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How a Great Workplace Design Drives Creativity and Innovation

 According to the 2016 U.S. Workplace Survey conducted by Gensler, the largest and leading collaborative design firm in the world, great workplaces design drives creativity and innovation. Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey 2016 is the most recent installment in their  10-year Workplace Survey research effort where they surveyed a panel-based sample of over 4,000 U.S. office workers in 11 industries to understand where and how work is happening today and the role design plays in employee performance innovation.   The  data uncovers a statistical link between the quality and functional makeup of the workplace, and the level of innovation employees ascribe to their companies whereas respondents with a higher score also report higher innovation index. By identifying the key differentiators for...

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Meet the sleek new, IOT-ready S60 table family

A table that covers all the basic work needs without compromising design, aesthetics and ergonomics? B8 gives it all to you with the new S60 Work Desk Series.  Conceptualised by Danish designer Mads Odgärd, the new S60’s tabletop is made with Valchormat,  a wood product which is up to 30% stronger than regular MDF wherein a 12mm thick tabletop can resist the same amount of pressure a 22mm MDF could and thus making the S60 weigh more than 20kg lighter than other desks. The table’s framing is also much thinner and its height-adjustment is driven by built-in actuators from Linak which features an unobtrusive design without a motor housing, blending perfectly into the S60’s desk portfolio.  Cabling, on the other...

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Go Ergo!

Ergonomics is not just a word to represent fancy chairs, height-adjustable desks and monitor arms.  It is actually a key aspect that businesses need to look at when dealing with their own health and welfare as well as that of their staff. The term ergonomics is derived from the Greek word ergon meaning work and nomoi meaning natural laws. It is the study of the design and arrangement of things people use for their work so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Uhuh, there’s a science for that. In the past years, ergonomists, chiropractors and physical therapists alike have done studies, published a lot of books and written many articles emphasising on the importance of good...

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Flokk acquires Giroflex

  Known as the leading Swiss manufacturer of high-quality ergonomic office chairs, Giroflex is one of the oldest companies still active in the seat manufacturing industry with roots going back to 1872. Initially focusing on wooden furniture for the hospitality industry, it was Albert Stoll I’s son and successor, Albert Stoll, II who turned the company’s focus towards the office industry leading to another furniture breakthrough in 1926 when he created a swivel chair with a suspension system. Because of this ingenious invention, the company rapidly expanded and became the market leader of Swivel chairs in Switzerland since 1948. After 70 years of continuous production of top quality furniture, Giroflex group has come to reside under Flokk’s house of brands...

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Scandinavian Business Seating is now Flokk

  Scandinavian Business Seating has changed its name to Flokk as it keeps growing its portfolio. With Flokk's recent expansions, they are now able to provide the market with even more exciting workspace solutions. By uniting the branding and communication efforts Flokk can accommodate more of end-users needs when it comes to providing furniture for any working environment. Flokk will have a larger and stronger presence on- and offline than what Scandinavian Business Seating has had in the past.Flokk is a Norwegian word for herd or flock. The name is inspired by Flokk's strong brands, and their philosophy of being part of something greater than oneself. Flokk's designs enable well-being and performance, and are a natural part of any workplace or social situation where people gather. Jump on the...

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