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Business of Furniture - March 29, 2023

  •   A Recipe for Sustainability — CICIL's Success Lies in Its Supply Chain - To keep its footprint small, CICIL's wool is sourced from farmers in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. It then travels to the Carolinas to be processed and manufactured by a third generation, family owned and operated, textile mill.
  •   Stephen Says - "RH is Eating the Italian Brands for Lunch" - by Stephen Viscusi - RH is selling a lifestyle — and it's managed to market the hell out of that lifestyle. It's great to have European investment in quality design. But it's time to have more of a U.S. marketing influence in leadership within European companies with regards to American customers.
  •   M&A Update: Spring 2023 - We are already in the midst of an M&A boom. And more is coming. Get ready.
  •   Keilhauer Launches Two Carbon Neutral Ottomans - "In the design process, there was always the idea of having something that would signify that this is a mobile product."
  •   FitzGerald Designs Its New Studio - The studio approaches wellness in a holistic sense, providing employees with a wide range of flexible working styles to best support their personality styles and needs, as well as access to a wellness suite, private phone rooms, and lockers.
  •   FCA Reimagines Fox Rothschild LLP's Seattle Headquarters - The Seattle workplace now serves as a test pilot of a new and increasingly compact office.
  •   2020 and LightCorp Strengthen Partnership Through Cloud Pricing Tools - LightCorp will use 2020 Content's Cloud Pricing Tool for increased control over pricing data among many other benefits.
  •   Design Museum Everywhere Introduces New Executive Director - "I am delighted to have Maria take on the role of Executive Director for Design Museum Everywhere. Maria has been a leader and advocate for the organization, helping us navigate the challenges of change and setting up a foundation for future growth and engagement with our community."
  •   Logiflex Office Furniture Invests $40 Million to Relocate to New Sherbrooke Industrial Park - Logiflex is on the front line when it comes to promoting Industry 4.0, new technology integration and digital transformation across its plants.
  •   Mohawk Group Partners With to Help Solve Global Water and Sanitation Crisis - "Our commitment to build a better tomorrow is a reminder that while we have continuously moved the needle, there is still more work to do."
  •   Whitney Brothers Introduces Live Edge Furniture Collection - Tables and seating simulate the popular design of live edge wide plank furniture with charming realism and coordinate with the brand's award winning biophilia-inspired Nature View Collection.
  •   KI Awards $40,000 of Furniture to Winning Teachers in Classroom Furniture Giveaway - Entrants in the giveaway used KI's Classroom Planner tool to design their ideal learning space.
  •   Photos: Design Within Reach Relocates West Palm Beach Studio to The Square - A natural fit for DWR, relocating to The Square allows the brand to leverage the area's dynamic offering of lifestyle destinations spanning retail, cuisine, design and art.
  •   Steelcase Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2023 Results - Revenue and earnings growth driven by year-over-year pricing benefits.
  •   MillerKnoll Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results - $123 million of run-rate cost synergies related to the Knoll integration captured to date.
  •   UPFRONT: Business of Furniture Contributor Joins Thinkspace as Principal, Vice President - Before founding Embark CCT, a business coaching consultancy in 2017, Sid served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at AIS for 10 years, as well as a a frequent contributor to Business of Furniture.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: EF Contract Launches ColorWays - "The collection tells such a great color story, with rich saturated color throughout."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Sta-Kleen Silicone Debuts Three New Digital Print Fabrics from The Mitchell Group - "The fabric is environmentally responsible in the following ways: the manufacturing process uses zero solvents, and contains no polyvinyl chloride (PVC), plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals, or stabilizers."
  •   MATERIALS: Design for Recycling: VALUMAT & WOOD.BE to Improve the Recyclability of Foams Used in Furniture - The study will consider the design aspects of the foam and how it is used in furniture and bedding and will be based on existing recycling techniques as well as advanced chemical recycling under development by industry.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Kellie Reed Promoted by Tangram - "My time growing with Tangram has been nothing short of incredible."
