Kimball Office Pairings | Paired to Perfection

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Comfort and style. Flexibility and convenience. Choice and harmony. Some things are simply better together. This mentality is what prompted the creation of Pairings®, a diverse lounge-based system by Kimball Office designed to work alone or as components. Boasting power access, acoustical separation and functionality for open or enclosed spaces, Pairings provides an escape from conventional desk work for a comfortable and convenient moment alone or collaboration. Whether you’re looking to accommodate workers in a corporate, healthcare or education environment, you can truly have it all with Pairings.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Design Story

Work is changing in dramatic ways. As discussed in previous blog posts, today’s diverse workforce is composed of multiple generations, each with different work styles and technological preferences. The demand for an autonomous environment that meets a plethora of expectations continues to grow. Employees want the ability to determine an appropriate setting for their personal and group work.

In collaboration with design team pL-D, Kimball Office created Pairings, a versatile family of components that can easily be crafted together to create formal or informal settings. Designers and clients have the ability to use these lounge pieces individually or as a system capable of creating a ‘third space.’ Pairings can be used in conjunction with other Kimball products as well, multiplying functionality in open plan environments. With a soft feel and sophisticated aesthetic, workers are welcomed into a setting that is ideal for impromptu meetings or individual work.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Collection Offerings

The Pairings collection boasts an assortment of seating and table selections. Benches can be configured in a variety of ways, adding or subtracting seats, arms and back pieces. Divider walls and privacy panels are available to further transform an office setting, offering an isolated retreat for individuals and small groups alike. With integrated power capabilities and arm options, workers continue to stay connected and fully functional while having the freedom to leave their desks.

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Tiered perch seating was unveiled at June’s NeoCon show as an addition to the Pairings collection. Perch configurations provide an area for impromptu casual gatherings, with divider walls and power integration also available.

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In addition to seating options, the Pairings collection offers an assortment of tables. Round, square, magazine, pull-up and in-line tables can be constructed with power to further seamless connectivity. Designers and clients have the ability to mix and match seating and table options to meet their office needs.

CDI features Kimball Office Pairings

Endless Possibilities

Flexibility to choose where and how to work will continue to play a crucial role in attracting and retaining workers. Incorporating an autonomous workplace that provides a variety of private, semi-private, or open work environments will give employees the opportunity to select how they work best. Alone or in conjunction with other Kimball products, Pairings can multiply functionality in any office area. Employers can have peace of mind knowing that they are providing their workers with a space that adapts to changing work styles while supporting varying degrees of privacy. Pairings offers an informal environment where people can work and collaborate in comfort. With a collection so diverse, the possibilities are truly endless.

 

 

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Kimball Office KORE | Simple in Form, Substantial in Function

CDI features Kimball Office Kore

Designed by Swiss architect Daniel Korb, KORE was initially envisioned as a table for both working and living. While the concept of KORE was born with simplicity and flexibility in mind, it quickly evolved into an expansive and multi-functional product offering. Elements for privacy, media integration, and solutions for sharing and learning were incorporated into a timeless design. From tables to benching applications, private work spaces to collaborative gathering spaces, KORE creates relevant environments, eliminating barriers to help people stay better connected to their work and to each other.

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KORE has a variety of table offerings to address the needs of any occasion. A functional, clean design with integrated technology capabilities keeps users focused on the task at hand. Available in a variety of heights and shapes, table applications can range from classrooms to offices, waiting spaces to conference rooms and more. KORE tables allow flexibility and mobility in the workplace, providing opportunities for engagement and space for collaboration.

CDI Product Review: Kimball Office KORE

Mobile carts are another component available through the KORE product line. These pieces utilize the same effortless aesthetic while offering users flexibility and convenience in their open work space. Cart options include utility, seat, media, screen, and wardrobe.

