Business of Furniture - January 11, 2017

 
  •   UPFRONT: Interface to Exit FLOR Retail Channel - Changes will include workforce reductions of approximately 70 FLOR team members and a number of other employees in the commercial business in the Americas and Europe regions, and write-downs of certain underutilized assets.
  •   Strikeout: Why American Seating Left Stadium Seating - The sale is the culmination of an ongoing effort by the company to optimize its operations and resources and pursue significant growth opportunities in the transportation seating market.
  •   Let it Snowsound, Let it Snowsound, Let it Snowsound! - Snowsound has found itself in the right time and the right place. Everyone is moving into the open plan, and the aesthetic in the office is, simply put, really loud.
  •   FEATURE - Humanscale and Tome's OfficeIQ is Getting People Active at Work
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Smoke and Mirrors - Part 2
  •   Stephen Says - "HR Director Asks: Why Does it Take Us So Long to Make a Hire?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - DES Architects + Engineers Offices – San Francisco
  •   BoF NEWS - Industry Vet Buys Philly Herman Miller Dealer
  •   BoF NEWS - Logicdata, Bellow Press to Launch Innovation Series
  •   Whiteboard - The workplaces of 2017 will see a revolution in design / Beyond Millennials: Meet the new Group Inspiring Workplace Innovation
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from Allseating, Magnuson, HON, Arc|Com
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - January 4, 2017

 
  •   UPFRONT: American Seating Selling Architectural Fixed Seating Business to Irwin Seating - The transaction is expected to close in March 2017, pending due diligence.
  •   Autonomous Promises Tech for Less - Technology is part of everything, changing the way we communicate, learn, listen to music, drive our cars and, increasingly, design our office furniture. Autonomous is another new company that is part of a small, but growing number of office furniture makers that have roots in technology.
  •   Enwork Studio Collection Lures West Coast Techies - Silicon Valley technology companies understand the need for a healthy, happy workforce, but they also want furniture that speaks to the culture of the organization.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Clearing the Smoke
  •   Stephen Says - "Slow Start to the New Year" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Health Plan San Mateo – San Francisco
  •   BoF NEWS - Flat Results, Forecast for Herman Miller
  •   BoF NEWS - Making Sense of Manufacturer Certifications
  •   Whiteboard - Workplace Trends That Will Boom in 2017 / Designing space for virtual collaboration in an untethered world
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from HON, Wolf Gordon & Arc|Com
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - December 21 & 28, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Low Cost VR Helps Designers Show Off Space - Yulio is a DIY virtual reality platform for those in the business of designing spaces.
  •   DIY Luxury Style: Emerging Custom Furniture Designer Finds His Niche - Design It Yourself designs and builds custom furniture for commercial and residential spaces and provides a wide selection of table tops, table legs and accessories for amateur and professional furniture builders.
  •   Byrne Partners with Shinola on New Consumer Product - While some in the industry might be surprised by Byrne's collaboration with such a hip consumer-facing brand, the company has steadily worked to position itself as a supplier capable of customization.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Sales Enablement for the Rest of Us
  •   Stephen Says - "Your Wife is on Your LinkedIn picture? Are You Kidding Me?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Threadless
  •   BoF NEWS - Steelcase Reports Flat Quarterly Results
  •   BoF NEWS - Maars Living Walls celebrates Seventy Years
  •   BoF NEWS - EthoSource Celebrate its 15th Anniversary
  •   BoF NEWS - Rebecca and Bobby Boenigk named 2016 Community Builders of the Year
  •   BoF NEWS - ESI Ergonomic Solutions Promotes Robert Day
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from HON and HBF
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - December 14, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Steelcase Quarter Expected to be Slightly Below Guidance, but Better Than Previous Year - Revenue in the Americas was negatively impacted by lower than expected growth in day-to-day business.
  •   Wilkhahn Celebrates Success with Windy City Party - The company announced earlier this year it would manufacture some of its products sold in North America in the U.S.
  •   Matchmaking in the Workplace - PivotDesk space-sharing arrangements are month-to-month. Nobody is locked into a sublease or a long-term contract. Hosts can have their space back whenever they need it.
  •   FEATURE - Wolf-Gordon Continues to Excavate Office Ideas
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Transparency: The Power of Becoming Customer-Centered
  •   Stephen Says - "All Eyes on You at the Holiday Party, Even Unwanted Ones" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Sky Central
  •   BoF NEWS - Inscape Reports Sales, Profits on the Rise
  •   BoF NEWS - Virco Reports Third Quarter Sales Rose 3%
  •   BoF NEWS - Lift Mechanism Maker Linak plans $33M Expansion in Louisville
  •   BoF NEWS - Inscape Restructures Organization
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from RightAngle, Teknion, ICF & Global
  •   COLORS - Pantone's Color of the Year: Greenery
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - December 7, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Knoll Purchase of DatesWeiser Opens Door to Conference Room and Custom Furniture - The company continues to acquire complementary companies that compete in the contract furniture and furnishings world and add a different dimension to its core office furniture business.
  •   North American Exhibition Planned for London Event - The North American exhibition will be as unique as the event itself.
  •   The Next Evolution of the Humble Pedestal File - When a major West Coast tech firm asked Great Openings to create a custom mobile storage unit to be considered for a large project last year, the Ludington, Michigan-based company set to work.
  •   FEATURE - Proper Posture and Movement Decreases Stress and Injury
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Transparency: The Power of Removing Walls
  •   Stephen Says - "Sales Goals Are Too High? It’s Groundhog’s Day for Reps" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - MOBI
  •   BoF NEWS - National Ergonomics Conference Keynotes Provide Wide Range of Information
  •   BoF NEWS - Humanscale Partners with Thrive Global
  •   BoF NEWS - Steelcase Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from J+J Flooring and LightArt
  •   SNAPSHOT - IIDEXCanada
  •   EVENT WRAP - Teknion at IIDEXCanada
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 30, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Herman Miller Flagship Influence Stretches Beyond Retail - The opening of the Flagship, as the company calls it, is an example of its branding strategy in action, says Ben Watson, executive creative director.
  •   What a Little Outfit from Zeeland has Brought to the Big Apple - Herman Miller's success always has been a study in contrasts. New York ideas and Michigan know-how, innovative expression and generations-deep craft, piety and play all form the essence of the output and appeal.
  •   Clarus Finds Its Products Popular at Home Too - Occasionally, an office product becomes a surprise home hit, even to the company that makes it. That's what happened to Clarus Glassboards and its go! Mobile product, a design-friendly portable whiteboard with an office pedigree and a growing number of residential fans.
  •   FEATURE - What Makes a Workplace Great for Women?
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Transparency: The Power of the Customer's Voice
  •   Stephen Says - "Keep Your Cold to Yourself" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   CoLaboration - "7 Small Workplace Changes that Make the Big Impact" - by Scott Lesizza
  •   PLACES - Karma
  •   BoF NEWS - Configura Releases Version 7.5 of CET Designer
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball Office DC Showroom Achieves LEED-CI Gold
  •   BoF NEWS - Healthcare Leader Returns to HDR
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from Fitterfirst, Arc-Com, Camira, Innovations
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 23, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: ErgoExpo Continues to Grow in Size and Importance - The National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo may not be the largest show for the industry, but it is the only one of its kind.
  •   Herman Miller Opens First Stand-Alone Retail Store in NYC - The store occupies 6,000 square feet on the ground and second floors of Herman Miller's multi-level presence at 251 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.
  •   Ergo Impact Launches LeanRite - At the National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo in Las Vegas last week, Ergo Impact, a new company focused on the healthy workplace, launched its first product, LeanRite, a perching/sitting/leaning product designed to get workers moving from position to position in the office.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Investing into Sales & Marketing, part 3
  •   Stephen Says - "Can Scruff Get a Man Fired?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Square
  •   BoF NEWS - GM Drives Furniture Reuse with Herman Miller
  •   BoF NEWS - Unique Furniture Shows Off SOHO Offerings
  •   AWARDED - OM's Truly. gets the hat trick
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from National Office Furniture, UnSit, Designtex, ERG & Brentano
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 16, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: NeoCon East: Did it Suffer from Post-Prez Hangover? - It was an important year for NeoCon East as the show, which moved to Philadelphia from Baltimore last year, tried to get its footing in a new location. Whether NeoCon East was a success this year depended on who you asked.
  •   Mükava Created to Make Your Tab Fab - The brand and its products started out in the U.S. market, but are beginning to be distributed in Europe and Asia.
  •   Not Everyone's Old: Millennial Starts Rep Group in Kentucky - The aging of the office furniture industry has a lot of executives wringing their hands about what they can do about bringing younger generations — and a different and new way of thinking — into the fold.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Investing into Sales & Marketing, part 2
  •   Stephen Says - "Hate Them Or Love Them, You Gotta Drink With Them" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - MOBI
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East: Did it Suffer from Post-Prez Hangover?
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East Keynotes Deliver Dose of Design
  •   BoF NEWS - DIRTT Posts Record Third Quarter Revenues
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from ErgoCentric, Trendway, Kimball, & Pallas
  •   SNAPSHOT - HCD - Healthcare Design Expo; BDNY - Boutique Design New York
  •   AWARDS - Latest winners
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 9, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: NeoCon East Kicks Off Todays - Last year was the first in Philadelphia, and exhibitors liked the venue change. There's more to do in Philadelphia outside the show, and it is easier to book a nice dinner than it was when the show was in Baltimore.
  •   Another Timeless Classic at Herman Miller - Gerb Kingma's accumulated knowledge of the company's culture, history and designs makes him an invaluable resource and mentor to Herman Miller's sales personnel in his role on the corporate customer experience team.
  •   Falcon to Introduce Kubo Sound-Absorbing Cubes at NeoCon East - Kubo works a lot like ceiling baffles, sound absorbing panels that are hung to reduce noise in a large room.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Investing into Sales & Marketing, part 1
  •   Stephen Says - "The Hiring Tap is Dry, but Only in the Off-Season?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - ING Bank
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East: The Region's Most Important Commercial Interiors Event Offers Insider Look at New Design Trend
  •   BoF NEWS - Rightsize Opens the Doors to a New Office in Downtown Milwaukee
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball Office Receives EDspaces Innovation Award
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New products from Allseating and Flos
  •   SNAPSHOT - Humanscale's PopUp Showroom
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 2, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Orgatec: Why It Still Matters - What you see on the massive trade show stands in Cologne literally defines how your office will be organized, outfitted and look, so it is important to watch the trends coming out of the fair.
  •   NeoCon East Offers Wealth of Smart Market Ready Solution - This year, 200 top companies will show a wide range of market-ready solutions spanning the workplace, health care, education, retail and hospitality sectors, as well as the largest concentration of products and services supported by the GSA.
  •   Vitra Outlines Work at Orgatec - To create Work, Vitra selected design, architecture and technology companies to share the exhibition space.
  •   FEATURE - Configura Holds Conference in Grand Rapids
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - The Conversation Cloud and Transparency
  •   Stephen Says - "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - DoubleDutch
  •   BoF NEWS - Orgatec Look Book
  •   BoF NEWS - The Desirable Dozen: 12 Products at Orgatec Worth a Look
  •   BoF NEWS - Over: Orgatec Ends On Positive Note
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball Posts Income "Best in 15 Years"
  •   BoF NEWS - Mondopad "Wows" in Meadows Office Interiors Installation
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East Will Deliver Powerful + Productive Industry Moment for the Northeast Region
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East - A Wealth of Smart Market Ready Solutions
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Flexsteel, Camira, National Office
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - October 26, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Orgatec 2016: Relevant and Fresh - Orgatec itself seems to be suffering slightly from a truly interconnected world. In the past, the show was a game changing event that defined the office for the two years that followed.
  •   Big (dark) Blue Works with Blu Dot - To make things easy for dealers, Steelcase is plugging Blu Dot into its Smart Tools software and order management system. Steelcase will take care of the logistics, getting the Blu Dot items to its customers through a single order with the rest of the Steelcase products.
  •   Remastering a Classic: Herman Miller Launches New Aeron - With the input of original co-designer Don Chadwick, and a team of scientists, engineers, materials specialists and researchers who worked on the project for over two years,
  •   FEATURE - What to look for at Orgatec
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - 7 Habits of Salesmasters
  •   Stephen Says - "The Louder the Mouth, The Younger the Officemate" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Pinterest
  •   BoF NEWS - Knoll Reports Continued Growth and Margin Expansion
  •   BoF NEWS - HNI Reports Earnings
  •   BoF NEWS - Herman Miller Launches New Aeron in NYC
  •   SNAPSHOT - KI Celebrates Dōni in Style!
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Aeron Reborn - Special Edition - BoF - October 20, 2016

