+Positive spaces

March 20, 2019

How to Foster Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

What does innovation mean? What does it mean to be innovative? At the inaugural Innovation Conference hosted by Interior Design and Interface, speakers and panelists gave their perspectives on what innovation looks like when it comes to retail, organizations, and sustainability. (For a summary of the entire day, check out Interior Design’s full coverage of…

September 11, 2018

How +Positive Spaces Can Create a Healthier Planet

Can a built space not only have a positive impact on those who occupy it, but also on the environment outside the building? We believe the answer is yes. Buildings of the past simply focused on the function and aesthetics of a space. As construction processes evolved, it became apparent that some of the development,…

June 4, 2018

Better Products Make for +Positive Spaces

People’s expectations of interior spaces are becoming increasingly complicated. To keep pace (and even outpace) our complex lives, today’s built environments must offer more than ever before. It’s not enough for the spaces we live and work in to simply exist – they need to contribute to our lives, offering something positive.

April 27, 2018

Making Art with the Floor: Inside the Mind of a Product Designer

How does a carpet go from initial inspiration to actual product on the floor? Unsurprisingly, it’s a very technical process. Like a finely tuned machine, Interface Global Product Designer Kari Pei and her team take in a lot of information and translate it into beautiful flooring. But it’s not as easy as it looks. Step…

March 29, 2018

Hospitality Comes to the Office

Blurred lines indicate that fast-moving trends shape the way we live, work and play. One such trend is the influence of the hospitality industry on corporate office design. Even as hospitality itself changes (i.e. lobby as living room, focus on well-being, impact of biophilic design, emphasis on locale, etc.), those developments are popping up in…

November 1, 2017

The Importance of Interior Design for Education Environments

Every learning facility wants to bring out the best in its students. While the quality of the curriculum is vital, it’s not the only factor. The interior should not be underestimated, so how do you design a positive space in which students and teachers flourish? This was the key question in the creation of the…

October 12, 2017

West Elm is Where Employees Feel at Home

Offering stylish furnishings from globally responsible sources, West Elm grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Their commitment to community initiatives, dedication to personal retail service, and desire to connect global artisan markets to their customers made them a magnet for attracting the millennial shopper. When their business took…