CDI Product Review: Kimball Office KORE

Benching

To compliment KORE Tables, a complete KORE Benching line is also available. Keeping the same simple form and substantial functionality, KORE Benching delivers a practical work space that doesn’t distract. The line’s configurability allows it to blend seamlessly into any workplace scenario while a vast mix of material, storage and power options offer customization.

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KORE Receives International Design Award

In December, Daniel Korb’s KORE was named a 2016 Good Design Award Winner by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The annual Good Design Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs around the world. Recognition is a high honor as entries are submitted from some of the world’s most visionary FORTUNE 500 companies. Congratulations to Kimball Office and Daniel Korb for continuing to push the envelope with a design that combines simple form with substantial functionality.

View the Kimball Office KORE Lookbook here.

 

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

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Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010
www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

NeoCon 2017 in Review

The 49th annual NeoCon has concluded and its 50,000+ attendees have returned home, eager for what the future holds in commercial interiors. As one of the largest and most pivotal furniture trade shows in North America, NeoCon showcases the latest products, ideas and industry trends. The event, held annually at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from June 12-14, caters to an array of vertical markets and draws interior designers and architects from around the world.

Outlined below are four industry trends currently circulating throughout commercial design. We’ll touch on how these trends made their way into the 2017 NeoCon showrooms and the new products that will emerge in the coming months.

Industry Trends

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Balance Within Office Culture
Work environments are becoming increasingly flexible in order to offer greater autonomy for today’s diverse workforce. Not everyone works the same way and providing a variety of options for differing work styles is vital to overall productivity and company success.

The opportunity to choose where and when to work, along with the availability of flexible and mobile work spaces, can lend a hand in helping employees find balance in the office. Changing requirements within the workplace require adaptable furniture. Modular soft seating, workbenches, desk pods, collaborative and breakout furniture, and acoustic elements are all examples of office furniture that boost a high performance in the adaptable workplace.

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Health & Wellness
The health and well-being of employees is paramount when designing a work space as it can directly affect an organization’s productivity and overall moral. Designs that promote movement and foster social connection are key in building a healthy, employee-centric environment.

An increasing number of businesses are also taking cues from nature and incorporating biophilic design into their work spaces to increase overall employee health and wellness. Studies have shown that integrating natural light and materials, views of the outdoors, and greenery into a modern built environment is a great way to refresh a work space and help occupants feel invigorated. Not only is the use of biophilic design mentally beneficial, it also impacts employee physical wellness by improving air quality, reducing stress and lowering blood pressure levels and heart rates.

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Trends Multi-Generations in the Workplace. In creating an inclusive culture to meet the needs of each age group and thus encouraging engagement, collaboration, and learning, organizations can more effectively attract and retain employees of all generations.

Multi-Generations in the Workplace
Employee engagement plays a key role in achieving overall organizational success in the multi-generational workforce. While most businesses realize the importance of engagement, a recent study by the Harvard Business Review found that three-quarters of surveyed business leaders noted their employees were not highly engaged. For an organization to cater to employees of varied ages and create engagement, it is important that their work space does the following;

  • Allows flexibility and mobility in work styles
  • Celebrates individual and team contributions
  • Provides opportunities for engagement and spaces for collaborations
  • Provides a third space for relaxed interaction and independent work
  • Clearly communicates organizational goals or objectives

In creating an inclusive culture to meet the needs of each age group and thus encouraging engagement, collaboration, and learning, organizations can more effectively attract and retain employees of all generations.

CDI 2017 Neocon Review Trends Technology

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The ever-evolving category of technology continues to play an indispensable role in our lives, both at home and at work. With wireless charging technology becoming popular and the availability of furniture that allows seamless technology integration, work spaces are becoming increasingly connected and functional. The importance of this sector and the solutions it offers will certainly see an uprise, especially as younger generations continue to flood the workforce.

