Category Archives: Products We Love

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.      Dog pieces from the Animals Collection at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago. The … 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

Best of Competition: Teknion’s Zones

    At this year’s NeoCon 2016, Teknion’s Zones Collection took home “Best of Competition.” Designed by Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson of PearsonLloyd, a London-based design consultancy, Teknion’s Zones Collection embodies an exploration of design concepts that address the social and technological changes driving behavior at work.   “The boundaries between traditional and emerging work space is breaking down,” said designer Luke Pearson. “People don’t just work in offices; hotels, public transport, cafes and home have become an extension of the office.” Zones is different than the traditional workstation. It combines comfort, function and sophistication and is the perfect collection for collaborative spaces … Continue reading

Trendsetting: BuzziSpace

    Established in 2007, BuzziSpace became an instant hit as open floor plans had increased in popularity in both homes and offices. At that time, open collaborative spaces were gaining recognition and BuzziSpace’s sound-absorbing acoustic panels quickly turned heads as many found them highly innovative and refreshingly playful. BuzziSpace’s products are functional in regards to nose reduction but are also aesthetically pleasing and fun — something we can all dig.   The Belgium-based company also helps to reduce waste, which makes BuzziSpace products good for the environment. Their eco-felt or BuzziFelt consists of 100% upcycled plastic bottle waste. Their team follows the philosophy of “Cradle-to-Cradle,” which ultimately seeks to … Continue reading

Product Highlight: Teknion’s hiSpace Height-Adjustable Table

    Today, the risks accompanying sedentary work are widely acknowledged. New studies show that healthy employees perform better and are more productive. Now, “active design” strategies are becoming more of an essential feature of the modern workplace. Height-adjustable desks are a great solution to sedentary work and in recent years have been gaining a great deal of attention.   Studies show that active people live longer than those whose lives’ lack exercise and activity. Sitting at a desk for the entire day not only encourages a sedentary lifestyle, but can actually cause people physical harm. Yes, we’re talking headaches, … Continue reading