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Interior Investments recently held a CoVignette Contest to promote safe and fun workplace designs that bring comfort and confidence to people when returning to work. We are extremely excited to announce Epstein as the winner!

Epstein’s entry went above and beyond our expectations and we were blown away by their polish and attention to detail. The designers created a holistic picture, focusing on multiple senses and incorporating both old and new technologies. The sensory interaction of the interior environment - through soft organic elements, engaging visual cues, touchless technology, and improved building systems - became a secure, inviting and healthy office.

SIGHT:
  • "Lighting scenes" pre-programmed for the different spaces and activities, creating an inviting and productive office
  • Lounge area has a softer, quieter scene while the café is brighter and more lively
  • Conference rooms can be set up for different modes depending on the activity taking place
  • All settings are controlled through individual employee's personal devices
  • Sanitation stations with antibacterial hand wash and PPE masks are now integrated into the architecture at various points within the space
  • Subtle finish changes guide individuals through the office from ingress to egress



"Lighting scenes" pre-programmed for the different spaces and activities, creating an inviting and productive office
TOUCH:
  • Most doors are fully automatic, motion sensor operated sliding doors. Some doors that are adjacent to path of travel areas will have a 1 to 2 second delay, opening only when they sense a person is there to use the door and not merely walking by
  • Touchless elevators and can be called using a mobile phone app or key card
  • Reduced common touch areas in shared spaces by incorporating technology to interact with both employee's personal devices and use voice activation to control presentations, lighting levels and temperature
  • In the café, eliminated upper cabinets, utilized surfaces with anti-microbial properties, incorporated foot operated hardware at the base cabinets and trash cans, and limited seating areas to accommodate less communal gathering
In the café, eliminated upper cabinets, utilized surfaces with anti-microbial properties, incorporated foot operated hardware at the base cabinets and trash cans, and limited seating areas to accommodate less communal gathering
SMELL:
  • Integrated GPS (Global Plasma Solutions) products into the HVAC system to deliver clean air that is safe and healthy by eliminating airborne particulates, odors and pathogens
  • Living walls were used to promote healthier workspaces. Plants act as natural air filters, reducing carbon monoxide and pollutants



SOUND:
  • Speakers were included in each space, which can be used to play appropriate music, block other noise with "white," "pink" or "brown" noise, and transmit company information without gathering all employees into one congested area
Reduced common touch areas in shared spaces by incorporating technology to interact with both employee's personal devices
Meet the Epstein team behind the magic (L to R): Yan Weng, Laura Petrocci, Jennifer Kuether, Anna Kopp, & Christine Hart