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TCondon designed prototype spaces recently unveiled at a global Marriott Hotels & Resorts event. These spaces envision the future of meetings and work. For this event, we partnered with Steelcase and IDEO to build dynamic solutions that reflect hosted work experiences. Many factors are pointing to mobile, global, and business travel trends evolving the way people will meet, work, socialize, and collaborate.
The prototype rooms were very well-received and we love the immediate feedback being generated. Check out these links for more information and stay tuned as the prototypes evolve and we continue to design the future!

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Steelcase, and IDEO Collaborate to Innovate on the Future of Meetings and Work – MarketWatch

“Yes, you are in the right place.” That’s the response to the surprised look on patient’s faces as they enter the new waiting room of Block & Nation. When the doors closed on a Friday afternoon, our crews went to work. And by Sunday afternoon the office had a new lease on life. We filled the space with warm, rich colors and complementary textures to help give a calm and relaxed environment for the patients. We also created distinct spaces within the waiting room; seating for viewing the Accent Health news,  private areas, and a new children’s play area.

Check Out the Accent Health Makeover YouTube video.

We created a clean “Scandinavian look” for the Nurture Irvine showroom. A small space, the light airy feel worked well.

The new look for Nurture in New York is working and everyone seems to love it – so we took the Chicago showroom in the same direction. Healthcare can look sleek and sexy. I love the challenge of taking the product line and, with the change of finishes and architecture, creating an entirely different feel.

After several years of creating a warm earthy palette for Nurture, we wanted to take the aesthetic in a new direction; challenging ourselves to create a healthcare setting that is modern and clean, yet still has a connection back to nature. The New York showroom for Nurture was the perfect stage to shine a new light on. Our inspiration was the gray and gold tones found in the fall colors of the ginkgo tree.

Steve McCollom, IIDA, Vice President said it best “The Approach by the Nurture design team was authentic, evidence based design. The designers went to great degrees to create spaces that truly simulate what a user would experience – it feels like a healthcare environment, not a showroom, quite simply, celebrates the integrity of the product and what it does. It works.”

Nurture@ by Steelcase named Best Showroom at NeoCon 2009