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2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

January 10, 2020

Blue is a color with universal appeal—it’s a shade we’re naturally drawn to in uncertain times. Blue is a sure sign of trust and stability when everything else seems chaotic. It’s also a color that naturally makes us feel safe and secure. So when Pantone recently announced Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020, we had to smile.

How Design Inspires Creativity in the Workplace

January 3, 2020

We’re all born with varying degrees of creativity. Enlightened by the digital revolution and the subsequent development of mobile technologies, employers prize creativity because it directly correlates to increased ideation and innovation. Now, companies that want to be competitive and innovative in today’s market are turning to workplace design as a solution to boost creativity.

A “Not So Normal” Day at Bowling Green State University

December 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Davis Wince, Ltd. blog. Located 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and a little over two hours north of Columbus, Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is anything but normal. Other than a brief visit for a soccer tournament some years ago, I had not experienced the…

Summit Vista Reaches New Heights in Senior Living

November 25, 2019

Set amidst Salt Lake City’s breathtaking mountain views, Utah’s first Life Plan Community, Summit Vista, is designed to look unlike any other retirement facility. Having grown up in his family’s assisted living business, Mark Erickson, CEO and executive director of Summit Vista, says, “We know how to operationally run things, but I didn’t want this…

Four Ways to Specify for a Positive Impact

November 12, 2019

Did you know that the building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs)? Architects and designers have a huge opportunity to specify products that promote green chemistry, a circular economy, and a healthier climate. Seem impossible? With the right knowledge and tools, it’s easier than you might think.

Leaving Our Handprint on the Planet

October 28, 2019

One drop of water in a still pond transfers energy to surrounding water molecules and produces a series of rings or ripples. Much like this one drop of water, a human action also triggers an effect – positive or negative. For Interface, our goal to have zero impact on the planet by 2020 has had measurable results not only for our business, but also for others.

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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