Interiors Articles

Articles in this section cover furniture, space planning, conference rooms, interior design and architecture, cleaning, maintenance, open offices, soundmasking, acoustics, carpet, ceilings, and other interior elements that would be managed by facility professionals.

Steelcase and Lab Crafters Announce Strategic Business Alliance

Steelcase recently announced that it has negotiated a strategic business alliance agreement with Lab Crafters Inc., a 30 year old company located in Ronkonkoma, NY, that manufactures a portfolio of product solutions developed for laboratory environments. Lab Crafters designs and manufactures fume hoods, casegoods, and other integrated laboratory solutions. The alliance will provide Steelcase new capabilities to meet customers’ needs for... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Powering Through The Data Center

Focusing on four major areas can contribute to successful power design in mission critical facilities.... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Off The Cuff Off Cuts Made Into Furniture

In the ongoing quest to reduce, reuse, and recycle, one aspiring furniture designer is expressing her artistic talent in the form of furniture made from factory waste—and nothing else. No screws, bolts—just wood waste. Amy Hunting, a London, UK-based designer and illustrator, has introduced The Patchwork Collection—lamps, chairs, and storage/book boxes made out of wood waste and off cuts produced in the Danish factories. These descriptions... ...Read More...

Gunlocke Attains New SCS Sustainable Choice Certification

Gunlocke has achieved am environmental benchmark, certifying products to the current Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Sustainability Standard. Gunlocke is among the first companies to certify its environmental performance claims through Scientific Certification System (SCS) Sustainable Choice Program. Gunlocke’s case good product lines including, Medley, Menu, Mosaic, and Kennsington have met the... ...Read More...

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Professional Development: Office Clutter? Don’t Agonize, Organize!

Guest Contributor James O'Connor claims a little bit of desk tidying goes a long way towards being clutter... ...Read More...

Atrium Fire Safety Solution For Wrigley Center

The Wrigley Global Innovation Center serves as an office and research facility for the confectionery industry. One notable element of the facility is the atrium in the center of the building, which provides meeting areas in a garden setting, featuring 25 plant species from four continents under 540 glass panels. While the rest of the building was only three stories, the four story high atrium reclassified the building, requiring high rise... ...Read More...

A Game Can Change The Office

Known for its innovations in workplace design, DEGW has developed a tool and methodology known as “The Sandbox” that is enabling businesses to solve complex organizational problems, achieve specific goals, and take a step into the future—by encouraging employees to play together. Interactive Sandbox Workshops are a conduit for conversations that integrate organizational aspirations with work flow, interpersonal relationships, and physical... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Deskinacar????

At a time when cell phone use for drivers is consider a moving violation in several states, many “road warriors” are struggling for safe ways to conduct business on the road. And under initial scrutiny, the idea of conducting business in the car may seem downright dangerous. Unfortunately, it’s a necessity for some professionals (including those in the facilities field). For the folks at Officeinacar, this was a problem just... ...Read More...

The HON Company and Sherwin-Williams Offer New Design-Forward Color Program

Contract furniture designer and manufacturer The HON Company has put a colorful new spin on its metal product lines through a partnership with Sherwin-Williams. By teaming up with one of the biggest names in color, HON is working with Sherwin-Williams to offer a high tech color matching system on all metal casegoods and desk products. Through the new ColorCorrect program, designers and end users have the option to chose from 42 fashion forward,... ...Read More...

Shaw Hospitality Group to Sponsor College Design Flooring Contest

Shaw Hospitality Group is teaming with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York to find unique hospitality carpet designs from some of the school’s brightest, up and coming design students. The winners of the inaugural “The Language of Design Challenge” will be awarded cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to have their winning carpet design displayed at hospitality industry trade shows. “At Shaw Hospitality Group we focus... ...Read More...