Workplace Design Matters | An Investment in Design is an Investment in Your People

Workplace design matters. While most, if not all, of us can agree with that statement, we don’t often stop to ask ourselves why. Why does workplace design matter? Over the course of a lifetime, we will spend an average of 110,000 hours at work. Whether on the daily grind or pursuing our dream career, work…

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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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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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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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The Unassigned Workplace | Finding Freedom and Flexibility within Shared Spaces

The modern workforce has become increasingly blended as a network of mobile and remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines. Teams and tasks are constantly shifting, along with the tools and spaces required by each. In an effort to cut costs and increase productivity, a growing number of organizations have…

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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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Campus Innovation | Design Trends for Higher Education Facilities

Spring is quickly approaching and higher education facilities are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Academic environments are rapidly changing, reflecting consistent advancements in technology and shifting educational models. As colleges and universities look to integrate new learning methodologies and expand education beyond the traditional classroom setting, what is the common denominator amidst all this…

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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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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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NeoCon 2018 | Healthcare Review

In response to the healthcare industry’s consistent evolution, NeoCon’s 50th edition featured more patient-centric product launches than ever before. Feedback from facility workers, patients and their families has prompted manufacturers to engineer functional furniture that supports the modern healing environment. Whether in the form of minor enhancements to current collections or fresh product introductions, NeoCon’s…

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