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Business of Furniture - September 28, 2023

  •   DEALER SPOTLIGHT: HB Workplaces - Sprague Studios Celebrates Grand Opening - "All the support and collaboration from our team has been instrumental in bringing this new space to life."
  •   Stephen Says - "How To Find the Best Salespeople Today – What Not To Do" - by Stephen Viscusi - It's okay to want to hire a "rockstar," but everyone starts off somewhere. And, if you're having trouble hiring, I recommend everyone involved remove terms like "rockstar" and "hunter" from the vocabulary.
  •   Offsite Prefab Construction Company Falkbuilt Celebrates Arcosanti Design At Hotel Valley Ho In Scottsdale - Arcosanti, an experimental community north of Phoenix, inspired Falkbuilt designers and architects.
  •   The Pedrali Pavilion: A Stage of Beauty, Tradition and Innovation - 60 years of company history through the inauguration of the Pedrali Pavilion, designed by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi, and of the exhibition "Pedrali60, we design a better future" curated by Luca Molinari Studio.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Flos Appoints Barbara Corti as Chief Creative Officer of The Brand - Corti, who has been global Chief Marketing Officer at Flos since 2017, and since 2019 a member of the Steering Committee – the committee formed by the CEO, the Design Curators, and the CMO for defining the brand and product strategies – will move into her new role in October.
  •   3form Introduces New Collection of Architectural Textures - The glossy textures refract light and shadow, providing visual privacy by whimsically obscuring the natural contours of objects and individuals in the background.
  •   Keilhauer Expands Marketing Leadership Team - Susan Anderson joins as VP of Marketing & Customer Experience while Sarah Lostracco joins as Senior Marketing Manager
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Herman Miller Gaming and G2 Esports Launch Limited-Edition Embody Gaming Chair - "This chair represents Herman Miller Gaming's first-ever esports product collaboration, and G2 is the perfect partner."
  •   Formaspace Introduces RGX Adaptive Lab Casework - RGX modular casework by Formaspace transforms laboratories with adaptability, fast installation, and lead times as short as 8 weeks.
  •   Stylex Launches Oko, a Sophisticated Lounge Chair Designed by LucidiPevere - Crafted in the U.S. with special consideration for the environment, Oko is Level 1 certified and available in CET, making it easy to specify.
  •   Tarkett Donates to Dalton Police Department - Tarkett's definition of "team" extends beyond its company walls. Tarkett said it hopes its ballistic shield donation will inspire other manufacturers in the community to also consider donations to support local law enforcement and safety agencies.
  •   Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering Unveils New Handcrafted Wallcovering Designs Celebrating American Craft and Artisanship - The designs throughout the collection are all made to order and completely handmade – no machinery is used during the production process.
  •   Sherwin-Williams Releases 2024 Industrial Wood ColorMix Forecast - Emerging Styles in the Wood Finishing Industry
  •   Carl Hansen & Søn Launches 60th Anniversary CH07 Shell Chair - To mark the anniversary edition of the CH07 Shell Chair, Carl Hansen & Søn has mounted a small brass plate engraved with Hans J. Wegner's signature and design year. The anniversary edition will only be available for purchase from October 1 to December 31, 2023.
  •   Innovative Dynamic Office Chair Promotes Movement and Prevents Pain, According to Latest Study - The Movably Pro chair stands out with its unique ability to stimulate movement through tactile prompts, which assist users in transitioning between sitting and standing every three minutes without significant work surface adjustment.
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale Met and Exceeded its 2022 CSR Goals - As they continue to track progress for 2023, Humanscale's forthcoming goals are progressive, ranging from piloting a circular product model to achieving at least a 92% waste diversion rate.
  •   PLACES - Optylon Krea Offices – Lisbon | The greatest challenge was introducing the necessary infrastructure in a low-ceiling space and avoiding constricted areas.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - The 2023 Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund is Now Open for Submissions / HLW Hires Melissa Strickland as Managing Director of New Jersey Office / Ankrom Moisan Celebrates 40 Years of Architectural and Interior Design Excellence, Innovation, and Community Impact / Paul Koch Joins Dyer Brown, Seasoned Design Expert with Owner's Perspective, to Lead Retail Practice
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Luna Textiles Introduces New Collection to Celebrate Iconic Textile Trends / Daltile Launching New Tile & Stone Collections / Introducing Missana / Now Available: Muuto Fall 2023 Collection
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - September 21, 2023

  •   Creative Office Resources Acquires OFI - "COR's acquisition of OFI will amplify their collective talent, elevate their ability to serve the industry, and extend their geographic reach, all with the singular aim of enriching service to clients."
