Custom branding helps university stand out

CG TEAM
Lucinda Santer, Sales/Design

PRODUCT
Locker Room
AERON EXECUTIVE CHAIRS W/ CUSTOM LOGO– Herman Miller

Patio
OUTDOOR TABLES AND CHAIRS – Renaissance

Screening Room
FIXED SEATING W/ CUSTOM LOGO – Dream Seat

Products with custom logos bring that extra touch to a space, whether it’s in education or commercial, hospitality or healthcare. Branding is important to many of our clients and we work with several manufacturers whose products have the ability to host your company’s logo. This client in particular understands the importance of branding and our team was happy to give them products that they would be proud to have their logo on.


Modular learning environments meet the needs of ever changing students

CG TEAM
Leon Ivey, Sales
Carly Chapman, Design

PRODUCT

Entrance
FIAT LOUNGE FURNITURE – OFS
BOA OCCASIONAL TABLES – Carolina

Conference
ELEVEN CONFERENCE TABLE – OFS
CS-4 CONFERENCE CHAIR – OFS

Classrooms
CAPER MULTIPURPOSE SEATING – Herman Miller
TRAINING TABLES – Versteel
Visual Boards – Egan

The trend in education is to give students more of a collaborative learning environment. This client came to Contemporary Galleries needing furniture that would easily facilitate this kind of open exchange between students and faculty while being flexible enough to provide privacy when needed. Students’ inclination to contribute in the classroom is directly tied to their surroundings. If you give a group of students a lounge, classroom or study area that they can enjoy with sleek new furnishings, it will only encourage their willingness to learn. Let us work with you to provide you and your students with a dynamic learning environment.


Custom outdoor seating helps brand local university

CG TEAM
Leon Ivey, Sales

PRODUCT
Entrance
MAIN STREET BENCH w/ CUSTOM LOGO – Renaissance

Bus Stop
CUSTOM BUS STOP; BENCH w/ SHELTER – Renaissance

Patio
CAROUSEL SEATING w/ UMBRELLA – Renaissance

Custom requests from clients happen more frequently than you might think, especially in educational settings. This client was looking to add interesting and durable outdoor seating at several locations on campus that would be able to host their logo. Renaissance Site Furnishings supplies a multitude of products that will easily display your school’s logo along with accessories in your school’s colors. Keeping a cohesive look among products is important in any setting but is integral in maintaining “the brand” in an educational environment. By using the same logo and color scheme over a multitude of products, this client was able to help create the sense of community that isvital on a college campus.


22 hour install saves university time and money

CG TEAM
Lucinda Santer, Sales/Design

PRODUCT
Conference Room
VENEER MODULAR WALLS – DIRTT
AERON EXECUTIVE CHAIRS – Herman Miller

Player’s Cafeteria
TABLES – Loewenstein
FREELANCE GUEST CHAIRS – SitOnIt

Reception
CUSTOM ELEMENTS DESK – OFS

The client loved the idea of modular construction because of the clean fit and finish of the veneer tile corners and the tight mitering around the columns in the room. The crew in facilities could not believe how quickly this DIRTT project was finished. The room was down for a total of 22 hours for installation which saved them a lot of money had they gone with a mill worker instead. This particular DIRTT project features custom graphics which are easily replaceable with the seasons.


Changeable furniture for an ever changing VA environment

CG TEAM
Mary Beth Hoover, Design/Sales

PRODUCT
Patient Room
EMBODY CHAIR – Herman Miller
CAPER SIDE CHAIR – Herman Miller
ACTION OFFICE WORKSPACE – Herman Miller

Supply Room
CO/STRUC C-LOCKERS – Herman Miller

Office
EMBODY CHAIR – Herman Miller
ASIDE SIDE CHAIRS – Herman Miller
ACTION OFFICE WORKSPACE – Herman Miller

What will your hospital look like in five years? Many clinicians cannot even answer that question. This is why Herman Miller keeps their solutions flexible and adaptable. Doing so saves the client time and money now and in the future. When you build in a solution with universal size drawers, the components of carts and lockers can easily adapt to your changing needs. Because Herman Miller has made their modules so adaptable, staff can easily make adjustments after our installers leave the job site. If you find in 6 months that your C Lockers are better suited for single module drawers, it won’t take a whole construction team to come in and make that simple change.


