INDUSTRY NEWS + TRENDS
In Japanese, Heya means “small room.” @OFS Brands Designer Roger Webb created Heya to form smaller spaces within an environment. Designed for both individuals and groups in mind, Heya’s comfort and visual softness allow these small rooms to blend seamlessly into the office, while still providing the closeness and privacy people need to really focus. Webb took Heya to a more portable level with Heya mobile, creating the option to adjust the space according to employee needs throughout the day.
High performance meets sustainability with SitOnIt Seating's Sili-Tex. Sili-Tex is the manufacturer's answer to growing demand for a premium, performance-driven coated fabric at an affordable price.
Start the new week with Novo®. Built-in lumbar support and optional height-adjustable arms allow you to settle in, get comfy and gather your thoughts in time to manage the Monday mania.
Whether you’re dreaming big or digging into details, HON desks are designed to stand up to the task at hand. You can’t go wrong with laminate, veneer or steel construction built to work as hard as you do. So whatever happens, know one thing — your HON desk has your back.
Environments that combine comfort, function and emotional satisfaction can inspire people to do their best work as well as increase productivity, satisfaction and engagement. Based on their research, Coalesse offers these tips for bringing wellbeing into the workplace.
by Bob Fox via Work Design Magazine
Work Design Magazine Publisher, Bob Fox checks in on his initial 2018 trend predictions to investigate how they are measuring up against what he’s are seeing in current projects and products.
Wondering what walls can do to foster team culture? Movable, transparent walls like Beyond allow teams to find private moments when needed, while still keeping up an atmosphere of transparency.
Office Interiors is a proud supplier of HON office furniture. From the break room to the boardroom, HON designs and manufactures a variety of Business Office Furniture including; durable desks, file cabinets, chairs, workstations and other office solutions that answers your every need.
by Jeanne C. Meister via Harvard Business Review
The news headlines about what perks or elements of office design make for a great employee experience seem to be dominated by fads — think treadmill desks, nap pods, and “bring your dog to work day” for starters. However, a new survey reveals the reality is that employees crave something far more fundamental and essential to human needs.
by Architizer Editors via Architizer
Inspired by global trends transforming the workplace industry, office design is reflective of rapid urbanization, changing demographics, hyperglobalization and accelerated innovation. Mega cities are attracting people for their convenience and access to amenities, and businesses must find unique ways to make the most of the available space. As millennials and members of Generation Z grow to become the majority of the workforce, their tech-savvy, digital work habits demand instant, always-on connectivity, paired with a form of workspace flexibility and mobility. Finally, working in interconnected economies relies on performative office technology, which is to be placed at the heart of the workspace.
via 9 to 5 Seating
Congratulations to another one of our great manufacturers, 9 to 5 Seating! 9to5 Seating is proud to announce that the Mila conference and executive chair has received a Product Innovations award from BUILDINGS Media. The product is a member of an elite group of products that will be showcased in the August 2018 issue of BUILDINGS.
by Rachel Gillett via Business Insider
If your vision for the future workplace is a drab, cold warehouse sparsely dotted with drone employees, think again. Over the next decade and beyond, workplaces will be geared more towards the needs of its employees, which will mean a diverse mix of spaces, furniture, and amenities, experts say.