a design that combines simple form with substantial functionality.

View the Kimball Office KORE Lookbook here.

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010
www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

NeoCon 2017 | The Future of Healthcare & Industry Trends

NeoCon 2017 Recap

The largest office furniture trade show in North America is a global platform for commercial interiors. Located at the Mart in Chicago, this year’s 49th annual event was held from June 12-14 and hosted 50,000 design professionals from around the world.  The event, known for its display of innovation, caters to vertical markets from hospitality to corporate and education to healthcare.

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Healthcare is no different than any other market, as it’s incredibly important to consider trends – regardless the size of project. NeoCon showcased the newest up and coming trends, and although predictable they can be easily implemented and extremely influential to a facility’s successful business model.

 – Active Waiting Room –

Similar to commercial office environments, healthcare facilities are providing their patients with a variety of spaces to be productive while they wait. Standing height counters allow multiple visitors to plug-in; whether its to do their work, charge personal devices or even participate in healthcare provided educational programs. This type of work space can be flawlessly executed in an existing waiting space or incorporated into a brand new design.Kimball Health active waiting room

Kimball Health | Alterna

A new product launch for Kimball Health, the Alterna casework series has an endless amount of configurations and customization capabilities.  In comparison to the more predictable millwork solution in the healthcare arena, Alterna also boasts modularity.  It’s components can be easily modified without having to disrupt the surrounding environment and in turn create less down time, inspiring facility departments to implement it into their furniture standards.

And with a wide variety of materials and hardware options, this product can be designed for any healthcare facility, providing function for all types of spaces from waiting rooms to exam rooms to treatment bays.

Kimball | Pep Seating

The new side chair and stool duo from Kimball are stylish, comfortable and most importantly functional for any type of healthcare space.  Pep is light weight and it’s poly seat is easily cleanable, making it a dream for EVS staff.  The sled base stool, shown in the active waiting room, is the perfect solution for patients to plug-in and pull up to the counter. Its companion chair is available with a four-leg base, in the same poly colors, and looks lovely in a cafe environment.

Kimball Health | Spruce Occasional Tables

Also launched at this year’s NeoCon is the coordinating occasional table series within the Spruce Lounge collection.  Coffee and side tables are available in the same finishes and table top materials making this series a complete solution for healthcare waiting spaces.

Spruce lounge with occassional tablesThe solid surface top has an optional spill groove making it perfect for waiting room and patient spaces.  The Cupron solid surface, which continuously kills harmful bacteria within 2 hours of exposure, can be applied in areas of concern like high traffic spaces and Emergency Department waiting rooms. Cupron solid surface is shown below, in grey, on the Sanctuary bedside cabinet.

Wait times are unfortunately part of the operation, but facilities are recognizing that when their visitors are offered a variety of solutions to distract the mind, stress levels are reduced and overall patient satisfaction rates are increased.

– Mixed-Use Consultation Rooms –

Consultation spaces are being designed to support a variety of meeting types and allow patients to relax during stressful visits. Comfortable seating, positioned adjacent to an enclosed exam area, creates a place for patients and their loved ones to sit together while learning about diagnosis and treatment options. Chicago_2017_31a

Kimball | Pairings

The two seat lounge with 8″ arm is perfectly sized for family members to sit together, allowing room for one more to perch on the arm. Pairings can also be configured for spaces with limited privacy by adding the side and back panels. Coordinating occasional tables are also available.Pairings 2seater with coffee table

AllSeating|Foster Patient Rocker

Patients can find comfort in smaller scaled chairs, like rockers or gliders, in mixed-use consultation rooms. The newest addition to the Foster seating collection from AllSeating was highlighted at this year’s NeoCon. The Patient Chair with rocker base inspires a calming motion and has a relaxing effect.

Design professionals understand that with the correct material application, lounge furniture can also be utilized in exam rooms to provide comfort to patients and their loved ones. Environmentally conscious and high performance upholstery are abundant in the industry and Xorel, by Carnegie Fabrics, is one of the top contenders in the healthcare arena.  These plant-based textiles are embossed with new graphic patterns, creating depth and texture that can be applied as wallcoverings or upholstered on furniture.

