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Monday Thought Starters

Rendering is an act of interpretation, rendition, or depiction of beautiful office furniture in the workplace (at least that is our definition). Our talented Workplace Design Team here at Waldner's produce stunning, detailed and precise renderings for clients -- giving them the full picture of what their workplace can resemble.

Take this aesthetically pleasing rendering done by Nicole Hall, Workplace Design Team Leader. Just think, this could be your workplace.

Products found in this rendering:

Favorite Furniture Friday – Matt

We’ve challenged Waldner’s employees to pick just one piece of furniture as their favorite. In the following Fridays, we’ll reveal their choices to you!

This Friday we bring you our Sales Executive, Matt Poveromo – Matt’s favorite piece of furniture is the Steelcase Thread. He really enjoys this piece because it brings “power” and productivity to his day. Without it, he would be “dead” / shut off from the world of furniture…

A Breakthrough in Seating Design: SILQ

A Breakthrough in Seating Design

SILQ

Innovation. Redefined.

Available now from Steelcase

 

A breakthrough that transforms seating design

 

Designed by a small team of engineers and artists led by James Ludwig, the brand new SILQ from Steelcase is here to usher in a new era in office furniture. Deceptively simple, with none of the awkward and complicated mechanisms of other leading office chairs, but still intuitively responsive and inviting to the human form.  Made from cutting edge, specially developed materials, the SILQ is more organism than machine, delivering a personal experience that responds to the unique movements of every individual body. Learn more  here about how SILQ is designed for the way we work today.

 

 

“This element of SILQ’s design gestures toward a shift in thinking about how our spaces should behave. Instead of adjusting endless dials and buttons to achieve a personalized environment that works perfectly for us, we want the room to know us already.”
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Read more about an outsider’s perspective on SILQ’s design philosophy in “Steelcase’s SILQ is the Office Chair of the Future” from FastCo.Design.

 

 

After envisioning a new kind of chair for the office, James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design & Engineering for Steelcase, revealed SILQ in front of a New York audience and simultaneous live streams around the world.

Watch the exciting presentation for yourself below:

 

 

“Tesla changed how we drive. Apple changed how we listen to music. Now, Steelcase is introducing SILQ, an innovation in materials science will change how we sit. “

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Click here to learn more about the story behind the breakthrough in this Q&A with lead designer James Ludwig.

 

Ludwig’s small team of designers and engineers who created SILQ. (L to R: Mark Spoelhof, Bruce Smith, James Ludwig, Kurt Heidmann and Nick Deevers)

 

Available in a number of different configuration specifications and a nearly endless variety of colors and designs enabled by DesignTex digital printing technology. Never before has a “simple” office chair offered itself as such an unlimited artistic canvas; the unmatched range of material combinations allows for unprecedented aesthetic freedom and unrivaled potential for a synergistic expression of brand and beauty.

Get a peek at some of the exciting possibilities here.

And don’t forget– we’re always reachable at Info@waldners.com and would love to answer any questions you may have!

Start Turning Data into Results with Steelcase Workplace Advisor

Let’s be honest, nobody loves sifting through complicated, intricate, convoluted ‘big data’. So how does one improve their workspace without doing so?  Well, I am here to tell you that Steelcase has the answer. Introducing Steelcase Workplace Advisor.

Steelcase Workplace Advisor collects and analyzes precise data from the workplace–whether in one or several meeting rooms, in open plan spaces or across multiple campuses–to illuminate real-time and historical utilization trends. This data is communicated through easy-to-understand charts, tables, and timelines presented right on the customer’s dashboard. Let’s brake it down together…

  • Offers Leading-edge stability and protection of customer and data on the cloud platform with security via Microsoft Azure.
  • Remote management of hardware with monitors (via Device Manager) and maintains devices from anywhere. 
  • Searchable data with intuitive dashboard that allows users to search by the frame, location, room amenities and attributes.
  • Actionable data enables companies to gain insights and make informed decisions on how to optimize the workplace. 

 

 

We’re in this together! Steelcase and the customer work together to complete the installation through these nine easy steps. 

  1. Establish the installation team
  2. Gather information
  3. Plan and specify the project
  4. Coordinate the gateway locations
  5. Install gateways
  6. Confirm gateways are online
  7. Install sensors
  8. Invite additional users to Workplace Advisor
  9. Maintain Workplace Advisor

Workplace Advisor is carefully tailored to the layout of the workplace. Each individual floor plan is mapped out digitally, creating an interactive layout of the office. Steelcase space engineers determine where each sensor and gateway are placed for optimal coverage. Installation only takes 5-10 minutes! 

 

 

The Workplace Advisor Dashboard

So how can your organization track the usage of space over different days and different rooms? The easy-to-use dashboard allows you to see timelines, charts and tables that show when spaces are being used, when they aren’t and for how long. This dashboard shows data that is unique to every company. One-of-a-kind trends and patterns start to emerge that will give you key insights on how to improve any workspace. Easy to search. Easy to sort. Easy to understand. Accessible anytime, and anywhere, on any device.

Here is a quick video explaining the Steelcase Workplace Advisor Dashboard.

Learn even more about Steelcase Workplace Advisor here!

 

Favorite Furniture Friday – Tito

We’ve challenged Waldner's employees to pick just one piece of furniture as their favorite. In the following Fridays, we’ll reveal their choices to you!

This Friday we bring you Sales and Business Developer, Tito Cardoniga with a direct quote — “I want to say the “Cool-Top” desk technology by Erich Keller blows me away.  They have a high-tech cool top desk that has an integrated closed loop heat exchanger concealed within the desk itself. The plus side to using a workstation like this is that it mitigates the extreme heat loads generated by surface displays and computer technology at the floor level. Utilizing a workstation like this may eliminate the need for any supplemental cooling in the space for buildings who already have reached maximum BTU capacity on mechanical loads due to base building constraints, spaces where costly cooling units are undesired, or due to spatial constraints in the ceiling plenum. This is a great creative solution for projects – especially for Tech companies and historic buildings in NYC.”