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We’ve all been there. December is filled with the excitement of the holiday season and getting ready to usher in the new year. Then we get into the heart of winter, when day after day is filled with dreary gray skies and frigid temperatures – or in Iowa’s case, an ice storm – and the lack of sun makes it that much harder for your sunny disposition to shine through. But fear not! Here are some tried and true ways to perk you up this winter and battle those winter blues, tailored specifically to the office world.

Switch it up with some swatches

Have you ever heard the saying “You eat with your eyes first?” That may pertain to how chefs plate their food, but the same applies to your surroundings, whether that’s your living room at home or your desk at work. Which sounds more appealing to you: light grey walls, dark grey floors, no decorations, or some dark chocolate woodgrains, wall art with rich pops of color, and a steaming cup of hot cocoa? I personally would be much more motivated to work in an environment that is comforting and incorporates colors and design elements that encourage positive emotions and productivity. Whether it’s a matter of adding pops of color through fabric or changing it up with darker woodgrains, you can very easily make a space feel considerably more comfortable and inviting by taking inspiration from some of HON’s color palettes:

fabrics

For more office design inspiration, visit our Pinterest page or more fabric palettes on hon.com.

Take a break

Are you a hot chocolate kind of gal? Maybe you like your coffee black in the largest receptacle you can find. Or is hot tea more your jam? Regardless, you need a place to enjoy your hot beverage of choice and to catch up with your coworkers before you start the day or over your lunch break. Why not sip on some cozy lounge seating, like HON’s new Grove® line. (Don’t forget to include a tablet arm so you’ve got a resting place for that hot cocoa in between sips, or pair it with a Flock® Mini with a Laminate Top!)

grove

Get a change of scenery

Repetition is a surefire recipe for boredom, so make sure to switch up your routine to help stave off winter weariness. HON’s collaborative furniture solutions allow you to get a change of pace and a change of scenery while still maintaining work productivity. Here’s where the new Preside® collaborative tables and the complementary Arrange® tables and Accommodate® seating come in. Designed to be used in all different parts of the office, these lines offer a variety of heights, technology options, and sizes to give you a place to work wherever you are. It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate and regain some motivation on a long winter day.

preside

What are your tried and true methods of staying motivated during the winter months?

 

 

There are so many reasons to be excited about NeoCon 2016, but here are 3 reasons to make sure you visit HON – either in our showroom or on social media – June 13-15:

Be HON
Our theme this year is “Be Authentic, Be Honest, Be HON.”, and we are bringing it to life throughout the recently renovated HON showroom. The space has been transformed to give our visitors a chance to feel part of our story and to “Be HON”.

Become a part of our showroom design when you snap a Polaroid photo with your friends and add it to our giant photo collage (stay tuned for our fun new props!). Plus, you won’t want to miss our surprise activity to promote HON’s broad selection of fabrics and finishes by giving you the chance to add your own pop of color to our space. We’ll be capturing all of these exciting activities on social media too, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and look for the hashtag #BeHON!

HON Chicago Showroom NeoCon Design

Be Inspired
Be inspired by HON’s latest solutions and expansions, including all three Solve™ seating models, complementary Accommodate™ seating and Arrange™ tables, our recent Contain® and Flock® expansions and enhancements to our height adjustable solutions like Coordinate™ and Voi®. You’ll also get a sneak peek of HON’s brand new product lines, Grove™ soft seating and Concinnity™ desks! For more information and the complete list of products, visit our NeoCon spotlight page.

HON NeoCon Product Sneak Peek

We’ll also be showcasing some exciting new digital tools – HON’s Chair Chooser™ and Chair Configurator. Stop into the showroom for a demo and see how easy it is to find your perfect chair!

Be Rewarded
Who doesn’t like free stuff? We’ll be giving our showroom visitors the latest HON swag just for stopping by. (Let’s just say, these items are both practical and stylish – kind of like our furniture!). Be sure to stop in early so you don’t miss out!  Can’t make it to Chicago? That’s ok, we’ll have other chances for you to win through our Facebook sharing contest. During NeoCon, share any photo from our HON Facebook page to yours that has the hashtag #BeHON in the caption and you’ll be entered to win one of three Polaroid Z2300 cameras.

We can’t wait to see you next week in HON’s Chicago Showroom, Chicago Merchandise Mart Suite 1130. Let us know why you’re excited about NeoCon 2016!

Today’s workers are becoming more mobile, increasing the need for a seating solution that can support them as they transition between individual and collaborative work environments. Solve task chairs were designed to intuitively adapt to each user’s body and movement to provide all day comfort and support as the way we work continues to evolve. For those of you that are struggling with your typical “everyday” office chair… let us SOLVE your problem!

