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Posted 22 July 2015 / Less than a minute read time

We Are Dazzled by ‘Jewel’

One of the newest additions to National Office Furniture’s seating line is ‘Jewel’. This chair is the new go-to at National and we can see it becoming one of the most popular. Available in normal seated height or stool height, this chair can be utilized in multiple applications. ‘Jewel’ is constructed of a wooden shell…

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Posted 19 June 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Let Your Imagination BLOOM

Does your office need a new, stylish lounge area to encourage employee collaboration? If so, check out Kimball Office’s new line of Bloom chairs and tables! The Bloom table line comes in a variety of shapes, heights,and materials. These tables are perfect for creating a lounge-like collaboration space in your office by providing sleek coffee…

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  • Flooring Design

Posted 28 April 2015 / Less than a minute read time

Flooring Design

Too often, flooring is the last material selected for a space. Flooring can easily be ignored or overlooked. This is especially true when it comes to corporate projects. Flooring is an important element to any room design. It can be the neutralizer that ties everything together, or it can be the star player that makes…

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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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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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