It’s a new year and we are all about creating happy and healthy workspaces. As part of that mission, we are delighted to introduce the BuzziSpace for Haworth Collection!
Built on guiding principle that silence is not a luxury, BuzziSpace creates innovative acoustic solutions, furniture, and lighting products that accommodate the demands of the changing workplace. Acoustics are part of BuzziSpace’s legacy, as a driving force from the very beginning to this day. With a commitment to quality design, BuzziSpace provides not only beautiful and straightforward designs, but products that serve a purpose. It’s a tried-and-true acoustic portfolio that has undergone rigorous testing to deliver maximum performance with minimum visibility.
Since 2007, Belgium-based BuzziSpace has fueled its passion for solving modern design challenges and continuously reimagining furnishings to be more functional and fun.
With a mission to improve well-being through human-centric design, BuzziSpace brings an energy and dynamic spark to Haworth Collection’s curated offering of high design, igniting work and social spaces with surprising solutions based on its rich legacy in acoustics, furniture-making, and upholstery.
Ready to create an innovative and healthy workspace? Business Interiors is pleased to offer many office furnishing solutions for your spaces, whether you are in the Jackson, Mississippi area, or even a couple of hours away. Call us to schedule your consultation (601) 969-1000 and we will develop a solution to fit your budget, needs, and spaces.
Our team from Business Interiors had a visit to AIS in the Boston area to explore the innovative, beautiful, and affordable office interiors products offered by AIS. Through Business Interiors, your access to amazing design quality, durability, and budget-friendly solutions has only gotten greater. We love opportunities to increase our knowledge of industry trends and our access to very best products for your needs.
A consultation with our team is the first step to get your spaces looking and functioning at their best. Call to schedule today! (601) 969-1000
Experience the Freedom to Move
The power to change up your workspace is here. Business Interiors in Ridgeland, MS, wants to introduce to you the Switchback—the new height-adjustable table from Symmetry. With patented anti-collision technology, touch-memory control and fully-customizable height adjustment (up to 48.7 inches), the Switchback is one of the best in its class.
Desktop sit/stand technology gives you the freedom to move throughout your work day—which makes for a healthier, happier office space and work environment.
With a broad spectrum of options, we’ll deliver the right solution for you. Schedule your consultation by calling Business Interiors @ (601) 969-1000
“The Hidden Way to Boost Your Office Design”
“Demountable walls are often overlooked, but they can easily change the aesthetic and an office space and add flexibility to the floor plan.” By Kelsi Maree Borland, GlobeSt.com
Demountable walls could be a hidden solution to office design and floor plan flexibility. This solution is often overlooked, according to Christopher Mojo, the firm’s architectural product specialist at Tangram Interiors, who has used demountable walls in several office design projects; however, this can be an important element in an office space and have multiple uses.
“Walls are an often overlooked, yet vital, element in the overall scheme of interior environments from both a structural and design perspective. However, rather than treating them solely as spatial dividers, they deserve as much care and attention as any other design element of a project,” Mojo tells GlobeSt.com. “One solution to this oversight that offers significant advantages over standard construction is demountable walls… READ MORE FROM GLOBEST.COM‘S ARTICLE HERE >>>
Business Interiors is delighted to offer many moveable wall solutions for your spaces, whether you are in the Jackson, Mississippi area, or even a couple of hours away. Call us to schedule your consultation (601) 969-1000.
Roger Vasseur and Bill Abstein of Dauphin rolled into Ridgeland to give us a hands-on demo at our headquarters here at Business Interiors, Inc. There were bunches of amazing options. The super comfy and durable 4+ Relax recliner was a real stand-out, as was the top-selling collaborative chair Atelier, the Tec-Line Physician’s stool, and the show-stopper Perillo.
We take every opportunity to try out the newest and best in our effort to provide the right solutions for our clients. Let us schedule a consultation with you to find what works for your spaces. (601) 969-1000
Invisible Design for Performance: Discover the ABCs of effective acoustical design, by HAWORTH, INC., JUL. 19, 2018
One of the most significant factors in job satisfaction is often overlooked simply because you can’t see it: Acoustics.
However, you can see its effects in the data on privacy and job satisfaction:
In a landmark study of over 50,000 workers in 351 buildings, lack of speech privacy is cited as the #1 source of dissatisfaction.
In the movement toward open office plans, people have an increased desire to find spaces in the workplace that provide confidentiality for both work-related and personal conversations. Additionally, different activities require different ways of managing acoustical privacy, leading people to seek out a variety of workspaces—each with specific characteristics that support the work they’re doing at the time. Providing a variety of workspaces with well-designed acoustics allows for proper levels of speech privacy to ensure confidentiality.
Employers who understand and address this need for varying workspaces have more success in achieving higher job satisfaction rates.
Speech Privacy Basics
Speech privacy is simply the absence of speech intelligibility. Here’s how it works:
If the level of speech sounds that reach a listener’s ear is well above that of any background sound, the speech will be clearly heard and understood, or intelligible.
But, if speech sounds at the listener’s location are below the background sound level, the speech will not be understood. Even when a listener can hear the muffled speech sounds of someone talking, speech privacy exists because the listener can’t understand what is being said.
Achieving the right level of speech privacy in a space requires careful assessment and alignment of functional needs with the ambient environment, background sound, and physical design elements, such as walls, ceilings, and floors.
Achieving the right level of speech privacy in a space requires careful assessment and alignment
The ABCs of Effective Acoustical Design
To manage speech privacy, follow the ABCs of acoustical workspace design by using elements that absorb, block, and cover sound.
Absorb Sounds Within the Space
Special absorptive ceilings, suspended baffles, carpeted floors, and even decorative rugs not only reduce sound levels within rooms, they also reduce undesirable reflection of sound which can cause
intelligible speech sounds to carry throughout a space.
Block sounds between spaces
Walls, moveable walls, double pane (2 channel) glass walls, unitized wall systems, and suspended ceiling tiles can all provide physical barriers that block the transmission of speech sounds between rooms.
Cover intruding sounds with background noise
An electronic sound masking system covers sounds with a consistent background noise. A sort of highly sophisticated “white noise machine,” a masking system is precisely programmed to reduce perceived inconsistencies in sound, such as those created by speech. Masking systems are finely tuned in both frequency and level to meet the needs of different areas throughout the entire workspace.
Effective acoustical design may be invisible to most people, but the benefits are easy to see. Employees will be more comfortable at work knowing they have spaces for privacy and connection—where they won’t disturb others who are concentrating on focused tasks nearby. It may take some additional effort, but designing with speech privacy in mind will help keep employees happy, engaged, and productive at work.
Business Interiors will work with you, your designer, or your architect to achieve the acoustical results you need. Call us to schedule your consultation today @ (601) 969-1000