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Business of Furniture - May 23, 2018

 
  •   Exemplis acquires Table and Ergonomic Accessories Provider Symmetry Office - Exemplis Corporation announced its acquisition of Symmetry Office, a Florida-based provider of training, multi-purpose and height-adjustable tables and workspace accessories.
  •   Clerkenwell Design Week Opened Tuesday in London - It is nowhere near the size of iSalone in Milan and doesn't command the cachet of Orgatec, but Clerkenwell Design Week punches above its weight when it comes to its importance in London's critically important design community.
  •   ICFF Brings Trends to the Big Apple - Taking place at the Javits Center in New York City, the four-day event brings together more than 36,000 industry professionals ranging from architects, distributors and manufacturers, to interior designers, retailers, visual merchandisers and more.
  •   Lectra Unveils Cutting Room 4.0 and New Made-To-Order Solution for Fashion and Furniture Markets - The new made-to-order solution is now available commercially for the furniture market and will be available for the fashion & apparel market in late 2018.
  •   Gensler's Analytic Approach to Perceptions Around the Workplace - Gensler has been using its survey tool, the Workplace Performance Index, to inform its workplace survey since 2007 and has identified several elements that help the company understand how to move the needle.
  •   Remote Work Boom Brings Attention to the Home Office: What are You Doing to Sell to It? - No particular trends indicate some industries are more hesitant than others to take on remote workers, though there are certain job functions that lend themselves better to remote work.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - "Our Customers are not Always Buying... but They are Always Learning"
  •   Stephen Says - "He Quit Before NeoCon, But You Countered and Kept Him: Fire Him After the Show?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Alibaba Pictures Offices – Pasadena
  •   Whiteboard - Healthy offices: Why Employers should be pushing for more Standing Room in the Workplace / Inventions and Innovations that Shaped the Workplace: The Starting Point / Between Chicken Little and Deviance Theory: Changing the Role of Workplace Design
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest in products from Clarus, Innovant, Poppin and PPP
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - May, 2018

 
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - How do you rate a working experience in a space not really meant for it? On a recent business trip to Charleston I stayed in room 439 at the Charleston Harbor Resort, a mostly pleasant experience in a relatively nice room. If you are anything like me, no matter where you are traveling for business, you have to get some work done.
  •   FLEXIBLE SERVICES - Who cares about workplace services? Well, at a minimum, the 10,877 people who have it in their job title on LinkedIn right now. Or perhaps any employer who's motivated by Glassdoor's recent finding that 79 percent of employees would choose engaging benefits over a pay raise. Or perhaps any member or provider of co-working space, which now makes up 37 percent of office space in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, according to the Instant Group.
  •   GRAPHENE: A MATERIAL FOR THE FUTURE - Graphene is a very thin layer of carbon. Graphene is transparent, incredibly thin, and is the strongest material known to science and we are just now starting to tap in to its seemingly unending list of capabilities.
  •   TWO NEW CHAIRS THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK - Sculptural, sleek, sexy. Not words often associated with office furniture. But two of the largest furniture makers in the world recently introduced new chairs that fit the bill. They also will change the way you work, adding some much needed comfort to the office. In the last few weeks, both Steelcase and Herman Miller launched new chairs that will sit in an office near you very soon. Both Steelcase's new SILQ chair and Herman Miller's Cosm are getting solid initial reviews.
  •   HOW CIRCADIAN LIGHTING BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY - The average workplace is awash in illumination from overhead fixtures, wall sconces, task lamps and computer and device screens. But with respect to Mr. Edison, there's a growing field of evidence that shows exposure to electric light at all hours of the day has far-reaching consequences that interfere with health, productivity and creativity.
  •   WORKPLACE SEATING: IT'S ALL ABOUT 'HABITATS' - When it comes to specifying seating for the workplace, Boss Design offers a strong collection of options suitable for the six workplace "habitats" identified by the company.
  •   LECTRA CHANGES THE WAY MACHINES WORK TO IMPROVE HOW YOU WORK - Many observers believe we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution, commonly referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - The latest and greatest, and not so great products reviewed.
  •   WHY ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO WORK REMOTELY FACILITATES ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH - Technology offers the benefit of allowing your employees to work remotely, either on a regular basis or whenever the need arises. But did you know working remotely can actually make your employees happier and more productive?
  •   CIFF FOCUSED ON INTELLIGENT OFFICE, THE ELDERLY AND BETTERING WORKERS - Attendees continued to see higher quality products, particularly with the task chair.

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