Kimball KORE Work Cart Receives Innovation Award

The KORE Work Cart by Kimball is the recipient of a 2018 Nightingale Award for product innovation and excellence in the furniture, clinician support category. The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. Products are evaluated by seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers. The jury makes selections based on the product’s contribution to a healing environment, functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing, and innovation.
 

The KORE Work Cart was on display at this year’s Healthcare Design and Conference as well as Kimball Health’s latest product releases that are designed to support the landscape of today’s healthcare facilities with seamless and durable solutions for both public zones and clinical spaces. Designed by Daniel Korb, the KORE Work Cart is a mobile workstation that provides privacy, efficiency and comfort. Clinical spaces require furniture that can be versatile enough to meet the needs of a continually changing environment and the KORE Work Cart meets those needs by providing flexibility and mobility, while maximizing space. A rechargeable battery enables technology integration without being constrained to a single location, while pneumatic height adjust transfers the work area from sitting to standing simply, and without any power requirement.
 

“Healthcare is undergoing the most extreme transformational shift in a century,” said Aneetha McLellan, Director of Kimball Health Sales, Innovation and Design. “We are meeting this shift by pushing the boundaries and embedding principles of adaptability, flexibility, and mobility in our products and are thrilled that the KORE Work Cart was recognized with a Nightingale Award, one of the most prestigious awards for innovation in the healthcare industry.

Sources:

https://www.kimball.com/news/press-release/kore-work-cart-receives-innovation-award/

Color psychology in the workplace

 photo source: Kimball Brand

photo source: Kimball Brand

Color is a powerful tool when creating a space. Even the smallest amount can make all the difference. When it comes to color for the workplace, it is important to keep in mind that color greatly affects human emotion + behavior.

“If you’re hoping to make your workers more productive, or you want to encourage shoppers to spend money, understanding the basics of color psychology can help you design a space that will maximize your potential.” - Amy Morin

Green

Green is said to spark creativity which can help employees be more productive. Most people associate green with nature + re-growth which seems to have a positive impact. A collaboration area would be a great place for some greenery.

 Photography by Sona Manukyan & Ani Avagyan

Photography by Sona Manukyan & Ani Avagyan

Pink

Many people associate the color pink with all things feminine and “girly”. Certain shades of pink are described as relaxing + calming. However, when it comes to the brighter, more vibrant shades, it can be stimulating + sometimes even aggravating. It has even been said that pink can also be energy draining. Although some shades may be calming, psychologists have found that this only happens within the initial contact of the color. After becoming more accustomed to the color, people can become agitated.


Red

Red is a very vibrant color. Although research indicates that red can be helpful if you’re trying to attract a mate, it isn’t helpful if you need to stay on task. When we see the color red, our reactions become faster + more forceful. Some might argue that red provides boosts of energy, but that energy is likely shortly lived and can ultimately reduce analytical thinking. Red is also a very physical color. With that being said, the color red would be best used in an area that requires physical movement.

 photo source: Apostrophy’s Office in Thailand from designboom

photo source: Apostrophy’s Office in Thailand from designboom



Blue

The most well-liked color is…you guessed it, blue. Blue has a calming effect on most people. Blue is seen as a loyal + trustworthy color. That is why most insurance + finance logos are blue. This color would best work in the places in the office that require focus + mental strain.

 photo source: Google’s London Office

photo source: Google’s London Office

Yellow
The color yellow is bright + intense which can invoke strong, emotional feelings. It is generally viewed as a warm color, but can be visually abrasive if overused. Yellow is also not the most loved color. The ones who do like yellow love it + those who do not are overwhelmed by it.

 photo source: Joe Fletcher; Garcia Tamjidi Architecture in California

photo source: Joe Fletcher; Garcia Tamjidi Architecture in California

Whether you’re choosing a new paint color for your office or designing a new space for a client, it is important to keep in mind your color choices + how they can help you maximize your potential.





Sources

  1. http://www.contemporist.com/interior-design-idea-use-color-to-define-an-area/

  2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/02/04/how-to-use-color-psychology-to-give-your-business-an-edge/#1226319d170a

  3. https://www.verywellmind.com/the-color-psychology-of-pink-2795819

  4. https://www.verywellmind.com/the-color-psychology-of-yellow-2795823

Kimball XSEDE Product Enhancements

 photo source:  Kimball.com

photo source: Kimball.com

Xsede Height Adjust, Power Beams & Power Panels provide option-rich height-adjustable solutions with integrated power and visual privacy for the open plan. With the touch of a button, Xsede Height Adjust allows users to raise or lower their worksurface. This is essential in creating a healthy workspace that accommodates fluid, natural movement throughout the day and comfortably supports a wide variety of work styles. Xsede Power Beams & Power Panels add seamless, flexible function to the open plan. The Power Beam delivers power, data and voice while creating integrated worksurfaces and storage support. Upholstered, tackable screens provide privacy and space division. The optional accessory rail creates the ability to add functional, yet playful accessories to the workstation. This simple, clean collection exceeds expectations by bringing movement, power, and energy to the open plan environment.


Workplace design should address the need for privacy while offering the freedom to choose an individualized work mode. The versatile components of Xsede Height Adjust provide balance for an active style of work with a welcome aesthetic and functionality that fosters creativity, well-being and engagement.


 photo source:  Kimball.com

photo source: Kimball.com

Xsede Power Beam & Panels add seamless, flexible function to the open plan. The Power Beam delivers power, data and voice while creating integrated worksurfaces and storage support. 

Upholstered, tackable screens provide privacy and space division. The optional accessory rail creates the ability to add functional, yet playful accessories to the workstation. 

This simple, clean collection exceeds expectations by bringing movement, power, and energy to the open plan environment. 

 photo source:  Kimball.com

photo source: Kimball.com

Xsede Height Adjust takes daily work to different levels. With the touch of a button, Height-Adjustable Benches and Tables allow users to raise or lower their worksurface, supporting fluid, natural movement throughout the day. Xsede excels anywhere from the Open Plan to Private Office, supporting people no matter their personal preferences or style of work.

 photo source:  Kimball.com

photo source: Kimball.com

Meet the b + c team! Paul Nugent

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This weeks spotlight is our Design Manager Paul Nugent. Paul has over 26 years of interior design experience and 22 years of contract interiors experience. Paul’s career began working as an interior designer at a local design firm. He joined b + c in 2016 as the design manager in order to help plan, design, & create interior spaces. Paul helps meet the needs of our clients by enhancing all aspects of the space.

 

Can't get enough of Paul?! Let's get to know him a little better...

 

Fun Facts...

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Newcastle.

What’s your favorite line from a movie?

“You can’t handle the truth” – a few good men.

Three words that best describe you?

Calm, perfectionist, funny.  

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Cell phone use while driving.

What would you be doing (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

Landscape architect.

Kimball Wilder Collection

 photo source: Kimball 

photo source: Kimball 

Design meets comfort. 

Wilder brings a sense of warmth + sophistication to waiting places, while keeping the rigorous needs of healthcare facilities in mind. With soft, rounded shapes + unique wood details, Wilder invites people to sit back + relax. The collection includes lounge, guest, + bench solutions. 

 photo source: Kimball 

photo source: Kimball 

 

Style that performs. 

Wilder guest chairs + settees provide a stylish solutions for smaller footprints. Built with the same durability + features as the lounge pieces - wall-saver legs, cleanout design, + adjustable glides - Wilder is sure to make a statement in any space. 

 

 photo source: Kimball

photo source: Kimball

Features + Benefits: 

+ Wallsaver leg

+ 360 cleanout design 

+ Adjustable glides 

+ Structural back frame is overlaid with soft urethane foam 

+ Optional moisture barrier on seat + back 

Meet the b + c team! Rachel Smith

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This weeks employee spotlight is Rachel Smith! Rachel has experience in marketing, social media management, event production, and graphic design. She has worked with several industries from healthcare to fashion to hospitality, helping further their marketing efforts. She graduated from the Art Institute of San Diego with a Fashion Marketing & Management degree and joined b + c in late 2017 where she now creates marketing material and manages b + c events. 

 

Can't get enough of Rachel?! Let's get to know her a little better...

 

Fun Facts ...

What is a secret talent of yours?

I’m an excellent whistler

Where is your favorite place to be?

San Felipe, Baja

What is the last joke you recall?

What do you call a fake noodle?

An impasta

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

-       Swim with a whale shark

-       Pacific North West road trip

-       Bungee jumping

What was the worst pet you’ve ever had?

A gold fish that ate my other gold fish 

Can natural light affect productivity?

 photo source: Kimball Brand 

photo source: Kimball Brand 

Believe it or not, windows play a big role in an employee's satisfaction with a work space. That's because lighting doesn't just affect how well we are able to see, it also affects our mood + behavior. 

But while it's true that natural light can result in happier workers, less absenteeism, reduced stress, + fewer illnesses, there's also a compelling economic reason to bring more light into the workplace - A greater dose of daylight can also increase employee productivity + alertness. And the best part is, it doesn't matter if the natural light is coming through windows or filtered through translucent materials, you + your employees will experience the same benefits. 

But what about the employees who aren't lucky enough to work near a window? Don't worry, you don't have to leave them sitting in the dark. Glass panels, glazed movable walls, lower panel heights, + translucent or mesh partitions/walls can improve their access to daylight, too. Plus, some of these solutions even provide the added benefit of acoustic privacy. 

 

Why does daylight matter? 

- reduces stress, increases productivity, + alertness 

- workers overwhelmingly prefer working near windows 

- natural light provides variety + stimulation during the day 

- tapping natural light resource reduces energy use 

 

 

 

1. https://www.kimball.com/

 

Textures + Patterns...the more the merrier!

Texture + Pattern trends of 2018 + 2019

 

We love trends and we know you do too! Take a quick look at the different texture + pattern trends for this year and next! 

 

 

Wall Coverings 

 Image source: Interior Design 

Image source: Interior Design 

Wall coverings are a huge hit for this year + the next. There is everything from natural organic shapes to geometric. It brings a simple setting more complexity and allows for playfulness. Need to spice up your office setting? Throw up some wall coverings!  

 

Natural elements 

 Image source: Interior Design 

Image source: Interior Design 

Bringing the outside in is not the newest concept, but it is definitely still a popular one. We will continue to see more natural elements being brought into the workplace with plants, wooden materials, stones, etc. It gives us a sense of energy and reminds us to reconnect with nature as we were originally created to do. 

 

The old + the new 

 Image source: Kimball 

Image source: Kimball 

Kimball Brand plays with old + new textures here in their retro-inspired lounge setting. Although the room appears to have an older concept, the wooden wall decor and modern lighting make it feel new. The different use of materials from the rich blue velvet seats to the wooden walls and metal table legs, has this room bursting with texture! It's what makes this setting so visually appealing. We can expect to see an abundance of texture through out 2018 + 2019. 

 

Patterns galore 

 Image source: Metropolis Magazine 

Image source: Metropolis Magazine 

Patterns are in and they are nothing but vibrant! These bold, colorful patterns are bringing a mid-century modern feel to spaces. Most of these patterns are consistent with block shapes. However, there is no distinct repetition to them which gives it an energetic feel. 

 

 

Works Cited: 

“You'll Be Redecorating After You See These Designs From NeoCon 50!” Yulio VR, 21 June 2018, www.yulio.com/blog-neocon-office-design-trends/.

