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Teammates New Showroom: sneak peak!

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Countdown to Teammates’ NEW SHOWROOM is officially on!

 

WHY are we renovating our showroom and WHAT is our design concept?

Instead of having merely an office + showroom with products displayed across every inch of space, Teammates Commercial Interiors wanted to provide a beautiful, welcoming, high design space which reflects current trends in the workplace, one that caters more and more to the millennial generation than ever before…..and most importantly a space that feels like home!

The design concept of our showroom will be that of a COLLABORATION HUB, which will include focused work areas, group work areas, a community table, and a fabric + finish area. We will also be showcasing furniture from many of our premier manufacturers.

As construction progresses, the ‘team’ at Teammates thought it would be fun to give a sneak peak into the future design of our renovated showroom with the renderings included in this post. We look forward to sharing more previews over the next few months, and especially look forward to hosting clients in our beautiful new space!

New Showroom Rendering 2

New Showroom Rendering 1

Office Design Ideas for the Millennial Workforce in Denver

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SILENCE (…not snacks!)

As we continue to see Denver based companies recruit new employees based on modern open workspaces + ‘perks’ offered, such as free food and game rooms, here is a surprising result from a survey done by Oxford Economics on what is at the top of 1,200 participants’ workplace wish lists…… Can you guess what the winner was? UNINTERRUPTED WORK! (…none said free food) Of those surveyed for this particular study, 74% worked in open workspaces. While this office design concept has received heavy backlash due to noise and privacy complaints, we are sorry to say it is definitely NOT going anywhere soon with real estate costs still on the rise.

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

Fast Company recently published an excellent piece on 10 Design Ideas for the Perk Workers. Below is a sampling of our favorite ideas. You can view the article in its entirety here.

ADJACENCIES

Providing even sound is very important. If you are designing open meeting areas, ensure those areas are adjacent to circulation, and also place quieter areas near each other.

CONCENTRATION AREAS

The millennial workforce is inspired by collaboration and activity, so design a space that offers semi-private offices that are visually connected to the rest of the office. The Altos line by Teknion offers beautiful semi-private workspaces.

OFFER CHOICES + DIVERSITY

Having options of quiet zones, collaborative areas, and semi-private rooms offers flexibility for users to relocated based on the type of work they are doing. Teknion’s new Zones Collection offers excellent choices for different tasks.

INVEST IN THE RIGHT FURNITURE

This is pretty self-explanatory! Teammates offers a wide array of high quality, award winning, furniture that would make any millennial worker satisfied, from modern lounge furniture, to task seating, to walls, to collaborative stations, and much more.

AND AS A LAST RESORT…… HEADPHONES!

 

Interested in updating your office? Give us a call or visit our website at www.team-mates.com! At Teammates, we are experts in the furniture industry and would love to help you design your dream work space!

 

 

Happy Fourth of July Weekend from Teammates!

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If you are exhausted after the work week and are looking for some help finding activities around Denver this long weekend, or food & cocktails recipes for your holiday BBQ—you are in luck!! Below you will find some 4th of July inspiration!

Independence Day Weekend Events in Denver:

Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Cherry Creek North starting @ 10am from July 2nd thru July 4th

Independence Day Eve Fireworks at Civic Center Park @ 8pm on Sunday, July 3rd

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens @10pm on Monday, July 4th

Liberty Run & Firecracker Kids Fun Run in Washington Park on July 4th. *Registration begins at 7:30am on morning of event.

 

blackberry-cocktail-sl-xRed, White, and Blue Cocktails (CHEERS!):

Watermelon Sparkler

Blueberry Cocktail

Red, White, & Blue Wine Spritzer

Campari Basil Mojito

Blueberry Coconut Sparkler

BBQ shrimp-kabobs

 

Fourth of July Festive Food Inspiration (YUMMY!):

Watermelon & Arugula Salad

Hot Dogs with Cheddar & Sautéed Apples

BBQ Baked Chicken

Red, White, & Blue Nachos

BBQ Shrimp & Peach Kabobs

Classic Coleslaw

July Fourth-Fetti Cake

Wishing you and your family a fun, fabulous, and SAFE Fourth of July!

Your ‘Team’ at Teammates

DENVER DESIGN WEEK 2016 is Almost Here!

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Denver Design Week coming our way July 8-16th

Are you excited or what? Teammates is!!

We are now only 10 days away from the launch of Denver Design Week, and if you have not already checked out the schedule of events then you better do it now! Not only will there be a fun & celebratory Launch Party on Friday July 8th, but the busy week also includes tons of exciting presentations by esteemed folks from the design industry and some very cool home tours. Don’t forget to purchase tickets to all of these events.

So what exactly is Denver Design Week? During these eight days, anyone from the public is invited to enjoy the best architecture, interiors, and art in the Rocky Mountain Region. The goal is to bring the creative communities together, and allow those from outside the industry to experience impeccable design.

We look forward to catching up with you at the Denver Design Week!

 

Teknion DOMINATES Best of NeoCon Awards!!

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BEST OF COMPETITION 2016 went to Teknion’s Zones Furniture Collection!

That’s a wrap for another successful NeoCon! This year’s show was held June 13-15th at the beautiful Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago and, as always, featured the latest and greatest products and industry trends. We were thrilled to have Michael, Kristen, and Kimberly represent Teammates in the Windy City!

