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.
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
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.
Ranked among the top 50 general contractors in the US, DPR has grown to multi-billion dollar revenues through a people-first approach to business. Innovation is also at their core — as a pioneer in building net-zero energy buildings, DPR prioritizes eco-friendly solutions on every project.
We spoke to DPR’s Amy DeFrank about how this project aligned with their core values of “Integrity, Enjoyment, Uniqueness, Ever Forward.” And of course, how they lead with eco-friendly options.
Even before COVID came and changed everything, STUDIOS set out to transform their office in New York City to meet their growing desire for a more flexible, shared workplace. Now, that’s proven to be more important than ever. We worked with STUDIOS to build their vision for a tech-enabled, agile workplace to enable staff to work from anywhere, providing the flexibility they’ve grown accustomed to. Heartwork’s Workbars, configured with lockers and other versatile storage solutions serve as multi-use workstations, facilitating the type of work employees have been missing — collaborative.
Founded by Leah Westwater in 2016, GIVE Yoga brings a new meaning to community, and togetherness. Focusing on areas that routinely experience chronic stress, Leah is committed to sharing yoga and meditation as a way to help build greater health and community. When creating their German Village location, Leah was extremely hands-on in the design process and selected Heartwork Building Block 36W Lockers for members to store their personal belongings. In the Q&A below, Leah shares more about their beautiful space and why Heartwork Lockers were a must-have.
Introducing our Back to Work Campaign with expanded QuickShip solutions to ensure your safe and smooth return to the office. Lockers for shared storage, so team members can store their items outside before entering the office, recycling units for touchless trash disposal, and work aisles to create space dividers that double as storage for safely distanced workspaces.
Haven’t updated your home office yet? Try uploading one of our zoom backgrounds in signature Heartwork Terrazzo. We have selected patterns and hues that are complementary to all skin tones and hair colors to ensure you are camera ready for those, sometimes tiring, back-to-back calls.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is at the forefront of modern urban industrial development. The Yard, which houses 400 plus businesses and more than 9,000 employees, has and continues to serve as an artisanal and industrial hub for not only the borough but the city at large. Bringing together a wide range of creative and talented innovators.
Heartwork was thrilled to partner with Digilock, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality electronic locker, cabinet and furniture locks, at NeoCon 2019. Our Building Block 36W 3H Digital Locker was featured in Mint, paired with a walnut top. We highlighted the magnetic qualities of our products with compatible accessories to give an idea of how you can customize your Heartwork storage.
The sound of locker doors slamming shut is now a thing of the past. Our soft-spoken Building Block Digital Lockers feature soft-close Blum hinges (here and here). We keep your furniture quiet so you can be heard. Don't take our word for it - see for yourself!