Business of Furniture - June 13, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: Ready, Set, Show - NeoCon: The Press Day Preview, Part One - KI Wall made its mark at NeoCon 2024 with a showing of its architectural pods and walls focusing on seamlessly integrating into contemporary spaces in a functional yet visually enticing way.
  •   Stephen Says - "Is It Time To Put "Term Limits" on Regional Managers?" - by Stephen Viscusi - But here's my real takeaway from this year's NeoCon; Manufacturers and dealers alike want all their salespeople back to work in the office five days a week.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: FCA Celebrates 70 Years of Architectural Excellence and Innovation - One of Philadelphia's oldest established design firms, FCA has expanded over the last seven decades from a regional practice into a nationally-recognized design powerhouse, with a prominent reputation for success across the healthcare, medical equipment planning, commercial and workplace, higher education, life science, and urban planning sectors.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: Humanscale's 'Connected' Exhibit at Fulton Market Design Days 2024 - Held in the new Chicago showroom, this year's exhibit provided exclusive previews of Diffrient Lounge, Float Micro, and Freedom 25th Anniversary Signature Edition.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A Bold New Spectrum for Play: Herman Miller Gaming Launches New Colors & Redesigned Headrest for Vantum Gaming Chair - Herman Miller Gaming debuts a refreshed Vantum Gaming Chair, now available in four bold new colors and a redesigned headrest for even easier adjustments on this versatile chair.
  •   UPFRONT: HBF Textiles Introduced Memorable at NeoCon - Memorable is a must-see collection designed by Mary Jo Miller.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Stylex Announced Notable Collaborations and Launched Three Dynamic Products at NeoCon - All three product launches are manufactured in the U.S. with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability with BIFMA LEVEL and Greenguard certification, supported by a 10-year performance warranty.
  •   Photo Log: Groupe Lacasse, Floor 10 - Discover the Collective Movement.
  •   Enwork Redesigned Showroom, Debuted Trio Of Innovative Products - Enwork's showroom centerpiece - VOU - is a stunning addition to Enwork's conference table offering.
  •   HAT Collective Introduced New Monitor Arm, E5, at NeoCon - "When we designed the E5, our goal was to make it all-encompassing and to make every aspect simple, from specification to installation to user configuration."
  •   Thinkspace Brings HushFree Acoustic Collection of Booths to North America with NeoCon Debut - Class A acoustics, mood lighting, ventilation and room availability features at an affordable price are workspace game changers. Three models offer exceptional acoustic comfort for individuals, teamwork, meetings.
  •   EzoBord Unveils Concept Product Space Featuring Acoustic Ceiling and Wall Solutions - INtainer Delivers an Innovative and Inspirational Design Experience.
  •   Kimball International Announces Grand Opening of New NYC Showroom - Located at the entrance of the dynamic Flatiron District, the space is dedicated to showcasing Kimball International's comprehensive array of workplace, education, and healthcare furniture solutions.
  •   Photo Log: Fulton Market Design Days and NeoCon 2024 - Complete editorial coverage coming throughout the remainder of June and all of July, with in-depth analysis of all the events in Chicago, along with industry reactions, including an overview of each event and the big winners.
  •   Bjelin Unveils Striking Contrast Collection - These powerhouse floors, made with European, FSC-certified wood from Croatia, are available in an XL format and a Nature grading.
  •   Steelcase and Logitech Introduce Extended Reality Experience Ocular View - Leaders in hybrid collaboration and technology create more realistic virtual connections for better meetings in the office.
  •   Room & Board for Business Returned to Neocon with Four New Product Launches - New Products Included Two Modern Lounge Chairs and Two Durable Outdoor Collections
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | 2/90 Sign Systems is seeking Independent Sales Reps forUpstate New York, Pacific region (excludes California), and Mountain region (includes Idaho, Montana only). EVERY facility needs wayfinding signage! Read more on page 96.
  •   PLACES - Bupa Acıbadem Offices – Istanbul | The open office area is arranged to maximize natural light, enhancing the natural lighting of the workspace.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Spectorgroup Announces Retirement of Sergio Baluyut / Clear Design Updates Lookbook with Inspiring New Visuals / Hooker Furnishings Positions Itself For Contract & Hospitality Growth / The 3rd ORGATEC TOKYO - Envisioning the Future of the Workplace through the Power of Design - Over 40,000 Visitors Gather as Scale Expands
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - June 6, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: New Year, New NeoCon: A Pre-Show Interview Reveals Insights on this Year's Edition - "Since people aren't together as frequently as they were pre-pandemic, the importance of these annual gatherings is even more important to the industry."
  •   Stephen Says - "Dealers: Visit Your "Open Line" Manufacturers During Neocon!" - by Stephen Viscusi - As a dealer sales rep, the open lines were the products I was most able to sell, especially to my smaller customers, and I made the most amount of gross profit margin on those manufacturers.
  •   Kimball International's Chicago Showroom Focuses on Lifestyle Amenities During Fulton Market Design Days - The rise of Lifestyle Amenities marks a new era for ancillary spaces, blending convenience with purpose to enrich work, learning, and health on a personal level.
  •   Humanscale Sets New Sustainability Standard with its Chicago Showroom - The street-level space embodies Humanscale's minimal aesthetic and features large circular architectural volumes, framing and accentuating the brand's hero products, including the iconic Freedom Chair.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: AIS Opens Beautiful Third Floor Showroom, Previews New Solutions, and Features Concepts in Development - A Season of Growth: Non-Stop Energy Surrounds AIS as Their Commitment to Dealers Strengthens.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: Creating a Future in Motion Together: LOGICDATA and JIECANG Head to NeoCon 2024 - Both brands will highlight their product ranges, including the OEM-optimized OPTIMUS Program.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Patricia McCaul, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Rottet Studio Receives Drexel 100 Award - McCaul has been with Rottet Studio since its inception in May 2008.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Fellowes Contract Interiors Announces Enhancements to Volo Modular Wall Product - The new enhancements will be available for specification and order shortly after Design Days in Q3 2024.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: KFI Studios Names Director of Sales and Director of A&D Sales & Development - "We've made remarkable strides in expanding our brand and sales in recent years, and we are thrilled to have Kevin join our team to continue our momentum."
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Creative Office Resources Welcomes New SVP to New England Sales Team - Avellaneda brings nearly two decades of experience in sales and customer service, having previously excelled in both the manufacturing and dealer sides of the industry.
  •   AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Allsteel's Admix Tables Win 2024 Architizer's A+Product Awards Popular Choice in Contract Furniture Category - The award-winning series was designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind, ideal for multi-purpose spaces and teams in hybrid settings.
  •   AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Fantini Design Awards Officially Open for Submission - Three projects will be selected as winners by a panel of judges, and one representative per winning project will receive a 4-day, all-expenses paid trip to Casa Fantini/Lake Time resort.
  •   UPFRONT: Concept 400E from Groupe Lacasse is now on CET - Concept 400E gives you an abundance of forms, components and finishes.
  •   Landscape Forms Expands Popular Americana & Harvest Collections - The new range of Harvest tables is designed with the element of elevated togetherness in mind, applying the communal nature of a round table to a wider range of outdoor experiences.
  •   Omni Workspace Welcomes Geri Hieronymus as Regional Vice President - Omni's distinctive brands, including Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, Emerald Blue, Meso, and Turnkey Project Services, serve organizations in many ways, all with a focus on delivering superior products and services.
  •   Timi is Redefining Modern Office Furniture at the ARC in Chicago - Join us in Chicago at the ARC Showroom at 404 North May Street to experience the transformative potential of Timi.
  •   ICFF Ends With Major Applause From The Show Floor - ICFF thanks its partners who also hosted their awards on the show floor this year: Adorno, ASID NY Metro, Be Original Americas, Female Design Council, and IFDA.
  •   Kimball International's Kolo Pods Accredited as a Certified Autism Resource - Designed to offer a quiet space within open environments, the Kolo Pod is an ideal solution for learning, working, and healing spaces.
  •   AIS Honored for Workforce Development and Productivity at Annual Manufacturing Excellence Event - Award highlights the many training, engagement, and outreach programs that cultivate and support the company's diverse workforce.
  •   NaughtOne Debuts Morse Curved Modules for Award-Winning Morse Table System and More at NeoCon - NaughtOne invites guests to imagine endless design opportunities through the brand's "World of Possibilities."
  •   Fellowes Expands Its Portfolio with Launch of Markerboard Line-Up - Through the Fellowes Markerboard ID program, easy-to-specify custom sizes, special colors, and digital prints are available, allowing customers to create unique and beautiful writing surfaces.
  •   ULTRAFABRICS AT 25 YEARS: The Brand Announces its Volar Bio Line has Doubled its Sustainable Content - At the Sustainability Lab Ultrafabrics will show Kajihara's trial-and-error textile samples using various bio-based experiments.
  •   HBF Unveils Layered, Lively Refresh in Their NYC Showroom - The main showroom was designed to be open and airy, with high ceilings and large windows maximizing the natural light.
  •   Hightower Turns 21 and Looks to the Future for NeoCon - The latest and greatest from Hightower will be featured during NeoCon in the company's showroom in theMART, 1110.
  •   Scandinavian Spaces NeoCon Product Launch - New product introductions expand multiple product categories.
