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Lessons from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Members of the ROI design staff visited Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House built in Plano, IL in 1951. Reconnecting with his architectural style, our staff walked away with several lessons; the greatest of which was that Mies’ contributions to modern commercial interior design are timeless and remain on-trend today.

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ROI Celebrates 25 Years of Business

This year, we celebrate a silver anniversary for our business – 25 years!

As we look to where we have been, the path we have traveled, and where the future may lead – we know our company will continue to evolve in a positive way. Starting 25 years ago…

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ROI Honors ANDY WARHOL

Read more about learned from a visit to The Andy Warhol Museum and discover ways you too can incorporate his trademark style into your next commercial interior design project.

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The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color:  Why Color Matters   Choosing the right color for your work environment, walls or accents can positively affect job performance, mood and productivity. Strike a balance with strong color choices in furnishings - play with sheen or...

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The ROI Top 5 from NeoCon 2017

Every June, Commercial Interior Design professionals from around the globe convene on North America’s most important design exposition and conference for commercial interiors – NeoCon. We sat down with Colleen Baader, Creative Director for Rieke Office Interiors to discuss her top 5 take-away’s from NeoCon 2017.

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Great Architecture is Everywhere

Great Architecture is Everywhere “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die”. – Daniel Burnham Chicago’s Reliance Building by Daniel Burnham If you know anything about the history of Chicago – you...

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Stand for Your Right to be Healthy

Has your office conversation lately included the expression, “Sitting is the new smoking”? Although a dramatic statement, the fact of the matter is that sitting for prolonged periods of time is truly unhealthy for everyone.

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Geometry: Creating Inspired Commercial Design

Commercial Interior Design – it’s NOT the same as Interior Design. Although the 2 industries use many of the same principles…Commercial Interior Design requires a perspective that includes not only aesthetics, but a keen attention to function, as well.

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Two ROI Senior Designers get “Prairie” Inspired

2 senior designers at Rieke Office Interiors – Carey Roy and Julie Hartman – have taken the lead on continuing their design education and bringing their inspiration to the next level. The pair has scheduled regular outings to architectural wonders – some near, while others far – to not only experience what great design has provided for us to live or work in, but educate on where modern design can coexist with ideas of the past.

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Embracing the Outdoors, Inside

A walk in the woods, a stroll along a beach, or paddling a canoe across a tranquil lake can do wonders for a person’s heart rate allowing for a break from life’s frantic pace.

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