INDUSTRY TRENDS

Stay current on the latest trends and studies related to the office furniture and interiors industry.
 
The Open Office Trap | (pdf) Article published in the NewYorker magazine regarding the pitfalls of the open office
2013 Millennial Workplace Trends Survey | (pdf) Provided by IdeaPaint, learn what Millennials are looking for in a workplace
Workplace Transformation Survey | (pdf) A Global View of Workplace Change conducted by Cushman Wakefield and Corenet
Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts are Bad... | (pdf) Part-One of the Fast Company article about the open office envrionment trend
How To Create An Open Office That is More Awsome...| (pdf)  Part Two of the Fast Company article about the open office enviornment trend
A Walk through Runway |  (video) Latest in co-working incuabtor spaces | Featured on Tech Crunch, October 25, 2013
The Concept Of An Untethered Office Takes Root | (link) LA Times story on how commercial real estate firm CBRE is re-utilizing their own office real esate | October 30, 2013
How Cisco Designed the Collaborative Connected Workplace Environment | (pdf) A Cisco IT case study on developing collaborative work places
2013 Gensler U.S. Workplace Study | (pdf)  A definitive guide to the current workplace
2017 Workplace Insights | (pdf) Current guide to contract furniture trends

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

Quick access to useful office furniture & interiors websites:
 
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HEALTHY OFFICE

The latest information and articles on sustainability as it relates to the workplace. 
 
5 Minute Ergo Break | (pdf) Some quick exercises to provide an ergo-break in your day
A Basic Guide to Ergonomics | (pdf) Ergonomics 101, covering general information on establishing a healthy office
FAQ on BIFMA e3 Sustainability Standard Basic information regarding the BIFMA Sustainability Standards for Office Furniture: View Article (PDF) 
BIFMA e3 Sustainability Stanard  Current Furniture Sustainability Standards: View Standards - (PDF)
Sustainability Glossary - frequently used terms and conditions: View Glossary - (PDF)
Green Building Opportunity Index - Ranking the top 25 markets in the U.S. for Green Building Opportunity: View Index - (PDF)