NeoCon 50 | Trends from the 2018 Shows

The largest event of the year for the commercial design and architectural industry has wrapped and we can thankfully say goodbye to those overwhelming elevator lines until next June. Thousands of design professionals in markets ranging from Education, Government, Healthcare and Workplace, converged at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart last week to celebrate NeoCon’s 50th edition and…

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Medical Spas | Engaging the Senses for a Restorative Healing Experience

More often than not, a trip to the spa is spurred on by the need for relaxation. Visitors anticipate a therapeutic experience that remedies small ailments and a frenzied mind, leaving with both body and spirit rejuvenated. In a world that constantly bombards our senses with unsolicited and often destructive stimuli, the sensory design of…

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Kimball DESIGN HACK

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformation continues to influence both the home and the workplace, interior designers face challenges of furniture integrating these new “smart” technologies to support this transformation. To meet these challenges, Kimball is inviting you to enter our Smart Furniture DESIGN HACK. The Kimball Design Hack is an…

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Ultra Violet | Pantone® Color of the Year 2018

It’s the most the wonderful time of the year! And while the holidays are right around the corner, that isn’t what we’re referring to. For interior design, it is a moment we eagerly await all year long. The Pantone Color Institute, a beacon for all color-related trends, recently announced the Pantone Color of the Year…

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CDI Wins “Best In Show” at Strut 2017

Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) is thrilled to announce that its STRUT Wisconsin Team has been awarded the ‘Best in Show’ title for a second consecutive year. Collaborating teams of interior designers and industry manufacturers from around the state constructed unique couture creations for this year’s fashion show, themed “Unleash Your Alter Ego.” The annual STRUT event, which was…

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Furniture Solutions Influencing Today’s Seniors

Older generations are having conversations about the next phase of life and are trying to determine the best place to call their future home (or a loved one’s next home). The Silent Generation [ages 92-72] and Baby Boomers [ages 71-53] comprise the mass majority of people currently looking to live in senior communities and although…

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Patient Satisfaction through Enhanced Finishes

Evidence shows that cleaner surfaces have the potential to reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), so it is critical that appropriate, easily-cleanable furniture solutions are being specified to promote successful patient recovery. Although patient rooms are known as the primary culprit, any surface within a healthcare facility can harbor dangerous bacteria. Taking note of what materials and…

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Simplicity and Sophistication | The Slide Collection by Cumberland

Public spaces in healthcare facilities require furniture that allows its visitors to adjust and reconfigure as needed. In response to that need, Cumberland released a new, encompassing collection to add to their already well-established and elegant product offering. The Slide Collection addresses the changing need for how and where people sit and helps provide comfort…

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Natural Light | Bringing Your Office to Life

  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…

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Workplaces in the Healthcare Environment

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…

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