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Business of Furniture - June 20, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: The Show Must Go On... NeoCon: The Press Day Preview, Part Two - Next week, we're on to Day 1 of NeoCon as well as a side trip to Fulton Market and beyond...
  •   Behind the Design: A Q&A with Industrial Designer, Jesse Hill - It's all about "Complex Simplicity"
  •   Stephen Says - "Tile + Stone Is a Hot Job Right Now!" - by Stephen Viscusi - At The Viscusi Group, one of the categories that we recruit in is tile & stone, salespeople and Sales Managers. One of our first clients in the tile and luxury plumbing fixtures space many years ago was Waterworks, followed by #Bisazza.
  •   The 55th Edition of Neocon Sparked Joy Through its People, Programming, & Products - This year there was a strong focus on tech, flexible furniture, sustainable materials, as well as a proliferation of acoustic solutions for the future focused workplace.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Tangram Interiors Hosts Successful Health Spaces Showcase, Transforming Healthcare Design Experiences - Tangram Interiors recently hosted the Health Spaces vendor showcase in their Santa Fe Springs showroom.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Humanscale's Neat Suite Provides the Ultimate Assortment of Organizational Workspace Solutions - NeatCharge provides a simple, sophisticated, and concealed way of charging devices.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT - wilsonbauhaus Appoints Christopher McCullough as Director of Business Development / Casey Drake Takes on National Account Manager Role for AIS
  •   UPFRONT: Explore Community Engagement at IIDA NY's 6th Annual Volunteer Fair - The Volunteer Fair will feature representatives from IIDA NY's 28 committees, from Forums to Member Services to Signature Events.
  •   AWARD SPOTLIGHT - Allsteel's Admix Tables Win in Interior Design Magazine's HiP Awards for Best Workplace Work Table / HON's Storyline Selected As Interior Design Magazine HiP Award Honoree in the Workplace Storage Category / 9to5 Seating HÅG Celi and HÅG Tion Win Three Best of NeoCon 2024 Awards / Normann Copenhagen Mat Chair, Shown at Allsteel Wins MetropolisLikes 2024 Award / Watson Furniture's Edison Workbench Wins Big
  •   Watson Introduces New Work Tools Collection at Neocon, Paves the Way for Dynamic Work Environments - Introduced at NeoCon, the Allé collection embraces flexibility, movement, and collaboration
  •   Ligne Roset Hosts Panel Featuring Key Collaborators of the Starling Project - The individuals behind the revolutionary community center discuss their visions, goals, and groundbreaking ideas
  •   Sound Sustainability: Spinneybeck Launches Søuld Eelgrass Acoustic Panels - Søuld eelgrass acoustic panels are featured on Spinneybeck's newest wall and suspended ceiling products, Søuld Baffle, Søuld Wall, and Søuld Wooden Joints.
  •   Geiger Launches Immersive 3D Private Office Configurator - This new technology allows architects, designers, and dealers to visualize a wide array of design possibilities and engage with Geiger's products like never before.
  •   Nemo Tile + Stone Introduces Two New Porcelain Collections: Yasmine and Apollo - These timeless collections add visual currency through their textures and play of pattern.
  •   Fräsch Releases BLOOM Acoustical Lighting Collection - Fräsch was founded with a vision to create beautiful yet functional products that reduce unwanted noise and elevate the acoustical properties of any space.
  •   Steelcase Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2025 Results - Orders grew 8% compared to prior year with 10% growth in the Americas; Operating income improved by $10 million compared to prior year driven by International
  •   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 94.
  •   PLACES - La Vega Innova iHUB Offices – Madrid | Studio Banana designed an evolutionary and versatile space, with zoning organised in neighbourhoods breaking down silos and promoting constant flow between teams.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Dauphin Welcomes Tom Westhusin as Director of Operations / Studio TK Wins Bronze at the 45th Annual Telly Awards / Trellis from Armadillo's latest New Icons Collection / RIVA Spain Announces RIVA Academy International Internship Program / CONSOLL Hires a new Manufacturer Relations Director / Arper's Steeve Lou / Carl Hansen & Son's Radio House Mirror by Vilhelm Laurirzen / RBW and Little Wing Lee's Copia / Arper's Ghia 74
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

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

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