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Business of Furniture - April 18, 2024

  •   From The Show: 62nd Edition Salone del Mobile.Milano - The aim of the 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is to produce lasting value for its exhibitors, to create top quality experiences and generate synaesthesia and cultural short- circuits for all.
  •   Stephen Says - "Talent Acquisition Department is Killing Our Sales!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Don't assume that just because your company has a talent acquisition department that they're not open to using outside recruiters. It's up to you and your regional managers to advocate to human resources that you feel they need to supplement themselves with an aggressive outside resource.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 9to5 Seating Launches Sustainable Stacking Standout HÅG Celi - Innovative motion seating uses inBalance® technology for increased productivity.
  •   Humanscale Earns B Corp Certification, Reinforcing Longstanding Leadership in Sustainability - Achieving B Corp Certification demonstrates the company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
  •   Allseating Launches Allora, Designed to Redefine In-Between Spaces - In Partnership with ScagnellatoFerrarese+Masiero, Allora Elevates Guest Seating from Lobbies to Cafeterias
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sunon's First Overseas Factory Officially Launched, A Model of Chinese-Mexican Cooperation - Adhering to the company mission of "Trust, Collaboration, Morality, Experience", Sunon values employee differences, advocates cultural diversity, provides equal opportunities for all employees, and focuses on empowering women.
  •   GREEN SPOTLIGHT: Keilhauer Celebrates a Decade of Being One of Canada's Greenest Employers - The North American furniture manufacturer has been recognized for their dedicated sustainability programs and practices for the tenth consecutive year.
  •   UPFRONT: Discover The Real Story on Circularity and Furniture Webinar, Hosted by Humanscale for Earth Month - This webinar will highlight best practices for furniture decommissioning, share insights into commercial furniture lifecycles and the challenges of disposition, and offer practical tips through case studies.
  •   Small Changes, Big Impact: Making the Office Come to Life - Spaces that are lit appropriately relative to the type of work taking place can also improve their occupants' mood and energy levels, thereby enhancing productivity and general job satisfaction.
  •   Tarkett Launches non-PVC Resilient Flooring Collection with Superior Performance - Furthering Tarkett's holistic approach to sustainability, Collective Pursuit is LBC Red List Free and, like all Tarkett North America floors, is ortho-phthalate–free.
  •   Kall L & XL, by Kettal Studio - The Kall family is available in several sizes. "S" is the most basic and standard, with space for a stool, "M" accommodates a low armchair, and "L" is 30 cm wider and allows a swivel armchair to be installed as if it were a lounge room, for a much more relaxed working posture. And then there is the four-seater "XL" version.
  •   The HON Workspace | Chicago Location to Open June 10-12 - Explore the new workspace featuring HON's latest and award-winning products at 350 N. Orleans in Chicago, across from THE MART.
  •   Introducing Prima Vista By Bentley - Bentley Debuts New Signature Brand with Custom Artisan Wool Area Rugs for Commercial Interiors
  •   Andreu World Unveils New Product Collaborations During Milan Design Week, Including for the Outdoors - Patricia Urquiola will present, in the Milan showroom, the extension of the Bolete BIO® modular sofa system, introducing new chair designs and a table for multipurpose and outdoor use, as well as the new Brezal sofa.
  •   OFGO STUDIO Introduces SAVOY, a New Collection for Evolving Workspaces - Thoughtfully designed to inspire your vision and adapt to the current and future workplace.
  •   Portals Connect by Spacestor - A Customizable, Single-User Video Call Booth - Portals is a flexible family of protected working spaces connected to the buzz, but with sufficient privacy and space to complete productive work, and hold private conversations.
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | Maverick Desk is a leading manufacturer in modern office furniture solutions. We are expanding our sales team and are seeking independent sales representation to develop new business opportunities in select U.S. territories. Read more on page 148.
  •   PLACES - Citi Bank Offices – Montevideo | LGD Arquitectos redesigned Citi Bank's offices in Uruguay with a local and eco-friendly approach, creating themed "neighborhoods" inspired by protected areas and incorporating local artist interventions.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - HNI Corporation Receives DOE Better Project Award / Pallas Textiles Unveils the Mantra Collection: Design-Driven, Versatile, and Human-Centered / NEO Architectural Lighting Launches The Flindt Project Contest / The Idyllic Collection from Concertex - An Ode To Our Inner Sanctuary
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - April 11, 2024

  •   Humanscale's New Collection is Elevating Meetings Everywhere - The leading manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic solutions fosters connectivity, collaboration, and active work practices.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Landscape Forms and Industrial Facility Introduce Plains & Pods - Two Complementary Products Inspiring Flexible, Multi-Functional Space Design
  •   Stephen Says - "Outdoor Furniture Is So Hot Right Now!" - by Stephen Viscusi - So, Stephen, what's the deal? Am I missing the outdoor 'boat' here? Every time I turn around it seems a private equity firm is snapping up one of these brands or a major contract furniture manufacturer is.