 

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Meet the b + c team! Kathleen Uno-Kolb

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This weeks spotlight is our Account Executive Kathleen Uno-Kolb. Kathleen has over 28+ years in the Commercial furniture industry.  Her career began working as Project Designer for local dealership; this began her love for the industry.  Kathleen joined B+C and early this year to help grow the company by leveraging relationships as well as making new ones with their existing client base. She works very closely with Facilities Managers, General Contractors, IT Managers, Designers and Installers to insure the overall project is on-time completed to her client’s satisfaction

 

Can't get enough of Kathleen?! Let's get to know her a little better...

 

Fun Facts...

What is the best book you have ever read?

Memoirs of a Geisha

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Snails

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.”

What is your hidden talent?

I can sew

If you had one super power, what would it be?

Invisibility

Meet the b + c team! Jessica Wenskunas

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This weeks spotlight is our Business Development Representative Jessica Wenskunas. Jessica has over 5 years of experience in the design and beauty industry. She began her design career as a design consultant for the Closet Factory in Los Angeles and then later transferred to San Diego where she was able to create custom closets. She has always had an eye for interior design and a love for furniture. Jessica joined b + c in early 2018 as a business development representative where she seeks out and builds new business relationships.

 

Can't get enough of Jessica?! Let's get to know her a little better...

 

Fun Facts...

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A nice home w/ an ocean view…then a tesla

What is one thing you cant live without?

A pillow

Where is your hometown?

Forsyth, IL

Are you messy or organized?

In between

Whats your favorite thing to do In the wonderful city of San Diego?

Golf or go to the beach

Meet the b + c team! David Carrera

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This weeks spotlight is our Sales Manager David Carrera. David Joined b+c in June of 2017. He has 20+ years of furniture experience, including 15 years specifically in Ergonomic Seating. David ensures a positive experience for his clients with his service-oriented personality, high level of motivation, and extensive product knowledge. He never falters in finding and implementing the utmost satisfactory solutions for all his clients.

 

Can't get enough of David?! Let's get to know him a little better...

 

Fun Facts

What is on your bucket list?

Travel to Europe.

What’s a secret talent of yours?

I can do different Spanish accents.

Favorite travel spot?

Guatemala.

What’s your most overused word/phrase?

It is what it is.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

Don’t worry about the small stuff…and buy Microsoft stock in 1986.

Meet the b + c Team! Carlos Arzola CEO

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This weeks spotlight member is our very own CEO Carlos Arzola. Carlos began his career in the commercial furniture industry over 20 years ago.  He began as an installer and quickly progressed to Installation manager at a local dealership. Today, under Carlos direction, B+C continues to grow as a full commercial dealership as well as installing furniture for both inter-market dealerships and end user clients.

 

Can't get enough of Carlos?! Let's get to know him a little better...

 

Fun facts:

How do you define success?

To me, success means working towards my goals. As long as I keep moving forward, I feel successful.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Bora Bora.

What’s your favorite meal?

Sushi from Sushi Deli.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

I get to work with an incredible and talented team.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Macallan & cigars.

Meet the b + c Team! Beverly Arzola

We are very excited to announce a new segment we are starting...Meet the b + c team!

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This weeks spotlight member is our very own CFO Beverly Arzola! Beverly has over 12 years in the Commercial furniture industry.  She started working as an Operations Manager for a local dealership in 2001 and that began her love of the industry.  In 2006 Bev and her husband began their new endeavor and formed b + c Office Interiors. Taking care of the customer is one of the most important aspects of any long-term business relationship. Bev has made this her priority and has succeeded in continually going above and beyond for our clients to ensure their satisfaction.

 

Can't get enough of Bev?! Let's get to know her a little better...

 

Fun facts:

Who inspires you?

My husband, Carlos.

What is the most important thing that you have learned in the last five years?

Learn to let things go that you cannot control.

Motto or personal mantra?

Live life to its fullest, make every day count with a smile!

