Living Coral | Pantone® Color of the Year 2019

The day we have been eagerly awaiting all year has finally come. Experts at the Pantone Color Institute have revealed Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral as the 2019 Color of the Year. The global authority on all color-related trends describes Living Coral as a representation of the fusion of modern life, making an appearance in both…

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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 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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7 Cost Effective Ways to Improve Office Aesthetic

It comes as no surprise that workplace design is a critical component of company success. We have touched on a multitude of trends and topics which yield personal and organizational benefits in previous blog posts, including integrated technology, environmental graphic design, workplace acoustics and many more. While design components like these are essential for a successful…

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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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Kimball KORE™ Work Cart | Adaptability for Evolving Workspaces

Today’s open office floor plan requires furniture that can quickly adapt to the needs of the individual and the needs of the organization. Space must be maximized and flexibility must be within arm’s reach.  Creating a balanced environment that offers both private and collaborative opportunities can prove difficult, especially when our multi-generational labor force and…

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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 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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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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WELL Building Standard™ | Building a Healthier Tomorrow

Successful organizations understand that by providing a happy and healthy workplace environment, they are attracting and retaining both clientele and a productive workforce. As Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, whether at work, home or at play, it is of the utmost importance that surrounding walls act as a tool for advancing overall…

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