  •   PLACES - Broad Vision Funds (BVF) Offices – Beijing | In the space layout, we put the west side of the narrow space as a reception area, which naturally connects the outdoor terrace.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Scandinavian Spaces Hires Local Representative to Cover the Territory of New York City and Northern New Jersey / Dassault Systèmes Presents HomeByMe / Jodi Borges-Bradley Joins Office Creations as Chief Development Officer / B+H Architects Appoints Global Sustainability Lead / Scott Kriech Joins Grand Stands as National Sales Manager
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Linger a Little Longer - Deli from Scandinavian Spaces / The Nomadic Collection from Concertex / Keilhauer Goes Electric
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - March 22, 2023

  •   Own Who You Are and What You Deserve — Women Leaders in Design Weigh in On Rising to the Top and Empowering Others to Do the Same - More than 60% of designers are women. Yet only around 10% of designers are females in leadership positions.
  •   Family Values and Brand Connection at Forefront of Spectorgroup's New Headquarters - Spectorgroup's new headquarters is an expression of how the firm thinks and the work they do, as well as the changes they have seen and anticipate in workplace design.
  •   Stephen Says - "I Am a Great Candidate, but I'm Not Getting Interviews! What's Wrong?" - by Stephen Viscusi - Here's my tip for finding an interview the fastest, or, how to get the most interviews while you're looking. You need to express your vulnerability to a perspective employer and everyone you network with.
  •   Design Has Its Own Rhythm: NeoCon 2023 Keynotes Look to Hip Hop, Community, and Technology to Build our Future - Amy Webb, Michael Murphy, Michael Ford and Lupe Fiasco headline NeoCon 2023. Programming registration opens April 3.
  •   Poltrona Frau Announces the Launch of BAY SYSTEM, A Flexible New Seating System Designed by Foster + Partners - "We are proud to present this new chapter of the collaboration between Poltrona Frau and Foster + Partners, with whom we have been pursuing a joint effort in the development of new design and creative landscapes for public spaces."
  •   Cooper Hewitt Announces Formal Establishment of the Digital Curatorial Department - "Digital design will continue to radically change how we interact with the world and with each other in critical ways."
  •   Vestre Becomes World's First Furniture Company To Use SSAB's Revolutionary Fossil-Free Steel - Today's modern societies literally rest on a cradle of steel – and the metal's uses are almost endless.
  •   Scale 1:1 Launches Sidekick, The Revolutionary Way to Work - A trusted companion of the hybrid office that provides secure mobile storage and height adjustable workspace, Sidekick pedestals truly do it all – and look good doing it.
  •   Women of Steel: Breaking Bias, Building a Movement - What Pune, India manufacturing leaders learned while developing an all-woman team.
  •   Carnegie Fabrics Elevates Offerings With Endeavor Collection - Carnegie designed the Endeavor Collection in response to the renaissance we're seeing in the hospitality space, which has subsequently bled into markets like healthcare, corporate, and multifamily.
  •   UPFRONT: Turf Launches Plaid, A New Ceiling Scape That Adds Style and Flexibility - "With the introduction of Plaid, we're showcasing Turf's constant drive to create new and innovative tools for specifiers to choose from when considering the acoustics of a space."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Luxxbox Launches Cono Acoustic Pendant - The playful contrast of its cone shape, distinctive black finial, and upholstered textural wool finish adds character to any room.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Shimmering Surfaces: Meet 3form's New Flare Collection - Inspired by the chromatic spectrum, the Flare collection was created to reflect the inherent beauty of shimmering light.
  •   HIRED: LRS Architects Welcomes Seasoned Director of Business Development & Marketing, Jewel Kayfes - Kayfes brings fourteen years of experience leading large-scale teams in winning and maintaining client and partnership relationships that meet a company's strategic vision.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Gray Dougherty Joins KOVA as Director of Architecture - A seasoned professional, Dougherty bolsters KOVA's mission to implement and inspire circular design.
  •   PLACES - Digient Technologies Offices – Chennai | As we ascend to floor one, we experience an unparalleled workspace vibe through interesting nooks and corners, created for brainstorming, focused working and creative sessions in a maximalist yet contemporary style.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Moss Expands Presence Into Poland, Solidifying Global Footprint / Jake Loftis Joins AHF Products as New Chief Operating Officer / Resource Furniture Announces 2023 Promotions and Role Changes / IIDA Foundation Announces 2022 John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Recipients
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Lórien: Elegantly Simple Executive Seating / HON is Transforming Productivity at Work with Two New Products: Universal Screens and Flexion / Hybrid Work Means Hybrid Meetings: Framery in the Connected Office / Studio TK Expands Pico Line With New Wood Base Option
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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