Xorel|2017 Product Launches

By providing functional and comfortable seating for the medical professionals, patients and their loved ones, mixed use consultation rooms can satisfy a variety of different needs and allow healthcare facilities to maximize their square foot utilization.

– Hospitality-Driven Treatment Bays –

Depending on the treatment, patients are required to spend several hours sitting in their chair. This lengthy amount of time can increase the patient’s level of stress and cause further complications to their recovery.  Therefore, it is crucial to provide spaces that promote relaxation.  By taking cue from spa-like environments from the hospitality industry, treatment bays are being designed to minimize stress and encourage effective recuperation.

Infusion Bay _ Villa Health Sleep Sofa. Alterna. Sanctuary. Meadow

Kimball Health now has a full line of furniture that can be utilized in these types of spaces.  The Meadow patient recliner can be specified with a variety of different options, customizing the features to aid in the particular treatment type. The Villa Health Sleep Sofa provides seating and storage for family members to wait while their loved ones receive treatment. The newest product launch – Alterna – offers unlimited storage components, including locker spaces, open cubbies and wardrobes.  Wall mounted panels are available in coordinating finishes to help protect the wall from damage and make these spaces feel more hospitality-like.

Carolina | Saven Rocker

Saven Rocker

One of Carolina’s newest healthcare launches is the Saven Rocker. It was designed for mothers and their babies, but can provide a resting place that helps all types of patients restore through its gentle, soothing motion.  The adjustable arms make this chair comfortable for all body sizes and allows nursing staff to tend to patients more easily.

Concertex | 2017 product launches

Concertex released twelve new Phthalate Free Vinyls, with exclusive ClearShield™ + Graffiti-Free® Layers, that are perfect for all healthcare environments.  These soft-handed, coated fabrics are bleach cleanable have 500,000+ double rubs.

Applying hospitality design aesthetics into treatment spaces creates a calming environment, aids in the recovery process and enhances the overall patient experience.

These trends made their way into the 2017 NeoCon showrooms and although some are already available, many of these new products will emerge in the coming months.

For quick reference to the Kimball 2017 product launches – check out this quick look book: Fresh for 2017

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Dana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive

dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com
P 262.544.8694

NeoCon 2017 in Review

The 49th annual NeoCon has concluded and its 50,000+ attendees have returned home, eager for what the future holds in commercial interiors. As one of the largest and most pivotal furniture trade shows in North America, NeoCon showcases the latest products, ideas and industry trends. The event, held annually at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from June 12-14, caters to an array of vertical markets and draws interior designers and architects from around the world.

Outlined below are four industry trends currently circulating throughout commercial design. We’ll touch on how these trends made their way into the 2017 NeoCon showrooms and the new products that will emerge in the coming months.

Industry Trends

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Trends Balance Within Office Culture.

Balance Within Office Culture
Work environments are becoming increasingly flexible in order to offer greater autonomy for today’s diverse workforce. Not everyone works the same way and providing a variety of options for differing work styles is vital to overall productivity and company success.

The opportunity to choose where and when to work, along with the availability of flexible and mobile work spaces, can lend a hand in helping employees find balance in the office. Changing requirements within the workplace require adaptable furniture. Modular soft seating, workbenches, desk pods, collaborative and breakout furniture, and acoustic elements are all examples of office furniture that boost a high performance in the adaptable workplace.

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Health & Wellness
The health and well-being of employees is paramount when designing a work space as it can directly affect an organization’s productivity and overall moral. Designs that promote movement and foster social connection are key in building a healthy, employee-centric environment.

An increasing number of businesses are also taking cues from nature and incorporating biophilic design into their work spaces to increase overall employee health and wellness. Studies have shown that integrating natural light and materials, views of the outdoors, and greenery into a modern built environment is a great way to refresh a work space and help occupants feel invigorated. Not only is the use of biophilic design mentally beneficial, it also impacts employee physical wellness by improving air quality, reducing stress and lowering blood pressure levels and heart rates.