 
  •   REMASTERING A CLASSIC: HERMAN MILLER LAUNCHES NEW AERON - The iconic Aeron chair, which for more than two decades has been the symbol of start-ups and creatives, is getting a major top-to-bottom overhaul that keeps the classic shape, but updates just about everything else on it.
    With the input of original co-designer Don Chadwick, and a team of scientists, engineers, materials specialists and researchers who worked on the project for over two years, Herman Miller has enhanced the chair by combining the latest insights since Aeron was first launched in 1994.

  •   THE PHENOMENON KNOWN AS AERON - When Herman Miller launched Aeron, the disruptively different chair design from the perfectly complementary minds of Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, all heaven broke loose.
    Despite a fair amount of focus-group dissonance and doubt, the chair debuted to approving, even awestruck throngs at Orgatec 1994. By the time I joined the Herman Miller communications team in the spring of 1998, Aeron had become an object of desire for many upwardly mobile office workers, as well as a reliable cash cow for Herman Miller’s employees and shareholders.

  •   FROM GERIATRIC INSPIRATION TO DESIGN CLASSIC: THE HISTORY OF THE AERON - Simply put, the Herman Miller Aeron chair is the most important piece of office furniture ever built.
    Herman Miller balked at what the designers first came up with, the Sarah chair, because, well, they didn’t know how to sell a high-end ergonomic chair for old people. So Stumpf and Chadwick went back to the drawing board.


