Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won’t Make You Cringe

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/maayan-zusman-designs-a-modern-medical-office-that-wont-make-you-cringe/medical-clinic-maayan-zusman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Medical-Clinic-Maayan-Zusman-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won&#8217;t Make You Cringe" /></a>
                                Let&#8217;s be honest. Most of us would rather avoid medical offices, not just because it means having to go see a doctor, but because most of them are bland, boring, and downright depressing. Thanks to <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maayan Zusman</a>, this <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/kikar-hamedina-clinic"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">plastic surgery clinic</a> in Tel Aviv doesn&#8217;t fall into that sad category. Instead, the office offers a fresh approach, which made the doctor happy and his patients as well.
Instead of those uncomfortable chairs that awkwardly face each other in the waiting room, Zusman designed a dual sided structure down the middle with seats facing in opposite directions. This offers patients both additional privacy and connection. The upholstered cushions feature soft fabrics in fun colors like teal and mauve that are carried throughout the office. The floors are darkly stained and paired with white walls and cabinetry for a clean, modern aesthetic. Photography by Itay Benit.
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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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Where I Work: Matthew Hufft of Hufft

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/where-i-work-matthew-hufft/where-i-work-hufft-25-matthew-hufft/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-25-Matthew-Hufft-810x606.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Matthew Hufft of Hufft" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=348662" rel="attachment wp-att-348662" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-348662" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft-810x1080.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1080" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft-810x1080.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft-800x1066.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft-768x1024.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft-500x666.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Where-I-Work-Hufft-26-Matthew-Hufft.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
Hufft is a busy Kansas City, Missouri design firm founded in 2005 by Jesse and Matthew Hufft, who recently expanded and opened up a second office in Bentonville, Arkansas. In the 13+ years since its inception, the award-winning studio has amassed a diverse portfolio of architectural, fabrication, and construction projects that have been featured in the likes of Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Esquire, and more. In 2008, they brought the fabrication division, which includes a Digital Studio, Wood Studio, Metal Studio, and Finish Studio, under the Hufft brand further elevating their capabilities. From architecture, interior design, object design, and building, they’ve become an all-in-one design house that focuses on collaboration and quality craftsmanship. For this month’s Where I Work, principal and co-founder Matthew Hufft takes us inside his world to show us around his office and to give us some insight into how he works and
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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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A Kyiv Therapist Gets a Scandinavian Zen Studio by Olga Fradina

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-kyiv-therapist-gets-a-scandinavian-zen-studio-by-olga-fradina/kamala-center-olga-fradina-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Kamala-Center-Olga-Fradina-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Kyiv Therapist Gets a Scandinavian Zen Studio by Olga Fradina" /></a>
                                <a href="http://olgafradina.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Olga Fradina</a> renovated this 78-square-meter (approx. 840-square-foot) interior in Kyiv, Ukraine on a budget, with a Scandinavian zen aesthetic for a practitioner that focuses on color therapy, Aura-Soma, counseling, massage, yoga, and meditation. The Kamala Center was designed to reflect functionality for the client and her patients, which involved a new layout, as well as a kitchen, reception and tea room, massage room, shower room, and consult room.
Fradina designed the wall rack in the Aura-Soma room to house the colorful bottles of oil used in the treatment where it becomes a key pieces in the room’s decor. The design blends minimalism with a nod to industrial with special attention paid to the color scheme, as color therapy is a large part of the client’s practice. Rich soothing colors were used throughout with the goal of making patients feel calm and relaxed during their treatments. Fradina worked with Ukrainian furniture designers
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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

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kiik-modular-seating-collection-by-iwasaki-design-studio-for-arper/kiik-arper-iwasaki-design-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/KIIK-Arper-Iwasaki-Design-1-810x486.jpg" alt="Kiik Modular Seating Collection by Iwasaki Design Studio for Arper" /></a>
                                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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Best of NeoCon 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-neocon-2018/neocon18-roundup-0-knoll-textiles/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/NeoCon18-Roundup-0-knoll-textiles-810x773.jpg" alt="Best of NeoCon 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a> has once again come and gone and this year’s show marked the 50th year of bringing the latest and greatest in the commercial design world to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show presented a host of innovative textiles and workspace offerings that can and will change the landscape of offices and other commercial settings for years to come. Brands are spending more time focusing on noise reduction, privacy, and comfort, with aesthetics and ergonomics playing a key role. Check out below to see some of our favorite finds at this year’s NeoCon.
KnollTextiles also launched a new collection of wallcoverings by Trove. The Atmosphere Collection comes in several variations, each with a watercolor-like feel, including Cascade (below). Ghislaine Viñas launched her first-ever textile collection – the Curious Crowd collection with HBF Textiles where she was inspired by sea slugs and jellyfish. The colors, patterns, and shapes are reflected in the
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Where I Work: Sarah Yarborough of Raleigh Denim Workshop