  •   New In Classifieds - ARTOPEX IS LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURER SALES REPRESENTATIVE | Artopex a leading manufacturer of office furniture offering everything under one roof including laminate case goods, systems furniture, seating, and metal storage is seeking dynamic sales-oriented manufacturer sales representation to join our team for the following territories: Philadelphia, Eastern & Central PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and for the San Antonio & Austin markets. Read more on page 124.
  •   New In Classifieds - JOIN ERGOCENTRIC'S GROWING SALES TEAM! | Are you passionate about enhancing workplace wellness and productivity through high-quality ergonomic solutions? Read more on page 125.
  •   PLACES - Danone Offices – Sofia | For employees to feel attached and comfortable as well as for visitors to recognize Danone's identity and feel accustomed with company's values.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Heller Launches the Fortune Chair / DEDON Launches the KIDA Armchair / Luum Expands Graded In Partnerships / Allsteel 'Tell Me More' Podcast: Change Management for the Evolving and Intentional Workplace / Anthros at Fulton Market During Design Days / Ethnicraft Launches the PI Dining Chair / Designtex Debuts the Joy Collection / Visit the Ligne Roset Showroom / 9to5 Seating Levels Up: New BIFMA Rating / Concertex: Hanabi in Collaboration with Elodie Blanchard / TPG Architecture Celebrates its 45 Year Legacy / HBF Debuts the KUBI Lounge Collection
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 30, 2024

 
  •   Stephen Says - "Getting Ready For NeoCon and Design Days! Are you ready?" - by Stephen Viscusi - Old topic, new response. The response is somewhat new because, you're right, with the growth of Design Days and major manufacturers in other locations, it is much more difficult than pretending you're going to take an extra-long restroom break, to show your face to the competitors.
  •   Days Away: The Future of Design Takes Shape at NeoCon 2024 - The Latest Solutions Redefining Commercial Interiors Prioritize People & Planet
  •   Falcon Celebrates Their 55th NeoCon with a Powerful List of New Products - Falcon has recently engaged in a new partnership with Italian wood chair designers expanding their selection with fresh, leading edge wood chair designs.
  •   The Fortune Chair by JUMBO at Design Within Reach - JUMBO's First Project for Heller Invites Joy, Luck, and a Modern Sensibility to Indoor and Outdoor Spaces Alike
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: WCS – Driving the Industry Forward with Superior Visualization and Order Management Tools - WCS is a developer of 3D CPQ product configurators, designed to help manufacturers showcase products in fresh, engaging ways for end-customers and designers, while streamlining the sales process for dealers and sales rep groups.
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Design with Impact: MillerKnoll Collective of Brands Welcomes Design Professionals and Enthusiasts to Showrooms for Fulton Market Design Days - With 70,000+ square feet of showroom and retail space, this year's exposition highlights leading sustainability work, test lab innovation and debut products across lifestyle, office and beyond.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: AMQ Solutions Expands Sales Team with Addition of Two New Territory Managers - "AMQ's ongoing growth in the SMB market is driving the expansion of our sales team."
  •   UPFRONT: Modern Design Elements Meet Rustic Appeal in emuamericas' Sid Outdoor Furniture Collection - The Sid collection offers an array of aluminum finishes and wood visuals for specification, including an all-weather wicker option.
  •   Celebrating the Success of HD Expo + Conference 2024 - More than 11,000 total attendees and 600 exhibitors came together for three days of discovery, learning, and networking.
  •   Studio TK Presents Bevy Mobile, a Multipurpose Table Encouraging Accidental Encounters - Bevy Mobile redefines the possibilities of dynamic workspaces, fostering collaboration, creativity, and innovation in every setting.
  •   The Mitchell Group Debuts NetZERO: the Industry's First Water-based Coated Fabric Made with ZERO Chemical Solvents - In addition to the absence of organic solvents, both the process and the product are free of chemical flame retardants, antimicrobial additives, formaldehyde, Bisphenol A, heavy metals, phthalates, plasticizers, PVC and PFAS.
  •   Interface Releases 2024 Design Trend Index - New Report Captures Evolving Trends and Growing Need for Customization Capabilities in Commercial Design
  •   FLEXMIRROR Reflects Next Wave of Design at ICFF in Manhattan - Reflective finishes are among the few architectural details that can instantly create a new sense of space that is both larger and brighter.
  •   Introducing 6 Stunning Wood Look Acoustic Colors - Elevate Your Space with Nature-Inspired Acoustic Solutions
  •   Original BTC Expands Global Presence with Munich Showroom Opening - The British DNA of Original BTC brings a fascinating fusion of timeless elegance and practical functionality to traditional German interior design.
  •   The Good Plastic Company Expands Market Presence With Strategic Partnerships Across North America - The Sustainable Materials Manufacturer Adds Eleven Independent Rep Groups
  •   Okamura Introduces a Major Showroom Redesign for NeoCon + a New Global Brand, "To the Last Detail" - "To the last detail." encapsulates Okamura's unique philosophy of accumulating meticulous care and attention to detail, even in areas invisible to the eye, such as the product's back, its finer details, and the production process. Okamura has continued to produce high-quality products that result from its exquisite craftsmanship, rooted in the development of ultra-precision machinery such as aircraft, and the Japanese aesthetic sense of respect for nature and consideration for others.
  •   JLL U.S. and Canada Design Trends and Cost Guide - New workplace standards demand an evolution of office design- JLL's annual design trends and cost guide finds a shift toward hybrid work practices and prioritization of sustainability goals is impacting office design and fit-out cost.
  •   Rhode Island School of Design Grad Show 2024 Opens at the Rhode Island Convention Center - Graduate study at RISD brings together artists, designers and thinkers from around the world to research, experiment, create and push theIR possibilities.
  •   New In Classifieds - ARTOPEX IS LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURER SALES REPRESENTATIVE | Artopex a leading manufacturer of office furniture offering everything under one roof including laminate case goods, systems furniture, seating, and metal storage is seeking dynamic sales-oriented manufacturer sales representation to join our team for the following territories: Philadelphia, Eastern & Central PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and for the San Antonio & Austin markets. Read more on page 152.
  •   New In Classifieds - JOIN ERGOCENTRIC'S GROWING SALES TEAM! | Are you passionate about enhancing workplace wellness and productivity through high-quality ergonomic solutions? Read more on page 153.
  •   PLACES - ESOFT Offices – Hanoi | The whole area stands out with its simple and convenient layout, reflecting the youthful spirit and professionalism of the business.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Landscape Forms Appoints Jessica Varner as Business Development Representative for Alberta & Saskatchewan, Canada / Aceray's Tana Seating Line Combines Modern Design with Customizable Comfort / Berco Designs' Website Got an Upgrade - Now Features the Oasis Berco Office Pods / SMPS-NY Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence at Annual Liberty Ball / LINAK Desk Panel Wins Prestigious iF Design Award
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 23, 2024

 
  •   Thoughtful Design Is on the Mind as ICFF Heads Back to the Javits (by Stefanie Schwalb) - "The boundaries are breaking down or being challenged between work and home—indoors and outdoors. We've always been about that, crossing those boundaries and producing things have more than one function."
  •   Stephen Says - "Steelcase Dealer Sold! Was I Dreaming?" - by Stephen Viscusi - Many of the dealerships that were either Herman Miller or Knoll that were acquired have retained joint sales forces. However, just as many of those dealer salespeople have jumped out of the MillerKnoll family and joined a Steelcase dealer or a Haworth dealer.
  •   Photo Tour: Clerkenwell Design Week... That's a Wrap on #CDW2024! - Thank you to all who have visited, collaborated, exhibited, sponsored and celebrated! We look forward to seeing you next year.
  •   Formaspace to Showcase the Future of Lab at NeoCon 2024 - Formaspace is comprised of artisans, engineers, and innovators and it's practice is rooted in the traditions of industrial design.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Office Resources Expands Reach in Alabama with Acquisition of OFC Birmingham Operations - The acquisition of the OFC Workscapes operations enables ORI to enhance its furniture, architectural, and technology solutions, further expanding its comprehensive range of contract furniture and services across Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
  •   BRAND SPOTLIGHT: BOLD Furniture is Now BOLD+, Launching at NeoCon 2024 - New brand will leverage its expanded and integrated capabilities to serve the contract furniture market.
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Cyncly Brings Complete Software Solutions for Dealers and Manufacturers to NeoCon 2024 - 3CAD, a highly customizable visual configure, price, quote (vCPQ) solution, makes its first appearance at NeoCon.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: AIS Ramps Up Sales Team with the Addition of Five Territory Managers Across Regions - Company's Growth Amplified by New Products, Market Visibility, and Dealer-Centric Approach
  •   UPFRONT: The Float Mini: A Workplace Sit/Stand Solution From Humanscale - The Float Mini offers optional caster wheels allowing mobility and flexibility for the user.
  •   New Global Workplace Report Highlights the Transformational Shift from Employee Presence to Workplace Experience - With Insights From 16,000+ Global Office Workers, Gensler's Most Extensive Study Yet Uncovers the Strategies That Define Today's Top-Performing Work Environments
  •   J+J Flooring's Latest Collections and Salone de Mobile Giveaway Among Highlights of Design Days 2024 - "When we made the decision to move our showroom operations to the Fulton Market Design District, we did it with the intention of enhancing the customer experience in an established but fresh environment teeming with creativity and innovation."
  •   Luum Introduces Twist on a Classic - Combining the depth and beauty of woven textiles with the performance of coated materials, Herringbone Hybrid offers the best of both worlds to seating.
