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The Modern Office Bench

The Modern Office Bench

The Modern Office Bench The rise of open and flexible offices has led to a revolution in the types of furniture that populate the modern office. Gone are the days of row upon row of cubicles, with companies focusing instead on workspaces that meet their employees'...

Why Cubicles Are Making A Comeback

Why Cubicles Are Making A Comeback

Once Maligned as a Symbol of 9 to 5 Drollery, Companies—and Employees—Are Rediscovering the Cubicle's Usefulness in a Flexible Workplace The cubicle used to be a staple of the modern workplace. Inexpensive, portable, and convenient, it was an ideal solution for...

The Rise of the Office Phone Booth

The Rise of the Office Phone Booth

The contemporary trend of the open office, once touted as a breakthrough in fostering collaborative work, appears to have done more harm than good. Employees in open offices report feeling exposed and distracted, which has led to a loss of both productivity and...

How Office Design Can Attract and Retain Top Talent

How Office Design Can Attract and Retain Top Talent

A business' most important asset is its people. No matter what industry you're in, or what goods and services you purvey, your success lies in the hands of your best and brightest. You want the people with the right skill set, knowledge and work ethic to help grow...

5 Modern Design Trends to Watch for in 2019

5 Modern Design Trends to Watch for in 2019

Contemporary Offices Are Responding to Workplace Demands The modern office is constantly evolving. First the traditional office gave way to the open office. Then the open office gave way to more flexible and dynamic concepts. The needs of top talent are ever-changing,...

Office Design Case Study: Brooks Automation

Office Design Case Study: Brooks Automation

How Brooks Automation, an equipment-manufacturing company, partnered with Joyce Contract Interiors to repurpose office space and create room for growth Brooks Automation was founded in 1978 and is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The company is a provider of...

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Office Furniture

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Office Furniture

Six pitfalls that inexperiened buyers often overlook Whether you're refurnishing an existing office or outfitting a new one, office furniture can go a long way toward creating a productive and attractive office. A well-executed floor plan can help to facilitate...

How Much Are Noise Distractions Costing You?

How Much Are Noise Distractions Costing You?

Modern offices have a noise problem, and it's hurting businesses more than they know. Here's how to solve it. The workplace today looks a lot different than it did only ten or twenty years ago. Whereas the typical office was once characterized by cubical farms,...

When Is it Time to Refurnish Your Office?

When Is it Time to Refurnish Your Office?

As companies evolve, so should their workspaces. There comes a time for every business when it is necessary to bring the office back up to speed. As the saying goes, the only constant is change. This is especially true in the business world. It's a given that a...

Office Design Case Study: Horsepower Technologies

Office Design Case Study: Horsepower Technologies

Learn how Horsepower Technologies, a dynamic equine medical tech startup, partnered with Joyce Contract Interiors to build their ideal office Horsepower Technologies Inc. (“HTI”) is a Massachusetts-based startup dedicated to disrupting the $100B+ equine industry. HTI...

How An Office Relocation Can Benefit Your Business

How An Office Relocation Can Benefit Your Business

Making the move is a big decision, but it can be a huge advantage to your company. There are any number of reasons why a company might decide to locate to a new office. A growing startup may seek room for expansion, or a downsizing business may require a more...

My-Take Case Study

My-Take Case Study

How Tech Startup My-Take Partnered with Joyce Contract Interiors to Solve its Workspace Needs When My-Take, a dynamic Boston-area startup, decided to move to a new office, they knew they wanted a space that was optimized to meet their needs. They wanted to facilitate...

The Problem with Open Office Plans

The Problem with Open Office Plans

Open Floor Plans Have Become the New Standard for American Offices, but Is There A Better Way? Just about anyone working in business today is familiar with open office design. Rather than carving up offices with cubicles or walls, the open office concept seats...

How to Design and Furnish Your Office

How to Design and Furnish Your Office

What your furniture dealer can do for you So you’re designing a new office. Great! What’s it going to look like? How will your employees work most comfortably and productively? How will you layout your private offices, collaborative workstations, benching units,...

Help! How do I design my office?

Help! How do I design my office?

Technology allows us to be mobile and move around the office and even work remotely. Multiple generations working together under one roof with diverse working styles, have completely changed the way an office flows and interacts. Designing office workzones is now...

Desking and Benching Systems: The Fundamentals

Desking and Benching Systems: The Fundamentals

The number of new businesses starting to embrace and accept the open-plan trend is growing. This comes out of a need to build more minimal and collaborative work environments for their employees. We, at Joyce Contract Interiors, a furniture dealer and design firm,...

Powering Up the Office

Powering Up the Office

A key element that is often overlooked when designing an office is the locations of power and data lines. If these placements are not coordinated correctly, the layout and design of the office may need to be altered significantly. Or, power and data lines may need to...