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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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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Environmental Graphic Design | Enhancing the Workplace Experience

If you’re unfamiliar with environmental graphic design (EGD), chances are you may be envisioning serene outdoor landscapes or biophilic touches within interior spaces. Contrary to what the title may have you believe, however, the professional field encompasses far more than scenes of mother nature. EGD, also known as experiential graphic design, communicates a story within…

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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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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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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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CET Designer | Transformative Design Solutions Made Simple

If you’re unfamiliar with Configura’s CET Designer, it is time to immerse yourself into a truly remarkable design experience. This intelligent, all-in-one software solution has made its way into the office of the CDI design team and has proven to be a remarkable asset in space planning and product configuration. Developed with the user in…

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