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Business of Furniture - April 17, 2019

  •   Pack Up the Lat File, Pick Up a Pouf: Lessons from Salone that Apply to Our Industry - Salone isn't a single show held at the Rho fairgrounds, though that remains a big part of the design week in Milan. It also includes Fuorisalone, the "other" fair taking place throughout the city at the same time.
  •   Tangram Studio to Become Independent Entity Named Studio Other, as Nationwide Growth Continues - Since 1996, Studio Other has built a reputation as a premier creator of innovative custom furnishings for a wide range of commercial interiors.
  •   Cynthia Milota Joins Ware Malcomb and is Focusing on Moments that Matter - Milota, who is based out of Ware Malcomb's Oak Brook, Illinois, office, said face-to-face experiences are in high demand, even for an increasingly mobile workforce.
  •   From Toys to Task Chairs, Humanscale's David Wong Sees Similarities - David Wong, who spent 18 years at toy maker Fisher-Price, believes both industries need products where safety comes first, robust engineering is important and building in design features is critical.
  •   Design Holdings Makes Salone del Mobile Debut with Huge Stand - Last week Design Holding, the new furniture and lighting group made up of B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen, marked its first show at Salone del Mobile by presenting the biggest stand the Milan fair has seen in decades.
  •   Stephen Says - "Political Blues: Partisan Views Make Coworkers See Red" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Workplace Wellness - "Why Your Office Job Can Literally be a Pain in Your Back" - by Shannon Bloch
  •   PLACES - Hinshaw & Culbertson Offices – Chicago
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Ultrafabrics, ICF and Artaic
  •   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 - April, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: J.CO DONUTS & COFFEE, HONG KONG - Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, to say the least. I've stayed in hotel rooms in the city where there literally is enough room for a single suitcase and the queen-sized bed. That's it. So when you get a little room here to spread out and work, it is welcome, to say the least.
  •   STUDY FINDS TEXTING REPLACES VOICEMAILS IN THE OFFICE - Much like the telephone transformed the way people communicated, texting is rewriting rules and creating its own etiquette as the communication method of choice for the modern age.
  •   WHAT DOES 'ACTIVE' REALLY MEAN IN THE WORKPLACE - Defining what makes a workplace "active" is nearly as difficult as defining work itself. The squishy concept means different things to different people. We can begin to get to a definition if we start by outlining the term "active workplace" in general terms and figuring out what it is not.
  •   STRESS AND ANXIETY LEAD TO BAD DECISIONS, AVOID THIS BY RELYING ON YOUR TEAM - The symptoms of burnout include medically diagnosed stress, anxiety, bad decisions, isolation and self-reported fatigue that have been studied extensively.
  •   CREATE QUIET ZONES WITH FURNITURE - The open office has become both a symbol of workplace progressivism and scornful disdain.
  •   AGEISM IS PREVALENT IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT ONE GROUP HAS A SURPRISING ADVANTAGE - According to a recent analysis conducted by ProPublica and the Urban Institute, employment becomes increasingly precarious as workers age.
  •   HEALTHY INTERNAL CULTURE: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL AND MORAL INCENTIVES - The idea of integrating fitness into the workplace is not a new concept. The image of the cubicle-oriented office is shifting, and what we're seeing is likely just the beginning of systemic change.
  •   UPDATING OUR WORK ENVIRONMENTS MEANS OUR SAFETY TRAINING TECHNIQUES - As we see the infusion of residential living spaces into the workplace, it seems the lessons learned regarding ergonomics from years past are being ignored.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   WHO WAS MILTON MOSKOWITZ AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? - Moskowitz is the co-creator of the list "Best Places to Work." According to his obituary in the New York Times, he and his colleague, Robert Levering, spent more than a year traveling the country and interviewing hundreds of workers in dozens of cities to compile their results in the 1984 bestselling book "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America."


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