Insights & Inspiration

With designing a more sustainable future top of mind, we love learning ways that within the design community we can make a positive impact. After 25+ years of successfully leading Steelcase brands, Lew Epstein is dedicated to helping the design community advance climate action now. 
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We Heart Designers. And we love getting to know what drives and inspires them each day. Haley Nelson, Design Principal and National Interior Design Expertise Leader for HGA, is a standout within the industry. She is working to redefine ideas around design and how we approach projects. 
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Accredited college prep high school, La Salle College Preparatory in Pasadena, California, wanted to create for their faculty and staff a “Workplace of Choice” that centered around mobility and flexibility. They also needed a design for a forward-thinking STEAM classroom where the next generation of medical students could begin to explore their passions for the healthcare sciences. 
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What makes a space memorable? It’s often the details that leave a lasting impression. At Heartwork, we understand how important these details are to your everyday experience. Meet the storage units we’ve designed inside and out to make your space organized, eye-catching, and full of heart.
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Technology leader and networking platform giant, LinkedIn, set out post pandemic to reimagine the Future of Work for their NYC office. Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach, they explored a more flexible and personalized workplace design inspired by human connection. We checked in with LinkedIn Design Manager, Cherish Rosas, to see how she and her team went about creating a flexible, shared-space work environment that also serves as an oasis for people to get some respite from the buzz of New York City.
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We love working with designers whose work inspires us. Gensler is one such firm, and Design Director Sarah Brengarth’s experience especially stands out to us. Her approach to designing post-pandemic workplaces
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The five-day, in-office work week is a thing of the past. Many of us now split our time between home and the workplace, a set-up that before the COVID-19 pandemic was uncommon, enviable, and often won through tenure or tough negotiation.
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One thing Fully and Heartwork have in common is the appreciation for beautiful, quality furniture for healthy work-from-home and office furniture solutions. So when Fully, an e-commerce leader for great work design solutions, was in the process of planning their new office space in Portland, OR...
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We love working with designers whose work inspires us. Studio O+A is one such firm, and Design Director Mindi Weichman’s experience especially stood out to us. Her honest approach to working with clients who are questioning the practicality of the new hybrid workplace shows that designers...
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In the last two years, it’s been nearly impossible to escape the phrase “in these unprecedented times” with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s repetitive, inaccurate, and has become annoying to many. More importantly, the novelty and disorientation of the initial wave has long since passed, replaced with an evolved understanding and acceptance of a new way of living and working.
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When Mark Rios founded LA-based Rios Associates in 1985, he had a vision to imagine, design, and build complete environments. This vision helped the firm quickly develop an international reputation as a multi-disciplinary design firm. In 2020, Rios Associates, was renamed RIOS to reflect the collaboration across all of its  disciplines. With this rename, also came an office redesign led by one of RIOS’ creative directors, Andy Lantz. 


Lanz was given the task to redesign RIOS HQ in the midst of COVID. Instead of resisting, Lantz took the opportunity to “revolutionize and forever change what work is.” By creating a hot-desking office space, employees are no longer tied down to one particular desk, and with Heartwork’s Building Block Lockers to stow personal items away, employees have a new found freedom and flexibility to their work routine. Read more about how RIOS designed a healthier, more collaborative workspace that has become the hub for this new way of workin

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Founded in 2009 in the midst of the recession, Vida Design quickly forged its way to become a sought after design leader across the hospitality and multi-family industry. Today, with a creative team of 40+ united by the same goal-- “to explore new ways to design transformational spaces that inspire”, it's no wonder that this Portland, Oregon based firm is taking the hospitality world by storm.
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