Category Archives: Trend Report

Love the Look: Reclaimed Wood

    Reclaimed wood gives an interior space texture, warmth and interest but it also charms us with its aged and honest look. Even better, reclaimed wood has a history. Was it at one point in time a part of the structure of a barn? Perhaps a boxcar? One thing’s for sure… There’s something romantic about a material that tells a story of the past.       Oftentimes, reclaimed wood is known for its durability and therefore can be quite expensive. Wood that won’t rot and perish typically needs to be seasoned, air-dried and sometimes dried in a kiln. If you’re looking for highly durable wood you … 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

Biophilic Design and the Best Plants for your Office

      With today’s focus on corporate environmental responsibility, health and wellness trends in the workplace, and overall green efforts, it may come as no surprise that Biophilic design is gaining significant attention from interior designers, architects, and the general public. What is Biophilic design? It’s an innovative design method which focus regards the human connection between nature and the built environment. In the past, we frequently designed our cities and suburbs in techniques that degrade the environment and actually alienate us from nature. Biophilic design unites us with nature in spaces that have normally felt sterile or bare. … 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