Friday, June 21, 2013

An Office System That Turns Every Desk Into A Conference Room

Another great article on Public Office Landscape for Herman Miller. Read it at fastcodesign.com


Public Office Landscape by Fuseproject for Herman Miller

Yves Behar's San Francisco studio Fuseproject launches an office furniture system for American design brand Herman Miller at the Neocon trade fair in Chicago.

Called Public Office Landscape, the modular design by Fuseproject for Herman Miller aims to encourage spontaneous conversations and continuous collaboration between employees.

Rather than design desks for individuals interspersed with pockets of collaborative meeting areas, Behar wanted to spread collaboration evenly throughout the office.

Read the entire article at: Dezeen.com

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

bfi Introduces New Website



ELIZABETH, NJ (June 2013): BFI (Business Furniture, Inc.) proudly announces the launch of its newly redesigned, customer-focused website. The new site integrates the detailed product information and services customers depend upon into an easy to use design, that puts BFI's resources right at the web-users' fingertips.

The site (www.bfionline.com) provides more ways for potential customers to identify products for their specific functions, applications, and industries, while providing a comprehensive product search function for those more familiar with Herman Miller and other popular lines of office furniture.

Making for a better customer experience.

One of the major features of the newly designed website is its mobile-optimized website which provides visitors with a user friendly experience on all mobile devices and platforms (iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry). Keeping the needs of mobile users in mind, the layouts are designed for smaller screens allowing BFI to lower the risk of losing mobile website traffic by catering to the tech-savvy customer who expects instant information access.

The mobile friendly design is easy to read and seamlessly navigate on mobile devices. The responsive designs have been developed with the latest HTML5 coding, allowing the site to be viewed in both portrait or landscape mode. Content is minimized to allow for quicker loading times and mobile detection technology will show the appropriate mobile or desktop version.

For over 65 years, BFI, has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management. With offices in Elizabeth NJ, Parsippany NJ and New York City, BFI is a nationwide resource managing product and service solutions, procurement, delivery and installation, furniture asset inventories and reconfiguration services and 24/7 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers, bfi employs over 75 professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, medical, educational, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Desk Exercises to Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries


A healthy work environment starts with intelligent planning. This includes appropriate seating & desk solutions, ergonomical design, and creating a workplace that nurtures creativity. Intelligent Interiors can help with that. Additionally, there are many other things you can do to stay healthy at your desk. In this blog post, we decided to feature a post from the Lifehacker website that describes some desk exercises you can do to minimize repetitive stress injuries.

Simple exercises make a big difference (From Lifehacker.com)

Exercises such as neck and wrist rolls, take little effort but can help you avoid repetitive stress injuries. Leg and foot raises will help those parts from turning to jello after hours stuck in a chair. We found that simply tapping your feet can burn up to 350 calories in a work day, so chances are you can make a lot more progress with leg and foot raises. You may want to look into sitting on a ball, too. You won’t get a full workout at your desk or anything, but these little exercises will help you stay more active as the day goes by. Besides, you can always get in a 20-minute workout on your way home.

Here’s a neat little chart that illustrates some exercises you can do!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

What is Herman Miller Showing at NeoCon 2013?

Take a sneak peek at all the new products Herman Miller will be introducing at this year's NeoCon which begins June 10th.

NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars, association forums and top-notch keynote speakers. Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors.