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Net-positive Office Chair

Humanscale’s latest net-positive certified product, the Liberty Ocean chair is manufactured with two pounds of recycled fishing nets, considered the most harmful type of ocean plastic. The Liberty Ocean is Humanscale’s 26th product to receive Living Product Challenge net-positive certification for climate, energy and water. With its form-sensing mesh back and self-adjusting lumbar support, the chair creates a customized fit for the user and a self-adjusting recline feature provides back support, regardless of the sitter’s size or weight.

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1010 Sherbrooke West Lobby

Three-Dimensional Design Creates Lobby Focal Point

Triangular-shaped ceiling panels arranged asymmetrically at various angles create the visual of a geodesic dome in the lobby of a landmark office building in downtown Montreal. The renovation of the elevator lobby inside the 1010 Sherbrooke West office building in downtown Montreal was long overdue. The dimly lit lobby had a cavernous feel and included outdated features such as the half-barrel shaped ceiling that dominated the 700-sq.-ft. space.“Our goal was to add pattern and shape to the ceiling with the necessary lighting for it to become a beautiful focal point,” says Andre Dimitrovas, senior interior designer at Groupe Marchande Architecture Design (GMAD) of Montreal. T

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Classy Glass

As businesses look to create safer spaces in shared settings and workplaces, many are looking at materials like glass to help create social distancing pods. Arden Studio glass won’t easily scratch or discolor over time, but is easy to clean, disinfect and move as needs change. Offering infinite combinations of colors, sizes and printing options, buyers can customize the glass with logos, custom colors, patterns, artwork and company branding, elevating the glass surface from functional to an integrated element of the interior design.In an age of social distancing, glass panels are designed and engineered to enhance working, support learning and help create safer work environments.

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Steelcase Pod Tent

Camp Out at the Office

Looking for ways to create a compelling work experience to welcome people back, Steelcase turned to an outdoor gear designer to draw up ideas for a new, post-COVID working environment. The Pod Tent is a freestanding pod that limits distractions in the open office by providing individuals with a comfortable and private space to do their best work. The tent is lightweight, easy to move, and ventilated via a standard open-air roof and door.

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Metl-Span panels were a great fit for color, and helped the building become energy efficient as the panels feature an R-value of 20.5.

Military Eyewear Manufacturing HQ Gets Contemporary Look

Galvion’s new manufacturing and office facility are constructed with insulated metal panels that reflect that bold and durable design. To say Galvion produces glasses would not do the company justice. Galvion “utilizes a robust design to deliver protective eyewear solutions that save lives” for use by the military and law enforcement.“The goal was to ensure consistency with the branding of Galvion products,” says Mallory Mae Conway, Architect, Director for Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte Architects in Montreal. “Galvion is focused on its eyewear line, so the insulated metal panels and aluminum composite material (ACM) helped us achieve a contemporary look; the pan

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ACM fins and curtainwall clad a new office building along the Chicago River as part of Lincoln Yards revitalization program.

Undulating Fins Emulate the Flow of Water

Reflecting its Chicago River waterfront location, undulating fins fabricated from ALUCOBOND Plus aluminum composite material from 3A Composites USA emulate the flow of water at a new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near Lincoln Park. Designed by SOM, tenant anchor C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics provider, has settled 1,000 employees in the 4-story facility seeking LEED Gold certification.The undulating fins were created with approximately 28,240 sq. ft. of 4-mm ACM in a custom Sunlight Silver Mica color. Creating shade on the glass curtainwall, this reduces solar heat gain and glare for optimized daylighting.“When light hits the silver, it looks even brighte

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Iso Work Lounge

Space Shaper

Combining the comfort of a lounge chair with partitions for privacy, Arcadia's Iso Work Lounge Collection provides a welcome and quiet space to sit, work and focus. Armless lounge and love seat models, as well as panels, perform beautifully alone or as an ensemble to create stand-alone modules, clusters, or expand into a multitude of well-proportioned arrangements for various meeting requirements.

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Old Chicago Post Office

Chicago Post Office Undergoes Historic Redevelopment

The historic building underwent the largest historic redevelopment in the nation in 2019 to serve as one of Chicago’s business hubs. Built in 1921, the Old Chicago Post Office was once the largest of its kind in the world, capable of handling 19 million pieces of mail each day. But after sitting vacant for nearly two decades, the historic building underwent the largest historic redevelopment in the nation in 2019 to serve as one of Chicago’s business hubs. Tasked with specifying products for the extensive retrofit, Gensler wanted attractive, hygiene-friendly and sustainable building products throughout the building—and the restroom was no exception.

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Lyda

Modular Sofas

Haworth's Lyda is a modular sofa collection designed for commercial and hospitality environments. With a selection of sizes and shapes to choose from, the sofa champions flexibility, including options for materials, design and configuration. Ideal for a range of activities, interaction and even relaxing in common office spaces.

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FlightHub office in Montreal, Quebec

Channel Glass at its Best

Promoting daylighting while separating offices from the communal areas at the ACDF Architecture renovated FlightHub office in Montreal, Quebec, is 4,000 sq. ft. of solar-textured, safety tempered, double-glazed Lamberts channel glass. The light-diffusing, textured 10-in.-wide, 8.5-ft. tall glass are pocket set in to custom-curve frames. Because the glass is captured at the head and sill at the top and bottom, no intermediary vertical framing needed, thus creating a clean design aesthetic.The light-diffusing, self-supporting channel glass requires minimal framing, creating virtually seamless curvilinear glass walls that can span across elevations.

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