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/where-i-work-sarah-yarborough-of-raleigh-denim-workshop/where-i-work-sarah-raleigh-denim-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Sarah Yarborough of Raleigh Denim Workshop" /></a>
                                When <a href="https://raleighdenimworkshop.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Raleigh Denim</a> launched in 2007, their goal was simply to make a great pair of jeans. They made every pair by hand out of their apartment, initially selling to friends and family and then expanding out-of-town when they received an order for Barney&#8217;s. Over time the brand organically grew and with growth, their need for additional sewing machines sent them down the rabbit hole of North Carolina&#8217;s prominent textile industry. Today, each pair of jeans is made on their old textile machines they&#8217;ve restored by expertly trained jeansmiths, each of which are taught to make the jeans from raw fabric to finished pair. The brand hasn&#8217;t stopped at jeans though – they&#8217;ve been collaborating with Bernhardt Design for the last few years on <a href="https://design-milk.com/looking-textile-collection-raleigh-denim-bernhardt-design/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">textiles</a> and a recently unveiled work table and seating collection. The co-founders behind the Raleigh Denim Workshop brand, Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko, are celebrating their 10th <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-345916" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Where-I-Work-Sarah-Raleigh-Denim-1.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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The Vancouver Office of Slack Technologies by Leckie Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-vancouver-office-of-slack-technologies-by-leckie-studio/leckie-studio_slack_office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Leckie-Studio_Slack_office-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Vancouver Office of Slack Technologies by Leckie Studio" /></a>
                                <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

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sitias-furniture-concept-for-customizable-environments/sitia-the-human-rooms-1_laguna/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Sitia-the-human-rooms-1_LAGUNA-810x581.jpg" alt="SITIA&#8217;s Furniture Concept for Customizable Environments" /></a>
                                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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Exploring the Future of Workspaces with Work/Space STORY

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/exploring-future-workspaces-work-space-story/work-place-story-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/work-place-story-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Exploring the Future of Workspaces with Work/Space STORY" /></a>
                                Founded by Rachel Schechtman, <a href="http://thisisstory.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">STORY</a> is a multi-functional concept located in Manhattan, New York. It acts as an installation space, co-working space, retail shop, and brand showcase that changes every 4-8 weeks to explore a new topic or &#8220;story&#8221; like beauty, home for the holidays, or, most recently, workspaces. In a special edition of STORY, Schechtman collaborated with <a href="https://www.bludot.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Blu Dot</a> to create the <a href="https://thisisstory.com/stories/work-space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Work/Space</a> STORY to explore the future of workspaces, so we caught up with both her and Blu Dot to get their opinion on how design affects the workplace and which items are particularly buzz-worthy in store&#8230;
Why did you pick this neighborhood? RS: I wanted an area that was up and coming and that reflected what I hoped the brand and business would represent – discovery and doing things first! Where did you get the name for the store? RS: The store is like a living magazine –
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The Herman Miller Cosm Tilts Itself Into the Best Position Possible

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/herman-miller-cosm-tilts-automatically/herman_miller-cosm-taskchair-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Herman_Miller-Cosm-taskchair-0-810x648.jpg" alt="The Herman Miller Cosm Tilts Itself Into the Best Position Possible" /></a>
                                Herman Miller tapped Berlin-based designers Carola Zwick, Roland Zwick, and Burkhard Schmitz at <a href="http://www.seven5.com/pages/en.php?lang=EN"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio 7.5</a> to deliver something often advertised, but rarely delivered: a task chair engineered to offer self-adjusting comfort bespoke to the user&#8217;s height, weight, and position. After 8 years of research and development, the studio developed the Auto-Harmonic Tilt system as the foundation of the new <a href="https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/office-chairs/cosm-chairs/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Herman Miller Cosm chair</a>, a self-adapting work seat that takes the guesswork out of finding the most comfortable – and healthy – position to work from.
The 113 year old company unveiled the Cosm at this year’s Salone del Mobile 2018 as an example of next generation seating designed to automatically adjust to not only the endless varieties of seating positions people work from, but also in acknowledgment that many work environments now use chairs communally. When your chair may become another’s seating the next hour, and vice versa,
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Celebrating 50 Years of Design With NeoCon

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                                It’s T-minus less than two weeks until the <a href="http://www.neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">50th edition of the annual NeoCon show</a> and we’re gearing up to uncover what’s new in the commercial design world. The show takes place from June 11-13, 2018 at The Mart in Chicago and will be spread out over five floors. Here&#8217;s what you can expect + get excited for:
Since its launch in 1969, NeoCon has had a colorful and exciting history, including a terrible fire that destroyed the original site of the first ever NeoCon. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the show launched the NeoCon blog to rediscover the “people, products and parties that made up the first 49 years of NeoCon.”

(L-R): Art Gensler, Cheryl Durst, Cindy Allen, Nick Thompson, Carol Ross Barney

This year, some of the leading names in design and beyond will be speaking in four marquee presentations (which are free to register), including: Art
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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

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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

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                                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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