As you know, we are in the middle of a cultural movement as organizations aspire to create informal, authentic and inspiring places unique to their culture and brand. To achieve this, they require more help in creating thoughtfully curated solutions that include a broad range of solutions such as lighting, accessories and furnishings.
Now, it will be even easier to help our customers create great experiences.
We are very excited to announce that Steelcase has now partnered with the world-renowned, award-winning modernist Minneapolis-based design collective Blu Dot. This means that Blu Dot’s entire catalogue is now available through all of Steelcase’s distributors– including Waldner’s!
Blu Dot was founded by three college friends, all of them designers (two architects and a sculptor): John Christakos, Maurice Blanks and Charlie Lazor. From the very beginning, they set out to “democratize good design – to create affordable, unique designs with top-notch quality and no attitude”, and their innovative product line, known for merging whimsy and practicality, is flourishing more than 20 years later. The company thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration and prides itself on handling of every part of the production process in-house. In their own words, they “built a business to support [their] design habit and to have control of the entire process, from product development through the customer experience.”
“We like to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Our job is simply to help it emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible. We design it. We stand behind it. We hope you dig it.”-Maurice Blanks & John Christakos
Excellent! You can see every item in Blu Dot’s current lineup on display in person at their brand-new, 12,000 sq ft showroom at 79 Madison Ave, in the heart of the burgeoning NoMad design district. If you would like to arrange a visit to the showroom– or just receive a free printed copy of the award winning Blu Dot catalog– don’t hesitate, contact us now!
“Our goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible. That means creating products that are useful, affordable, and desirable. “
Recently at our Cocktails over the Park event at the Steelcase WorkLife Center, we teamed up with nAscent Art to make our theme of pop art become a reality. Jen, along with her dedicated team sourced and provided some fun pieces for the party space, along with a digital collage featuring many of nAscent art’s talented artists. nAscent Art made the party come to life!
A little bit about nAscent Art:
– James and Jen co-founded nAscent 10 years ago from a passion for art
– Jen Wallace, nAscent Art’s director of art, provides expert art consultation on art plans for lobbies, offices, and hotels, emphasizing contemporary artwork by living artists.
– nAscent works with interior design and architecture firms, as well as directly with companies and hotels, to provide art by the world’s best emerging artists.
– nAscent often works with local artists to bring an authentic, grounded sensibility to a space.
– nAscent projects are known for exceeding budget expectations without exceeding budgets, seamless execution, and wowing clients.
Contact nAscent Art to enliven your workspace with beautiful artwork!
Neocon 2017 Steelcase Showroom
Don’t miss this quick, fun, one-take video of the Neocon 2017 Steelcase space that won Best Large Showroom at NeoCon 2017!
Hosts Nic Ecarius and Chris Dalambakis give a complete tour of the space.
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Waldner’s had a great time at the Bisnow Office of the Future event on June 21! We exhibited Steelcase’s BrodyWork Lounge, Gesture chair, slim table and buoy. The BrodyWork Lounge especially excited people, as it is a very new and exciting piece of furniture that allows workers to focus in their own space in the office.
Throughout the event there were many different panel speakers that gave their professional insight on how they see office space used in the future. They explained that businesses are going to see an increase in mobility in the office. People want the ability to move from their desk, to the lounge area, to the conference room throughout the day, in order to keep the juices flowing and stretch their legs. Also, they explained that as technology becomes more and more embedded in our everyday lives, many people have the ability to work from home, however they choose to work in the office because of how much they enjoy the environment. With the help of furniture, we can diversify our offices and make coming to work a exciting and enjoyable experience. The office of the future seems to be a great one and we cant wait to see how the ideas drafted at this event will play out in the future!
Waldner’s exhibited at the Long Island Real Estate Expo on March 16th! Being the only furniture provider there, we created a buzz along the show floor as well as a refuge for tired feet. For our booth we wanted to highlight some of our versatile furniture pieces such as the Brody, Buoy, and the Massaud Lounge. But, the biggest hit was the Steelcase WalkStation–a treadmill with a built on desk:
Jenny-Lynn Georgiades, our VP of Sales and Design spoke on an exciting panel discussing the Evolution of the American Workplace, alongside Andi Moeder, Associate Director for Workplace Strategy at Jones Lang Lasalle and Sandra Timmoney, Manager of Global Operations at OpenLink. They spoke about the transformative methods recently being used to provide cost-effective utilization of space and increased engagement of workforce. They covered the challenges of in-place transformation using a case study of Openlink, a Long Island software developer that recently underwent this process.