Crease: A Range of Modular Acoustic Ceiling Tiles by Turf Design and MNML

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/crease-range-modular-acoustic-ceiling-tiles-turf-design-mnml/michelle-litvin-studio_turf_pdf-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Michelle-Litvin-Studio_Turf_PDF-2-810x547.jpeg" alt="Crease: A Range of Modular Acoustic Ceiling Tiles by Turf Design and MNML" /></a>
                                With companies adopting open layout concepts or transforming unconventional buildings into office spaces (see <a href="https://design-milk.com/stickbulb-opens-their-first-ever-showroom-in-long-island-city/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/randy-bens-turns-a-shipping-container-into-an-architecture-studio/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>, for example), there’s an increase in the need for acoustic solutions to address the noise issues. <a href="http://turf.design/products/ceilings/crease-ceiling-tile/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Crease</a> is a new range of modular acoustic ceiling tiles designed by <a href="http://turf.design/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Turf Design</a> and <a href="https://www.mnml.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MNML</a> that helps dampen noise and control the level and frequency of sound in different areas of the office.
What makes the Crease range unique is that it’s made to magnetically snap to the underside of a grid that can attach directly under pre-existing ceiling tiles. Made from recycled polyester plastic (a majority of which comes from recycled water bottles), the drop ceiling tiles add dimension and texture while also concealing the grid itself. Photos by Michelle Litvin Studio.
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Jaime Hayon Designs His First Piece of Contract Furniture for Fritz Hansen

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/jaime-hayon-designs-his-first-piece-of-contract-furniture-for-fritz-hansen/plenum-contract-fritz-hansen-jaime-hayon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Plenum-contract-Fritz-Hansen-Jaime-Hayon-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Jaime Hayon Designs His First Piece of Contract Furniture for Fritz Hansen" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.hayonstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jaime Hayon</a> is taking his first step into the contract furniture world with a new collaboration with <a href="https://fritzhansen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fritz Hansen</a>. With many companies going open concept, they become in need of privacy furniture that allows employees a spot to concentrate on work or a group setting to collaborate and not disturb others. Enter the Plenum<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> series, a trio of seating options designed for collaboration, concentration, or even relaxation.
The Plenum™ series comprises one-, two-, and three-seater sofas with optional features like power plugs, USB ports, and mounted or separate tables. The design offers a comfortable place to work with raised sides and backs that help eliminate distractions and surrounding noise so work can be done in piece or a few moments can be enjoyed for relaxation. The pieces can be grouped together or used separately in a variety of environments that go beyond the office, including airports and hotel lobbies.
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Stickbulb Opens Their First-Ever Showroom in Long Island City

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/stickbulb-opens-their-first-ever-showroom-in-long-island-city/stickbulb-showroom-long-island-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Stickbulb-Showroom-long-island-1-810x457.jpg" alt="Stickbulb Opens Their First-Ever Showroom in Long Island City" /></a>
                                Award-winning lighting brand <a href="http://stickbulb.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stickbulb</a> has been creating <a href="https://design-milk.com/light-fixtures-born-destruction-architecture/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">sculptural fixtures</a> since 2012 when <a href="http://ruxdesign.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">RUX Studios</a> Founder and Creative Director Russell Greenberg and Managing Partner Christopher Beardsley joined forces. Their LED lighting is designed by RUX Studios and then handcrafted in Long Island City in their brand-new, 10,000-square-foot showroom, studio, and production facility, now housed all together in a former historic steel factory. Not only do they design the lighting for the brand, they designed the space which honors its industrial past while becoming the perfect home for their modern aesthetic.
You might recognize the massive arched sculpture, called Ambassador, as we featured it last year. The showroom is the perfect place for the piece to call home as it makes a bold statement for visitors who come by the studio. The original weathered wooden floors and textured walls become the backdrop to Stickbulb’s modern furnishings and their own lighting that’s hung
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Ambience Designs an Office for Studio Y That Produces an Evolving Kaleidoscope of Color All Day

