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Posted 8 March 2019 / 1 minute read time

Collaboration Supported by Pairings Nook

Kimball has just introduced their newest addition to the Pairings line: Pairings Nook. The Pairings Nook offers unique applications to divide space while supporting collaboration. Whether it is providing privacy or a space for casual conversation, the Pairings Nook includes worksurface extensions off the Nook, storage, markerboards and monitors for a complete interactive solution. Also…

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Posted 16 January 2019 / 2 minutes read time

Workplace Trends for 2019

While some of the trends that experts are predicting for 2019 are a continuation of what some workplaces were already doing in 2018, there are still a number of new workplace trends. Some that might even raise a few eyebrows. Here’s a quick preview of the trends that experts believe will be popular for workplace…

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Posted 5 December 2018 / 1 minute read time

Coming Soon- “Experience Economy”

For years now, brick and mortar retailers have been losing customers to online shopping. All you have to do is drive down a main street or past a mall and see all those vacant storefronts to realize the affect online shopping has had on them. But the battle isn’t over yet. Today’s retail locations are…

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Posted 10 October 2018 / 1 minute read time

Wellness in the Workplace

A greater number of errors, inadequate care, and high turnover rates are driving healthcare workplaces to evaluate the well-being of their doctors, nurses, and administration staff. Much like their corporate counterparts, healthcare facilities are introducing their own versions of on-site services, recreation, and design elements to build a true sense of belonging and esteem. An…

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Posted 21 August 2018 / 1 minute read time

Respitality: Fad or Forever?

ONE THIRD OF ALL PROJECTS ARE NOW INCORPORATING A MORE CASUAL FEEL   Today’s evolving spaces are blending the comforts of home into the workplace. This movement is revolutionizing how work spaces are being designed and how they are being used. Through Respitality℠ design, we offer solutions that have evolved from the fundamental elements of…

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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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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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