KI in the News

KI's Learning Space Workshops
KI's Learning Space Workshops  Office Insight | December 11, 2017

Within the BIFMA community KI is clearly the company with the greatest breadth of products, covering the full range of typologies in that market from Pre-Kindergarten through graduate school.

Why Corporate Offices Should Take Cues From College Campuses
Why Corporate Offices Should Take Cues From College Campuses  Psychology Today | December 5, 2017

Study shows how college campus design influences how we work.

Want to Improve Student Learning?
Want to Improve Student Learning?  School Planning & Management | November 1, 2017

Educators know that to reach - and teach - every student, they must make learning engaging and exciting. Consequently, lesson plans are growing more creative, and collaboration among students and teachers alike is now the rule.

 

How Using a Co-Working Space Changed the Way I Think About Productivity
How Using a Co-Working Space Changed the Way I Think About Productivity  NBC Better | October 27, 2017

Is co-working better than working from home in my fuzzy socks? I tried it and this is what happened.

 

KI Outfits Sports Med Facility in Titletown
KI Outfits Sports Med Facility in Titletown  Business of Furniture | September 27, 2017

Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics recently opened across the street from the venerable Green Bay stadium and its owner, Bellin Health, tapped KI to fill out the three floors of the building.

 

Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus
Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus  Tech.Co | September 19, 2017

Miss your college campus, when a trip across the quad would occasionally take 45 minutes because you just couldn't stop talking to every friend and professor you met? Apparently, your next employer might miss that in-person interaction, too.

 

A New Approach to the Skills Gap
A New Approach to the Skills Gap  Plant Engineering | September 11, 2017

Wisconsin coalition connects education and manufacturing.

 

Furniture Breaks Away From Institutional Design
Furniture Breaks Away From Institutional Design  Health Facilities Management | September 6, 2017

Designers focus on function and safety without sacrificing comfort.

 

To Be Truly Inventive, Think Like A Designer
To Be Truly Inventive, Think Like A Designer  Investor's Business Daily | August 28, 2017

When the problems facing our world are too complicated, we must turn to design thinking by putting ourselves in the end-user's shoes.

 

A Year-Long Study Says Recent Graduates Want Offices Designed Like This
A Year-Long Study Says Recent Graduates Want Offices Designed Like This  Inc. | August 21, 2017

If your employees are stuck in assigned workspaces and can't control how they work, get ready to disassemble the cubicles.

 

New Chair Aims to Cause a 'Ruckus' in the Classroom
New Chair Aims to Cause a 'Ruckus' in the Classroom  THEJournal | July 25, 2017

Wisconsin-based furniture manufacturer KI has designed a classroom chair to support collaborative, project-based and student-centered learning.

 

How to Redesign Work After an Office Refresh
How to Redesign Work After an Office Refresh  Talent Economy | July 24, 2017

With more companies updating their office spaces to accommodate the evolving world of work, here's how executives can take a more hands-on approach to managing the change.

 

Jagler: Design Thinking Creates Ruckus for Green Bay Furniture Maker KI
Jagler: Design Thinking Creates Ruckus for Green Bay Furniture Maker KI  Journal Sentinel | July 22, 2017

Earlier this summer, KI's “Ruckus Collection” received a Gold Award at the 2017 NeoCon World's Trade Fair in Chicago. The breakthrough product line was created through the process of design thinking at KI.

 

How to Change the Work Environment Without Quitting
How to Change the Work Environment Without Quitting  Creators Syndicate | July 20, 2017

Work environment has a staggering effect on employee moods and production, so what can an employee do to improve it without resigning?

Contract Consulting Group Shares Top Trends from NeoCon 2017
Contract Consulting Group Shares Top Trends from NeoCon 2017  Huffington Post | July 9, 2017

Contract Consulting Group (CCG), a research-led strategy firm focused exclusively on the contract interiors market, pooled perspectives from an expanding base of talented industry consultants to deliver this summary of top trends at NeoCon 2017.

 

Designing a Solution to the U.S. Productivity Crisis
Designing a Solution to the U.S. Productivity Crisis  The Detroit News | June 29, 2017

America is mired in a productivity crisis, causing an annual loss of hundreds of billions of dollars due to disengaged workers.

 

Beyond the Rocking Chair: Furniture Innovations in Senior Living
Beyond the Rocking Chair: Furniture Innovations in Senior Living  Senior Housing News | June 26, 2017

Senior housing operators are beginning to rethink how they furnish their communities to best accommodate increasingly unhealthy residents and impress hard-to-please staff-all without compromising on style or breaking the bank.