Modular medical system gives VA options to adapt

CG TEAM
Mary Beth Hoover, Design/Sales

PRODUCT
Exam Room
COMPASS SYSTEM – Herman Miller
CO/STRUC C-LOCKER – Herman Miller
INFLEX MULTIPURPOSE SEATING – SitOnIt

Consult
ACTION OFFICE WORK STATION – Herman Miller
FOCUS TASK SEATING – SitOnIt

Lobby
SILVER ION LOBBY SEATING – Carolina
AREA RUG – Gressco

Available in several different depths, Herman Miller’s Compass system is modular and designed to adapt. In healthcare design you not only have to combat the constantly evolving care processes, you also have to specify products that comply with rigorous cleaning requirements, storage needs, and durability. Whether your exam rooms are tight pressed for extra space or large enough to host the 21” deep Compass system, it is designed for change and can be easily done without demolition. And no demolition means less time your exam rooms are down.


Modular walls increase usable space for hospital

CG TEAM
Gary Sheff, Sales

PRODUCT
Check-In
ADMISSIONS STATIONS – DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Vitals
COMPASS SYSTEM – Herman Miller
CO-STRUC C LOCKER – Herman Miller

Waiting
MODULAR WALLS – DIRTT Environmental Solutions
TRACE WAITING CHAIRS – Wieland

What would you do if you needed more out of your current space, but couldn’t relocate? With conventional construction you’re locked into your choices. A contractor comes in with a team and frames out walls, builds them, lays flooring, paints the walls…it’s messy. This client opted for a much cleaner and greener approach. Contemporary Galleries was able to use DIRTT modular wall solutions to increase their registration area three times over, give them two more offices, and increase the size of their waiting room. What we gave them was their existing space…just designed better. Both staff and patients are happier with a more functional space thanks to the modular walls in conjunction with Herman Miller’s space saving Compass, Action Office, and Co-Struc systems.


Quick, down and dirty, office and lounge

CG TEAM
Leon Ivey, Sales
Carly Chapman, Design

PRODUCT
Open Offices
PANELS – Maxon
L-STATIONS STREAMLINE – Global
SIDERO GUEST SEATING – Global
LOOVER TASK SEATING – Global

Lounge
CITI LOUNGE, CITI COFFEE TABLE – Global

Waiting
36” ROUND CAFÉ TABLE – Global
SIDERO STOOL – Global


Remanufactured offices saved this firm’s bottom line

working-jacobs-engineeringworking-jacobs-engineering-2CG TEAM Paul Santer, Sales Kristin Kraus, Design PRODUCT DESKING SYSTEM – Open Plan Systems Mobile box/file pedestal with cushion top for guest seating Oversized 72”x36” worksurface to accommodate large drawings DUAL MONITOR ARMS – Humanscale A company with offices worldwide initially contacted Contemporary Galleries asking for “used” furniture because of budgetary restrictions for an expansion at one of their local facilities. The client became intrigued when told about remanufactured product and closed the deal when the cost savings were significant compared to purchasing brand new furniture. The client thought of us again when they built a new location and opted to go with remanufactured product again. With such a huge cost difference between new and remanufactured, it only made sense. And now the client is happy with their “new” work stations. Each station includes an oversized top measuring 72″ x 36″ supported at one end by a bookcase and a file/file ped to allow employees to easily spread out construction documents. The adjacent worksurface is 54″ x 24″ with a mobile box/file ped with cushion that acts as a guest chair for brief meetings. Many have fully adjustable dual monitor arms manufactured by Humanscale. The wire management underneath the worksurfaces is from Doug Mockett and Company. Save Save

