2.23.15 | A few brands have permeated the fabric of our culture to a point where we can’t imagine the world without them. Nike is certainly one of those brands, now as much about the “Nike lifestyle” and technology as it is about shoes and sports. M Moser Associates’ recent top-to-bottom redesign of Nike’s almost 20-year-old Taipei offices precisely captures the Nike lifestyle. The new space is a reflection of M Moser’s close collaboration with the Nike Workplace Design team and Nike end users to energize and inspire its employees to work together and apart in more valuable ways.
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2.23.15 | How current and future technology allows us to create office environments that adapt to each occupant’s needs is a hot topic. With his first forays into height adjustable furniture, Apple engineering alumnus and Stir Kinetic Desk Founder and CEO JP Labrosse is intent on bringing increased value to contract furniture solutions by combining furniture with tech to create a physical and emotional experience for end users.
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2.23.15 | The results of the public companies in the industry are in for the quarter and have been reported through a variety of means. Unless you’re a financial analyst or in a position to see the reports as they come across our increasingly cluttered screens, it’s hard to get a read on how we’re doing as an industry. Officeinsight Publisher Bob Beck provides an overview of those disparate results in one place for those in the industry busy concentrating on their own businesses.
Business and Finance >>, Companies >>
2.23.15 | Brager, Zhang and Arens present a comprehensive argument for redefining thermal comfort.
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2.16.15 | Give the people of our industry a reason to party, and they will travel far and wee to see and be seen! On January 30th, the 36th edition of Contract Magazine’s annual “Interiors Awards Breakfast” was the reason, and more than 600 industry notables traveled from all over the globe to join one another in celebrating this year’s winners.
Competitions and Awards >>, Events >>
2.16.15 | The planets have aligned for the rise of analytics, according to Thomas Davenport, a speaker at the BIFMA 360 Leadership Conference. A combination of powerful IT, critical data mass, tech skills sufficiency, and a need for better decision-making has companies investing in analytics, and for good reason.
Events >>, Research >>, Technology >>
2.16.15 | After years of psychologists with various specialties reviewing what concentration is and how to support it, people are starting to really understand what makes a space useful to people doing focused work. Will 2015 be the year of “spaces where people can think”?
2.16.15 | Mitt Romney famously infuriated some American voters by likening corporations to people, but recent research shows he was definitely onto something, psychologically.
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