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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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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CDI Project Profile | WOW Logistics

A surplus of growth coupled with a shrinking office footprint ultimately drove WOW Logistics to construct a new facility for its Appleton, WI-based corporate headquarters. As a nationally recognized leader in the third-party logistics industry, WOW sought to create an innovative space that would better serve in the attraction and retention of talent and cater…

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Kimball Joelle™ | Bringing Casual Charm to the Workplace

If your workspace has been yearning for a touch of personality, Kimball’s Joelle offers unique components that bring casual character and charm to any area of the office. Formerly known as Dwell, the Joelle product line has been enhanced to include additional shapes and sizes, as well as surface and stitching options. Each piece is…

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Kimball Lusso™ | Beauty Meets Durability

Inspired by modern Italian design, the Lusso family of seating offers unique artistic flair for a variety of applications.  Multiple combinations of bases, aluminum colors and seat pad options give end-users and designers the customization they desire while a simple, yet durable construction allows for diverse functionality. Lusso’s classic four-leg base was designed with stacking…

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Biophilic Design | A Naturally Beneficial Workspace

While you may not be familiar with the term ‘biophilia,’ you have undoubtedly witnessed its role within workplace design. Simply put, biophilia describes the intrinsic relationship humans and nature share and addresses the notion that we perform at our best when connected to the other. This relationship has a profound impact on how we design…

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