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Messing With Perfection: How the Iconic Aeron Chair Came to Be Remastered

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BY Continental Office /

When the Aeron chair debuted in 1994, it changed the way people sat and thought about what a chair could and should be. It changed the furniture industry! So how did Herman Miller improve one of the most iconic and beloved chairs in the world? They worked with the co-creator of the original Aeron chair, Don Chadwick, to match the new chair with the context of today’s work and technology. The result is a chair that uses stronger, smarter materials, has better adjustment capabilities, and is a healthier, more comfortable sit. It’s the evolution of a revolution.

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Topics: Furniture, Seating

Offices as Art

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BY Continental Office /

Have you ever thought about your furniture as artwork? What about extra details like plants, dishware, and coat racks? Your office is a work of art and those visiting have an experience that uses all five senses. Your office should tell your story and emanate your culture, as well as be inviting to those who step inside. Legendary furniture designers, Ray and Charles Eames, pioneered entertaining as art and understood the value of carefully selecting each object in a room, from the table to the trashcan. You can apply the Eames way of thinking to your own space and allow each office visitor to leave with a unique and positive experience.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Why You Should Make the Switch from Conventional to Manufactured Construction

Nate Schrickel

BY Nate Schrickel /

Drywall has been the key material for building interiors for over 100 years. And in the past century, interior construction hasn’t evolved like most other industries…at all. Change is good, and technology has driven much of that change. So why not use technology to manufacture interior solutions, such as DIRTT, and transform the construction industry? Using forward-thinking ICE technology, DIRTT produces real-time design, pricing, and material specifications, and creates an interactive, 3D experience for customers. It brings your space into the 21st century.

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Topics: Walls, Manufactured Interiors

What You Should Know When Selecting Workplace Seating

Alex Marsh

BY Alex Marsh /

When it comes to workplace seating, there are a variety of choices that serve different comfort and style functions. Whether you need a chair for a visitor who sits a while or for an associate who sits most of their day, determining the best solution for your situation is easier when you know what to look for when choosing the right chair for work.

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Topics: Furniture, Seating

What is Experiential Design?

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BY Continental Office /

Today's workforce demands creative spaces that attract and nurture the innovation that brings your culture to life. Simply put, experiential design is how people interact with a space in order to gain an understanding of what an organization's brand is all about. It connects people to places.

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Topics: Branding, Experiential Design

How to Optimize Your Growing Space Affordably

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BY Continental Office /

It’s an exciting time when business is booming. But many businesses struggle with keeping up their workspace during such growth. As new employees come on board, you have to consider the cost of purchasing extra furniture and the added wear and tear on flooring and equipment around the office. The changes you make don’t have to be expensive and they should integrate seamlessly into your existing space. You want to optimize your office environment rather than clutter it, and you want to do so affordably. That’s where Continental Office can help.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

How Can a Workspace Impact Creativity?

Nick Magoto

BY Nick Magoto /

It’s hard to imagine that one’s workplace can affect their creativity, but the truth is it does.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

The University of Findlay: A Case Study

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BY Continental Office /

The University of Findlay Athletic Department wanted to create a sense of excitement for fans, current student-athletes, and future athletes, with a memorable, branded experience. The project honored past athletic achievements, while also making room to display current highlights.

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Topics: Branding, Experiential Design

Top Trends in Sustainable Flooring

Doug Dickenson

BY Doug Dickenson /

Some may think sustainable flooring can't be stylish, affordable, or functional, but that is not the case today.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Flooring

Shaping an Experience: 3 Ways to Give Your Brand a Voice in the Workplace

Hugh Ralston

BY Hugh Ralston /

Whether it's your employees or visitors, when people come into contact with your organization, it's important that your brand "speak" in your space. Anyone who walks through your facility should be given an experience.

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Topics: Branding, Experiential Design

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