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Walls- What’s Trending from Neocon 2017

Launching four new products at Neocon year, Muraflex’s showroom provided an experience that embodied the value their product line can bring to a space.    ARCO Encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas in an architecturally discreet space with a superior level of acoustic privacy....

Flooring- What’s Trending from Neocon 2017

Blurring the lines between work and play – see which flooring manufacturers took to the forefront at #Neocon this year.       Bentley Bentley integrates work and play with the launch of its latest carpet introduction, The Outskirts. The collection reveals rich, textural patterns...

Tangram Ten // Liz Merritt

Please join us in welcoming Liz Merritt to the Tangram Family! Liz has joined us as the newest sales executive for Tangram Studio. Her background includes three years of sales and marketing experience, most recently for MASHstudios in Los Angeles. She’s a go-getter, performer and...

NeoCon Trends / 2017

Since 1969, NeoCon has served as the world’s most robust event of the year for the commercial design industry. Here are the six main trends we saw at this year’s show!   Raw Materials Getting back to the basics. The addition of raw materials in...

Mobile Technology is Changing Healthcare

Personal technology is ushering in a new era of health care. It is fundamentally changing how and where hospitals make medical decision. Hospitals render treatment through combination of wearable health monitor technologies, telemedicine, home diagnosis, and even pop-up retail settings. Health care

Bright Ideas: The Importance of Updating Lighting in a Modern Office Environment

Light plays a major part in how productive we can be in interior spaces. Too much light and everything from device screens to the coworkers sitting across a conference room table become difficult to see. Insufficient light, of course, does not enhance visual clarity or...

Tips for Choosing Commercial Flooring

One of the differences between commercial flooring and private flooring is that, in the case of commercial property, there is higher traffic in comparison to private buildings. As such, the choice of appropriate flooring for commercial establishments requires particular considerations, and here are tips that...

Real Work

YOU’LL BE SURPRISED WHERE IT IS HAPPENING Recently, Google opened its own coffee shop on its campus in Mountainview, Calif. Branded the Coffee Lab, its décor is reminiscent of a Starbucks, with warm wood paneling, plush upholstered seating and chalkboards that advertise daily specials and upcoming...

Healthcare Environments – Focus on the Physical

Historically, healthcare environments have the reputation of being cold, impersonal, and even dehumanizing. These are the spaces where personal identity is lost and replaced by a number. The patient feels isolated within our massive, complicated healthcare industry. Physicians push people through, being compensated and incentivized for seeing more patients....

Higher Education Trends: Encouraging Discussion

Recently, professors of both virtual and in-classroom courses have developed a new method of creating discussion. Through an online collaborative, such as Blackboard, professors urge their students to engage and push each other through forums, discussion boards, and blogs. To achieve that, teachers assign a...

3 New Office Interior Design Trends

Modern workplaces are evolving rapidly to adapt to the changing world. Three new trends are highlighting the modern evolution of workplace design. Environmentally friendly or green building materials and products make workplaces safer and more aesthetically pleasing. One of the ways a company leadership can show...

Re-engaging Employees

As it is with life, the most important battle in business is against cynicism and alienation. Cynicism and alienation break up the interpersonal union and make order difficult to maintain. Alienation is a condition of many employees who become themselves detached from the goals and products...

3 Key Features of the Startup Office

What defines a startup office? Aside from the defining characteristic of hosting an up-and-coming business, these dynamic office environments tend to have a few basic features in common that set them apart from old-school workplaces. As more and more startups prove their worth and mettle...