  •   Rising Monitor Arm Series Wins the Red Dot Design Award - The "Red Dot" design award has been an international symbol of quality design for more than 60 years.
  •   Furniture that Inspires Human Connection - New from Carl Hansen & Son and Rikke Frost - Carl Hansen & Son is expanding the Sideways Series by Danish designer Rikke Frost with a lounge chair and coffee table that stand out for their organic shapes and natural materials.
  •   Luum Introduces Twist on a Classic - Combining the depth and beauty of woven textiles with the performance of coated materials, Herringbone Hybrid offers the best of both worlds to seating.
  •   Carnegie Acoustic Solutions Introduces Four New Xorel Artform Products - The First Update to Xorel Artform in Three Years, These Patent-Pending Products Make Up the Hyper Stretch Launch
  •   A 1980s Denver Office Building Gets A Modern Revamp - Revitalizing Amenities through Artistic Façades and Eclectic Design
  •   Science Fiction Design: From Space Age to Metaverse - Now at the Vitra Design Museum until May 11, 2025
  •   HNI Corporation Announces Plant Consolidation - The decision will impact approximately 200 production and operations members in Hickory.
  •   New In Classifieds - ARTOPEX IS LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURER SALES REPRESENTATIVE | Artopex a leading manufacturer of office furniture offering everything under one roof including laminate case goods, systems furniture, seating, and metal storage is seeking dynamic sales-oriented manufacturer sales representation to join our team for the following territories: Philadelphia, Eastern & Central PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and for the San Antonio & Austin markets. Read more on page 144.
  •   New In Classifieds - JOIN ERGOCENTRIC'S GROWING SALES TEAM! | Are you passionate about enhancing workplace wellness and productivity through high-quality ergonomic solutions? Read more on page 145.
  •   PLACES - Konjac Rice Company Offices – Jawa | A focal point of the fourth floor is the expansive lounge area, elevated to new heights of luxury with the addition of a grand void and modern oversized pendant lights.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Clear Design Adds Campano Collection to Product Overview Brochure / Beyond the Classroom (New CEU from Ghent) / Journey of a Textile with Mayer Fabrics (IDCEC CEU) / FLOR Launches New Area Rug Styles to Usher in the Summer Season / Arcadia and Encore to Unveil Newly Expanded Showroom During NeoCon 2024
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 16, 2024

 
  •   Stephen Says - "Hire Slow, Fire Fast!" - by Stephen Viscusi - It is much easier to make a bad hire then leaders are often willing to admit. Good managers, the ones who their bosses like, are the ones who follow my formula of hiring slow and firing fast.
  •   HB Workplaces Unveils New Headquarters at Baltic Pointe - HB Workplaces continues to lead by example in the regional architecture and design community.
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: 9to5 Seating at NeoCon: Celebrating the Past with Big Plans for the Future - Exciting new products mark big anniversaries.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Solomon Coyle Releases YE2023 Financial Benchmarking Results - Dealer Average Operating Profit Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
  •   Designing a New Frontier in Seattle's Urban Core - Graphite has four more mixed-use projects under construction in the neighborhood, which will add nearly 2M square feet of commercial, retail, and residential space.
  •   Hendrick Adds Some Flavor to Krispy Krunchy Chicken's Headquarters - "Krispy Krunchy Chicken's new surroundings are a testament to the successful fusion of design and branding, creating an inviting and inspiring environment that resonates with everyone who encounters it."
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Discover The Intentional Office at the Allsteel Experience Center During Chicago's Fulton Market Design Days - "We are dedicated to crafting intentional offices that adapt to the evolving work dynamics."
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Environments at Work Unveils the AT WORK COLLABORATIVE - The AWC family of brands collectively provides a multifaceted portfolio delivering furniture, architectural products, and specialty construction solutions for both interior and exterior projects and services clients across multiple practice disciplines regionally and nationally.
  •   UPFRONT: Designing for Wellbeing: Humanscale x Hames Sharley's Path to Workplace Innovation - Humanscale and Hames Sharley were tasked with the challenge of blending the past and present with modern design elements.
  •   IIDA Announces Recipients of the 2024 Member Of the Year and Student Of the Year Awards - The award includes a $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by OFS, and a complimentary one-year IIDA membership.
  •   Featured at Clerkenwell Design Week - Product Launches, Round Tables, Workshops, Panel Talks, Anniversaries & Estonian Pastries - Discover what is happening at Clerkenwell Design Week 2024.
  •   Tangram Interiors Opens Lubbock Office Led By Texas Tech Alumna - "Lubbock and West Texas are deep-rooted communities and have been a priority for Tangram since entering the Texas market."
  •   3form and Ringo Studio Partner to Launch Bold New Dreamscape Collection - 3form's design team and Madelynn Ringo dream up ethereal palette in first-of-its-kind collaboration.
  •   Configura Unveils Transformative Updates with 15.0 Major Release - The new Quick Chain Dimensions and Quick Measure Mode tools make dimensioning faster and more intuitive.
  •   Coverings 2024 Propels Industry Growth and Inspires Next Generation Professionals - Coverings is the largest and preeminent ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and exposition in the United States and North America. It features exhibitors from 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world, with more than 1,000 exhibitors.
  •   Tell Me More Podcast Introduces 'Crafted for Today's Leaders': A Gunlocke Mini-Series. - Tell Me More – a podcast that explores the world of design and innovation, and the intersection of work and life. In each episode, Allsteel experts and industry leaders unravel the stories behind innovative workplace solutions and share the secrets to crafting spaces that inspire productivity, collaboration, and well-being.
  •   Artaic Launches Revolutionary Mosaic Manufacturing Robot, Apollo - Artaic partnered with BOLD Laser Automation CEO, Todd Lizotte, for the development of Apollo, along with support from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) and Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC), and numerous tile suppliers.
  •   Tuuci Named Best of Competition in the 2024 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards - The Ocean Master Voilare Parasols Win in the Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture Category.
  •   Graphite Design Group Introduces Brand Experience Ideation Studio - Graphite Design Group is a Seattle-based design firm recognized for crafting people-focused integrated environments that elegantly solve complex problems. Their diverse portfolio spans office, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use typologies, serving a broad clientele from boutique retail spaces to $400M development projects.
  •   Luxxbox Introduces illi Bon – A "Mini Marvel of Acoustics and Light" - With soft PET outer gills and a high-output LED, Illi Bon offers enhanced performance in a smaller package, making it perfect for spaces with size constraints or clustered arrangements. Whether you're seeking a solo statement piece or a beautifully balanced environment, Illi Bon is the perfect choice for unique design aspirations.
  •   Gearing Up for ORGATEC 2024: More Top Brands Join the List of Exhibitors - ORGATEC has reaffirmed its status as the leading international trade fair for the future of work with impressive registration figures. A host of high-quality brands have confirmed their participation, including major industry players from the flooring, lighting, furnishing and acoustics segments.
  •   MG2 Acquires Portland, Oregon-based Studio C Architecture - Architects Brian Bennett and Jim Walker join MG2 as Principals.
  •   IIDA College of Fellows Announces 2024 Inductees - Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor given by IIDA to its professional members.
  •   New In Classifieds - ARTOPEX IS LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURER SALES REPRESENTATIVE | Artopex a leading manufacturer of office furniture offering everything under one roof including laminate case goods, systems furniture, seating, and metal storage is seeking dynamic sales-oriented manufacturer sales representation to join our team for the following territories: Philadelphia, Eastern & Central PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and for the San Antonio & Austin markets. Read more on page 128.
  •   New In Classifieds - JOIN ERGOCENTRIC'S GROWING SALES TEAM! | Are you passionate about enhancing workplace wellness and productivity through high-quality ergonomic solutions? Read more on page 129.
  •   PLACES - doTerra Brasil Offices – Joinville, Brazil | This company space also has several areas for informal meetings such as "casulos", armchairs and informal spaces.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - The Mitchell Group Names Roslyn Muney as Director of Brand Strategies / Nemo Tile + Stone Unveils Redesigned Website for Enriched User Experience / DEDON Receives Top Honors at HD Expo 2024 / Fellowes Contract Interiors Launches Netta Wire Management Solution / HNI Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend / Craftsmanship and Clean Lines Converge in Aceray's Mira Line of Seating / SDI Design Welcomes Mardi Najafi as Principal, Retail and Hospitality / Introducing Calidon Tables by Global / Jamie Stern Announces Winners of Design Competition
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 9, 2024

 
  •   Installnet Hits Major Sustainability Milestone, Diverting 50 Million Pounds of Unused Office Furniture from Landfill - Growing demand for reuse serves communities across North America. In 2012, Installnet created the Ecoserv program to help divert workplace waste from landfills. Ecoserv provides the processes, standards and metrics needed to assure commercial furniture and assets remain in circulation through reuse, delivering value to customers and the community. Page 130.
  •   HON Cofi Seating: The Chair That Goes Above and Beyond - The sophisticated seating solution features a refined design, detailed stitching, and premium materials for a remarkably elevated feel.
  •   Stephen Says - "Residential Is the New Contract and It’s As Hot As Gender Neutral Restrooms" - by Stephen Viscusi - When you interview, be prepared to hear the word "iconic" thrown around a lot. That's code for we have not created anything new lately, so help us keep selling the chair and ottoman created in 1956.