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Trends Multi-Generations in the Workplace. In creating an inclusive culture to meet the needs of each age group and thus encouraging engagement, collaboration, and learning, organizations can more effectively attract and retain employees of all generations.

Multi-Generations in the Workplace
Employee engagement plays a key role in achieving overall organizational success in the multi-generational workforce. While most businesses realize the importance of engagement, a recent study by the Harvard Business Review found that three-quarters of surveyed business leaders noted their employees were not highly engaged. For an organization to cater to employees of varied ages and create engagement, it is important that their work space does the following;

  • Allows flexibility and mobility in work styles
  • Celebrates individual and team contributions
  • Provides opportunities for engagement and spaces for collaborations
  • Provides a third space for relaxed interaction and independent work
  • Clearly communicates organizational goals or objectives

In creating an inclusive culture to meet the needs of each age group and thus encouraging engagement, collaboration, and learning, organizations can more effectively attract and retain employees of all generations.

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Trends Technology

Technology
The ever-evolving category of technology continues to play an indispensable role in our lives, both at home and at work. With wireless charging technology becoming popular and the availability of furniture that allows seamless technology integration, work spaces are becoming increasingly connected and functional. The importance of this sector and the solutions it offers will certainly see an uprise, especially as younger generations continue to flood the workforce.

Furniture & Showroom Trends

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Furniture & Showroom Trends

The 2017 NeoCon showrooms were, as always, flooded with eye-catching furniture with a focus on ancillary pieces. Shades of plum and blushing pinks were draped throughout multiple vendor spaces, while boutique-like bronze and gold finishes also started to make an appearance. Modular designs and various touch-down areas encouraged mobile and flexible work styles. Work stations and collaboration areas were heavily personalized with paper management, accessories, and various lighting options; all highlighting the industry’s shifting focus to ancillary options.

Here are a few examples of how vendors incorporated industry trends in their showrooms.

Kimball
Kimball incorporated a little bit of everything in their North Wells Street showroom. They showed off resimercial furniture with their Boyd and Bloom Lounge lines, desktop ancillary options, and integrated technology throughout many of their seating, desk and table options. We tried out the Pairings Lounge chairs with tech arms and found they offered just the right amount of privacy and convenient integrated technology in case our cell phones needed a quick boost.  The living wall within the hospitality area quite literally offered a breath of fresh air.

CDI at Kimball Office Chicago Showroom: Living Wall; Villa, Dock, Pep, & Custom Bars; Pairings & Dwell

Allermuir
A bright palette of colors and clean geometric shapes welcomed us into the Allermuir showroom. Show attendees were perched on every inch of the Paver Sofa System, demonstrating its use as a flexible and collaborative work space. The newly introduced Tarry lounge chair offered a sense of privacy and relaxation in an otherwise boisterous showroom. Multiple industry trends could be witnessed throughout the space, including modular soft seating, black furniture frames, and various touch down areas that welcomed a variety of work styles.

CDI at Allermuir Chicago Showroom: Paver Sofa System, Famiglia Chair, Mozaik Tables

JSI Furniture
The JSI showroom brought the feeling of home into the work environment, offering a contemporary, free-standing lounge collection with residential styling aesthetics. We felt inclined to sit back and relax in the new Indie lounge pieces and rest our tired feet on one of the many colorful, plush poufs that were scattered throughout the space. JSI showcased the industry’s focus on ancillary option with a display of hanging magazine pouches, lighting options, mobile purse hooks and flush, mounted marker boards. Freestanding privacy panels depicted a sense of seclusion, creating a “space within a space.”

CDI at JSI Furniture Chicago Showroom: Indie Lounge. Moto Lounge, and Accessories

Mayline – Safco
Bold orange chairs and accessories lined the Mayline-Safco showroom. A mix of traditional worksurfaces and innovative pieces were illustrated to encourage movement and collaboration. The newly unveiled Atmosphere Collection, which includes modular seating, benches and individual chairs, faciliates engagement and the freedom to flow seamlessly from meeting to relaxation. With a robust Active Collection and a wide variety of furniture options, Mayline-Safco has everything needed to make a smooth and stylish transition between spaces and postures throughout the day.

