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Office at Tech Startup Working Smart

Creative use of furniture helps tech startup smartly design a workplace solution to create maximum workspaces. After quickly outgrowing its first office, designed in collaboration with Poppin, Honey, an LA-based shopping app/tech startup, needed to open a second location that felt beautiful and on-brand, creating a seamless experience for employees between offices.

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YETI's HQ Stays True to Progressive Mission

Located in Austin, Texas, YETI stays true to the company’s mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction. Fast-growing outdoor brand YETI Coolers recently opened the doors of its brand-new global headquarters in Austin, a showcase of sustainable building materials and finishes. The 175,000-sq.-ft. complex comprises two 87,500-sq.-ft. buildings, designed by Gensler and landscape architects TBG Partners, includes amenities in line with the company’s outdoor lifestyle brand such as cornhole sets, hammocks and barbecue pits. Inspired by YETI’s mission, the design team crafted a workplace as earthy and authentic as the brand itself. The campus fe

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Perforated Perfection

Oakland-based Móz Designs fabricated two laser-cut metal partitions at Maximus Office in San Francisco. The custom partitions—one flat and one curved—create two dedicated conference rooms in the open office environment. The metal material solution offered an easy and economical way to divide the space without having to alter the architecture.

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Historic London Office Space Revitalized

Former Victorian depository draws inspiration from elegant woven metal fabric to enhance the new office space. The Studio at 10A Greenwood Place in London completes its stylishly industrial revitalization with a unique lift enclosure. Two mesh patterns, layered closely together, enhance the new office space created in a former Victorian depository. As the office is designed as an open plan, the lift is a focal point, offering transportation between floors and is designed to evoke the building’s Victorian era. It’s complemented by brick walls, concrete soffits and exposed cast iron supports.With a beautiful street frontage, The Studio provides ample light via expansive, modern win

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Steelcase Debuts a New Material

A carbon fiber-like material from Steelcase is an integral component to a task chair and a breakthrough material technology. Disguised within the chair, the lightweight, high-performance polymer has the same density, pliability and tensile strength as its carbon fiber inspiration, but comes with a much more economical price point; in fact, says James Ludwig, Product Development at Steelcase, “It’s virtually indistinguishable to the real material and about a third of the price.”The impetus for the design breakthrough was to achieve an elegant, effortless and supportive form for a task chair that was intuitive, simple and accessible at all price points. “You don&rs

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Two integrated technology solutions from Humanscale respond to new workplace trends and bring the office into the future with innovation and style. Hoteling, unassigned seating and BYOD (bring your own device) practices require universal connected technology that can accommodate all devices. Humanscale’s M/Connect 2 and M/Power provide universal power and also support health and comfort with their ergonomic design. Essentially, they enhance productivity with their capacity to eliminate desktop clutter. 

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The Sliding Glass Door Solution

In order to bring light deep into the floorplate, AZ TV, Arizona’s channel 7 selected floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door solutions. Enabling the full office to experience the buzz of the news room in these open, yet enclosed spaces, a strip of frosted glass runs across the glass panels to both lend a nice aesthetic and ensure safety.

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Lighting Controls Offer Office Flexibility

Advertising agency JWT’s New York office serves as its global headquarters. The open design embodies the company’s approach to its work, and it needed a lighting system that is flexible enough to meet the needs of the office such as precise dimming and shade control integration. JWT, a world-wide advertising agency, has opened a New York office to serves as its global headquarters. The 250,000-sq.-ft. office extends five floors and accommodates more than 900 employees. With an open, creative and functional design aesthetic, the space embodies the company’s approach to its work and mission. Lighting controls needed to meet energy code and architectural dimming requirements.

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Boss in a Box

Cocoon from Boss Design is a freestanding high-back seating unit that creates the ideal meeting space for informal environments. Along with the standalone Cocoon Media Unit, this range offers the latest in technology, comfort and ergonomics. Cocoon’s upholstered structure absorbs ambient background noise, providing complete privacy from the surrounding environment without the need for interior sub structures. It offers mobility and flexibility as it is easily relocated and reconfigured within the workplace.

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A-Mozing Metals

Móz recently completed a custom wall-to-ceiling feature for Ally Financial in their new Detroit office. Inspired by the city’s growing infrastructure, the metal feature mimics industrial masonry, while offering all the benefits of Móz metals: easy to specify, easy to install and easy to maintain for a long-term surfacing solution. SmithGroupJJR specified Graphite and Light Graphite in a Mason pattern for the 75 aluminum metal extensions that form an office partition that also serves as a site-specific decorative feature.

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