Monday, October 31, 2016

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much


Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.

Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face "many" instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.


SOURCE: NPR

Saturday, October 29, 2016

An Integral Feature? Art in the Workplace and its Effect on Staff


The importance of artwork in the workplace cannot be understated – a sentiment that is echoes by companies such as Interactive Space, a professional services company, which helps businesses relocate and reorganise their offices. Interactive Space has hosted entire seminars on this very topic. From sophisticated framed photographs with professional evocations to trendy and colourful murals that illustrate the fun side of a company, the range of artistic possibilities is endless and varied, yet the benefits are innumerable and similar.

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SOURCE: HOMEDESIGNFIND

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

bfi Furnishes New Campus Building

bfi recently furnished a new four story educational building at one of New Jersey's premier Universities. The project featured three lecture halls with curved stadium seating. Click the photo below to view a gallery of images.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Meet the new Aeron chair by Herman Miller


Herman Miller has remastered their iconic Aeron chair and has introduced the new Aeron chair.

When Aeron debuted in 1994 it was a chair unlike any the world had ever seen. It didn’t just change how people sat, but what they thought a chair could be. But a lot has changed since then, so it made sense that Aeron should change too.

While its iconic form has remained largely unchanged, the Aeron Chair has been remastered from the casters up to meet the needs of today’s work and workers. With the help of original co-designer, Don Chadwick, Herman Miller thoughtfully updated the chair based on the latest research around the science of sitting, and advancements in materials, manufacturing, and technology.
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