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Business of Furniture - July 17, 2019

  •   Concept Metals Group Acquires Freedom Manufacturing - The transaction will add 46 employees and one location to the veteran-owned Spring Lake, Michigan-based integrated metals group.
  •   Four Takeaways from the Residential Furniture Rent Model - As we look at the model of this residential furniture rental company, it becomes clear that many of its founding principles mirror the core recommendations presented by the Furniture Forum.
  •   Bentley Mills Came Clean at NeoCon Using Carpet and Laundry Machines to Deliver a Message About Design and Diversity - Los Angeles-based textile company Bentley Mills brings to NeoCon concepts that jolt visitors visually and philosophically — in a good way, of course.
  •   SONNEMAN—Officially Opens First NYC Showroom - A Way of Light has opened its new 7,000-square-foot showroom at the New York Design Center.
  •   Top US Architecture Firm Chooses Nureva Audio Conferencing Systems - The HDL300 system features full-room pickup and continuous autocalibration that automatically accommodates any room configuration.
  •   Building on LEED v4.1, USGBC Opens Call for Proposals to Solicit Input for the Future of LEED - Cities around the world are mitigating climate risks by pledging to raise the bar to reduce carbon emissions.
  •   Stephen Says - "Do Good Looking People Have It Easier in the Workplace: Yes of course they Do!" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Wintrust Customer Contact Center – Rosemont, Illinois
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from SurfaceWorks, Quinette Gallay, OMT-Veyhl, iSiMAR, Unika Vaev and Waddell
  •   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 - July, 2019

  •   MORE PEOPLE ARE WORKING REMOTELY, AND IT'S TRANSFORMING OFFICE DESIGN - Working remotely is the new normal — and the increasing numbers of employees who work from home are, paradoxically, changing the nature of office design.
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: HOLIDAY INN PARIS - NOTRE DAME IN THE LATIN QUARTER - I have been to France a few times for business, but never for pleasure. Although I have flown through Charles de Gaulle Airport on the way to somewhere else, I have never been able to spend any time visiting the City of Light. If you ever find yourself in Paris, or if you are close enough to jump on a train and spend a day or two there, do it and stay at the Holiday Inn at Notre Dame. You may just get a little work done while taking in the sights.
  •   CBRE PLANTS DEEP ROOTS IN THE CORE, ITS NEW AMSTERDAM HUB - Plants are everywhere, more than 900 of them throughout the space to give the open building a natural feel and to make the work-life connection for the staff, which is mostly young (the average age of a CBRE Amsterdam employee is 32 years old). The Core is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification for its sustainability efforts. Insights from CBRE's Healthy Offices research, which was conducted in collaboration with the University of Twente, were applied to create a healthy working environment.
  •   HIT THE ROOF - Need more space for employees but don't have room to expand? Head to the roof. Working outdoors allows employees to refresh and recharge without having to go offsite. But adding a relaxing patio or picnic area isn't always feasible, especially if your property is in a dense urban area or historic downtown. The only option is to go up. Here's a look at how some companies are transforming their roofs into an al fresco workspace.
  •   DESIGNING IN COMPLICATED TIMES: LIZ OGBU CALLS ON DESIGNERS TO CONSIDER CIVIC PROJECTS - A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Ogbu is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. She is founder and principal of Studio O, in San Francisco — a multidisciplinary innovation practice that uses the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI BRINGS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN TOGETHER - CIFF happens twice a year with the fall edition combining both commercial and residential in one massive show. As we have seen in recent years, and as was evident at the latest NeoCon, the lines between the office and home furnishings are continuing to blur. Combining both of these markets in one show helps us see what is offered and how these markets can work together.


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