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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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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...

Mapping Out the Office

  As the work environment continues to change, it is important to keep in mind how both potential employees and clients view your space. Traditionally, most work tasks were completed in private offices and cubicles. Now there are lounges, break-out areas, huddle...

Getting Back to the Office

It may not be a surprise that many companies are now offering employees the option of working from home rather than at the office. Thanks to ever-increasing technologies, people can now connect from virtually anywhere that has cellular service or Wi-Fi, including...

The Missing Receptionist

Recently I walked into an office space and was greeted by a computerized check-in system rather than a live person at the reception desk. The system was easy to use, requiring me to scan my license to obtain my name for my identification tag, and then alerting my host...

Are You Ready for Gen Z?

Did you know that as 2016 comes to an end it will signify a new beginning to our workforce? In 2017, the first of the Generation Z graduates (those born 1994-2010) will be joining our workforce. As with Generation X, or the Millennials (1980s-2000s) as they are better...