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Business of Furniture - August 14, 2019

  •   Customers are Finding they can Set Up an Efficient, Flexible Office Space with VARIDESK - VARIDESK made a name for itself selling desk risers directly to its impressive list of customers, but the real idea behind the Texas-based company's success is flexibility.
  •   Nienkämper Purchases All Ownership Interest From ICF - "Over the years, our partnership with Nienkämper has benefitted both our ICF furniture and Unika Vaev textile businesses," said James Kasschau, ICF Group president.
  •   Why Design is More than Pretty Pictures - The value of design exists in its ability to support two of the clients' most valuable resources: people and place.
  •   Landscape Forms Celebrates 50th Anniversary - Far from coasting into its golden anniversary, Landscape Forms is on a roll. July was the best month in the company's history, and its sales last year reached $118 million.
  •   KEM Studio Designs New Office for Port KC With a Nod to the Shipping Industry - If ever there was a magical idea to incorporate the grit of an industrial shipping port with the artistry of urbane interior design, KEM Studio nailed it.
  •   IIDA and KI Six-City Tour Highlights Discussions and Practices Related to Designing for Community - Community as Strategy is the focus of a series of discussions that will be hosted by IIDA and KI in six cities.
  •   HDR Acquires Hurley Palmer Flatt Group - HPF Group is headquartered in London and is the U.K.'s leading independent engineering consultancy, providing solutions for the built environment.
  •   Stephen Says - "Is it Strange that My Boss Invites Me to Lunch Once a Week?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - PayPal Offices – San Jose, California
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Encore, Brentano, Concertex, Indiana Furniture and Pallas 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, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: DINER BETWEEN THE DAMS, CROTON, MICHIGAN - We used to talk about working vacations if that was somehow an anomaly; the rare occasion when we took a few days off and brought our laptops with us to work. Today, working vacations are the norm.
  •   WORKPLACE LIFE - A survey from CareerBuilder, a pioneer in talent acquisition media, technology and services, shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job.
  •   THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXECUTIVE OFFICES - Picture a stereotypical corner office. Especially in the movies, executive offices come in two flavors — traditional with wood paneling and dark leather or ultra-modern with chrome and glass. Both are always in a skyscraper with a million-dollar city view.
  •   HOW COWORKING CRACKED THE INDIAN MARKET - It began when Umang Sood decided he needed a nice place to work. As an investment banker, he'd been to some of the most dismal workplaces in India, where efficiency took precedence over employee well-being.
  •   CAPITAL ONE WORKPLACE SURVEY RESULTS - Work is hard and takes a toll on employees. That's why Capital One's Work Environment Survey shows that 87 percent of employees agree it's important that employers create spaces and programs to support mental health & wellbeing.
  •   COLOR TRENDS HAVE A COMPLEX LIFECYCLE AND THEIR ORIGIN MIGHT SURPRISE YOU - Color plays a huge role in the workplace. It influences our moods, our inspiration and our productivity.
  •   MUSIC AND THE WORKPLACE: HOW MUZAK, HEADPHONES AND NEUROSCIENTISTS AFFECT HOW YOU WORK - Despite Muzak Holding's convictions, Muzak lost its market momentum in the 1980s, and the unscientific methodology of its research was heavily criticized.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   THE LINK HOTEL & HUB CATERS TO MODERN BUSINESS TRAVELLER; REDEFINES THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY - The LINK Hotel caters to the future of hospitality with the introduction of self-service technology and a dedicated hub offering coworking spaces, a kitchen, a bar and entertainment.


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