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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.

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.

An exciting upcoming event from Arper


Clerkenwell Design Week
24-26 May 2016

Arper @Clerkenwell Design Week 2016
© Mark Cocksedge

Arper is one of the key players in Clerkenwell. During Clerkenwell Design Week 2016, Arper will open its doors to present its five new collections and some range additions launched at the Salone del Mobile 2016.

Among the 2016 new products, Arper introduced the Catifa new collections, the new Parentesit freestanding and the adaptable and dynamic system of tables − Meety, Wit and Yop −.

 

Opening Night Party
Tuesday 24th May
6.30pm to 10.00pm

Arper Showroom
11 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PA

Directions:
Bus 55-243 Stop Goswell Rd/Aldersgate St
Underground Barbican
Railway Farrindgon


Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week last year
19-21 May 2015

© Mark Cocksedge

Opening Night Party
Tuesday 19th May
6.30pm to 9.30pm

© Mark Cocksedge
© Mark Cocksedge

Making & Dwelling
Thursday 21 May 2015
Talk from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
After party until 9pm

© Stefano Carniel

Arper is collaborating with RIBA ( Royal Institute of British Architects ) to host a lively debate entitled “Making & Dwelling”. The panel discussion will cover how architecture, design, health and social ties affect Londoners. How can we create the perfect work/life balance? What role should architects and developers play? How can we work together to create a true community?

Experts in this field will share their personal experiences and professional views of best practice.

Moderator:
David Michon – Editor, Icon Magazine

Panellists:
Dr. Rory Hyde
Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Natasha Bonugli
Workspace Director, BDG architecture + design

Roz Barr
Vice President for Education, RIBA

Roberto Archetti
Brand Director, Arper

© Stefano Carniel

Arper Showroom
11 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PA

© Mark Cocksedge
© Mark Cocksedge
© Mark Cocksedge