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We create curated destinations that empower people to work, learn + heal. Simply put, we make killer workspaces.

Representing over 700 furniture manufacturers, Tangram Interiors works with you to curate workplace, education and healthcare environments that meet your aesthetic vision, budget and schedule. We have built trusting relationships with these manufactures in order to offer the best commercial furniture products at the best prices, regardless of the size or complexity of the project.

WORKPLACE
Lobbies
Work Cafés
Open Office Workstations
Quiet Spaces
Conference Rooms
Meeting Areas
Training Rooms
Collaboration Spaces
Private Offices
Co-Working Spaces

HEALTHCARE
Administrative Spaces
Café Lounge
Clinician Work Space
Consultation Rooms
Doctor’s Offices
Exam Rooms
Laboratories
Patient Rooms
Radiology Labs
Medical Treatment Facilities
Waiting Areas

EDUCATION
Classrooms
Library
Café + Common Areas
Faculty Offices
Dormitories
Administration Offices
Student Wellness Centers
Laboratories
Lecture Halls
Childcare/Early Learning Centers
Maker Spaces

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We create curated destinations that empower people to work, learn + heal. Simply put, we make killer workspaces.

Representing over 700 furniture manufacturers, Tangram Interiors works with you to curate workplace, education and healthcare environments that meet your aesthetic vision, budget and schedule. We have built trusting relationships with these manufactures in order to offer the best commercial furniture products at the best prices, regardless of the size or complexity of the project.

WORKPLACE
Lobbies
Work Cafés
Open Office Workstations
Quiet Spaces
Conference Rooms
Meeting Areas
Training Rooms
Collaboration Spaces
Private Offices
Co-Working Spaces

HEALTHCARE
Administrative Spaces
Café Lounge
Clinician Work Space
Consultation Rooms
Doctor’s Offices
Exam Rooms
Laboratories
Patient Rooms
Radiology Labs
Medical Treatment Facilities
Waiting Areas

EDUCATION
Classrooms
Library
Café + Common Areas
Faculty Offices
Dormitories
Administration Offices
Student Wellness Centers
Laboratories
Lecture Halls
Childcare/Early Learning Centers
Maker Spaces

At Steelcase, we believe that together we’ll help build a healthy planet, healthy people and a healthy culture. Together, we’ll unlock human promise for the next generation. ​

For over 100 years, leading organizations have trusted us to help them innovate and grow – in business, education and health – by creating dynamic, high-performing places that unlock the promise of their people. ​​​

Steelcase has always aspired to create lasting value for people — our customers, employees, communities and partners.
We honor that trust by setting bold goals, keeping our commitments, conducting our business with integrity and helping to build a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable global society.​​

In 2020, we sunset a decade of ambitious environmental goals. This year, we’re pleased to set a new foundation of goals that reflect our approach to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities.​

Experts in Technology + Space

We understand the furniture process can be confusing. We’re here to help.

All projects, whether large or small, require the same attention to detail. They also all demand the same state-of-the-art technology that assists with specifications, space design, order taking,
and inventory tracking. There are certain critical events inherent to all furniture projects that must flow, working together to ensure success.
Space and technology are the second largest business expense after salaries and a critical strategic asset in driving an engaged workplace culture.

We specialize in creating collaborative workspaces that support people in doing their best work. Don’t you want to partner with someone who is thinking about the bigger picture?

Our Manufacturing Partners
We partner with more than 95 technology manufacturers, including Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom, Pexip, Poly, Logitech, and Crestron.

Your Technology Design Goals

As you think about adding or enhancing your existing collaborative workspaces, there is a lot to consider. Purchasing technology for your organization is a significant investment in time and resources, and needs to be well-thought out. There are a number of questions you should ask to discover the right solutions for you:

How is technology used in your organization?
- Is it for scheduled meetings?
- Impromptu collaboration?
- Displaying content?
Interactive collaboration?
- Company-wide news and announcements?

How effective is the technology you currently use?
- What capabilities would make your people more productive?
- What are you currently not able to achieve that you would like to?
- How long does it typically take your people to start a meeting?
- Is the user experience consistent, whether someone is working locally in an office or remote?

