The Business of Furnitureis the go-to source for keeping you informed about everything that is happening in the industry.

Now published Thursday evenings, containing all of the latest industry news from the week, special feature editorials, and the latest product introductions. From trends that affect your bottom line, to new products, to stories that will help you run a better, more informed company.

Business of Furniture - December 7, 2023

  •   Unika Vaev Introduces Its Latest Acoustic Product Collection by Unika Vaev Studios - With a commitment to elevating aesthetics and enhancing acoustic performance, these new offerings—Louver Tile, Radius Panel, and Light Blade—are poised to transform the way we experience sound in our living and working spaces.
  •   Record Numbers at BDNY Reinforce the Growth of the Boutique and Lifestyle Hospitality Industry - Event brings 15,000 hospitality and design professionals back to NYC.
  •   Stephen Says - "Didn't Your Mother Ever Teach You To Say, "Thank You"?" - by Stephen Viscusi - I do not accept that this is the new normal, it's just called being rude. It's really a shame because a "Thank You" can really go a long way towards making you feel happy and appreciated, and encourages you to continue to help people out whenever you can.
  •   Haworth Announces 2024 DesignLab – Focus on Sustainability & Circular Design - A collective of talented designers and artists looks beyond the office furniture industry for new ideas.
  •   EVENTS HAPPENING SOON: Do It Different: A Conversation on Challenging Industry Norms and Redefining Customer Experience, Presented by Allsteel - Allsteel invites you to join its latest Learning Lab, "Do It Different," featuring Jesse Cole, the founder of Fans First Entertainment, inventor of Banana Ball, and owner of the viral sensation Savannah Bananas.
  •   EVENTS HAPPENING SOON: Join Humanscale's Upcoming Webinar on Ergonomics in the Hybrid Work Era - Leading the webinar is Dr. Alan Hedge, a world-renowned expert in ergonomics with over four decades of experience.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Hendrick Principal Selected as IIDA's Leaders Breakfast Honoree - Heard brings more than 35 years of design experience in virtually all market segments.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: MITY Welcomes a New CEO - "I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization with such a long history and record of success," said Kevin McCoy.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Palace Business Solutions Merges with AAA Business Supplies & Interiors - Palace has an unusually strong presence in the community and, under the leadership of CEO Gary Trowbridge, has become one of the strongest education-focused dealers in the nation.
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale's Active Pony and Nova Task Light are Winners in Architectural Record's 2023 Record Products Awards - The recognition of Active Pony and Nova task light by Architectural Record is a testament to Humanscale's commitment to creating products that blend innovative design with practical functionality.
  •   Arper Launches First Sustainability Report - Arper emphasizes the importance of responsibility, encompassing a culture of knowledge and care, redefining beauty with respect for people and the planet, and continually pushing for innovation in processes and products.
  •   EF Contract Injects Color and Saturation Into Contract Spaces with District and Control II - District II displays a tighter grid with stronger angles, while complementary Control II is visually more broken up and slightly more organic.
  •   Think Lightweight Leading The Way - The First North American Company to Embrace The 100 mm Edge Banding Machine by Homag
  •   Spacestor's Aeonica Wins Prestigious FX Award 2023 - Aeonica received Interior Design's Best of Year Award and was a finalist in the Mix Awards in 2022.
  •   Metalworks Acquires Flairwood, Expands Manufacturing Capabilities, Industries, Customer Base - Metalworks and Flairwood have partnered together on products for the past seven years, jointly developing and producing a successful laminate locker line and other personal storage products for the office furniture industry.
  •   Insidesource Welcomes Amanda Salt as EMEA Managing Director - "I missed the dealer world, working with diverse manufacturers, and the creative process involved in delivering a complete furniture project. So now I have found my way back to where I belong."
  •   New from Flos - Skynest Motion & Skynest Ceiling - Skynest Motion and Skynest Ceiling are designed for sustainability and meant to be appreciated as works of art - whether on or off.
  •   Steelcase 2023 Impact Report Shows Significant Progress Toward the Wellbeing of People and the Planet - New report demonstrates measurable progress toward building community and belonging for people and reducing environmental impact with ambitious climate goals.
  •   PLACES - Thndr Offices – Cairo | The office exudes a Youthful and Modern vibe, where vibrant color schemes and innovative workspaces foster creativity and collaboration.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - DMD for Steelcase Dealers Begins January 16 / Allsteel Aspect Receives Declare Label Certification / Arcadia and Encore Partner with BeyonDesign to Expand Reach in Upper Midwest / Mantra Inspired Furniture Adds Two New Sales Reps / Allsteel Introduces Wilsonart® Solid Surface Products
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 30, 2023

