• Open Plan or Cubicle?

    June 22, 2018.

    Open office layouts are all the rage these days. They foster communication between workgroups and departments while imbuing the workplace with an air of openness. Nevertheless, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to workplace planning. Here are things to consider when deciding on a workplace plan for your place of business. Read More...

  • The Changing Office Space

    April 8, 2018.

    The office space has changed significantly over the last 15 years. Modern office spaces have changed from private offices to cubicles to open flow plans replete with collaborative spaces. The trend towards open flow plans began with startup tech companies. Many of these start-ups lacked the money to construct offices or buy expensive furniture, so they refrained from building cubicles and furnished their offices sparingly. In the long run, it proved to be cost effective to have an open flow plan compared to a traditional office. Read More...

  • How to Create a Productive Workspace on a Limited Budget?

    March 6, 2018.

    Every company would like to have Google’s budget to create their dream workspace. Most companies don't have that war chest, though, and are forced to work instead within the constraints of a tight a budget. Even if you don't have a ton of money to spend, you can still put together a workplace that promotes creativity and improves company productivity. It comes down to understanding the purpose of your workspace and how that relates to the corporate culture you're trying to cultivate. Read More...

  • Office Workplace Trends for Productivity

    October 25, 2017.

    Designing the office space to become welcoming, comfortable and engaging is a rising trend within businesses. A creative workplace design increases employee productivity and workplace engagement. It is, therefore, time for you to get rid of those tiny dimly lit back offices that leave your workers itching for more space and natural daylight. Read More...

  • On the Value of Workplace Isolation

    January 18, 2016.

    We live in “busy” times. People are “busy.” Busy-ness has become the default state of today’s aspirational class and a prerequisite for future success. It is the downpayment we make on an imagined future filled with wealth, comfort and well-earned relaxation. Read More...

  • 5 Office Furniture Trends We'll See in 2016

    December 19, 2015.

    Last July, NeoCon – North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors – showcased current and predicted office furniture trends for 2016. We've summarized some of the key findings and combined them with data from our own showroom to come up with our predictions for what office furniture trends will hold sway in 2016:

  • The Benefits of an Adjustable Height Desk

    November 10, 2015.

    Over the past few years, a number of studies have been done on the health effects of sitting versus standing. The evidence clearly suggests that sitting for upwards of eight hours a day – the norm for many office jobs – puts incredible strain on the body and leads to numerous adverse health effects. To combat the ills of excessive sitting, many office workers and have turned to standing desks.

  • A Review of Popular Office Design Styles

    October 5, 2015.

    Over the last few years, office design has undergone a fairly radical shift. More and more organizations have embraced contemporary styles with a focus on workplace ergonomics and productivity enhancements in addition to aesthetics. Here are some of today's most popular office design styles:

  • Beyond Office Furniture PART II: The Implications of Color

    August 30, 2015.

    The colors that you choose for your office have a distinct effect on how people feel and how well they work. While there is always some individual variation, your employees -- and you as well -- will likely respond to colors in certain ways, and it's essential that you use colors that will help your employees reach their work goals. It's tempting to go for the latest fad, but research shows that using specific ranges of shades will win out over using the latest fashionable palette.


  • Beyond Office Furniture PART I: The Do's & Don'ts of Office Lighting

    July 24, 2015.

    In the rush to find the perfect office furniture and accessories, lighting is often overlooked. Yet poor lighting choices can make it difficult to work while having a negative impact on workplace mood and performance. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind when selecting office lighting:

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