Arconas has launched two new public furniture solutions, the inPower hub and Place wireless charging tablet, to bring additional power options to high-traffic waiting areas.
Sedia Systems and Aircharge, a global leader in wireless-charging technology, are embarking on a landmark partnership that will enable wireless charging of mobile phones and tablets as an optional feature in all of Sedia Systems' fixed table lines.
To underscore the importance of movement throughout the day to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Humanscale announced new study results from University of Pittsburgh on the effect of alternating between sitting and standing on blood pressure at the show.
The technical term is “split-flap display.” But nobody knows the signs by that name. They’re the “neat, flippy signs” or “those old alarm clock displays” or “the signs they used to have at train stations.”
Poppin has been changing the way we view office supplies and office furniture for years by injecting the once boring genres with both color and fun, all while aiming for an affordable price point. They continue the mission by regularly releasing products that pique our interest and the latest launch does just that by combining practicality and fun. The Take Aim Coffee Table looks to be a simple wooden table that would work in just about any living room or office.
Legos—they’re not just for kids. Real architects use them to build recreations of iconic masterworks, and artists like to use them, too. Take Chris McVeigh, for instance, a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based author, illustrator, and photographer, who uses the iconic plastic bricks to create all manner of delightful vignettes.
Joining the buzz is Platio, a Budapest-based solar paver company that’s already installed public projects in Hungary, Sweden, and Kazakhstan. Platio’s modular solar panel system can be embedded in everything from sidewalks to street furniture and beyond.
Cubicles are universally panned as a symbol of cloistered office culture and soul-sucking corporate standardization. But in the hands of designer Francesc Rifé, an office in a cube becomes something nostalgically precious.
The de Dolomieu BLOCK marble Apple MacBook laptop stands exist within the rarified air of perplexingly prohibitively priced luxury goods marketed for the exclusively wealthy. Every precious flake of Statuario Marble – the most rare type of marble, characterized by its distinct and dramatic veining – is quarried from Carrara, Italy, then machined and hand-worked for seven hours into an elegant pedestal for 12″, 13″, or 15″ MacBook models.
The innovative product is designed and developed by ukrainian design company hochu rayu. its bold colors allow the office to stand out and look fun. ‘helmfon’ is specially designed according to the client’s wishes, making the person look and feel like his or her favorite superhero in real life.
Standing desks tend to fall into two categories: large and expensive or cheap and makeshift (think: laptop sitting on top of a stack of books and boxes). The Stan by Twikit falls in a sweet spot in between those two, a laser-cut standing desk made in association with the user’s exact height for optimal ergonomics. Think of it like 3D printed shoes manufactured for perfect fit…but for working standing up.
Two honors for achievements in product design and innovation were recently awarded to Humanscale. Offering the highest quality LED lighting with smart settings for control and conservation, Humanscale’s Infinity is a 2017 Red Dot winner for Product Design. The task performance light was chosen as one of the top products of the year, excelling in criteria including innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.
Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat.
The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise and massage your feet while you’re standing. It was created by two husband-and-wife teams, including an interior office designer, personal trainer and two engineers.
Google’s delivering on its promise of keeping its interactive whiteboard under $6,000. Priced at $4,999, the Jamboard is just a hair more expensive than the 55-inch version of Cisco’s Sparkboard and considerably less so than the $8,999 Surface Hub, which was both the first of the trio to be announced and first to market when it started shipping last March.
Google’s 55-inch offering is set to arrive May. That price includes two styli and one eraser. What it doesn’t factor in, however, is upkeep. The management and support fee is going to cost your IT department an additional $600 a year – though that price will be halved if they manage to get in before the end of September. And hey, the company will throw in a free wall mount too, for good measure.
Pilgrim, the startup that created Amazon's best-selling aroma diffuser, has developed a new device called Zoe designed to improve people's moods and air quality. It uses a combination of aromatherapy, light therapy, and humidifier misting to help people relax better at home. The device itself is designed to look like a piece of art, rather than a home appliance: It is made using ceramic, glass, and wood.
The Level by Fluidstance made an immediate and lasting impression the first time we stepped onto the active standing balance board back in 2015 at Dwell On Design (a demo which earned an enthusiastic, “SO FUN”). Designed to counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, the company’s line of balance boards – previously available in two bamboo and aluminum versions – is marketed primarily at standing desk users. Their latest and most affordable model, The Plane, joins the Fluidstance catalog as their smallest and most affordable option.
I’ve done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk.
This Kickstarter darling raised $500,000 to produce what amounts to a portable kneeling desk. It has a huge work surface – 20×30 inches – and costs $350 for the entry level model. It folds up flat for storage and takes up about as much space as a standard office chair.
The question is, then, what does a kneeling desk do for you and your back. Essentially kneeling is approximately the same as standing to work and it’s less strain on your legs and knees. I can comfortably sprawl on the Edge for a few hours but I have to sit down every half hour or so at my standing desk. This has gotten better over time but I do enjoy the upright posture this thing affords.
Architects are a fussy sort—a symptom of a job that involves minute tolerances, heady theory, and a culture that often takes things way too seriously. So shopping for an architect can be especially daunting. We've rounded up a handful of objects for the architect or architecture fan on your shopping list, from affordable stocking stuffers to fantasy gifts.