  •   NeoCon 2024 Unveils Engaging Lineup Of Events And Experiences - Featuring Immersive Installations, Networking Opportunities, Emerging Talent, and Sustainability Showcases.
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Fulton Market Design District Preparing for Flagship Design Days Events - More Than 35 Iconic Design Brands Have Joined Together to Welcome Design Professionals and Enthusiasts to the Neighborhood, June 10–12
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Artcobell Awarded Additional Patent for NXT MOV Seating's Distinctive Design and Function - "The realm of classroom chair design hasn't dramatically changed over the last few decades, so this is quite an accomplishment for us as a manufacturer."
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: AIS Welcomes Showroom Manager and Designer to New Third Floor Space at The Mart - Sophie Palma Joins the AIS Midwest Team in Advance of NeoCon
  •   UPFRONT: Empowering the Hybrid Workspace: Humanscale's Impactful Collaboration with NFP - Humanscale's Path Task chairs were a key element of the integration, designed for comfort and built sustainably.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: BIFMA Monthly Learning Series: 2024 Sustainability Trends in Interior Design with ASID - This is a live virtual learning opportunity for our members, designers, buyers, educators, and anyone interested in furniture for the built environment.
  •   Design Pool Returns to NeoCon with Two New Collections - In addition to introducing NeoCon attendees to their unique online platform and showing them how to use it, Design Pool will be launching two new collections.
  •   American Craft: Room & Board x True Residential Unveil Innovative Design Portfolio for Commercial and Residential Sectors - Two American-made brands launch collections of durable indoor and outdoor products with integrated refrigeration.
  •   LightArt Achieves Industry First With 100% Recycled Clear Coil Collection - The evolution of the Coil family embodies LightArt's commitment to sustainability and pursuit of zero-waste manufacturing.
  •   KFI Studios Introduces Loci - A Collection of Sustainable Tables Designed with Collaboration in Mind
  •   Camira: Three New Appointments for our North American Division - Camira Group has strengthened its sales and business development teams through the addition of three new direct hires within the contract and hospitality segments.
  •   Ethnicraft Receives Top Honors at HD Expo 2024 - In addition to its eye-catching aesthetic benefits, the Geometric Console can be used for both display purposes or for storage in a multitude of environments including reception areas, office spaces, hotel lobbies, restaurants, libraries and more.
  •   The Sound of Silen at This Years' Clerkenwell Design Week - Sustainability takes center stage in what Silen produces, with all their products being CarbonNeutral certified.
  •   FilzFelt Launches Two Nature-Inspired Acoustic Wall Designs: Grain and Reeds - "The large, floor-to-ceiling felt panels with their organically curved lines, reminiscent of wooden structures and plants, bring a sense of natural surfaces and structures to interiors," said Bernd Benninghoff, designer of Grain and Reeds.
  •   Kimball International Announces Research that Connects Culture, Belonging, and Sensory Design - Kimball International partnered with Ipsos, a global leader in market research, and Arigami, a distinguished interdisciplinary research team, to study how sensory design and furniture can make people feel like they belong.
  •   EVÖK Collection x eRTA Cabinet by Makellos Cabinetry and Threespine Core's Revolutionary Click Furniture Technology - Threespine makes furniture assembly easy, fast and fail-safe. The result is flawless, long-lasting furniture with precise angles and no visible holes.
  •   Ultrafabrics Welcomes Amanda Bylsma and Kimberly Peoples to Sales Leadership Team - These appointments appointment reflect Ultrafabrics' commitment to providing innovative solutions and superior service to all of its partners and clients.
  •   Studio TK Takes Home Gold at the 2024 Indigo Design Award - This is the second win for Studio TK and creative agency Tolleson's "Santé: Designed by Patrick Norguet" video.
  •   Herman Miller Celebrates new Branding and Latest Archival Releases with "Picnic on Park" Event During NYCxDESIGN - A standalone print edition of Ideas magazine and the release of Hot Dog Picnic Poster by Steve Frykholm (1973) are the latest expressions of the brand's refreshed identity and rich design history.
  •   Koelnmesse and dmg events Join Forces To Boost the Middle East Exhibition Scene - This groundbreaking alliance between dmg events and Koelnmesse underscores their commitment to advancing the exhibition landscape in the Middle East.
  •   MillerKnoll Honored with 2024 SEAL Business Sustainability Award - Company recognized for material innovations and designing out waste from products and packaging.
  •   The Office of the Future at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 - The distinction between office design and home design is disappearing. Because any place, today, can become a workspace, preferably with the comfort and warmth of a home.
  •   DIRTT Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results - Revenue of $40.8 million in the first quarter of 2024, up 11% compared to the first quarter of 2023.
  •   New In Classifieds - Regional Sales Manager, East with AMQ | The Regional Sales Manager reports to AMQ's Vice President, Sales and is responsible for ensuring the organization's sales and revenue are managed, developed and leveraged to their fullest potential within the assigned region. Read more on page 156.
  •   PLACES - On Running Offices – Shanghai | To ensure that employees have dedicated spaces for deep concentration, M Moser also introduced seasonally themed focus areas – spring/summer and autumn/winter.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Landscape Forms Appoints Deborah Myers as Business Development Representative for New England Region / emuamericas Showcases Re-Trouvé — a Furniture Collection Designed by Patricia Urquiola / HON Announces Top Sales Distinction Awards to Industry-leading Dealer Partners / Brent Capron Joins Corgan as NY Interiors Studio Design Director / Interface Wins Communicator Awards for Carpet Collection and Sustainability Results / NELSON Worldwide Welcomes New Team Members Across Practices / Pulp Studio Announces Partnership with Bethany Fischer of PPSI / HOLLY HUNT Reintroduces Vladimir Kagan's Earliest Designs / Tarkett Grows Source One Team / AHF Products Relaunches Armstrong Flooring MedinPure PVC-Free Homogeneous Sheet with Diamond 10 Technology Coating
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 2, 2024

 
  •   Stephen Says - "Unemployed and Underappreciated" - by Stephen Viscusi - People looking for a job, especially when they're unemployed, presume that any kind of placement service can help them find a job. They can't. It does not make you less desirable because you're unemployed. But there is a bias against paying a fee for a candidate that is unemployed by a hiring authority.
  •   UNDISPUTED EXPERTISE: SOLOMON COYLE - Solving the Mystery of Business Development | When it comes to complex opportunities it's now the norm that sellers come into the purchasing process later, must work with more stakeholders, timelines have shortened, and there is a need to understand the potential client's business issues.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: 9to5 Seating Refreshes Brand on 20th Anniversary - Reimagined brand embraces its roots and launches a groundbreaking vision of the future.
  •   New ASID Research Highlights Trends in Interior Design Salaries, Benefits and Hiring Practices - Firms that understand evolving employee expectations, prioritize employee engagement and invest in their people can create a virtuous cycle that improves their ability to attract, develop and retain talent.
  •   Trends and Innovations on Display at ORGATEC 2024 - The office furnishing sector is increasingly adopting a circular approach, viewing this as a competitive advantage.
  •   2024-Q1 Solomon Coyle Market Outlook Report Now Available - Distributors Indicate Robust Pipeline, Forecast Increase in Bookings
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Room & Board Celebrates Transition to 100% Employee Ownership - The American-made furniture retailer introduces its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: Transforming Workplaces: Unveiling a New Showroom Experience at NeoCon 2024 - Come Together in Design with Ghent
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Hendrick's Christopher J. Heard Recognized by Auburn University as Black Alumni Award Recipient - Chris was nominated for the prestigious award by the College of Architecture, Design and Construction for his demonstrated involvement and commitment to the university.
  •   UPFRONT: In Case You Missed It: Humanscale's Webinar on The Real Story on Circularity and Furniture - Humanscale's circularity webinar provided awareness of the effects of the furniture industry, and insight into connecting product life cycles.
  •   Clear Design Launches KIVA Line - Transform break rooms with modern, bentwood, café-style seating.
  •   The Island Privacy Pod by Himark Innovative Products - Introducing the Island Privacy Pod by Himark Innovative Products, a premium product with industry-leading features in acoustics, ventilation, modularity, and ease of installation.
  •   Experience the Pinnacle of Textile Innovation and Luxury with Brentano at Fulton Market Design Days - Brentano to showcase all new PVC-Free wallcovering options, 100% recyclable product and PFAS-Free textiles at the 2024 Fulton Market Design Days in their West Fulton Market Showroom.
  •   Encore Elevates Mayland Collection with Refind Wood Frame Options - Mayland brings versatility far beyond its conventional role, with design elements that span all models for seamless integration, the possibilities for creating stunning visual combinations are endless.
  •   NELSON Worldwide Promotes David Crotty and Brad Ewing to National Practice Leaders, Civic & Justice - Crotty and Ewing's elevations to national leaders reflect their outstanding individual contributions and underscore NELSON's dedication.
  •   Steelcase Opens Dallas WorkLife Center - With an emphasis on sustainability and the wellbeing of modern workers, the showroom is designed to function as a major hub for the organization.
  •   Architecture Firm Billings Soften Further in March According to AIA/Deltek ABI - The AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index reported a score of 43.6 for the month of March, indicating business conditions continue to soften for architecture firms.
  •   Built Environment Thought Leaders Discuss Pathways to Circular Economy at Tarkett's Third Annual Circularity Summit - "Sharing diverse perspectives on challenges that matter to us all is vital in developing sustainable solutions."
