Listen: Driving the Wellbeing of People

Listen: Driving the Wellbeing of People

Offices would be better places to work if they were more like cars. New car models are embedded with technologies that make driving easier, safer and more fun. Sensors tell drivers if there is a truck in their blind spot or if they are about to back into another car when parking. Some cars allow drivers to safely take their hands off the wheel. Many are Wi-Fi enabled. The car doesn’t just provide transportation anymore—it actually helps people be better drivers.

It's A Material World

It's A Material World

Happily, the workplace is no longer tied to prescriptive ideas of how it should look or function. Corporations and start-ups alike are creating multi-purpose spaces in which people do lots of different things. Given the mobility and diversity of the people at work, we see a need for universal design and materials that allow everyone to function, to do what they do, whoever they are. Today, materials are not applied as specifically as before, rather we look for textiles that can be used across the office and on both the horizontal and vertical plane.

Viasit’s Drumback chair receives the Green Product Award

Viasit’s Drumback chair receives the Green Product Award

Creating an office chair that is ergonomic and affordable, environmentally friendly and comfortable – this was the challenge facing designer Martin Ballendat. The result is Drumback, one of the most innovative office chairs in recent times. This intelligent product potentially saves up to 400 tons of foam upholstery material and polypropylene per year and as a result has now received the “Green Product Award”.

Tweets Friday, August 18, 2017

DIRTT By re-purposing former DIRTT project mock-ups & office spaces, we were able to help @twowheelview create a new home: bit.ly/2vBuBv2 Aug 18, 2017, 5:19 PM

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By re-purposing former DIRTT project mock-ups & office spaces, we were able to help @twowheelview create a new home: bit.ly/2vBuBv2
Aug 18, 2017, 5:19 PM

HuntsmanAG Fun night at @humanscale global roadshow! #designforhumans #designerslife pic.twitter.com/CIl21xAXXy Aug 18, 2017, 12:56 PM

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Fun night at @humanscale global roadshow! #designforhumans #designerslife pic.twitter.com/CIl21xAXXy
Aug 18, 2017, 12:56 PM

JudyNelz Annelle Stotz, Director of Experiential Graphic Design @IAarchitects kicking off her talk at the @segd conference pic.twitter.com/6btI5A39JH Aug 18, 2017, 1:32 PM

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Annelle Stotz, Director of Experiential Graphic Design @IAarchitects kicking off her talk at the @segd conference pic.twitter.com/6btI5A39JH
Aug 18, 2017, 1:32 PM

Inside_Source Thanks @pallastextiles for visiting us! We can't wait to see our custom bags, pillows and ties! 👜☁️👔 #CreateYourSpace pic.twitter.com/zKgoY9qdHl Aug 18, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Thanks @pallastextiles for visiting us! We can't wait to see our custom bags, pillows and ties! 👜☁️👔 #CreateYourSpace pic.twitter.com/zKgoY9qdHl
Aug 18, 2017, 1:35 PM

perkinswill_CHI River Beech Tower picks up steam at @PepperConstruct with @perkinswill_CHI prototyping timber modules to create a 7x7 exhibit/display wall pic.twitter.com/I0cpG4jvn3 Aug 18, 2017, 11:53 AM

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River Beech Tower picks up steam at @PepperConstruct with @perkinswill_CHI prototyping timber modules to create a 7x7 exhibit/display wall pic.twitter.com/I0cpG4jvn3
Aug 18, 2017, 11:53 AM

BenharOffice An important announcement... Actor Jason Statham somehow making the Eames Molded chairs EVEN cooler #HappyFriday @HermanMiller #Eames pic.twitter.com/ZCVcBCYgoi Aug 18, 2017, 11:32 AM

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An important announcement... Actor Jason Statham somehow making the Eames Molded chairs EVEN cooler #HappyFriday @HermanMiller #Eames pic.twitter.com/ZCVcBCYgoi
Aug 18, 2017, 11:32 AM

iSaloniofficial This year's speakers at #iSaloniWorldWideMoscow 2017 have been unveiled! pic.twitter.com/Q8c6n7k5LQ Aug 18, 2017, 9:26 AM

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This year's speakers at #iSaloniWorldWideMoscow 2017 have been unveiled! pic.twitter.com/Q8c6n7k5LQ
Aug 18, 2017, 9:26 AM

