On the evening of July 17, the Meadows team attended the 15th Annual FirstLOOK Event. Known as New York City’s premier contract product event, FirstLOOK takes place each year at the New York Design Center where hundreds of new products from a range of suppliers are unveiled. Have a look at some highlights from this year’s event, as captured by members of our team, and follow us for more great content!
Bluefly | New York City
Bluefly transitioned from large, private workstations to an open office concept featuring benching solutions. To provide as much privacy as possible, Meadows procured glass partitions to delineate work areas. Meadows also provided furniture for private offices and meeting spaces. © David Paler Photography
Leading Bank | Toronto
In addition to furniture procurement for a variety of spaces, from touchdown stations to lounge areas, Meadows also installed a variety of workplace technology solutions for this client, including wireless charging and sound masking. © Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Aon | New York City
At their new state-of-the-art New York City headquarters, Meadows provided furnishings for six floors of height-adjustable workstations, private offices, huddle rooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, lounge areas, phone rooms, and more. © Frank Oudeman/OTTO
VOLUME 15 / Summer 2019
MEADOWS OFFICE INTERIORS PRESENTS
Meadows creates innovative workspaces designed to help clients improve business performance, increase collaboration, realize cost efficiencies, and build brand recognition.
We hope that some of our latest projects serve to inspire your next space!
View more photos & projects here.
WHAT WE'RE READING
Inspiration From The Top Down: The Importance Of Culture On Your Workplace Design
Work Design Magazine
IN OUR SHOWROOM
Office design: the latest trends in workspace architecture
The best way to sit at your desk for every type of work task
Quartz at Work
If Only These Walls (and
Bookcases) Could Talk
The New York Times
Training Room /
Equally perfect for large meetings or training sessions, the Training Room can be easily reconfigured from a conference setting to classroom style. Complete with state-of-the-art digital collaboration tools and easy access to power and data, the Training Room welcomes remote participants and supports presentation in any format.
See more of our Showroom by taking a virtual tour here.
“It is a pleasure to work with Nicole! Her work ethic and drive for perfection are evident throughout each project. Her fellow employees and clients hold her in the highest regard. She is not afraid to take on tasks outside of her primary role and is always on top of her game!”
Shine by Emu
Junior Designer/Project Coordinator
"The Shine collection, designed by Arik Levy for Emu, is my favorite product this summer. Shine is a versatile and elegant product line designed for outdoor commercial spaces. Consisting of an armchair, lounge chair, bar stool, loveseat, chaise, and tables of varying height, Shine offers a complete range of products for dining and lounging. Made completely of aluminum and teak, every piece is lightweight, weather resistant, and available in four sophisticated metal finishes: white, bronze, black, and taupe."
Long Island native and Upper East Side resident Nicole Gray has been a member of the Meadows Office Interiors team for over 5 years. Nicole began her career at Meadows as a receptionist and now serves as an Account Manager, an achievement she appreciatively attributes to the Meadows veterans who taught her everything she knows about the contract furniture industry. Recalling her first years at Meadows, she says, “it took a village, but I'm very happy with the process and I'm proud to be part of the team.” Nicole lovingly refers to her colleagues as her second family and says that two of her favorite things about working at Meadows are the environment and the people. “I love our space! It’s refreshing to walk in every morning.”
Laura Hanshe, Senior Designer
Jordana Rubin, Sales Assistant
“I love working with Nicole. Her organizational skills, attention to detail, and vast experience help to make all of her projects successful. She is an asset to the Meadows team, and I enjoy learning from her.”
As part of Meadows’ ongoing employee wellness program – Meadows Wellness Connection – we were recently joined by The Wellness Project for a D-I-Y Planting Party, during which Meadows employees created their very own mini desk plants. Have a look at a few highlights from the event, and follow us to stay up to date on our other wellness initiatives!
At NeoCon 2019!
Couldn't make it to NeoCon this year? No worries! From stunning river-front installations to arcade-style playrooms, get an inside look at the 51st edition of NeoCon, as told by Meadows’ Ancillary Expert, Alexandra Glasure, by clicking here to read!
And if that’s not enough, Alex has taken over the Meadows Pinterest account and curated her very own board with ALL of her favorite ancillary product from the show. Click here to explore!
When she’s not in the office, you can find Nicole exploring New York City and its wide array of eateries. As a self-proclaimed foodie, Nicole enjoys discovering small “hole in the wall” food joints, as well as indulging in a big fancy dinner with friends and family. Albeit, if she had the chance, she would spend all her time on the beach relaxing on a lounge chair or, if indoors, binge-watching Big Little Lies.
When asked about what she’s most looking forward to in the coming months, Nicole said she is very excited for her upcoming wedding, which will take place this December in her hometown, and – as a great planner – she’s enjoying the planning process. If planning were an Olympic sport, she’s confident she’d take home gold – birthdays, travel, client projects, you name it!
Fun Fact: Nicole’s hidden talent is that she can say the alphabet backwards really fast!
EVERYBODY LOVES NICOLE
Would you rather have all of your clothes fit perfectly or have the most comfortable pillow, blankets, and sheets in existence?
Have my clothes fit perfectly for sure!
Would you rather have amazingly fast typing/texting speed or be able to read ridiculously fast?
I already type fast, so I’d love to read ridiculously fast or have photographic memory.
Would you rather have a flying carpet or a car that can drive underwater?
A flying carpet!
WOULD YOU RATHER?
Jane Warren, Senior Global Account Manager
“Working with Nicole has brought a whole new dimension to our team. I lovingly nicknamed her “Superwoman.” She is incredibly accurate in everything she does, and her vast knowledge of the furniture world is evident in her work. Her disposition, attention to detail, and outgoing personality make her a major asset and “go to” person. Nicole is the fastest emailer I know and a very Groovy Chick!”
Improve Creativity: Studies show that keeping plants in your workspace boosts creative thinking and problem-solving.
Healthier Body: The presence of plants decreases physical symptoms of stress – like cortisol levels and blood pressure.
Boost Productivity: Productivity can jump 15% when you work in view of indoor plants and greenery, studies show.
BENEFITS OF GREENERY IN THE WORKPLACE
Our team had a blast again this year at our annual Meadows Summer Happy Hour, held at Aretsky's Patroon Rooftop in NYC!
Meadows Summer Happy Hour