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-y-designs-an-office-for-ambience-that-produces-an-evolving-kaleidoscope-of-color-all-day/ambience-office-studio-y-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/ambience-office-studio-y-1-810x538.jpg" alt="Ambience Designs an Office for Studio Y That Produces an Evolving Kaleidoscope of Color All Day" /></a>
                                Multidisciplinary agency <a href="http://studioy.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio Y</a> reached out to lighting consultants <a href="https://www.ambiencelighting.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ambience</a> when they were moving into a <a href="http://studioy.com.au/ambience_lighting"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">new office</a> in Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. The two studios worked together, with Studio Y handling the interior design and ambience creating the, well, ambiance that needs #nofilter on Instagram. They reimagined the workspace so that it almost feels like you&#8217;re inside a prism surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colorful lights. The best part is that it evolves throughout the day as the light changes.
Smaller spaces were defined through the use of bright pastel colors and windows clad with dichroic film that looks differently depending on where you’re standing. Through layering and angles, visual perceptions can be skewed to reveal mesmerizing optical illusions. As the sun shifts, light and shadows combine with colors for an immersive environment that’s dynamic and ever-changing and bound to spark creativity. Photos by Ben Glezer.
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10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-flexible-furniture-options-for-any-modern-office/roundup-office-flexible-furniture-0-heartwork/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Roundup-Office-Flexible-Furniture-0-Heartwork-810x405.jpg" alt="10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office" /></a>
                                Contract furniture tends to be fairly expensive and costs can add up for small businesses every time they add an employee or two or need to reconfigure their setup. Plus, with more companies moving towards open plan offices and some on the move frequently as their businesses grow, it&#8217;s important for them to invest in furniture that&#8217;s flexible or multi-functional. That said, we went out on a hunt to find some practical furniture options for the office that can either pull double duty or are flexible so they be used in different ways.
Heartwork’s SQUARE desk system can be reconfigured into endless variations of workstations, conference tables, and even as a ping pong table. It’s designed so that it can easily be put together or taken apart with only a quarter – so, if you don’t need it for a spell, it can be stored flat. You can also choose
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Randy Bens Turns a Shipping Container into an Architecture Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/randy-bens-turns-a-shipping-container-into-an-architecture-studio/rba_office-randy-bens-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/RBA_Office-Randy-Bens-1-810x789.jpg" alt="Randy Bens Turns a Shipping Container into an Architecture Studio" /></a>
                                After working in a home office for a number of years, architect <a href="http://www.rb-architect.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Randy Bens</a> decided it was time to expand his practice in New Westminster, BC. Instead of renting a commercial office, he chose to make use of his backyard where he&#8217;d still be in close proximity to home. The solution? A <a href="http://www.rb-architect.com/rba-studio/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">modified shipping container</a> that became its own self-sufficient hub complete with a bathroom, kitchenette, and an open studio space.
Watch the install: The shipping container was designed offsite and delivered to its resting spot about 95% complete. The new office offers additional space for employees, more room to spread out, and the perfect spot to meet with clients and contractors. The oversized corten steel shipping container spans 40′ long, 11.5′ wide, and 9.5′ high and is built to last making it a smart option, especially if they decide to move and carry it to the new
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Arper Announces the Opening of Their Los Angeles Showroom

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/arper-announces-the-opening-of-their-los-angeles-showroom/arper-la-showroom-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Arper-LA-Showroom-1-810x517.jpg" alt="Arper Announces the Opening of Their Los Angeles Showroom" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/arper/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">long been fans</a> of <a href="https://www.arper.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Arper&#8217;s</a> minimalist approach to contract and residential furnishings and how they keep reimagining items used every day. The Italian brand continues to make their products easier to acquire for those of us in the American market with the opening of their third <a href="https://www.arper.com/us/en/stories/news/new-showroom-los-angeles"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">showroom</a>. The brand new space in downtown Los Angeles was designed by New York architect <a href="http://solveigfernlund.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Solveig Fernlund</a> with creative direction led by Barcelona-based <a href="http://lievorealtherr.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jeannette Altherr</a>.
The showroom spans 3,000-square-feet and features tall ceilings and massive windows which offers the perfect, light-filled backdrop for the various types of vignettes, which range from commercial to residential, small to large, etc. It’s separated into two main spaces – first, a lounge incorporating different seating environments, and the second, an office/meeting area with task-related collections. Overall, the LA showroom perfectly aligns with the brand’s impeccable use of color with a minimalist feel that makes each space feel
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Modular, Bauhaus-Inspired Seating by POOL for Petite Friture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modular-bauhaus-inspired-seating-by-pool-for-petite-friture/pool-grid-seating-petite-friture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Pool-Grid-Seating-Petite-Friture-1-810x603.jpg" alt="Modular, Bauhaus-Inspired Seating by POOL for Petite Friture" /></a>
                                Parisian design studio <a href="http://poolhouse.eu/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">POOL</a> first designed a daybed and then decided to expand the idea into a modular, Bauhaus-inspired collection of seating for French brand <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Petite Friture</a>. The <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/eng/18/prestations-et-references/references/contract/?filtre_collection=62"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRID</a> contract series includes various modules – two-seat sofa, armchairs, corner armchairs, chairs, a stool, and a coffee table – that can be arranged into all kinds of configurations to suit just about any lobby, reception area, office space, and even residential situations.
The GRID modules can be attached to one another so larger configurations stay together. It’s designed to allow as many or as few components to go together as needed for the space. Each piece consists of black tubular steel legs that hold a strapped wooden base, topped off with upholstered square and rounded cushions.
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Liqui Contracts Unveils the Theodore Bench Desk System

