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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Kimball Health Alterna™ | Response to Ever-Changing Patient Care

A continuing evolution of strategies for patient care and associated medical treatments has created the need for durable and adaptable furniture solutions in our healthcare environments. The design team at Kimball has recognized that need and responded with a forward-thinking product application – Alterna™.Also shown; Kimball | Pep Although there are a handful of similar…

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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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Hospitality in the Workplace | Creating Your Third Space

Image Source: Office Snapshots, Northland Controls Offices – Milpitas Corporate design has undergone a remarkable transformation in the past decade. As workplace demographics and technology have continued to evolve, so, too, has the traditional approach to real estate management. Flexibility has become a key component in attracting and retaining workers and overall employee productivity. Beyond…

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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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Kimball Theo | One Chair, A Thousand Settings

One of the multiple product introductions made by Kimball in 2017, the Theo™ seating line has already made an impact on the furniture industry. This handsome lounge chair was inspired by iconic, mid-century designs, and offers rich veneers, highly polished aluminum and clean lines. A product that is equally at home in lounge settings as it…

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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 to…

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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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Kimball Office Pairings | Paired to Perfection

Comfort and style. Flexibility and convenience. Choice and harmony. Some things are simply better together. This mentality is what prompted the creation of Pairings®, a diverse lounge-based system by Kimball Office designed to work alone or as components. Boasting power access, acoustical separation and functionality for open or enclosed spaces, Pairings provides an escape from…

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