  •   Georgia Full-service Furniture and Interior Solutions Dealer Announces Ownership Growth - Corporate Environment's Next Chapter: Ownership Growth Signals Bold New Direction
  •   markilux Introduces the MX-679 Underglass Awning - In keeping with markilux's commitment to individuality, the MX-679 offers an expansive array of customization options, spanning a palette of eight frame colors, lighting options, and seven fabric choices.
  •   HNI Corporation Reports First Quarter 2024 Results - Strong earnings growth driven by Workplace Furnishings profit transformation.
  •   New In Classifieds - Regional Sales Manager, East with AMQ | The Regional Sales Manager reports to AMQ's Vice President, Sales and is responsible for ensuring the organization's sales and revenue are managed, developed and leveraged to their fullest potential within the assigned region. Read more on page 116.
  •   PLACES - DSK Bank Offices – Sofia | The newly designed interior of DSK Bank encapsulates a harmonious blend of functionality, modernity, and elegance.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - RBW Launches First-Ever Collaboration with Little Wing Lee / Avanto Welcomes Mark Goldman as Director of Business Strategy and Customer Experience / RIVA Spain and AIA Miami Announce the RIVA Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Design, First Prize is a Trip for Two to Spain / American Pacific Group Announces Partnership with C.F. Stinson / Teknion Corporation Achieves Milestone Approval for "Near-Term Science Based Targets" by Science Based Targets Initiative
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 25, 2024

 
  •   Stephen Says - "I Was Looking For A Salesperson and I've Been Catfished!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Never let a candidate's personal reference or the referral of the person who gave them to you, no matter how much you respect that person, influence you to being starry eyed regarding a candidate.
  •   UNDISPUTED EXPERTISE: SOLOMON COYLE - Unleashing Profit Potential: A Data-Driven Approach to Business Success | Recognizing a real profit improvement opportunity for your business is exciting. As an owner, principal, or other leader, you might ask yourself, where is our profit improvement opportunity?
  •   Transforming Health Sciences Education - A Case Study of Tangram Interiors' Biophilic Design and Collaborative Spaces at the University of California Irvine
  •   Transforming Workplace Accessibility with Connectrac's Solutions - The Flex Raceway System is an innovative floor-based power and data distribution system for interior spaces.
  •   EVENT SPOTLIGHT: IIDA NY Celebrates Inaugural Career Night - Students, Emerging Professionals Connect with Leading NYC-Based Architecture & Design Firms
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Fräsch Launches FAZR Linear Wood Acoustic Ceiling Solution - "We're excited to deliver another acoustic solution to the market that checks all the boxes when it comes to benefits offered by PET while also integrating the trusted Rockfon system," said Gary Nightingale, Fräsch founder and president.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Landscape Forms Appoints Scott Black as Business Development Representative - A seasoned professional with over 23 years of experience in landscape architecture, Black's expertise spans a diverse range of projects including corporate campuses, green infrastructure, regional commercial centers, residential estates, streetscape enhancements, and urban parks.
  •   UPFRONT: Fellowes Earns WELL Certification for Design & Experience Center - Beyond product demonstration, the center serves as a collaborative hub for designers, architects, dealers, and end users.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: IIDA NY to Host Cassi Chandler at Annual Leaders Breakfast - Motivational Leadership Expert To Address Design Community in Keynote Speech
  •   A Record 2024: The Salone del Mobile.Milano Closes +20.2% - A bumper year for trade operators too with a 28.6% increase, and a total of 370,824 visitors, 53.9% from abroad.
  •   NELSON Worldwide Repositions Colonial Warehouse in Minneapolis with New Lounge Amenity - The lounge design draws inspiration from the building's industrial roots, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass, an intricate mesh ceiling, and versatile seating arrangements.
  •   A 'Diffrient' Perspective: Freedom Chair Turns 25 - Humanscale Celebrates 25 Years of Design, Innovation and Sustainability at Clerkenwell Design Week.
  •   Knoll Honored the Past and Looks to the Future of Design at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2024 - Designed by Belgian architecture practice OFFICE, the Knoll pavilion was built with repurposed and recycled materials. It envisioned residential life through a sequence of intimate spaces and elegant flower gardens.
  •   Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 Introduce Zeph Side Chair to Enliven and Add Comfort to Shared Workspaces - Zeph Side Chair brings new applications to the colorful and ergonomic collection, providing a full family of seating that works together.
  •   Introducing Catifa Carta: The Sustainable Chair Of Tomorrow, by Arper and PaperShell - "This milestone marks not only a triumph in design, but also a significant step forward in our journey towards a more sustainable future," said Roberto Monti.
  •   Nemo Tile + Stone Debuts Park Avenue, an Elegant Porcelain Tile Collection - Inspired by the illustrious and prestigious Park Avenue in New York's Upper East Side, Nemo Tile + Stone's latest porcelain tile collection of the same name brings a timeless and contemporary aesthetic to interior surfaces.
  •   Aiming for Wide Impact, Dyer Brown Adds Key Designer in Southeast - "Every space has a measurable impact on the state of mind of the people within it. I'm really fortunate to be contributing to that with my Dyer Brown colleagues."
  •   Watson Furniture Welcomes Danielle Bowman as New Regional Leader of Market Development - In her new capacity, Danielle will spearhead the growth, management, and ROI tracking of new dealer- based programs, implementing strategies to drive business in the marketplace.
  •   NYCxDESIGN Festival Releases 2024 Programming and Events Guide - The acclaimed design week returns May 16-23, to host eight days of inspiration and creativity with the global design community.
  •   Keilhauer's 2024 Corporate Sustainability Report Inspires and Informs - Guided by the company ethos of Design That Sustains, the 2024 report features stories about new beginnings, carbon neutral product development, world-class sustainable facilities and more.
  •   2024 Best of Neocon Jury Announced - Leading Industry Experts Set to Evaluate Hundreds of New Product Submissions
  •   Interface Commits to Absolute Emission Reduction Efforts to Solve Climate Crisis - Sustainability Leader Updates Carbon Plan to Meet Ambitious Climate Goals
  •   Mohawk Industries Reports Q1 Results - Flooring North America Segment sales declined 5.6% versus the prior year.
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | Maverick Desk is a leading manufacturer in modern office furniture solutions. We are expanding our sales team and are seeking independent sales representation to develop new business opportunities in select U.S. territories. Read more on page 144.
  •   PLACES - AT4 Offices – Valencia | With an open, agile, and flexible character, these areas lack hierarchies and can be used according to the daily activity of the company and its employees.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - //3877 Increases New York Presence with Addition of Interior Designer / Loftwall's Latest Tool Answers the Age-Old Question: Is It Just Me Or Is This Office Really Loud? / Humanscale's Active Pony Achieves A Red Dot Award / New Mayer Patterns: Kinsey, Porter, & Sketch / Invi Air Revolutionizes Diffusers with Integrated Lighting
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 18, 2024

 
  •   From The Show: 62nd Edition Salone del Mobile.Milano - The aim of the 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is to produce lasting value for its exhibitors, to create top quality experiences and generate synaesthesia and cultural short- circuits for all.
  •   Stephen Says - "Talent Acquisition Department is Killing Our Sales!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Don't assume that just because your company has a talent acquisition department that they're not open to using outside recruiters. It's up to you and your regional managers to advocate to human resources that you feel they need to supplement themselves with an aggressive outside resource.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 9to5 Seating Launches Sustainable Stacking Standout HÅG Celi - Innovative motion seating uses inBalance® technology for increased productivity.
  •   Humanscale Earns B Corp Certification, Reinforcing Longstanding Leadership in Sustainability - Achieving B Corp Certification demonstrates the company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
  •   Allseating Launches Allora, Designed to Redefine In-Between Spaces - In Partnership with ScagnellatoFerrarese+Masiero, Allora Elevates Guest Seating from Lobbies to Cafeterias
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sunon's First Overseas Factory Officially Launched, A Model of Chinese-Mexican Cooperation - Adhering to the company mission of "Trust, Collaboration, Morality, Experience", Sunon values employee differences, advocates cultural diversity, provides equal opportunities for all employees, and focuses on empowering women.
  •   GREEN SPOTLIGHT: Keilhauer Celebrates a Decade of Being One of Canada's Greenest Employers - The North American furniture manufacturer has been recognized for their dedicated sustainability programs and practices for the tenth consecutive year.
  •   UPFRONT: Discover The Real Story on Circularity and Furniture Webinar, Hosted by Humanscale for Earth Month - This webinar will highlight best practices for furniture decommissioning, share insights into commercial furniture lifecycles and the challenges of disposition, and offer practical tips through case studies.
  •   Small Changes, Big Impact: Making the Office Come to Life - Spaces that are lit appropriately relative to the type of work taking place can also improve their occupants' mood and energy levels, thereby enhancing productivity and general job satisfaction.
  •   Tarkett Launches non-PVC Resilient Flooring Collection with Superior Performance - Furthering Tarkett's holistic approach to sustainability, Collective Pursuit is LBC Red List Free and, like all Tarkett North America floors, is ortho-phthalate–free.
  •   Kall L & XL, by Kettal Studio - The Kall family is available in several sizes. "S" is the most basic and standard, with space for a stool, "M" accommodates a low armchair, and "L" is 30 cm wider and allows a swivel armchair to be installed as if it were a lounge room, for a much more relaxed working posture. And then there is the four-seater "XL" version.
