Kimball Office Pairings | Paired to Perfection

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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 conventional desk work for a comfortable and convenient moment alone or collaboration. Whether you’re looking to accommodate workers in a corporate, healthcare or education environment, you can truly have it all with Pairings.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Design Story

Work is changing in dramatic ways. As discussed in previous blog posts, today’s diverse workforce is composed of multiple generations, each with different work styles and technological preferences. The demand for an autonomous environment that meets a plethora of expectations continues to grow. Employees want the ability to determine an appropriate setting for their personal and group work.

In collaboration with design team pL-D, Kimball Office created Pairings, a versatile family of components that can easily be crafted together to create formal or informal settings. Designers and clients have the ability to use these lounge pieces individually or as a system capable of creating a ‘third space.’ Pairings can be used in conjunction with other Kimball products as well, multiplying functionality in open plan environments. With a soft feel and sophisticated aesthetic, workers are welcomed into a setting that is ideal for impromptu meetings or individual work.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Collection Offerings

The Pairings collection boasts an assortment of seating and table selections. Benches can be configured in a variety of ways, adding or subtracting seats, arms and back pieces. Divider walls and privacy panels are available to further transform an office setting, offering an isolated retreat for individuals and small groups alike. With integrated power capabilities and arm options, workers continue to stay connected and fully functional while having the freedom to leave their desks.

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Tiered perch seating was unveiled at June’s NeoCon show as an addition to the Pairings collection. Perch configurations provide an area for impromptu casual gatherings, with divider walls and power integration also available.

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In addition to seating options, the Pairings collection offers an assortment of tables. Round, square, magazine, pull-up and in-line tables can be constructed with power to further seamless connectivity. Designers and clients have the ability to mix and match seating and table options to meet their office needs.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Endless Possibilities

Flexibility to choose where and how to work will continue to play a crucial role in attracting and retaining workers. Incorporating an autonomous workplace that provides a variety of private, semi-private, or open work environments will give employees the opportunity to select how they work best. Alone or in conjunction with other Kimball products, Pairings can multiply functionality in any office area. Employers can have peace of mind knowing that they are providing their workers with a space that adapts to changing work styles while supporting varying degrees of privacy. Pairings offers an informal environment where people can work and collaborate in comfort. With a collection so diverse, the possibilities are truly endless.

 

 

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

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Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

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A Shift to Resimercial | Bringing Comfort to the Office

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial

While the term “resimercial” may not be new to our ears, this year’s NeoCon show in Chicago certainly solidified its continued presence throughout the industry. Resimercial designs were seen around every corner, incorporating homelike influences into commercial spaces and furnishings. With this trend only growing in popularity, we’re discussing how it came to fruition and why it is here to stay.

CDI: A Shift to Resimercial
Kimball Office: (clockwise from top left) Bloom, Villa / Dock / Pep, Pairings / Dwell

Defining Resimercial

Our society is evolving at a rapid pace. New generations of employees are entering the workforce, bringing diverse experiences, values and habits with them. Technological advancements continue to feed the need for autonomy, untethering workers from their desks and allowing mobility. With the freedom to work when and where they feel most comfortable, employees have become more productive than ever.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
From top: JSI Moto Lounge, Global River 

In an effort to attract and retain a multi-generational workforce, office space is being redefined and redesigned. The corporate world is looking to accommodate employees of all ages and bring homelike influences, including colors and fabrics, into the work environment to help workers relax and boost productivity. Incorporating resimercial design into a work space, a term which describes the blending of residential and commercial interiors, not only provides a comfortable work environment but also the opportunity for natural employee connections and collaboration. These spaces now energize, inspire and connect, lending a hand in attracting and retaining workers.

Creating a Resimercial Space

Developers and designers are tossing out traditional corporate floor plans in favor of an open concept with a resimercial look and feel. By incorporating a variety of furniture elements throughout an office, from private areas to large conference rooms, small meeting places to lounge-type spaces, employees are no longer confined to partitioned workstations and have flexibility within their environment.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
Clockwise from top: Bernhardt Mitt, JSI Connect / Wink, JSI Indie Lounge / Bourne

Collections like Kimball Office’s Pairings, JSI’s Indie Lounge, Bernhardt Mitt and JSI’s Moto all provide opportunities for engagement and room for collaboration while maintaining a relaxed aesthetic. Soft seating options like Global’s River and Allermuir’s Famiglia deliver privacy and comfort to workers who wish to get away from the monotony of desk work but remain in the office. Whether incorporating such pieces into a trendy work cafe, engaging conference room or general lounge area, residential designs are providing a place where employees want to stay longer, work harder and enjoy themselves.