Teknion had a particularly great show, as the Zones Furniture Collection received the highest award (out of a record number of 423 entrants!) — BEST OF COMPETITION 2016!! Designed by Pearson Lloyd, Zones’ loose fit environment creates a space that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but is also stimulating both mentally and physically. Zones includes seating, tables, screens, easels, and accessories, as well as semi-private hubs.  Zones Furniture Collection Brochure.

Several other awards were given to Teknion products this year:

Zones CollectionGOLD for Furniture Collections (Collaboration)

Zones BenchesGOLD for Seating (Benches)

Zones TablesSILVER for Conference Room Furniture

Teknion Sanna by Pablo Lighting – GOLD for Lighting (Task/Desktop/Furniture-integrated)

Tek Pier GOLD for Technology-Integrated Solutions

Interested in updating your office? Please give Teammates a call at (303)639-5885 or fill out a contact form on our websiteWe are experts in the furniture industry and would love to design and furnish your dream work space!

Sustainability: Environmental Responsibility

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We provide a wide range of office solutions that can assist organizations in reducing their environmental impact through innovative design and deliberate product choices.

We carry a wide range of manufacturers who have implemented sustainable practices into their design, manufacturing, and daily operation processes that are controlled and improved through compliance with environmental legislation and regulations, and through implementation of voluntary programs. Some of those regulations and programs include ISO 14001, LEED Certification, GREENGUARD Certification, Design for Environment, Ecologo and various other initiatives.

May 2011 | Environmental News – Trendway is CarbonNeutral With Trendwall!

LEED Projects: Blue Sun Biodiesel Jehn Engineering CIS – U.S. Customs and Immigration Services DSST – Denver School of Science and Technology

LEED Certified Team Members:

Kimberly Dawes, Interior Designer, LEED AP

Kristen Hobbs, Corporate Account Manger, LEED AP

Carla Natalie, Interior Designer, LEED AP

Robert Neuman, Executive Vice President, LEED AP

LEED: An internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where the focus is on CO2 emission reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, energy savings and more. Visit the USGBC web site to learn more – http://www.usgbc.org/.

GREENGUARD: Dedicated to protecting human health and quality of life through programs that reduce chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality. Visit the Greenguard Environmental Institute to learn more http://www.greenguard.org/.

Design for the Environment: Is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This effort focuses on chemical containment in certain classifications of products. Teammates promotes awareness of these products to encourage improved workplace safety. Visit EPA’s Design for the Environment program at http://www.epa.gov/dfe.

EcoLogo: Provides customers – public, corporate and consumer – with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet the stringent standards of environmental leadership.

Trends in the Workplace

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WorkplaceOne is an approach to planning and product solutions – designed to address new ways of working as individuals, teams and members of multi-generational corporate cultures.

WorkplaceOne | Trends in the workplace | Full Report

WorkplaceOne | The Brochure

02. WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

In today’s top-performing companies workers spend more time collaborating and learning – gathering in meeting rooms, training rooms and team spaces, as well as lounges and cafes. Yet, many companies have not taken into consideration that dedicated workstations are being used less and less.

Study | Chair Sensors Yield Huge Savings

04. DAYLIGHT AND PRODUCTIVITY

More natural light, more windows and better ventilation can dramatically affect worker alertness, productivity and performance. below are a few studies that reinforce that truth.

Study 1|The effects of the indoor environment on human function

Study 2|Daylight and Retail Sales – For the California Energy Commission

Study 3|Windows and Classrooms – Student

Performance and the Indoor Environment

Study 4|Windows and Offices – A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment

05. COLLABORATION HAPPENS ANYWHERE

High-performance organizations increasingly emphasize collaboration and look for ways to design opportunities for interaction – great ideas don’t necessarily occur when seated at a desk or table.

WorkplaceOne | 05. Collaboration Happens Anywhere

White Paper | IBM “The New Collaboration: Enabling Innovation, Changing the Workplace.”

06. CORPORATE NOMADS

As collaboration evolves and becomes a more familiar work mode, it also becomes more fluid, less tied to place. The economic, environmental and health benefits can be significant.

WorkplaceOne | 06. Corporate Nomads

07. SPACE IS DEFINED BY WORKSTYLE, NOT STATUS

Once a symbol of achievement and rank, the private office is no longer an important goal for younger workers.

WorkplaceOne | 07. Space is Defined by Workstyle, Not Status

08. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: NICHE OR NORMAL

In the near future, if a company cannot document how its operations and products affect the environment – and the steps being taken to reduce that impact – it will not be able to maintain market position or make it through the RFP process.

WorkplaceOne | 08. Sustainable Design

 

09. DESIGN & THE BOTTOM LINE

Determing the real cost – and value – of the workplace is a complex matter. Intelligent workplace design can help companies lower costs.

WorkplaceOne | 09. Design & The Bottom Line

 

THE NEW EQUATION

The trends described reflect changes in thinking about work and the workplace and require a Workplace Equation that distills the complexities of process and structure and leads into a discussion of the planning styles that we believe address today’s needs.

WorkplaceOne | Changes in Thinking: The New Workplace Equation

The New Equation | Layout

 

A MIXED PLAN | A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Designed to satisfy the cognitive, social, spiritual and physical needs of people at work, WorkplaceOne creates places for informal social interaction and personal rejuvination, as well as the rigors of learning and intensive collaboration.

Key Planning Styles | The physical workspace solutions