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focus generation next Geiger introduces The Millennials Collection to accommodate the newest to enter the workforce By Danine Alati In these economic times, manufacturers are challenged to provide the A&D community with furniture that fulfills users’ needs at the best possible price point. In developing The Millennials Collection, Geiger took into account the distinct work style of the new generation entering the workforce and attempted to provide a viable solution that won’t bust clients’ ever leaner design budgets. Consisting of Geiger Levels, a casegoods piece designed by David Allan Pesso, founder and managing principal of New Studio in Boca Raton, Fla., and Peer, a communal table designed by Lucy Aiken-Johnson and Patrick Johnson of Atlanta-based ai3, the new collection emerged out of the way Gen Yers—or Millennials—work anytime/anywhere, linked via laptop, BlackBerry, iPhone, PDA, etc. “The desire was to bring to the market a smarter, more intuitive way for today’s technology-based workers to access power and data and organize their project-oriented workflow,” Pesso says of the design brief behind Geiger Levels. “It was essential that the design provide effective solutions to the shifting work styles of the multitasking, digitally connected Millennial workforce.” Levels divides the environment across multiple user tiers or work planes, allowing users to stack project files and secondary devices below the primary focal planes and in the periphery. Thus, a reduced proportion of primary worksurface volumes creates a visually lighter scale to the office landscape. Levels also incorporates power, data, and voice services, and includes a docking solution that can accommodate smartphones, iPods, laptops, and other digital devices. 72 contract may 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - May 2009

Contract - May 2009
Exhibition: Best of NeoCon® 2009
Keep It Simple, Sustainable
Generation NextGeneration Next
All Lit Up
Outside the Box
LEED v3: A Highly Evolved Solution
The Office Evolution
Brand New
Jump Start
Tailored Fit
The Energizer Effect
Diamond in the Rough
Chat Room
Designers Rate: Panel Fabrics
Ad Index

Contract - May 2009