See article in Hartford Business Journal date: 2011
Workstations shrink; space, furniture become multi-functional
By Kathryn M. Roy
Many companies are hoping to get more mileage out of their furnishings and décor. “What they’re asking for is specifically carpets, wall coverings or upholstery that will last 20 years,” Bordeaux said. “They are looking for maintenance-proof finishes, furniture and flooring. They don’t want to replace it in five to 10 years.”Lighting is being upgraded to more efficient LED lighting and converting older style fluorescent lighting to a direct-indirect fixture. With the newer fixtures, the large bulb is no longer visible when the light is on, and glare is reduced on computer screens. As companies look to stretch their dollars with their design and furnishings budgets, one of the easiest ways to spruce up their surroundings is by improving their image.