Miko Carating

Miko is a true-blue bicoastal; he grew up spending half of every year in L.A. and the other half in Southern Connecticut and New York. True to form, he’s enjoyed working both in entertainment, as well as the art gallery world. His favorite part about being a TurningArt curator is that it gives him the opportunity to work with businesses from both coasts and everywhere in between – and he can’t wait to work with you!
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How to Pick the Right Colors and Office Artwork to Improve Employee Productivity

Posted by Miko Carating

Some of the most critical elements of office design don’t jump out immediately. OK – there could be an ostentatious statue of a tiger in a lobby, or a set of “napping pods” (looking at you, YouTube!) in a corner, but more often than not, the aspects of office design that have the most influence on a company’s mood and productivity are subtle.

One such thing is simple: color. The color of a room has a dramatic impact on those within it. For example, warmer colors or earth tones have both been shown to encourage conversation because they have a disarming affect on people that are surrounded by them. On the other hand, blue is considered to be the “color of concentration,” and while it might diminish communication, it encourages individual productivity 

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Topics: Art for Offices

The Fresh Art Effect: Why Rotating Artwork is More Meaningful Than You Might Think

Posted by Miko Carating

Whether your company is faced with office relocation, remodeling, or moving into its very first space, creating a welcoming work environment is instrumental in establishing your company’s culture. With mounting research demonstrating a causal link between employee well-being and productivity in the workplace, thoughtful investments in decor and design, including rotating art have become the new normal.

Factors such as furniture, lighting, plants, and open floor-plans are significant in contributing to a productive environment, but artwork maintains a unique ability to serve the aesthetic atmosphere while also communicating a direct and positive message about a company’s culture and value--even through its presence alone.

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Topics: Art for Offices

What Your Office Artwork Communicates to your Clients

Posted by Miko Carating

Office artwork has a proven track record of increasing employee productivity and building company culture, but it also influences another group: your clients. Art provides an opportunity to communicate your company’s message beyond what can be done through speaking and writing. It paints a picture of your company’s mission, its aspirations, and its history. To truly impress and retain clients, office art must be considered.

In fact, a survey of 800 businesses with art collections discovered that, in addition to boosting employee morale, art collections improve a company’s public image. So how exactly does office art do this? 

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Topics: Art for Offices