Workplace

August 10, 2020

Reapproaching Base Camp

As anyone involved in a commercial construction or design project knows, it’s not a simple A-to-Z process. There are budgets to consider, stakeholders to involve, and let’s not forget that an ongoing global pandemic brings health and safety to the forefront of every discussion. We know that Interface isn’t the only organization thinking about COVID-19’s implications to our built space, but we think it might be helpful to publicly chart our process in hopes that it might help others.

June 18, 2020

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

April 30, 2020

Designing for Distance

Undoubtedly, you’ve been part of the ongoing speculation driving the design world: What does the office look like after COVID-19? What will change? What won’t? While it’s hard to know what the full impact of the coronavirus looks like at this moment, design will play a huge role in how safe we feel in our physical spaces.

January 3, 2020

How Design Inspires Creativity in the Workplace

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.

September 27, 2019

How Engaging the Senses Creates Meaningful Design

What makes a well-designed space? It’s a question that prompts many answers, but ultimately the goal of an interior environment is to move forward the intention of a space and engage the user in meaningful ways. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

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.…

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…