Turnstone Blog 2017-10-31T20:12:30+00:00

Turnstone blog

We’ve spent almost 25 years studying work, workers and the workplace. Here’s what we’ve been learning.

Workplace Design

Great office design not only improves functionality and productivity, it helps us love how — and where — we work.

Workplace Design

Startup Culture

Marked by personality, passion, authenticity and agility, startup culture fuels some of our favorite workplaces.

Startup Culture

Productivity

On our best days we work hard — and smart. Here’s what productivity looks like for today’s worker.

Productivity

Wellbeing

Bringing your best self to work means bringing your whole self to work: brain, body + heart.

Wellbeing

Product Solutions

Wondering how turnstone products will work in your space? Look no further.

Product Solutions

Customer Stories

We love our customers. These are some of our favorite, most inspiring stories.

Customer Stories

Workplace Design

Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Purple

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Purple

Learn how the color purple affects your work space, and how incorporating it into your office design can inspire workers and promote creativity.

3 Design Tactics for Better Problem Solving in the Office

December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on 3 Design Tactics for Better Problem Solving in the Office

Successful cross-functional companies use office design to stay competitive and ahead. Here's how your work space can support better problem-solving.

What You Need to Know about Multi-Sensory Office Design

November 26th, 2017|Comments Off on What You Need to Know about Multi-Sensory Office Design

Looking for a way to stimulate your mind at work? Multi-sensory design uses all five senses to create a creative space to engage and inspire.

Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Blue

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Blue

Color design has the power to influence people, and choosing the right one is integral in the success of a space. One of the best colors out there? Blue.

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Startup Culture

Celebrating the Holidays at Work? 7 Things You Need to Do

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Celebrating the Holidays at Work? 7 Things You Need to Do

Planning on celebrating the holidays at work this year? Here are 7 things you need to know to impress your co-workers with a successful office party.

Do You Want More Positive Workers? Company Culture is the Solution!

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Do You Want More Positive Workers? Company Culture is the Solution!

A positive company culture creates a space where workers innovate and thrive. Shifting your culture seems daunting, but here is how you can make changes now.

How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

Companies across the country are calling their remote workers back to the office in an effort to improve collaboration in fields like technology and d [...]

9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to succe [...]

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Productivity

3 Design Tactics for Better Problem Solving in the Office

December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on 3 Design Tactics for Better Problem Solving in the Office

Successful cross-functional companies use office design to stay competitive and ahead. Here's how your work space can support better problem-solving.

Do You Want More Positive Workers? Company Culture is the Solution!

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Do You Want More Positive Workers? Company Culture is the Solution!

A positive company culture creates a space where workers innovate and thrive. Shifting your culture seems daunting, but here is how you can make changes now.

5 Simple Creativity Hacks to Get You Inspired

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Simple Creativity Hacks to Get You Inspired

Creative thinking is at the forefront of today's biggest companies. Here are some creativity tips to help you stay inspired and productive.

How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

Companies across the country are calling their remote workers back to the office in an effort to improve collaboration in fields like technology and d [...]

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Wellbeing

What You Need to Know about Multi-Sensory Office Design

November 26th, 2017|Comments Off on What You Need to Know about Multi-Sensory Office Design

Looking for a way to stimulate your mind at work? Multi-sensory design uses all five senses to create a creative space to engage and inspire.

5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

Combat the physical and mental challenges employees face in winter and update your office so they stay healthy and happy. Here are ways you can help.

This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

Working outside leads to healthier and happier employees. Here's how outdoor office spaces work and what to keep in mind when designing one.

How to Choose the Right Office Lighting

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Office Lighting

There's more to great design than furniture. The right lighting is critical to productivity and reducing eye strain in the office. Here's what to know.

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Product Solutions

3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

The office and work space culture are changing. Employers want authentic, creative and inspiring spaces to engage workers. The solution? Custom furniture.

How to Add a Custom Top to Your Bassline Table

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Add a Custom Top to Your Bassline Table

Bassline tables allow people to personalize a long-lasting, modern table in as easy as five steps. Learn how to add your own custom top to Bassline.

How to Design a Stunning Modern Office

September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Design a Stunning Modern Office

Modern design: a classic and popular aesthetic for offices and homes. If you’re looking to transform your workplace or home office, check out these ideas:

Furniture Pieces to Boost Collaboration and Engage Workers

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Furniture Pieces to Boost Collaboration and Engage Workers

Just as a sports team needs the right home field to practice, workers need spaces to collaborate where they feel encouraged to share, learn and grow. [...]

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Customer Stories

RockPaperRobot: One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Creating a Branded Space

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RockPaperRobot: One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Creating a Branded Space

Entrepreneur Jessica Banks integrates robotics and design into homes and workplaces with her innovative kinetic furniture company, RockPaperRobot. When she moved to a renovated space in Brooklyn, she partnered with turnstone to transform her office with Bivi, a desking system that could match her growing company, creative personality and big dreams.

DropDrop Studios

April 4th, 2016|Comments Off on DropDrop Studios

DropDrop Studios of Grand Rapids started in a space that didn't do much to support a fast exchange of ideas, creative collaboration or their desire f [...]

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Groove

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

When it comes to offering a jaw-dropping work environment for tech-savvy coders and marketers, Baltimore’s Groove has their stake firmly planted as th [...]

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Mighty in the Midwest

January 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Mighty in the Midwest

When it comes to hard work and grit, entrepreneurs in the midwest are showing the world that they've got what it takes. Grand Rapids-based Mighty in t [...]

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