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INNOVANT CONFERENCE PRODUCTS:

This product range was developed in order to address the complexities of open plan environments. Breakout spaces for private meetings or conferencing are vital for creating a collaborative yet productive work environment. With this in mind, Innovant seamlessly adapted the designs for both its private office products and award-winning workstations into a single, complementary line of conference products. This line includes tables, “Big” and “Small,” and casegoods, such as credenzas and wall units.

Visit Innovant’s website for more information about it’s line of Conference Products.

The Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks

Tired of sitting down all day?” This is the opening question posed in a recent Business Insider article, Here’s Why Standing At Your Desk Could Be a Better Way to Work, by Megan Reynolds. Citing studies that show “moving around improves circulation, posture and brain function,” Reynolds states “offices where employees sit down all day are inhibiting staff from working to their full potential.”

In order to counteract the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day, Reynolds offers the height-adjustable desk as an ideal solution “where people can sit or stand without leaving their workstation.” With Innovant’s adjustable FORm_office bench, the simple touch of a button raises and lowers the work surface, allowing users to work at any height.

“Although they are not mainstream yet, height-adjustable desks have become more popular across a broad range of industries over the last 12 months,” Reynolds states. This popularity stems from such factors as the health benefits and productivity-boosting effects of standing while you work.  

Fordham University follows Contract Magazine’s Higher Ed Interior Design Trend  
  In its March 2013 issue,  Contract Magazine  devoted its pages to the topic of Higher Education, stating that higher ed “has gone the way of modern office interiors. The traditional institutional aesthetic has been replaced with design-savvy environments… In other words, all the factors that correlate with how learning has changed globally.”  
   Fordham University  recently followed suit as the new  Gabelli School of Business  opened its doors in the fall of 2012. Now a progressive learning environment, the space reflects the state of the art, technology and tools used in the modern workplace. In order to emulate some of the world’s largest financial institutions, Fordham selected  Innovant  to furnish the business school’s forty-seat trading room. Today, the trading room is popular with students and faculty alike.   
   To learn more about this installation, read the case study  here .

Fordham University follows Contract Magazine’s Higher Ed Interior Design Trend

In its March 2013 issue, Contract Magazine devoted its pages to the topic of Higher Education, stating that higher ed “has gone the way of modern office interiors. The traditional institutional aesthetic has been replaced with design-savvy environments… In other words, all the factors that correlate with how learning has changed globally.”

Fordham University recently followed suit as the new Gabelli School of Business opened its doors in the fall of 2012. Now a progressive learning environment, the space reflects the state of the art, technology and tools used in the modern workplace. In order to emulate some of the world’s largest financial institutions, Fordham selected Innovant to furnish the business school’s forty-seat trading room. Today, the trading room is popular with students and faculty alike.

To learn more about this installation, read the case study here.

Open Spaces Make for a Productive Workplace    
    In a recent  New York Times  article, “ Looking for a Lesson in Google’s Perks ,” author James B. Stewart recounts his colorful experience touring Google’s East Coast headquarters. His, “at times, dizzying excursion through a labyrinth of play areas; cafes, coffee bars and open kitchens; sunny outdoor terraces with chaises; gourmet cafeterias… [and] Broadway-themed conference rooms with velvet drapes…” served as an attempt to discern whether Google’s imaginative workplaces are responsible for the creativity and productivity of its employees.    
  One of Stewart’s observations about the  Google  offices particularly resonated with our team at Innovant: the open plan environment serves as the physical platform for Google’s intellectual advancements. In the article, Craig Nevill-Manning, “  a New Zealand native and Google’s engineering director in Manhattan,” explains the philosophy behind Google’s office environment.      “Google’s success depends on innovation and collaboration. Everything we did was geared toward making it easy to talk. Being on one floor here removed psychological barriers to interacting, and we’ve tried to preserve that.”   
  After his Google expedition, Stewart conferred with Teresa Amabile, “  a business administration professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of “The Progress Principle,” about creativity at work.” What he learned from Amabile was that    “there’s some evidence that great physical space enhances creativity.”    She added that,  “the theory is that open spaces that are fun, where people want to be, facilitate idea exchange. I’ve watched people interact at Google and you see a cross-fertilization of ideas.”    
  Another expert, Ben Waber, “who has a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and is the author of “People Analytics,” weighed in on workplace interactions.  “Google has really been out front in this field,” he said. “They’ve looked at the data to see how people are collaborating. Physical space is the biggest lever to encourage collaboration. And the data are clear that the biggest driver of performance in complex industries like software is serendipitous interaction. For this to happen, you also need to shape a community. That means if you’re stressed, there’s someone to help, to take up the slack. If you’re surrounded by friends, you’re happier, you’re more loyal, you’re more productive. Google looks at this holistically. It’s the antithesis of the old factory model, where people were just cogs in a machine.”   
  At Innovant, we understand Waber’s point that “physical space is the biggest lever to… collaboration.” For employees to thrive, employers must invest in an environment that breeds productivity and creativity. This type of investment in the workplace is sure to be an investment in the work that’s completed there.   

