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The first thing you saw when you approached the Watson showroom at NeoCon 2017 was a large glass case, full of hanging steel panels powdercoated in a variety of colors. This window area, or “fishbowl,” as we like to refer to it, is pretty unique as far as spaces in the MART go, so we knew we had to make the most of it. In the past, we’ve filled it with product, but this year we decided to take a different approach.
With any office redesign plan, there are typically a number of different factors to be considered, all of which play key roles in determining the end result. Of course the objectives of the redesign project are the starting point. Once the objective is clear, designers have a variety of “levers” that can be pulled to achieve those objectives. Design elements such as windows, skylights and partitions can have a big influence on the look and feel of an office space, even if mostly on a subliminal level. Almost anything can be changed, but some elements are more malleable than others. Among the more malleable elements is Office furniture, which surely deserves a spot on the list of influencing factors when approaching a redesign. But let’s take a step back for a moment.
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Office design is an evolving discussion in the business world. What aesthetics energize employees? What environments are best for creativity? Is collaboration or privacy better for business? While all of these answers are dependent on the industry, the corporate culture, and design objective, these seven publications will keep you at the forefront of the discussion and up to date on the most recent thought on modern office design.
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