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

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.

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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

Giving Employees Healthier Options with Xsede Height Adjust

Kimball Office | Xsede Height Adjust.

Giving employees a healthier option for their workspace.
Today’s employers are doing more to support employee wellbeing.  Architects and designers are designing for workplace wellbeing. And now with Kimball Office’s new Xsede height adjust desks; an employee’s work surface can support it as well.
With the touch of a button, Xsede height-adjustable benches and tables allow employees to seamlessly shift between sitting and standing. Freeing them from the negative health effects of staying in the same position for their entire workday.

Xsede is designed to work anywhere in any space. It can be used as a freestanding table in a private office. As a benching arrangement that can support employees working together — even if the work surface heights they enjoy are completely different. You can even add privacy panels to Xsede for workers who need their own space.


With a power/data beam stretching from end to end Xsede not only keeps phones, computers, and other devices powered throughout the day, it keeps cords neatly organized and out of sight. Which means, with Xsede you can satisfy employees who want a healthier workspace and those who want one that’s less cluttered.

   

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