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Business of Furniture - March 22, 2023

  •   Own Who You Are and What You Deserve — Women Leaders in Design Weigh in On Rising to the Top and Empowering Others to Do the Same - More than 60% of designers are women. Yet only around 10% of designers are females in leadership positions.
  •   Family Values and Brand Connection at Forefront of Spectorgroup's New Headquarters - Spectorgroup's new headquarters is an expression of how the firm thinks and the work they do, as well as the changes they have seen and anticipate in workplace design.
  •   Stephen Says - "I Am a Great Candidate, but I'm Not Getting Interviews! What's Wrong?" - by Stephen Viscusi - Here's my tip for finding an interview the fastest, or, how to get the most interviews while you're looking. You need to express your vulnerability to a perspective employer and everyone you network with.
  •   Design Has Its Own Rhythm: NeoCon 2023 Keynotes Look to Hip Hop, Community, and Technology to Build our Future - Amy Webb, Michael Murphy, Michael Ford and Lupe Fiasco headline NeoCon 2023. Programming registration opens April 3.
  •   Poltrona Frau Announces the Launch of BAY SYSTEM, A Flexible New Seating System Designed by Foster + Partners - "We are proud to present this new chapter of the collaboration between Poltrona Frau and Foster + Partners, with whom we have been pursuing a joint effort in the development of new design and creative landscapes for public spaces."
  •   Cooper Hewitt Announces Formal Establishment of the Digital Curatorial Department - "Digital design will continue to radically change how we interact with the world and with each other in critical ways."
  •   Vestre Becomes World's First Furniture Company To Use SSAB's Revolutionary Fossil-Free Steel - Today's modern societies literally rest on a cradle of steel – and the metal's uses are almost endless.
  •   Scale 1:1 Launches Sidekick, The Revolutionary Way to Work - A trusted companion of the hybrid office that provides secure mobile storage and height adjustable workspace, Sidekick pedestals truly do it all – and look good doing it.
  •   Women of Steel: Breaking Bias, Building a Movement - What Pune, India manufacturing leaders learned while developing an all-woman team.
  •   Carnegie Fabrics Elevates Offerings With Endeavor Collection - Carnegie designed the Endeavor Collection in response to the renaissance we're seeing in the hospitality space, which has subsequently bled into markets like healthcare, corporate, and multifamily.
  •   UPFRONT: Turf Launches Plaid, A New Ceiling Scape That Adds Style and Flexibility - "With the introduction of Plaid, we're showcasing Turf's constant drive to create new and innovative tools for specifiers to choose from when considering the acoustics of a space."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Luxxbox Launches Cono Acoustic Pendant - The playful contrast of its cone shape, distinctive black finial, and upholstered textural wool finish adds character to any room.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Shimmering Surfaces: Meet 3form's New Flare Collection - Inspired by the chromatic spectrum, the Flare collection was created to reflect the inherent beauty of shimmering light.
  •   HIRED: LRS Architects Welcomes Seasoned Director of Business Development & Marketing, Jewel Kayfes - Kayfes brings fourteen years of experience leading large-scale teams in winning and maintaining client and partnership relationships that meet a company's strategic vision.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Gray Dougherty Joins KOVA as Director of Architecture - A seasoned professional, Dougherty bolsters KOVA's mission to implement and inspire circular design.
  •   PLACES - Digient Technologies Offices – Chennai | As we ascend to floor one, we experience an unparalleled workspace vibe through interesting nooks and corners, created for brainstorming, focused working and creative sessions in a maximalist yet contemporary style.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Moss Expands Presence Into Poland, Solidifying Global Footprint / Jake Loftis Joins AHF Products as New Chief Operating Officer / Resource Furniture Announces 2023 Promotions and Role Changes / IIDA Foundation Announces 2022 John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Recipients
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Lórien: Elegantly Simple Executive Seating / HON is Transforming Productivity at Work with Two New Products: Universal Screens and Flexion / Hybrid Work Means Hybrid Meetings: Framery in the Connected Office / Studio TK Expands Pico Line With New Wood Base Option
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - March 15, 2023

  •   HNI Corporation to Acquire Kimball International - "We are excited about joining with Kimball International, a high-quality company we have long admired for its recognized brands, furnishings expertise built over 70 years, and established relationships across multiple sectors."