20-Year-Old Masterpiece Revised for the New World

aeron_fbIn 1994, we were preparing to relocate our business to our current Smith St. location and Herman Miller was shipping out its new Aeron chair. It was a great year, not only for us, but for the rest of the world, because the Aeron chair changed what we knew a chair to be. With its ergonomic design, solid construction, and unique design, the Aeron chair redefined what to expect from an office chair. If you became a proud owner of the Aeron chair within the past 20 years, you are most likely still sitting in it today. Even with a 12-year warranty, chances are your chair is still working just like the day you first sat in it. Not many chair companies can say they make a chair to last that long. Why Change? A Lot has Happened in 20 Years Computers can now fit in your pocket, offices are leaving the cubicles and laying out open spaces with low-profile desks, and the day to day work life has changed to compliment the technological advances of the past two decades. Not only has technology changed, but health research has led to advancements in ergonomics and anthropometrics over the past few years. The new Herman Miller Aeron Chair not only utilizes new types of materials and manufacturing, but also takes into consideration the latest health research to maximize the benefits of owning one of the new Aeron chairs for today’s workspace. What’s changed? Though it may look like the same chair, it has been aesthetically updated with a slimmer chassis, making it 4 lbs. lighter than the classic Aeron. The knobs and adjustments have been redesigned with a few key features added too. No longer will it take hundreds of dial turns to adjust the tension. Within a few turns, you can now adjust the new Aeron’s tension and the additional adjustments are more responsive too, making the chair faster to adjust for today’s on-the-go working environment. adjustabilityThey modified the arm adjustments. The adjustment mechanism is located in the same place as the classic Aeron but it’s a much smoother transition, accomplished with one hand (vs. two as was needed with the classic chair.) Today, the arms adjust up and down, and pivot in and out. An enhancement in the new chair is that the arms also now slide forward and backward to support more positions, without the arms getting in the way or leaving any surface damage. adjustability-2Moving our way down, a re-engineered, slimmer tilt mechanism provides sitters with a smoother ride and enables seemless posture modifications, from upright to recline and every position in between. To enable a person to be fully supported in an upright posture and across a wider range of postures, the frame angle of the new Aeron has been adjusted 1.8 degrees forward. Whether a person is positioned forward for typing and intense focus, or fully-reclined for conversation and contemplation, they will find the new Aeron moving with them— seamlessly. Better Suspension The mesh “fabric” ascertained by the iconic classic Aeron chair is called Pellicle®. By doing away with foam and fabric, the classic Aeron solved one of prolonged sitting’s biggest predicaments: the buildup of heat and humidity close to the body, creating an uncomfortable sitting experience the longer you sat, as well as slowly deteriorating the foam construction of the seat leading to a chair that could not withstand daily use – Pellicle® pellicleThe definitive features of the elastomeric suspension have been redesigned with new manufacturing techniques that enable it to have 8 different zones across the seat and back. The new 8Z Pellicle® is tighter at the edges and becomes looser in key areas where the body rests against the fabric, providing better comfort and support than the original Aeron chair. Though the original Pellicle® breathed, allowing the body to stay cool while sitting for long periods, the new 8Z Pellicle® has greater breathing capabilities that enable air, body heat, and water vapor to pass through the seat and backrest. pellicle24 SUPPORT zones have the most tension. Located closest to the top and bottom edges of the frame these zones help the sitter to fully engage with the Pellicle and are the first point of contact with the suspension material to reinforce a healthful seated posture. 2 SOFTENING zones have the least amount of tension and cradle the sit bones and scapulars. This helps to reduce pressure in these areas and allow you to move freely in the chair while still engaging with the Pellicle. 2 STABILIZATION zones have mid-level tension. They accommodate the key muscle groups of the sitter at a healthy angle without letting the body sink/ hammock into the chair. Together, the 8 zones deliver the preemptive support your body needs to stay active throughout the day.   aeron-pellicle-zonesImproved Posture Support posturefitA new support option, PostureFit SL ™, was designed to support the sacral and lumbar regions of the spine as well as help strengthen the spine. An active body is at its strongest when standing, chest open and pelvis tilted slightly forward, it makes sense that you would be better off sitting like that too. And that’s exactly where PostureFit SL comes in. This improved feature is adjustable and has individual pads, which stabilize the sacrum and support the lumbar region of the spine, in order to mimic a healthful standing position. Because you don’t sit still, the new Aeron’s dynamic support responds to your every move. posturefit Even though the pads flex and move separately, to match the movement of the sitter, they are controlled together to ensure proper alignment. To loosen the pressure from the spine, rotate the knob backward. To dial in for more support–fitting the curvature of the spine, rotate the knob forward. In all instances the sacral pad engages first, leading the way for the lumbar pad to follow. While PostureFit SL is the most advanced option, three additional back support options are available so you can customize the chair based on your work needs. aeron-support-optionsNew Curated Finishes Through hundreds of samples, tests, and iterations, Herman Miller arrived at three tightly curated, holistic material expressions. Graphite is the darkest, a modern take on the original Aeron. Carbon offers a balanced neutral that works equally well in warm and cool environments. Mineral is the lightest, ideal for today’s more open office environments. aeron-colors More Environmentally Sustainable Similar to the classic Aeron, Herman Miller designed and manufactures this chair to be sensitive to the environment and removes unwanted substances, achieving BIFMA level® 3 and Greenguard Gold Certified status. They have also achieved the new Cradle to Cradle Silver standard. C2C is an ecological certification that honors Aeron for being designed using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients after its useful life. aeron-environmentA Chair for Today aeron-for-todayWe are happy that the Aeron chair is getting an update after 22 years. Herman Miller and Don Chadwick have designed and developed a new masterpiece that is meant for today’s new office environments. Ultimately, they didn’t recreate or redesign the Aeron Chair— they remastered it, with newer technologies and health research for the purpose of staying on top of the changes that have taken place over the past two decades. It is still the same chair, just better, and that is what we like about this new Aeron – It’s not Aeron 2, it’s Aeron for Today. If you have questions about the updated Aeron chair by Herman Miller our experienced sales staff can help, call 1-(800)-292-6984. Click here for Product Brochure Save Save Save