Accent Pillows | Complimentary Comfort for Maximum Workplace Well-Being

Workplace design doesn’t have to be boring. And as we’ve discussed on the blog, the design elements we choose to incorporate certainly do matter. Now more than ever, the lines between work and home are blurring and employees crave environments that provide comfort and foster well-being. Small as they may be, pillows are the quickest and…

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Artwork in the Workplace | Curating a Beautiful and Beneficial Space

The impact of artwork in the workplace is often underestimated. Vibrant splashes of color in a painting can alter the mood of a collaboration area. A series of framed photographs can provide a talking point in an otherwise bland private office. The benefits of art, however, go far beyond aesthetics. Research studies conducted throughout the…

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Corporate Coworking | Transforming Traditional Workplace Design

Coworking spaces have taken the modern business environment by storm. But if you picture “coworking” as a bunch of tech-startup millennials huddled around a local Starbucks table, think again. What was once considered a fad for freelancers and startups has quickly matured into one of the fastest-growing global workplace movements. Equipped with the latest technology,…

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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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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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Workplace Plants | A Breath of Fresh Air

Plants are making a comeback! That’s right… not only are plants becoming a staple in our homes, they have also crept their way into the office. As we discussed in our blog post on biophilic design, scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in the workplace, where we spend a majority of…

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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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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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Humanscale® QuickStand® Eco | Effortless Ergonomic Solutions for the Workplace

By now we are all familiar with the importance of healthy ergonomic design in the workplace. Previous blog posts have highlighted the consequences of sedentary work and the negative role it plays in individual and organizational productivity, as well as employee health and wellness. As a pioneer in office ergonomics, Humanscale® crafts high-performance tools that allow workstations to…

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