Accent Pillows | Complimentary Comfort for Maximum Workplace Well-Being

Workplace design doesn’t have to be boring. And as we’ve discussed on the blog, the design elements we choose to incorporate certainly do matter. Now more than ever, the lines between work and home are blurring and employees crave environments that provide comfort and foster well-being. Small as they may be, pillows are the quickest and…

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Artwork in the Workplace | Curating a Beautiful and Beneficial Space

The impact of artwork in the workplace is often underestimated. Vibrant splashes of color in a painting can alter the mood of a collaboration area. A series of framed photographs can provide a talking point in an otherwise bland private office. The benefits of art, however, go far beyond aesthetics. Research studies conducted throughout the…

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Corporate Coworking | Transforming Traditional Workplace Design

Coworking spaces have taken the modern business environment by storm. But if you picture “coworking” as a bunch of tech-startup millennials huddled around a local Starbucks table, think again. What was once considered a fad for freelancers and startups has quickly matured into one of the fastest-growing global workplace movements. Equipped with the latest technology,…

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Ancillary Furniture | Support for the Evolving Workplace

Our modern, multi-generational workforce has driven demand for flexible spaces and tools that support differing styles of work. Especially in recent years, we have seen traditional furniture systems and formal workstations being replaced with casual, collaborative landscapes that boast both comfort and versatility. These alternate workspaces and the furniture within them are often referred to…

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Watson Zo | Storage Solutions for the Full Facility

Functional furniture is essential for the modern workplace. As the needs and expectations of our multi-generational workforce continue to evolve, so too must the tools we provide within our spaces in order to attract and retain talented professionals. Designed to support this evolving landscape with durable solutions for the entire facility, Watson’s Zo Collection provides…

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Multisensory Design | Designing for All 5 Senses

Our senses play a vital role in how we experience and respond to the world around us. Immediately upon walking into a space, our brains interpret its quality and comfort based on how it looks, feels and smells; what we hear; and whatever we might taste. In addition to interpreting each sense independently, our brains…

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OFS LeanTo | Seek Shelter from the Norm

Research has proven that the open office plan, considered the new industry standard, has many benefits, specifically for those organizations looking to boost innovation and creativity. Clean lines, minimalist modular workstations and convertible collaboration spaces have given employees choice in where, when and how they work. While the open office plan can be conducive to…

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Privacy in the Open Office | Design Solutions for Improved Productivity and Comfort

On the heels of last week’s blog post discussing the open office and its impact on today’s workforce, we know that strategic workplace design is essential in maintaining individual and organizational productivity in these popular layouts. Collaboration and communication may be more easily attainable, but noise pollution and visual distractions will flood a poorly designed open…

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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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Kimball Canopy™ | Versatility in the Open Office

As organizations adapt to accommodate today’s diverse workforce and their various work styles, it is imperative that design solutions maximize function and flexibility. The open office plan that was sought after for many years has shown limitations in its original design. While breaking down barriers within a workspace can lead to increased creativity and foster…

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