• hybrid workplaces biophilic design blog article

    Humoring Hybrid: 4 Ways to Design for Hybrid Workplaces

    Adjusting our societal needs to reflect the post-pandemic workscape has caused a staggering paradigm shift for employers and employees. With phenomena like the Great Resignation and the Great Rethink, companies & workers are reassessing what they want out of the labor experience. The emergence of COVID-19 has caused employees to dig deeper into existential questions …

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    Best Practices for Buying Commercial Furniture

    Commercial furniture is somewhat complicated to specify for first-timers. Buyers can end up fatigued by the purchasing process, due to limitless customizations. This fatigue can sometimes lead to logistical errors or shortsighted decisions. We’re here to help with the basics & best practices for buying commercial furniture. Here are some tips & tricks for making …

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  • ROI on furniture blog image paradeco coffee shop

    Defining ROI on Commercial Furniture

    Calculating your return on investment for commercial furniture can seem a bit abstract at first. Return on investment is usually a quantifiable number that’s derived from the profitability of a purchase, but furniture doesn’t come with performance tracking metrics. Or does it? We like to envision ROI on furniture with a three-pronged approach: We assess …

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  • diamond tufted banquette in restaurant blog image

    So You Want to Specify a Booth or Banquette..

    Booths and banquettes are sort of like fraternal twins; they look pretty similar at first glance but if you get them confused, somebody will be upset. Booths and banquettes have the same components — however, the way they are configured is very different. While booths and banquettes each have a base, seat, back, toe kick …

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    Antimicrobial Fabrics & Surfaces: The Post-Pandemic Design Solution

    While we continue to wash our hands, stay at our homes and abide by social distancing recommendations; there’s still the elephant in the room — how will we, as a global community, prevent something of this magnitude from happening again? It’s our social responsibility, as a brand, to create solutions within our industry to prevent …

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    Reinventing the Cubicle: Office Pods & Their Advantages

    Conventional cubicles have experienced a slow death over the decades. Their own creator, Robert Propst, even despised them. His intention was to create customizable spaces where workers could experience privacy and reduced distractions. The actuality of the cubicle was far from this ideal. What was intended to liberate employees, instead confined them and stopped the …

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  • Hospitality Furniture Trends for 2020

    The problem to solve in 2020 is, ‘How do I turn my restaurant into a destination, not just a source of food?’. Creating an environment that is overtly Instagrammable is becoming a must. Restaurants are buying into pop culture trends and expanding their social media presence to capture the buying power of younger generations. However, …

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  • 5 Ways Activity-Based Workplace Design Impacts Contract Furniture

    70% of participants in a study say an activity-based workplace design environment increases their productivity, and two-thirds feel their work is more stimulating (Kinnarps). Over 60% in a survey say they have more energy in an activity-based working environment (Kinnarps). Almost 80% of employees say their productivity is influenced by whether or not they have [...] More
  • 4 Ways the Evolution of Office Space Inspired Contract Furniture

    Sometime in the 1990s, a community of tech bros called C-Base in Berlin, Germany set up shop in a collaborative environment. This community-run ‘hacker space’ soon caught on and by the end of the ’90s grew to other countries. In 2005, Brad Neuberg was working at a startup in San Francisco and grew tired of …

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