Furniture & Showroom Trends

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The 2017 NeoCon showrooms were, as always, flooded with eye-catching furniture with a focus on ancillary pieces. Shades of plum and blushing pinks were draped throughout multiple vendor spaces, while boutique-like bronze and gold finishes also started to make an appearance. Modular designs and various touch-down areas encouraged mobile and flexible work styles. Work stations and collaboration areas were heavily personalized with paper management, accessories, and various lighting options; all highlighting the industry’s shifting focus to ancillary options.

Here are a few examples of how vendors incorporated industry trends in their showrooms.

Kimball
Kimball incorporated a little bit of everything in their North Wells Street showroom. They showed off resimercial furniture with their Boyd and Bloom Lounge lines, desktop ancillary options, and integrated technology throughout many of their seating, desk and table options. We tried out the Pairings Lounge chairs with tech arms and found they offered just the right amount of privacy and convenient integrated technology in case our cell phones needed a quick boost.  The living wall within the hospitality area quite literally offered a breath of fresh air.

CDI at Kimball Office Chicago Showroom: Living Wall; Villa, Dock, Pep, & Custom Bars; Pairings & Dwell

Allermuir
A bright palette of colors and clean geometric shapes welcomed us into the Allermuir showroom. Show attendees were perched on every inch of the Paver Sofa System, demonstrating its use as a flexible and collaborative work space. The newly introduced Tarry lounge chair offered a sense of privacy and relaxation in an otherwise boisterous showroom. Multiple industry trends could be witnessed throughout the space, including modular soft seating, black furniture frames, and various touch down areas that welcomed a variety of work styles.

CDI at Allermuir Chicago Showroom: Paver Sofa System, Famiglia Chair, Mozaik Tables

JSI Furniture
The JSI showroom brought the feeling of home into the work environment, offering a contemporary, free-standing lounge collection with residential styling aesthetics. We felt inclined to sit back and relax in the new Indie lounge pieces and rest our tired feet on one of the many colorful, plush poufs that were scattered throughout the space. JSI showcased the industry’s focus on ancillary option with a display of hanging magazine pouches, lighting options, mobile purse hooks and flush, mounted marker boards. Freestanding privacy panels depicted a sense of seclusion, creating a “space within a space.”

CDI at JSI Furniture Chicago Showroom: Indie Lounge. Moto Lounge, and Accessories

Mayline – Safco
Bold orange chairs and accessories lined the Mayline-Safco showroom. A mix of traditional worksurfaces and innovative pieces were illustrated to encourage movement and collaboration. The newly unveiled Atmosphere Collection, which includes modular seating, benches and individual chairs, faciliates engagement and the freedom to flow seamlessly from meeting to relaxation. With a robust Active Collection and a wide variety of furniture options, Mayline-Safco has everything needed to make a smooth and stylish transition between spaces and postures throughout the day.

CDI at Mayline-Safco Chicago Showroom: Zenergy Swivel, Anywhere Table & Swivel Keg

Global
Pops of vibrant orange and yellow invigorated our senses in the Global showroom, where space utilization and flexibility was the goal. The newly introduced Global Duet stacking table offers the optimal flexibility in a learning or training environment, speaking to both the education and corporate markets. Paired with the Popcorn chair in the showroom, the tables are lightweight, easily stacked and can be specified to gang together. A pair of bold, yellow Vitrola chairs with matching accent pillows followed the resimerical trend with its classic, finely tailored design. The River Personal Harbor, a new addition to the River series, has the ability to integrate power and provide a feeling of privacy, giving users the option of mobility throughout their workday.