LaurenCzorniak Great checking out what new office products @humanscale has in sf #creativesolutions pic.twitter.com/ePSK9tDNNt Aug 17, 2017, 10:52 PM

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Great checking out what new office products @humanscale has in sf #creativesolutions pic.twitter.com/ePSK9tDNNt
Aug 17, 2017, 10:52 PM

FurnitureToday Appealing to #designers: FHE Group Inc. partners with @pantone on a new line of colorful storage ottomans. hubs.ly/H08p6tT0 pic.twitter.com/MtnP9yOTPh Aug 18, 2017, 8:00 AM

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Appealing to #designers: FHE Group Inc. partners with @pantone on a new line of colorful storage ottomans. hubs.ly/H08p6tT0 pic.twitter.com/MtnP9yOTPh
Aug 18, 2017, 8:00 AM

CallisonRTKL 33 years with CRTKL makes Jeff Gunning a certified #expert on the firm. Explore his journey with @VoyageDallasMag: ow.ly/WRdo30evmIg pic.twitter.com/er2YQlBfXb Aug 18, 2017, 7:49 AM

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33 years with CRTKL makes Jeff Gunning a certified #expert on the firm. Explore his journey with @VoyageDallasMag: ow.ly/WRdo30evmIg pic.twitter.com/er2YQlBfXb
Aug 18, 2017, 7:49 AM

jacksonAHS AHS Library Redesign Team nailed it w/ a true collaborative effort. #LoveWhereYouLearn #RepThatA #ProudPrincipal @Steelcase pic.twitter.com/aimrNVTZRi Aug 16, 2017, 2:58 PM

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AHS Library Redesign Team nailed it w/ a true collaborative effort. #LoveWhereYouLearn #RepThatA #ProudPrincipal @Steelcase pic.twitter.com/aimrNVTZRi
Aug 16, 2017, 2:58 PM

BusFurn 30 years ago, Dick Oakes purchased @BusFurn & became owner of the first @Steelcase dealer in the world. Happy 30th anniversary, Dick! pic.twitter.com/RipY5TYWhq Aug 18, 2017, 7:30 AM

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30 years ago, Dick Oakes purchased @BusFurn & became owner of the first @Steelcase dealer in the world. Happy 30th anniversary, Dick! pic.twitter.com/RipY5TYWhq
Aug 18, 2017, 7:30 AM

absoluteci Absolutely love this by Boss Design. What a great way to help those in need! @Boss_Design youtu.be/Yc0t5QXKJAk #WasteToWonder #Design pic.twitter.com/H2KgT4Fa7e Aug 18, 2017, 4:00 AM

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Absolutely love this by Boss Design. What a great way to help those in need! @Boss_Design youtu.be/Yc0t5QXKJAk #WasteToWonder #Design pic.twitter.com/H2KgT4Fa7e
Aug 18, 2017, 4:00 AM

JOI-Design Bridges Past with Present at the Capri by Fraser Berlin

JOI-Design Bridges Past with Present at the Capri by Fraser Berlin

While contemporary hotels are fun to experience, the real beauty of visiting a new city is getting to know its history and culture. With this in mind, JOI-Design bridges the past and future of Berlin at the new Capri by Fraser Berlin hotel. Located on Spree Island at the Petriplatz city square, this modern hotel integrates with a museum and church to give guests a unique destination to explore, all the while learning about the city’s heritage.

Mobilizing the Workplace to Attract and Retain Employees

Mobilizing the Workplace to Attract and Retain Employees

Today’s unprecedented talent shortage is compelling businesses and other organizations to get serious about employee attraction and retention. The current war for talent is amplified by a strong economy and a growing number of Baby Boomers nearing retirement age. In Nebraska, for example, more than 65 percent of state government employees are expected to retire in the next five years. Many private-sector businesses are experiencing similar human-resource challenges.

How workplace design shapes and reflects organizational hierarchies

How workplace design shapes and reflects organizational hierarchies

The roots of the open plan office can be traced back to the 1960s when post-capitalism was beginning to emerge as a political and intellectual movement. The social and political upheaval that followed World War Two and the emphasis on the autonomous, motivated and engaged worker combined to inspire designers and architects to develop a new and more “modern” way of working.