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Business of Furniture - October 17, 2018

  •   AIS Partners with Applied Textiles to Offer New Fabric Repel Technology - AIS has partnered with Applied Textiles for Alta – an extraordinary new textile performance technology that is bonded directly to AIS seating fabrics.
  •   Samuelson Furniture Specializes in Hospitality - Samuelson Furniture is one of those great furniture industry stories: An immigrant woodworker comes to the United States, works hard and with the help of three generations, his dream is turned into reality. The company has a firm grasp on European design with the added benefit of low cost, highly technical production.
  •   Narbutas Proves Lithuania Matters in Office Furniture Design - Eastern Europe has become a hotbed of office furniture manufacturing and design, and it will show at this year's Orgatec.
  •   Orgatec's Defining Fair Begins Next Week - A week from now, Orgatec will be heading into high gear as it opens in Cologne, Germany.
  •   14th international Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow Held - Despite the business slowdown from 2013 on, the Russian market remains a priority for Italian furniture industry companies.
  •   Stephen Says - "An HR Person Asks: Why Does Everyone Our Sales Manager Hire, Look The Same?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Gusto Headquarters – San Francisco
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Sunon, Peter Pepper, Arper and Humanscale
  •   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 - October, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: BUSINESS CLASS SEAT, TRAIN G1, BEIJING TO SHANGHAI - Let's face it: Most of us can't afford to fly business class. It is triple the price on domestic legs and can be 10 times as expensive on international flights. Sure, if we travel a lot, we might get bumped up to business class, but very few can actually afford to pay for it out of pocket. But when traveling on China's high-speed train system, riding in a business class seat is an affordable option, and one that will dramatically increase your productivity if you are trying to work.
  •   APA ANNOUNCES EMPLOYERS FOR 2018 PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE HONORS - Nonprofit, for-profit and governmental institutions of all sizes received the designation for implementing workplace practices that psychological research has shown promotes employee well-being and positive organizational outcomes.
  •   HOW A PRODUCTIVE SIDE HUSTLE CAN INCREASE SELF-AWARENESS (AND INCOME) - According to CNBC, more than half of millennials have a side hustle. Nearly 40% of Americans as a whole have side hustles, while 11% have a side hustle that they work every week; most work it less frequently.
  •   WHEN YOUR OFFICE IS A KITCHEN: THE HATCHERY PROVIDES FOOD AND BEVERAGE ENTREPRENEURS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED - The Hatchery Chicago, located in the neighborhood of Garfield Park, is one example of a nonprofit venture that enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses in an affordable space to incubate their ideas which will help generate additional economic growth and new job opportunities.
  •   INVESTING IN THE WORKPLACE: WHY PLACE MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK - Attraction and retention: 18-25 year-olds view the office as an extension of their home life. For millennials, the ratings of a company's attraction/retention capability are almost three times higher when the workplace is efficient. Additionally, 64 percent of business owners report flexible, mobile and remote work options have assisted them in hiring or retaining key employees.
  •   SIX IDEAS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE WAYFINDING - Airports, transit hubs, college campuses and convention centers all require effective wayfinding yet don't typically cause the same levels of consternation as a hospital.
  •   SPACES FOR INNOVATION - A PRIMER FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS - History is full of stories about great ideas emerging from garages, labs, "skunkworks" and other out-of-the-way places.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for the workplace.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI: CHINESE FURNITURE TURNS THE CORNER TOWARD ORIGINAL DESIGNS - The Chinese are realizing they need to take the next step and create original designs.


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