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  • Kimball Office

Posted 10 April 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Kimball Office Headquarters Tour

Our four MBI Project Coordinators, Maggie, Michelle, Holly and Amber, took a day to visit the Kimball Office Headquarters in Jasper, Indiana recently.  They spent the day touring Kimball’s beautiful showroom, the furniture testing lab, and manufacturing warehouse. The Kimball showroom displays top-of-the-line furniture pieces for almost any office, such as private offices, collaboration spaces,…

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  • Design Solution

Posted 30 March 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Observation is the Key

Sometimes asking a client what kind of work environment would be best for their company is not always the most efficient. The client is most often going to answer with what they know is possible. But what if they are not aware of the limitless possibilities that office furniture has to offer? Observing employees in…

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  • Lighting

Posted 4 March 2015 / 1 minute read time

Think Necessity, Not Accessory

There are two main types of lighting in an office environment. There is ambient lighting (general lighting) and task lighting (direct, personal lighting). Both types are important in a space, but one has been unknowingly avoided. Personal task lighting has been commonly mistaken as a desk accessory, when really it is a tool that can…

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  • Uncategorized

Posted 23 February 2015 / Less than a minute read time

The Individual Matters

You spend more time working than you do sleeping, and more time at work than you do at home. With that being said, why wouldn’t you want to personalize your office to the needs of each individual? The University of Exeter in England found that employees who had control over the layout and design of their…

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Posted 10 February 2015 / Less than a minute read time

The Office is Here to Stay

There has been an ongoing discussion about whether or not the office will ever go away completely. Because of technology, you can pretty much work electronically from anywhere. We have cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc. that allow us to work on the go. These types of devices accomplish emails, pictures and videos, but an important…

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Posted 2 February 2015 / 1 minute read time

Strength Finder’s Workshop

Yesterday was a special day for our MBI team, as we took time to rediscover each of our natural talents, and to share those with the rest of the staff. The thinking behind “Strength Finders” isn’t to work on someone’s weaknesses, but to recognize each individual’s natural strengths and build upon those. First, each employee…

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Posted 16 January 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Calypso Blue

Robert Allen, the leader in fabrics and color innovation, has named Calypso Blue 2015’s color of the year. This is not to be confused with Pantone’s color of the year, which is normally a general hue that isn’t always relevant in all areas of design. Robert Allen wanted to choose a color of the year…

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Posted 6 January 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Take a Break

Throughout the work day, your brain can only handle so much information before it goes into cruise control. Some see taking a break as lazy and unproductive, when actually, it is a great thing you can do to increase your productivity. Giving your mind a chance to reboot will help you feel revitalized and prepared to begin…

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Posted 26 November 2014 / 1 minute read time

Trending: Less is More with Side Tables

Tables featuring thin tops and simple bases seem to be making a big splash in the market lately. In an array of colors, sizes, shapes and materials, there’s surely a table to compliment your space. Kimball’s Fluent series was designed by David Pesso, an Industrial Designer and Principal. Fluent projects a progressive image through contemporary design that’s…

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Posted 8 February 2014 / Less than a minute read time

Bringing Nature Indoors

The most desirable places to vacation usually include a beach, the mountains or someplace outdoors. If these places are where people desire to be, then why not bring these elements to the workplace? Biophilia is the newest office trend. Biophilia can be defined as, “an innate love for the natural world, supposed to be felt universally by humankind”…

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