Football to Design…

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Former NFL player, Terry Crews currently known for playing Terry Jeffords, the police sergeant on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine is also a talented furniture designer bringing new ideas to lounge furniture produced by Bernhardt Design. This collection, shown in the above image, was on display at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC. That is me in the crazy trousers, I am not looking at my phone, I am reading the product information card!

Escape!

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Easy to spot, you will still find phone kiosks in the United Kingdom, yes…that is me inside! Open plan offices and benching have become the norm for better or worse and we know in America there is a tendency to speak with gusto. I have a theory, or maybe it’s a wish, if everyone were to speak discreetly noise in the workplace would not be a problem, but unfortunately we all know this is not possible. Searching for a solution to the noise, “phone booths” have moved into the workplace in many shapes and sizes, some resemble the original outdoor […]

Design + Entertainment

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ICFF, the 30th annual Contemporary Furniture & Design exhibition and talks at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NYC. Four days, 165,000 idea filled square feet for interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers and open to the public on the 4th day. Registration opens January 2018 for next year.

Personal Space

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A discussion I had yesterday with a colleague of mine about the “office of the future” brought back memories of the Fisher Price Team Building project that I was fortunate to have been involved in way back in 1993. The project team consisted of the Architect, Construction Manager, Owner and Furniture Dealer. At the time I headed up the Design Department for the Furniture Dealer and we were charged with planning the interiors for this truly innovative building. As part of the initial research and planning we mocked up a team area for the Juvenile Products Team. Part of the […]

Modular Evolution

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Gilbert Rhode Dressing Table, designed for Herman Miller c.1940 Photo Credit: Toomey Galleries   Gilbert Rhode Clock, 1933 Photo Credit: Toomey Galleries George Nelson and Charles & Ray Ames, are the talented industrial designers credited with the development of the classic designs that continue to be a part of Herman Miller’s product line to this day. However another man who walked into DJ De Pree’s showroom one day in 1931 became the man to create the modular designs for Herman Miller that are considered to be the first systems approach to office furniture. The seeds for Rhode’s modern approach to […]