  •   The HON Workspace | Chicago Location to Open June 10-12 - Explore the new workspace featuring HON's latest and award-winning products at 350 N. Orleans in Chicago, across from THE MART.
  •   Introducing Prima Vista By Bentley - Bentley Debuts New Signature Brand with Custom Artisan Wool Area Rugs for Commercial Interiors
  •   Andreu World Unveils New Product Collaborations During Milan Design Week, Including for the Outdoors - Patricia Urquiola will present, in the Milan showroom, the extension of the Bolete BIO® modular sofa system, introducing new chair designs and a table for multipurpose and outdoor use, as well as the new Brezal sofa.
  •   OFGO STUDIO Introduces SAVOY, a New Collection for Evolving Workspaces - Thoughtfully designed to inspire your vision and adapt to the current and future workplace.
  •   Portals Connect by Spacestor - A Customizable, Single-User Video Call Booth - Portals is a flexible family of protected working spaces connected to the buzz, but with sufficient privacy and space to complete productive work, and hold private conversations.
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | Maverick Desk is a leading manufacturer in modern office furniture solutions. We are expanding our sales team and are seeking independent sales representation to develop new business opportunities in select U.S. territories. Read more on page 148.
  •   PLACES - Citi Bank Offices – Montevideo | LGD Arquitectos redesigned Citi Bank's offices in Uruguay with a local and eco-friendly approach, creating themed "neighborhoods" inspired by protected areas and incorporating local artist interventions.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - HNI Corporation Receives DOE Better Project Award / Pallas Textiles Unveils the Mantra Collection: Design-Driven, Versatile, and Human-Centered / NEO Architectural Lighting Launches The Flindt Project Contest / The Idyllic Collection from Concertex - An Ode To Our Inner Sanctuary
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 11, 2024

 
  •   Humanscale's New Collection is Elevating Meetings Everywhere - The leading manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic solutions fosters connectivity, collaboration, and active work practices.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Landscape Forms and Industrial Facility Introduce Plains & Pods - Two Complementary Products Inspiring Flexible, Multi-Functional Space Design
  •   Stephen Says - "Outdoor Furniture Is So Hot Right Now!" - by Stephen Viscusi - So, Stephen, what's the deal? Am I missing the outdoor 'boat' here? Every time I turn around it seems a private equity firm is snapping up one of these brands or a major contract furniture manufacturer is.
  •   DeskMakers Tidies Up Waste Management with Launch of Spruce and Tidy: Design-Forward Receptacle Solutions - All Spruce and Tidy offerings come with designed-to-fit trash bins and are ADA-compliant, ensuring inclusivity in various settings.
  •   Watson Unveils New Expansion and Manufacturing Improvements for 2024 - Investment refines production process, increases capacity, and yields without compromise; Tooling advancements make build process more precise and efficient, delivering improved lead times and reducing waste; Customers can expect new product lines, more design choices, and competitive pricing.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Peter Pepper Products Forges Dual Partnerships in Texas with Specrite Interiors and Inside Evolutions - "We are thrilled to partner with both Specrite Interiors and Inside Evolutions as we expand our presence in Texas."
  •   Know New Plastic: 3form Introduces 100% Recycled Textures - The manufacturer is paving the way towards eliminating virgin material usage.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: QuickShip from Scandinavian Spaces - The recent completion of the new warehouse facility in North America has empowered Scandinavian Spaces to expand its QuickShip program to include Kite.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Solomon Coyle Names Shelley Rosetta as Principal - With over 30 years of experience in commercial interiors — including design, sales leadership, manufacturing, distribution leadership, and business development — Shelley brings a fresh perspective on the potential for growth and improvement within the industry.
  •   UPFRONT: Fellowes Rising wins the 2024 iF Design Award and GOOD DESIGN Award - Rising also introduces two new technologies from Fellowes in SnapKinect for simple and streamlined assembly and RotationStop, which allows the monitor arm to swing and adjust between 14 distinct stopping points.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024: All the Innovations You Need to Know About - From a trade fair event, the Salone is increasingly becoming an inclusive, value-based, responsible context and network to generate relationships, narratives and significant projects all through the year.
  •   CIFF Guangzhou 2024: A Record-breaking Edition and a Major Boost to International Furniture Trade - An extraordinary edition of CIFF Guangzhou has just concluded, recording the highest number of exhibitors and visitors ever.
  •   Pulp Studio Expands Business With Fashionable Façades - The glass itself is embedded with stainless steel and sculpted to mimic the fashion brand's signature textured Epi leather pattern seen on bag handles.
  •   Tangram Interiors Elevates Key New Players To Business Development Roles - The company has nurtured a collaborative and people-focused culture in the belief that people fuel innovation, that has led to the organic growth of multiple business units complementing the firm's core contract furniture offering: custom furniture, ancillary furniture, flooring and light construction, audio-visual integration, architectural walls, on-site furniture reconditioning, asset management and storage, delivery and installation, and corporate moves.
  •   Tarkett Brings Home Two Atlanta Marketer of the Year Awards for its 2023 Design Days Campaign - The campaign included print and digital pre-show ads, outdoor ads on kiosks and mobile billboards, feet-on-the-street promotions and an interactive mark-making activity in the showroom to connect attendees with the Collaborative collection's design process.
  •   Ware Malcomb Announces Promotions in Nashville Office - Ware Malcomb opened its Nashville office in April 2022, and has been working with clients across Tennessee for more than nine years.
  •   Perkins&Will Opens New Studio in San Antonio, Expanding its Southwest Presence - The new studio is located in the heart of San Antonio's Historic Pearl neighborhood, just north of downtown at 303 Pearl Parkway.
  •   Configura Adds to Its Suite of Commercial Interiors Products in Q1 2024 - Additions to CET Commercial Interiors and the Commercial Interiors Library position Configura as a leader in the space design industry.
  •   Ghent's Glassboards Retain BIFMA LEVEL 2 Certification - "Retaining our LEVEL 2 certification on our glassboards is a significant achievement for Ghent."
  •   Bolon's Graphic Collection Refresh - All Bolon products are manufactured in Sweden and contain 68% recycled material. The factory runs on 100% renewable energy and all waste generated is recycled or energy-recovered, with zero waste going to landfills.
  •   MillerKnoll Honored with Disability Matters Award - "We are proud to see our commitment to increasing equity and access acknowledged across our organization and in partnership with our clients."
  •   Caesarstone Unveils 'Beyond The Surface' Report Exploring the Impacts of Design on Everyday Life - Caesarstone releases a report exploring design trends authored by the 'Caesarstone Circle' - a design advisory panel of industry experts.
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | Maverick Desk is a leading manufacturer in modern office furniture solutions. We are expanding our sales team and are seeking independent sales representation to develop new business opportunities in select U.S. territories. Read more on page 134.
  •   PLACES - Nium Offices – Singapore | The departure from conventional office norms is further exemplified with a large Nium logo replacing a dedicated reception desk.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Bendheim Adds New HPDs to Product Categories / Charles Brill and Theo Richardson To Lead RBW Into The Future / Sonya Haffey Rises to CEO of V Starr / Blending Interactive Design with Luxury Materials - Pulley Pendant from Allied Maker / BKV Group Hires Melanie N. Hanna as Director of Interior Design for Dallas Practice Site / Tough Turtle Turf Joined Forces with Spread the Word Nevada to Promote Early Childhood Literacy / AHF Products Announces Acquisition of Two West Virginia Sawmills
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 4, 2024

 
  •   Unika Vaev Introduces its Latest Acoustic Product Collection in Collaboration with Abstracta - Since 1975, Unika Vaev has established itself with expansive collections of Decorative Acoustic sound absorbing products. Sustainability within design is key to both product lines and has been since the company's founding.
  •   Groupe Lacasse Launches New Cube 300 Additions - With an expanded range of storage elements in our modular lounge collection, Cube 300 opens a world of possibilities for designers and clients alike.
  •   Stephen Says - "What's The Best Job You Ever Had?!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Everybody has a favorite job. My favorite job was one of my first jobs which was at #Haworth in sales, which you've read about in this column many times.
  •   Poltrona Frau Unveils New Flagship Store On Madison Avenue In New York - Designed by AMDL CIRCLE led by Michele Delucchi, the store is conceived as a dynamic space that encourages interaction and creativity.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: WCS Announces Launch of MVP Phase of CPQ Product Configurator for Loftwall, Setting New Standards in Office Furniture Customization - The MVP phase of WCS CPQ showcases a robust CPQ engine equipped with advanced functionalities, including the ability to save and share quotes, generate detailed reports, receive instant notifications, generate multi-product quotes, and utilize a shipping calculator.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: J+J Flooring Expands Palette of Imaginative Carpet Tile with Artistic Elements - "With our latest manufacturing technology, we've been able to achieve more flexibility in design and patterning."
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Designtex Appoints New President - "I am honored and excited to join Designtex and this distinguished team. I look forward to collaborating with each and every person at the company as we continue to foster growth and delight our customers through excellence, sustainability and impactful design."
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale Highlights New Opportunities to Optimize Ergonomics in Hybrid Workspaces with its Latest Whitepaper - Remote workers' setups are not optimized for healthy work, with 22.9% of respondents using a laptop as their sole device without any external screen.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: Vitra Salon Series at 1014 | Office Materials - Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern | Join 1014 & Vitra for a conversation that seeks to explore these questions around embodied carbon, material sourcing, and the implications for designing today's workplaces.