 

Office Of The Future Could Look A Lot Like A College Campus
Office Of The Future Could Look A Lot Like A College Campus  DNAinfo | June 13, 2017

With furniture featuring orthogonal shapes or chairs aligned in a snakelike placement, NeoCon is showing off some of the latest ways companies are re-creating the workplace - and some say offices could become a lot more like college campuses.

 

KI Shifts to Address Changes at Work
KI Shifts to Address Changes at Work  The Business of Furniture | June 7, 2017

That's no small task for the company that competes in a variety of markets, ranging from corporate to education. Instead of focusing on each of those markets individually, KI is drilling down on workstyles and behaviors that transcend all of them.

 

Creating Sustainable and Durable Health Care Interiors
Creating Sustainable and Durable Health Care Interiors  Health Facilities Management | June 7, 2017

Health care designers look for 'win-win' interior products to achieve sustainability without sacrificing quality.

 

Redefining Learning Spaces with New Furniture Line
Redefining Learning Spaces with New Furniture Line  District Administration | June 1, 2017

The Ruckus collection disrupts the design paradigm and redefines the boundaries of learning spaces through inspired design thinking. Ruckus allows users the freedom to concentrate, collaborate and innovate on their terms.

 

Draft Manufacturing All-Stars Before They Turn Pro
Draft Manufacturing All-Stars Before They Turn Pro  Control Design | May 31, 2017

It's draft day at Lambeau Field. The teams in the stadium continue to evaluate the talent of the more than 200 students as the potential draftees fight for recognition, hoping to become one of this year's top draft picks.

 

Culture Chat: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture
Culture Chat: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture  WorkXO | May 16, 2017

As companies look to recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they are overlooking one major factor in the attraction and retention of recent graduates- incorporating campus design elements into work environments to attract young professionals.

 

Lost In Transition: The Three Fs To Increase Engagement And Retention With New Millennial Workers
Lost In Transition: The Three Fs To Increase Engagement And Retention With New Millennial Workers  Forbes | May 6, 2017

Recent college grads are disenchanted and disengaged in their new work environment, translating into lower retention rates of these "lost" employees.

 

Product Strategy Driven by User Observation at KI
Product Strategy Driven by User Observation at KI  Office Insight | May 1, 2017

No matter what industry it's in, product development strategy is central to a company's business strategy - workplace furniture and furnishings included.

 

Knowledge@Wharton with KI and AECOM
Knowledge@Wharton with KI and AECOM  Knowledge@Wharton | April 25, 2017

KI's VP of Business, Jonathan Webb, and AECOM Senior Vice President, Brett Shwery, review their latest research on collegiate design as the new driver for workplace design with Knowledge@Wharton.

Can Companies Save Money with Workplace Wellness Programs?
Can Companies Save Money with Workplace Wellness Programs?  Healthline News | April 14, 2017

American employers spend millions trying to keep employees healthy. How does this affect their bottom line?

 

Here's Why It Matters That Millennials Hate Where They Work
Here's Why It Matters That Millennials Hate Where They Work  Inc. | April 11, 2017

Don't be so quick to call them entitled. There are actually compelling reasons to redesign your office with millennials in mind.

 

A Case - and Space - for Connection
A Case - and Space - for Connection  Learning by Design | April 1, 2017

Are the connections we make through our devices real? Do they empower us to actually gain new perspectives and make real, human-centered connections?

Some Offices Designing Ways to Help Employees Move More
Some Offices Designing Ways to Help Employees Move More  Workforce | February 22, 2017

Several years ago, Jonathan Webb was thinking about how “active design” could improve the workplace. He meant it as a way to describe restructuring a workspace to promote the people inside to adopt healthier habits.

 

Is Your Office Missing Out on Active Design?
Is Your Office Missing Out on Active Design?  Associations Now | February 9, 2017

Incorporate these five design changes in your office to get staff members moving more and making better nutrition decisions.

 

Expect to See More Standing Desks in the Workplace in 2017
Expect to See More Standing Desks in the Workplace in 2017  Government Product News | January 9, 2017

More offices and workplaces will start using standing desks in 2017, predicts Jonathan Webb, a workplace trends expert for global manufacturing firm KI Furniture.

 

KI Kicks Off 2017 with New $3.3 Million Expansion
KI Kicks Off 2017 with New $3.3 Million Expansion  Green Bay Press-Gazette | January 1, 2017

Furniture manufacturer KI is looking to make a Ruckus in the educational furniture market and the Green Bay area. Before it can, the Bellevue-based commercial furniture manufacturer needs more space to produce the Ruckus, a new line of chairs it plans to introduce in February.