Business of Furniture - October 19, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Orgatec 2016 Opens Next Week - The show is fully booked, even as organizers added to the exhibition area by 20 percent. And that's without the help of some of the largest brands in the industry that are not exhibiting at Orgatec for some odd reason.
  •   How do Baby Boomers and Millennials Thrive in the Same Workspace? - Despite an initial wave of culture shock from Generation Xers, the majority recognize that it ain't hip to be square anymore and are open to bridging the generational divide.
  •   Old World Craftsmanship Meets Tech Automation - How one artisan tile company is leveraging technology to change the game and fight the notion that they're "just" a commodity.
  •   FEATURE - Making Offices More Beautiful, One Slice at a Time
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Discontinuous Change and Transparency
  •   Stephen Says - "Are Friendly Hires Friendly Fire?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Apple
  •   BoF NEWS - A Unique Branding & Wayfinding Solution
  •   BoF NEWS - Herman Miller Recognized with Multiple Supplier Diversity Awards
  •   BoF NEWS - Meadows Office Interiors adds Director of Project Coordination and Director of Service Operations
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Source International, Falcon Products
  •   SNAPSHOT - Hon Launches Build, The Eyes have it
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - October 12, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: HNI to Close Paoli Plant in Orleans, Indiana - The plan is to begin phasing out the manufacturing operations in January. Some departments may leave the facility early in the year while others won’t be phased out until next fall.
  •   Allermuir Leads Senator into U.S. Market - Building its furniture in North America makes Senator much more price competitive than its European rivals.
  •   Big Box Explores Co-Working - Staples continues to expand its business services for store customers and online and on-the-go mobile and social apps, so it’s a natural evolution for the company to expand into co-working spaces, having found success already with in-store business centers.
  •   FEATURE - Davis Hopes Designers are Mindful of Zen
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - The Best-Laid Plans (part 2)
  •   Stephen Says - "Millennial Mayhem" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Instagram
  •   BoF NEWS - Safco to keep Mayline plant open
  •   BoF NEWS - Knoll Designs Featured in MoMA Exhibition How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
  •   BoF NEWS - The Rise of Co-working
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Hon, Brentano, Arc|Com
  •   SNAPSHOT - A day at the Zoo, Greenbuild, Road Trip for Storr Office
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - October 5, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Overseas Markets Wants to Open the World to Industry - North American brands are highly valued around the world, including products for the commercial interiors markets, which are consistently specified by architects and designers worldwide.
  •   Herman Miller alleges firm sold knock-off Eames products - For Herman Miller, the lawsuit comes as a part of the company's overall strategy to police and curtail unlawful use of its trademarks.
  •   Seating Inc. Puts Overstock to Good Use - On average, NAEIR members receive $18,000 worth of free merchandise each year.
  •   FEATURE - Chair Art Wows Furniture City During ArtPrize
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - The Best-Laid Plans
  •   Stephen Says - "Promises Lost" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Squarespace
  •   BoF NEWS - Vingerhoets to Lead Italian Unifor USA
  •   BoF NEWS - Interior Designers Understand the Value of Health and Wellness in the Built Environment
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Encore, Innovations & EKO
  •   SNAPSHOT - Interphase Interiors hosted Reggae on the Roof, Utrecht arm chair in production at the Cassina factory in Italy, Opening Today - Greenbuild
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - September 28, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Global Celebrates 50 by Positioning Itself for Next Half Century - Regardless of the Feldberg at the helm, Global's growth and success is a remarkable story.
  •   Bretford Explains Move Out of Furniture - It is getting out of furniture production and focusing instead on products that support technology.
  •   High Point Rolls Out Red Carpet to Hospitality Furniture - The idea for a special event within the High Point Market geared for the hospitality community arose from a focus group conducted during the April show.
  •   FEATURE - Distraction-Free Design is the Next Evolution of Your Workspace
  •   FEATURE - FlexJobs Announces Five Flexible Job Categories on the Rise
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - From a Different Point of View
  •   Stephen Says - "A New Job, A Satisfied Reader" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Fuhu
  •   BoF NEWS - Herman Miller Results
  •   BoF NEWS - Steelcase Results
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest from OM, Landscape Forms, Wilkhahn and Unika Vaev
  •   SNAPSHOT - KnollTextiles
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - September 21, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: It's Lights out for Kontor "the visual network for workplace design" - What happens when you take $10 million and a bunch of photos of workplaces? Apparently not much. Just ask the folks at Kontor.
  •   West Elm Workspaces Sweating the Details - In some ways, the trajectory of its product introductions is following a similar path to its launch into the contract office furniture market. West Elm, the retail furniture juggernaut, got into the office furniture industry because it couldn't find what it was looking for from anyone else.
  •   Lunchtime Yoga Sessions Lead to CubeFit - Workplace stress is a significant contributor to both health problems and costs. Americans are working longer and harder. Absenteeism due to job stress has escalated. It is urgent that companies lay a more holistic foundation for controlling organizational stress.
  •   EDITORIAL - What do YOU Have to Say?
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Communities of Trust
  •   Stephen Says - "From Diapers to Diapers: When Parents Become Our Children" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - McCann Offices
  •   BoF NEWS - Humanscale First to Hit Living Product Target
  •   BoF NEWS - Neutral Posture Wins Texas Business Star Award
  •   BoF NEWS - Survey: Open Plan Threatens Productivity; Worker Peace of Mind
  •   BoF NEWS - Tips for Cultivating a Happy Workplace
  •   BoF NEWS - Virco Reports Flat Sales
  •   BoF NEWS - HNI Corporation Updates Earnings Guidance For Third Quarter And Fiscal Year 2016
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest from Arconas
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - September 14, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: CIFF Shanghai, Take 2 - Regardless of how CIFF's fall edition made its way to Shanghai or how it was organized at the massive National Exhibition & Convention Center, the office furniture makers that took over three halls there did their part to advance the Chinese industry.
  •   Disrupting Industry Norms, The Neenan Company Pioneers Integrated Real Estate Strategy - Integration is the lifeblood of The Neenan Co.
  •   Is Yours a Great Place to Work? - Overall, great workplaces seem to run the gamut in terms of business types, and there aren't necessarily specific ones more attuned to creating better places to work.
  •   FEATURE - Welcome to China; Furniture shows like this don't start and succeed because there is a need. They start and succeed because this country wants CIFF to happen.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Sales Prevention Syndrome
  •   Stephen Says - "Email Libel Is Forever Libel" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   SNAPSHOTS - CIFF Shanghai, China
  •   SNAPSHOTS - KI Hosts San Francisco Showroom Opening
  •   SNAPSHOTS - Herman Miller
  •   PLACES - Pagerduty
  •   BoF NEWS - CIFF Shanghai Look Book
  •   BoF NEWS - Inscape Sales Surge in Latest Quarter
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball Finally unloads Post Falls, ID Factory
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Textiles
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - September 7, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Shanghai Set to Host CIFF; Launches with Party - The show runs Wednesday through Saturday with several of the 13 massive halls filled with office furniture. The rest of the show will be filled with everything else that has to do with furniture.
  •   New COLOR MUSE Device Provides Option for Exact Color Matching - The COLOR MUSE app is unlike other color apps in the marketplace today, most of which only show a manufacturer's product catalog.
  •   Durst is a Driving Force in Interior Design - Within the contract interiors industry, Durst is widely regarded as an eloquent and engaging advocate and ambassador for the design profession.
  •   FEATURE - Humanscale Makes Headway in Living Product Challenge
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - The Train Drain
  •   Stephen Says - "Seeing Through Glassdoors" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   SNAPSHOTS - InterContinental Hotel Shanghai, China
  •   BoF NEWS - Passing: KI Executive Norman Nance, 57
  •   BoF NEWS - Teknion Pursuing WELL Certification for its NYC and Toronto Showrooms
  •   BoF NEWS - Dekko Acquires Electri-Cable Assemblies
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - August 31, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: CIFF Ready to Kick Off in Shanghai - The show is expected to gather about 2,000 top brands from Asia and abroad. National Pavilions from countries include Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. Though it is not a show that is known for attracting North American visitors, both KI and Herman Miller exhibited in Shanghai last year.
  •   Former Herman Miller Executive Jack Schreur Named New CEO of FLOS USA - Schreur is known for his dedication and passion for design-focused home and office products.
  •   Senator Builds Brand in US with New Products - The company launched seven new products at NeoCon, including a chair specifically designed for the U.S. market that put the brand in a position to make great headway in North America.
  •   FEATURE - Scheduling Headaches Soothed by App
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - PPT – Pete's Why
  •   Stephen Says - "Making a Plan: How to Start Moving" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   SNAPSHOTS - Trendway Factory
  •   BoF NEWS - Charlotte, NC Steelcase Dealer buys another North Carolina-based Steelcase Dealer
  •   BoF NEWS - Allsteel Dealer Interiors Environments Expands to Denver via IE Connect
  •   BoF NEWS - Knoll Wins Inaugural Linny Award for Excellence in Product Design
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - August 24, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Safco adds Mayline and 'Robust Assortment' of Products - The acquisition of Mayline is a very strategic move for Safco.