CDI at Mayline-Safco Chicago Showroom: Zenergy Swivel, Anywhere Table & Swivel Keg

Global
Pops of vibrant orange and yellow invigorated our senses in the Global showroom, where space utilization and flexibility was the goal. The newly introduced Global Duet stacking table offers the optimal flexibility in a learning or training environment, speaking to both the education and corporate markets. Paired with the Popcorn chair in the showroom, the tables are lightweight, easily stacked and can be specified to gang together. A pair of bold, yellow Vitrola chairs with matching accent pillows followed the resimerical trend with its classic, finely tailored design. The River Personal Harbor, a new addition to the River series, has the ability to integrate power and provide a feeling of privacy, giving users the option of mobility throughout their workday.

Global

New Product Review

Kimball

Kimball New Product Review by CDI: Nash Stool, Lusso Chair, Narrate/Theo Lounge Chair(clockwise from top left) Nash Stool, Lusso Chair, Narrate/Theo Lounge Chair

Kimball New Product Review by CDI: Pairings Perch, fiXt Table/Dwell Ottomans(from top) Pairings Perch, fiXt Table/Dwell Ottomans

Allermuir

Allermuir New Product Review by CDI: Famiglia Soft Seating, Tarry Lounge Chair, Mote Credenza, Jinx Soft Seating(clockwise from top) Famiglia Soft Seating, Tarry Lounge Chair, Mote Credenza, Jinx Soft Seating

JSI

JSI New Product Review by CDI: Indie Lounge Collection (tables, pillows, seating, poufs) and Bourne Stools(clockwise from top left) Indie Lounge Collection: Lamp Table, Single Seat Leg Lounge/Accent Pillows/Triangle Table, Round Pouf, Low Lounge/Two Seat Leg Lounge/Triangle Pouf/Bourne Stools

Stylex

Stylex New Product Review by CDI: Ridge Guest Chair, NYC Standard Lounge, Verve Chair, Ridge Lounge Chair(clockwise from top left) Ridge Guest Chair, NYC Standard Lounge, Verve Chair, Ridge Lounge Chair

Global

New Product Collage(clockwise from top right) River Personal Harbor Lounge Seating, Spritz Task Seating and Zook Table, Vitrola Lounge Seating

About CDI
CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

Keys to Achieving Healing Healthcare Environments

Creating a satisfying healthcare environment requires holistically combining the needs of the patient, caregivers and loved ones to build the most effective design. Through our years of experience, we’ve seen first-hand that workplace design improves the overall health of employees and we are excited to be taking this next step in the healthcare industry by aiding those whose job it is to heal persons in the hospital by creating natural, healing environments through design.

We believe a customized design experience is crucial in fostering comfortable healing processes, promoting productivity among hospital staff and improving patient and caregiver safety, resulting in overall patient satisfaction.

Design for Patients & Their Loved Ones

A focus on designing facilities that cater to patient and family needs and comfort can aid in reducing stress and generating faster healing times. If the environment is calming and comfortable, anxieties about the visit can be dispelled and overall satisfaction with the experience can increase.

The Patient Room

Creating an environment within the patient room that is both safe for the patient and efficient for staff is imperative considering that patients spend most of their hospital stay within their room.

Kimball Health | Overbed Tables

Being confined to a room during the duration of a hospital stay can cause stress; therefore, providing adequate storage and customized power modules is beneficial in providing a positive experience. These features should be easily accessible by the patient to reduce stress and allow for nursing staff to assist patients with more critical issues in lieu of spending time helping with simpler tasks.

Kimball Health | Sanctuary

Patients’ visitors spend time in their room as well, so providing them with customized solutions, such as power capabilities and storage drawers for personal items, can help them feel comfortable within the room. If visitors enjoy being in the patient’s room worry-free, their focus can remain on helping their loved one recover.

