Monday, June 30, 2014

AllSeating: NeoCon 2014 Showroom Tour

Chris Binnedyk of AllSeating talks to Interior Design president Mark Strauss about emerging out of the commercial office into healthcare and higher education. Video produced and edited by Yokai Films. Video sponsored by AllSeating.

Simple and Fun Exercises You Can Do at Work


12 Exercises you can do at work during the workday. These moves were recommended by experts whose jobs involve studying motion, preventing obesity and generally getting people off their duffs. (Some look less ridiculous than others)

Read Article

Source: The Washington Post

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you in an unhealthy office relationship?


If you spend more waking hours in your office than with your significant other, you and your workspace had better be a good match. Studies have shown that office buildings aren't benign containers but active contributors to good — or poor — health, mood and productivity.

Read Article

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eames Molded Plastic Shell Chair – New Colors Coming Soon!



The Collection is pleased to announce 8 brand new color additions to the Eames Molded Plastic Shell Chair family, and we will also be bringing back Java! The palette integrates softer, more neutral colors to our existing offer.

In 2004, Herman Miller reintroduced the Molded Plastic Chair in polypropylene. In addition to being 100 percent recyclable, the polypropylene shell chair’s subtle matte texture offers a soft tactility as well as notable durability.

Starting July 7, 2014 all 9 colors will be available to order.

New Color Additions
  • Blue Ice
  • Blush
  • Charcoal
  • Kelly Green
  • Pale Yellow
  • Peacock Blue
  • Stone
  • Alpine

Standard Colors Available

  • Aqua Sky
  • Black
  • Java*
  • Red Orange
  • Sparrow
  • White

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Best of NeoCon Competition

The Openest Collection - Haworth. Winner of Best of Competition
Update: July 7, 2014. Here is a video with photos of the winners of Best of NeoCon 2014.

The winners of the 2014 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced Monday, June 9, at an awards breakfast hosted by Contract.


BEST OF COMPETITION
Haworth: The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola
Designer: Patricia Urquiola

ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS
Silver: 3form: Pattern+
Gold: Joel Berman Glass Studios: Plank

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS
Silver: Haworth: Trivati
Silver: Atlantic Inc:. Snowsound Acoustic Panels
Gold: molo: softwall + softblock modular system

CARPET FIBER 
Gold: Aquafil: ECONYL

CARPET: BROADLOOM
Silver: Milliken: Dissemblage Collection

CARPET: MODULAR 
Silver: Shaw Contract Group: Design Journey: Novice & Master
Gold: Patcraft: Mixed Materials

CASE GOODS
Silver: Teknion: Journal
Gold:   Haworth: Suite

COLLABORATIVE COLLECTIONS
Innovation: Clarus Glassboards: go!
Silver: Nucraft: Tesano
Gold: Haworth: The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola

CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE
Silver: TUOHY Furniture Corporation: Karo Collection
Gold: Nucraft: Kai

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS
Silver: PalmerHamilton: Hive
Gold: PalmerHamilton: GO JUICE

FILES & MOBILE STORAGE SYSTEMS
Silver: JRB Studio: Straddle Ped
Gold: Inscape: Territory

FLOORING: HARD SURFACE
Silver:USF Contract: Stratum XL
Gold:Tandus: Centiva Substrate

FURNITURE SYSTEMS
Silver: HALCON: LEX
Gold: KI: Trellis

FURNITURE SYSTEMS: ENHANCEMENTS
Silver: Davies Office: Hi-Lo
Gold: Inscape: Interval+

FURNITURE: BENCHING
Silver: Knoll: Antenna Telescope
Gold: Inscape: Inscape Bench

HEALTHCARE FABRICS & TEXTILES
Innovation: CF Stinson: EnVi Nature Based Non-Wovens
Silver:  Pallas Textiles: Valetudo Collection
Gold:  KnollTextiles: Spirit Collection

HEALTHCARE FLOORING
Innovation: Tandus Centiva: Mixed Message Collection
Silver: Tandus Centiva: Tapis Collection
Gold: Shaw Contract Group: Collective Time

HEALTHCARE FURNITURE 
Silver: Okamura: Divo

HEALTHCARE: GUEST/LOUNGE SEATING
Silver: Nemschoff / Herman Miller Healthcare: Palisade Collection