  •   Humanscale Launches M/Connect 3: Advanced USB Power and Data Solutions - Designed to match the varying technological needs of today's workspaces, M/Connect 3 is a three-pronged solution to data and power connectivity.
  •   Celebrating Progress: Evaluating 2023's Shifts and the Road to 2024 - ThinkLab has unveiled how not only our industry, but our world can leverage insights from Gen Z to benefit ALL generations.
  •   Kimball International Launches Updated and Expanded SpecStudio Visualizer Tool - With the newly added modular configuration feature, users can now craft personalized designs by seamlessly combining a variety of lounge modules into one whitespace.
  •   Stephen Says - "Bosses Who Refuse to Embrace Technology Lose Talent - Especially Millennials. It's that Simple." - by Stephen Viscusi - This is not an age issue. Often, older employers get a bad rap for being unwilling to adopt new office innovations. In my experience, this is unfair and inaccurate.
  •   The Business of Furniture Thursday Evenings (127 Pages Inside) - Now published Thursday evenings, containing all of the latest industry news from the week, special feature editorials, and the latest product introductions. BoF now keeps you even more informed of everything happening across the industry, with same day/week reporting from events and shows.
  •   Foscarini Lighting Collections Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary - Foscarini strives to make people feel at home in their homes and collective spaces. The company has always openly challenged the limits of possibility, whether those of materials or technologies.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: COE Distributing's J.D. Ewing Honored with 2023 Smart 50 Award - "It's so humbling to be honored among such an incredible group of business leaders."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A Modern Twist on Classic BuzziSpace Designs - BuzziTube Square and BuzziJet Square - These functional and aesthetically pleasing suspended acoustic panels can elevate any commercial or residential space, while also absorbing excess noise.
  •   UPFRONT: Keilhauer Launches Textile Card Partnership with HBF Textiles - "HBF offers interesting and unique textiles that have patterns and colors not previously found within the Keilhauer textile library."
  •   Watson Launches the Edison Workbench, the Latest Adaptable Solution to its Edison Collection - The Edison Workbench is more than just a well-designed product; it demonstrates the value of listening to an industry at the individual level and devoting the care and resources necessary to design impactful solutions.
  •   Humanscale Pilots Standalone Retail Concept in Hangzhou, China - Located in Raffles City Mall, This Begins Humanscale's Retail Vision in China's Internet Capital.
  •   Elevating the Lifestyle and Amenities Market: Creative Office Resources Welcomes a New Addition - A WBENC-Certified WBE and one of the largest MillerKnoll Certified Dealers in North America, is a forward-thinking furniture dealership committed to ensuring a positive end-to-end customer journey.
  •   Andreu World Announces Expansion of NYC Flagship Showroom - The Global manufacturer's newly renovated and expanded showroom is now the brand's second-largest showroom.
  •   Versteel Elevates Healthcare Experience with Socius Seating Enhancements - Socius has a seamless frame with soft curves, creating a refined look that is both strong and beautiful.
  •   Road to Salone 2024: The Promotional Tour for the 62nd Edition - Reports from Paris and London, the first two legs of the journey across the main European and international cities, flagging up the innovations at the upcoming edition.
  •   Legrand + Microsoft: Companies to Join Forces for Seamless Scalability in The Future Office - Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Create New Hybrid Conferencing Space
  •   Spacestor Introduces Seamless Simplicity with Portico - Spacestor has taken learnings from the development of a range of products to conceive a simply built booth with reduced options, allowing a more cost-effective price.
  •   Fräsch Adds Six New Products to its Contemporary Catalog - "As more people return to the office, the need for acoustic solutions like these new offerings from 14six8 is increasing."
  •   Meet River Lea & The Thames from Designtex - Since 2014, Designtex has collaborated with the British textile design studio, Wallace Sewell, to bring color, craft and construction to the forefront of textile creation.
  •   PLACES - VMLY&R Offices – Bogotá | This new space is furnished with stands, tables for collaborative work, and an open booth for tasks that require more concentration.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Bringing the MillerKnoll Collective Together in San Francisco / Interior Design Trade Marketplace Daniel House Club Welcomes Three New Visionary Members to Its Board of Advisors / Tarkett's Cliff Gustafson Awarded for Commitment to Educational Facilities Management / Stance Healthcare to Acquire Arizona-based Plural Studios / KI Announces 2nd Annual Classroom Furniture Giveaway for Teachers / HON Showcased Innovative Learning Environment Solutions at EDspaces 2023 / Hightower's New Boulevard Collection Supports Intuitive Seating
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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