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Business of Furniture - July 18, 2018

  •   Legendary Steelcase Leader Frank Merlotti Sr. Dies - Frank Merlotti Sr., who helped Steelcase become a powerhouse in the office furniture industry, died July 11 at the age of 91.
  •   first LOOK Opens in NYC Today - The 14th annual first LOOK opens today at the New York Design Center, which is the home base for dozens of office furniture showrooms in the city and a handful of New York's most powerful furniture reps.
  •   2020 Inspiration Awards for Office Designers Winners Announced - "Our goal is to listen to our clients' needs and offer them innovative features and enhancements that will make the office design process as seamless and as intuitive as possible."
  •   New Management Team is Directing the Dauphin Group - The consolidated activities of the new management structure within the Dauphin corporate group exist as a family-owned company under the Dauphin office interiors Holding umbrella organization.
  •   The Biggest Theme You Didn't SEE at NeoCon 2018 - Navigating change often leaves us uneasy, but many industry players are seeing these emerging relationships as opportunities.
  •   How to Get Workers to Use Height Adjustable Desks? Kesseböhmer Suggests Pulling the Plug Might Help - "The height-adjustable market has developed in some ways like the Aeron chair — it has become a status symbol."
  •   Stephen Says - "Making The Case For a Raise" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Diageo Offices – Singapore
  •   Whiteboard - For The Office Of 2050, Think Adaptation, Not Revolution / Yes, Open Office Plans are the Worst / A Different Path for Thinking
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Coalesse, Global, Special-T, ICF, Maharam, Vitra, Innovations, Wolf-Gordon and Morbern
  •   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 - July, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Last month I traveled to Bordeaux, France, a beautiful part of the world. I choose to arrive a couple of days early, giving me some time to recover from jet lag and do a little exploring over the weekend. I had also hoped to get some work done.
  •   5 ADVANTAGES OF A DIVERSE WORKPLACE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT - When an organization embraces diversity and inclusion as an integral part of the fabric of the company, incredible cultural transformations take place.
  •   ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL - When designing physical spaces and products, we often think of ADA guidelines, which have greatly helped to make buildings accessible to those who use mobility devices.
  •   L.L. BEAN WANTS YOU TO BE AN 'OUTSIDER' AT WORK - It is the first-ever, outdoor co-working space, complete with individual workspaces, collaborative conference areas, cycling desks and outdoor team-building activities.
  •   WHY WORKING OUTSIDE IS COMPLETELY NATURAL - Businesses are starting to treat patios and courtyards as more than a landscaping area. These spots can be converted into a pleasant workspace for individuals, meetings and group collaboration. A natural setting can be a refreshing change of scenery that sparks a renewed sense of energy and drive.
  •   THE END OF THE TRADITIONAL 9-5? NEW STUDY FINDS 70 PERCENT OF US SKIP THE OFFICE TO WORK ELSEWHERE - More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and more than 50 percent do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study.
  •   EUROPEANS VS NORTH AMERICANS, WHO HAS THE BEST WORK LIFE BALANCE? - How many hours a week do most people work? Who stays the longest with their employer? The French, Italians, Americans, Turkish?
  •   ICONIC OFFICES: MAXIMIZED DESIGN. MAJOR BRAND IMPACT. - Maximalism has been defined as modern design's expressive side, a style that allows greater freedom and opportunity for personal expression.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace.
  •   WHAT NEOCON TAUGHT US ABOUT THE FUTURE WORKPLACE - NeoCon is formed around core showrooms, where individual companies selling office furniture, textiles and wallcoverings display their wares.


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