The Screen Scene – Dividing Space for a Safe Return to Work

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Screens are the new toilet paper in our industry as we strive to safely return to work!  Just like toilet paper, we have so many choices and applications appropriate for today’s working world.  With a variety of mounting options and materials, our manufacturers are likely to have a solution that meets your needs!

 

Symmetry – Sector

Symmetry offers the widest selection of brackets and materials with their Sector screens.  From clear and frosted acrylic to fabric dividers, Sector screens allow you to stay social and service-oriented while keeping a safe distance.  Screens can be panel mounted, adjustable in height, or edge mounted to protect worksurfaces from holes .. and more!  Symmetry also offers a variety of ergonomic accessories from monitor arms to keyboard trays and pencil trays that mount effortlessly to your worksurface making cleaning and sanitization of your workplace quick and easy!  Stay tuned for an exciting introduction coming soon in the category of divider screens from Symmetry!

Artopex Screens

Artopex offers a collection of freestanding, universal and worksurface mounted screens in clear or frosted acrylic. If we dive a little deeper into their product offering, we find panel mounted screens that will accomodate a 1″ thick laminate panel, mobile panels, and more.  Worried about your freestanding worksurface screen drifting away?  Velcro helps hold it securely, and temporarily in place.  Artopex strives to address 2 key points: safety + density, while remaining 6′ apart.  Learn more about Artopex’s protective solutions here.

Making Privacy Simple Ecoprivacy Acoustic

MPS has a collection of acoustic dividers developed to help you get back to work and create space, without creating more opportunities for distraction.  It can be difficult to social distance in an open space and using hard surfaces to create separation can compromise accoustic comfort.  The acoustic dividers from MPS are a simple way to put a physical barrier between employees who work near each other in a desking or benching environment without sacrificing acoustic comfort.

Claridge Divider Screens

Claridge Products offers a wealth of screen options from mobile to stationary, dividing space with freestanding boards in glass, porcelain or even fabric!  Most dividers can accomodate 72″ heights coming in 30″, 36″ and 48″ widths.  Some will gang together while others will add a contemporary twist on space division.  New to Claridge is the opportunity to cut a “temperature reading” opening into your screen.  Quickly and easily assess an empolyee’s temperature with as little face to fact contact as possible!

Berco Designs + Oasis Berco Desk Masks

Available in arcylic or vinyl, Desk Mask is a foldable desk screen providing a safety barrier between workstations in the open office.  Need to create individual space in your conference rooms?  Desk mask could be a great fit!  Looking to add stability?  The vinyl Desk Mask features support feet while the acrylic version easily adheres to the surface with velcro.

And More …

Need to get creative in how to divide your space and create separation in your office?  Our team is ready to answer your questions and make suggestions to help you return to work safely.  Many of our manufacturers have screens, partitions, and options beyond what is shown here.

We can’t wait to help your team get back to work comfortably and efficiently!

 

How Can Our Team Support YOU

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Most of us are working from home and either thriving or struggling.  The days have ticked by for nearly a month here in Minneapolis, working from home, educating our children from home, experiencing lay-offs, missing our team members and adjusting to new interns/coworkers.

Know that Contract Office Marketing – Gisela, Hannah and Leah – is here to help support you and your livlihood through thick or thin!  Whether you’re looking to advance your knowledge of industry trends, hoping to fulfill some CEU credits, or just looking for a friendly face to happy hour with .. please let us know how we can help!

Here are some suggestions:
CEU Credits – 

Next-Gen Workforce: Creating Spaces that Support Diversity, Leverage Technology and Attract Talent by Exemplis: SitOnIt Seating, Ideon + Symmetry

  • Discover the top 5 drivers of change int he workplace.
  • Learn about flexibility in meeting varying generational needs at work.
  • See what hospitality-inspired amenities are expected of companies.
  • Know the role of technology integration has in creating agile workplaces.

