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We love cool and colorful furniture, but we always have to ask ourselves how well these products will perform in the work place. When planning projects we factor in the “cool” aspect along with creating an office environment that works to deliver employee performance, health and well-being while fostering creativity, collaboration and productivity. We’ve put this page together to highlight some of our favorite new products and design trends that are making offices more inviting, collaborative and productive. Take a look!

PANTONE Color of the Year

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

To answer that question, we have to first ask, what or who is PANTONE? PANTONE is the world’s leading authority on all things color. At the end of each year they provide color forecasting on what is going to be next year’s most popular color(s). The PANTONE color of the year is a symbolic selection, a cultural snapshot based on society’s mood and attitude.

The 2020 PANTONE Color of the Year is Classic Blue 19-4052, an “enduring blue hue (that) highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Classic Blue 19-4052

In the words of PANTONE’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of a vast and infinite dusk sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

Etched in our minds as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue is a gentle rain of serenity and calm to the human spirit. It fosters mental focus and imparts lucidity, centering and balancing our inner scales. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters timeless strength in the face of uncertain times.

For more suggestions on incorporating Classic Blue into your office space, contact us at AAA Business Supplies & Interiors, today!

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.
For when you're craving meaningful conversations, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue and similar shades open the gateway to great ambitious ideas.
Disarm those mental barriers! PANTONE 19-4052 in libraries and classrooms foster mental focus and imparts lucidity. Writer's block be gone!
When the doors close for private conversations, Classic Blue can anchor us in place, giving us firm ground for those pivotal moments.

Last seen at NeoCon

This latest key trends at NeoCon: greater emphasis on health and wellness echoed abundantly in new sit/stand solutions and bigger use of natural fabric and lighting; the continual move to a more residential design aesthetic for business environments, greater amalgamation between furniture products and technology and the presence of lines with elements to support collaboration and/or privacy.

With an event the size of NeoCon, it’s impossible to cover every detail, so here’s our outline of some of the newest products to have captured our attention.

Made in the USA, the HON Empower is a simplified benching system that pairs well with their Contain or Voi credenzas, along with other HON collections.
The all new Arrivals Wing system from Inscape offers privacy in today’s open office. This flexible system offers employees a spot to escape for focus or collaborative work. Supports diverse work styles while addressing acoustic and visual privacy needs.
Humanscale’s height adjustable work surface, QuickStand Eco is ready to use right out of the box. Beautifully crafted, the Eco is an elegant addition that turns any table extraordinary.
Global’s Personal Harbor comes in 3 different back heights with coordinating laptop/tablet tables.

Furniture for Today’s Office

We love showing our customers our favorite lines of modern office furniture that balance beautiful design and create functional spaces as well as work within their budget. Take a look at some of our favorites. They are bound to get you thinking about how we can create a new office setting for you.

Tonic by Watson
Domain by Inscape is a modular system designed for rapid change.
Re: by OFS introduces workstations and collaborative spaces that provide proof our environments need to maximize productivity.
Moi by National Moi helps make the most of collaborative spaces, while also achieving an open and light-filled environment.
OFS understands the mobility needs of today’s workforce. Creating small “hotel-like” desking solutions helps open up semi-private workspaces.
Mobility meets collaboration in desking systems by OFS.
Swift by National Workspaces don’t always need to be conventional to foster productivity; sometimes adding the element of comfort can help inspire your team!
Voi by Hon Flexibility, collaboration, and space are made easy with Voi’s line. The use of color really helps to make the elements in the workspace pop, creating a welcoming and inviting feel.

Glass Whiteboards by Clarus

Sophisticated. Unique. Cutting edge. The moment the marker hits the Glass Whiteboard by Clarus, you can immediately tell the difference. The silky-smooth contact between marker and Glassboard takes presentations to another level. Eliminate ghosting or staining, allowing years of worry-free use. Yesterday’s presentation will never again be today’s distraction.

Personalize your space with a splash of color by selecting from an unlimited number of Glassboard surface colors and printed designs.
The beautifully smooth Glassboard surface is compatible with any marker and wipes away easily without ever staining or ghosting.
Clarus’ innovative Flipboard doubles as a uniquely textured surface and Glassboard.
Clarus Glassboard in black. Try writing on it with a neon marker for messages that pop!
Custom imprinted Glassboard by Clarus.

The Standing Meeting

Standing Height Conference Tables are all the rage. The average company meeting goes like this…you walk into the meeting feeling inspired- your brain buzzing with new ideas, you can’t wait to get them all out, and then you settle into your conference room chair and begin feeling too comfy and easily distracted, all the while wondering how long this meeting is going to take before you can get your ideas out on the table.

Standing meeting keeps everyone at the meeting upright and active, so they are able to think on their feet (quite literally). Research shows those standing at meeting are more collaborative, energetic, and perhaps most importantly, time-efficient, which translates to shorter meetings!!! Here are some of our favorite designs and ideas for the Standing Meeting table.

Moi by National
Design by Inscape
Motorized sit-stand conference table by Enwork.

Make the Workspace Social

We love all the new designs and products that encourage collaboration, innovation, and productivity. Creating social spaces allows employees to collaborate over food and beverages, while also providing comfortable lounge seating and hang-out spaces that invite mingling. Mix in some standing height casual meeting spaces, and you have created the new social workplace.

Fringe lounge by National
Edge Boost by OFS
Edge Boost by OFS
Connection Zone by KI
Samba by ERG
Fringe Collaboration by National

Sound Absorbing Solutions/Phone Rooms

Our work environments are rapidly changing with the influx of open space offices. We are constantly asking ourselves “how do we help manage noise level”? These are our favorite products that do just that. Some provide fun, colorful and interesting ways to absorb sound, while others create private spaces for making phone calls. From wall tiles and ceiling acoustics to fun room dividers, these products combine sound insulation, design, and utility.

Sound absorption pieces by BuzziSpace.
Sound absorption pieces by BuzziSpace.
Sound absorption pieces by BuzziSpace.
Sound absorption pieces by BuzziSpace.
Sound absorption pieces by BuzziSpace.
Sound absorption pieces by Unika Vaev.
Sound absorption wall by LOFTwall.
Sound absorption wall by LOFTwall.
Sound absorption wall by LOFTwall.