The Nitty-Gritty of the Open Office

April 29, 2016 | Advice, Trends

Transitioning to an open office environment can be difficult at times for companies that are used to private offices and workstations with high panels.

Some employees are energized by the change, which brings a flatter hierarchy and the chance to collaborate more easily. And, the new layout often brings in more natural light and good views to all employees, not just those who have claimed an office on the perimeter.

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Quick ergonomics: an interview with Workrite’s Brian Clay

December 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Brian Clay from Workrite is one of our favorite reps here at CFI, so I was excited to learn that he was willing to talk with me a bit about ergonomics for the blog. Let me know if you have any specific ergonomic questions for Brian; he said he was more than happy to work with me for Part II.

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Reducing Cost Per Square Foot with Furniture Decisions

November 23, 2015 | Advice, Trends, Uncategorized

The economy may have improved since the recession of 2008: unemployment is down, the budget deficit has been reduced, and the commercial real estate picture is looking brighter than it has in a while. Still, decision makers are still eager to reduce their bottom line on facilities. One way they’re using furniture to do this is by reducing price per square foot in a variety of ways.

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Spotlight on Helen Joo, Senior Associate, Ballinger

June 6, 2013 | Philadelphia, Spotlight

Ballinger, an architectural, interior design and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, was the Architect of Record for the Barnes Foundation’s new Art Education Building. Working with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Soo Choi, Interior Designer at Ballinger, Helen Joo affectionately recounts her experience.

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Thank you, Delaware.

June 6, 2013 | Delaware, News

We had a great opening reception. Visit us, anytime, at CFI’s newest showroom in Delaware for any and all of your furniture needs.

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CFI clients make Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2012.

June 6, 2013 | News, Philadelphia

As the region’s exclusive Knoll dealer, CFI’s portfolio of furniture is designed to help clients shape their workspaces with imagination, vision and utility. We believe inspired workspaces transform businesses, and the release of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2012 is proof.

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Inspired Playlist : Collaboration

May 11, 2013 | Music

This collection of songs was compiled in the spirit of collaboration. Bob Dylan’s thin, yet ambitious wheeze paired along side the booming rumble of Johnny Cash illustrates just how (even unlikely) duets can command just the right attention — in the right way. Read More

Music Playlist: Inspired by Eero Saarinen

April 30, 2013 | Music

This collection of songs was compiled with the spirit and inspiration to mirror such cleanliness and purpose of the Saarinen design aesthetic. In 1955-56, Knoll produced a truly unique line of furniture designed by Eero Saarinen. Clean, flowing lines and smooth transitions characterize Saarinen’s iconic “Tulip” furniture series. No matter the physical weight and depth of engineering precision, Saarinen’s designs retain an expressively light – and light-hearted demeanor. Just as the Tulip chair’s base quietly melts into the floor with fluidity and purpose, music can aim to minimize harsh beginnings and ends. With these features in mind, listen and enjoy.

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