A Los Angeles Warehouse Becomes Roger Animation Studio by CHA:COL

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-los-angeles-warehouse-becomes-roger-animation-studio-by-chacol/chacol-roger-tv-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/chacol-roger-tv-office-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Los Angeles Warehouse Becomes Roger Animation Studio by CHA:COL" /></a>
                                This former garment manufacturing warehouse in Los Angeles&#8217; Silver Lake neighborhood has now become the home of independent animation and motion graphics studio, <a href="http://roger.tv/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Roger</a>. The 6,500-square-foot <a href="https://www.chacol.net/roger-tv"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">space</a> was renovated by <a href="https://www.chacol.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CHA:COL, Inc.</a>, who were tasked with bringing the industrial building up to code. In order to house the young company, the firm had to design workspace for 30 animators, 6 producers with 4 private offices, 3 editing suites, 2 conference rooms, 3 bathrooms, an empty shooting space for green screen work, a kitchen, and lounge.
The layout was designed to include a central area, dubbed The Pit, that’s used for working, eating, having a meeting, or just taking a break. It was designed out of laminated plywood and features a bar-type counter, bleacher seating, and a display area. Surrounding The Pit is a loop left open for circulation to the surrounding areas. Instead of masking the industrial nature of
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Where I Work: Kiki & Joost

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/where-i-work-kiki-joost/where-i-work-kikiandjoost-0a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Where-I-Work-KikiandJoost-0a-810x597.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Kiki &#038; Joost" /></a>
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Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk are the Dutch designers behind Kiki & Joost, an Eindhoven-based studio where the duo creates work together, as well as individually. They moved into their industrial space about a year ago, a move not surprising as they’re well-versed in studio moves from their 17 plus years partnered up. Their varied processes and aesthetics are seen throughout their work, which can be viewed on display in their space, showing just how well their diverse designs work together. In this month’s Where I Work, the pair sits down to share a look inside their eclectic studio as well as a glimpse into how they work. What is your typical work style? We have a big workshop where we go every day, we try to give ourselves a schedule and go back home to friends and family. But ideas don’t have a schedule and
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LINC Is Steelcase’s European Office of Tomorrow

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/linc-is-steelcases-european-office-of-tomorrow/steelcase-linc-hub-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Steelcase-LINC-hub-1-810x721.jpg" alt="LINC Is Steelcase&#8217;s European Office of Tomorrow" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.steelcase.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Steelcase</a> has opened what they call the &#8220;office of tomorrow.&#8221; <a href="https://www.steelcase.com/find-us/locations/europe-middle-east-and-africa/munich-germany/#overview"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LINC (Learning + Innovation Center)</a> is located in Munich, Germany, a European city growing in recognition for design, focusing on creativity for employees, dealers, and guests to come together to &#8220;lead, learn and innovate the future of work.&#8221; To make it happen, the design team at Steelcase partnered with <a href="http://www.henn.com/en#design"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Henn Architects</a> and <a href="http://www.patrickjouin.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patrick Jouin &amp; Manku Design</a> to reimagine the building.
Massive windows open the interior up to the bustling city outdoors while filling the space with natural light. Seating areas of all sizes are thoughtfully placed throughout the workplace with differently levels of privacy. LINC spans 14,400-square-meters where a diverse group of people can collaborate and explore possibilities for the future of the workplace. Photos © Steelcase
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A New HQ for Dollar Shave Club in Marina del Rey by Rapt Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-new-hq-for-dollar-shave-club-in-marina-del-rey-by-rapt-studio/rapt-dollar-shave-club-hq-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Rapt-Dollar-Shave-Club-HQ-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A New HQ for Dollar Shave Club in Marina del Rey by Rapt Studio" /></a>
                                After quickly outgrowing their 26,000-square-foot office, <a href="https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dollar Shave Club</a> was in need of a new HQ to house all of their employees in Marina del Rey, California. They were able to acquire the space next door allowing them to create a much larger, 50,000-square-foot office that suited their needs. The company enlisted <a href="https://raptstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rapt Studio</a> to design CEO Michael Dubin&#8217;s dream space that focused on connection, collaboration, and comfort for employees and visitors alike.
The warehouse was gutted to make way for the open floor plan, which includes communal workspaces, “squad rooms”, a massage and relaxation room, barber shop, coffee bar with barista, showers, bike stations, and more perks to make it an enviable place to work. The new HQ brings all the employees together under one roof allowing everyone to work more efficiently and to increase creativity. Plants are placed throughout to bring a bit of outside in, although floor-to-ceiling
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A New HQ for Dollar Shave Club in Marina del Rey by Rapt Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-new-hq-for-dollar-shave-club-in-marina-del-rey-by-rapt-studio/rapt-dollar-shave-club-hq-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Rapt-Dollar-Shave-Club-HQ-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A New HQ for Dollar Shave Club in Marina del Rey by Rapt Studio" /></a>
                                After quickly outgrowing their 26,000-square-foot office, <a href="https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dollar Shave Club</a> was in need of a new HQ to house all of their employees in Marina del Rey, California. They were able to acquire the space next door allowing them to create a much larger, 50,000-square-foot office that suited their needs. The company enlisted <a href="https://raptstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rapt Studio</a> to design CEO Michael Dubin&#8217;s dream space that focused on connection, collaboration, and comfort for employees and visitors alike.
The warehouse was gutted to make way for the open floor plan, which includes communal workspaces, “squad rooms”, a massage and relaxation room, barber shop, coffee bar with barista, showers, bike stations, and more perks to make it an enviable place to work. The new HQ brings all the employees together under one roof allowing everyone to work more efficiently and to increase creativity. Plants are placed throughout to bring a bit of outside in, although floor-to-ceiling
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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11 Modern Home Offices That Will Make You Want to Get Sh#t Done

