The Power of Color | Workplace Design for Maximum Benefits

Take a moment to look around your office. What colors do you see and how do you they make you feel? Research behind the psychology of color suggests that color scheme alone can have a tremendous influence on mood, productivity and even physical health and well-being. Deciding which colors to incorporate into your workplace design…

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Healthcare Design Expo + Conference 2018 Review

The annual Healthcare Design (HCD) Expo + Conference is known as the industry’s premier design show, highlighting best practices and top healthcare products across the country. More than 3,600 industry professionals and 250 exhibitors gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center Expo Hall in Arizona from November 10-13 this year, taking the opportunity to earn continuing…

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The Transient Worker | Workplace Design for Employee Mobility

The way we view workplace design is evolving. Traditional concepts of the “office” are becoming less applicable as our decentralized workforce breaks the 9-5 mold and chooses to work virtually or remotely throughout the day. Advancements in technology, such as video conferencing, email and instant messaging platforms, have untethered workers from their desks, allowing them…

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Kimball Xsede® Enhancements | Fresh Features for Maximum Flexibility

While the Xsede® collection may be an established staple within Kimball’s desk offerings, recent enhancements to its breadth of customizable components have renewed our sense of excitement to incorporate it into both open and private office plans. Incredibly flexible features such as height adjustable tables and benches in multiple shape configurations, integrated power and clean…

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The Maker Movement | Catalyzing Creativity in the Workplace

Recent decades have seen a resurgence of the Maker Movement and a celebration of the artisan economy. Consumers have the world at their fingertips and can purchase goods and services with the quick click of a mouse. Perhaps that is why the appeal of custom-made artisanal products has intensified and caused buyers to slow down…

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7 Cost Effective Ways to Improve Office Aesthetic

It comes as no surprise that workplace design is a critical component of company success. We have touched on a multitude of trends and topics which yield personal and organizational benefits in previous blog posts, including integrated technology, environmental graphic design, workplace acoustics and many more. While design components like these are essential for a successful…

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Outdoor Spaces | A Breath of Fresh Air

The modern office has become increasingly self-aware as to how workplace design affects its company culture. Informal locations that allow employees to relax, collaborate and work independently, also known as corporate “third spaces,” are being incorporated into offices around the globe, harnessing their bountiful organizational and individual benefits. But who says these third spaces are…

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Kimball KORE™ Work Cart | Adaptability for Evolving Workspaces

Today’s open office floor plan requires furniture that can quickly adapt to the needs of the individual and the needs of the organization. Space must be maximized and flexibility must be within arm’s reach.  Creating a balanced environment that offers both private and collaborative opportunities can prove difficult, especially when our multi-generational labor force and…

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Generations in the Workplace | Diversifying the Modern Office

Today’s offices are a melting pot of personalities, perspectives and talents. With many professionals working longer in life than they used to, it isn’t uncommon to see organizations with up to five generations working together at one time. The result is a wider breadth of experience and skills that help to diversify the modern office.…

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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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