How Biophilic Design Improves Cognitive Well-Being

For thousands of years, people have built environments and structures that provide them with safety and security. Our survival instincts are powerful, and so is our underlying awareness of potential threats around us. We also know people have a biological need to connect with nature and exist among natural elements to support their overall well-being. […]

Haworth Hotel Offers a Sense of Community

People are inherently social—we are hardwired to connect with others. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. And we constantly move between activity and rest. Offering hospitable Social Spaces that support the senses—sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch—provides grounding elements to help people refuel, encourage social connections, and cultivate well-being. The hospitality market […]

The Benefits of Working Outdoors

Connecting people with nature in the workplace is not a new trend. Decades of research and countless studies have proven that incorporating natural elements in the spaces where people work has enormous benefits. For example, daylight and views of the outdoors have been shown to increase happiness and cognitive support, and biophilic designs can reduce […]

The State of Commercial and Office Real Estate

Despite inflation, the fundamentals of real estate are in a really good place. “That’s one reason the economy is better than you think it is. The fundamentals of real estate are in a really good place now. And in some areas, they’re exceptional,” says Spencer Levy, Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, […]

4 Types of Collaborative Spaces

When people work together, great ideas are born and connections are made. People learn from one another. And project progress happens faster. As technology has expanded our ability to work from anywhere—including home—we increasingly seek out opportunities to collaborate and connect face-to-face with our teams. Designing for collaboration helps create an environment where people feel […]

University of North Dakota – Case Study

The University of North Dakota (UND) is a busy 521-acre campus with 13,876 students who are tomorrow’s leaders in engineering, medicine, aviation, space, and unmanned aircraft systems. The university’s new Memorial Union serves as an essential, accessible destination—the heart of UND—with upgraded technology, and flexible facilities designed to enhance the student experience. Location Grand Forks, […]

How Ergonomics for Gaming Boosts Performance

What was once known as simply “playing video games” has now become a multi-billion-dollar global entertainment industry. Gaming has steadily risen in popularity year over year but saw incredible growth during pandemic quarantines, as it allowed people isolated at home to participate in the social interaction they were missing. What’s more, most people didn’t quit […]

Re-Envisioning the Office Experience at NeoCon

The global experiment we’ve all been living the last two years has accelerated societal shifts in the ways people work and live. At Haworth, we’ve been on a journey to understand how the global landscape will evolve, and we’re re-envisioning the office based on these shifts. Work from Anywhere In the Work from Anywhere ecosystem, […]

8 Trends in the Workplace Today

Factors influencing business have never been more complex than today. The key to how organizations and their leaders make business decisions is to first gather relevant information and input. That’s why we continually track shifts in culture, technology, and other trends in the workplace. Keep reading for 8 trending topics we’ve identified that now influence […]

Beautiful Biodegradable Textiles for Environmental Sustainability

Over the next 20 years, the global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming. If not limited, critical tipping points will be crossed. The consequences will affect our future and the well-being of future generations. That’s why Haworth is committed to environmental sustainability and taking action against climate change. One of the ways we’re […]