Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Canvas Vista by Herman Miller makes small workstations feel big and inviting


Canvas Vista is a system of desks with a clever design that trims the size of workstations, freeing up space for more people or diverse settings. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Industry experts weigh in on the future of co-working

As coworking activity continues to increase in the U.S., including doubling inventory in the past couple of years in major markets, industry experts and asset owners are beginning to study what the future holds for this fast-growing segment.

Read more at bisnow.com

Friday, January 11, 2019

​Turn Your Open Office into a Productive Office - Research Report


Recent surveys of people in open workspaces find that noise, distractions, and lack of privacy and personal space consistently top the list of dissatisfactions, and that people feel they are less productive as a result. The good news is that there is a better—and more cost-effective way—to help people make sense of and find comfort in an open office. By implying space, you can transform an open-office environment into an intuitive, productive workplace without making a costly investment in inflexible, permanent walls.
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Source: Herman Miller

Friday, December 28, 2018

5 top workplace trends to watch in 2019


From welcoming a new generation into the workforce to understanding how your company collects data about you, these are the 5 biggest workplace trends that you'll see as we move into 2019. Read article on cnbc.com.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Are Single-Use Spaces Becoming Obsolete?

How people-centric, mixed-use and transit-oriented spaces foster a meaningful sense of community.

Many urban areas today that continue to rely heavily on single-use buildings struggle the same way as 1980s Boston.  As people live integrated lives, no one is using spaces in a single way. Single-use venues are being replaced with hybrid destinations, multi-use districts and places for 24/7, 365-day interaction. Continue reading on Citylab.com.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

bfi Brings Holiday Cheer with Claus Project

During this season of giving, bfi and its employees participated in the Clause Project run by HomeFront, and sponsored gifts for 45 children! Since its inception 25 years ago, HomeFront has worked to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey.

The Claus Project provides holiday gifts for deserving children who would otherwise go without presents. The collected gifts are distributed anonymously to working parents to give to their children for the holidays.

bfi has proudly participated in this charity event for over 10 years and thanks our bfi “elf” Margaret Castoria for all of her hard work and coordination to make this possible.

Using the children's wish list, bfi employees purchased scooters, skateboards, helmets, learning toys, cars and trucks, dolls, games and accessories, blue tooth speakers, headphones and cd players, clothes, Teddy Bears, gift cards, Barbie dolls, and more.

For more information about The Claus Project visit Home Front’s website http://www.homefrontnj.org/ 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pantone Announces the Color of the Year 2019: PANTONE® 16-1546 Living Coral

Life affirming coral hue energizes and enlivens with a softer edge
Pantone, provider of professional color standards and digital solutions for the design industry, today announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. We get energy from nature. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. CONTINUE READING

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Office of 21st century is "wherever people happen to be" says Vitra

According to Vitra, the office of the 21st century is constantly changing, and increasingly merging with the public realm.

"We see people working wherever they happen to be – in hotels, airports, cafes, at the beach, on the train from A to B," explained Nora Fehlbaum, CEO of Vitra. "These developments are increasingly turning public space into a productive workspace."
Read the full article on DeZeen.

Monday, November 19, 2018

See where office furniture and the future of the workspace are headed.

What type of environment will the work culture of the future need? This is the question posed by Orgatec 2018, Cologne’s biennial workplace furniture fair, which opens on 23 October. Contract furniture manufacturers and their designers are falling over themselves trying to predict how and where people will work. Read the article at wallpaper.com

16 office furniture upgrades and other work space must-haves

From standing desks to telepresence robots, we dug deep, to find interesting tech buys for your office. Read this fun article from Znet.