Contract Furnishings

Silent Spark

During the company’s 10th anniversary celebration in Antwerp, acoustic furniture experts, BuzziSpace, introduced BuzziSpark, a cheeky name for a modern take on a traditional vis-à-vis settee. BuzziSpark’s final dimensions and details went through several iterations before the seasoned designer’s Alain Gilles creation was finalized. The elegant concept features comfort in its cushions and low-to-the-ground frame. Visual and acoustic privacy are achieved through higher curvilinear sidewalls. The simple framing hugs the exterior and comes in standard black, but will be made to order to customers’ specifications to coordinate with fabric when desired. It will be available

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From Past to Present

The “Unfinished Theatre” is the name that the inhabitants of Lublin nicknamed the old building that has occupied the city center for more than 40 years. With construction starting in 1960, it was set to be Europe’s largest opera palace. Funding problems at the start, together with the economic crisis of the 1980s and political changes at the end, left the unfinished building as a metaphor for a society that went down in history. The center’s program is composed of artistic events and the building has been adapted to its new uses. To be highlighted is the great central avenue—the Avenue of Culture—that runs through the building and that takes in various public institutions, art galleries, ch

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Where's the Beef

The Meety meeting table from Arper brings a dining-room like vibe into an office setting. Designed by Lievore Alther Molina, the table borrows the structure of the bridge and the lags provide a sturdy foundation for the suspended tabletop. New Satin matte surfaces in Forbo Linoleum are now available in Pebble grey, Powder pink and black. A new range of colors for the Fenix laminate top arrive with options creates an attractive, inviting hub for dining or meeting.

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Softening the Edges

Elegance joins softness in the workplace lounge and hospitality environments with the Belsize. Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni&C, Belsize is an original collection of occasional tables available in triangular, round and trapezoidal shapes. Its varying geometry, height and materiality encourages play with texture, pattern and layering. The refined edges and soft angles fit many configurations of furniture and odd footprints, while multiple shapes provide a number of reliable work surfaces in new forms and various functions.

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Boss in a Box

Cocoon from Boss Design is a freestanding high-back seating unit that creates the ideal meeting space for informal environments. Along with the standalone Cocoon Media Unit, this range offers the latest in technology, comfort and ergonomics. Cocoon’s upholstered structure absorbs ambient background noise, providing complete privacy from the surrounding environment without the need for interior sub structures. It offers mobility and flexibility as it is easily relocated and reconfigured within the workplace.

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Stores Well

Use the ceilings, implies Vitra’s extensive multi-lane storage systems. Designed for retail settings, the floor-saving storage solution can easily be repurposed for the home or office. Attaching from the ceiling, multi-lane offers electrical power for optional lighting and is an easily adjustable layout that generates the impression of a floating display. Multi-lane leaves floors clear for routine sweepings and under-floor access.

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Lounge Longevity

A Nightingale Gold Award winner in the seating/guest lounge category, Integra’s Valayo Collection meets rigorous design, strength and comfort needs required of furniture products for today’s healthcare market. Chairs have both wall-saver and clean-out design elements with replaceable or recoverable components. This sleek design with exceptional strength comes with Integra’s Lifetime Warranty.

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High-Flying Design

Terminal Five in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had long been in need for a refresh. The terminal’s security lines also had a problem of overflowing into the ticketing area and even out toward entrances during peak times. “All the food outlets were pre-security, so once passengers went through security there was really no place to get something to eat other than Hudson News,” says John Kolb, Vice President and Senior Project Manager of Epstein Global. The redevelopment expanded Terminal 5’s original 15,000 sq. ft. of space to 26,000 sq. ft., which helped cover the improvement of the security line areas, the creation of public restrooms in both pre and post-security TSA checkpoint are

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