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/liqui-contracts-unveils-the-theodore-bench-desk-system/liqui-contracts_theodore-bench-desk-system-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Liqui-Contracts_Theodore-Bench-Desk-System-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Liqui Contracts Unveils the Theodore Bench Desk System" /></a>
                                <a href="http://liquicontracts.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Liqui Contracts</a>, a British furniture and lighting manufacturer, is set to launch the <a href="http://liquicontracts.com/theodore-bench-desk-system/#Theodore_Desk_Bench_System"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Theodore Bench Desk System</a> at next month&#8217;s <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design</a>. The design gets its name from the Theodore Roosevelt desk, a legendary desk designed by architect Charles Follen McKim in 1903 that&#8217;s been used by many of the United States&#8217; presidents. The original desk still exists after more than a century and the Theodore Bench Desk System is designed with the same regard – to be both a durable and functional space for all of your work-related duties.
The modern desk stands out with its minimalist aesthetic that’s designed to be used as a two-seater workstation. The system allows for multiple workstations to be connected to fit a number of people working in an open office setup. The Theodore desks can also be ordered with optional acoustic foam dividers for added privacy. Each desk is made in
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DESKter Sit & Stand Workstation by Malgorzata Wojtyczka

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/deskter-sit-stand-workstation-by-malgorzata-wojtyczka/deskter-sit-stand-desk-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/DESKter-sit-stand-desk-1-810x1043.jpg" alt="DESKter Sit &#038; Stand Workstation by Malgorzata Wojtyczka" /></a>
                                Designed as part of her Master&#8217;s Degree final project at the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts, the DESKter is a sit &amp; stand workstation, by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mwojtyczka/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Małgorzata Wojtyczka</a>, that gives you the best of both worlds. Standing desks have been growing in popularity in recent years with all of the news on sitting being bad for our bodies. But, standing full-time isn&#8217;t always ideal either. With DESKter, you can switch back and forth as needed for both health and comfort.
The workstation is made for adults and children for use in offices, public areas, schools, and even at home. DESKter is composed of three pieces – the supporting structure and two bent plywood desktops that can easily move into any of the various positions. If you’re ready to transport the desk or move it out of the way, it folds up and stores the desktops in additional slots. It’s also
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De Vorm Felt Chairs Made with Recycled Plastic Bottles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/de-vorm-felt-chairs-made-with-recycled-plastic-bottles/devorm-pet-chairs-1-pod/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/DeVorm-PET-Chairs-1-Pod-810x532.jpg" alt="De Vorm Felt Chairs Made with Recycled Plastic Bottles" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.devorm.nl/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">De Vorm</a> is not only bringing sleek designs to the office, they&#8217;re bringing designs that are made from materials that are better for the environment. The <a href="http://www.devorm.nl/products/pod"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pod PET Felt Privacy Chair</a>, designed by Benjamin Hubert, and the Nook PET Felt Lounge Chair, by Johan van Hengel, are comfortable workspace chairs made from PET Felt, a recyclable material made from plastic bottles. The material is strong and durable and as an added bonus, it helps dampen sound in busy office environments.
The Pod PET Felt Privacy Chair is perfect for offices when an employee needs a bit of privacy to work or take a call. The tall, wrapped sides envelop the user while helping to reduce sound when in a larger space. It’s outfitted with a back cushion and seat cushion for added comfort. Every aspect of the Pod is customizable, from the shell, cushions, and wooden frame, helping to complement
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Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hollandse-nieuwe-designs-happy-headquarters-for-a-funeral-insurance-company/dela-hq-hollandse-nieuwe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Dela-HQ-Hollandse-Nieuwe-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company" /></a>
                                While their business might be on the morbid side (funeral insurance), DELA&#8217;s goal is to take care of the ones that remain. Their human-focused approach not only falls on their insurance clients, but on their employees as well, which comes through in their <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/hoofdkantoor-dela/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">brand-new headquarters</a> in Eindhoven. Designed by <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hollandse Nieuwe</a>, the new digs span 5,800-square-meters and house office floors, a restaurant, and a meeting center, all with a comfortable, approachable aesthetic.
The colorful interiors aim to be a healthy and inspiring environment where the employees can thrive. Colors were incorporated to help define the work areas, which include a variety of types of flexible workspaces they can utilize. Workspaces and casual seating areas were placed around the perimeter to maximize daylight and views while working. The designers incorporated greenery throughout to add a natural element that also cleans the air. The ground floor was given a double-height glass
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Adidas Valley’s Colorful and Casual Workspace by Actincommon

