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Business of Furniture - July 18, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: Taking on Tuesday at THE MART: What We Experienced During NeoCon Day Two, Part One - On the 10th floor, we were excited to drop by the SurfaceWorks showroom and spend some time with President Rune Akselberg.
  •   Ultrafabrics Releases Sustainability Report and Relaunches Volar Bio with Double the Sustainable Content - Volar Bio now has a 66% mix of recycled, rapidly renewable, and bio-based content. Volar Bio's evolution in backcloth construction not only includes certified REPREVE recycled polyester and ECOVERO viscose in the backcloth, but introduces Susterra propanediol bio-based resin. Susterra 1,3 propanediol is a pure, petroleum-free, raw material made from regeneratively farmed U.S. dent corn. It is a key ingredient for producing bio-based resins for leather alternatives.
  •   Stephen Says - "I Got A Verbal Job Offer, When Do I Resign?" - by Stephen Viscusi - It sounds like what you received what is called a "soft offer." Here's what you should look for in addition to that soft offer before you resign from your current job...
  •   Ultrafabrics Launches Pumice, an Outdoor Performance Fabric Collection Inspired by Oceanic Depths - The Pumice collection reimagines the wonders of the deep sea through a spectrum of colors including riverstone beige, soft yellow, muted coral, seashell pink, dusty seaglass green, and nautical blue.
  •   Allseating Launches Dart, a Sophisticated and Versatile Conference Chair - Designed to Accommodate a Wide Range of Meeting Spaces, Dart Inspires Collaboration and Connection
  •   Rikke Frost's Sideways Lounge Chair & Table for Carl Hansen & Son - The RF1904 Sideways Lounge Chair brings comfort and conversation to a contemporary interior, designed as an extension to the award-winning RF1903 Sideways Sofa by Rikke Frost.
  •   AROUND THE INDUSTRY - Bjelin Expands US Team / Tom Stringer Design Partners Announces Promotion / Warren St Investors Launches By Three Private Equity-Backed Operators In New York City / Reminder: Access NeoCon 2024 CEUs While You Still Can / 3form Announces Appointment of Sustainability Director / Next Generation Expands EF Contract's Portfolio of Carpeting with Elevated Visuals / Matter Surfaces Intros new PURLINE 1500 / Landscape Forms Appoints Matthew Houser, RLA, ASLA, as Business Development Representative for New York City
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Aarea; Through the Use of Unique Material and Design Innovation Teknion and Pearson Lloyd Reinterpret Conference and Lounge Seating - Aarea is familiar and welcoming in aspect, intuitive and ergonomic in use, and made with minimal components and materials, which speaks to the ingenuity and intelligence of the chair's design.
  •   HBF Textiles Celebrates Mary Jo Miller's Unforgettable Tenure with 'Memorable' - Mary Jo Miller, Vice President, Design and Creative Direction for HBF Textiles has been the creative visionary behind HBF Textiles for over thirty years. During her tenure, Miller has led the development of a number of award-winning collections and been responsible for translating the works of interior designers, architects and industrial designers into the textile medium. Her own textile collections are experiments with color, texture and graphics and represent some of HBF Textiles best sellers.
  •   UPFRONT: Thinkspace Expands Footprint in Key U.S. Markets: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Upstate New York & Western Pennsylvania - New Partnerships with Five Dynamic Rep Groups to Elevate Market Presence & Expand Sales
  •   New In Classifieds - Healthcare Regional Sales Manager - Central & Western US Territory | The Groupe Lacasse Healthcare Regional Sales Manager will be responsible for identifying, developing, securing, and maintaining relationships with new and existing Healthcare clients to generate business opportunities and revenue for the company. This role requires a self-starter mentality, as the salesperson will be responsible for researching and identifying potential new Healthcare clients, networking, and making cold calls.. Read more on page 88.
  •   PLACES - PTT Global Chemical Offices – Bangkok | The design team proposed one zone one color concept but rather than using primary colors literally designers use tone in tone idea instead.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Carnegie Launches Xorel Cruise, Sustainable, Stylish, and Safe Wallcoverings for Cruise Ship Interiors / DIFFA Elects Tom Polucci of HOK as Chairman of the Board of Trustees / AIA Chicago Announces Moody Nolan as Recipient of 2024 Firm Award / Get Comfortable with Steeve Lou from Arper / Sequoia from Armadillo's latest New Icons Collection / Unveiling Concertex NappaTile's Latest Patterns - NappaTile Mosaics Re-envisioned in Curated Hues
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - July 11, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: The Art of Design: Making Our Way to Fulton Market—and Beyond, Part Two - To wrap up a long day split between THE MART and Fulton Market, we decided to end the day at the Allseating showroom for the brand's annual party, which was well worth the trip.
