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June 13, 2016

The Uncorporate Office: Authentic Furniture Finishes


The Look and Feel of Uncorporate’ Office Furniture 

As we described in an earlier postthe form and function of the corporate office is shifting away from monotonous, contrived and rigid toward beautiful, authentic, and flexible. 

June 1, 2016

Introducing Craft Surface For The Uncorporate Office


Discovering the Worksurface B-Side

As one of the few furniture manufacturers that laminate our own substrates, it is critical for our teams to understand the process and techniques that go into making each product component.

May 25, 2016

Embracing the "Uncorporate" Office


Giving up Trends, Embracing What's Real

For nearly ten years we have worked with customers to co-create furniture that meets the unique needs of the teams and people who use them. Time and again we observe that connected teams expect their environments and tools to boost productivity, creativity and the bottom line.

May 14, 2016

Etch Mobile Markerboard at Nike's Blue Ribbon Design Studio


This refined yet highly functional workspace is characterized by its extensive use of exposed birch ply, white walls, and black accents. Large windowed garage doors soften the utilitarian space with daylighting, and a mix of mobile tables and stools as well as Watson Etch boards characterize a highly creative and re-configurable space.

March 1, 2016

Furnishing the Agile Workplace: Can Your Office Furniture Keep Pace With Business Change?


In today’s ever-changing work environments, office reconfigurations are more frequent and necessary than ever.

February 16, 2016

Design Thinking for Quality: Q&A with Watson's VP of Product Design


This week, we sat down with Greg Kooistra, VP of Product Design to discuss how Watson puts design thinking to work within its design and development process. 

February 2, 2016

How One Custom Furniture Solution Is Breaking Ground For Healthcare Clinics Nationwide


The Provider Table is a freestanding, multi-functional unit that boasts ample technology storage and easy reconfigurability to support the varied demands of today's examination rooms.

Watson is a Pacific Northwest office furniture manufacturer inspired by thoughtful, user-centered design, the beauty of natural and urban environments, and the power of manufacturing to create jobs and sustainable growth for our communities.

“We're builders. That’s what we do. And I want people to take great pride in bringing craftsmanship to this company, this community, this state and this country.” – Clif McKenzie, CEO / President

December 8, 2015

Vertical Integration, Regional Sourcing and US Manufacturing Benefits Customers and Our Economy


Unfortunately at this point, it is a familiar story: despite having a long and notable history, U.S. manufacturing has lost considerable market share over the last 30 years.

December 2, 2015

Three Examples of How Watson is Doing Right by the Environment — Profitably


As we previously discussed, Practical Environmentalism comes from our fifty-year heritage as a Pacific Northwest manufacturer, our longstanding relationships with our surrounding community and natural environment, and above all, the customers who value our products and these qualities.

November 17, 2015

Practical Environmentalism: How Watson Does Well by Doing Good


At Watson, a unique environmental ethic permeates all facets of our business - from our facilities, processes and practices to the products we deliver.

November 3, 2015

Watson Introduces Bahn: A Panel-free Benching and Power Delivery Solution


POULSBO, WA - Watson is pleased to announce the launch of Bahn, a comprehensive benching and power, voice, and data (PVD) delivery solution designed for organizations that value simplicity and flexibility in workspace solutions.

June 23, 2015

Introducing Watson's Chicago Design Studio


Thank you to everyone who attended the grand opening of our new Chicago Design Studio last week at Neocon. We are excited to have a permanent presence in such an incredible city. Our space is located in Suite 10-155 of the Merchandise Mart.

June 9, 2015

Watson at NeoCon 2015


We are opening our showroom in Chicago at Neocon this year. Check out these photos for a preview of our space.

October 26, 2014

Watson at NeoCon East 2014


This year at Neocon East Watson will preview their new Miro products set to launch in 2015.

A compelling alternative to traditional veneer products, Miro harnesses the precision and durability of mitered steel with the superior performance of modern laminate technology to create a furniture line that articulates a fresh vision for modern professional work environments.

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