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The Changing Face of Office Furniture – Seating
While we are still in the midst of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to learn what office furniture manufacturers are developing to help make the return the workplace as safe as possible.  In this series, we will explore various aspects of furniture in the office environment and attempt to offer ideas for end-users, architects and purchasers of furniture to make sound decisions that match their culture and budget while providing a safe work environment. Safe Seating While its been said there is no fabric which will instantly kill a virus, many m...

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New Options to Create a Safer Work Environment
2020 may just be well remembered as the year the workspace changed.  As we have been recently sharing, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the commercial real estate and A/E/C communities to rethink office spaces from a variety of perspectives including health safety.  We have received numerous inquiries from existing and past clients asking what some of the options are to create a safer work environment, based on their current systems and office environments.  In an article we published in February 2020,  “Why Height Matters”,  we exami...

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Restoring a Sense of Safety to the Workplace
In a few spots around the world where the COVID-19 infection rate has slowed, businesses are starting to open back up.  As a follow up to last week’s article, “The Return to the Workplace. What Will It Look Like?”, Gensler’s Research Institute is already noticing some trends in employee behavior.  Employees are not falling back into old habits and this will have an immediate and long-lasting impact on office space.  More importantly, they pose the question, “How do we restore a sense of safety to the post-pandemic workplace?...

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The Return to the Workplace.  What will happen?
At COCRE8 Interiors, we’ve been discussing the potential impact of the COVID-19 virus on the office environment.  There is a lot of speculation, and much like this pandemic there is much uncertainty.  The one thing that is certain is that humans need interaction with other humans.  The folks at Gensler’s Research Institute have some insights into the ways that companies can prepare to bring employees back into the workplace.  Read the article here.

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Are You Working From Home?

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: News

Are You Working From Home?
Across the country, companies are not only mandating non-essential workers work from home, some like Google, Uber, LinkedIn, and Facebook are even offering an allowance to set up a home office.  To accommodate this change, Friant, a global leader in workplace solutions, has put together a “Work From Home” bundle which is offered through its dealers.  Home Office/WFH qualifies for special circumstances during the shelter in place order and as such, products ship from CA with the goal that products will ship within 24 hours to your home or to the dealer ...

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Why Height Matters

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: News

Why Height Matters
When it comes to innovation, one might not think of the office environment as being at the hotspot for new ideas.  However, there is a tremendous amount of thought and theory that goes into today’s modern office layouts.  In fact a tremendous paradigm shift has occurred from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s design being that of cubicle and closed wall private office based to one of open modular and lifestyle based furniture coupled with hard & glass demountable walls as predominant features.  However, slapping up demountable walls is...

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Office Furniture Trends For 2020

Posted on January 07, 2020 in: News

Office Furniture Trends For 2020
If the start of a new decade is anything like the past two, the office furniture industry is in for a wild ride!  Just like technology, office furniture trends are changing quickly and 2020 will not be any different.  In fact, technology will play a major part in office furniture design just as it has in office space design.  We’re not just talking about new lines here, either.  Major manufacturers have full time engineers incorporating those “things” that a modern office environment demands.  The good news is, though, that these d...

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4 Ideas When Considering Makerspaces

Posted on December 13, 2019 in: News

4 Ideas When Considering Makerspaces
Inside schools, libraries and public/private facilities it has become common to have a makerspace designed without any tech tools to spaces utilizing only high-tech tools.  In the era of entrepreneurism and startups, the word “Makerspace’ means different things to different groups.  They all have the same purpose (making, learning, exploring and sharing), but no two spaces are created equal.   In short, all makerspaces exist to promote collaboration and creativity.  There are some standard staples that should be considered when attemp...

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Will Open Offices Ever Go Away?

Posted on December 03, 2019 in: News

Will Open Offices Ever Go Away?
Are open offices still the future of the workspace?  If not, what is?  In a recent article by Callie Patteson for the Today Show, she examines whether open office workspaces have lived up to the hype and produced the collaboration and creativity promised.  The article also includes a nice video about the history of the open office dating back to 1750's London.  So, what is the future of office space?  To read Callie Patteson's article, click here. 

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