At Catalyst Ranch, a boutique meeting center in Chicago’s West Loop, we firmly believe the physical environment has a meaningful impact on the people within it. We strive to make the Ranch warm and welcoming, so meeting attendees feel relaxed and comfortable to communicate freely. All of the eclectic decorative elements trigger the imagination to jumpstart innovate thinking. We know from research and over ten years of experience in the meetings industry that space to roam and natural light also support an innovative, productive environment and have a positive impact on our clients.
There are a lot of articles floating around the interwebs about the lifestyles and habits of geniuses and artists throughout history. It is fascinating to see how these inspiring artists lived. How much time did these great minds spend sleeping, working, or exercising? What tips to enhance creativity and productivity in our own lives and careers can we learn from those who’ve gone before us? How do successful artists organize their offices or studios? Looking at many workspaces of many creative people from the past, a few themes emerged.
Many writers, painters, and sculptors seem to blossom in offices with windows and an abundance of natural light. If you don’t have the benefit of big windows, you can still add the element of nature into your workspace with plants, flowers, or even a small fish tank. Dig these huge windows in the offices of fashion designer Orla Kiely and food writer Ruth Reichl!