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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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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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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Acoustical Design | Eliminating Workplace Distractions

A beautifully designed open office boasts a multitude of benefits. Comfortable collaborative spaces, partitionless benching systems, bountiful biophilic touches and glass walls that allow for plentiful natural light make a bold statement about company culture and lend a heavy hand in attracting and retaining today’s top talent. Open offices have their downsides, however. Tearing down…

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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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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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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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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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