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Humanscale and Huffington Partnership

Humanscale and Huffington Partnership

New Design Initiatives To Combat Stress In The Workplace

Humanscale, a design firm specializing in wellbeing solutions in the workplace, recently partnered with Arianna Huffington’s new company Thrive Global, in a joint venture to create new initiatives to combat fatigue, stress, and burnouts in the office.


Quickstand Lite © Humanscale

Quickstand Lite © Humanscale

Humanscale and Thrive Global’s new joint initiative includes a pop-up shop in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood starting in December, which will offer live demonstrations, education, and trials of products for the workplace. Their collective goal is to provide “an integrated approach to ending stress” through corporate trainings and “an e-commerce platform that offers top technology and well-being products,” says the official release.

“We are a company deeply rooted in science and dedicated to helping people go from knowing what to do to bring more well-being into their lives to actually doing it,” Arianna Huffington says in the release. “I am so excited about the amazing collection of products, services and technologies we’re featuring at Thrive Global that will help people improve their well-being and productivity and lead healthier and more joyful lives.”

Quickstand Lite © Humanscale

Quickstand Lite © Humanscale

According to a report by the American Psychology Association, “workers at every level are experiencing increased tension and uncertainty.” With longer work hours and open space offices becoming the norm, the need for new ergonomic workplace designs is more pressing than ever. It’s no longer simply a matter of designing for aesthetics and functionality, but also for productivity and wellness.

Humanscale aims to design “functional, lasting ergonomic products that [are] easy to use and promote a healthy work environment” with an emphasis on the human factor. The new initiatives include a media platform designed for “conversation about well-being and productivity” to “end the stress and burnout epidemic,” and a range of physical workstations featuring sit-stand desks, task lighting, and keyboard systems.

Float Table © Humanscale

Float Table © Humanscale

New workplace solutions will be on display at Thrive Global’s NYC store from December 1st – January 15, 2017.

Orgatec Trade Fair

Orgatec Trade Fair

ORGATEC 2016

Workspace Group always keeps up with the latest trends in the office furniture industry. To keep things up to beat, Justine Welch (Workspace Group Brand Director), Gaurav Jaiswal (Humanspace), and Gordon Long (TFP) will be visiting ORGATEC, the industry’s leading international trade fair for modern working worlds. As job markets increasingly change and workspaces become more and more dynamic, this year’s theme aptly diverts its focus from products to themed worlds  dividing the fair into  four categories: “Contract”, “Mobile”, “Space” and “Office”. Our team will surely be getting valuable design ideas for inspiring work environments – in the office, in public space, at home, and on the go.

We’ll keep you posted for more updates!

start_mobileYou can look forward to new perspectives, inspiring concepts and market-leading solutions on the topic of work.

OFFICE

At ORGATEC’s OFFICE themed world, you will find furnishing ideas that generate enthusiasm and effective organisation and presentation systems.

CONTRACT

The CONTRACT themed world shows comprehensive furnishing solutions for working in the public sphere.

MOBILE

In the MOBILE themed world, the leading providers of ICT products and services for the mobile office will be presenting innovative solutions that make communication more flexible and collaboration even simpler.

SPACE

You will find out all about solutions for integrated room conception and design in ORGATEC’s SPACE themed world.

WHY ARE WE COMING TO ORGATEC ?

Because at ORGATEC, we’ll find the best platform for our business

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As the industry’s only innovation and trend trade fair, ORGATEC presents the whole world of work, deals with the current questions and presents new solutions: from furnishing to flooring, acoustics and lighting to media and data processing.

At the industry’s leading international trade fair, you’re at the heart of the action and in the best environment for doing great business. Because this is where you’ll meet the important decision-makers: leading traders and buyers from all the big companies, representatives of small and medium-sized companies as well as architects, planners, and interior decorators.

THE WHO’S WHO OF THE INDUSTRY

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If you want to see the whole world of work, come to Cologne! ORGATEC’s status as the industry’s leading fair and international business hub has been underlined by the impressive figures from 2014: 624 companies from 41 countries, 66 % of those coming from abroad, with 72 % of exhibitors satisfied or even very satisfied with the degree to which they achieved their fair objectives.

Exhibitors from abroad

72 %

From near and far: Origin of the exhibitors

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Kastel

Kastel

Kastel – Everyday We Create

Kastel successfully operates in the industry with a diversified production of office chairs, home, and community.

Propose comfort in conjunction with the design and ‘This is the company’s mission, the principle that guides every step of the production activity.

Any proposal Kastel stems from a thorough analysis in terms of ergonomics, space ratio and the shape, material selection, choice of colors to offer the maximum functionality associated with an image of high prestige, and quality guaranteed that is constant in the execution.

Kastel, an important point of reference, this became even for the extreme professionalism and competence of its staff up to date and able to follow and accommodate a continuously evolving market.

Pedrali Urban Life stand wins

Pedrali Urban Life stand wins

Pedrali Urban Life stand wins the Red Dot Award 2016

Pedrali “Urban Life” stand, designed by Migliore + Servetto Architects for the 55th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan, received the Red Dot Award 2016 for the Communication Design category. The project places the visitor at the centre of a kaleidoscopic urban setting to explore Pedrali new proposals.
A skyline made up of a succession of houses silhouettes which, on different levels, reproduce an urban landscape created through the lightness of opalescent Lexan profiles with accents of light.
The central square – surrounded by views over the interior of the houses that  host  different furniture collections – leads though, offering spaces for rest and sharing emphasized by tall portals, and opens  up to the reception area and the raised back lounge. From here it’s possible to access to a restricted zone: an exhibition space but also a hospitality area for follow-up meetings.

Red Dot Award is the international prize issued by Red Dot Institute constituted by a jury of 26 design experts that rewards the best products and projects of the year. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated entries from 46 countries. The awards ceremony will take place on 4th of November at Konzerthaus in Berlin.