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Balance in an Open Office

Are you looking to create a more collaborative office, but don’t want to follow the open office trend? Joyce Contract Interiors is here to help with some exciting products that can transform your office and give you the perfect balance of open space and private...

How to Stay Healthy in the Office Workplace

For the average American, 40+ hours of their week is spent at work or doing work-related activities. This is approximately 1/3rd of their lives, according to Interior & Sources magazine article titled “Mind, Material, Motion”. When you put such a large amount of...

NeoCon 2015

On June 16th through the 17th, the whole Joyce Contract team traveled to Chicago to attend NeoCon, the largest office furniture and design showcase in the United States. It is important for us as furniture salespeople and designers to keep up with the latest trends in...

Plug “N” Play Offices

As a new generation enters the workforce, there are more steps being taken by real estate and leasing agents to attract the young talent to their buildings. Start-up companies have an increasing demand for spaces that they can walk into, plug in furniture, and be...

Designing for Success in a Changing Office Environment

In an article by Brent Maugel, President of Maugel Architects, titled “Design your office for success: How branding and smart design boost value and morale”, we are asked to take a look at our company’s branding and appearance. Anyone that commutes along highways 495...

Private Office Pods

If you work in an office space, you're probably sitting very close to your coworkers. The open-style work place has become very popular in recent years, replacing the once high-panel private cubicles with benching style desking in hopes of promoting collaboration....

Making It In Massachusetts

One of our leading furniture manufacturers, Affordable Interior Systems (AIS), is set to hire 400 new employees, thanks to their rapid growth and  newly acquired manufacturing building in Leominster, MA. The new 600,000-square-foot building has allowed AIS to...

Open Offices- The Good and Bad

An eye-opening article by Alyssa Giacobbe titled “Open offices seem great - until you work in one”, has given me the inspiration to write on the subject of barrier vs. barrier-free office layouts. Over the last few decades, there has been a shift in the layout of...

Open Plan Systems

Did you know that Joyce Contract Interiors is one of Open Plan Systems (HMU's) biggest dealers in the Northeast? Based out of Richmond, Virginia, they specialize in all types of commercial office furniture including seating, casegoods, and modular office systems. With...

Affordable Interior Systems (AIS)

Since its opening in 1989, Affordable Interior Systems, or AIS, has become a leading commercial office furniture manufacturer. AIS, founded by CEO Bruce Platzman and Chairman Arthur Maxwell, opened their first facility in Hudson, MA and soon expanded to three other...

Storage Needs in the Office

As times change, many companies are striving to become paperless and more computer oriented, making storage space seem like less of a necessity. For certain companies this minimal approach works, but for others some storage is still needed. No matter what your storage...

Our Newest Partners

At Joyce Contract Interiors we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best quality products for great prices. We stay up to date on the latest manufacturers, lines, and products so that we can relay the best information to our clients about products which will...

Our trip to NeoCon East 2014

The trip to NeoCon East was one that our team will never forget. The Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland was a perfect venue for the gathering. The center’s architecture is a mix of glass and steel that creates an exciting place for any fan of design. The bottom...

NeoCon East

For the twelfth year in a row, NeoCon East is opening its doors to designers everywhere. One of the largest design shows in the United States, NeoCon East is a highly anticipated event for dealers, design firms, students, and manufacturers alike. This year, over 200...

Conferencing Table Styles

Conferencing and meeting spaces are important parts of any office space. These areas can be anywhere in the office, however the shape and size of the room will determine the amount and type of furniture you can place in it. There are multiple configuration...

The Importance of Acoustics in an Office Environment

The design of office interiors has changed immensely over the last fifty years. The Baby Boomer generation of the mid 1940’s to the mid 1960’s typically had office spaces with either private offices or large 8’x 8’ cubicles with 85” or 67” high partitions that gave...

Ergonomic Task Chairs: What Are They & How To Choose One?

Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you sit in a chair while at work? The average person sits in their office chair six to eight hours a day, which is a significant part of their workday. With that in perspective, shouldn't you choose a chair that...

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