  •   Introducing Portals Room: The Future of Flexible Meeting Spaces - Debuting at NeoCon as a concept, Spacestor received overwhelmingly positive feedback from some of the most successful global companies, who's workplace strategies will benefit from Portals Room.
  •   Stephen Says - "A Question About Those Pesky "References" Again!" - by Stephen Viscusi - Extend the interview process by increasing the meetings between you and the candidate to more times than you are doing now. Just the two of you. If you're interviewing a candidate two times, make it four times; if you're interviewing four times, make it five or six times.
  •   Conversa Offers Endless Configurations for Contract Spaces - Conversa offers a versatile seating solution, comprising of modular seating and table units, allowing for endless arrangement possibilities.
  •   Dyer Brown: Office Design for Historic Buildings Embodies Future of Workplace - Dyer Brown's bespoke environment for 20 Brattle is crafted to foster creativity and collaboration.
  •   LINAK: Celebrating 30 Years Improving Lives in the US - Thirty years ago, LINAK U.S. Inc. was established in Louisville, Kentucky, marking a significant chapter for the company and the visionary leadership of founder and CEO, Bent Jensen.
  •   Apartment Zero Celebrates 25 Years of Industrial Design Innovation through Cultural Diplomacy - A cultural touchstone, Apartment Zero continues to present the work of the up-and-coming with the same level of enthusiasm enjoyed by their network of established, renowned contemporary designers from around the globe.
  •   AROUND THE INDUSTRY - Gibson Interior Products Added to Hightower Dealer Network / Landscape Forms Earns Its Sixth Straight Great Place to Work Certification / KI Launches New Graded Laminates Program, Elevating Customization and Flexibility in Furniture Design / Configura Expands Its Commercial Interiors Product Line in Q2 2024 / NELSON Worldwide Moves into New Chicago Office / Allseating Awarded Contract with Equalis Group / Loll Designs NEW Colorways
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Howe Unveils Folding Surfaces: Transforming Flexible Workspaces - Folding Surfaces is a mobile, battery-powered double-folding bench designed for flexible workspaces. Winner of the 2024 Best of NeoCon Business Impact Award, it offers effortless mobility, stability, and on-demand power. Designed for sustainability, it features disassembly for easy repair, responsibly sourced materials, and a recyclable steel frame. Folding Surfaces redefines workspace dynamics, supporting modern hybrid work environments.
  •   BOS Holdings Acquires Leading Corporate Signage Firm - A properly designed, installed and maintained sign, enhances your bottom line.
  •   An American-Japanese Success Story: Ultrafabrics at 25, Celebrating a Quarter Century of Textile Innovation - For the last four years, Ultrafabrics has had an external consultant working closely with the Japanese team researching innovations like fabric dyes from food waste such as coffee and matcha tea, and new bio-based inputs.
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale Leads in Sustainability with its Chicago Showroom - The Fulton Market space is designated as Living Building Challenge 4.0 Ready, a framework for sustainable building design and performance established by the International Living Future Institute.
  •   New In Classifieds - Healthcare Regional Sales Manager - Central & Western US Territory | The Groupe Lacasse Healthcare Regional Sales Manager will be responsible for identifying, developing, securing, and maintaining relationships with new and existing Healthcare clients to generate business opportunities and revenue for the company. This role requires a self-starter mentality, as the salesperson will be responsible for researching and identifying potential new Healthcare clients, networking, and making cold calls.. Read more on page 92.
  •   PLACES - Techspence Coaching Centre Offices – Kozhikode | Minimal and functional, the Techspence office by Artystry is a space that is relaxed and unrestrictive in both movement and fresh ideas for its young staff.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Shaw Contract Sponsors Hip Hop Architecture Camp in Atlanta / Designing a Better Chicago Announces 2024 Grant Recipients / Hill Woodworks Owner Chris Foltz Awarded Women of Influence Award / The Agility Company Introduces its Newest Fixed Table Base, Dynamis, Available in Three Heights / Aceray's Tango Line of Seating Designed to Perform in Hospitality Spaces / Revolutionize HVAC Performance with Invi Air's 1-Slot Round Diffuser / SANAYI313's Stainless Steel Martini Tables
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

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