Flo Monitor Arm

Flo Monitor Arm

Herman Miller’s Flo monitor arm will receive the 2010 “Red Dot” award for product design.  The 36 experts examined 4,433 products over several days.  The competition saw an increase in the submissions for the IT industry, telecommunications and consumer electronics.  Considered by many to be the largest, most distinguished international design competition, receiving the award is an absolute honor!

Flo Mounted on Herman Miller Canvas

Flo Mounted on Herman Miller Canvas

“Good design cannot be overestimated for business success,” explains Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and president of the competition.  “It is the obvious and appealing design of a product that creates a direct, intuitive connection with the consumer.  But design can do much more: It links the user to the product and the brand alike; it creates confidence in quality performances; and in the best of cases, it demonstrates the responsibility of the manufacturer towards his clients, the environment, and all those involved in the production process.  Only those who design their products in an exemplary way will be awarded in the red dot design award and can refer to this outstanding distinction with justified pride.”

Herman Miller Canvas with Flo Monitor Arm

Herman Miller Canvas with Flo Monitor Arm

Flo is a centerpiece of Herman Miller’s Thrive Portfolio – a portfolio of ergonomic tools.  The “Red Dot” award is in good company as Flo earned 2010 Best of NeoCon award in Technology Support and 2010 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition “Attendee’s Choice Award.”

Come into our Plymouth Showroom and experience Flo for yourself.  Just stop in or make an appointment betterwaystowork@intereum.com

Herman Miller for Healthcare, Nemschoff and Brandrud

Herman Miller for Healthcare, Nemschoff and Brandrud

Contract magazine conducts a Brand Report Awareness Survey, and the 2010 results are in!

They surveyed Architectural and Design Professionals via the Internet with nearly 400 respondents.

DIRTT Solutions

DIRTT Solutions

Below are some of the results:

  • Ergonomic Seating –  Herman Miller #1
  • Movable Walls – DIRTT #1
  • Healthcare Furniture – Herman Miller and Nemschoff #1
  • Computer Support – Herman Miller #2
  • Storage and Filing – Herman Miller #2
  • Furniture Systems – Herman Miller #2
  • Casegoods – Geiger #3

To learn more about the survey, click here.

William Dowell - Herman Miller's Chief Ergonomist

William Dowell - Herman Miller's Chief Ergonomist

Herman Miller’s Chief Ergonomists, William Dowell, joined Intereum’s Sales and Design teams for an ergonomic lunch and learn earlier this week.  Lured by lunch, this blogger attended.  The following are some brief take-aways:

Repetitive motion injury costs have decreased by one third in the past decade.  Awareness of and training on ergonomics in the workplace is attributed for this reduction.  Great job to employers who are investing up front in the health of their employees!

Dual Monitor Arms

Dual Monitor Arms

Dual monitor arms increase productivity and are a smart way to use real estate.  Here are three reasons to use monitor arms:

  1. Shift Work/Shared Workstations.  This makes sense as focal points vary from person to person.
  2. As a user shifts position and posture, they will need to move their monitor arm.
  3. An individual’s focal point changes throughout the day – regardless of seated posture and position.
Height Adjustable Solution

Height Adjustable Solution

Question: What’s the recipe for healthy sitting?

Answer: A combination of sitting and standing.  Studies are showing that as little as five minutes of standing per hour replenishes the sitting muscles.  However, it is ideal for workhorse employees who are tied to their workstations for more than six hours to have a sit to stand workspace.

Last week, Ellen gave her audience Herman Miller Setu chairs.  Another popular chair moment on Ellen.

To learn more about ergonomics, visit Herman Miller’s website.  You’ll find videos, tips, tools and more!

To meet with an ergonomist, contact us at 763.417.3300 or betterwaystowork@intereum.com

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