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October 30, 2019

NBS Showroom Renovation: The Big Reveal!

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our Troy headquarters renovation for 2019. Walking through the front doors the space takes on a whole new life – color, texture, architectural elements and a variety of worksettings greet you. The expansion and renovation began earlier this year to support our growing team and consolidation of […]

October 30, 2019

More Ancillary Choices with Less Headache

New ways of working have driven demand for different kinds of spaces at work. With these spaces comes an exciting time for end users and designers to access so many different ancillary products, options and choices to create unique and welcoming areas that blur the edges of home and work. The challenge is once you’ve […]

August 27, 2019

NBS Makes Crain’s Cool Places to Work List for the Third Year in a Row!

This is the seventh year Crain’s Detroit has produced the Cool Places to Work list, highlighting companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture. A third-party firm assessed the ratings and comments, compared against all applicants, and then determined the top 100. Learn more about the […]

July 23, 2019

Architectural Elements: Creative Solutions for Spatial Challenges

Unique architectural elements can be a focal point for a space. When our team came together to design the new NBS showroom, one of the goals was to highlight the in-house solutions we can provide for our clients. Every space has its challenges and for us, it’s our over 13′ high ceilings. In one area […]

June 25, 2019

The Coolest New Products at NeoCon 2019

This year at NeoCon over 500 commercial design manufacturers from around the world came together to showcase their innovative new products. They compete to stand out and draw a buzz among visitors and exhibitors. After exploring the Merchandise Mart for three days, I’ve put together what I thought were some of the coolest new products […]

June 24, 2019

Top Three Industry Trends at NeoCon 2019

Shared by Michael Naert, Workplace Associate   1. Solving for lack of privacy and noise distraction  NeoCon featured a wide array of different and innovative products to shape how we work in the office.  With offices becoming more open and more collaborative, finding space to complete heads down work and avoid distractions has become an […]

June 20, 2019

Top Three Steelcase Trends At NeoCon 2019

Shared by Dave Seidl, New Business Development   Members of the NBS team had the opportunity to attend NeoCon this year, the annual commercial design conference in Chicago. As always, it was a time filled with lots of fun, food and great design. As a distributor of Steelcase products, NBS is always working to stay […]

June 4, 2019

Lucky Number 7! NBS Earns 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner

NBS has been named a 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner recipient for the seventh consecutive year in a row – placing us in the top 5% of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. NBS is among only 29 Steelcase dealers to receive the honor and one of only three to receive it for seven years in […]

May 23, 2019

Troy Showroom Renovation: 90 Day Progress

Work on our showroom expansion began in February—and at ninety days into the project, we are wrapping up the second phase of our renovation. This included a 4,000 sq. ft. buildout into our existing warehouse by our own NBS Construction Team.   Over the last few months, they have been working diligently demolishing walls, adding […]

February 20, 2019

NBS Cares: 2019 Wellness Campaign

Wellbeing is a buzz word popping up all over workplaces. What does a focus on wellbeing do for employees and what kinds of activities are possible? NBS is exploring all aspects of wellness in 2019, from physical and mental wellbeing, to environmental, community and financial wellbeing. Our “NBS Cares” campaign aims to encourage team members […]

January 29, 2019

Now Under One Roof! NBS Clawson & Troy Teams

To better serve Southeast Michigan with our NBS Architecture + Furniture + Technology (AFT) capabilities, we’ve merged our Clawson and Troy locations as of January 28th, 2019! This move will also improve synergy and communication among these two teams who work closely together. Our Clawson facility was the home to our Construction Solutions division who […]

January 10, 2019

The Skillman Foundation Featured in Great Lakes Design Magazine

We are excited to share one of our client’s workspaces was recently featured in the December issue of Great Lakes by Design Magazine!  The Skillman Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of children in Detroit. Their work focuses on education, economy and equity for Detroit youth. The Skillman Foundation choose Detroit […]

