NBS Blog: Commercial Interiors

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 18, 2018

NeoCon 2018: Steelcase Receives ‘Best of Competition’

NeoCon 2018 was a great success for Steelcase and their family of brands. For the first time, Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone and their extensive new network of partners were together in the newly redesigned Steelcase showroom in Chicago. Their show stealing experience earned them top honors as Best in Competition and Best Large Showroom category winners in the […]

June 5, 2018

NBS is a Steelcase Premier Partner – Six Years In A Row

NBS has been named a 2017 Steelcase Premier Partner recipient for the sixth consecutive year in a row – placing us in the top 5% of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. NBS is among only 35 others to receive the honor and one of only four to receive it for six years in a […]

NBS Disney 2018

April 24, 2018

Reward, Recognize, Celebrate: NBS Experiences Disney

TEAM NBS DOES DISNEY! “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney Reward, recognize and celebrate, this is just one of the seven keys to Disney’s success in the book Inside the Magic Kingdom by Tom Connellan. NBS has been applying these seven keys to the […]

March 22, 2018

3 Easy Ways To Encourage Employee Innovation

Innovation is more vital than ever to running a successful company. Not only does innovation provide the basis for generating unique business strategies, it offers a way for companies to gain an edge in entering new markets and creating groundbreaking products. No matter where you go in the business world, there’s no escaping the new buzz […]

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February 27, 2018

NBS Interactive Showroom iPad App Now on iOS 11!

The NBS App is Back! We launched our NBS Interactive Showroom iPad App back in 2012 as a way for people to experience our NBS showrooms and get to know our offerings. Since then it has gone through several updates and modifications. Our most recent update made it possible for the app to work on […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

December 19, 2017

NBS Pets 2017 Comes to a Close

A Round of Appaws for NBS Pets 2017!  This year we dedicated time, resources and love to the animals in our lives and community. NBS Pets shared the love people have for their own pets and animals in need. Many of our team members participated in the year long celebration by bringing their pet to […]

December 18, 2017

Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Application Open

Steelcase recently launched the fourth cycle of their successful Active Learning Center (ALC) Grant. Steelcase Education seeks to partner with educators to create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and teachers. Through the ALC Grant, 40 classrooms have already been awarded and this cycle will award up […]

October 23, 2017

NBS reveals Fur + Furniture 2018 Calendar

Our first ever Fur + Furniture Calendar contest was pawsitvely pawesome! This past June, NBS kicked off our casting call for pet photos, engaging with the Architecture and Design (A&D) community in Metro Detroit. From firm visits, to ice cream truck stops, we promoted our Fur + Furniture calendar contest and received over 80 photo […]

October 20, 2017

Steelcase Announces FLOS Partnership

New Collaboration Delivers Broad Choice and Access to Finely Crafted Lighting Solutions Steelcase recently announced a new relationship with FLOS, a renowned Italian lighting group with a collection of finely crafted decorative lighting including pendants, sconces, table & floor lamps. NBS will offer a collection of FLOS lighting through Steelcase. FLOS lighting supplements an already […]

October 9, 2017

Having a Creative Space Can Make You More Productive

Today’s modern business world is changing. Along with advancement in technology, there is a greater emphasis on the value of creativity as a means to generate efficiency and productivity. With the focus of companies turned toward how they can boost their employees’ creativity, it’s more important than ever to incorporate creative work environments  into the […]

August 29, 2017

NBS has been voted a Crain’s Detroit Business 2017 Cool Place To Work!

What makes a business cool? Is it the work perks, benefits, the office environment? We asked our Michigan-based team members to participate in Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work survey earlier this spring, which asked a variety of questions about our benefits, culture and workplace.  A third-party firm assessed the ratings and comments, compared against all […]

NBS Work Cafe

August 28, 2017

Workplace Destination: The WorkCafé

Mobile technology has turned the local coffee shop into the new office. At NBS, we can help you reinvent your traditional cafeteria space and turn it into a destination café for connection and collaboration. We have worked with many organizations to convert this overlooked real estate into a space that is leveraged throughout the entire […]

NBS Pets

July 21, 2017

NBS Pet Story: Pet Rooster

Ever thought about having a pet Rooster? Maybe you should. Sara Edwards, a Troy designer lives on expansive land north of Metro Detroit. She reminiscences, “I got Charlie, a Red Sussex Rooster, as a little chick from the Marlette stock yard in 2008. I raised him from a wee little chick into a huge lovable […]

Steelcase Neocon 2017

June 19, 2017

NeoCon 2017: Steelcase Receives Top Honors

NeoCon is always buzzing with energy and excitement. This year was no different. Steelcase drew from their insights and new partnership with Microsoft to showcase how bringing place, people and technology together can fuel creativity. The creativity showed, Steelcase was awarded Best Large Showroom by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Contract Magazine. The vibrant showroom […]

NBS Pet Stories

June 1, 2017

NBS Pet Story: Puppy Mischief

Bringing home a new puppy is filled with excitement and challenges. Ever said to yourself “they will be fine if we leave for just an hour”… famous last words of a new puppy owner. Jennifer Vaillancourt, one of our Lansing interior designers, knows the puppy challenges first hand. Earlier this year, she brought home an Olde […]

NBS Pets

May 3, 2017

May is National Pet Month!

May is National Pet Month!  It’s a month long celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can support pets in need and do more for your own pet.  Adopt: If you’re looking to add a pet to your family, […]

NBS Pet Story

April 19, 2017

NBS Pet Story: A Dog’s Choice

Losing a pet is losing a member of your family. Breanna Golda, one of our Troy designers, recently lost their family dog Diesel and she fondly remembers the day they brought him home almost 11 years ago. “They day we got him [Diesel] we were originally going to get one of his brothers. The lady […]

NBS Showroom Troy Town Hall

March 27, 2017

Workplace Real Estate: Connected + Hardworking

Smart and connected work environments perform harder for organizations compared to traditional workspaces. Walls are no longer just space dividers. They can embed technology, lighting and other work tools to ramp up collaboration and leverage more vertical real estate. Additionally, power access is no longer limited to the perimeter of a space. We understand how […]