Open Spaces Make for a Productive Workplace

In a recent New York Times article, “Looking for a Lesson in Google’s Perks,” author James B. Stewart recounts his colorful experience touring Google’s East Coast headquarters. His, “at times, dizzying excursion through a labyrinth of play areas; cafes, coffee bars and open kitchens; sunny outdoor terraces with chaises; gourmet cafeterias… [and] Broadway-themed conference rooms with velvet drapes…” served as an attempt to discern whether Google’s imaginative workplaces are responsible for the creativity and productivity of its employees.

One of Stewart’s observations about the Google offices particularly resonated with our team at Innovant: the open plan environment serves as the physical platform for Google’s intellectual advancements. In the article, Craig Nevill-Manning, “a New Zealand native and Google’s engineering director in Manhattan,” explains the philosophy behind Google’s office environment. “Google’s success depends on innovation and collaboration. Everything we did was geared toward making it easy to talk. Being on one floor here removed psychological barriers to interacting, and we’ve tried to preserve that.”

After his Google expedition, Stewart conferred with Teresa Amabile, “a business administration professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of “The Progress Principle,” about creativity at work.” What he learned from Amabile was that “there’s some evidence that great physical space enhances creativity.” She added that, “the theory is that open spaces that are fun, where people want to be, facilitate idea exchange. I’ve watched people interact at Google and you see a cross-fertilization of ideas.”

Another expert, Ben Waber, “who has a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and is the author of “People Analytics,” weighed in on workplace interactions. “Google has really been out front in this field,” he said. “They’ve looked at the data to see how people are collaborating. Physical space is the biggest lever to encourage collaboration. And the data are clear that the biggest driver of performance in complex industries like software is serendipitous interaction. For this to happen, you also need to shape a community. That means if you’re stressed, there’s someone to help, to take up the slack. If you’re surrounded by friends, you’re happier, you’re more loyal, you’re more productive. Google looks at this holistically. It’s the antithesis of the old factory model, where people were just cogs in a machine.”

At Innovant, we understand Waber’s point that “physical space is the biggest lever to… collaboration.” For employees to thrive, employers must invest in an environment that breeds productivity and creativity. This type of investment in the workplace is sure to be an investment in the work that’s completed there.  

Innovant Expands Westward  
  Innovant is proud to announce that it has moved westward, with a new showroom opening in San Francisco, CA this April 2013. Conveniently located at the cross of Market and Montgomery streets, this site rounds out the company’s US locations. It joins the ranks of Innovant’s New York City Headquarters and Midwestern showroom in Chicago.   
  Our formal opening event, scheduled for May 2013, will celebrate the display of Innovant’s latest benching, conference, and private office collections particularly suited for the progressive West Coast office market. Included in this showcase will be Innovant’s adjustable height benching line, which won gold at Neocon 2012.     
  Innovant designs and manufactures intelligent office furniture systems for the modern workplace. A recognized leader in the industry, our collaborative approach with client teams and commitment to ongoing design innovation has resulted in a portfolio renowned for its intelligent and adaptable designs. Every Innovant product is designed for efficient installation and easy reconfiguration over time as new features are introduced. All of our products are also environmentally sustainable, with our standard products conforming to a variety of eco-requirements.   
  For more information about our San Francisco showroom, contact George Schoenwald, Bay Area Regional Manager (  info@innovant.com  ).   
  SF Showroom: 607 Market Street, 4 th  Floor (at Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA 94105