Turn Workspaces into Idea Places by Claridge Products

The possibilities are endless when colleagues work together to solve problems and complete projects.  The task of creating spaces that foster idea sharing lands in the hands of the individuals who design workplaces and keeping up with the flood of changes is increasingly difficult.  This course sets ou tto help you understand the opportunities and challenges of creating the spaces that invite collaboration by looking at today’s writing surfaces.

Visual + Acoustic Privacy Made Simple: Best Practices for Improving Modern Workspaces and Designing for Improved Acoustic Performance: Achieving Speech Privacy in Modern Workspaces  by Making Privacy Simple

This course will provide principles, trends and research behind Acoustic Design + Speech Privacy:

  • Impacts of acoustic design on the work environment and human health and wellness
  • How speech privacy is achieved and measured
  • The ABCs of Acoustic Design
  • High ROI Solutions – acoustic panels and adaptive sound masking in productivity, speech privacy, health and welfare, and green initiatives
  • Design issues and the drawbacks of ignoring acoustic performance in modern workspace design
Product Training

Schedule a zoom meeting with our team for product training!  Gisela and I would love to connect with you and your team to share the latest from our manufacturers!  Exemplis in particular has published INCREDIBILE trainings showcasing our new product introductions, healthcare textiles, and more.  Brush up on the new Axel frame and tile system from Artopex, discover what makes Claridge unique, or learn about your new favorite sound masking team in Texas, Making Privacy Simple!  Discover Chameleon or the most attractive height adjustable desk in the industry (to quote Gisela!) with Central Park from DARRAN Furniture, and more from Oasis Berco, Berco Designs, you name it!

Reach out to our team!  We’re here for you, Minnesota, North Dakota + South Dakota! (And you over there, Western Wisconsin!)

Now Stocking in Minneapolis: Claridge Products

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Claridge Products is now stocking glass in Minneapolis!  Now closer than ever to home, you can find your favorite Claridge glass markerboards.  Save on time, freight, and more by picking up your Invisi-mount boards in your own back yard.

Features:

  • Brilliant White color
  • Sizes: 3×4′  4×4′  4×6′  4×8′
  • 1/4″ Tempered Ultra-Clear Low Iron Claridge Glass
  • Claridge Glass GREENGUARD Certified, eco-friendly, and emits no VOC’s
  • 4 Rare Earth Magnets included iwth each markerboard
  • Accessories ship via FedEx Ground from Claridge

Shipping:

  • Local Pick Up Available
  • Can be Delivered and Installed
  • Competitive Shipping Rates to North Dakota and South Dakota for NEXT DAY delivery!

For additional information, please contact our team via sales@contractofficemarketing.com or give us a call!

Mix, Pitch, Venue + Switch from Claridge Products

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Claridge Products is proud to present four new and distinctive product lines which were featured at NeoCon 2019.

Together with their design partners, Q design, Claridge is fully committed to creating innovative design driven contract furniture that facilitate the effortless expression of inspired communication – from the boardroom to the classroom and anywhere thinkers and problem solvers meet to exchange ideas.

MIX –

The new MIX line features highly customizable, mixed material dry erase mobile markerboards and tackboards.  Those who design for collaborative communication environments now have more flexibility to achieve their desired aesthetic.

Pitch –

The inspiration for the Pitch board grew from the aesthetic of free-standing pivot mirrors. This lighter scale, residential form lends itself well to the interiors we see or design.  A variety of finish options allow this family of wall-mounted and mobile boards to thrive in a wide range of environments.

Venue –

Venue seamlessly integrates into the open plan, collaborative team space, and the built environment with its slim architecture and mindful details. Laminate, textiles, or writable surfaces allow complete customization whether you’re looking for dividers or mobile boards. The timeless design creates adaptive communication boards that compliment existing or new workspaces.

Switch –

Switch was designed to be agile in the ever-changing work and learning environment.  The simple form of the mobile legs allow for in-line nesting, taking up a small footprint when being stowed away. Add a pop of color with the integrated marker tray, or layer wall-mounted boards with magnetic tackable pads, arranged anywhere on the surface.

Need help finding the best writing surface and visual display products for your environment?  Reach out to our team!  We can’t wait to help!