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Interior Glass

Sleek and Flexible: Interior Glass Inspires New Office Design Trends

As companies and their cultures evolve, workplace design continues to grow in importance. A well-designed office showcases a company’s culture and values to customers and employees alike. The value of office design is growing, in fact, according to Building Construction and Design, the average size of offices have shrunk by 30 percent over the past …

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The Workplace Reimagined: The Impact of Millennials on Office Design

As more Millennials begin to graduate college and enter the workforce, companies are faced with the challenge of trying to acquire and retain top talent. Unlike previous generations, Millennials are entering the workplace with an increased desire for communication, collaboration and flexibility. This stands in contrast to years past when new employees tended to focus …

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Clash of Color: The Progressive Furniture Designs of Ettore Sottsass

The ability to incorporate multiple passions into a single project can set a designer apart from the rest of the industry. With passions ranging from writing to fine art, Ettore Sottsass was one of the most prolific designers of the twentieth century. Sottsass’ unique combination of interests allowed him to develop a signature style that …

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Leads Space Planning and Design into the Future

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are at the forefront of spatial design technology. With the ability to show architects and designers what a project will look like, in 3D, these technologies are truly revolutionizing the world of design. So, what exactly are augmented and virtual reality? According to Architect Magazine, AR adds computer-generated objects …

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Facility Management

New Technology Enhances Facility Management Sustainability Capabilities

Rapid advancements in facility management technology are making it easier and more affordable for facility managers to create buildings and spaces that lead to a more sustainable future. The U.S. Green Building Council found green buildings and technologies save facility managers nearly 20 percent in maintenance costs when compared to traditionally designed facilities. Around the …

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Project Profile: Midwest Trust

With so much invigorated competition in the financial sector, it’s important to stand out from the mass. By expressing your business’ unique culture through workspace design, your company can better showcase its appeal. Just last year, Spaces, Inc. completed an office redesign for the finance specialists at Midwest Trust. With nearly 30,000 square feet of …

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Healthcare Design

Well Planned Waiting Rooms Are Crucial to Quality Healthcare Design

When designing healthcare spaces, such as hospitals and medical offices, most of the design effort is focused on the actual practice areas and exam rooms. While those areas are important, a patient or visitor’s first impression comes from the reception and waiting area. Money.com reports that each time a patient visits a physician, they spend …

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Employee Well-Being Becoming a Vital Component of Office Design

As today’s society shifts towards healthier living, office design is aiming to keep pace. As more businesses create a workspace that encourages health and well-being, employee happiness and productivity are on the rise. Simple additions like sit-stand desks or collaborative work areas give employers flexible options to increase collaboration and promote a healthier lifestyle. While …

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Spaces, Inc. Reviews Office Space Planning & Design Trends of 2016 and What’s Ahead for 2017

The interior design trends that we witnessed in 2016 included a move from traditional workspaces to more collaborative and open spaces. Steve Delfino, vice president of corporate marketing and product management at Teknion, believes that people are looking for more person-to-person interaction at work and in other public settings. Delfino argues that by utilizing pieces …

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Designer Spotlight: Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen, a famous architect and furniture designer, was born to world famous Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen. Eliel was an internationally recognized architect and Director for the Cranbrook Academy of Art architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art Director. Because both parents were heavily involved with art and design, Eero spent his entire …

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