                                For those of us that work from home and others that still have work to do when then get home from the office, a well-organized home office is a necessity. Whether it&#8217;s in a cubby, closet, a corner, or in its own room, we all need a space we can get work done, pay bills, or respond to emails when we&#8217;re in the comforts of our own homes. Maybe it&#8217;s currently a mess or unfinished, so we decided to search around from some inspiration that will help get our workspaces in order so we can work at optimum capacity. Take a look at some of our favorite modern home offices we spotted hanging around the internet.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-home-offices-that-will-make-you-want-to-get-sht-done/roundup-modern-offices-0-berlin-barracks/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-0-Berlin-Barracks-810x578.jpg" alt="11 Modern Home Offices That Will Make You Want to Get Sh#t Done" /></a>
                                PR exec Tanja Demmerath and her husband Magnus Pieper, together with their two children, reimagined a former US Army barracks in Berlin for themselves. Now, the light-filled <a href="https://www.houzz.com/projects/2523569/houzzbesuch-die-lighthouse-family-von-berlin-dahlem"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home</a> includes this bright office with angled <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-341518" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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UHURU Adds to Their Minim Workplace Family with the MINIM RISE SIT|STAND

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uhuru-adds-to-their-minim-workplace-family-with-the-minim-rise-sitstand/minim-rise-sit-stand-desk-uhuru-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Minim-Rise-sit-stand-desk-Uhuru-1-810x648.jpg" alt="UHURU Adds to Their Minim Workplace Family with the MINIM RISE SIT&#124;STAND" /></a>
                                Brooklyn-based <a href="http://www.uhurucontract.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UHURU CONTRACT</a> continues to expand their Minim Workplace Family with the launch of <a href="http://www.uhurucontract.com/rise-sit-stand/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MINIM RISE SIT|STAND</a>, a dual workstation with lots of possibilities. As with all UHURU designs, they&#8217;ve considered every last detail, from the workstation&#8217;s proportions to the materials it&#8217;s made from, to offer the utmost functionality without sacrificing good design.
The MINIM RISE SIT|STAND is outfitted with a powerful electronic lift system that’s built right into the sturdy steel base so it’s hidden away from view. It can even come with both workstations set at a fixed height, both with the SIT|STAND option, or one of each, depending on the employees’ preferences. To customize it further, you can select from five different tabletop options, three steel base finishes, and three different colors of felt for the divider. Besides the customizable look of it, there are also options to choose what kind of integrated power outlets are preferred.
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The Mixer: A Shared Office Space in Tel Aviv

