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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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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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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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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Physical Therapy Clinic Design | Creating a Positive and Profitable Rehabilitation Space

Today’s healthcare arena is composed of countless providers and the offering of physical therapy clinics follows suit. Due to the overwhelming availability of specialized treatment facilities, patients must do their research in order to pinpoint a therapist that best fits their unique needs. While recovery focus, which can vary from occupational therapy to sports-related injury…

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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 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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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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