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

'Brooklyn Story'

What places have you lived in?

Brooklyn, Boston, San Diego.

The healthy office; Investing more into your people

 Photo: b + c portfolio 'Living Wall Installation' at Chosen Foods 

Photo: b + c portfolio 'Living Wall Installation' at Chosen Foods 

Small cubicles, silent offices, and sad fluorescent lighting...sound like a place you want to be? I didn't think so. It's no doubt that having a healthy work culture is key in the workplace today. Employees are the most valuable asset to a company. If your employees aren't happy, how do you expect them to produce successful work for you? Employee well-being has become a major priority for workplace design. It goes beyond the modern work space and finest amenities. These include: biophilic design, wellness programs, healthful eating options, and more physical activity through out the day. 

 

Biophilic Design

The word Biophilia means 'love of nature'. It describes the deep-seated connection humans feel towards nature itself. As  our world has continued to become more densely populated and more people are living in urban areas, we have decreased the use of our natural world. It is vital that we reconnect with the environment.

Given that we have this natural connection to nature, it is important for our overall well-being to incorporate it more into the place that we spend most of our time...work. According to The World Health Organization, stress related illnesses like mental health disorders and cardiovascular disease will be the two largest contributors to disease by 2020. Biophilic design has been known to improve memory, mood, attention span, stress, inflammation, and immunity. Businesses that incorporate biophilic design have seen a 13% higher level of well-being and an 8% increase in productivity.

Wellness programs 

Wellness programs include a number of activities and benefits that encourage health and well-being in the workplace. Some companies may have an on-site gym where employees can exercise at after the work day. Smaller companies may encourage employees to form fitness groups or reward the most active employees by using wearable tracking. Social activities can also be apart of a wellness program, as mental health is just as important as physical health. 

Healthy eating options 

This one can be a bit tricky since not everyone has the same tastes in food. However, giving people options to choose is the important part. Providing healthy food choices at work can be appreciated by some, but it is important not to eliminate other options. Some companies provide a healthy meal at meetings, parties, and events. Other companies provide weekly lunches free of charge. Another option would be to replace some of the snacks in the vending machines with healthier options. You can't force your employees to eat healthy. The choice is ultimately up to them, but it can definitely be encouraged. 

More physical activity through out the day

The last tip is promoting more physical activity throughout the day. This can technically fall under the wellness program. Again, you can't force people to get up out of their chairs and run around the office but you can give them the option so that it is available to them. These can include standing meetings, sit-to-stand desks, lunchtime walks, cycle to work days where employees can ride their bikes to work, or even a five minute stretching session next to an employees desk can help unwind. 

 

A healthy office is a happy office; emotionally and physically. It is important to take care of your employees. There are many cost-effective way to improve the overall well-being of your work culture. Developing and promoting healthy options will increase productivity and morale around the office. 

 

 

Sources: 

http://www.oliverheath.com/biophilic-design-connecting-nature-improve-health-well/

https://k2space.co.uk/knowledge/biophilic-office-design/

https://www.google.com/search?q=work+wellness+programs&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS775US775&oq=work+wellness+programs&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3356j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Kimball Joelle

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Welcome to Kimball's most charming piece, Joelle. Joelle's small size fits anywhere without crowding a space. It is easy to reconfigure and is perfect for impromptu meetings. Mix and match pieces to create flexible and comfortable seating. Joelle comes with a variety of contrasting fabrics options to add personality. 

 

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Seating options:  

- Round back

- Angled back (w/ or w/out power) 

- Modular ottoman

Ottoman options: 

- Round ancillary 

- Square ancillary 

- Trapezoid ancillary 

Materials:

- White

- Black

- Red

- Orange

- Gold

- Navy

- Brown

- Green

- Dark jade
 

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For more information regarding the Joelle seating option, please contact info@bcfurn.com. 

