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Business of Furniture and Workplaces Magazine are the go-to sources for keeping you informed about everything that is happening in the industry. From trends that affect your bottom line, to new products that will help your customers work better, to stories that will help you run a better, more informed company.

Rob Kirkbride, Editor-in-Chief

Business of Furniture

An objective, critical source of information that helps contract industry professionals make informed decisions about what is working today and what they need to plan for the future.

  • Fifty-two weekly issues
  • Published every Wednesday morning
  • Breaking news alerts
  • Digital - PDF, Online & Tablets

Workplaces Magazine

Inspiring workplace design, defining trends, and driving business consumers to discover great products. The industry's first publication designed for a new generation of leaders and buyers.

  • Twelve monthly issues
  • Published first of every month
  • Digital - PDF, Online & Tablets
  • Print - Perfect Bound, Offset

Free Sample Issues to Read and Enjoy

Business of Furniture - April 22, 2020

 
  •   Have Faith, the Industry will Emerge Stronger Than Ever - We can't control a virus, and it is frustrating. I always feel better when I'm active; doing something to improve myself. There are things I can control.
  •   Industry Bulletin Board - Information during the Coronavirus outbreak is at a premium. Business of Furniture is dedicated to getting you the latest industry information.
  •   FUNC Hits the Market with Fresh Products Because "Blah Is So Tiresome" - FUNC makes privacy screens, desking screens, space dividers, mobile marker surfaces, integrated lighting and other ancillary products — taking a simplistic, "almost Japanese approach."
  •   Byrne Creates 'Powerful Connections' to Help People Hospitalized, Loved Ones Stay Connected - The virtual visits, made possible through donated iPads and technical assistance from Byrne, have lifted the spirits of family members separated by illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  •   Industry Shifts to Support COVID-19 Efforts - The automotive and apparel industries aren't alone in these efforts. The contract furniture industry has rallied together to come up with innovative ways to contribute, keep their people at work and push us to be hopeful for a world beyond the virus.
  •   Innovative Office Products is 3D Printing PPEs - Through the use of one of its two 3D printers, the company is producing the headband component for face shields.
  •   Stephen Says - "Do Emoji's Have a Place in a Business Email?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "The Power of Conversations" - by Sid Meadows
  •   PLACES - Zogenix Offices – Emeryville
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Welltek, 9to5, EKO, VIA Seating, Arcadia
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 15, 2020

 
  •   How VariDesk Became Vari: An Interview with CEO Jason McCann - Varidesk started working with experts that worked with other companies on transitioning their branding, including one which helped Federal Express go to FedEx.
  •   Loftwall Is Thriving on Incredible Ideas and American Grit - Loftwall provides privacy — specializing in space division with products like room dividers, counter shields and sound control panels.
  •   Industry Bulletin Board - Information during the Coronavirus outbreak is at a premium. Business of Furniture is dedicated to getting you the latest industry information.
  •   Whatever it Takes - As an industry, when facing the prospect of annihilation, the only adequate response is to do whatever it takes to prevent it.
  •   The Interiors Industry Leans on One Another to Connect Amidst C-19 Chaos - People in the interiors industry today seem to fall into two categories: Those who remember the downturn of 2008 and those who don't.
  •   Arper's Farewell to its Founder Luigi Feltrin - Feltrin founded Arper in Monastier di Treviso in 1989, together with his sons Claudio, Arper president, and Mauro.
  •   Stephen Says - "The 35th Annual Interior Design Hall of Fame Gala was Held in December 2019 at the River Pavilion, Javits Center NYC, and Now it is a COVID-19 Hospital. That is Surreal!" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "April 2020: How Will This Month Define You?" - by Sid Meadows
  •   PLACES - SAP Offices – Istanbul
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Studio TK, OM, Concertex
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - April, 2020

 
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: MY COOL LOFT APARTMENT NEAR BOULDER, COLORADO - For the past five years working with Bellow Press, I have written hundreds of stories about workspace design. I realized that my home offices over the years, while functional, were poorly designed and lacked the essential fundamentals a workspace needs.
  •   REMOTE WORKING: REPORT SHOWS WORK IS CHANGING BEFORE OUR EYES (AND LIKELY WON'T CHANGE BACK) - In a tracking survey of global corporate real estate professionals at large corporations conducted by CoreNet Global, the amount of respondents who say they now support a corporate mandate for remote work has nearly doubled in two weeks to 97 percent from 56 percent two weeks ago.
  •   FOR MANY, THE HOME IS NOW THE OFFICE - For the first time, many are leaving offices to work from home, and it can be a jarring experience trying to balance work with home.
  •   WORKING FROM HOME - "Working from Home" has never been more prominent in our vocabulary. Whether you are directed, volunteered or simply chose a full- or part-time at home work environment, not everyone is fully prepared for working outside the more traditional work spaces.
  •   WHEN WORKING FROM HOME, PHYSICAL TRANSITION IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG - We began 2020 with the same unbridled optimism with which most new years start. Then our world was unexpectedly turned upside down by coronavirus. In a matter of weeks, we went from a thriving economy, and record low unemployment and vacancy rates in the U.S., to a world nearly shut down by a global pandemic.
  •   IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, EASE YOUR EMOTIONS AT WORK AND AT HOME - Living in Spain and being hundreds of miles away from my family has made it harder, especially after they imposed the national lockdown.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - A review of some products that help make working at home a bit easier and more productive.
  •   INSIGHTS FROM 140+ REMOTE TEAMS AND COMPANIES ON HOW TO INTEGRATE, MANAGE AND COMMUNICATE REMOTELY - To help contain the spread of COVID-19, remote work has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and companies worldwide across all industries and sizes have implemented working from home as a temporary workplace policy.

Business of Furniture - April 8, 2020

 
  •   Industry Bulletin Board - Information during the Coronavirus outbreak is at a premium. Business of Furniture is dedicated to getting you the latest industry information.
  •   You Take Care of Sales, Design, Avanto Streamlines the Process - Avanto helps streamline your back office processes through accounting, order management and merchant processing.
  •   Two Ways to Keep You Connected - Bellow Press is not immune to the business upheaval. So, we have spent weeks trying to figure out a plan for how to help our readers and advertisers stay connected through this unprecedented time.
  •   Orgatec is On for October ... at Least for Now - Koelnmesse, which stages the fair, said it is keeping a close eye on developments as it presses ahead with preparations for ORGATEC 2020 in seven months.
  •   Utility Company Connects its Brand to New HQ Architecture - Corix chose a 22,000-square-foot space on the 36th floor in a downtown Chicago high-rise as its new headquarters and brought on Nelson Worldwide to complete the build out.
  •   Dauphin Takes up 100 Million Mask Challenge - Inspired by the 100 Million Mask Challenge, office furniture manufacturer Dauphin quickly pivoted to the production of face masks for health care facilities close to its Northern New Jersey factory.
  •   Stephen Says - "If You Own a Business: Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. Here is how!" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "5X Connection: Developing and Increasing Meaningful Connections in a Time of Crisis" - by Sid Meadows
  •   PLACES - Publicis Sapient Offices – London
  •   FIRST LOOKS - 9to5 Seating, Encore, Arc-Com
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers