5.20.13 | One of my opening gamuts to Paoli, as an HNI company – well known for their operational prowess and efficiencies – is that it should employ some very experienced interior designers to work with their industrial engineers in the factories. Of course, they look at me kind of oddly, and ask, “What do you have in mind?”
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5.20.13 | Last week, 3form and Metropolis magazine explored the process of social responsibility in action, as well as options for individuals and corporations that seek to behave in a socially responsible manner. Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis, shared the stage at the 3form showroom in New York with Talley Goodson, CEO of 3form, and visionary architect Sharon Davis, who was nominated as one of this year’s Game Changers in Metropolis magazine.
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5.20.13 | Doing It Differently is what Jim Ford and his colleagues at Desks, Inc. (a Chicago Knoll dealership) came up with as a tag line for their 2-year old architectural products division. Mr. Ford’s colleagues, in the DID arena, are George Strehlau, a long-time industry veteran, and Jessica Frank, a recent interior design graduate, who represent one of the new faces of contract furniture distribution.
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5.20.13 | Enterprise software company Infor reported that 98% of the potential customers they bring to their new headquarters in NYC eventually buy their software, which CEO Charles Phillips attributes much of that success to the office design, a collaborative effort with design firm VOA Associates Inc. The company wanted to make the new office space as open to innovation as possible.
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5.20.13 | Linzi Kemp and Paul Williams analyzed business meetings in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). What they learned is useful to people developing work environments in the UAE and neighboring countries with similar business behavior.
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5.13.13 | For many professionals working in the design community, the principles of active design may be new, but they are also critical in shaping the behaviors of building occupants. Interior designers, architects and urban designers can play a central role in addressing and improving the health and well-being of the country’s population. Part 2 of this article focuses on Joanna Frank’s work at the DDC and Joan Blumenfeld’s approach to integrating the guidelines into her interiors work at Perkins+Will.
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5.13.13 | It was only during the past century that office buildings appeared among our most celebrated works of architecture. Then it took a while before the work spaces inside were subject to comparable design consideration. Undoubtedly among our greatest landmarks of office building design – both exterior and interior – is New York's Seagram Building.
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5.13.13 | The design of the built environment has an important role, with challenges and opportunities, in supporting human life in all of its diversity. To better fulfill this role, the design community needs a refocus and expansion of the parameters of what we mean by the term human-centered design, particularly with the graying of the population and the escalation of non-infectious diseases.
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5.13.13 | Avos, an internet company, was located in a sprawling, high-ceiling warehouse. With no visual or acoustic privacy, the space needed a sense of belonging and areas supporting interaction, and Avos needed it very quickly. Hsiao Lin Hu, Smith Group JJR, quickly grasped what was needed: flexibility, a mobile solution with the ability to rearrange the space when and as needed. He selected Seeyond Architectural Solutions.
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5.13.13 | Christine Congdon and Catherine Gall present Steelcase’s recent research linking culture and design.
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