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Posted 15 August 2018 / 1 minute read time

Can having the proper workspace be an advantage?

Can having the proper workspace actually give your business a competitive advantage? According to the Young Presidents Organization, the answer is, yes. In a recent study, their members agreed that creativity is essential to thrive in today’s shifting business environment. 90% of those who responded also believed that new technology and actual physical space are…

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Posted 9 August 2018 / 2 minutes read time

Creating Comfort and Well-Being in the Workplace

In Chicago this year, Kimball’s showroom featured what is important to us—quality products that inspire, spaces that improve well-being in the workplace, and a focus on people with the goal of comfort and happiness. Evoking a forward-thinking approach to products and spaces that allow individuals to interact and collaborate, we are providing environments that create…

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Posted 19 July 2018 / 2 minutes read time

Colors that make a statement in any work enviornment

Every year interior and paint color experts go through thousands of colors to select what they think will be the hottest colors for that year. This year, the choices range from bright and bold to the more subdued, but they still all have one thing in common — they’ll add a real statement to any…

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Posted 4 June 2018 / 3 minutes read time

Hot-Desking. Musical Chairs in the Office.

Just when you thought your open office plan put your company on the cutting edge of office design, along comes something called hot-desking. A wild new work environment experiment where employees don’t have an assigned workplace. Instead, every day as they walk into the office they can choose to sit and work wherever they want….

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  • Corporate

Posted 13 April 2018 / 1 minute read time

Tax Break Money Can Refresh Your Space

After overcoming the shock that your business really got a tax break, what do you do? You already gave employees bonuses or pay raises, and hired new people to fill all those positions you kept vacant due to a hiring freeze. You reinvested money back into your company for R&D or other programs and even…

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  • Lighting

Posted 19 March 2018 / Less than a minute read time

Can Natural Light Affect Productivity in the Office?

Believe it or not, windows play a big role in an employee’s satisfaction with a workspace. That’s because lighting doesn’t just affect how well we are able to see, it also affects our mood and behavior. But while it‘s true that natural light can result in happier workers, less absenteeism, reduced stress, and fewer illnesses,…

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Posted 12 March 2018 / 1 minute read time

The Client is Coming!

The client just called. He is in the neighborhood and thought he’d drop by to see how far you’ve gotten on his project. Nothing formal. Just a roll up your sleeves and kick around a few ideas meeting. You know, to help get the creative juices flowing. And you think, “great”. But not the “yahoo”…

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  • Trends

Posted 6 March 2018 / Less than a minute read time

The Maker Movement… What’s Next?

The way students learn has changed, the way professors teach has changed, so it only makes sense that the environments in which students and teachers engage in today, have also changed. Kip Ellis and Toni Loiacano of EYP discuss the effect of the maker movements new goals and the design of space to intrigue the…

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Posted 6 March 2018 / 1 minute read time

How the Needs of the Office Worker have Changed

You don’t have to travel that far back in time to see the dramatic change that has taken place in the work environment. Less than 40 years ago, the typical office space was an office, with the employees occupying inside offices and the outside offices with the window views were reserved for executives. There were…

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Posted 19 April 2016 / Less than a minute read time

Red Dot Winner: Quickstand Lite by Humanscale

QuickStand Lite™, a new sit/stand solution from ergonomic innovator Humanscale, was announced as a winner of the acclaimed Red Dot Design ‘Best of the Best’ Award for top quality and groundbreaking design in the Offices category. But this isn’t Humanscale’s first rodeo at winning the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Design Award. This marks…

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