Thursday, April 27, 2017

4 Tips for Working Comfortably at Your Desk

Photo Source: Herman Miller
It is important to feel comfortable at your office in order to increase your efficiency and protect your health. There are many small steps you can take to create a better work environment for yourself. You can start by implementing the below office ergonomics tips to improve your work day, care for yourself and decrease work related injuries.

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Source: Entrepreneur Magazine

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are Phone Booths Coming Back?

Photo credit: Framery
Anyone who has worked in an office can relate to the many distractions fellow colleagues can produce. From loud conversations to pungent wafts of lunch foods, coworkers are often real roadblocks to productivity (you might even be experiencing it at your desk right now). Indeed, a study from researchers at the University of Sydney found that office noise was cited as the most frustrating aspect of the work environment by about 50 percent of employees in open offices. What’s more, Oxford Economics — an independent global advisory firm — found that 53 percent of office employees complain that workplace noise reduces their satisfaction and productivity.

It’s these findings — and working in office environments themselves — that compelled the founders of technology start-up Framery to create a device that solves this age-old problem. And ironically, the Finnish firm looked back a few decades for its solution: phone booths.

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Source: Huffington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

The 20 best office spaces we've ever seen


Office space matters -- the right office space, especially. Research links smart, innovative-looking office spaces to worker productivity and happiness.

Here are 20 offices that make us happy just looking at them. Collectively, they are triumphs of design, tech, and sustainability.

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Source: ZDNet.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

bfi Furnishes Princeton Public Library 2nd Floor Project

The Princeton Public Library embarked on an ambitious project to adapt their second floor to meet the changing needs of the Princeton community. bfi worked in conjunction with Andrew Berman Architects to design and furnish the second floor of the Princeton Library. With new spaces for quiet reading, collaborative work, instruction and programming, the new second floor is equipped for 21st century library users. bfi was proud to be part of this prestigious project and the client was very pleased with the end result.


If you would like more information about this project or would like to discuss a project for your library, school, or company, please contact us.