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-mixer-a-shared-office-space-in-tel-aviv/the-mixer-tlv-djerassi-naveh-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/The-Mixer-TLV-Djerassi-Naveh-1-810x541.jpg" alt="The Mixer: A Shared Office Space in Tel Aviv" /></a>
                                Architects <a href="http://www.talidj.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tali Djerassi</a> and Merav Naveh joined forces to transform two floors totaling 2000-square-feet into a shared office space. <a href="http://www.talidj.com/#/mixer/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Mixer</a>, located in Tel Aviv, was a challenge to design with its long, narrow layouts and windows only on the west side. The results are a variety of open work spaces, offices that house from one to eight people, informal seating areas, five kitchens, eating spaces, formal meeting rooms, and a welcoming reception and business lounge.
Since the spaces are long and narrow, they designed the layout into three sections lengthwise with pathways in between. Glass partition walls were used to allow light to penetrate the entire space. Sandwiched between some of the semi-private offices are public spaces, like kitchens and eating areas, sitting rooms, and open workspaces. The client requested that The Mixer felt like a home away from home, a pleasant place to work, yet with a
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Electronic Arts Gets a New Office Space in Montréal Designed by Sid Lee Architecture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/electronic-arts-gets-a-new-office-space-in-montreal/electronic-arts-office-sid-lee-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Electronic-Arts-office-Sid-Lee-1-810x506.jpg" alt="Electronic Arts Gets a New Office Space in Montréal Designed by Sid Lee Architecture" /></a>
                                <a href="https://sidleearchitecture.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sid Lee Architecture</a> were hired to design a new, four story <a href="https://sidleearchitecture.com/en/work/electronic-arts/2017/electronic-arts"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">office</a> for <a href="https://www.ea.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Electronic Arts</a> in Montréal at 2200 Rue Stanley. The office is designed to house game creators, who the company considers &#8220;highly qualified artisans&#8221;, therefore, they wanted a space that reflected that.
Overall, the actual workspace areas have a minimalist feel, while the common spaces have more personality. The simplicity is meant to give employees a blank canvas as a start for brainstorming sessions. They also focused on designing an environment that would spark creativity by including areas like a gallery, fireplace, writing desks, music, a library, lounge chairs, a workbench, recording tools, and a central seating area, to name a few. Photos by Stéphane Brügger, courtesy of v2com.
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Heartwork Brings Happiness and Functionality to the Workplace

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/heartwork-brings-happiness-and-functionality-to-the-workplace/heartwork-office-1-digital_lockers_sawhorse_desk/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Heartwork-Office-1-digital_lockers_sawhorse_desk-810x540.jpg" alt="Heartwork Brings Happiness and Functionality to the Workplace" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve ever worked in an office or had to seek office furniture out to purchase, you probably remember just how generic (and boring) the choices can be. Many brands just focus on the utilitarian aspect of contract furniture but luckily there are companies like <a href="http://heartwork.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Heartwork</a> that are changing the game.
The New York based Heartwork launched in 2012 filling a void in the workplace for pieces that were not only functional, but designed well and available in colors other than beige and light gray. The products are made from fully welded, commercial grade 18 gauge steel that brings industrial durability, and combined with their powder coated finishes in happy colors, you have a collection of furniture that would make it impossible to be sad while working. From desks, lockers, file cabinets, credenzas, shelves, storage cabinets, chairs, and accessories, Heartwork designs and makes it all, leaving no excuses for inefficient
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Get a Look at How Teknion Designed Their Zones Focus Pod

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/get-a-look-at-how-teknion-designed-their-zones-focus-pod/decon-teknion-zones-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Decon-Teknion-Zones-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Get a Look at How Teknion Designed Their Zones Focus Pod" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.teknion.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Teknion</a> partnered with London-based design studio <a href="http://pearsonlloyd.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PearsonLloyd</a> on a series of contract furniture for contemporary workspaces. We featured the <a href="http://www.teknion.com/products/product-details?productlineid=b28c7a6e-8e7a-673b-a6c8-ff64004460c4"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zones</a> collection <a href="https://design-milk.com/office-furniture-designed-for-the-modern-worker/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">before</a> and have decided to go in for a closer look at their cleverly designed Focus pods. With offices leaning towards open working environments, the need for smaller, more private spaces has popped up, making Focus a practical necessity. The semi-private pods are designed to reduce extraneous noise and give one person or a couple of people a comfortable spot to work and possibly collaborate without distractions. For this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Teknion and PearsonLloyd share a look at the extensive design process behind their Zones Focus pod.

PearsonLloyd’s preliminary Teknion portfolio analysis

Early sketches by Tom Lloyd for the Zones Collection

The design journey for this new collection started with a deep investigation and analysis of Teknion’s portfolio, during which PearsonLloyd identified areas that the brand could expand
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When a Vacant Department Store Becomes a Creative Workspace

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/when-a-vacant-department-store-becomes-a-creative-workspace/rdc-s111-urban-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/RDC-S111-Urban-Office-1-810x541.jpg" alt="When a Vacant Department Store Becomes a Creative Workspace" /></a>
                                Department stores have been closing up shop as people spend more money online than in actual stores, leaving abandoned buildings ready for the taking. Instead of these empty shells going to waste, people are going in and converting them, like <a href="http://rdcollaborative.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Retail Design Collaborative</a> and their sister company, <a href="http://www.studio-111.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio One Eleven</a>. They recently reimagined a vacant Nordstrom Rack in Long Beach, California, into the RDC-S111 Urban Office, a creative workspace that also performs as a hub for community engagement.
The vacant space offered up 34,100 square feet of potential for the two architectural firms that had previously inhabited the 21st and 22nd floors of a high rise. Longing to be better connected to the community, they set out to design the empty department store and create an “Urban Gallery,” a flexible and evolving workshop. The flexible layout affords the companies to work within a large, open space, with three raised sections
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When a Vacant Department Store Becomes a Creative Workspace