CDI Design Trends: A Shift to Resimercial
Clockwise from top: Allermuir Famiglia, Global Vitrola, Allermuir Curve / Open

Balance Within the Office

While the future of office design is uncertain, one factor is sure to remain constant. A diverse environment is needed to create the balance necessary for a successful and productive workforce. Having the opportunity to choose where and when to work, along with the availability of flexible and mobile work spaces, can lend a hand in helping employees find such balance in their office. In assessing the needs of its employees, organizations will strive to provide a space that combines function and inspiration, performance and experience. Resimercial design embodies all these qualities while transporting workers into the comfort of home. And as the saying goes, there’s no place like home.

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Kimball Office KORE | Simple in Form, Substantial in Function

CDI features Kimball Office Kore

Designed by Swiss architect Daniel Korb, KORE was initially envisioned as a table for both working and living. While the concept of KORE was born with simplicity and flexibility in mind, it quickly evolved into an expansive and multi-functional product offering. Elements for privacy, media integration, and solutions for sharing and learning were incorporated into a timeless design. From tables to benching applications, private work spaces to collaborative gathering spaces, KORE creates relevant environments, eliminating barriers to help people stay better connected to their work and to each other.

Tables

KORE has a variety of table offerings to address the needs of any occasion. A functional, clean design with integrated technology capabilities keeps users focused on the task at hand. Available in a variety of heights and shapes, table applications can range from classrooms to offices, waiting spaces to conference rooms and more. KORE tables allow flexibility and mobility in the workplace, providing opportunities for engagement and space for collaboration.

CDI Product Review: Kimball Office KORE

Mobile carts are another component available through the KORE product line. These pieces utilize the same effortless aesthetic while offering users flexibility and convenience in their open work space. Cart options include utility, seat, media, screen, and wardrobe.

CDI Product Review: Kimball Office KORE

Benching

To compliment KORE Tables, a complete KORE Benching line is also available. Keeping the same simple form and substantial functionality, KORE Benching delivers a practical work space that doesn’t distract. The line’s configurability allows it to blend seamlessly into any workplace scenario while a vast mix of material, storage and power options offer customization.

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CDI: Kimball Office KORE

KORE Receives International Design Award

In December, Daniel Korb’s KORE was named a 2016 Good Design Award Winner by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The annual Good Design Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs around the world. Recognition is a high honor as entries are submitted from some of the world’s most visionary FORTUNE 500 companies. Congratulations to Kimball Office and Daniel Korb for continuing to push the envelope with a design that combines simple form with substantial functionality.

View the Kimball Office KORE Lookbook here.

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

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Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010
www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

CDI Welcomes Carley Semmelmann to Design Team

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CDI Project Profile | Traction Factory

Growth necessitated the move for Traction Factory, LLC to the newly-renovated 1920’s era building in Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point District, with the innovative space expected to provide forward-fueling creative momentum.  A rich, dark palette of natural materials serve as the foundation to this dynamic space. Reclaimed wood desks with custom-iron bases were made by local craftsmen. CDI complimented the raw finishes with multiple seating selections perfectly suited for each area, styles that reflect unique and modern craftsmanship, with ergonomic function offering personal adjustments for various work styles.

Distressed leather club chairs provide unexpected comfort, without abandoning the building’s working roots, offering a comfortable spot for informal meetings or to catch up on emails. Industrial-style stools scatter throughout the public areas for quick touch downs or perching for a quick coffee break. Brightly accented cushion-top pedestal files provide purpose, while also adding both a burst of energy and creative stamp on the impressive headquarters.

Experience the CDI Difference!

Looking to work with us? Come and visit our showroom to experience the depth of what CDI has to offer. Learn first-hand how we combine aesthetics, innovation, creativity, functionality, versatility and nature into the space that perfectly suits your needs and helps your employees create their best work.

For more examples of our project work, visit our website and take a look.

About the Designer

Kelly Hamilton, is an Interior Designer and has been with Corporate Design Interiors, LLC for over six years, servicing commercial clients both locally and on a national level. Kelly consistently provides unique, well designed solutions by listening to each client’s needs, understanding their culture and offering aesthetics that echo their brand.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

For more information: www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

CDI Welcomes Moore & Nowakowski

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Top 3 Benefits of Employee-Centric Workplace Design

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It’s no surprise that when a person feels genuinely cared for, they also feel inclined to reciprocate the same gesture. It’s no different in a professional workplace setting. Employees that feel valued by their respective company are more engaged, strive to exceed goals and contribute their best to the company’s overall success.