  •   Team of Celebrated Designers Launch Industrial and Digital Design Studio Heirloom - Founded by Jack Godfrey Wood, Harc Lee, Tate Sager, and Andy Furner, Heirloom is already working on major design initiatives for leading global brands.
  •   Steelcase Think Gets a Glow Up to Meet Needs of the Modern, Hybrid Worker - While continuing to provide award-winning ergonomics and comfort, the chair's new finishes and upholstery details infuse added style wherever work happens.
  •   Maharam Supports Entryways: Nontsikelelo Mutiti at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania - The installation features the printed ironwork and braid motifs on a gradient background, with gold barrettes arranged at an exaggerated scale throughout the pattern.
  •   Impacts Of Extreme Weather On Interior Design Examined In New Research - In response to the growing body of knowledge on the impact of materials on indoor air quality and human health, new rating systems, product declarations statements, protocols and regulations have been introduced.
  •   Encore Unveils Sunny Collection, Reminiscent of West Coast Culture - With its playful, warm design, Sunny shines bright in libraries, lobbies, alcoves, collaborative areas, patient spaces, community centers or multi-family environments.
  •   EDmarket Seeking New Class of NexGen Rising Stars - EDmarket's NexGen Rising Stars Awards recognition program highlights outstanding young professionals 40 and under through December 31, 2024 for their passion, creativity, and contributions to how pedagogy, space, and technology impact students and teachers.
  •   Thinkspace Enhances Sales Team With Two Dynamic Additions - "In what I consider the dawn of a new era—the office revolution—Thinkspace stands at the forefront of transforming workspaces."
  •   Innerscene Launches Circadian Sky - Illuminating Wellness with New Innovative Solution - Whether it's an office, educational institution, hospitality setting or healthcare environment, Innerscene can enhance the occupants' experience by providing a visual connection to nature and sunlight.
  •   Aceray Introduces Tana: a Modern Seating Line of Tailored Style, Customization and Comfort - At the heart of Tana's sleek, practical design is high-density injection-molded foam for comfort and durability.
  •   markilux Unveils Pop-Art Edition Fabric Collection for Vibrant Outdoor Living - With over 50 years of industry knowledge, markilux stands out for its innovative approach and excellence in awning fabric production.
  •   New In Classifieds - MOD is Looking for a Territory Sales Representative! | This candidate will work to promote our products by working with our sales team as well as directly with manufacturers, dealers and designers in the commercial and contract furniture industry. Read more on page 142.
  •   PLACES - Korn Ferry Offices – Singapore | Company culture and social capital are the invisible threads that weave organisations together, especially important in today's era of remote working and hybrid offices.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Lucia Kortscheff Joins Arconas as Global Account Manager / Scandinavian Spaces Hires Local Representative to Cover the Territory of Florida / Ware Malcomb Names Shannon Robinson Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in Ottawa Office / Original BTC Unveils Iconic 1994 Hector Pleat Line in New Finish / IIDA NY Leaders Breakfast / NeoCon Programming Registration Now Open
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - March 28, 2024

 
  •   Hightower Collaborates with Designer Anne Boysen on Toward Collection - After initially connecting through a mutual acquaintance, Boysen and Hightower CEO Natalie Hartkopf met and soon realized they both shared a vision for quality craftsmanship, sustainability, and products that stand the test of time.
  •   Stephen Says - "Sales Goal Too High? Then Quit!" - by Stephen Viscusi - As for the rest of you, the reason it's a great time to look for a new job is because candidates continue to control the market in 2024- at least so for now - but this will not last.
  •   Studio Other Serves as Key Creative Force in Hines' 2023 Award-Winning West Edge Project - One of the standout features of Studio Other's contribution to West Edge is the custom live-edge table sourced from Portland, Oregon. The team selected a raw live-edge slab from a 100-year-old log salvaged from a family farm.
  •   Form Furniture Launches with The Stash Series - A collection of sleek, functional, storage solutions guaranteed to make (work)life uncomplicated.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Indiana Furniture Set to Open New Chicago Design Studio at NeoCon 2024 - The company will remain on the THE MART's tenth floor, moving down the hall to a space positioned on the exterior of the building at Suite 1042.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Same Iconic Design, Just Smaller: Carl Hansen Unveils the Children's Wishbone Chair - Carl Hansen & Søn presents the first edition of Hans J. Wegner's Wishbone Chair for Children. The new CH24 Children's Wishbone Chair will be launched on April 2nd, in celebration of Hans J. Wegner's 110th birthday.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Keilhauer Welcomes New Vice President of IT & Facilities - Tariq Jamal is the first to hold this position at Keilhauer, focusing on Enterprise Technology, Digital Shared Services, and other related duties.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Nevers Welcomes Mackenzie Weldon as National Accounts Manager - Mackenzie brings with her a wealth of sales experience and expertise in the A&D market, making her a valuable addition to the Nevers team.
  •   UPFRONT: The Ergonomic Benefits of Footrockers, Highlighted by Humanscale's FR500 - By enabling a gentle rocking motion, it activates lower leg muscles, boosting circulation and reducing the risks associated with prolonged sitting.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: IIDA NY Hosts Two Industry Icons for Pioneering Design Series - IIDA NY's Pioneering Design Series provides a transformative platform for cultivating visionary perspectives and fostering innovation within the interior design industry.
  •   RECENT EVENT: The New Jersey Chapter of ASID's Student & Emerging Professionals Week Provided Education, Inspiration and A Forum for Collaboration - The week began with Samuelson Furniture, where President Lawrence Chalfin and EVP Michael Chalfin led a captivating tour through their expansive Paterson facility.
  •   3form Elements Expands Acoustic Offerings With Hush Stack - Plush, dimensional wall-mounted installations dampen sound with cutting-edge curved patterns.
  •   Vitra Design Museum: Transform! Designing the Future of Energy - All forms of energy production, distribution and storage have a spatial footprint, whether through the extraction of the required raw materials, for the construction and operation of buildings for generating or transforming power, or for the infrastructure needed to store and distribute energy.
  •   MillerKnoll Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results - For the third quarter, the Americas Contract segment posted net sales totaling $441.1 million, down 9.0% year-over-year on a reported basis.
  •   Configura Announces New Head of Global User Community - "Her extensive background in the commercial interiors industry, coupled with her profound understanding of our diverse line of products and users, makes her the perfect fit to lead our community engagement initiatives."
  •   BDB Construction Enterprise Revitalizes Bronx Community with New Mixed-Use Church Complex - Industrial structure adapted for LaGree Baptist Church reimagines the 1925 brick-clad building as a spiritual and commercial hub with a community center and high-tech sanctuary.
  •   Richwood Industries Continues Sustainability Journey and Achieves Formaldehyde Free Certification - Panel manufacturers need products that meet growing sustainability standards and PolyBak offers these benefits to the industry.
  •   PurOptima Launches Edge Affinity Plus Glass Doors in the U.S. - Redefining soundproofing and sustainability for today's workspaces.
  •   CIFF Guangzhou 2024: Office & Commercial Space and CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2024 to open soon, further renewed and expanded - The 53rd China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou), the world's largest furniture exhibition renowned for its comprehensive scope and industry influence, successfully concluded its first phase dedicated to the residential sector on March 21st.
  •   Allsteel Launches Podcast and Magazine Spotlighting Workplace Innovation and Design - Step into the dynamic universe of design, innovation, and the harmonious blend of work and life with 'Tell Me More,' proudly presented by Allsteel.
  •   Nemo Tile + Stone Introduces Dylan, a Metal-Inspired Porcelain Tile Collection - The interplay of gloss and satin, created by combining the enamel, gives Dylan a visual movement that enriches any space and aesthetic.
  •   The Salone del Mobile.Milano, "dressed" by Artificial Intelligence, is travelling on two iconic trams, through 350 metro stations and trains, and taking off in 13 airports, from Milan to Rome. - It is no coincidence that the communication campaign – and the Salone del Mobile with it – has leapt onto trams, buses and metros, and can be found in airports, being constantly captured and read while on the move.
  •   Mayer Fabrics Introduces the SEAQUAL Collection: Denali, Leoni, Serene, & Tranquility - SEAQUAL INITIATIVE works with ocean clean-up programs to remove marine litter.
  •   New In Classifieds - Sales Manager - Corporate Interior Systems | We are seeking a motivated and experienced commercial furniture and interiors Sales Manager to lead our sales team and drive business growth. Read more on page 144.
  •   PLACES - Smartlynx Airlines Offices – Vilnius | Materials that are inseparable from aviation were chosen for the office interior and furniture: stainless steel, aluminum and a complete innovation in Lithuania – aluminum foam panels.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Fellowes Awarded Agreement with Sourcewell / Mayer Fabrics Welcomes The Joyner Group to the Mississippi and Louisiana Territories / TPG Architecture Promotes Brian Critzman to Retail Studio Director / Allseating Launches CET Interiors Extension / Arper's Newest Collaboration: Introducing the Lepal Armchair by Doshi Levien / Threespine Core Technology Sees Soaring Popularity in North American Cabinetry Market / Lodes Launches its Latest Lighting Solution, Random Clouds / Via Seating Proudly Partners with The Joyner Group / Ware Malcomb Leader Jimena Fernandez Navarra Named CREW Mexico City Chapter President
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - March 21, 2024

 
  •   A Vibrant NeoCon 2024 Takes Shape - Immersive New and Expanded Showrooms, Exciting 7th Floor Additions, and More
  •   How They Did It: A New Era of the Office with Framery Smart Pods - Our new Framery smart pods are redefining the modern office through technology, and re-engineering the way we work.
