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

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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

Our Favorite Office Design Trends of the Year

April 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Our Favorite Office Design Trends of the Year

Turnstone’s design experts have selected their favorite 2018 office design trends. 2017 brought us favorites like nubby fabrics, taupe-focused palettes, and lots of green. In 2018, the trend for more natural, vitality-themed offices continues. Here are a couple of stand-outs.

Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Brown

January 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Color for Your Office: Brown

Don't underestimate brown ― it has the power to bring warmth and ground your space for a nature-inspired office. Read why and how you can incorporate it.

How to Refresh your Office Design for a more Inspirational Space

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Refresh your Office Design for a more Inspirational Space

Don't let your office design keep you from performing at your best. Here are some tips for creating a refreshing, inspirational space!

Our Favorite Designs with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Our Favorite Designs with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

Imaginative and future-oriented, purple will reign this year according to Pantone. Here are our favorite settings with their 2018 Color of the Year.

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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

5 Ways to Stay Engaged and Productive at Work All Day

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Stay Engaged and Productive at Work All Day

One of the workplace’s greatest enemies? The post-lunch dip. Read how you can avoid a slump in productivity after lunch.

How to Find Productivity After the Holidays

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Find Productivity After the Holidays

New year — new you. Bring your resolutions to the office, and come back to work after the holidays feeling ready to tackle 2018.

Think One-Size Fits All in the Office? Think Again.

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Think One-Size Fits All in the Office? Think Again.

The truth is open offices are not made for all types of work. The solution? A flexible office plan. Find out what types of spaces are a must-have at work.

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.

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Wellbeing

5 Ways to Stay Engaged and Productive at Work All Day

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Stay Engaged and Productive at Work All Day

One of the workplace’s greatest enemies? The post-lunch dip. Read how you can avoid a slump in productivity after lunch.

What Makes Biophilic Office Design So Powerful?

December 19th, 2017|Comments Off on What Makes Biophilic Office Design So Powerful?

Learn why biophilic design, using elements of nature in design, is taking over offices everywhere and how to incorporate it into your own office.

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.

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Product Solutions

Our Favorite Office Design Trends of the Year

April 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Our Favorite Office Design Trends of the Year

Turnstone’s design experts have selected their favorite 2018 office design trends. 2017 brought us favorites like nubby fabrics, taupe-focused palettes, and lots of green. In 2018, the trend for more natural, vitality-themed offices continues. Here are a couple of stand-outs.

How to Refresh your Office Design for a more Inspirational Space

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Refresh your Office Design for a more Inspirational Space

Don't let your office design keep you from performing at your best. Here are some tips for creating a refreshing, inspirational space!

Our Favorite Designs with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Our Favorite Designs with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

Imaginative and future-oriented, purple will reign this year according to Pantone. Here are our favorite settings with their 2018 Color of the Year.

Get Inspired With The Best 2017 Modern Offices

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Get Inspired With The Best 2017 Modern Offices

We picked out our favorite modern offices of this year. Want to update your own space? Check out the best of 2017 for inspiration to get you started!

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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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