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Business of Furniture - May 31, 2023

  •   ICFF and WantedDesign Head Back to NYC - Insight, innovation, and inspiration laid the foundation for ICFF 2023, with the three-day event that anchors New York Design Week bringing connection, conversation, and discovery to the design.
  •   Stephen Says - "I'm Thinking of Retiring, But Not Sure I Can Afford To. What Should I Do?" - by Stephen Viscusi - To answer your question, I say keep that job even if you have to fight for it. If you're exceeding your sales goal, that is a large part of what keeping your job is about.
  •   HBF Launches the Bao Collection by Alda Ly Architecture - Alda Ly Architecture (ALA) is an API woman-owned firm that provides thoughtful, custom interior solutions for organizations looking to rethink traditional retail, healthcare, office, and cultural spaces.
  •   Discover Indiana Furniture's Game-Changing Solutions For Today's Evolving Workspaces - "Our broadened portfolio effortlessly integrates to flex the style, function, and comfort of working spaces."
  •   IIDA to Inaugurate Ronnie Belizaire as 2023-2024 International Board President and Additional New Board Members at the IIDA Annual Meeting - "Ronnie's contributions both to our organization and to our industry cannot be overstated."
  •   Artcobell's Maker Space is an Adaptable Solution for Learning Without Boundaries - Whether it is using a 3-D printer, crafting with cardboard, or rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty, this is the space to build, share, and innovate.
  •   Kartell Wins At NYCxDesign Awards - Particularly innovative is the irregular, porous feel chosen for the extremely natural finish, almost like that of terracotta or ceramic.
  •   Limbo from Heller - New at NeoCon - Whether placed poolside, in a hotel lobby, or a living room, Limbo provides comfortable seating, with an eye-catching flair.
  •   Introducing Lives Post + Beam - A Revolutionary Approach to Enhancing Communication and Innovation in Team Based Working
  •   Arcadia Introduces Conduit, a Sleek Meeting Table Collection with a Natural Beauty All Its Own - To meet the needs of wide-ranging applications, Conduit is offered in modestly-scaled or more generous sizes, in 29-inch and 42-inch table heights.
  •   Silicone Symphony from Designtex - Thoughtfully designed and intelligently engineered, silicone is a superior alternative to traditional coated fabrics.
  •   Carnegie Fabrics And Modernfold Announce Partnership In Alignment With Sustainability Efforts - Carnegie Fabrics' flagship textile, Xorel, is now pre-approved and graded into Modernfold's supplier product database, simplifying the textile's specification process.
  •   KOVA Introduces Casework, A Customizable Whole-Project Solution - The Tailored Casework Program Meets the Unique Needs of Any Project, Rounding Out KOVA's Cross-Category Offering for Kitchen and Bath
  •   Teknion Introduces Tone An Entry-Level Task Chair - "Tone has been a real labor of love for us here at Teknion," said Julia La, Product Manager at Teknion. "We love to create quietly intelligent products, and Tone is just that."
  •   Studio TK Presents Trine, A Collection of Multi-Sized Stools - "Our collaboration with eStudi Manel Molina expands the concept of today's stools to provide users a useful yet seductive seating option."
  •   UPFRONT: ASID Committee on Adaptive Living Releases Senior Living Resource Guide - "As the population of older adults continues to increase, designers must pivot their work in order to foster supportive spaces that tackle the needs of this community."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NARBUTAS Furniture Collection Wins Another Prestigious Award - The mobile, multifunctional NOVA Wood Multipurpose furniture system consists of three table models of different heights and lengths with distinctive frames and special accessories.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Kimball International Announces New Seating and Table Solutions - Kimball International's National brand launches three new collections: Connolly, Picado, and Mariben.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Marvel Recruits Neil Bartley - Throughout his career, Neil has honed an expertise in interiors with a broad focus in hospitality, office, retail, and mixed-use projects.
  •   GIVING BACK: Humanscale Sponsors 8 Wells in India Providing Clean Water to Over 8,000 People - With these wells, the community can now expect a reduction in water-borne diseases as the drinking water is safe for human consumption improving overall health outcomes along with the infinite benefits that access to clean water brings to a community.
  •   PLACES - BECI Offices – Brussels | During the pandemic, BECI decided to renovate the second floor to create private spaces where community members could run meetings and events, bond with peers, and receive coaching.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Jason Dooley to Regional Vice President, Southeast Region / Where Acoustics—and Music—Meets Design: Buro Happold Taps Frank Reder as U.S. Lead / Denyse Sharp Promoted to Chief Administrative Officer
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New Product, Line Addition from The Mitchell Group / Conquer Collaboration With ZIA Conference Table / SIXINCH USA To Unveil Outdoor/Mobile Products / Come Together In Design With Ghent / Gressco Receives TIP Award
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 24, 2023

  •   Stephen Says - "It's Going To Be A Really BIG NeoCon This Year!" - by Stephen Viscusi - At the risk of repeating myself, be sure your nametag is visible if you want to be noticed, avoid being hungover at all costs, and be sure to say hello to me if you see me walking the halls or discretely recruiting in your showroom.
