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January 12, 2021

Reimagining the Workplace for a Post-COVID World

These days, as we’re all learning to navigate a new normal, laying the grounds for an office where employees feel comfortable starts and ends with safety. It’s about adapting the workplace to solve issues like distancing, wayfinding, acoustics, and sustainability—all while maintaining a sense of style.

And companies such as Interface recognize that flooring is an essential design element when creating the foundation for a safe space.

December 7, 2020

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organizing your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cozy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

February 5, 2020

It’s All Gray

Neutrals are the foundation on which we build every palette. If I were to thumb through my closet right now, I’d find nothing but shades of gray (except for that “brown is the new black” shawl I bought on a whim last year). To that end, gray is the great equalizer of color and it’s always trending. Gray evolves with each season: from “cool” to “warm” to our current state of “true” gray, its versatility knows no bounds.

January 29, 2020

Carbon May Be Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

These days, it seems like Planet Earth has a lot of environmental problems. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily, myriad reports about Earth’s predicaments. Some of the biggest issues today include the plethora of plastic in the oceans, the disappearance of wildernesses to mono-cropping farmland, and the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But what if there was a way to turn a problem into a solution?

August 7, 2019

The Future of Design is Biomimicry

Before biologist Janine Benyus, biomimetic design was an amorphous idea, without a singular guiding methodology or end goal. That all changed with the publication of Benyus’s 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, which gave the world its first working definition of biomimicry and introduced us to the ingenious ways the Earth has thoroughly mitigated many design problems over its 3.8 billion-year development.

July 16, 2019

Sound Advice for Open Office Design

Open offices are here to stay, and so is the open office noise problem. For the modern workplace, corporate designers and specifiers should consider noise levels and employee needs for individual space. For example, noisy offices cause increased levels of stress and anxiety, according to the 2019 “What’s That Sound?” Workplace Acoustics Study from Interface.…

February 15, 2019

Three Big Myths About Chemicals in Carpet

Thanks to LEED and other popular green building standards, you know that looking for certified low off-gassing carpet is the first step to selecting a “healthier” carpet. But after “low-VOC,” what do you look for next? At the moment, the world of commercial interiors is squarely focused on issues of “healthy materials” and product ingredients.…