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New Product Review

Kimball

Kimball New Product Review by CDI: Nash Stool, Lusso Chair, Narrate/Theo Lounge Chair(clockwise from top left) Nash Stool, Lusso Chair, Narrate/Theo Lounge Chair

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Allermuir

Allermuir New Product Review by CDI: Famiglia Soft Seating, Tarry Lounge Chair, Mote Credenza, Jinx Soft Seating(clockwise from top) Famiglia Soft Seating, Tarry Lounge Chair, Mote Credenza, Jinx Soft Seating

JSI

JSI New Product Review by CDI: Indie Lounge Collection (tables, pillows, seating, poufs) and Bourne Stools(clockwise from top left) Indie Lounge Collection: Lamp Table, Single Seat Leg Lounge/Accent Pillows/Triangle Table, Round Pouf, Low Lounge/Two Seat Leg Lounge/Triangle Pouf/Bourne Stools

Stylex

Stylex New Product Review by CDI: Ridge Guest Chair, NYC Standard Lounge, Verve Chair, Ridge Lounge Chair(clockwise from top left) Ridge Guest Chair, NYC Standard Lounge, Verve Chair, Ridge Lounge Chair

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New Product Collage(clockwise from top right) River Personal Harbor Lounge Seating, Spritz Task Seating and Zook Table, Vitrola Lounge Seating

About CDI
CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

CDI Project Profile | Traction Factory

Growth necessitated the move for Traction Factory, LLC to the newly-renovated 1920’s era building in Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point District, with the innovative space expected to provide forward-fueling creative momentum.  A rich, dark palette of natural materials serve as the foundation to this dynamic space. Reclaimed wood desks with custom-iron bases were made by local craftsmen. CDI complimented the raw finishes with multiple seating selections perfectly suited for each area, styles that reflect unique and modern craftsmanship, with ergonomic function offering personal adjustments for various work styles.

Distressed leather club chairs provide unexpected comfort, without abandoning the building’s working roots, offering a comfortable spot for informal meetings or to catch up on emails. Industrial-style stools scatter throughout the public areas for quick touch downs or perching for a quick coffee break. Brightly accented cushion-top pedestal files provide purpose, while also adding both a burst of energy and creative stamp on the impressive headquarters.

Experience the CDI Difference!

Looking to work with us? Come and visit our showroom to experience the depth of what CDI has to offer. Learn first-hand how we combine aesthetics, innovation, creativity, functionality, versatility and nature into the space that perfectly suits your needs and helps your employees create their best work.

For more examples of our project work, visit our website and take a look.

About the Designer

Kelly Hamilton, is an Interior Designer and has been with Corporate Design Interiors, LLC for over six years, servicing commercial clients both locally and on a national level. Kelly consistently provides unique, well designed solutions by listening to each client’s needs, understanding their culture and offering aesthetics that echo their brand.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

For more information: www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Contact Us

Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010

Sycamore Healthcare

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Healthcare furniture designed to make patients and visitors more comfortable. 
There’s one thing both patients and visitors of medical facilities agree on: No matter how short their stay, the wrong furniture can make it feel like an eternity. The Sycamore furniture line, from Kimball Health, is about to change all that. With unique ergonomic features and special spring seating in its lounge, loveseat, and sofa, Sycamore is a great choice for extended periods of sitting.

Its wall-saver design, small footprint, and choice of lounge, guest, tandem, and multiple seating configurations make it the perfect solution for both public spaces & high density waiting areas.

Patient, motion patient, bariatric, and hip chair options offer ideal seating for patients and allow designers the ability to carry the same aesthetic throughout the facility.

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Choose the Sycamore Metal version to combine all the comfort of Sycamore with the durability of a metal frame. Plus, all Sycamore models come with a variety of standard features and options to help customize the right chair for every application. With a multitude of finish selections and arm cap options, this collection can be designed to work within any healthcare environment.

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By utilizing Sycamore seating in the waiting and inpatient rooms, healthcare facilities can rest assured that their patients and visitors will be comfortable no matter how long the wait.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
dana-7-square-bwDana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive
dmarble@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.875.0722

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Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010
www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Giving Employees Healthier Options with Xsede Height Adjust

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Giving employees a healthier option for their workspace.
Today’s employers are doing more to support employee wellbeing.  Architects and designers are designing for workplace wellbeing. And now with Kimball Office’s new Xsede height adjust desks; an employee’s work surface can support it as well.
With the touch of a button, Xsede height-adjustable benches and tables allow employees to seamlessly shift between sitting and standing. Freeing them from the negative health effects of staying in the same position for their entire workday.