Do you use web or video conferencing?
- Do people typically meet face-to-face using displays to share content?
- What percentage of your workforce works remotely?
- How frequently are people looking to collaborate with others that are both local and remote?
- Do remote workers have a satisfying and productive user experience?
Do you have a standard platform across the organization?

- Are you standardized on Microsoft, Zoom or Cisco?
- Do you instead use a mixed platform of solutions?
- Do you have challenges with the interoperability of a mix of conferencing applications and/or video conferencing systems?

What is your workplace culture?

Is your organization more “classic,” seeking practical, cost effective solutions that get the job done?

These solutions might include basic engineered systems.

Is your organization more progressive, seeking immersive technologies integrated holistically within the space to drive a creative and collaborative workplace culture?

These solutions might include open and enclosed spaces with bundled systems and all-in-one solutions.

Does your organization require integrated high-performance systems that provide the highest fidelity video and audio for local and remote participants?

These solutions might include integrated conferencing systems.

All spaces are now video spaces.

Hybrid collaboration happens
when people in the office
are working with people who
are remote. It’s complicated. what we know:

Proximity matters.

Think about the relationship between people, content, displays and cameras.

Acoustics are important.

Variables such as architecture, floor plan location and adjacencies have an impact.

Software and hardware are evolving constantly.

Right now, IT support is often necessary to make sure elements work together.
Hybrid collaboration takes place
in settings traditionally designed
for collaboration as well as social,
personal and learning spaces.

Teamwork may be scheduled or spontaneous. And, it helps to identify the type of collaboration being supported; informative (sharing), evaluative
(feedback, reviews) and generative (solving problems, developing new ideas). Generative is the most difficult, yet the most critical because it drives innovation and growth.

See and be seen. Design for the camera, consider how displays are used and think about the impact of well-placed lighting.

Camera
To keep people engaged, make sure they can see and be seen, whether they are
in the office or remote. This means choosing the right camera or cameras
for the type of collaboration being supported.

Field of view angle
Angles typically range between 70° for
individual use, 180° for wall-mounted
use in group spaces and even 360° for a
center-of-the-room device. Wide-angle
lenses can create a “funhouse mirror”
effect which is not ideal. Ensure the
field of view is wide enough to take in
participants and content, but narrow
enough to avoid visual distractions.

Proximity + placement
Eye contact is a three-way relationship
between the camera, remote attendees
and the people in the space. It is best
achieved when the camera is placed
less than 10° (vertical & horizontal) from
where you would expect a person’s
eyes to fall — typically top center of the
display. Also, keep the camera as low as
practical and make sure those in the room
have some distance from the screen.

Number of cameras
Some off-the-shelf hardware and software systems can support multiple cameras. Consider using a content camera in addition to a room camera in spaces that support generative collaboration. Large training rooms can benefit from audience and presenter view cameras.

Manual tilt, pan, zoom
These features allow people within the
space to control what’s being viewed.
This can be done mechanically or digitally. Presets may be available. A few cameras
allow for remote adjustments, but most
must be done in the room.

Resolution
Higher resolution is better for capturing
image details such as slight facial expressions. The resolution can be
degraded for a variety of reasons, such as bandwidth limitations or video compression.

Auto-framing
The camera automatically frames the view by detecting where people are located and cropping the video. Each software or hardware manufacturer does this differently.

Auto-tracking
Typically, audio localization determines
where the sound is coming from and the
camera automatically crops the video to
follow the person actively speaking.

Auto-image correction
Natural or overhead light can cause brightness levels to vary. Auto image correction identifies individuals and adjusts parameters such as image
brightness to ensure everyone looks
their best.

Face cropping
This feature cuts out the space between individuals in a room view. It provides better views of faces, but also removes some spatial context for remote participants.

Participant count
Typically cameras with auto-framing can also detect the number of people in the space. This can be used to automatically determine if a room is over capacity.

Physical distancing
To determine if distancing requirements are not being followed, cameras can identify the distance between individuals.
Display
Consider how teams will be collaborating when selecting the right display. Creative, generative sessions will benefit from more interactive tools.

Size
Display size is important to give remote participants equitable presence. Participant tiling and sizing is dependent on the software used, but estimates can be made to display people at an equitable size. If people need to be highly engaged, a display large enough to spotlight them is ideal.