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/when-a-vacant-department-store-becomes-a-creative-workspace/rdc-s111-urban-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/RDC-S111-Urban-Office-1-810x541.jpg" alt="When a Vacant Department Store Becomes a Creative Workspace" /></a>
                                Department stores have been closing up shop as people spend more money online than in actual stores, leaving abandoned buildings ready for the taking. Instead of these empty shells going to waste, people are going in and converting them, like <a href="http://rdcollaborative.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Retail Design Collaborative</a> and their sister company, <a href="http://www.studio-111.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio One Eleven</a>. They recently reimagined a vacant Nordstrom Rack in Long Beach, California, into the RDC-S111 Urban Office, a creative workspace that also performs as a hub for community engagement.
The vacant space offered up 34,100 square feet of potential for the two architectural firms that had previously inhabited the 21st and 22nd floors of a high rise. Longing to be better connected to the community, they set out to design the empty department store and create an “Urban Gallery,” a flexible and evolving workshop. The flexible layout affords the companies to work within a large, open space, with three raised sections
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Winter Landscape-Inspired Office Pavilions and Dividers by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/winter-landscape-inspired-office-pavilions-and-dividers-by-johan-kauppi-for-glimakra/barn-fences-glimakra-johan-kauppi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Barn-Fences-Glimakra-Johan-Kauppi-1-810x573.jpg" alt="Winter Landscape-Inspired Office Pavilions and Dividers by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra" /></a>
                                With open workspaces becoming more popular, designers are developing more solutions to help combat noise, while still offering design-driven offices. Working in collaboration with <a href="http://glimakra.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Glimakra of Sweden</a>, designer <a href="https://www.kauppikauppi.se/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johan Kauppi</a> designed a collection of furniture for open offices to help with acoustics, as well as separation of spaces. <a href="http://glimakra.com/en/product/limbus-barn-fences/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Limbus Barn &amp; Fences</a> are a series of pavilions and partitions that aim to define and divide larger areas in offices and public spaces.
The designs still allow for an open space feel but they can create flexible rooms within a room for when more private sessions are necessary. The slatted structures are upholstered in acoustic fabric to reduce noisy distractions while still allowing you to see-through the panels. The Limbus Barns can be placed at different angles if more privacy is needed and they can be moved around for various setups as needs evolve over time. The Limbus Fences, resembling
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BuzziSpark Offers a Private Place to Lounge or Start a Conversation

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                                <a href="http://www.buzzi.space/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziSpace</a>, the playful brand that thoughtfully takes on <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/buzzispace/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">design challenges</a> like noisy offices, is set to release a clever sofa for lobbies, communal spaces, and offices this spring. Designed by <a href="http://www.alaingilles.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alain Gilles</a>, <a href="http://buzzi.space/buzzispark/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziSpark</a> invites users to relax in its cozy form cocooned by high-backed privacy screens that help reduce noise.
You can hide in the nook for privacy and quiet time all the while someone else is doing the same thing on the other end but facing in the opposite direction. If you’re both open to meeting a new friend, you can turn to them for a conversation. It can also be used in open office situations if two people want a private spot to collaborate. The tall screens also cut down on visual distractions so you can stay better focused on the task at hand. Coming in a few months, BuzziSpark will be available in multiple configurations,
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Mizetto and ADDI Collaborate to Create New Furniture for the Modern Workplace

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                                At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish furniture producer <a href="http://mizetto.se/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mizetto</a> debuted their first exhibit in collaboration with multidisciplinary design studio <a href="http://addi.se/design/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ADDI</a>. Inspired by the ever-changing needs in the workplace, they created three new innovative lines of products: the Arkityp, the Cottage, and the Frame.
The Arkityp is a modern take to the classic (and usually ugly) waste bins found in offices today. This updated version is designed to stand out rather than relegated to the dusty corners of the back office. Made from aluminum, it’s lighter and easier to transport and with its minimalist design, it makes it more appealing to recycle and, thereby, be environmentally-friendly. The Cottage is a system of three different storage units similar to lockers. Metal black frames add height, space and volume as well as open shelving. Last but not least, the Frame is a modular storage system that can be configured in multiple ways
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