Xsede is designed to work anywhere in any space. It can be used as a freestanding table in a private office. As a benching arrangement that can support employees working together — even if the work surface heights they enjoy are completely different. You can even add privacy panels to Xsede for workers who need their own space.


With a power/data beam stretching from end to end Xsede not only keeps phones, computers, and other devices powered throughout the day, it keeps cords neatly organized and out of sight. Which means, with Xsede you can satisfy employees who want a healthier workspace and those who want one that’s less cluttered.

   

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales
maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

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Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
P  262.521.1010
www.corporatedesigninteriors.com

Downsizing the Cubicle

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The open office has been around since the early part of the 20th century with desks being arranged in rows,  after the introduction of the original panel system in the 1960’s, the modern day cubicle has defined today’s office. It’s been the subject of many studies and punch lines. Now in the 21st century, we’re in a time where real estate prices are rising, computers are shrinking and a new generation is coming into the workforce.

Forbes is predicting that by 2020 the average amount of space per employee will drop to 150 square feet while other researchers are predicting it will drop even lower to 100 square feet per employee.

According to Core Net Global, a commercial real estate association, the average square footage per employee in 2012 was 176, down from 225 square feet in 2010.  Are companies investing in less real estate or using their real estate differently?

It’s a little of both, companies are giving their employees less personal space, and adding collaborative space to their offices. Companies are doing away with private offices and reducing the number of high-paneled, fully-surrounded workstations and opting for more open plan or benching systems that puts only a few feet between employees. This is a very intimate and informal way of working but for the younger generation entering the workplace; it’s something many of them don’t mind and are quick to embrace.

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Why the migration to more open and collaborative spaces?  It’s not just because the cost of real estate is rising or because collaboration is the new buzz word. Cubicles, more currently referred to in the furniture industry as “workstations”, no longer need to be 8×10 or 5×5 and for one very simple reason: technology. Technological advancements have improved items like monitors that no longer take up half a desk top, the rolodex has been replaced by a cell phone and no one needs to store hard disks, floppy disks or reams of paper files at their desk.  By eliminating the excess space no longer necessary for storage, it opens up space needed for an individual.

Technology has also provided greater mobility.  Research points to sitting all day as bad for health (and overall productivity).  Movement is a healthy component of the workday, and offices are being designed around flexible movement needs.   Open offices provide employees with more movement than ever before because there are more places to work.  Untethering an employee from their  desk and chair is an ever-growing priority.  If there are too many distractions,  individual refuge spaces where someone can go, close a door and not be distracted by the open office provide a key option.  CDI’s Cloud Room, shown below, provides a fully enclosed room featuring a height-adjustable Humanscale Float Table that allows the end user to sit or stand to get their heads down focus work completed.

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Companies have realized that shrinking the workstation allows for other opportunities such as more conference rooms, collaboration areas and community spaces.

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Conference rooms provide the formality of a private office but the team oriented environment that the new workplace is going toward. Oft-loaded with the latest technology, a conference room like the one pictured above featuring Kimball Office Dock® Meeting Table and Kimball Office Stow™ Presentation Wall allows everyone to plug in, share ideas, connect with other cities while providing needed privacy as well not disrupting the rest of the office.

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Collaboration areas include everything from tables between rows of desks that enable workers to pull up their own chair to the table to have a quick impromptu meeting to more permanent pieces like the Mio™ from National  or the  Dock® Work Table from Kimball. An added benefit of collaboration areas is that their ability to double as a second work space for employees and provide flexibility to support mobility.

Lastly, community spaces are important and quite different from the other spaces mentioned. Community spaces are areas like CDI’s work café, where employees can work, eat, relax or gather.

