Category Archives: Products We Love

Resimercial Design in the Office: Your Home Away from Home

    Sitting too long in one place with no change of scenery other than the walls of one’s cubicle can be a drain to some. That’s why collaborative spaces, touch-downs and other options for employees to move around continue to raise in popularity. With recent advancements in technology, a lot of us are going mobile. Why sit at your desk all day if you don’t have to? Workplace wellness is a hot topic that’s leading to major changes in the workplace and in office design. Companies are learning that an office with proponents like more natural light, sit-to-stand desks, … Continue reading

Summer State of Mind: Interiors Inspiration Palette

    After completing our inspiration palette for spring, our designers were looking forward to collecting materials for our summer palette, which is colorful, vibrant and fresh. Not familiar with our seasonal palette projects? Our goal is to embody the essence of each current season while utilizing various materials that are used in interior design.   We took inspiration from the heat, as summer is the hottest in temperature out of the four seasons. Envision canyons in Arizona with a sunset backdrop made of dusky pinks and soft oranges. Or, imagine a fiery desert sun beaming on cacti plentiful with flowers in bloom. In the summer, the days are longer and the nights are shorter. … Continue reading

Biophilic Design in the Office

      The cubicle has really gained a reputation throughout the years. For many, it’s one of those “things we love to hate.” So much so, that Wired published an article titled “These Are The Saddest Office Cubicles We Could Find” in which readers were asked to tweet a photo of their “depressing” workspace with the hashtag #SadDesk. The saddest workspaces were posted on Wired’s website. Small, crowded and lacking natural light, the cubicles in the article look awfully familiar.     Many Americans spend a large amount of time in the office. Some find themselves in a cubicle or private office with no windows or access to natural light.  The fortunate few … Continue reading

Innovative Construction: PanelMax CM10

  The PanelMax CM10 from Grabber is the first mobile, self-driving milling machine in the US market.   VerHalen just recently invested in our first portable Grabber PanelMax. Grabber Construction Products originally changed the drywall industry with its PanelMax panel fabrication machines, and they’ve done it again with the mini portable PanelMax CM10.     The PanelMax CM10 works as a companion to the more extensive, non-mobile, PanelMax ST48 to create flawless cuts and corners on interior gypsum that require no bead, tape, or mud. It produces clean cuts and quick finish all without the need for bulky equipment.   … Continue reading

NeoCon 2017 Highlights

    Our Furniture & Interior Design team just got back from NeoCon 2017, the premier global platform for connecting, learning, and conducting business in commercial interiors. The event draws more than 50,000 design professionals from all over the globe to theMART in Chicago. The show, which spotlights thousands of new products every year, was both knowledgeable and entertaining.   Check out some photos from our adventures at theMART below!   First stop. Teknion.   Teknion, Zones Modular Seating The signature Open Serpentine Planning capability of the Modular Seating is enhanced by mixing high-, low- or no-back units, plus varying their direction and material … Continue reading

The Essence of Spring: Interiors Inspiration Palette

    We had a ton of fun creating this inspiration palette, which goal was to embody the essence of spring while utilizing various materials that are used in interior design.   A time of rejuvenation and regrowth, spring is when many plants begin to grow and flower. We incorporated lavender, pussy willow, a cotton branch and other plants for a touch of nature, in addition to added texture and interest. The color green, which oftentimes symbolizes life, nature, and well being, was an easy choice for the main accent color. In this case, we specifically went with a chartreuse since the color itself is the perfect spring green. Lavender, … Continue reading

What is “Active” Seating?

    Safco, one of the leading manufacturers of office furniture, has some fascinating comfort-enhancing products. As a company, one of their goals is to be a step ahead regarding trend-right products that make workplaces ergonomically friendly. They recently introduced Safco Active, which brings some of their best selling active working products together. All of which are innovative, unique and remind us that sitting behind a desk all day is not the only way to work! Safco Active provides the tools for employees to be more active and dynamic during the day. Safco is definitely on point with this workplace design trend. Wellness, which is quite the buzzword these days, is showing … Continue reading

Focus Wall from Teknion

      Focus Wall™, which was an honoree at NeoCon 2016, is a family of wall-mounted presentation tools suited for all collaborative areas within an organization. Designed by Teknion, this architectural glass wall product offers several modern features that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.     Architectural glass walls give a sense of openness and harmony within an interior and Focus Wall is visually minimalist, clean and seamless. All of the product’s frame and trim components are light in proportion. The wall and door pairings match and are equivalent in style and size. Furthermore, Focus Wall allows outside sources of light to shine through.   The system offers the … Continue reading

Trendsetting: SIXINCH

    Our team was just recently introduced to SIXINCH, a design driven company that specializes in uniquely made modern furniture. Their products, which range from long winding benches to ottomans shaped like puzzles, are creative and fresh. SIXINCH was founded by Pieter Jamart and Michel Sels in Antwerp, Belgium. Their polyurethane coated furniture is used to design and develop a variety of dramatic creations. The possibilities are endless. As you can see below, SIXINCH’s products are dramatic and fun conversation-starters.   Krib, Livv and Lounge 2 at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago. There’s also Blocks, Animals, and the Mint Collection.      A SIXINCH custom piece at the tiff Gala in Toronto.   … Continue reading

Our Trip to The Mart

    Our team just got back from Chicago where we toured several showrooms in theMART and participated in some training. TheMART, which is two city blocks long and twenty-five stories high, is abundant in innovation and creativity. It captivates thousands of consumers to its luxury kitchen and bath, home furnishings and outdoor furnishings showrooms each year and is a major hub for interior designers, architects, contractors and business owners. While theMART includes residential showrooms, it also has showrooms for commercial design. In fact, the Design Center has more than 100 showrooms and 900 of the finest product lines… Needless to say, we were in heaven.   Check out the … Continue reading