  •   How the Election is Hurting the Industry (All Politics Aside) - Whether rational or not, the election does affect the business cycle. Some 60 percent of business economists say uncertainty about the November vote is damaging prospects for growth this year, according to a survey released in June.
  •   NELSON Announces Launch of Creative Tech & Media Workplace Design Practice - With a finger on the pulse of major metropolitan areas across the country, NELSON's launch of a dedicated TAMI practice continues to track the changing needs of this emerging sector.
  •   FEATURE - Via Wants to Rewrite Work Inside and Out
  •   FEATURE - Kinsler Drawn to Trendway 'Caring and Commitment'
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Digital Waves
  •   Stephen Says - "Finding Employees or Becoming Unemployed" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Process - "The Path to Leadership Through Mentoring" - by Scott Lesizza
  •   BoF NEWS - The July 2016 Furniture Industry Index is Solid - Over Three Years of Steady Growth
  •   BoF NEWS - Studio-Tag Launches
  •   BoF NEWS - Companies Who 'Care' Favored by 47% of American Workers
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - August 17, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Interior Design Group Outlines First Quarter Performance for Profession - Practitioner perspectives on current and future business conditions for the interior design industry are a helpful indicator of changes in the direction of economic activity.
  •   Three Ways the Generation Gap Affects the Design Industry - The Steelcase WorkLife Center at Columbus Circle was packed for the July forum hosted by the International Interior Design Association's (IIDA) New York Chapter.
  •   Thinking out of the box leads back to the box - People are stopping in their tracks as they pass through a vibrant Maryland city plaza and notice a distinctive structure that recently appeared.
  •   FEATURE - ERG Works to 'Perfect the Product,' Not Follow Fads
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - PPT – It's Not Just PowerPoint
  •   Stephen Says - "Work Stinks" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - HPFI Finishes Their Fiscal Year 2016 Strong
  •   BoF NEWS - President of OFM Recognized by Woodworking Network
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball Office, CMG Media sign leases at SL Green’s 215 Park Avenue South
  •   BoF NEWS - New Day Launches Education Division
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - August 10, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Dirtt Growth Continues - Revenue increased by $8.4 million, or 15.9%, for Q2 2016 compared with Q2 2015.
  •   New Book Outlines Healthy Workplace - Creating healthy workplaces is a relatively new area of emphasis, so the book also helps readers design the workplace for health by following new building standards like the WELL Building Standard to develop spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life.
  •   All-In-One Workstation Designed Around User - "Why hasn't someone made a workstation like this before? Because it is really hard," said Altwork co-founder and chief executive officer Che Voigt.
  •   FEATURE - Calligaris Moves Into Commercial
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Creating Customer Communities, Part 2
  •   Stephen Says - "Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Beautiful" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Ten demonstrable truths about the workplace you may not know
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon East Returns to Philadelphia
  •   BoF NEWS - First Office STAKS product series in CET Designer
  •   BoF NEWS - New from Magnuson, Smith & Fong, Humanscale, Brentano, Gunlocke, Arcadia
  •   SNAPSHOT - ConAgra Foods
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - August 3, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Sina Pearson Textiles is now part of Momentum Group - With Momentum Group, Sina Pearson will continue to design many more fabrics now unencumbered by the daily task of running a business.
  •   Choice in the Office Can Be Both Frightening and Tantilizing - What attendees discovered is that with choice and change comes a fair number of challenges -- for the designers trying to create the best spaces possible, the companies that hire designers to create their offices and for workers who inhabit them.
  •   Dyson Sets Sights on LED Lighting - Dyson designers are hard at work creating its Dyson Professional brand and products at its Chicago office, in the same building as Groupon that was built as the Montgomery Ward Catalog House, a fitting mix of Dyson history and young professionals in a hip office setting.
  •   FEATURE - The Business of Products
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Creating Customer Communities, Part 1
  •   Stephen Says - "Working on Planes, Trains, and in Automobiles" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Knoll Posts 9.7% Gain in Quarterly Sales
  •   BoF NEWS - Kimball International Reports Fourth Quarter / FY 2016
  •   BoF NEWS - Interface results: Second quarter sales in Americas business declined 6.0%
  •   BoF NEWS - Leggett Tops Q2 Earnings, Sales Lag; Revises Outlook
  •   SNAPSHOT - The Cloud
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - July 27, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: First Look Brings New Products to NYC - First Look is more exhibition than show since it is a single evening rather than a days-long event like NeoCon or Orgatec. And since it does present products shown at NeoCon, First Look is a bit of a misnomer. Yet First Look is just that for many in the New York design community who do not make the trek to Chicago.
  •   theMART is Evolving - This project is an adventure in designing public space that is functional for commuters, tenants and show spaces alike. TheMART is already a huge tech hub and the contract furniture epicenter, but could it be more?"
  •   Spec Practices the Golden Rule to Celebrate Silver Anniversary - Building a company and a solid reputation is never easy. The right mix of people and experiences is critical when a company is launched.
  •   FEATURE - Nextep Takes Active Design Seriously
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - The Transition to MethodWhy
  •   CoLaboration - Mike Dunlap - A Key to Often Hidden Savings
  •   Stephen Says - "Friends Forever" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - HNI Corporation Reports Double Digit Earnings Growth for Second Quarter as Sales Slide
  •   SNAPSHOT - Open Plan to the Extreme
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - July 20, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Rapson's Designs Come to Life in Leland's Thirty-Nine Collection - Ralph Rapson was a contemporary of some great designers, but he is perhaps better known for his groundbreaking work in architecture than his furniture designs; that's about to change.
  •   Gensler Survey finds Top Innovators Spend Less Time in Office; Have More Choices at Work - High-performing workplaces "create an ecosystem of innovation across organizations and is a crucial predictor of how innovative an employee sees their company to be."
  •   Shipping Rules Change: Here's What You Need To Know - Ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.
  •   FEATURE - Clarus is Bigger Than Just Glassboards
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Courting Insurgents or Giants?
  •   Stephen Says - "Work-Wife Worries" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Two Teknion Showrooms Receive LEED Platinum Certification
  •   BoF NEWS - National Office Furniture Headquarters Earns Green GOOD DESIGN Award
  •   SNAPSHOT - Cubicles Return?
  •   Industry Moments - Photos of the Week.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - July 13, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Enwork Acquires ERGO Contract Furniture - The addition of Ergo Contract brings with it more than 400 dealers around the U.S. that carry its line.
  •   National's VR Experience is Ultra Immersive - Users of the technology can tour the National corporate headquarters and get in-depth views of products through two unique experiences.
  •   Slyde Ped Proves There's Still a Need for Storage - Starting a manufacturing company from scratch has its challenges.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Just How Do I Get a Decision Made?
  •   Stephen Says - "They Love Me, They Love Me Not" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Gunlocke Puts a Fresh Face with a New Brand Direction
  •   BoF NEWS - Designtex Recognized by Cooper Hewitt
  •   BoF NEWS - Last Remaining Founding Partner of Three H Passes Away at 89
  •   PLACES - Equator Designs
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - July 6, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Meadows Office Interiors Explores Age-Neutral Design - Meadows Office Interiors is in the midst of a four-part series focused on major issues surrounding workplace design today.
  •   C.F. Stinson Announces Investment by BV Investment Partners - Stinson serves diverse commercial markets and a substantial percentage of its business is derived from the growing demands of the U.S. health care delivery industry.
  •   NeoCon 2016: The Year the Cubicle Disappeared? - This year perhaps marks the first year since the advent of systems furniture that it was difficult to find a cubicle in the Mart. But don’t be fooled. The cubicle has not yet disappeared.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Planning: Building a Culture of Intentional Action
  •   House Views - Melissa Skolnick - From the heart
  •   Stephen Says - "How to Lose a Job in Ten Days" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Office Depot Rebrands Workspace Interiors by Office Depot, Partners with Inscape
  •   BoF NEWS - Steelcase launches WorkLife Centre in Delhi
  •   BoF NEWS - WORKTECH Shows Softer Side of NYC Real Estate Industry
  •   RESEARCH - Knoll: Immersive Planning
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - June 29, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: Attention Amazon Shoppers - The impossible has happened! Herman Miller has made Amazon a distributor for some models of the company's task chairs - sold by and shipped by Amazon. What manufacturer will be next?
  •   Steelcase, Herman Miller and Inscape announce Financial Results - Steelcase was flat, Herman Miller up a bit, but it could be hammered by Brexit. Inscape? West Elm partnership appears to be working.
  •   E Ink Will Change the Way Space Looks - E Ink's technology is unique because Prism can instantly change the color of a wall, ceiling panel or an entire room at the flip of a switch. Programmable patterns and shapes also can be integrated to create designs or functions.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - What Has Lead Nurturing Got to do With Me?
  •   House Views - Todd Hardy - A Rookie's View of NeoCon
  •   Stephen Says - Sweat It: Why It's Worth Not Wearing Short Shorts to Work - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF NEWS - Herman Miller begins Direct Selling on Amazon
  •   BoF NEWS - Architectural Billing Reaches a 10-Month High in May
  •   PLACES - ASID's New HQ
  •   FEATURE - AMQ has Right Product for Time and Place
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds & Careers - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods, services and the top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - June 22, 2016

