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An executive meeting room at Widex USA in Hauppauge has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the outdoors. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Widex USA joins open, airy office trend

The hearing-aid manufacturer Widex USA, of Hauppauge, has new office and production space, joining a school of building design that gives employees more natural light and space to collaborate.

An executive meeting room at Widex USA in
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An executive meeting room at Widex USA in Hauppauge has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the outdoors. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A lounge area with leather chairs and cubed
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A lounge area with leather chairs and cubed coffee tables overlooks the production floor at Widex USA in Hauppauge. The company opened the new building this year with an emphasis on making the space airy with lots of natural light, which can help employee morale and production. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A highly stylized ceiling is part of the
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A highly stylized ceiling is part of the education center at Widex USA in Hauppauge. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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A lounge area with leather chairs and cubed
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A lounge area with leather chairs and cubed coffee tables overlooks the production floor at Widex USA in Hauppauge. Widex, headquartered in Denmark, is among the companies creating more open, airy work spaces to foster employee collaboration. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Shorter cubicles with upper glass partitions provide a
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Shorter cubicles with upper glass partitions provide a feeling of openness for workers at the new Widex USA offices in Hauppauge. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Light from the outdoors pours into an office
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Light from the outdoors pours into an office at the new Widex USA building in Hauppauge. The open design is part of a trend to create a productive atmosphere for employees. (Sept. 13, 2013)

This is the canteen at the new Widex
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This is the canteen at the new Widex USA building in Hauppauge. The space has recreational activities like Ping-Pong, and places to shoot basketballs or play air hockey and foosball. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Generous amounts of natural light and views of
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Generous amounts of natural light and views of the outdoors make the cafe in the Widex USA building inviting and relaxing. The new building has lots of glass walls to bring in natural light. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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This view overlooking the production floor at the
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This view overlooking the production floor at the Widex USA building in Hauppauge demonstrates the use of open work spaces as a way to foster collaboration among workers. (Sept. 13, 2013)

This view of the production floor in the
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This view of the production floor in the new Widex USA building Hauppauge demonstrates the use of open work spaces as a way to foster collaboration among workers. (Sept. 13, 2013)

With the generous use of glass, designers of
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With the generous use of glass, designers of the new Widex USA building in Hauppauge were able to fill the open spaces with natural light. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Reflecting a trend in corporate design, the main
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Reflecting a trend in corporate design, the main entrance to the new Widex USA building in Hauppauge, features an abundance of open space. The central staircase leads to glass-lined office space on the second floor. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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