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-valleys-colorful-and-casual-workspace-by-actincommon/adidas-valley-actincommon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Adidas-Valley-Actincommon-1-810x518.jpg" alt="Adidas Valley&#8217;s Colorful and Casual Workspace by Actincommon" /></a>
                                <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/adidas-valley-2/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas Valley</a> is an open workspace within the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that offers its employees a casual spot to catch up on some work, meet up with a colleague, or take a break. Designed by Berlin-based <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Actincommon</a>, the project features platforms that weave in and out of beds of plants creating a working landscape. The layers include different types of tables and seating that help break up the massive space into smaller, less overwhelming zones.
The cold concrete floors and bland office building details become the backdrop to a vivid palette of mostly primary colors, as well as touches of turquoise. A floating conference room rests atop a wooden deck with bold yellow curtains for the walls that can open and close when privacy is needed. A yellow floor and black furnishings complete the hard-to-miss space within a space. They even added a smoothie bar for Adidas
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Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi Launch 2nd CANOPY Shared Workspace Location

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-and-amir-mortazavi-launch-2nd-canopy-shared-workspace-location/yves-behar-canopy-jackson-square-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Yves-Behar-CANOPY-Jackson-Square-1-810x569.jpg" alt="Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi Launch 2nd CANOPY Shared Workspace Location" /></a>
                                Shared workspaces have been popping up all over the world as more people work remotely and they&#8217;ve become incredibly appealing making joining one a no-brainer. One such establishment is <a href="https://canopy.space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CANOPY</a> Jackson Square, a serene coworking space in San Francisco designed by <a href="https://fuseproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Behar</a> and Amir Mortazavi of <a href="http://m-projects.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M-PROJECTS</a>. Spanning 13,000-square-feet, the interior offers a modern, ergonomically designed environment that incorporates glass-enclosed private offices, open workstations, conference rooms, a lounge, a cafe, phone booths, a Mother&#8217;s Room, and an outdoor work terrace.
The soothing color palette pays homage to the surrounding neighborhoods of North Beach, Jackson Square, the Financial District, and Chinatown. They merged textured black and concrete surfaces with soft pinks and greens through layers of contemporary office furnishings from Herman Miller, including Behar’s own Sayl Chairs and Public Office Landscape Tables, Charles and Ray Eames Chairs, as well as Chadwick Modular Seating and Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables from Brian Alexander. CANOPY
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A Flexible Workshop and Lounge for the Volkswagen Group’s Carmeq

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-flexible-workshop-and-lounge-for-the-volkswagen-groups-carmeq/carmeq-volkswagen-actincommon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Carmeq-Volkswagen-Actincommon-1-810x438.jpg" alt="A Flexible Workshop and Lounge for the Volkswagen Group&#8217;s Carmeq" /></a>
                                Berlin-based <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/carmeq/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carmeq GmbH</a>, part of the Volkswagen Group, needed an office update to allow the employees more flexibility with how and where they worked. <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Actincommon</a> was hired to solve the problem and they gave them an open layout that housed both a place to work and a section to lounge.
The new, light-filled workspace was designed to stimulate and increase creativity and is filled with a range of furniture that can be moved and configured into endless setups as needed. The area allows for team brainstorming, group meetings, or just a comfortable place for individual employees to get some work done. The stadium-like furniture pieces offer double rows of seating with openings on the end for storage. The backs are upholstered for additional comfort while also helping to reduce sound and add a touch of privacy if needed. Around back, the furniture modules are open to store stools for
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A Flexible Workshop and Lounge for the Volkswagen Group’s Carmeq