This Kimball Meadow Patient Recliner allows for ease in patient transport while still adhering to patient safety. Movement is free and easy with rotating casters, but the chair can still be locked into position if necessary. Other adjustable features, such as the dual-sided Trendelenburg capability (which raises the patient’s feet above their head), an independent footrest operation and infinite back controls accommodate customized treatment services.

Kimball Health | Meadow

If a patient’s stay in the hospital will be lengthy, family may desire the ability to spend the night in the room with the patient. Accommodations for them to comfortably stay with their loved one encourages participation in the patient’s care and leads to better outcomes for patient recovery.

Kimball Health | Villa Sleep Sofa

The Waiting Room

Considering that family members play an important role in helping their loved ones heal, it is also essential to have destination spaces for them to connect, find respite and rejuvenate to allow for the best possible experience for any visitors, ultimately allowing them to solely focus on their loved ones needs.

Kimball Office | Pairings

Customized furniture in waiting rooms can aid in the physical and emotional needs of a person waiting to speak to a medical professional or awaiting news on their loved one receiving treatment. The versatile Kimball Pairings Lounge Based Collection is designed to be able to work alone or in combination with other pieces, offering endless configurations to achieve comfort.

Kimball Office | Villa

This collection’s ability to be designed for any space allows a person to actively control their level of comfort, hopefully easing nerves about an already uncomfortable and anxiety-filled visit to the hospital or doctor’s office.

Design for Healthcare Providers

While design for healing centers on the needs of the patients and their loved ones, it also focuses on the needs of the caregiving professionals as they are in constant and direct contact with the patients – ultimately responsible for overall satisfaction of the health organization. Productivity, efficiency, health and safety are all contributors of increased success in overall outcomes and patient satisfaction and should be considered when designing the ultimate healing space.

Productivity and Efficiency

With adjustable technology, caregivers can optimize communication. Trust between patient and caregiver during treatment is critical, and increasing the level of engagement between the two can cultivate that necessary sense of trust. Effective communication can enhance overall patient satisfaction with the quality of care they have received.

Additionally, adjustable technology can reduce discomfort and provide important postural benefits for caregivers working lengthy hours, most of which up and on their feet. Minimizing discomfort aids in their ability to work productively during these long hours and reduce the risk of any concentration issues that often lead to errors in patient care.

Ergonomics

The principles of ergonomics minimize risk of injury, discomfort and error rates while maximizing productivity. Using design technology that highlights adjustability, flexibility, support and easy use can reduce error rate in treatment, simultaneously improving patient care and outcomes.

Humanscale | Mobile Cart

Ergonomic mobile carts allow for caregivers to spend more time caring for the patients and less time worrying about technology, ultimately allowing them to visit with more patients. Since these carts increase mobility, there is an added health benefit for the healthcare providers. Additionally, they save crucial time and energy by allowing for real-time data entry by caregivers, reducing the risk of error that can result from remembering the information and compiling it later.

Safety

Technology that enhances productivity and ergonomic improvement for caregivers can also create a safer environment for patient care. Since there is a direct correlation between nurse fatigue, patient care and safety – maximizing patient safety while minimizing risk of error is essential.

Humanscale | Pony Saddle

The Saddle and Pony Saddle seats are ideal for working closely on the computer and offer a healthy way of sitting if leaning back on a back rest is not an option. Comfortable and versatile, these seats improve posture and allow for long-term comfort.

The V6 technology wall station was engineered & designed by the Humanscale Design Studio specifically for the healthcare environment.

Humanscale | Adjustable Wall Stations

This customized wall station supports a monitor and keyboard – along with hardware, shelves and accessories – that allows for easy positioning. Comfort for the caregiver and effective communication between them and the patient can be effectively maintained through this ergonomic design.

Managing fatigue and providing solutions to minimize fatigue is key for maintaining high-quality patient care and safety within the healthcare system. Designing spaces for caregivers and providers directly responsible for patient care can improve overall work place well-being. Offering designs that highlight productivity, ergonomic improvements and safety can streamline caregivers’ jobs and make positive impacts on the work environment and with patient care.

