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DESIGNERS SELECT Office Designers name their favorite office furnishings and solutions Kate Wendt, IIDA Associate Principal Tsoi / Kobus & Associates Cambridge, Massachusetts Mobica: Nomado Carnegie: Aves BuzziSpace: BuzziHood Reader Service No. 276 Reader Service No. 277 Reader Service No. 278 “We are always looking for new products that will support innovation in the workplace. Nomado is beautifully designed and creates adaptable pop-up workspaces that are equally suited to support individuals or teams.” “Carnegie’s design group did it right in creating this collection of fabrics that combine highperformance technology with some beautiful aesthetics. Our firm incorporates environmental graphics into our interiors, thus the sculptural potential of this new group of products is exciting." “I saw the BuzziHood at an innovation lab in Cambridge and thought it was pure genius. It is a great-looking product that is available in fun and bright colors, and it solves a common problem in open offices—the lack of privacy for phone conversations—at a modest price.” Principal Gensler Los Angeles Herman Miller: Setu Stool Bernhardt Design: a.k.a. Humanscale: Element Disc Reader Service No. 279 Christopher Coldoff, IIDA Reader Service No. 280 Reader Service No. 281 “Stand-up height interaction can spark creativity and innovation without the personal investment of a full sit-down meeting. This recent addition to the Setu seating family facilitates this type of collaboration with style. I’m in love with the skeletal structure.” “Bernhardt Design’s latest casegoods offering features linear, horizontal styling, well-tooled details, and a smart and flexible workwall. An array of elegant table and desk options doesn’t hurt either. Clean, streamlined, modern—enough said.” “This LED task light provides single-shadow illumination with a minimal aesthetic and thin profile. Humanscale hits a home run with this light, which could serve as a graceful supporting player in most any office setting.” Principal SKB Architecture and Design Washington, D.C. 150 Nathan Allan Glass Studios: Oblique Series FilzFelt: Hanging Panels Arcadia: Intima Modular Reader Service No. 282 Susan Pelczynski, IIDA Reader Service No. 283 Reader Service No. 284 “All of Nathan Allan Glass Studios’ creations are inspiring; visceral colors and textures range from edgy and oblique to sinuous and audacious. Veer Satin has pleated folds that evoke the fluidity of a fabric and provide soft, diffused light for visual privacy.” “With the movement toward more open office spaces and extensive glass, attention to acoustics is a must. FilzFelt is 100 percent wool and a great alternative for soft dividers. Available in various perforated patterns, it can be used to create artistic screens, wall elements, or even ceiling cladding. I like the numerous possibilities!” “One of today's buzz phrases is ‘activity-based planning.’ Arcadia’s Intima Modular series includes seating oriented in a semicircle, allowing people to easily face one another and share ideas. The high back provides a sense of shelter and division in open office plans.” MAY 2013

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Contract - May 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Attending NeoCon® to Enhance the Knowledge Base of You and Your Client
Exhibition: GlobalShop 2013
Exhibition: Coverings 2013
Exhibition: Salone Internazionale de Mobile
Product Focus: Midcentury Made Modern
Product Focus: Uninterrupted Workflow
NeoCon® preview
BBC North
Paul Hastings Atlanta
3M Headquarters
Federal Center South Building 1202
Atlassian II
An interview with Vijay Kumar, author of 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
Designers Select: Office
Ad Index
Commentary: On MoMA’s Plans for its Modern Neighbor

Contract - May 2013