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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Kimball fiXt™ | Statement Pieces for Modern Landscapes

Kimball’s newest product collection, fiXt™, is bringing industrial edge to spaces of all shapes and sizes. The line includes a multitude of tables, benches, stools and bookcases with a polished urban aesthetic and customizable features for effortless incorporation into collaboration areas, third spaces and workspaces. Mobile capabilities, sturdy metal trusses and a variety of tabletop materials,…

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Kimball Pep | Energizing the Flexible Workplace

Kimball introduced its newest seating line, Pep, earlier this month. The side seating collection is simple in form yet offers a durable structure and playful design for a variety of applications. Pep’s contour seat provides lasting comfort throughout the day and its lightweight, nylon shell comes in a variety of classic and energizing color options.…

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