  •   The Greatest Reward — Promenaid Solves for Functionality, Accessibility and Beauty in a Handrail - People aren't necessarily against handrails, the notion of the handrail itself, they just don't want a visually unappealing handrail.
  •   Stephen Says - "My Colleagues Are Back in the Office, but Most of Them Dress Like Slobs." - by Stephen Viscusi - Here's my question to you, Stephen: How do I get my colleagues and my boss on board with the fact that we need to establish some kind of, dare I say, dress code, or at least look neater and cleaner when we're coming to work every day?
  •   On the Scene - Noteworthy NYC Industry Events, March Edition, by Stefanie Schwalb.
  •   Functional Art in Hospitality, a Way to Stand Out - One component to consider is the impact of functional art. It serves a utilitarian purpose, creating greater meaning for guests and the property, but it also noticeably adds to the ambiance and unique design of a space.
  •   AIS Launches New Product Solutions to Enhance the Workplace - New personal task lighting features three sleek, energy efficient options and Calibrate Dry Planters bring maintenance free biophilic accents.
  •   HLW Launches New Service Offering Through Multidisciplinary Consultancy Division Ark - "Born from a desire to guide our clients through times of uncertainty, Ark is a new studio focused on delivering innovation and resilient thinking."
  •   Freeform Acquires Brutzman's Office Solutions - Boise-based commercial interiors company acquires Tri-Cities-based office solutions provider.
  •   Officeworks Wins 2022 Teknion Orion Award - This marks Officeworks' fourth win, taking home four out of the last six Teknion Orion Awards given out since 2014.
  •   Global Furniture Group, USA Adds to Its Growing Team in The West - New Regional Sales Managers Blake Brotherson and Christy Bouquet are now part of the team.
  •   America ByDesign Partners with AIA in Season 2 of America ByDesign: Architecture - ByDesign is home to a global collection of primetime television shows on CBS that explore design, featuring the innovators who bring ideas to life.
  •   Endemic Pods the Solution for Post-Covid Design - When first starting your design process one of the best strategies to implement is to understand how the design is related to everyday business operation.
  •   TÜV Rheinland North America Invests in New Technology and Innovation Service Center in Tthe Northeast United States - "We are proud to be in a position where our investment allowed us to create 'The TÜV Rheinland Technology and Innovation Center located in North America."
  •   Emerald Announces New Promotions in the Hospitality Group - "Keisha and Rachel have been vital in the evolution of the BD and HD brands," said Kevin Gaffney, Group Vice President, Design Group, Emerald.
  •   UPFRONT: 2020 Offers Free e-Learning Class on New Pricing Center Feature - Complimentary course on Cloud Pricing provides designers with information they need to gain a competitive advantage with latest development for 2020 Worksheet.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: EzoBord Unveils PrivaSeat, Designed to Support Focus Work in Hybrid Settings - Pre-assembled and ready to go out of the box, PrivaSeat can be easily affixed to most commercial and residential task chairs.
  •   COLOR: PANTONEVIEW Color Planner Autumn/Winter 24/25 Now Available - Reflecting this free-spirited color approach, colors for Autumn/Winter 24/25 express a wide range of feelings, from ethereal misty blues, discrete lilacs, cloudy pinks, and clay-based neutrals to intensely saturated hyper violets, inky blues, bioluminescent greens, and decadent reds.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Dara Mir to Step Down as President and CEO of 9to5 Seating - "As I reflect on my time with 9to5 Seating, I am filled with an immense sense of pride and gratitude for what we have achieved together as a company."
  •   PLACES - Varian Offices – Helsinki | Moving from an office room complex to a multi-space office with only 120 work desks was a significant change, but it was the right decision for the era of hybrid working.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Room & Board Business Interiors Hires Sales Pro Ben Stich / Marnique Heath Recognized Member of AIA College of Fellows / Aspire Pavers Welcomes Jennifer Cella as a Technical Sales Representative / Henriksen Butler Rebrands to HB Workplaces, Embracing a 43-Year Evolution / Ware Malcomb Names Bhavini Hardev as Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in San Francisco Office / SGA Expands Academic Team, Hires New Director of Architecture
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Introducing Ooty by Allermuir x SmithMatthias / Geiger Expands its Crosshatch Offering with Inaugural Outdoor Collection / Shaw Contract Launches Newest Innovation - BottleFloor
  •   CLASSIFIEDS - Page 84: Energetic Sales Professional
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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