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September 30, 2019
As our work lives evolve, our office spaces need to evolve too. No longer are office designs confined to defined spaces for individual people, departments, and teams. Workspaces are moving to flexible, fluid layouts engineered to encourage team collaboration, and transitional need-based spaces.
September 13, 2019
At Watson Furniture we believe in creating a better future for our environment, our employees, and our customers. At our headquarters, located on 34 forested acres in the lush Pacific Northwest, we use regionally and ethically-sourced raw materials and transform them into locally made furniture using environmentally friendly processes and superior handcraft.
August 26, 2019
Open office spaces have gone from being all the rage to a hotly debated topic, as more and more attention is paid to their lack of privacy. Our designers at Watson Furniture have worked to alleviate the negative aspects of open offices while preserving the benefits.
August 6, 2019
Watson is excited to launch our all-new C9 desk, an innovative solution to evolving office needs. the C9 system was introduced at NeoCon 2019, where it won gold in its category. The revolutionary new system brings a new level of flexibility, perfect for the modern office.
July 8, 2019
Do you ever notice your mood shift when you walk inside a room? Whether it’s a dentist, salon, or your office, the colors you are surrounded by can make or break your experience. Guide yourself using this information to choose colors to enhance your comfort, productivity, and work environment.
Watson is honored to be named the 2017 Supplier of the Year Environmental Award from Boeing. We are proud to say that our environmental program and leadership have set us apart from more than 13,000 other active suppliers.
April 17, 2019
Tired of feeling fatigued and fidgety after working for hours on a project? Or feeling distracted as you sit in your beige-walled cubicle staring at spreadsheets? What if your workspace could be a comfortable, inviting place that encourages creativity rather than stifling it?
Offices have changed a lot over the years, and furniture has changed as well. As technology evolves, the importance of maintaining proper ergonomics and posture is increasingly critical. Learn more about how adjustable office furniture can help you achieve a healthy work environment.
May 25, 2018
This year at NeoCon, Watson is excited to launch a new collection aimed to serve the evolving needs of private office and team spaces. “Interesting combination,” might be your first reaction. After all, aren’t the needs of private offices and teaming spaces at the opposite ends of the spectrum?
The contemporary open office work environment has to fulfill a plethora of needs, from function to comfort. Some offices offer employees more traditional, permanent workstations, while others opt for a high degree of mobility, and need a more creative workspace model.
April 4, 2018
Thrive Digital is a performance marketing agency that plans, implements and optimizes online advertising campaigns seen by millions of people around the world. Thrive partnered with Bidgood + Co to design their new office space in Vancouver, British Columbia.
February 26, 2018
For their new Manhattan location, VSP Global, one of the world’s leading eyewear and eye care providers, tasked Kostow Greenwood Architects to design their NYC innovation lab that focuses on developing technologies for the physical and digital aspects of eyewear and eye care.
December 19, 2017
Telecommunications provider, Cytracom, had recently outgrown its Dallas, TX headquarters and had secured a new, larger office space. They chose lauckgroup to help design the space in a way that would convey the company’s culture.
September 26, 2017
Cirrus 10, a Seattle e-Commerce consulting firm, knew its new downtown high-rise location deserved a modern, visually interesting design. Miro desks and tables, Seven workbenches plus Bahn and ZO storage components helped achieve just that, with functionality and thoughtful details for a delightful user experience.
For 24 years, the Chicago-based architecture and design practice has been creating functional, design-forward spaces for clients around the U.S. and the world. Its open, energetic team of industry-leading architects and designers mobilizes to shape clients’ visions into environments that are functional, sustainable, and inspired by people. After all, Partners by Design believes that “outstanding work spaces begin with outstanding people.”
June 23, 2017
The first thing you saw when you approached the Watson showroom at NeoCon 2017 was a large glass case, full of hanging steel panels powdercoated in a variety of colors. This window area, or “fishbowl,” as we like to refer to it, is pretty unique as far as spaces in the MART go, so we knew we had to make the most of it.
November 7, 2016
With any office redesign plan, there are typically a number of different factors to be considered, all of which play key roles in determining the end result. Of course the objectives of the redesign project are the starting point. Once the objective is clear, designers have a variety of “levers” that can be pulled to achieve those objectives.
October 26, 2016
It’s no secret that the workforce of today is quite a bit different than those of the past. This is especially true for “knowledge workers,” the majority of whom tend to find themselves working in an office of some kind, often in front of a computer.
October 18, 2016
Office design is an evolving discussion in the business world. What aesthetics energize employees? What environments are best for creativity? Is collaboration or privacy better for business?
Office furniture systems contribute to a company’s brand, office culture, and employees’ productivity. As a preliminary step to choosing furniture, it is important for management to outline objectives and then choose the furniture that can support those objectives.
September 27, 2016
For those who travel to an office space to work each day, it’s easy to take for granted the overall design or appearance of their work environment. The fact is, designing an office isn’t something that happens overnight, and there are a number of different factors that need to be taken into consideration by facilities managers and designers to ensure a successful space.
Tonic Benching by Watson was specified throughout the main headquarters building for permanent and touchdown workstations. A variety of component infills and privacy screens help users adapt their environment to a variety of workmodes.
When it came time to move the company’s design and development teams from Sun Valley to a renovated Salvation Army building in Portland, the design mandate for the new office was clear--create an open, collaborative office environment that feels as authentic and ‘un-corporate’ as the Smith brand and culture.
Founded in 1972, KEXP is an iconic Seattle public radio station that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. Watson height adjustable Seven benching and modular Zo storage helped transform KEXP's offices into an open and collaborative workspace.
In today’s ever-changing work environments, office reconfigurations are more frequent and necessary than ever.
February 16, 2016
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.
January 26, 2016
The Watson team successfully innovated a European favorite to North American needs. This Side Tower is great next to sit-stand desks and features a unique reversible back panel that eliminates handedness inventory issues. Big space for coats, bags, shoes and convenient USB charging. Super smooth concealed runners create dreamy UX quality. The competitors are scrambling!
January 19, 2016
Change is inevitable in business, so when office furniture fit-outs can be extensive and costly, why not design for it? One way to do this is with a kit-of-parts approach that extends furniture value throughout the organization and into the future with value-driven product features that can flex as enterprise needs change.
January 12, 2016
As technology blurs the line between home and office, today’s workplaces must compete with living spaces of all kinds, including neighborhood cafes, living rooms, and libraries.
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
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.
September 21, 2015
Bahn is a furniture system designed for dynamic office environments that promote heads down focus and team interaction. Watson has taken what we call the "kit of parts" to a new level with BAHN, offering over 2000 configurations.
June 23, 2015
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.
October 7, 2014
This multinational media and advertising company wanted their new offices to promote collaboration and create a home away from home for their employees.