NBS Blog: Power of Place

July 27, 2020

What I Miss Most About The Office

Written by Charity Hogrefe, General Manager – Toledo NBS Commercial Interiors   In our industry the question of “Does the office still matter?” is now an almost daily conversation.  As both an interior designer and branch manager of our Toledo office, I felt passionate to share my thoughts on this subject and the impact it […]

June 24, 2020

NBS has Returned to the Office Because Space Still Matters!

As governments begin to lift stay-at-home restrictions, organizations are planning, and even starting, to welcome their employees back into the office. A big consideration is around the speed at which people should be brought back to the workplace – and this is being done with a greater emphasis on employee wellbeing and safety. For many, […]

January 28, 2020

Ancillary Spaces: A Top Trend for 2020

CEOs are focused on growth, innovation and culture. To attract the best and brightest, companies should consider what message their workplace is portraying. Does it reflect the culture they strive for? Does it support and inspire their team to do their best work? Does it offer spaces to collaborate and build trust? Ancillary furniture is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 5, 2016

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]

June 6, 2016

5 Takeaways from Steelcase’s New Global Report

Shared by Senior Workplace Specialist, Heather Greene Insights from Steelcase’s Global Engagement Report, studying 17 Countries and over 12,000 Workers If you work in an office today, it might not come as a surprise that the office of the future is still some ways off. Steelcase embarked on an unprecedented global study, partnering with IPSOS, […]

March 15, 2016

Why I Love Working in an Open Plan

“Collaboration”, “creativity”, and “connectivity” are words I never would have used to describe my work environment prior to joining NBS.  Moving from a job where I sat in my own 8×8 54” high panel cubicle to an open plan setting has opened my eyes to a new way of working.  To help this work environment […]