January 30, 2019
In 2019, the way we work and how we work with others is evolving. The open office, once introduced as a breakthrough in office design, has gone under fire for being too distracting and lacking in privacy. Entire offices are finding themselves overhearing private conversations, phone calls and interactions with clients with no way of escaping the noise. Designers are faced with the challenge of designing offices that retain the aesthetic and social advantages of open plan design while creating solutions to the age-old problems that accompany it. Less a fleeting office trend and more of an expected norm, the “flexible” office was introduced as an open plan environment that embraces the inclusion of private spaces.
January 17, 2019
An often-overlooked step of having a beautiful and productive office is lighting. Good lighting integrates seamlessly in an office design and improves one’s mood, productivity and ability to focus. While it is easy to get lost choosing the right chair or deciding between desks, a bad lighting decision can have a ruinous effect on your team’s performance. The best office lighting harmoniously balances both artificial and natural light sources and provides the correct lighting for every activity. In this blog, we will discuss the different kinds of office lighting, and how they can be utilized within the design of your office to benefit you and your entire team.
October 17, 2018
Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month is finally here! Whether you are an architect or designer, or simply an enthusiast, from October 1st to the 31st, you can attend exciting tours, lectures, films, exhibitions and architecture-related activities in the NYC-area. Archtober is currently in its eighth year and is organized the Center of Architecture in collaboration with over 60 partners and sponsors. At OFH we compiled a list of interesting events that can help you make the most out of this year’s month-long celebration of architecture and design.
September 18, 2018
We would like to proudly announce, on October 3rd and October 24th we will be hosting a presentation for IAP International Glass Partitions. This presentation is open to architects and designers, and will discuss IAP’s extensive line of LEED/ADA-certified glass partition wall systems and its commercial design possibilities. RSVP for this event on Eventbrite. For more information about the event, please contact Leopold Monaco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAP is a young and dynamic company based in New York City that designs, supplies and installs cutting-edge demountable glass partition wall systems with an emphasis on both aesthetics and innovative solutions, offering upscale and excellent, prime quality products. IAP was present in the American market for over 15 years with the previous name, Faram.
August 27, 2018
If you work in New York City, chances are, you’ve been inside a noisy office. Phones ringing off the hook, sirens wailing outside, and with five different in-office conversations competing for volume. Imagine if it were possible to escape it all—without ever leaving your office. Office phone booths (often referred to as office pods) are sound proof booths that are designed for comfort and silence.
July 31, 2018
This year, as NeoCon celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’ve chosen to highlight six of our favorite seating finds. From the Best of Neocon award-winning multipurpose chair, Movi, to the stunning Pasea modular lounge collection, our selection complements the growing office design trend towards collaborative and flexible office spaces.