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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Florence Knoll Bassett, 101, Designer of the Modern American Office, Dies

Florence Knoll Bassett, a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek...

Three Design Influencers Weigh in on the Future of Work

It’s self-evident that the workplace is changing, but we might ask how dramatic these changes actually are. Looking for an answer...

Cubicles are back, and we have open plan offices to thank

In the past three years alone, half a dozen new companies have materialized out of thin air, all offering a new kind...

Wellbeing and noise concerns fuel “accelerating” trend for healthier office furniture

Soundproof pods, saddle-shaped chairs, adjustable-height desks and wobble boards were in abundance at Stockholm Furniture Fair last week, as privacy and wellbeing...

How Ikea’s innovation lab redesigned its own open plan office

Many employees hate open offices. Yet scores of them continue to be built around the world; after all, open plan designs likely save...

Office Design That Helps Employees Enjoy Their Stay

There are many factors that influence contemporary office design besides the type of business that will occupy the space, how many employees...

Hip offices are part of our mental health crisis, here’s why

“You should take a mental health day.” This suggestion has become the corporate cure-all for employees experiencing burnout–which as...

Nine practical changes companies can make to boost employee engagement

The modern office has transformed significantly in the past decade. As “job hopping” among millennials increases (in large part due to an...

Scientists have good news and bad news about sit-stand desks

If you’ve been following the trickle of research coming in on sitting vs. standing desks, you know conclusions are murky. Sitting will...

Gen-Z’s Impact on Workplace Design

Generational differences make a major impact on how commercial real estate caters to the growing workforce. Gone are the days of...