This community space is an informal environment within the office that levels the hierarchy much like the rest of the open office does.  It features a varied array of furniture layouts ranging from a large kitchen island with stools to comfortable lounge seating around the fireplace to banquette seating equipped with tabletop power and data access throughout.

The extreme of tearing down all walls in an office and no one having an assigned area is exactly that, while it works for some companies it’s by no means a one-size fits all solution.  What is important is to design an office that can evolve with company growth,  evolving generational workforces  and technology. Any workspace consideration needs to account for the current structure of the company and how it can be enhanced. Key considerations must include:

  • How can a space be more functional
  • How can square footage be best-utilized in an effort to create a productive office space
  • How can space be used to help employees feel more comfortable in the office

A workspace overhaul  or new build out is an exciting process with countless considerations. Corporate Design Interiors has the experts on-hand ready to understand a client’s business, their workflow needs and how best to design a workspace that enhances productivity in an effort that inspires creativity, collaboration as well as admiration and appreciation from both employees and customers alike.

Written by Eileen McGee – Contributor

For additional information on the product or applications noted above, or to schedule a consultation to discuss a new project, contact:

Michele-Aubry-LinkedinMichele Aubry, Director of Sales

maubry@corporatedesigninteriors.com | 262.278.8916

IIDA-WI 2014 On Par Golf Outing

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It was a fun day on the golf course last week as Corporate Design Interiors sponsored the putting green for IIDA’s WI Chapter  2014 On Par Golf Outing at Fairways of Woodside in Sussex.  This year’s theme was plaid and CDI went all out to showcase their plaid with beautiful Kimball Office furniture.  To convey the workplace concept YOUR WORK YOUR WAY, golfers were allowed to choose from various furniture groupings and take a quick break to play a concentration game.  With headphones (and concentration music) available, the clock was set to two minutes, and they were asked to find the twelve items that differed between the two workplace photos.  To echo the workplace concept, golfers were challenged with the YOUR PUTT YOUR WAY game,  where an assortment of unlikely items were provided to putt with.

Check out the award winning putt by Aaron White.

 

 

 

STRUT 2013 – The Workplace on the Runway

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CDI Wins “Most Wearable” Award at STRUT 2013

Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) had the pleasure of participating in this year’s STRUT runway show sponsored by IIDA of WI.  Design teams from throughout Wisconsin are paired with manufacturer’s representatives from the interior design and architecture field to collaborate in creating unique, product-inspired couture. The annual STRUT event showcases fashion designs on the runway to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of WI.

Teams were asked to develop concepts and create outfits inspired by this year’s theme, Wisconsin Music, and this year’s event color, Pantone’s 2013 forecasted Emerald Green.

CDI’s design team of Amy McGuine, Kelly Hamilton (team model), Heather Nemoir and Peter Topetzes collaborated with Janice Schroedel of Kimball Office to create a dynamic couture gown inspired by the Wisconsin band Garbage and crafted of all furniture materials (panel/seating textiles, wood veneer, metal panel tiles and drawer pulls).  CDI and 18 other design teams helped raise $15,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of WI.

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“It was a fun day from start to finish with everyone feeding off of the creative energy in the air” says Heather Nemoir, Partner and Director of Design at Corporate Design Interiors.  Beyond the designers creating the garments, there were professional stylists back stage as well.  Hair and make-up were provided by VICI Capilli Salons & Spa.  Professional photos featured above were provided courtesy of Scott Detweiler Photography.

When asked if they would participate again next year, the CDI team answered with a resounding “absolutely”.  For more information on the event, visit the STRUT 2013 Facebook page.  Watch how Kelly, CDI’s model, rocks the runway effortlessly during dress rehearsal. It’s no wonder the dress was awarded “most wearable” when she makes it seem so easy to wear a metal lid on your head and a collared top made of leather and cables.  Click on icon to view.

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