Solve Seating Statement of Line

To provide the high level of personalization required to meet the ergonomic and functional needs of a variety of users throughout your space, Solve task chairs and stools feature 3 unique back materials, three ergonomic controls, and an optional adjustable lumbar support and arms. Additional features, such as the seat glide and waterfall seat edge, enhance natural movement and increase leg circulation. The synchronized seat and back move in harmony with the user to provide continuous comfort that can be customized, allowing people to work anywhere from individual workstations to private offices, training areas to meeting rooms.

Solve seating with ilira-stretch mesh back

The beauty of Solve is reflected in the design statement it makes for any organization. The new streamlined, geometric ReActiv™ back boasts an interesting hexagonal pattern and is available in two classic colors, Charcoal or Platinum. The upholstered ReActiv back showcases 6 colors from our new Compass fabric, and with the seat available in hundreds of HON fabric selections you have the ability to mix and match for a dual-fabric look! The soft ilira®-stretch mesh back is available in Black to coordinate with virtually any aesthetic.

Solve Seating with ReActiv Back

Backed by HON’s Full Lifetime Warranty, the Solve family of chairs offers the flexibility to support an entire space as well as the durability to last for years to come. The applications really are endless! Whatever your workplace need, let Solve be the solution.

For more information, visit the Solve spotlight page on hon.com.

Solve Seating with Upholstered ReActiv Back

Check out HON’s newest seating line, designed to effortlessly adapt to your environment, people, and budget!

From waiting areas and cafés to meeting spaces and private offices, Accommodate creates opportunities for people to get work done in a comfortable, casual setting. With a guest chair and bariatric chair, as well as café and counter height stools – available with or without arms as well as in dual fabric and standard options – Accommodate supports a variety of spaces and applications with a cohesive seating platform that delivers greater comfort, adaptability and design continuity.

BREAK AWAY AND GET TOGETHER
Collaboration happens everywhere within an office these days, and Accommodate supports everything from private meetings to impromptu conversations. The range of seat widths and stool heights satisfy the needs of different spaces and users. The guest chairs stack when not in use to maximize valuable floor space in multipurpose areas.

Accommodate Seating from HON

A HIGHER DEGREE OF LEARNING
Learning spaces are no longer limited to formal training rooms. That’s why Accommodate was designed to invite interaction and the exchange of knowledge in a variety of workplace settings.  The café and counter height stools bring groups together around high top tables, and the guest chairs easily move to form impromptu seating arrangements.

Accommodate Seating from HON

A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO SEATING
An environment that’s easy to maintain is an important asset for any welcoming area, and the wipe-out space between the Accommodate seat and back makes cleaning simple. The guest and bariatric chairs are lightweight, and easily transition into neat rows and seating clusters to facilitate conversations.

Accommodate Seating from HON

PERSONALIZATION IS ENCOURAGED
With two stool heights and two guest chair options, Accommodate is the perfect fit for virtually any organization, user or activity. The stackable guest chair comes with casters or glides and can stack to save space when the chairs are not in use. The arm options, dual-fabric upholstery and frame finishes put the power of customization in your hands.

Accommodate Seating from HON

Accommodate provides all the comfort you need and the versatility your space demands. For more information, visit the Accommodate Spotlight page on hon.com.

With 2015 coming to an end, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on what I’ve been especially thankful for in 2015.

  1. Soothe™. HON has been doing incredible things in healthcare for years, and now we’ve taken it to the next level with the introduction of Soothe.  Helpful resources, such as our healthcare fabrics brochure, provide inspiration for every space within a healthcare facility and ensure that the best fabric is used in every setting.
    HON Soothe for Healthcare
  2. Fabrics & Finishes. Speaking of fabrics…. With over 900 new fabric and finish options launched this year, our offering is more robust than ever.  You have the rainbow to choose from in both color and pattern, so be true to you and find your new hue!
    HON Fabrics and FInishes
  3. Solve™ & Quotient™. These new kids on the block are fast favorites. Solve and Quotient both complement our other seating solutions while providing a new price point in our winning assortment.  And if you’re one who needs to see to believe, locate a HON dealer and try out a sample in your market!
    HON Solve and Quotient Seating
  4. Height Adjustable Tables. Our new Height Adjustable Base, now named Coordinate™, is to tables as the HON Ignition chair is to seating.  It’s sure to fit almost anyone in your office.  Boasting a 3-stage base that adjusts from 23 5⁄8″ to 49 1⁄4″, this table is your workstation companion to the Ignition chair which fits the 5th to 95th percentile of people in the workplace.
    HON Coordinate Height Adjustable Base
  5. HON Members. This well-oiled machine wouldn’t run as well as it does without the fantastic people that make up HON.  From manufacturing to marketing, the members at HON make the holidays even brighter.

