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Business of Furniture - February 12, 2020

  •   INDEAL Holds Supplier Council in NOLA - INDEAL is the largest purchasing organization of its kind in North America and the only one focused exclusively on the needs of the aligned contract dealer.
  •   IMM Cologne: A Review - While outdoor furniture may typically be thought of as purely practical, launches in Cologne proved style and comfort could be factored in too.
  •   Plumen x Batchworks Lampshades Debut, Highlighting Sustainability - London-based design companies Batchworks and Plumen have partnered on a collection of five 3-D printed lampshades using plastic recycled from water bottles and other sources of plastic pollution.
  •   Designing for Icons: EQ Office Owns and Manages Some of the Most Renowned Buildings in the World - Today, the workplace is focused on the humans who use the space and the generation of ideas, which is a seismic shift.
  •   New Bill Proposed in New York is For the Birds, Really - Associate the word safety with a big city and one might be concerned about their own safety or human safety in general, but do you ever think about bird safety?
  •   Kimball Sales Decline on Brand Realignment - All verticals reported orders growth in the quarter with hospitality leading at 31%. The growth within the hospitality vertical was attributed to the robust Las Vegas market.
  •   USM Joins the Billionaire Boys Club - USM has been chosen to create the structure and provide furniture to display The Billionaires Boys Club (BBC) designs at a pop-up shop in the newly opened Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
  •   Stephen Says - "The Outside Sales Rep I Hired Has Turned Into a Glorified Messenger Service" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "Creating Massive Momentum: Three Simple Actions You can Take to Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet" - by Sid Meadows, Founder and Principal of embark cct
  •   PLACES - Fontworks Offices – Tokyo
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Bendheim, Luum, Frövi, Bisley, Workrite, BDI, ErgoGenesis, Humanscale, DeskMakers and Waddell
  •   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 - February, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO GRANDE LAKES - Is it possible for a workplace to be less-than-stellar when staying at a place as nice as the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, and when the weather is miserable at home? Indeed it is. Chalk it up to another stay at a hotel that does little to help the business traveler.
  •   OFFICE ETIQUETTE SURVEY: BAD LANGUAGE, PETS, POLITICAL DÉCOR REMAIN BIGGEST OFFENSES - New research from global staffing firm Accountemps reveals some do's and don'ts for today's workplace. Staff shouldn't feel like they're walking on eggshells at work, but it's important to be respectful of others and ensure your actions don't cause a distraction or compromise your professional reputation.
  •   WORKPLACES COME ALIVE WITH SAGEGREENLIFE - Sagegreenlife is making it easy for offices and public spaces to go green by using technology that takes the guesswork out of watering and lighting. Sagegreenlife is making it easy for offices and public spaces to go green by using technology that takes the guesswork out of watering and lighting. The Chicago company's products aren't just designed to pretty up an office either.
  •   THE RISE OF MAKERSPACES - Makerspaces are unique because they foster skills in a diverse array of disciplines. They cater to everyone from casual hobbyists and weekend warriors to retired trades workers and budding entrepreneurs. Education is also a cornerstone, with everything from robotics classes for school kids to adult lessons on leatherworking.
  •   MANPOWERGROUP ON THE MOVE: PRESIDENT BECKY FRANKIEWICZ TALKS WORKPLACE EVOLUTION AND THE ART OF RETAINING TALENT - With a career touching on all aspects of leading several top-level companies, including PepsiCo/Quaker, Deloitte and Andersen Consulting, Becky Frankiewicz has seen the workplace change in a myriad of ways.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.


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