 
  •   UPFRONT: People Make NeoCon Shine - Many who attend NeoCon mistakenly see it as a product show. I've been to enough of them to recognize it as a people show. The real value of NeoCon is found in the connections made, dinners shared and friendships rekindled.
  •   BIFMA Breakfast Outlines Direction For Industry Trade Group - BIFMA Executive Director Tom Reardon outlined how the group can be more relevant, including participation in its revamped statistics program.
  •   With NeoCon Done, Time to Think of Orgatec - The show, which runs from Oct. 25-29 in Cologne, always has a theme and this year, Orgatec will tackle "New Visions of Work" and "Creativity".
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Who Is Your 'Best Customer?'
  •   CoLaboration - Mike Dunlap - A Veteran's Views of NeoCon
  •   Stephen Says - The Invisible Unemployed: Over 50 and Jobless - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   SNAPSHOTS - Moments of the Week
  •   BoF NEWS - People Make NeoCon Shine
  •   BoF NEWS - NeoCon 2016: Five Notable Carpet and Textile Trends
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - June 15, 2016 | Live from NeoCon

 
  •   Live From NeoCon Chicago - Still one more day left!
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: NeoCon in Full Swing in Chicago!
  •   Feature - The Mart Shows Off New Look at NeoCon
  •   Feature - What You Should See on the Last Day of NeoCon
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Navigating Digital Disruption: Part Two
  •   Stephen Says - Smartphone Storm: Why It's Alright that Your Employees Text at Work - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   SNAPSHOTS - Moments of the Week
  •   BoF NEWS - Lawsuit Against Herman Miller Alleges DWR Sale Never Happened
  •   BoF NEWS - Humanscale, SitOnIt and Bellow Press party like it's 1999
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - June 11, 2016 | NeoCon Special

 
  •   NeoCon 2016 Product Special - Over 130 Pages of Content!
  •   Featuring Products From: - Allsteel, American Seating, AMQ, Arper, Brentano, BuzziSpace, Camira, Carnegie, Chilewich, Coalesse, Community, Configura, Davis, DesignTex, DeskMakers, DIRTT, Egan, Encore, ERG International, ESI, Falcon, Flexsteel Commercial Office, Framery, Garrett Leather, Geiger, Global, GMi Companies, Groupe Lacasse, Gunlocke, Herman Miller, HON, Humanscale, Indiana Furniture, InMovement, Innovative Office Products, Inscape, ISE, JRB Studios, JSI, Keilhauer, KI, Kimball Office, Knoll, LightCorp, Luum, Magnuson Group, Momentum Textiles, National Office Furniture, Nemschoff, Okamura, OM (Office Master), Pallas, PS Furniture, Safco, Steelcase, Stylex, Teknion, Trendway, Turnstone, Via Seating, Versteel, Vitra, 2020, 3Form, and more!
  •   Welcome to Your 'Brain Book' - In a technical sense, what you are reading is a product guide. It is an expansive (though not entirely complete) listing of all the things you can see when NeoCon opens in a few days. But when you take a peek inside this issue of Business of Furniture, I ask that you look beyond the pictures of pretty products. Instead of thinking of this as a product guide, I ask that you consider what went into the products that grace these pages.
    Each photo, each description represents literally thousands of hours of design, engineering and marketing work, not to mention the work done by factory workers, support staff, accountants, lawyers and everyone who has a hand in making every single product that is shown at NeoCon. It also represents the beginning of the work for the sales staff, dealers and reps whose critical job is to sell what the industry has created to the world.
    This year, I'm going to try to look at NeoCon through fresh eyes, which makes sense, I suppose, since this is my first NeoCon as editor of Bellow Press and our publications, Business of Furniture and Workplaces magazine. Of course, that doesn't mean every new product has value. Some will be duds, to be sure. My colleagues and I are going to call them out. It would be unfair to those who really did innovate if we didn't. Still, I am going to respect and celebrate the work that went into every single new product introduced.
    - Rob Kirkbride
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.