  •   Stephen Says - "...Salone Part Two!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Remember, Salone is one of the largest trade fairs and can be overwhelming, so ask anyone you know who has attended in the past, hearing the experience of people who have gone is most helpful.
  •   Muuto Opens Tokyo Flagship Store - In 2018, the brand was acquired by Knoll, later becoming Millerknoll.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Teknion Enters Into A Strategic Partnership With British Furniture Brand Modus - The partnership unites two brands each with a distinct design heritage and strong sustainability drive. This investment in Modus expands Teknion's future global portfolio of social and collaborative products while supporting the Modus international growth plan.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Spacestor Launches Portals Huddle, a Customizable, Private Collaboration Space - As part of Spacestor's flexible Portals family, Portals Huddle provides a private collaboration hotspot with huge design choice.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Lori Klem will Take the Helm as Indiana Furniture's CFO/Vice President of Finance - Klem will focus on managing the financial actions of the company and delivering a comprehensive, strategic financial vision that will help drive Indiana Furniture's future growth and success.
  •   New From Vitra: Barber Osgerby's Mikado Chair and Julie Richoz's Color Fame Mirrors - Mikado is available as an armchair – with the subtle suggestion of armrests – or as a side chair, and was Developed by Vitra in Switzerland.
  •   Cadigan Accepts New Role as Artcobell Chief Development Officer - With a commitment to quality, durability and student-centered design, Artcobell offers a wide range of products designed to enhance the learning environment and support the needs of educators and students alike.
  •   UPFRONT: HON Announces the Launch of the 2024 HON Collection Catalog - With an emphasis on HON's vertical markets—Business, Education, Healthcare, Government, and the HON NOW Quickship program—the 2024 HON Collection is a comprehensive resource to help progressive organizations design intuitive, supportive environments for their employees.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: Register Today for BIFMA Accredited CEU: Why Standards Matter - This course provides knowledge to the A&D community, facility managers, building owners, end users, and manufacturers about BIFMA's mission and work.
  •   Fellowes Walls and Workspace Product Now Available Through Equalis Group Contract - Each program in the growing portfolio provides members with contracting compliance and the ability to configure the solution that best meets their individual needs while achieving the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
  •   MillerKnoll Earns Gold Medal Rating From EcoVadis - This Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accolade places the company in the top five percent of companies rated in the past year.
  •   Steelcase Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2024 Results - Orders grew 4% compared to prior year driven by 8% growth in the Americas.
  •   Tarkett's 2023 CSR Report Highlights Progress In Climate Ambition, Circular Economy and Support to People & Communities - Coping with the most stringent world standards in terms of indoor air quality, 99% of their flooring solutions have low volatile organic compounds emission levels, which is ten times lower than the strictest world standards.
  •   Athena - Scalable Lighting Control for Commercial Spaces by Lutron - The Athena system adds innovative new light and shade day-synchronization to projects of any size.
  •   The Good Plastic Company Appoints New Talent to Drive Strategic North American Expansion - "We are pleased to have Diane and Linda guide us in this pivotal moment for The Good Plastic Company."
  •   New In Classifieds - Sales Account Manager | Environments at Work | This position identifies prospective customers, generates leads, and lands new business opportunities; oversees all aspects of an account's business; responsible for all project and daily work order activities and full customer satisfaction for all accounts. Read more on page 106.
  •   PLACES - China Literature Offices – Shanghai | With tea break and Collaboration Areas overlooking the Huangpu River, they foster easy and impromptu collaboration among employees at all times.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - UP7 and Verdure-X Are Now Available from Sunon / Indiana Furniture Announces Move to New Corporate Headquarters / Craig Baker Joins ERG International as Chief Operations Officer / Woolpert Promotes Chief Corporate Development Officer Neil Churman to President / Diana Revkin, IIDA, Joins Artisan Stoneworks as VP of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development / Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Akanksha Singh to Studio Manager, Science & Technology in Pleasanton, CA / BRC Group Welcomes Two New Regional Sales Directors / Aceray Unveils the Polka Collection — a Fusion of Retro Charm and Modern Sophistication
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - March 14, 2024

 
  •   HBF Celebrates Women's History Month with Collab-HER-ation Panel - The panel agreed that everything's connected—in one way or another—to propelling great leadership, and collectively, they noted several key elements such as building a good team, fostering partnerships and creativity, having a collective vision and having fun, and leading with compassion.
  •   Sabbia Launch: New Chair from Groupe Lacasse - Sabbia's compact and elegant design is an instant eye-catcher, adding a touch of sophistication to any workspace. Its distinctively modern look makes it the ideal choice for those who appreciate aesthetics without compromising functionality.
  •   Stephen Says - "Unemployed for Too Long? Heres Why." - by Stephen Viscusi - Without knowing anything about you, and as you said, thinking in broad strokes, here are a couple of consistent issues that I see with people who are unemployed for longer than most.
  •   Evolution Design: PULS Vario Offices - A workplace immersed in vibrant colors.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Landscape Forms Announces New Partnership with Leading School Furniture Company, Smith System - "Our partnership with Landscape Forms facilitates teaching outside. Which is a thrilling opportunity for students to connect with where they live, to spark curiosity, and to uncover different ways to learn."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: New from Flos - Bilboquet - The playful aspect of Bilboquet is also central in the choice of the three-color palette, sage, tomato and linen, which characterize not only the body of the lamp, but also the cable and plug, resulting in a body with consistent aesthetics.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Office Environments & Services Announces Madelen Salter as Market President - "Madelen has been instrumental in the growth and success of Office Environments & Services this past year, and we are excited for her to lead us into the future."
  •   UPFRONT: Celebrating Global Recycling Day: Humanscale Leads in Sustainability - At the heart of Humanscale's philosophy is the principle of achieving more with less.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: Steelcase Webinar Mar. 19: Understanding Universal Design for Learning - On March 19 at noon ET, join Steelcase and our panel of experts to learn how the Universal Design for Learning framework can address barriers, improve the learning experience for all students and provide inspiration for the design of learning spaces.
  •   KFI Studios Introduces Alden Table with Wood Top - With its clean, minimalist design, Alden effortlessly blends into various styles and spaces, from a relaxed lounge to a dynamic collaborative zone to a welcoming lobby area.
  •   CIFF Guangzhou 2024: China International Furniture Fair Announces Record-breaking Scale and Focus on Design, Global Trade, and Full Supply Chain - China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou), the world's largest furniture exhibition, unveils its vision for the upcoming edition, offering a unique opportunity to see the latest design trends, connect with industry professionals from all over the world and discover innovative products from the entire furniture supply chain.
  •   Tangram Interiors Partners With Neiman Marcus Group to Create Innovative Corporate Hub in Dallas - Throughout the hub, five associate lounges provide opportunities for comfortable and informal collaboration, each celebrating iconic Neiman Marcus store locations with unique aesthetics and art pieces.
  •   Clear Design Debuts The Campano Collection - The luxurious Campano Collection highlights the wood's natural characteristics through a minimal finishing process to protect and preserve its storytelling beauty and create inviting workspaces for teams and guests.
  •   Studio TK is a Winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 - This Prestigious Win in the Film/Video Category is a Testament to Creative Excellence
  •   Unika Vaev Introduces its latest Acoustic Product in Collaboration with Unika Vaev Studios - Since 1975, Unika Vaev has established itself with expansive collections of Decorative Acoustic sound absorbing products.
  •   Edelman Introduces Helm, Oath and Poem by Ilse Crawford - Ilse Crawford is a designer, educator, creative director, and founder of Studioilse who lives and works in London.
  •   Armadillo Celebrates People, Planet and Philanthropy - During B-Corp Month Armadillo actively supports causes aligned with its mission to positively impact both people and the planet.
  •   Nemo Tile + Stone Introduces Dylan, a Metal-Inspired Porcelain Tile Collection - The interplay of gloss and satin, created by combining the enamel, gives Dylan a visual movement that enriches any space and aesthetic.
  •   Ware Malcomb Tops $1 Million in Charitable Contributions to United Way - Employee Philanthropy Program WM Community Has Partnered with Organization for 24 Years
  •   Enhanced Customer Experience with Improved Service for Memo Sample Orders - Before these enhancements, orders were only shipped until 2:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday.
  •   New In Classifieds - Sales Account Manager | Environments at Work | This position identifies prospective customers, generates leads, and lands new business opportunities; oversees all aspects of an account's business; responsible for all project and daily work order activities and full customer satisfaction for all accounts. Read more on page 126.
  •   PLACES - Licious Offices – Bengaluru | The heart of the space, resembling a European Fish Market, serves as a social hub and content creation platform.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Aceray Debuts Latest Catalog of Hospitality and Contract Furniture / Soake Pools Launches Dedicated Cold Plunge / USAI Lighting Introduces The Littletwos / From the Beach to the Boardroom: Unispace's 'Art for Impact' Program Partners with NGO to Turn 50,000 Ocean Plastic Bags into Office Art / Now Shipping Vooom™: Via Seating's Most Anticipated Release / Teknion's Chronicle: Accommodating Workplace Personalization with A Natural Base
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

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