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Business of Furniture - August 15, 2018

 
  •   Trendway Opens Showroom in Washington D.C. - The opening of the 6,000-square-foot showroom marks the completion of a move from New York Avenue in D.C, which the company occupied for more than seven years.
  •   ErgoExpo Kicks Off Next Week in Vegas - The conference and expo is the nation's premier event for all things ergonomic and is not just for experts in ergonomics.
  •   JLL Uses Technology and Good Old-Fashioned Human Intel to Improve Workplace Planning - The ability to envision a space prior to its development requires a talented team of architects, designers and real estate professionals.
  •   DIRTT Sales results continue to outpace Industry - Revenue increased by $10.7 million or 15.2% to $80.7 million, over Q2 2017, while Gross profit increased by $2.9 million or 9.7% to $32.8 million, over Q2 2017.
  •   CF Stinson Introduces First Ever Responsive Woven Textiles Collection for Commercial Interiors - Fabrics woven using this innovative, FDA-designated technology will absorb energy (heat) emitted by the body and recycle it back into the body, increasing strength, giving you more energy while you work.
  •   EDmarket and LearnLaunch Accelerator Announce Investors & Channels Summit - This two-day summit brings these two key resources to the forefront and explores strategies and developing trends.
  •   Stephen Says - "You Use Your Smart Phone in the Bathroom at Work?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - WeWork Champs-Élysées Coworking – Paris
  •   Whiteboard - How Hospitality Design Makes Spaces (Of All Types) Better for Users / Six design elements for a more productive office / Blind loyalty
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Neutral Posture, Kirei and Knoll Textiles
  •   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 - August, 2018

 
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK - Trade shows are designed to get people talking, not working. Yet there are times when work needs to get done, even in the most chaotic places. So, I was thankful to find the NookBar at Clerkenwell Design Week, a show organized to celebrate the best in design from around the world. It is a busy show with tens of thousands of visitors. That makes trying to find a quiet place to work or take a phone call a challenge. Luckily, I found the NookBar, a collection of Nooks being displayed at CDW.
  •   THE FUTURE OF WORK: INSIGHTS FROM THE FUTURE USERS OF WORKSPACE - The report focuses on interviews with 50 school children who were asked to share their ideas about the future of work. It's a bit of fun, but is also a fascinating and uncompromising (kids don't hold back) exploration into the future workplace, with all its possibilities.
  •   HOW HOSPITALITY VENUES ARE ADDING CO-WORKING TO THE MENU - As the benefits provided in co-working spaces continue to increase and be enhanced, the gourmet aspect — whether it's food or beverage — has always been one of the most socially engaging amenities to offer.
  •   FURNITURE THAT BURNS CALORIES - Sitting for long periods of time is an ingrained behavior at the office. Everywhere you look, desks, conference tables, lounge furniture and café booths invite users into a seated position. But the conversation around sitting has shifted, fueled by alarming headlines that claim sitting is on par with smoking.
  •   INVESTING IN WORKPLACE DESIGN - Building a space that is intentionally designed to bring people together, both physically and virtually, while enhancing the ability to share ideas and think creatively, is a source of continued innovation.
  •   LIGHT, WORK, SLEEP - FUTURE Designs explored the effects that light and sleep have on our wellness with a sleep experiment carried out over 24 hours during the week of the longest day of the year.
  •   WAKE-UP CALL: SLEEP DEFICIENCY COMES AT A GREAT COST TO BUSINESS - When it comes to work productivity, the significance of a good night's sleep is no joke. Insomnia costs U.S businesses more than $63 billion annually in absenteeism and reduced workplace productivity, according to a report by the National Safety Council, "Calculating the Cost of Poor Sleep." Approximately 70 percent of Americans report they routinely get insufficient sleep each night — less than six hours on average. It is estimated 50–70 million people in the U.S. are living with a sleep disorder.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace this month include Amazon's Echo, CLEAR security system, KI's Impress Ultra and ESI's Lotus DX Sit to Stand desk riser.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI 2018 BRINGS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TOGETHER - This edition will explore the topic "An Example of Global Home Life," which is fitting for what is taking place in the office and with more employees working from home.

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