Business of Furniture - June 8, 2016

 
  •   Pre NeoCon Weekly Issue - Over 111 Pages of Content!
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: What time is it? NeoCon Time!
  •   Feature - Steelcase Focuses on Employee Engagement at NeoCon 2016
  •   Feature - Things You Didn’t Know About Office Furniture Design
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Navigating Digital Disruption: Part One
  •   Stephen Says - Survival Guide to NeoCon - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   LAUNCHING - Suzanne Tick and Luum
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Steelcase
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Humanscale
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Gunlocke
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Wilkhahn
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Vitra
  •   NeoCon PREVIEW - Haworth
  •   SNAPSHOTS - Moments of the Week
  •   FEATURE - Things You Didn't Know About Office Furniture
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - June 1, 2016

 
  •   Feature - Neutral Posture's new Look
  •   Feature - Ligne Roset: 5 Generations and Still Innovating
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: The Mamava Lactation Pod is coming to NeoCon
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - In One Ear
  •   Stephen Says - Rolling Head: How to Rebuild Your Career - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   WORKPLACE HEALTH - Is Third Space Becoming the Primary Space?
  •   BoF News - Arborite Announces New American Acquisition
  •   BoF News - Clerkenwell Design Week Rocked London
  •   NeoCon First Looks - Mamava Lacation Pod
  •   HEALTHY WORKPLACE - The Value of Designing Healthy Workplaces
  •   LIGHT READING - Lamp Sales and Market Share in 2015
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Okamura's New Stool
  •   INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY - DIRTT Expands Virtual Reality and Residential Integration
  •   WORKPLACE TECH - More Fuel: Robin
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - May 25, 2016

 
  •   Feature - Falcon: CFGroup Brands Focus on Areas You Ignore
  •   Feature - Research Reveals Secret to Unharnessing Workplace Productivity
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: Clerkenwell Design Week Gets Underway in London
  •   Feature - CF Group's Thonet division and their Blog Collection
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - How Well are You Managing Your Client Pipeline?
  •   Stephen Says - NeoCon Dreams: How to Get Yourself to the Show - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   WORKPLACE HEALTH - To Sit or Stand? The Argument for Standing in the Workplace
  •   BoF News - Arborite Announces New American Acquisition
  •   BoF News - Charter Hosts Important Seminar ABout Succession Planning during NeoCon
  •   BoF News - RT London to Debut a New Room Solution Designed by Gensler
  •   BoF News - Configura releases CET Designer 7.0
  •   NeoCon First Looks - KI's Doni Chair
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Herman Miller's Keyn Chair
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - May 18, 2016

 
  •   Feature - NYC Rocks Design with ICFF and much more - LookBook
  •   Feature - Herman Miller Opens New York Flagship Showroom
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: The Mart Prepares for Your Arrival
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - Grunt Work: the Difference Between Winning & Losing
  •   CoLaboration - Jeremy Erard - Succession: Capture and Transfer that Knowledge
  •   Stephen Says - Befuddled Boston Boss - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - LinkedIn Chicago
  •   BoF News - Safco Products Company Acquires the Assets of Focal Upright Furniture
  •   BoF News - DIRTT Reports Flat 2016 1Q Results
  •   BoF News - Clerkenwell Design Week to Take Over London
  •   BoF News - Bouty Acquires ADI
  •   ECONOMICS - Interior Design Softens Slightly, Still Strong
  •   REAL ESTATE - Global Office Leasing Volumes Hold Up Despite Uncertainty
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - May 11, 2016

 
  •   Feature - ICFF is Bigger but Still Finding its Place
  •   Feature - No NeoCon Dud planned for Herman Miller this year
  •   Feature - Landscape Forms
  •   CoLaboration - Touchpoints and the Customer Experience - by Al Everett
  •   Stephen Says - Swallowing my Tongue and a McFlurry - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Gyro NYC
  •   BoF News - Camira Wins Queens Award
  •   BoF News - DIRTT Reports Flat 2016 1Q Results
  •   BoF News - Haworth Expands Dealership Presence in Phoenix
  •   ECONOMICS - Quarter of Two Halves gets 2016 Off to a Slow Start
  •   MAKERS - Trendway Forges a Nordic Connection with Iconic Danish Furniture Designers of Magnus Olesen
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: JENS RISOM@100 - Sunday, Mother's Day, Jens Risom celebrated his 100th birthday, having long ago achieved the status of the longest living Mid-Century furniture designer.
  •   BLOGGERLAND - The Natural Workplace Benefits of Daylighting
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - May 4, 2016

 
  •   COVER - New Potrero415 from Coalesse Gives Control to Designers
  •   Feature - Gunlocke Combines Traditions and Latest Technology to Build Furniture
  •   CoLaboration - Your Next Secret Weapon: Consider a Virtual Coach - by Al Everett
  •   Trending - Haworth's Fern First Look
  •   PLACES - Placester
  •   BoF News - Industry Vet Starts New Contract Company -- With a Twist
  •   BoF News - Arconas Adds to its European Products with Partnership
  •   BoF News - April Furniture Industry Index is Unchanged
  •   BoF News - Kimball Office makes a Strategic Investment in a Smart Technology Company
  •   INDUSTRY TECH - Configura Offers a Preview of its NeoCon 2016 Products
  •   MAKERS - Kimball Opens Boston Showroom
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: DICK RUCH In 1987 Dick Ruch was named Herman Miller CEO, the first person outside of the De Pree family to hold that title.
  •   BLOGGERLAND - The Natural Workplace Benefits of Daylighting
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - April 27, 2016

 
  •   COVER - Maars Living Walls Hires Industry Vet Craven; Sets Sights on North American Market
  •   Feature - An IGLOO for Work? Holmris Designs Next-Gen Work Hub
  •   CoLaboration - What happens if we Train our Sales Team? - by Al Everett
  •   Guest Views - Bringing College to the Workplace - by Dick Resch
  •   Trending - COACHELLA | Really BIG Chairs
  •   PLACES - South & Browse
  •   BoF News - Maars Living Walls Hires Industry Vet Craven; Sets Sights on North American Market.
  •   BoF News - Knoll Kicks off 2016 with Strong Growth and Margin Expansion
  •   BoF News - HNI Reports Double Digit Earnings Growth for First Quarter FY 2016
  •   BoF News - Here's Why Workrite Acquired ISE
  •   BoF News - Humanscale to Participate in Living Product Challenge
  •   BoF News - Virco Posts Stronger Results
  •   IDEA PEOPLE - Joey Ruiter
  •   MAKERS - B&B Celebrates 50
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: PATRICIA URQUIOLA Milan 2016
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - April 20, 2016

