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KI Announces Active Design Twitter Chat with IIDA, CannonDesign and Gensler

December 1, 2014

-- Twitter chat to spotlight Active Design, its growth and strategies for implementation on December 10 th  at 11:00AM CST --  

KI Twitter Chat Active Design

GREEN BAY, WIS. -  In an effort to highlight the growing importance of Active Design and its increasing role in workplace planning for the A&D community, KI will be hosting a Twitter chat with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)CannonDesign and Gensler on December 10th at 11:00AM CST. The Twitter chat will focus on the importance of adopting an Active Design approach to workspaces-one that promotes physical activity throughout the day and encourages workers to adhere to a healthier lifestyle. The official hashtag for the social media discussion is #ActiveDesign.

"The increasing costs of healthcare, the Affordable Care Act and a cultural shift towards increased workplace productivity are leading organizations down a path toward Active Design," said Jonathan Webb, Vice President, Business Markets, KI. "These concerns will soon be the number one issue organizations will face and aim to solve in the coming years. And we're excited to leverage this Twitter chat to provide an interesting perspective on how active design is being used by companies to recruit/retain, improve productivity or simply enhance their corporate wellness programs." 

The Twitter chat will allow attendees to engage participants and respond to a series of questions about best practices in Active Design and practical applications. To learn about how to participate in a Twitter chat, click here.

Twitter chat participants include:

  • CannonDesign - @CannonDesign  
  • Gensler - @GenslerMidwest and @GenslerOnWork  
  • IIDA - @IIDA_HQ   
  • KI - @KItweets and @JonathanCWebb  

KI is hosting the Twitter chat in advance of its Active Design panel discussion December 17th at 5:00-7:00PM CST in its Chicago showroom (#1181) at the Merchandise Mart. The event will be moderated by Cheryl S. Durst, Executive Vice President & CEO, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, and highlight KI's research results and its role as a furniture manufacturer in educating A&D and customers on Active Design principles. Seating is limited. RSVP by December 8th to reserve your spot.

KI manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for educationhealthcaregovernment and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit  


About IIDA:  

IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 13,000+ Members across 50 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people's lives every day.

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