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-flexible-workshop-and-lounge-for-the-volkswagen-groups-carmeq/carmeq-volkswagen-actincommon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Carmeq-Volkswagen-Actincommon-1-810x438.jpg" alt="A Flexible Workshop and Lounge for the Volkswagen Group&#8217;s Carmeq" /></a>
                                Berlin-based <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/carmeq/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carmeq GmbH</a>, part of the Volkswagen Group, needed an office update to allow the employees more flexibility with how and where they worked. <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Actincommon</a> was hired to solve the problem and they gave them an open layout that housed both a place to work and a section to lounge.
The new, light-filled workspace was designed to stimulate and increase creativity and is filled with a range of furniture that can be moved and configured into endless setups as needed. The area allows for team brainstorming, group meetings, or just a comfortable place for individual employees to get some work done. The stadium-like furniture pieces offer double rows of seating with openings on the end for storage. The backs are upholstered for additional comfort while also helping to reduce sound and add a touch of privacy if needed. Around back, the furniture modules are open to store stools for
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BuzziMood Brings Nature to Acoustical Wall Solutions

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/buzzimood-brings-nature-to-acoustical-wall-solutions/buzzispace_buzzimood_grosser-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/BuzziSpace_BuzziMood_Grosser-1-810x608.jpg" alt="BuzziMood Brings Nature to Acoustical Wall Solutions" /></a>
                                Between constant chatter, machines humming, and general movement, companies continue to seek ways to reduce noise levels in their offices and while there are plenty of options out there, few are doing it like Belgian brand <a href="http://buzzi.space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Buzzispace</a>. They&#8217;re always taking a creative route when it comes to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/BuzziSpace/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">acoustical solutions, furniture, and lighting</a> for the workplace and their latest release even goes a step further. They enlisted American designer <a href="https://www.corygrosser.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cory Grosser</a> who decided to take an organic approach to the age-old noise problem. Instead of looking to textiles for a solution, Grosser turned to nature, more specifically, preserved reindeer moss for a primary material. BuzziMood also takes on the living wall trend but where it differs is that the moss is low-maintenance as it needs no water.
Greenery has proven to increase the happiness and well-being of workers, and BuzziMood, like its name suggests, aims to offer more relaxing environments through
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Kiik Modular Seating Collection by Iwasaki Design Studio for Arper

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                                Designed by <a href="http://iwasaki-design-studio.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Iwasaki Design Studio</a> for <a href="https://www.arper.com/ww/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Arper</a>, <a href="https://www.arper.com/ww/en/products/collections/kiik_2"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kiik</a> is a modular collection of seating, tables, ottomans, and consoles created for times of gathering, working, and relaxing in various settings, like offices, waiting rooms, lounges, and mixed-use areas. The components can be arranged into any number of configurations to work in any given space.
Each item can be customized – the seats come with or without backrests, the tables can be circular, triangular, square, or rectangular in shape, ottomans can be added, the consoles can be low or raised in height, and the upholstery is available in different colors and textures – proving that the collection is designed to complement any interior.
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The Vancouver Office of Slack Technologies by Leckie Studio

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                                <a href="http://www.leckiestudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Leckie Studio</a> created a new headquarters for communications-based software company <a href="http://www.leckiestudio.com/commercial/#/slack-1/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Slack</a> in downtown Vancouver&#8217;s Yaletown district. The project included renovating the industrial space while keeping the original character of the building, like exposed brick, wooden beams, and exposed ductwork and mechanics that keep the office running.
The interior boasts skylights and large windows that allow natural daylight to enter and fill the space. A large moss-covered wall brings an organic element into the industrial interior. A massive staircase and stadium seating connect two of the floors through an open atrium. The office has mobile meeting rooms that can be rolled to other spaces for smaller groups or just additional privacy. They also have semi-private cubbies that allow for Skype meetings and phone calls that won’t disturb people around them. Photos by Ema Peter.
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SITIA’s Furniture Concept for Customizable Environments

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                                Contract furniture brand <a href="http://www.sitia.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SITIA</a> introduced new designs for office and hospitality settings that offer endless possibilities for customization. The new pieces were on display at Salone del Mobile as <em>the human rooms</em> as a way to show the various products in different scenarios and setups. While the designs might be seen one way, SITIA makes each one such that it can be completely personalized to a customer&#8217;s preference resulting in comfortable environments for all to enjoy.
Laguna is a modular sofa designed by Elena Trevisan with a 50s aesthetic. The series comes in various modules from curvy to straight that can create any kind of sculptural landscape. Pergy, by Pergentino Battocchio and MM Company, is an upholstered armchair with a curvy back for comfort. Designed by MM Company, Lovers is a series of coffee tables with marble or wood tops supported by a thin iron base. The tables come in
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