 
  •   Feature - Why iSaloni in Milan Matters
  •   Feature - Cross Market Influences
  •   CoLaboration - Love/Hate Relationships with Technology - by Al Everett
  •   Places - Hillshire Brands HQ
  •   Trending - MILAN | The Double Dream of Spring
  •   Trending - JLL Office Redo
  •   BoF News - MILAN Snapshots
  •   BoF News - Workrite Acquires ISE
  •   Reading Matter - 2016 Trends in the Workplace by Callison RTKL
  •   IDEAS - A Connected Chair?
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: ALBERTO MEDA
  •   Feature - FOLLOW UP: Haworth Acquires JANUS et Cie: Here’s Why.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - April 13, 2016

 
  •   Feature - LOGICDATA Builds New Austrian HQ on Innovation
  •   Feature - Using Big Data to Better Connect with People
  •   CoLaboration - Put on your track shoes! Are your Project teams ready? - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - Top Ten Mistakes - by Mike Dunlap
  •   CoLaboration - Trends in Talent Management & Development - by Jeremy Erard
  •   Places - Medill at Northwestern
  •   Trending - MILAN | Boring Collection
  •   Trending - JLL Office Redo
  •   BoF News - Haworth Acquires JANUS et Cie for Poltrona Frau Group
  •   BoF News - U.S. Office Vacancy Inches Up Slightly in Q1 2016
  •   Reading - Diversity and Design: Why Gender, Equality, and Multidisciplinary thinking are essential to Business
  •   SNEAK PEAK NeoCon - A quick look of what's coming
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: CARLO RATTI
  •   Feature - THIS WEEK: Buongiorno from iSaloni in Milan
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - Q1 2016 In Review

 

  Quarter One In Reivew - The Best of BoF from January - March, 2016

New publications about predicting change, not just watching it / Deb Bailey: Take nothing for granted / Sales' love-hate relationship with technology / Finding Talent Requires Strategy / Stephen Says / Ten "S" (teps) Toward the "OotF" / Losing Control of Your Brand / Stop Poaching my Employees! / Develop Your Most Important Asset: Your People / Ergonomics Faces Future With More Handhelds, Fewer Desks / Sales vs Marketing? The Internet has Changed that Relationship Forever / JRB Studio completes the design circle / In2Design's experience benefits growing customer base / West Elm Workspace takes industry by storm / The future of coworking / National learns from its own new HQ experience / DWR's dynamic duo:Edelman & McPhee / FluidStance is on the Level (and hopes you are too) / Tech startup PointDrive picks furniture close to home / Folkert Goes Big, Goes Bold / Industry Can Learn From The Coworking Movement / AV can add to a Dealer's Bottom Line / Where's Your ShowroomR? Everywhere / Group Dekko: Supplier to Budding Tech Company / Emory University connects with Backbone / HDR Chicago / IDEO has joined the creative kyu collective, a unit of Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings / Studio Wise Uses Expertise in Specials to Create New Lines / Reflections on Groupe Lacasse turning 60 from its CEO / MOI Moves to New D.C. NoMa Showroom / idesk, Cherryman make a Splash on Silicon Beach in L.A. / Stir unveils new Product / The Backlash Against Collaboration / Melissa Price Helps Detroit Pop / Artopex showrooms / PWV Takes Carpets to New (Corporate) Levels / Dauphin Retools for the North American Market / History is Important but OM is Ready for the Next 30 Years / And Much More!

Business of Furniture - April 6, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - Say 'Why' Not 'What' - by Al Everett
  •   Places - Malwarebytes
  •   Places + People - Vitra, Hadid, Fehlbaum
  •   BoF News - Staples makes a stab at becoming a coworking place
  •   BoF News - New Trends for Asia Arrive at CIFF
  •   BoF News - LOOK BOOK CIFF
  •   BoF News - The Real Cost of Chinese-made Furniture (and everything else)
  •   BoF News - Lane Office Relocates
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: Zaha Hadid
  •   Feature - THIS WEEK: New Trends for Asia Arrive at CIFF
  •   Feature - Keilhauer Goes 'Poufy'
  •   Feature - Have you Tested your NeoCon Introductions yet?
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - March 30, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - Client Transparency: The Secret Sauce - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - Ten “S” (teps) Toward the “OotF” - by Mike Dunlap
  •   CoLaboration - What to do When Talent Departs - by Jeremy Erard
  •   Trending - Gen Z & Workplace
  •   Places - Condé Nast
  •   BoF News - Wall-to-wall, booth-to-booth BoF is on the ground in China.
  •   BoF News - Indiana Furniture has a new President
  •   BoF News - ESI has a new President
  •   BoF News - Humanscale enters Architectural Lighting sector
  •   BoF News - NeoCon 2016 Educational Programs
  •   BoF News - Vocon Adds NYC Director with Diverse Background
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: Suzanne Tick is off to a great start in 2016.
  •   Feature - THIS WEEK: CIFF Shows Asian Wave is Coming: Ride it or be Swallowed by it
  •   Cover - History is Important but OM is Ready for the Next 30 Years
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - March 23, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - Losing Control of Your Brand - by Al Everett
  •   Trending - Allermuir new UK showroom
  •   Places - GustoMSC Schiedam
  •   BoF News - Herman Miller Results
  •   BoF News - Steelcase Results
  •   BoF News - DIRTT Results
  •   BoF News - Vocon Adds NYC Director with Diverse Background
  •   BoF News - Configura Holds GR Confab
  •   Crowd Funding - Feazer
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: Mogens hits pay DIRTT
  •   Feature - THIS WEEK: The Eyes of the Furniture Industry are On Guangzhou for CIFF
  •   Cover - Dauphin Retools for the North American Market
  •   Products - New products this week
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - March 16, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - The Honeymoon is Over: Why Clients Fire You - by Al Everett
  •   Blogged - Virtual Office: Definition
  •   Places - Horizon Media Expansion
  •   BoF News - Inscape Sales Climb 36% in Latest Quarter
  •   BoF News - Swedish Furniture Firm ROL USA Plans Major Expansion
  •   BoF News - KI Hosts Active Design Charrette for Designers and Students
  •   Crowd Funding - The Edge Fold-up Desk
  •   Feature - UPFRONT: Hackett gets picked up by Ford
  •   Feature - Wilkhahn Leader Focused on Growing Brand in North America
  •   Cover - PWV Takes Carpets to New (Corporate) Levels
  •   Products - New products this week from Steelcase & Actiu
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - March 9, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - More Cars and Chairs - by Mike Dunlap
  •   CoLaboration - Settling for Maintenance Level - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - Develop Your Most Important Asset: Your People - by Jeremy Erard
  •   BoF News - Workrite Ergonomics Celebrates 25th Anniversary
  •   BoF News - Steelcase Updates Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2016
  •   Showrooms - Artopex showrooms in Quebec City and Montreal
  •   Feature - How Gen Z Will Affect the Workplace
  •   Cover - Melissa Price Helps Detroit Pop
  •   Products - New products this week from Gunlocke, ergoCentric, Light Corp and Camira
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - March 2, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - Sales vs Marketing? The Internet has Changed that Relationship Forever - by Al Everett
  •   BoF News - Steelcase Issues Trend Report (The Findings Will Shock You)
  •   BoF News - Boenigk Diversifies to Grow Neutral Posture.
  •   Feature - idesk, Cherryman make a Splash on Silicon Beach in L.A.
  •   Feature - Stir unveils new Product
  •   Feature - The Backlash Against Collaboration
  •   Products - New products this week from HPFi and Brentano
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - February 24, 2016

