Interiors Articles

Articles in this section cover furniture, space planning, conference rooms, interior design and architecture, cleaning, maintenance, open offices, soundmasking, acoustics, carpet, ceilings, and other interior elements that would be managed by facility professionals.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Off The Cuff Off Cuts Made Into Furniture

In the ongoing quest to reduce, reuse, and recycle, one aspiring furniture designer is expressing her artistic talent in the form of furniture made from factory waste—and nothing else. No screws, bolts—just wood waste. Amy Hunting, a London, UK-based designer and illustrator, has introduced The Patchwork Collection—lamps, chairs, and storage/book boxes made out of wood waste and off cuts produced in the Danish factories. These descriptions... ...Read More...

Gunlocke Attains New SCS Sustainable Choice Certification

Gunlocke has achieved am environmental benchmark, certifying products to the current Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Sustainability Standard. Gunlocke is among the first companies to certify its environmental performance claims through Scientific Certification System (SCS) Sustainable Choice Program. Gunlocke’s case good product lines including, Medley, Menu, Mosaic, and Kennsington have met the... ...Read More...

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Professional Development: Office Clutter? Don’t Agonize, Organize!

Guest Contributor James O'Connor claims a little bit of desk tidying goes a long way towards being clutter... ...Read More...

Atrium Fire Safety Solution For Wrigley Center

The Wrigley Global Innovation Center serves as an office and research facility for the confectionery industry. One notable element of the facility is the atrium in the center of the building, which provides meeting areas in a garden setting, featuring 25 plant species from four continents under 540 glass panels. While the rest of the building was only three stories, the four story high atrium reclassified the building, requiring high rise... ...Read More...

A Game Can Change The Office

“The Sandbox” game model enables businesses to solve complex organizational problems, achieve specific goals, and take steps into the future of productivity. A key concept of The Sandbox is that it is a physical game played by people around a table. This ensures that conversations include a variety of view-points but are also fluid, with instantaneous feedback, creative problem solving, and consensus... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Deskinacar????

At a time when cell phone use for drivers is consider a moving violation in several states, many “road warriors” are struggling for safe ways to conduct business on the road. And under initial scrutiny, the idea of conducting business in the car may seem downright dangerous. Unfortunately, it’s a necessity for some professionals (including those in the facilities field). For the folks at Officeinacar, this was a problem just... ...Read More...

The HON Company and Sherwin-Williams Offer New Design-Forward Color Program

Contract furniture designer and manufacturer The HON Company has put a colorful new spin on its metal product lines through a partnership with Sherwin-Williams. By teaming up with one of the biggest names in color, HON is working with Sherwin-Williams to offer a high tech color matching system on all metal casegoods and desk products. Through the new ColorCorrect program, designers and end users have the option to chose from 42 fashion forward,... ...Read More...

Shaw Hospitality Group to Sponsor College Design Flooring Contest

Shaw Hospitality Group is teaming with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York to find unique hospitality carpet designs from some of the school’s brightest, up and coming design students. The winners of the inaugural “The Language of Design Challenge” will be awarded cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to have their winning carpet design displayed at hospitality industry trade shows. “At Shaw Hospitality Group we focus... ...Read More...

Gerflor Ramps Up Conservation Effort

Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of vinyl resilient floor coverings, recently announced its Sample Reuse Program exclusively through its website at www.gerflor-us.com. By visiting the environment section of the website, visitors can print off a prepaid U.S. postage label and return Gerflor vinyl flooring samples to its Atlanta office for reuse and redistribution. The Sample Reuse Program aims to reduce environmental impact... ...Read More...

Flooring Company Acquires Burke Industries

Mannington Mills recently announced its acquisition of Burke Industries, a manufacturer of resilient based products including rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads, and accessories. “The acquisition of Burke is a perfect fit in our strategic growth as a full-flooring resource for the contract sector,” said Jack Ganley, president of Mannington Commercial. “Not only are we delighted to be able to expand the range of flooring choices we... ...Read More...