HEALTHCARE: PATIENT SEATING
Silver: Krug Inc.: Jordan Active Patient Recliner

LIGHTING: DECORATIVE
Silver: Seeyond Architectural Solutions: Seeyond Dynamic Color Mix Lighting
Gold: 3M Architectural Markets: VESSEL by 3M + Todd Bracher

LIGHTING: TASK/DESKTOP
Gold: ESI Ergonomic Solutions: Lustre

LOUNGE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS
Silver: Safco Products: Kalyde
Gold: HBF: The Triscape Collection by Todd Bracher

OFFICE ACCESSORIES
Silver: Steelcase: SOTO II Worktools
Gold: Inscape: Veil

SEATING: BENCHES
Gold: Davis Furniture: Modo

SEATING: CONFERENCE 
Silver: Wilkhahn Inc.: Graph
Gold: Andreu World: Flex Corporate

SEATING: ERGONOMIC DESK/TASK
Innovation: BioFit Engineered Products: MVMT
Silver: Allsteel: Mimeo Gold: Knoll Remix Work Chair

SEATING: GUEST
Silver: Coalesse:
Gold: Knoll: The Washington Collection for Knoll

SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE
Silver: Bernhardt Design: Mitt
Gold: Andreu World: RAGLAN

SEATING: STACKING 
Silver: Andreu World: Unos Chair
Gold: Diemmebi: laKendo

SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING
Silver: Seeyond Architectural Solutions: Seeyond Branded Facing Series
Gold: Takeform: Moxie Graphic Panels

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES
Silver: Allsteel:  Beyond Designer for Revit
Gold: ofcdesk:  ofcdesk IDC

SURFACING MATERIALS/FINISHES
Silver: 3form: Varia Ecoresin Full Circle
Gold: 3M Architectural Markets: 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

TABLES: OCCASIONAL
Silver: Davis Furniture: Match
Gold: HBF: Triscape Occasional Table

TABLES: TRAINING & WORK 
Silver: Peter Pepper Products, Inc.: GoTo Worktables
Gold: BOLD Furniture: BOLD One Collection

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Silver: Innovative Office Products: Tablik
Gold: ESI Ergonomic Solutions: EDGE-Evolve

TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Innovation: Presentia: PresenTable SemiPresence
Silver: OFS Brands: Eleven Sound Driver Gold: Stir Stir Kinetic Desk

TEXTILES: UPHOLSTERY
Innovation: Camira Fabrics: The Nettle Collection
Silver: KnollTextiles: Archival Collection
Gold: HBF Textiles:  Elodie Blanchard Collection

WALL TREATMENTS
Silver: Concertex: NappaCraft
Silver: Skyline Design:  Alexander Girard Collection

WALLS: MOVABLE
Silver: Inscape: Aria

WINDOW TREATMENTS
Silver: MechoSystems:  ShadeLoc
Gold: Carnegie:  Alphacoustic, Betacoustic, Gammacoustic

WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES
Silver: LogiSon Acoustic Network: LogiSon TARGET
Gold: FreeAxez LLC:  FreeAxez Power

EDITORS' CHOICE
Steelcase:   Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase
Designtex:  Designtex + Wallace Sewell
Mohawk Group:  Breaking Form Collection
BuzziSpace: BuzziPicNic
Arper:  ZINTA
Gunlocke:  Savor

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Moving Right Along... Is Good For You


People who sit all day are at as high a risk of back injury as those who stand all day. The key to good ergonomic health is a mix of the two. In an ideal world, you'd work standing up or moving around at least five minutes an hour.
"You can have a great chair, but we don't promote sitting all day," says Wayne Baxter of Herman Miller. "And you can have a great sit-to-stand desk, but we don't promote standing all day. It's the mixture of all the postures that makes the body happy." Watch the video above to learn more about how to move better and feel better.
See how bfi can help keep your body healthy at your job.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The World's Five Most Impressive Offices


Long gone are the days of cubicles, watercoolers, and bland boardrooms. Now companies rely on big screens TVs, pool tables, and massage rooms to help boost productivity. Bloomberg Ranx honors some of the world's most impressive offices. (Source: Bloomberg)