What are some of your 2015 highlights?

Whether this was your first year attending NeoCon East or your tenth, one thing that set this year apart from the rest was the new destination – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a brand new location, attendees were especially enthusiastic about this year’s show, and I may have been on the top of that list as this was my first time attending. As the HON Resource Center Business Manager in Washington, DC, I was excited to have the opportunity to help plan this event. Our team transformed our 800 square foot space into a story; a tangible example of how HON is inspired by practicality in the workplace. We showcased everything from our top-selling legacy products to a brand new seating line and sneak peeks of upcoming launches, allowing our visitors to see, touch and experience the HON story firsthand in a variety of ways:

Inspired Practicality

In an effort to continuously improve our product offering, we work hard to listen to our customers and create purposeful solutions to meet their specific workplace needs. Wherever you are and wherever you’re going, our products are designed to adapt and evolve with your business. Our booth was inspired by this idea, highlighting our complete solutions from reception areas to collaborative spaces to the private office.

New Products

At this year’s show, we were especially excited to introduce Solve®, our new line of seating that launched in October. Our Solve display highlighted three back options – illra®-stretch Mesh Back, Upholstered ReActiv™ Back, and ReActiv™ Back. ReActiv is a new back option unique to Solve that will be available early 2016. It is a hexagonal design that flexes independently to deliver support. Guests in our space also had the chance to preview our new Contain® Pedestals and Standing Height Voi® legs and storage, all available for order in January 2016.

Color

Our guests also loved all of HON’s new fun fabric options. We’ve added over 900 this year alone! From bright solids to exciting patterns, HON has the perfect color for everyone.

HON Swag

Everyone who visited the HON booth could go home with a HON luggage tag and a HON bag. These were definitely a hit with our guests who traveled from all around the country to attend the event. The fact that they were all gone by day 1 of the show says it all!

Building Relationships

We really enjoy hearing about our guests’ experiences with HON, and events like NeoCon East give us a chance to interact with some of our most valued customers and partners. And what better way to capture the fun than with a photo! We encouraged our guests to snap a selfie with our 3D #HONSpotted prop in front of their favorite HON products and layouts.

If you stopped by our booth and took a picture, be sure to look for @honcompany on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find your #HONSpotted photo. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry! Browse our Flickr album and get a glimpse of the excitement at NeoCon East.

We always want you to be part of the conversation. If you are ever at one of our events or showrooms, see a HON truck on the road, want to celebrate a successful installation project, or just find yourself sitting on your favorite HON chair, take a picture and tag us with #HONSpotted so we can be a part of it with you!

Welcome Solve, our newest addition to the HON winning lineup of seating.  Here are 3 reasons why Solve is a single solution for everywhere and everybody!

Day Long Comfort

People are becoming more and more mobile in today’s evolving office, moving from individual to collaborative work at a moment’s notice.  This new workplace trend requires a high performance seating solution that can intuitively adapt to each user’s body type and movement throughout a space. Solve was uniquely engineered with a responsive design, including a synchronized seat and back that move in harmony with the user to provide continuous and customized comfort. With this high level of ergonomic support, consider the search for a universal task seating solution complete.

Introducing Solve Seating from The HON Company

Ideas Come in Many Colors

The beauty of Solve is reflected in the design statement it makes for any organization.  Choose between three uniqueback materials, including:

  • Ilira®-stretch Mesh Back – a great choice for those looking for a softer, more relaxed feel
  • ReActiv™ Back (coming soon!) – streamlined, geometric back for a responsive, firm fit
  • Upholstered ReActiv™ Back (coming soon!) – comes in a variety of colors to complement any workplace aesthetic

With three different back materials, three ergonomic controls, optional adjustable lumbar support, and height- and width-adjustable arms, Solve answers the need for a higher level of personalization.

Solve™ featuring the ReActiv™ Back - COMING SOON!

Solve™ featuring the ReActiv™ back – COMING SOON!

Intelligent Design

The Solve chair is smartly appointed to accommodate today’s most demanding environments.  Solve achieves optimal balance, proper alignment and lumbar support to provide continuous comfort.  Backed by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty, Solve answers the need for a seating solution that is more reliable, adaptable and comfortable.

Introducing Solve Seating from The HON Company

This single family of chairs offers the flexibility to support an entire space, and the durability to last for years to come.

To learn more about Solve, visit the spotlight page at hon.com.

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