November 27, 2018

Thoughtful and Intentional Design: It’s All in the Details

Whether a space is large or small, simple or complex, thoughtful design considerations allow a space to perform and attention to detail can really tell a great story. The 30-day ‘design pop-up’ in the Foundation Studio, located within The Detroit Foundation Hotel, was the perfect place to share such a narrative. NBS sponsored the set […]

November 14, 2018

NBS Invites Lawrence Tech Students to Volunteer at [re]ocon event

NBS believes in supporting and educating students in our industry to help set them up for future success. Throughout the year we host student tours, workshops and even a hosted a design competition this past February. Our goal is to expose them to career possibilities, connect them with vendors in our industry and educate them […]

November 1, 2018

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology At NBS we believe that the skillful integration of Architecture, Furniture and Technology (AFT) can enhance how people perform, increase their engagement in their work and lead to improved business results. We have built our business and approach to the workplace around this principle. It takes […]

October 16, 2018

2018 Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Recipient | Defiance College

NBS is proud to share that our client, Defiance College in Defiance OH, has been awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant! Defiance is among sixteen educational institutions to receive an active learning classroom this year valued at approximately $67,000 and includes design, furniture, installation and on-site training. Steelcase’s grant program supports institutions who […]

August 22, 2018

NBS ranks #8 on Crain’s Detroit Cool Places To Work 2018 List!

Striving to create a safe, engaging and productive place to work is top of mind for many organizations. But what about a “cool” place to work? From wellbeing initiatives, social events and benefit perks, organizations are seeing the value of creating workplace environments where people want to come to work, connect and find purpose. To […]

July 16, 2018

Power Education Spaces with Steelcase Thread

Students Need Technology. Technology Needs Power. Mobile devices have multiplied over the last decade, resulting in the need for additional power in the spaces where learning and work happens. This has become clear in today’s leading education settings where more technology than ever before is being used in classrooms, media centers and in-between spaces. Traditionally […]

June 27, 2018

NBS Supports Gensler Detroit in Annual City Year Project

NBS jumped at the chance to support Gensler Detroit for the second year on their classroom renovation with City Year Detroit. The two organizations have been partnering for years to transform classrooms in lower income cities to provide students the opportunity to learn in inspiring and productive environments. They recently completed their latest project at […]

June 25, 2018

Interior Design Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Senior Interior Designer, Jillian Kennedy   Design trends included very little workstations with “ancillary” being the new “primary.” It’s all about the collaborative spaces, lounge furniture, cross over spaces, and phone booths or quiet rooms. Color trends were sort of mixed this year. A lot of showrooms did neutrals like black and white, while […]

June 25, 2018

Education Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Christy Borowski, NBS Workplace Associate – Healthcare & Education   At NeoCon this year the biggest buzz in education was around the announcement that Steelcase was acquiring Smith System, an education focused furniture company that many have never heard of.  This fills a large gap in the Steelcase Education product offerings when it comes […]

June 25, 2018

Healthcare Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Kristen Diephuis, NBS Workplace Associate – Healthcare & Education   It’s an exciting time in healthcare design. This year at NeoCon we saw healthcare products trending towards versatile, cleanable, and modern design benefits. A recent survey found that 63 percent of patients today said the most stressful part of visiting their doctor is waiting […]

June 20, 2018

Top Trend at NeoCon Makes You Feel Like a Super Hero

Shared by David Overberg, NBS Director of Business Development   NeoCon 2018 was the year of the “Phone Booth” In 1978, the world was introduced to Superman on the big screen. As we remember from the movie, and many variations of the original since, when Clark Kent needed to get ready for his other day […]

June 20, 2018

InfoComm 2018 Recap

Shared by Ed Kleiss, NBS VP of Operations and Audiovisual Solutions   InfoComm is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, with thousands of products for audio, collaboration, video and web conferencing, video displays, control systems, digital signage, security and various other audiovisual related technologies. This year we saw a focus on […]