  •   DeskMakers Tidies Up Waste Management with Launch of Spruce and Tidy: Design-Forward Receptacle Solutions - All Spruce and Tidy offerings come with designed-to-fit trash bins and are ADA-compliant, ensuring inclusivity in various settings.
  •   Watson Unveils New Expansion and Manufacturing Improvements for 2024 - Investment refines production process, increases capacity, and yields without compromise; Tooling advancements make build process more precise and efficient, delivering improved lead times and reducing waste; Customers can expect new product lines, more design choices, and competitive pricing.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Peter Pepper Products Forges Dual Partnerships in Texas with Specrite Interiors and Inside Evolutions - "We are thrilled to partner with both Specrite Interiors and Inside Evolutions as we expand our presence in Texas."
  •   Know New Plastic: 3form Introduces 100% Recycled Textures - The manufacturer is paving the way towards eliminating virgin material usage.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: QuickShip from Scandinavian Spaces - The recent completion of the new warehouse facility in North America has empowered Scandinavian Spaces to expand its QuickShip program to include Kite.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Solomon Coyle Names Shelley Rosetta as Principal - With over 30 years of experience in commercial interiors — including design, sales leadership, manufacturing, distribution leadership, and business development — Shelley brings a fresh perspective on the potential for growth and improvement within the industry.
  •   UPFRONT: Fellowes Rising wins the 2024 iF Design Award and GOOD DESIGN Award - Rising also introduces two new technologies from Fellowes in SnapKinect for simple and streamlined assembly and RotationStop, which allows the monitor arm to swing and adjust between 14 distinct stopping points.
  •   UPCOMING EVENT: Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024: All the Innovations You Need to Know About - From a trade fair event, the Salone is increasingly becoming an inclusive, value-based, responsible context and network to generate relationships, narratives and significant projects all through the year.
  •   CIFF Guangzhou 2024: A Record-breaking Edition and a Major Boost to International Furniture Trade - An extraordinary edition of CIFF Guangzhou has just concluded, recording the highest number of exhibitors and visitors ever.
  •   Pulp Studio Expands Business With Fashionable Façades - The glass itself is embedded with stainless steel and sculpted to mimic the fashion brand's signature textured Epi leather pattern seen on bag handles.
  •   Tangram Interiors Elevates Key New Players To Business Development Roles - The company has nurtured a collaborative and people-focused culture in the belief that people fuel innovation, that has led to the organic growth of multiple business units complementing the firm's core contract furniture offering: custom furniture, ancillary furniture, flooring and light construction, audio-visual integration, architectural walls, on-site furniture reconditioning, asset management and storage, delivery and installation, and corporate moves.
  •   Tarkett Brings Home Two Atlanta Marketer of the Year Awards for its 2023 Design Days Campaign - The campaign included print and digital pre-show ads, outdoor ads on kiosks and mobile billboards, feet-on-the-street promotions and an interactive mark-making activity in the showroom to connect attendees with the Collaborative collection's design process.
  •   Ware Malcomb Announces Promotions in Nashville Office - Ware Malcomb opened its Nashville office in April 2022, and has been working with clients across Tennessee for more than nine years.
  •   Perkins&Will Opens New Studio in San Antonio, Expanding its Southwest Presence - The new studio is located in the heart of San Antonio's Historic Pearl neighborhood, just north of downtown at 303 Pearl Parkway.
  •   Configura Adds to Its Suite of Commercial Interiors Products in Q1 2024 - Additions to CET Commercial Interiors and the Commercial Interiors Library position Configura as a leader in the space design industry.
  •   Ghent's Glassboards Retain BIFMA LEVEL 2 Certification - "Retaining our LEVEL 2 certification on our glassboards is a significant achievement for Ghent."
  •   Bolon's Graphic Collection Refresh - All Bolon products are manufactured in Sweden and contain 68% recycled material. The factory runs on 100% renewable energy and all waste generated is recycled or energy-recovered, with zero waste going to landfills.
  •   MillerKnoll Honored with Disability Matters Award - "We are proud to see our commitment to increasing equity and access acknowledged across our organization and in partnership with our clients."
  •   Caesarstone Unveils 'Beyond The Surface' Report Exploring the Impacts of Design on Everyday Life - Caesarstone releases a report exploring design trends authored by the 'Caesarstone Circle' - a design advisory panel of industry experts.
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | Maverick Desk is a leading manufacturer in modern office furniture solutions. We are expanding our sales team and are seeking independent sales representation to develop new business opportunities in select U.S. territories. Read more on page 134.
  •   PLACES - Nium Offices – Singapore | The departure from conventional office norms is further exemplified with a large Nium logo replacing a dedicated reception desk.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Bendheim Adds New HPDs to Product Categories / Charles Brill and Theo Richardson To Lead RBW Into The Future / Sonya Haffey Rises to CEO of V Starr / Blending Interactive Design with Luxury Materials - Pulley Pendant from Allied Maker / BKV Group Hires Melanie N. Hanna as Director of Interior Design for Dallas Practice Site / Tough Turtle Turf Joined Forces with Spread the Word Nevada to Promote Early Childhood Literacy / AHF Products Announces Acquisition of Two West Virginia Sawmills
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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