Innovant Expands Westward

Innovant is proud to announce that it has moved westward, with a new showroom opening in San Francisco, CA this April 2013. Conveniently located at the cross of Market and Montgomery streets, this site rounds out the company’s US locations. It joins the ranks of Innovant’s New York City Headquarters and Midwestern showroom in Chicago.

Our formal opening event, scheduled for May 2013, will celebrate the display of Innovant’s latest benching, conference, and private office collections particularly suited for the progressive West Coast office market. Included in this showcase will be Innovant’s adjustable height benching line, which won gold at Neocon 2012.  

Innovant designs and manufactures intelligent office furniture systems for the modern workplace. A recognized leader in the industry, our collaborative approach with client teams and commitment to ongoing design innovation has resulted in a portfolio renowned for its intelligent and adaptable designs. Every Innovant product is designed for efficient installation and easy reconfiguration over time as new features are introduced. All of our products are also environmentally sustainable, with our standard products conforming to a variety of eco-requirements.

For more information about our San Francisco showroom, contact George Schoenwald, Bay Area Regional Manager (info@innovant.com).

SF Showroom: 607 Market Street, 4th Floor (at Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA 94105

Celebrating Innovant’s Partnership with Arenson   
  Last week,  Innovant  hosted a sales meeting under the guise of a wine and cheese event. The gathering marked the kickoff of the new partnership between Innovant and  Arenson , a New York City   dealer of contract furniture and architectural interiors products.  Arenson is now one of Innovant’s three preferred dealers in the New York City market for all non-trading desk client environments.   
  Arenson’s President, Carl Milanta, brought together his team members from the New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut offices. This afforded our four separate offices the opportunity to socialize over in-depth product demonstrations. We know that the success of the event foretells a fruitful partnership between our two companies.

Celebrating Innovant’s Partnership with Arenson

Last week, Innovant hosted a sales meeting under the guise of a wine and cheese event. The gathering marked the kickoff of the new partnership between Innovant and Arenson, a New York City dealer of contract furniture and architectural interiors products. Arenson is now one of Innovant’s three preferred dealers in the New York City market for all non-trading desk client environments.

Arenson’s President, Carl Milanta, brought together his team members from the New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut offices. This afforded our four separate offices the opportunity to socialize over in-depth product demonstrations. We know that the success of the event foretells a fruitful partnership between our two companies.

Launching S4A, Innovant’s new height adjustable benching system this June at NeoCon!  
 To schedule a time to meet with one of our representatives please email  info@innovant.com  or call 212 929 4883. 
 Space 7-4093 7th Floor (Right outside the Elevator Between 3Form & Dyson) 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Launching S4A, Innovant’s new height adjustable benching system this June at NeoCon!

To schedule a time to meet with one of our representatives please email info@innovant.com or call 212 929 4883.

Space 7-4093 7th Floor (Right outside the Elevator Between 3Form & Dyson) 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Featured in this Month's Issue of Interiors & Sources

Featured in this month’s issue of Interiors & Sources

“Conference tables from Innovant are ideal for outfitting larger offices when combined with the company’s FORm_office system. From technology-rich touchdown tables to traditional conferencing, the Innovant conference line features a full complement of user-accessible services and advanced cable management tools. Access to power, data, video and USB ports is provided by flush-mount, pop-up and fully recessed ports in the center, and a variety of table sizes and finishes are available. ”


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