28 Nov 2014 Giving voice to those who create workplace design & furnishings
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West Elm Workspace Exclusively With Inscape to Launch Spring 2015

11.24.14 | Home furnishings retailer West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, and Inscape Corporation, announced on Thursday, November 20th, an exclusive partnership that capitalizes on the strengths of each company to reimagine the user experience in the commercial furniture market. In Spring 2015, the two brands will launch West Elm Workspace Exclusively with Inscape, a collection of office products designed by West Elm’s in-house design team in collaboration with Inscape and available exclusively through Inscape and the new distribution channel that West Elm Workspace stores will become.

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LEED Adds Social Equity Pilot Credits to Rating System

11.24.14 | LEED, a green building rating and certification program for environmental sustainability, provides a framework for industries to follow in their own environmental conservation efforts. Now, USGBC, by way of a newly formed Social Equity Working Group, introduced three pilot credits that promote social equity in the industries involved in building the built environment. The credits are part of its LEED v4 goal to incorporate social equity concerns more directly into its assessments.

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11.24.14 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened a retrospective dedicated to the history of Swiss furniture company Vitra. Outside of the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, there has never been an exhibit encompassing the complete history of Vitra from the very beginning of its American roots on U.S. soil. The exhibition, on view from November 22, 2014 to April 26, 2015, includes some 120 works of furniture, design objects, publications and videos.

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Happiness by Design: A Capital Idea

11.17.14 | Why are companies investing in ways to measure how happy employees are – and how to make them happier? How do work environments contribute to attracting, cultivating and keeping employees happy? The relationship between happiness and workplace design is a slippery, but critical task that the workplace interiors industry must embrace. Gensler duo Sven Govaars and Dean Strombom took on the challenge, presenting their “Happiness by Design” research this year at NeoCon and NeoCon East.

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Transwall is On the Move!

11.17.14 | Architectural Products, as moveable walls are now known, is one of the product categories to benefit most from recent trends in workplace design. Transwall Office Systems, with a 30-year track record in the “wall business” has responded to the changing demands with both a respect for the past and fresh ideas and plans for where the category is headed.

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