CEU Sustainability & Mixology Event

Another successful event at b + c! We are very pleased to have had another great event in our showroom this past Wednesday evening. b + c Office Interiors teamed up with ergonomic furniture manufacturer Humanscale to bring designers the CEU Beyond Sustainability & Mixology Event. In honor of April being Earth month, we wanted to create an event that would be a night filled with ways to help our Earth through furniture and mixology! Sitting in fancy furniture and sipping refreshing cocktails sounds pretty fun, right? Well it was!  

Our event featured Humanscale’s Director or Work Place Strategy, Jon Strassner. Jon gave an informative speech regarding sustainability within the furniture industry. He provided tips and tools on how we in the furniture industry can be more aware of how we are not only making but disposing our furniture. It is important for every company to practice socially responsible habits to help make our world a healthier place.

 Photo by b + c Office Interiors; Humanscale speaker Jon Strassner 

Photo by b + c Office Interiors; Humanscale speaker Jon Strassner 

After Jon’s speech our event also featured a mixology session where local mixologist Sam Peters showed guests how to re purpose ingredients to make a craft cocktail. This was super fun. Sam showed us how to make your own simple syrup from lemons, limes, oranges, etc. He provided a refreshingly well-balanced vodka or gin cocktail with freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup (that he made himself), and a dehydrated lemon/lime garnish.

 Photo by b + c Office Interiors; Mixologist Sam Peters

Photo by b + c Office Interiors; Mixologist Sam Peters

Needless to say our guests received A LOT of information last night. We are very thankful to have put on such a great event with Humanscale and are looking forward to many more b + c events in our San Diego Showroom.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our most recent event! Stay tuned for more creative expressions by b + c Office Interiors. 

Spring Cleaning; tips to keeping your work desk clutter free!

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There is nothing worse than feeling like you’re drowning in paperwork at your desk. It is very easy to accumulate clutter in your desk around your work area. We all do it! All of the sudden it’s 2:00pm, you look down, and BOOM…clutter…everywhere. As if work isn’t already stressful enough, you become even more overwhelmed knowing you have all of this mess devouring you. Sound familiar?

Luckily, we know exactly how you feel…and we’re here to help.

It is important to have a relaxed mind while you’re at work, not only for productivity, but for creativity as well. Your desk is where you create. It is a place where you come up with innovative solutions. It is also a place where you’re at for most of the day, so why keep it messy?

In with the old and out with the new. This is the first step to keeping your desk clutter free. There is nothing wrong with keeping old projects but get ‘em out of the way! Freeing up new space can make a big difference.

Organization is HUGE…for obvious reasons. This is one of the main reasons spaces become cluttered. Use folders/dividers to help label and store your things. Walmart has a ton of inexpensive, cute accessories you can purchase to help maintain a clean surface. Make a place for your things so you can put them back when you are finished.

Designate one day out of the week to de-clutter. Set a goal for yourself to clean out your desk every Friday or every Monday. This way you can leave for the weekend feeling accomplished, or start the week out already feeling accomplished. The choice is up to you!

Lastly, spice up your desk with some aesthetically pleasing items. A small plant, a picture, or even a motivating quote that you enjoy. Make your desk a place where you want to be, so your mind is able to produce more. The more welcoming your environment is, the more you will be able to boost your creativity and productivity.

I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to keep a clutter free work space! Stay tuned for more creative expressions by b + c Office Interiors.    

San Diego Office Design

San Diego is a strong, yet highly competitive, business environment. Competition for customers as well as for employees can turn on any number of factors, but how you design your interior spaces is certainly among them. The functionality, attractiveness, and innovative ambiance you create with your office furniture makes San Diego office design choices of true business significance. For this reason, many San Diego companies turn to b+c Office Interiors to help them in optimizing their space planning and office design, whether for furnishing new buildings, renovation projects, or commercial relocations.

b+c Office Interiors serves a wide spectrum of industries in San Diego, Las Vegas, and throughout the U.S. Their expertise in saving money and creating a healthy, fresh work environment are frequently called upon for San Diego office design projects and for design work the healthcare, government services, education, and financial sectors. All of these industries involve extremely important activities, deeply impacting people's future as to health, finances, career path, and more. And b+c Office Interiors is easily the premier, high-end provider of innovative design solutions for these industries and more in San Diego and beyond.

