Allermuir Axyl | Sophisticated Essentials for Every Occasion

NeoCon’s 2018 shows saw the unveiling of Allermuir’s Axyl collection, the manufacturer’s first collaboration with London-based designer Benjamin Hubert and his studio, Layer. The high-performance collection couples strong geometric shapes with an otherwise simple aesthetic to provide an extremely functional array of arm chairs, barstools and tables. Boasting a lightweight frame, sustainable engineering and affordable…

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NeoCon 2018 | Healthcare Review

In response to the healthcare industry’s consistent evolution, NeoCon’s 50th edition featured more patient-centric product launches than ever before. Feedback from facility workers, patients and their families has prompted manufacturers to engineer functional furniture that supports the modern healing environment. Whether in the form of minor enhancements to current collections or fresh product introductions, NeoCon’s…

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Active Learning Spaces | Design for Educational Enrichment

The 21st Century finds us celebrating diversity more than ever before. A multi-generational population coupled with advancements in technology have pushed the traditional boundaries of learning styles. K-12 and higher education facilities strive to create learning environments that not only cultivate academic achievement and engagement, but adequately prepare students for professional success. As previously discussed…

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Microbreaks | Replenishing Employee Health and Performance

Do you often find yourself sitting down at your desk to tackle a large project, only to stare at a computer screen for hours while little gets accomplished? Or perhaps you experience depleted energy levels and bodily aches upon leaving the office each day. These are signs that you are either not taking enough breaks…

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Company Culture | Cultivating Your Ideal Workplace Through Design

The topic of company culture has been trending around the globe as of late, prompting a reevaluation of organizational strategy and identity. Culture has had a presence within the workplace for as long as the workplace has existed, so why is it earning so much attention now? Simply put, culture serves as the very backbone…

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Humanscale® Diffrient Smart™ Ocean | Reviving Our Oceans Chair by Chair

Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic waste pollute our oceans each year? According to a new report by World Animal Protection, abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear has been identified as the most harmful form of ocean plastic pollution and is responsible for nearly 10%, roughly 700,000 tons, of yearly ocean pollution…

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CDI Project Profile | PMA Financial Network, Inc.

Since 1984, public entities have turned to PMA Financial Network as a trusted partner in their long-term financial success. When a shrinking office footprint and evolving technology needs drove PMA Financial Network’s Milwaukee office to relocate, the company sought out a furniture design firm to provide timeless workplace solutions that would facilitate future growth. The…

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Kimball fiXt™ | Statement Pieces for Modern Landscapes

Kimball’s newest product collection, fiXt™, is bringing industrial edge to spaces of all shapes and sizes. The line includes a multitude of tables, benches, stools and bookcases with a polished urban aesthetic and customizable features for effortless incorporation into collaboration areas, third spaces and workspaces. Mobile capabilities, sturdy metal trusses and a variety of tabletop materials,…

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Kimball Pep | Energizing the Flexible Workplace

Kimball introduced its newest seating line, Pep, earlier this month. The side seating collection is simple in form yet offers a durable structure and playful design for a variety of applications. Pep’s contour seat provides lasting comfort throughout the day and its lightweight, nylon shell comes in a variety of classic and energizing color options.…

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Office Ergonomics | Embracing Employee Well-Being

For most office employees, a majority of the workday is spent sitting at a desk and looking at a computer screen. We often lose track of time and, besides the occasional bathroom break, find ourselves sitting for hours on end without allowing a few minutes for our bodies to switch postures and positions. The hazardous…

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