What Capabilities Are Essential in the Workplace?
Workplace design in the post pandemic landscape continues to evolve. Workers are seeking dynamic environments that allow for flexibility. Employers seeking to draw and retain talent are creating healthful and respectful spaces with their workers in mind. In these selections we see design majors like Gensler, HOK and Perkins+Will discuss trends that are driving change, forecast future workplace attributes and provide insight into design leaders.
Global - Drift™
Drift seating inspires people to come together with new ideas, new priorities and new ways of thinking. The series features lounge and side chairs in multiple back heights with wood or Polished Chrome bases.
Global - Princeton™ Tables
Versatile freestanding and mobile tables with 1” top thickness and 3mm edging in matching color.
Global - Wind Linear™
Wind Linear is an extension of Global's very popular Wind freestanding soft seating series of sofas and arm chairs.
Global - Sas™
Sas features rich grains and gently molded curves that invite people to sit and gather for casual conversations. The collection includes side chairs and stools with or without an upholstered seat.
The Rebirth of Workspace Design: An Interview With Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins
In an interview in 2022 with Gensler’s Co-CEO Diane Hoskins, she talks about the impact of COVID on creativity, and how the time apart was something that was inspirational to designers and their thinking. She says that this time has been integral in changing the direction of thinking, leading designers to ask the important questions, like what is the future, how do we design for that future and where are the interconnections?
Source: McKinsey & Company
Indiana Furniture - KickStart
A modern collection designed to address a wide range of applications for today’s social workplaces and community spaces.
Indiana Furniture - Jot
Discover the perfect table collection to go anywhere. Jot offers a materials mix to complement a diverse range of interiors from ultra modern to classic.
Indiana Furniture - Iconic
With a nod to the ‘50s and ‘60s, Iconic’s clean lines, tapered legs, and unexpected details present a timeless, approachable quality while being suited to outfit a multitude of areas.
Featured Manufacturer: Indiana Furniture
How Coworking and Shared Spaces Are Impacting Work: Navigating the Post-Pandemic Opportunities
HOK’s Steven Burgos, Nambi Gardner, Kay Sargent and Danielle Schmitt explore the key trends driving the rise of coworking and how organizations are leveraging coworking strategies to transform their own workplaces in this article. Projected to nearly triple from a $14.3 billion market last year to $37.4 billion by 2028, coworking spaces are seeing remarkable growth. Industry research forecasts that flexible space will represent 30% of all office inventory globally by 2030.
Global - Moda™
Fashion is forward in the beautifully executed Moda seating series. The Polished Aluminum frame can be specified with a mix of leg finishes, including woodgrain textures and shimmering solids.
Global - Swap™ Tables
Swap tables have the right proportions, flawless laminate surfaces, and a solid foundation with integrated leveling. Available in round or square, seven heights, and a variety of sizes.
Global - River+™
River+ is the next generation of Global's highly popular River lounge series, tested to three times the BIFMA standard and warranted to an active weight of 600 lbs.
Featured Manufacturer: Global
5 Trends Driving the New Workplace
As we return to the workplace, employees report that the most important reason to come into the office has shifted — now the key reason is to focus on their work. Other top reasons to go to the office include access to technology, scheduled meetings with colleagues or clients, and access to specialized spaces, materials, or resources. Socializing and professional development are still important, but employees have reprioritized the office as a place to get their work done individually and with colleagues.
Magnuson Group - PARBAN
PARBAN is an elegant, minimalist room divider featuring a semi-transparent aluminum mesh screen and natural oak legs.
Magnuson Group - PIC PLANTERS
Single, double and triple compartment painted steel planters for indoor use. Includes internal liners and removable tops.
KFI Studios - Midtown
Midtown tables are among the most popular in the KFI Studios offering because they pair so nicely with most any seating you choose.
Eurotech Seating - IOO
If chairs were living, breathing animals, subject to the same ruthless laws of natural selection other creatures are, the iOO would represent a pinnacle of evolution.
Featured Manufacturers: Magnuson Group, KFI Studios, and Eurotech Seating
Next-Generation Space Design: What Goes Into Our “Secret Sauce”?
Educational spaces are changing dramatically, perhaps even more than the office. In this article from Perkins&Will explains that in order to figure out how to design these future environments, we must start by exploring why we design them. Also, who are we designing for? This next generation demands control, they have the power to choose like never before, they love to customize what’s in front of them, and they insist on collaborating.
Falcon - WB WESTBURY
Dining booth with removable waterfall seat, available in multiple heights. Nine-gauge sinuous spring seat wrapped in high-density foam.
Falcon - J87 Series
The J87 Series multipurpose tables with steel column and base. Available in 5 heights and a variety of table top options.
Falcon - Tufgrain Chairs
Tufgrain uniquely combines the realistic grain and color of natural wood with the strength and durability of metal, making it an excellent way to add a touch of sophistication to any space.
Featured Manufacturer: Falcon