San Diego Office Furniture Design Solutions

Our San Diego office design solutions at b+c Office Interiors are not just theoretical, but we have implemented them numerous times before with stunning results. We have many satisfied clients and many repeat clients. We always work with you to create the exact results you desire and strive to make each project a veritable work of art. Take a look at some of the impressive results of past projects in our portfolio, such as those done for Chosen Foods, Kyriba, National Residential, or Webroot.

When it comes to the nuts and bolts of San Diego office design, b+c Office Interiors takes you to the next level. Their special partnership with Kimball, Humanscale, Izzy Plus, Trendway, Inscape, and other top office furniture manufacturers ensures you always get the highest possible quality. It also ensures your products are readily available and that you are "doing your part" when it comes to sustainability and environmental issues. B+c staff will work with you to provide creative benching and seating solutions that save space, encourage team work, and promote productivity. B+c will also help you with storage spaces, ergonomic design, private offices, meeting rooms, and more. To learn more or to schedule a project, contact b+c Office Interiors at 858-549-3735 or by filling out our online contact form.

IIDA Fashion Show 2016

 IIDA Fashion Show 2016 - Click the image for full details.

IIDA Fashion Show 2016 - Click the image for full details.

There’s an eager buzz around the b+c office today as the event we’ve waited months for finally arrives. Tonight is the International Interiors Design Association SoCal’s Haute Couture Fashion Show 2016. With a truly marvelous “Once Upon a Time” theme, the evening is sure to be filled with enchantment, as designers harness the Fairy Godmother’s magic to transform ordinary building materials into captivating works of sartorial art.

 

Having participated in previous years, b+c office interiors is going this evening as a purely excited spectator and can’t wait to experience the wonder that awaits.

 

The IIDA SoCal Fashion Show “Once Upon a Time” is tonight, 11/10, at the House of Blues San Diego. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the night will wrap up by 9pm so there’s no fear of turning into a pumpkin at midnight.

 

We’ll be posting pictures of the enchanted evening soon, so be sure to check them out!

Does Your Office Furniture Promote Your Brand?

Office furniture isn’t just functional in the traditional sense. The setup of your space speaks volumes about your company and the reality of your company’s culture. It’s all well and good to promote a laid-back environment, but if your office furniture is set up in a way that deters people from interacting or being comfortable, it’s a disservice to your company’s core values.

 

The kind of desk you need depends entirely on the culture you’re working towards.

 

Creative businesses want to focus on shared workstations to encourage communication and foster creativity. Kimball’s Hum is designed to accommodate the way your team works: as a group and as individuals. With customizable See-Me-Screens, you can focus on your work without feeling boxed in and it makes it easy to collaborate when needed. Plus, with so many design options Hum is bound to fit your aesthetic while promoting your brand.

 (Photo Source:  Kimball )

(Photo Source: Kimball)

Companies that emphasize health and wellness might consider investing in height-adjustable desks to off-set some of the negative side effects of the mostly sedentary office life. Workrite has several options for different price points, including electric, crank, and counter balance desks. Their Essentia Electric comes in two different configurations and features programmable settings, so once you find the sit and stand heights that work best for you, you won’t lose precious time fiddling with the controls again.

 (Photo Source:  Workrite )

(Photo Source: Workrite)

 

Consistency is vital when cultivating your brand. You expect your employees to not only follow but actively uphold your company’s values. Your office furniture needs to be doing the same. If it’s not, contact b + c office interiors to learn how to make your office furniture work for your brand.