Final Thoughts

Focusing directly on the needs of patients, their family and those who work in the healthcare industry is critical in overall satisfaction with a healing experience. A customized design directly allows for comfortable accommodations and ergonomic improvements, increased productivity, enhanced safety measures and beneficial patient care and outcomes.

About the Author

Dana Marble has an interior design background & worked in the architectural industry for 10+ years before joining Corporate Design Interiors.  As a healthcare account executive, Dana is able to apply her project experience and help her clients develop patient-centric environments, which promotes successful business and increases overall satisfaction rates.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

For more information: www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

Dana Marble
dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com
P 262.544.8694

Healthcare Waiting Rooms | Connection. Respite. Rejuvenation.

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Healthcare waiting rooms are being purposefully designed to offer a variety of destinations. Facilities are enhancing the overall experience by inviting patients & their families to reduce stress & find strength in whichever method suits them best.
Kimball Health offers a wide range of waiting room furniture that can be applied to the three most common destinations for recharging in a healthcare environment.
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Connection. Space which allows multiple family members to sit together & have a comfortable conversation outside of the patient room. Technology supports families to connect remotely in addition to face-to-face conversation.

Respite. When loved ones need time & space to turn their minds off, correctly designed seating destinations provide areas that alleviate stress.

Rejuvenation. Cafe spaces & seating arrangements located throughout an expansive hospital, radiate positive energy and are a great space for families to visit when they need a little boost.

By identifying locations for each of these destinations, healthcare facilities are able to provide their visitors with the best possible experience.

CONNECTION | Kimball – Pairings

Merging simple lounge collections, this versatile series was designed to provide quiet, solitary zones in tandem with more lively gathering spaces.ThoughtStarters_Pairings_LongandLean_5-10Pairings adapts to its surrounding environment, supporting varying degrees of privacy in an era of open space engagement. Family members, and staff alike, can utilize this lounge offering for impromptu conversation space or a place to sit down & quick recharge.  Gallery_Pairings_6-FINAL

For family members needing to connect with loved ones in remote locations, having access to power is crucial. And, with a variety of technology & privacy offerings, Pairings provides the perfect place to sit for any length of time.  The shades offer for acoustical and visual privacy for particularly sensitive conversations.

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RESPITE | Kimball – Spruce & Nash

Spruce is a family of seating extending across lounge, guest, tandem and patient. This highly adaptable, mid-century modern collection offers both aesthetic and functional value. The high back lounge chair, shown in the photo below, gives family members a great place to take solitude and escape from stress, even just for a few moments.
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Paired with gorgeous architectural elements and cheerful upholstery, the guest (and bariatric guest) chair offer comfortable seating in spaces designed for spiritual reflection.

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And with beautifully designed arm caps & clean out details, the Spruce collection can be utilized in most any healthcare environment.

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With an endearing form, Nash adds flare and function to an array of interior settings – especially healthcare environments.Gallery_Nash_7 _ Cropped

Put together with the necessary healthcare fabrics & finishes, the Nash lounge chair radiates beauty.  The curved back and combination of contoured & straight legs makes Nash a wonderful alternative to the typical wall-saver chair.

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REJUVENATION | Kimball – Villa

Villa is a modular lounge collection equipped to support a variety of individual or group activities. It can be arranged in endless configurations or used in freestanding arrangements.  A series of privacy back two-seat lounge pieces create a banquette in a cafe space.Cafe Banquette recolored

Optional full-height SHADE™ privacy divider panels can be positioned in either private or semi private configurations.


The path from patient room to rejuvenation spaces can be quite lengthy. A series of Villa’s single-seat high back lounge chairs, positioned along a main circulation path, provide visitors with a quick touchdown spot in an otherwise busy area.
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Competition within the healthcare market is continuing to grow.  So it is crucial, now more than ever, to design facilities that cater to patients & their family members.  And because no two visitors are alike – facilities are offering a variety of seating solutions to  promote the best possible experience for the greatest number of people. Destinations that provide connection, respite & rejuvenation are yielding the highest overall satisfaction ratings.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:

dana-7-square-bwDana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive

dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.875.0722

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com