The nature of work is changing out from beneath our feet. Workers are asking for telecommuting privileges, collaborative environments and a flexible work day. The workforce itself is changing with Generation X coming of age as decision-makers, while Net Geners have grown up customizing everything around them and bringing their own technology into the workplace.
What are the economic, societal and productivity costs associated with change? What are the design ramifications? Haworth has spent almost a decade worrying about the evolution of the work environment, and has created strategies and products to build spaces that address these new expectations.
Read about their strategies here.
Haworth takes home the IIDA “Best Large Showroom” award at NeoCon (MLive article here) With a glass and fire pit in the middle of their 3rd floor Merchandise Mart showroom, the calming space features a custom cement chaise and concrete coffee table with red leather chairs from the Haworth Collection.
Also announced at this year’s NeoCon is the Lively chair family. Available as a side chair and a task chair, the Lively chair incorporates design elements and ergonomic research from the Very and Zody seating families in a price-competitive offering.
Occupying space on the eighth floor of the Merchandise Mart, Haworth Healthcare Environments is the melding of last year’s Legacy Healthcare Furniture with Haworth’s Integrated Palette to create places where people feel better, work better, and thrive.
In addition to the IIDA showroom award, Haworth has captured the following NeoCon product awards: Lively – Gold in the Seating category, Planes Training Table – Gold in the Training & Work category, workware – Gold in the Technology Support category, and Belong – Silver in the Office Accessories category. See the winners here. Learn more about the Haworth spaces at NeoCon here.
Evidence-based design research shows that patient outcomes improve with the presence of family members during recovery. Debuting at NeoCon this year, the sleepToo sofa gives patient rooms a “virtual family room”. A sleeper. A recliner. A comfy table for two. All in a single piece of furniture occupying 20 square feet.
Watch Haworth’s Very chair with Tetro back survive a night of bowling. Manufactured using a four-shot process similar to automobile seating, the Tetro seat back combines high strength, low maintenance and great looks. Superior durability, cleanability and comfort. What’s not to like?