  •   New Research Revealed: Insights on How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z - Practicing what we preach, ThinkLab is creating multiple ways for you to take in this research, digest it, and apply it to your business.
  •   Humanscale Introduces Smart Conference, an Intuitive Collaborative Seating Solution for the Hybrid Workplace - Adapted from iconic industrial designer Niels Diffrient's original Smart chair, Smart Conference takes intuitive comfort to a new level of luxury suitable for any meeting space.
  •   Allseating Launches Res, a Seating Solution Supporting Active Learning - Designed in Partnership With Modus ID to Fill Gaps in the Market, Res Is Crafted With Built-in Features for Advanced Storage, Cleanability, and Adjustability
  •   IIDA College of Fellows Announces 2023 Inductees - Admission to the prestigious College of Fellows is IIDA's highest professional member distinction.
  •   A New Day - Corporate Interiors Announces a Change in Ownership - As a high performance Steelcase dealership, the company offers the full range of Steelcase brands and aligned partnerships, along with 200+ other brands.
  •   A Quick-Ship Program from Buzzispace - The brand is now producing products on the West Coast, which makes them 'Ready2Go' as they are made and available locally in North America, reducing not only time but carbon emissions of overseas transport.
  •   Falcon to Feature New Seating, Acoustic Solutions, and More at NeoCon 2023 - Falcon serves architects, designers and facility managers with table and seating solutions for commercial spaces in the corporate, education, government, and healthcare markets.
  •   Herman Miller and Naoto Fukasawa Introduce Asari Chair by Herman Miller - The next chair icon is both ergonomic and upholstered, for home and office.
  •   Clear Design Introduces 3D Configurator for Fast Estimates - The configurator will provide our reps and dealer partners with a fast and easy-to-use resource for visualizing Clear Design product customization and getting quick estimates for their custom configurations and quantities.
  •   MOS+ is Being Re-loaded and Re-Released to Benefit New Hybrid Workplaces - A tool kit of MOS+ add-ons simplifies the creation of hybrid workspaces that blend seamlessly into existing design.
  •   Mute Revolutionizes Office Flexibility With OmniRoom: A Modular, Construction-Free, Room-in-Room System - A new product from Mute offers a holistic way of shaping comfortable, construction-free office spaces for a new and dynamic world of work.
  •   SmithGroup Awards 2023 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships - We are excited to welcome these talented emerging designers and engineers into our offices this summer; building strong relationships to exchange perspectives, experiences and unique skills as the foundation for their careers.
  •   HON Releases Roll Call Lectern & Parkwyn Seating - Move where the day takes you: HON releases Roll Call Lectern. Don't sacrifice comfort for functionality: HON's new Parkwyn Seating has both.
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale Introduces Float Mini, a Sit/Stand Desk Perfect for Small Spaces - The Float Mini desk embodies Humanscale's commitment to users' ever-changing work style, encouraging movement with a tabletop that glides to a range of heights as well as the option for caster wheels.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: HAT Collective Introducing Fiellø at NeoCon - Developed in Collaboration with Gensler, Height Adjustable Desk Combines Danish Aesthetics, Intuitive Design and Essential Technology for Enhanced User Experience.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Okamura Launches Lives Shelf - The Lives Shelf's modular design allows for easy customization and expansion, making it adaptable to any office layout.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cyncly to Showcase a Dynamic, New Way to Plan Office Spaces at NeoCon 2023 - Industry leader will present its latest version of 2020 Office – including transformative update to 2020 Worksheet – through hands-on demonstrations and a special networking event on Day 1 of conference.
  •   INDUSTRY SURVEYS: The Solomon Coyle YE2022 Compensation Survey is Currently Underway - Gain Insight on Policy, Onboarding and DEI Initiatives
  •   PLACES - Pernod Ricard Offices – Dubai | Pernod Ricard is in the business of selling 'moments of conviviality', therefore, a key goal was to promote interactions and create meaningful human connections throughout the space.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Camira Collaborated With Northern Textile Industry For King's Coronation / Lucida Surfaces Announces Jacob Herzog as Regional Sales Manager / Novità Communications Makes Inc. Best Workplaces 2023 List / Knoll Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Iconic Womb Chair
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Verna Vélin Unveils Unmatched Embossed Wall Coverings Powered By Cutting-Edge Technology / Momentum's New Wallcoverings Shimmer with Biophilia + Sartorial Fashion Influences / Okamura Introduces Ena at NeoCon / Introducing PURL: The Innovative Single Outlet Linked Power System for Workspaces
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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