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Business of Furniture - February 13, 2019

  •   Candace Nelson is Taking Intereum to a New Level, and There's no Reason to be Scared - Nelson studied interior design and has 23 years of experience in the contract furnishings industry, beginning her career as a Herman Miller dealer salesperson for facility systems.
  •   Interior Office Solutions Adds Haworth as an Investor, Rebrands as PeopleSpace - Amplified by its affiliation with Haworth, the new entity will encompass all of IOS' existing business lines.
  •   Camira Unveils New Partnership with Jens Risom Design - The original fabrics were designed and produced by Jens Risom in the 1960s to complement the pioneering modern furniture designs for which he is widely renowned.
  •   The ROOM One debuts as a high-quality, Low-priced Sound Booth – Make Room for Solutions and Happiness - As with any new invention, ROOM's flagship product, the ROOM One soundproof phone booth, had its initial challenges, but excellence was worth the wait.
  •   Knoll Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results - Net sales for the Office segment were $212.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $1.9 million, or 0.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.
  •   Stephen Says - "Can I Really Get Fired Over the Background of My Phone?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   The Biz - "Second Cities" - by Kevin Budelmann, President of Peopledesign
  •   PLACES - BPX Energy Offices – Denver
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Fritz Hansen, HBF, ICF, Studio TK and Luum Textiles
  •   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 - February, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: WORKSHOP 17, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - Think coworking is just for the expected major markets? Think again. Today I'm working in a hip coworking space in a less-than-expected location: Cape Town, South Africa.
  •   FLEXJOBS SURVEY FINDS OLDER WORKERS MORE LIKELY TO FREELANCE THAN MILLENNIALS - Based on this survey, the profile of the average worker who freelances as their sole source of income is a female Gen Xer working in the writing, marketing, editing and creative career fields, primarily for small companies and individuals, juggling two to three gigs at a time.
  •   THE FUTURE OF COWORKING - Blueprint Collaborative is an industry specific coworking space for construction, real estate, and design professionals. We sat down and talked with the founder and president, Brent Gibson, to get the inside scoop on the history of Blueprint and future of workspace design.
  •   BRITISH ENERGY COMPANY TURNS TO NOOK TO REDUCE FORMAL MEETING SPACES - When one of the largest energy companies in the world contacted Nook founder David O'Coimin to install some of his products in the company's massive campus outside of London, O'Coimin jumped at the chance.
  •   COWORKING FINDS NEW NICHE HOMES - Coworking is projected to grow globally to 5.1 million members in 2022, according to studies conducted by Small Business Labs.
  •   CO-CREATING WITH CUSTOMERS - Companies that operate in B2C markets have adopted a variety of spatial typologies to engage with customers and end users to develop products and a range of value chain solutions.
  •   NOISE PERSISTS AS TOP COWORKING DISTRACTION - Coworking spaces come in all sizes and types, but there's one common thread among them all: etiquette offenses. One would assume that adults — especially entrepreneurial adults, independent and responsible enough to work unsupervised and remotely — would know how to behave in a shared working environment. Yet, certain unruly behaviors persist in coworking spaces.
  •   A SPOTLIGHT ON ACOUSTIC LIGHTING - Noise and poor lighting are two of the most pervasive problems in the workplace. Both issues can drive workers to distraction on a daily basis.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   PAWTERNITY, NAP ROOMS, INTERNATIONAL RETREATS...THESE ARE THE EXOTIC NEW PERKS COMPANIES WILL BE OFFERING TO LURE CANDIDATES - Businesses are realizing if they want to keep employees, they have to offer people something they can use right now.
  •   FENG SHUI TIPS TO IMPROVE WORKPLACE - We spend so much time at our desk and in our office, it's important it is optimized for productivity and creativity.


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