Resolution
Most displays are considered high definition, which typically means at least 720 horizontal rows of pixels (full HD is 1080 px and 4K doubles that). Consider how far people will be sitting from the screen and the size of the screen to determine the right resolution.

Viewing angle
Most displays are flat, limiting the view
from which they can be seen. In-person
participants should be somewhere in front of the display to see remote teammates without much distortion. If the display is curved, typically in a concave manner, individuals should sit directly in front of the display.

Quantity
Depending on software and hardware,
either one or two displays is typical. With one display, each platform will tile people and content differently. Train individuals on how to spotlight people or content for the best experience. With two displays, people and content can be separated which allows for optimal placement.

Meeting interface and controls
Meetings can be started and controlled with personal devices or a shared room device. Some displays enable a touch interface, ranging from personal displays like a smartphone or tablet to large displays like an interactive touchscreen. Input includes one point of touch, multi-touch or a stylus. Voice controls are emerging and support a touchless experience.
Lighting
Task, ambient and accent lighting are different from lighting used to design a great video experience. The future
workplace needs to consider all of the ways lighting contributes to hybrid collaboration.

Video lighting angle
Facial lighting is best at a 45° angle from horizontal, positioning lights slightly in front of participants. Steeper angles cause strong facial shadows and shallow
angles cause glare and hotspots.

Ambient lighting sources
Indirect lighting disperses light over a
large area. This helps ensure each person
is well lit while trying to minimize
eye strain.

Color spectrum
Consider the warmth or coolness of
the lighting source. When combined
with ambient lighting sources such as
natural light from a window or ceiling
lights, people might look different on
video than they do in person. Lights with
an adjustable color spectrum will allow
people to select the light that makes
them look their best.

Backlighting
Try to reduce strong backlighting, either
from windows or lamps. Most cameras
try to manage an average brightness level
from the entire scene, and so people’s
faces may be difficult to see clearly with
a bright background. Use shades, screens
or other dividers to block some or most
of the backlighting.

Lighting the background
Wall wash lighting provides separation
between the wall and participants.
Avoid hotspots or shadows by lighting
the wall behind participants uniformly.
Some back lighting helps outline people
and enhance depth of field.

Mark Peters

Director, Healthcare + Education

Jon Leach

Director, Business Development

Vernon Steitz

Sales Executive

Meet The Team

Built around providing exceptional customer experiences. Our technology team consists of audiovisual engineers and technicians that understand the fast paced world of technology and work daily to translate it into practical applications for the everyday workplace.

Tangram and our partners help you create and maintain an engaging workplace that adapts as your company evolves.

Paul Smith, CMO

Overview

BRING REMOTE TEAMS TOGETHER

The Roam Collection, built to support the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S family of devices, enhances collaboration across distance and across devices. Bring remote teams together and enable large-scale teamwork where everyone can be seen, heard and actively participate in meetings – whether they’re together or apart.
Enable Active Collaboration

Collaboration fuels innovation. The Roam Collection allows teams more room for ideas, content sharing and more opportunities to physically and emotionally engage in the creative process.

Overview

VIDEO COLLABORATION FOR THE HYBRID WORKFORCE

The way we work has changed forever. It’s flexible, no longer defined by a specific location. And it may not take place in an office. Work happens wherever people happen to be.This new way of working has made video critical for collaboration, enabling face-to face connections between people regardless of location or timezone. But it’s also vital that everyone in this environment has an equal seat at the table.
SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE ROOMS
Logitech video collaboration solutions are built for the hybrid workforce. They’re easy to set up and manage and simple to use. Our solutions encourage meeting equity and equal participation by allowing everyone to be seen and heard clearly.Our people-first approach to design is why we’re loved by end-users and the first choice of IT leaders.

Overview

Cultivating ingenuity and designing the future of technology.
Crestron Electronics has carved the path for technological innovation since 1972. We create automation solutions that transform the way people live their lives, making their day-to-day tasks easier and improving efficiency and productivity. We strive to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, constantly offering faster, better solutions that address the needs of customers the world over.
Create a hybrid workplace that works. For everyone.
With Crestron, you aren’t just buying top-of-the-line electronics, you are investing in scalable and customized solutions, gaining 24/7 global service and support, and sponsoring products that are designed and manufactured in America.