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Welcome to your home for discussion on the latest in office design trends, industry news and exciting technology on the horizon. We love what we do so much that we just can’t seem to stop talking about it.

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Posted 13 February 2020 / 2 minutes read time

Bringing Balance and Comfort to the Workplace

Balance provides a sense of comfort. This is why we feel the most comfortable when our lives are in balance. One way to start achieving that comfort is to strive for balance in the spaces we spend most of our time – our homes and workspaces. If we want more balance in our lives, let’s…

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Posted 21 January 2020 / 2 minutes read time

Walls Becoming More

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a wall is simply, “one of the sides of a room or building connecting floor and ceiling or foundation and roof.” But with teams and workloads continuing to grow, we’re being challenged to maximize every inch of our space. What if we start to think of the wall not…

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  • Education

Posted 12 November 2019 / 1 minute read time

Blurring the Boundaries of Formal Learning Spaces

On campuses around the world, learning spaces are becoming more like everyday spaces. Portable devices, constant access to Wi-Fi, and digital course information now allow for both focused work and group work to take place anywhere, so many spaces are shifting to serve multiple purposes. Students are looking for areas that support creativity and socialization,…

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  • Trends

Posted 17 September 2019 / 1 minute read time

Workplace Design | The Third Space

As future workplaces put a greater emphasis on virtual communication, workplace designers are being faced with a new challenge. How can we create physical spaces that still encourage face-to-face interaction and meet the innate need for human connection? In a recent article in WorkDesign Magazine, Melissa Spearman discusses how many now view the workplace as…

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Posted 8 August 2019 / 2 minutes read time

Kimball Health Center

Kimball Health partnered with CareATC to create a convenient, near-site health center providing access to all employees, spouses and dependent children ages two to 26. CareATC is a population health management company that empowers and inspires patients to be healthier, happier employees all while reducing their healthcare spend. Lisa Day, Benefits and Wellness Specialist for…

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Posted 9 July 2019 / 2 minutes read time

Neocon Design Trend: Sophisticozy Spaces

Now more than ever, the lines are blurring between work and home. A comfortable ambiance and healthy environment is expected. Evoking a forward-thinking approach to products and solutions was a design trend at Neocon. We are changing the nature of workplace activities by creating environments that provide comfort and foster well-being in a space that…

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Posted 27 June 2019 / 1 minute read time

Aromatherapy in the Workplace

As human beings, our five senses are critical to how we take in and perform in the world. In our homes, we use things to positively affect our moods, such as windows for natural light or a dim lamp to relax us at night, our favorite candle burning or music playing, and soft blankets or…

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Posted 21 May 2019 / 2 minutes read time

Bring Your Pet to Work [Every] Day

With increased work demands and longer commutes, the workplace is becoming a home away from home. Many companies are moving to employee-centered work atmospheres by providing new wellness initiatives and other amenities to help make employees feel comfortable and enjoy the environment they work in. But even with healthy food options and exercise classes, many…

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Posted 15 April 2019 / 3 minutes read time

The Sustainability Movement

As our population continues to grow and climate change becomes a more prominent issue, the need for sustainability has never been greater. No matter how big or small the action, any act helps in the collective goal to create healthy, safe and sustainable environments. This movement toward sustainability is creating new techniques and materials that…

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  • Kimball

Posted 25 March 2019 / 1 minute read time

Living Green Walls Bring Nature Inside the Workplace

The concept of bringing nature inside is circling back around as an important piece of workplace design. As cities grow larger and the push for healthier environments continues, elements of nature are being brought back into our workspaces and communities. One example of this is the living green wall. Also known as vertical gardens or…

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