NeoCon 51 | Trends from the 2019 Shows

The annual trade show for commercial interiors has wrapped and more than 50,000 design professionals have returned home, dizzy from circling the crowded floors of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. NeoCon celebrated its 51st year with an exhibition of the latest and greatest trends, innovation and inspiration from June 10-12. An overwhelming array of attendees trekked through…

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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 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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Millennial Driven Design | Trends Powered by Our Largest Generation

With each passing year, workplace design evolves in response to generational shifts. Office dynamics are witnessing the professional growth of Millennials, a consequential force in the workplace and soon to be America’s largest living adult generation. As the battle rages on to attract and retain the most talented employees, organizations have recognized that design is…

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Healthcare Design Expo + Conference 2018 Review

The annual Healthcare Design (HCD) Expo + Conference is known as the industry’s premier design show, highlighting best practices and top healthcare products across the country. More than 3,600 industry professionals and 250 exhibitors gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center Expo Hall in Arizona from November 10-13 this year, taking the opportunity to earn continuing…

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David Edward® Stratus Lounge | Floating in Comfort

Minimalist design coupled with a wide range of customizable features make David Edward’s new Stratus Lounge the perfect example of contemporary elegance. Designed by Maxwell Moore, the back and base of this lounge chair are one continuous piece, giving users the feeling of floating on a cloud with maximum comfort and support. Available as an…

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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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Ultra Violet | Pantone® Color of the Year 2018

It’s the most the wonderful time of the year! And while the holidays are right around the corner, that isn’t what we’re referring to. For interior design, it is a moment we eagerly await all year long. The Pantone Color Institute, a beacon for all color-related trends, recently announced the Pantone Color of the Year…

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Biophilic Design | A Naturally Beneficial Workspace

While you may not be familiar with the term ‘biophilia,’ you have undoubtedly witnessed its role within workplace design. Simply put, biophilia describes the intrinsic relationship humans and nature share and addresses the notion that we perform at our best when connected to the other. This relationship has a profound impact on how we design…

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The Evolution of Educational Design | Building Tomorrow’s Workforce

The state of education is evolving at a rapid pace. Education has long been thought of as something that occurs in a specific place during a set time, but that is no longer the case. Today’s parameters are much less defined and classroom functionality is being re-evaluated. Advances in technology and increased student diversity have…

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