  •   Stephen Says - "Why You Should Make Your New Employees Update Their LinkedIn the Day they Start!" - by Stephen Viscusi - To my readers who are candidates changing jobs and understand this trick (stalling to update your LinkedIn): consider yourself outed or outdated! Either way, your boss or your HR will be catching up with you sooner rather than later.
  •   Steelcase Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results - Earnings per share increased 35% compared to the prior year driven by strong improvement in gross margin.
  •   The Playtime Collection from Concertex - Explore and celebrate the shapes that shaped us, the colors that connected us, and the patterns that still make us smile.
  •   First MillerKnoll Showroom Debuts in Dallas, Texas - Customers are invited to experience the best of the MillerKnoll collective in one dynamic space.
  •   Majority Of American And Canadian Workers Blame Their Workplace For Recent Respiratory Illnesses, According To Survey By Fellowes - As workers more deeply understand the connection between workplace IAQ and their health, leading organizations have updated their guidance to equip employers with the knowledge they need to protect their employees.
  •   EF Contract Launches the Textural Kasuri & Kimono Carpets - The foundational patterns and tempered colors make Kasuri & Kimono a natural fit for corporate interiors, public areas looking to add warmth, retail spaces, and even education, particularly higher education.
  •   Giulio Ridolfo and Schiavello Come Together for The Next Evolution of ColourLab - The new palette of powder coats, timber stains and laminates has been developed with the intention to suit a broad variety of environments.
  •   Three H Announces New Hires and Promotions - Shawn Popovich has been promoted to Regional Sales Director and Johnny Picklyk has been added as a sales manager.
  •   Teknion Introduces the Smooth Felt Hoodie Screen: Blending Home Comforts with Office Productivity - The Hoodie Screen is made of soft-to-the-touch PET felt which quiets your surroundings as well as the opportunity to bring accent color into a space.
  •   Chemetal Launches Curated Collection of Darkened Metals - The curated Blackened Metals Collection features an array of options to fit a range of budgets and design needs.
  •   BuzziSpace Appoints New CEO & Announces New Role for Former CEO and Founder - "I am very excited to take up this new role and continue to build not only a strong brand but also a strong organization with a very high focus on customer experience."
  •   PurOptima Launches Revolution 54 Plus In The US: Adaptability Meets Acoustic Performance for Today's Workspaces - Completely adaptable, Revolution 54 Plus glass walls mean this unique glass wall can be easily adapted between single- or double-glazed systems to accommodate our client's changing design requirements.
  •   Interface – Celebrating 20 Years of Smart, Beautiful and Responsible Design with the Heritage Collection by FLOR - Premium Area Rug Brand Refreshes Three Archival Products for Milestone Achievement
  •   UPFRONT: Landscape Forms Named by Fortune and Great Place to Work as a Best Workplace in Manufacturing & Production for a Fourth Year in a Row - "Receiving our fourth Fortune Best Workplace award is a testament to the enduring passion, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence that defines our manufacturing team."
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Industry, Humanscale Opens First Showroom in Seoul, South Korea - Championing Sustainable Design, Humanscale's expansion into South Korea Reinforces its Global Commitment
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: McCann Becomes Indiana Furniture's CFO & Vice President of Finance as Kreilein Retires - McCann began her career as a Senior Auditor with Procter & Gamble after earning a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master's degree from North Carolina State University.
  •   PLACES - PwC Service Delivery Center – Katowice | The functionality of the office was designed to encourage employees to return to the company's headquarters after a period of remote work during the pandemic.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Jonathan Matta Steps Into Newly Created Role as KI's Research Manager / COE Distributing's J.D. Ewing Honored With Prestigious Top Workplaces Leadership Award / Matter Surfaces, Inc. and Mats Inc. Awarded Sourcewell Contract / Elevated Unveils Human-Centric Spatial Analytics / KI's Katie Clark Recognized With EDmarket's NexGen Rising Star Award / Virtual CEU: Journey of a Textile Presented by Mayer Fabrics / Zero Emissions Day 2023: Humanscale's Commitment to Planet Positivity
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Herman Miller Introduces Fuld Nesting Chair Designed by Stefan Diez / Nomad Finds a Workplace Abode / Isle Table: A Softer More Domestic Feel to Modern-day Commercial Furniture / Luum Textiles Launches Organized Complexity Collection | Exploring the Connection Between Humans + Nature
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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