January/February 2020

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Happier Workplaces

“This is a product that I love! I judged it at Neocon and our team gave it a gold award.” —Elisabeth Post-Marner, SpacesmithThe product—Framery acoustic pods for phone meetings or relaxation—according to Post-Marner, literally envelops one in the sound-absorbing surroundings. “The ‘Mind’ section of WELL addresses places of meditation and relaxation, and this product provides it,” she says, adding it also meets the “AIR” criteria with no VOCs, and the “COMFORT” category, as the refreshing music-equipped pods help make people feel removed from the surrounding work environment.

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Dynamic Acoustics

Who says acoustic wall panels have to be boring? Designed by Alberto & Francesco Meda, the “Flat” sound-absorbing panels, available as a wall or ceiling-mounted system, are characterized by the perfectly planar front surface. The wall brackets are fitted with a rear metal hinge that can rotate and tilt the element. The “Totem” divider element (right) is made up of 12 panels can be set against each other and supported by a chromed tubular steel structure mounted on a painted metal base.

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Customizable

Its design inspired by global travel, the iD Mixonomi line combines several colors, ranging from calm neutrals, to striking primaries, along with a large array of shapes, to create stunning grids. The customizable LVT flooring system allows many options without the associated price tag. Its phthalate-free, low-VOC composition allows for improved IAQ; up to a third of the product is from recycled materials.

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Integrated Paneling System

The process of combining metal paneling with translucent daylight paneling can be a tedious process due to differing joint systems. UniQuad addresses this issue by combining the systems, making specification easier, and backed by warranty. Several color customization options are available.

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Troffer Evolution

No more boring ceilings by lighting plan, even if traditional troffers are desired. Facetta and Zephyr bring a playful design that still meets the functional needs of designers and architects. Beyond their appearance, the luminaires offer higher and more varied lumen options that can deliver high footcandle levels on working surfaces even from a distance. The powerful, yet soft, illumination is especially useful in medical and educational settings.

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High-Tech Hygiene

The next generation of the Philippe Starck-designed Duravit SensoWash is a shower-toilet that features a luxury combination of comfort and personalized controls. The water temperature, warm air dryer, water spray intensity and spray wand position is easily adjusted, a night LED light function illuminates the inner basin and a motion sensor controls the lid. The unit features a unique and subtle flat seat, a modern bidet and Duravit’s antibacterial HygieneGlaze 2.0 coating.

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Posture Adjustable Desks

Migration SE is a height-adjustable solution that gives workers the freedom to choose between postures. Available in desk and bench versions to support a multi-tude of applications and work modes. Customization options are also available for the surface materials used and for the color of the legs on the desk/bench.

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Resilient Rain Screens

The LP WeatherLogic brand of moisture-management products features an integrated water-resistive barrier system. It is available as a synthetic polymer based screen that can be used with OSB and a WRB house wrap or in conjunction with an integrated panel to maximize the moisture protection of a home, potentially extending the life of the exterior surfaces by adding increased ventilation and drainage. Easy-to-install, its mold-resistive screen works well with all other LP structural products.  

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High-Performance Ceramic

Through a partnership between PolyVision and Gordon comes ceramic wall and column covers. This gives several more options for designers to choose from when it comes to high-performance wall systems. The ceramic delivers unsurpassed durability and resilience making it an ideal solution for high-traffic areas, the resistance it displays ranges from graffiti, UV rays, scratches, bacteria and general stains. The ceramic steel is made from 100% inorganic materials and is 99% recyclable.

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Reducing Debris

An entrance flooring solution, Walk Forward offers scrubber capabilities to capture soil and reduce slips and falls for high-traffic entry spaces. The 24-in. × 24-in. tiles are available in 4 colorways and designed to seamlessly coordinate with other Patcraft soft and hard surfaces for design flexibility. Available in loop and shear construction, it comes in 4 patterns.

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