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

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Your Guide to Designing a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Guide to Designing a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

You have a lot of great minds on your team and when they work together, they’re capable of great things. But to make the most of all that creative pot [...]

5 Ways to Create Quiet Spaces in the Workplace

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Create Quiet Spaces in the Workplace

It’s important to include quiet spaces in your office design. Using Steelcase research and Turnstone learnings, we’ve created five options of incorporating quiet space into your office.

A Platform for Experimentation: Bassline Table as a Design Tool

June 6th, 2018|Comments Off on A Platform for Experimentation: Bassline Table as a Design Tool

Using Turnstone’s new Bassline Table as a platform for experimentation, 12 first-year graduate students from the Rochester Institute of Technology Industrial Design Graduate Program explored the physical attributes of this mutable table.

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.

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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

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How to Eliminate Distractions at Work

September 20th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Eliminate Distractions at Work

We’ve all heard the adage that time is money. Distractions at work are not only frustrating, but they can also add up to a lot of lost productivity. I [...]

  • A comfortable brainstorming space featuring a Campfire Paper Table surrounded by Jenny Round Low chairs, Campfire ottomans, and Campfire Lounge sofas.

Your Guide to Designing a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Guide to Designing a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

You have a lot of great minds on your team and when they work together, they’re capable of great things. But to make the most of all that creative pot [...]

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.

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Wellbeing

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Must-Have Office Accessories That Support Wellbeing

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Must-Have Office Accessories That Support Wellbeing

When workplaces support employee wellness, everybody wins. Business owners can see benefits such as improved productivity and reduced absenteeism, whi [...]

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How to Quit Sitting: Create a Workplace That Supports Wellbeing

August 21st, 2018|Comments Off on How to Quit Sitting: Create a Workplace That Supports Wellbeing

One of the hotly debated topics in workplace and classroom design is how to encourage movement. As technology has grown over the past few decades, peo [...]

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.

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Product Solutions

Start the School Year Right With the End of Summer Sale

September 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Start the School Year Right With the End of Summer Sale

Bells are ringing -- school bells, that is! Now that Labor Day weekend is over, kids all over the country are picking up their backpacks and heading b [...]

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Say Goodbye to Summer, Hello to Savings

September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Say Goodbye to Summer, Hello to Savings

Another Labor Day weekend has come and gone and while you’re busy trying to fit in some of those last-minute summer activities while the weather is st [...]

5 Reasons You Need Buoy in Your Office

August 13th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Reasons You Need Buoy in Your Office

When it comes to seating for an office or classroom, there are a lot of options to choose from. But if you’re looking for something a little different [...]

Bassline Expansions: Q&A with Designer Yuka Hiyoshi

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Bassline Expansions: Q&A with Designer Yuka Hiyoshi

At NeoCon 2018, Turnstone previewed the Bassline Collection, a series of products designed to support work in lounge settings.

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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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