The Open Office | A Balanced Design Solution for Everyone

Open plan offices have become a staple of the modern working environment, with over 80% of US businesses using it as their preferred office arrangement. Some of the world’s leading organizations have transitioned from private to open, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, freeing themselves from floor plans of cubicles, high partitions and closed workspaces.…

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Humanscale® QuickStand® Eco | Effortless Ergonomic Solutions for the Workplace

By now we are all familiar with the importance of healthy ergonomic design in the workplace. Previous blog posts have highlighted the consequences of sedentary work and the negative role it plays in individual and organizational productivity, as well as employee health and wellness. As a pioneer in office ergonomics, Humanscale® crafts high-performance tools that allow workstations to…

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All in the Details | Ancillary Products for Improved Efficiency

Employers are constantly searching for new ways to improve efficiency. As a majority of employees continue to spend their days within the office, building a highly adaptable workspace can benefit both the individual and the organization. Wireless charging stations, mobile utility carts and sit-to-stand tables are just a few easily integrated products that will enhance…

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Kimball Enhancements | Joya™, Pep® and Footprint®

December saw the release of several Kimball product enhancements, bringing even greater depth to three of the manufacturer’s popular collections. From seating to storage, these enhancements will allow designers and end-users further customization and flexibility within the modern office. Let’s explore these exciting additions and how you can utilize them. Joya Kimball’s Joya collection is…

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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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9to5® Seating Lilly | Versatile Comfort Within Reach

Classic design lines coupled with a roomy sit give 9to5® Seating’s Lilly lounge chair versatility in the modern office. Ideal for collaboration, lounge and touchdown workspaces, Lilly’s sophisticated and supportive shape offer a warm embrace without distracting employees and guests from the task at hand. 9to5 Seating’s Chair Designer tool also allows you to walk…

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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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Outdoor Spaces | A Breath of Fresh Air

The modern office has become increasingly self-aware as to how workplace design affects its company culture. Informal locations that allow employees to relax, collaborate and work independently, also known as corporate “third spaces,” are being incorporated into offices around the globe, harnessing their bountiful organizational and individual benefits. But who says these third spaces are…

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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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