Traditionally, employee-centric companies focus on demonstrating their care for the physical, emotional, social, and mental needs of employees (as a whole person) by offering flex-time, wellness plans, recognition programs and the like. But looking at the overall well-being of an employee also means it’s important to meet those needs within the workplace environment itself on a day-to-day basis. Employee-centric workplace design is the best way to meet those needs and it not only makes employees feel valued and cared for, it provides three additional benefits:

Develops Stronger Relationships

Collaborative spaces – According to the 2016 Gensler research findings, the most innovative employees spend almost half of their time working in collaboration with others, either in person or via technological devices. Designing a space that invests in the individual employees, allowing them ease of collaboration and choice in where they work helps to foster strong working relationships. top-3-post-colab-image

Amenity spaces – Gensler has also found that successful employees have 2 times more access to amenities. Designing several spaces for employees to work in is great, but designing additional spaces for them to unplug from work is very beneficial. These spaces provide time for employees to build inter-personal relationships at the workplace and demonstrates that the company cares for the individual on a personal level by giving them some personal space and time.

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Connection/Purpose – The study also demonstrates the importance of designing a space that helps employees feel a strong connection to their managers and the company’s overall mission and impact on the community at large. This connection not only builds stronger relationships with individuals, but strengthens the relationship of the employee to company.

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Promotes Overall Health

Support station designThe Ted Moudis Workplace Report has found that “convenience is no longer king” when it comes to support stations. It’s a widely-known fact that over two-thirds of the workforce is disengaged from their work, and workplace stress is on the rise, afflicting 8 out of 10 workers. To combat stress and disengagement, well-purposed space for communal technology is now designed with exercise in mind. Instead of having a printer at each employee work station, a centralized location encourages healthy and frequent movement throughout the work day, improving overall health and aids in refocused engagement.

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Incorporate nature – “Biophilic design (designing a space that connects people to nature) can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing,” according to Browning, Ryan & Clancy in the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design. So naturally, workplaces that incorporate nature in their design respectively improve the overall health and well-being of its employees.

Work space adjustability – The Gensler report has also found that employees work better in spaces that are more easily adjustable as it’s one of the key factors for consideration in workplace design. Adjustability not only creates ease of utilization at a workspace, it also promotes improved health of employees by its ability to be customized to an individual’s posture. Good posture and healthy physical workplace practices create comfort, reduces stress headaches and also contributes to overall health.

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Drives Innovation

Choice – Gensler’s research study states that “Innovative companies are 5X more likely to have workplaces that prioritize both individual and group workspace.” As stated earlier, almost half of an innovative employee’s time is spent working in groups, which naturally means that almost half of their time is spent doing the opposite. The secret to helping your employees succeed in both of these endeavors is to create more functional workspaces, allowing them the choice to move freely from individual focused work stations to collaborative workspaces. The fact that they are able to make these choices promotes innovation.

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Purposeful use of spaceOverall, the results of the Gensler study have proven what we’ve believed to be true all along: The design of a workplace has a direct effect on a company and its employees’ innovation and creativity.

On average, employees at innovative companies have better-designed, more functional workspaces that unlock creative potential,” says Diane Hoskins, co-CEO at Gensler. “Employees truly flourish when they have room to not only collaborate but also have space to focus, and are empowered to work when and how they work best—both within their workplace, and in other locations outside it.”

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 Why is all of this important?

Designing an employee-centric workplace helps to meet the needs of the employees collectively and as individuals, aiding them to become the best versions of themselves. When a person is at their best, they perform their best. Knowing that the company cares about their workspace needs, yields stronger workplace relationships, healthier employees, and unlocks creativity and innovation.

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Experience the CDI Difference!

Want to learn more? Come and visit our showrooms to experience the depth of what CDI has to offer. Learn first-hand how we combine aesthetics, innovation, creativity, functionality, versatility and nature into the space that perfectly suits your needs and helps your employees create their best work.

About the Author

heather-headshot-2016Heather Nemoir, IIDA, is Partner and General Manager at Corporate Design Interiors whose goal is to help clients realize the possibilities through innovation in their workplace environments.  She holds a B.S. Degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is NCIDQ Certified #026717.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

For more information: www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

Milwaukee Showroom:
191 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI  53202
P  414.226.6005

CDI welcomes Hulverson, Chmielewski & Moore

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For additional information about this or any other Corporate Design Interiors press release, please contact marketing@corporatedesigninteriors.com or 262.521.1010.