 
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   CoLaboration - Dr. Deming, Quality, and Sales - by Al Everett
  •   BoF News - Steelcase: A Decade of Recognition in Fortune Magazine's 'Most Admired' Companies Survey
  •   BoF News - KI Goes Big in China
  •   BoF News - January Architecture Billings Index Dips into Negative Territory
  •   BoF News - 2016 Workplace Report from Ted Moudis Associates
  •   BoF News - Contract Furniture Spotted at TED 2016 in Vancouver
  •   Feature - CEO Reflects as Groupe Lacasse Turns 60
  •   Feature - MOI Moves to New D.C. NoMa Showroom
  •   Feature - Teknion Opens Redesigned Showroom in Bangalore, India
  •   Blogged - Collaborative vs. Private Office - via Gunlocke
  •   Blogged - The Evolution of Activity-based Design via OFS Brands
  •   Products - New products this week from Humanscale, OFM, Wilkhahn and Bentley
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - February 17, 2016

 
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   CoLaboration - Let the Stars Shine - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - Talent Profiles: A Tool That Brings Clarity to Talent Selection - by Jeremy Erard
  •   BoF News - Ideo's news is symptomatic of a shifting landscape that has prompted many design consultancies to reassess their business strategy.
  •   BoF News - Haworth Reports Sales Growth in 2015
  •   BoF News - Knoll Reports Strong Operating Margins and Profits
  •   BoF News - HNI Reports Office Furniture Sales Decline in Latest Quarter
  •   Feature - HDR Settles in 'Seat of Chicago Architecture'
  •   Feature - Studio Wise Uses Expertise in Specials to Create New Lines
  •   Opinion / Research - An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions. Research on Flexible Working
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - February 10, 2016

 
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Major Events - A preview of the upcoming large industry events.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   CoLaboration - The Cost of 2010 - Style Sales Effectiveness - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - Cruising along with cars and chairs - by Mike Dunlap
  •   BoF News - Kimball's Second Quarter Provides Proof of a Broad Rebound
  •   Feature - Emory University connects with KI's Backbone
  •   BoF News - Survey Shows Industry Remains on Solid Ground
  •   Products - Our roundup of this week's latest product introductions.
  •   BoF News - Coverage of the just completed IMOB Show in Istanbul
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - February 3, 2016

 
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our o ice furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   CoLaboration - Differentiate Your Brand: The No Product Zone - by Al Everett
  •   CoLaboration - February marks time to set serious goals - by Jeremy Erard
  •   BoF News - First Product from combined ErgoTech, Innovative Office Products Acquisition
  •   Healthcare - Where ever you look in the world of contract interiors, you’re likely to find Mogens Smed.
  •   BoF News - LOGICDATA Adds New North American President
  •   Showrooms - KI heads trade the other way by opening a showroom in Beijing.
  •   BoF News - Economic report out of the UK shows growth to continue for a while longer.
  •   Feature - ShowroomR is the latest disruptive idea to hit the office furniture industry.
  •   Feature - Group Dekko: Supplier to Budding Tech Company
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.

Business of Furniture - January 27, 2016

 
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our o ice furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   BIFMA KEYNOTE - Ben Casnocha believes there is a dishonest conversation going on between workers and the companies that employ them.
  •   BoF NEWS - Leaders in the office furniture industry gathered last week for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association Leadership Conference, now called 360°, in Austin, Texas.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   CoLaboration - Today's CRM is Not Just for Sales - by Al Everett
  •   BoF NEWS - BIFMA Leadership Conference Messes with Texas.
  •   Folkert goes Big, goes Bold - At the age of 37, with almost 16 years of experience at Bold, Todd Folkert leads a team of 130 employees.
  •   News - BIFMA Keynote wants you to take "Tour of Duty".
  •   Industry can learn from the Coworking Movement - As the coworking revolution takes hold, it will have a big e ect on the landscape of the future workplace.
  •   AV can add to a Dealers Bottom Line - AV is an opportunity for dealer growth at a time when even a little growth is difficult to find.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The Global Marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The Global Marketplace for top workplace furniture talent.
  •   Over 72 Pages of Content in our Fourth Issue!


Business of Furniture - January 20, 2016

 
  •   CoLaboration - Weekly columns by Al Everett and Jeremy Erard. Why Do Sales Teams Struggle With Acquiring New Business? | Finding Talent Requires Strategy
  •   BoF NEWS - Leaders in the office furniture industry are gathering today for the Business and International Furniture Manufacturers Association Leadership Conference, now called 360°, in Austin, Texas, to discuss one of the most pressing problems this group of executives will face: attracting and retaining talent.
  •   Feature - This impressive young company was looking for an office furniture company with the same commitment to moving fast and creating products that work well and are adaptive. They didn't have to look far.
  •   Feature - Ergonomics Faces Future with more Handhelds, fewer Desks.
  •   Feature - Let's face it. The office furniture industry is small potatoes when it comes to custom technology products.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The global marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The global marketplace for top furniture industry talent.
  •   Over 62+ Pages of Content in our Third Issue!


Business of Furniture - January 13, 2016

 
 
  •   CoLaboration - Sales' love-hate relationship with technology - Al Everett.
  •   No room at the Inn Mart - If you are looking for exhibit space in the Mart for NeoCon, you're pretty much out of luck.
  •   The Lead - North American Office Furniture Trends - Lots of interesting whiteboard research to use in your next meeting.
  •   Why CES is so important for office furniture - Every year the giant show becomes more and more relevant to the office furniture industry.
  •   DWR's Dynamic Duo: Edelman and McPhee - The two running DWR have developed a remarkable yin-yang kinship.
  •   FluidStance is on the Level - Level is the only product on the market today that allows the body to move in three dimensions.
  •   JRB Studio completes the design circle - While JRB Studio is entering the casegoods market with the Marker Collection, it is certainly not abandoning its roots.
  •   Industry Portfolio - A look at how our office furniture manufacturing rich stock portfolio is doing this week.
  •   Hutch - Our weekly industry centered cartoon of thought and reason.
  •   Industry Events - Looking to attend an industry function this year? We've compiled a complete list of what's happening.
  •   The Stream - A curated look around the web at this week's most compelling articles and blogs.
  •   Stephen Says - Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Industry Pulse - Late-breaking news and career changes in the industry.
  •   Industry Classifieds - The global marketplace for workplace furniture goods and services.
  •   Industry Careers - The global marketplace for top furniture industry talent.
  •   Over 60+ Pages of Content in our Second Issue!


Business of Furniture - January 6, 2016

  •   Free Reading Today - Our Inaugural Issue Celebration!

  •   It's 2016 - let's get down to the Business of Furniture
  •   Mike Dunlap, Jeremy Erard and Al Everett with timely and important industry columns.
  •   Headhunter and industry guru Stephen Viscusi steps up to answer your career questions.
  •   Teknion's stunning new Toronto showroom
  •   CES: Humanscale and software partner hit Vegas
  •   West Elm Workspace takes the industry by storm
  •   American wood furniture grows in London
  •   National learns from its own new HQ experience
  •   The Business of Furniture profiles 34-year industry veteran Deb Bailey.
  •   Industry Pulse & Industry Careers
  •   Over 125+ Pages of Content in our Inaugural Issue!


 

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