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Business of Furniture - September 11, 2019

 
  •   CIFF Shanghai Opens Under Cloud of Tariffs and Talk of Trade Wars - No U.S. manufacturers tout a "Made in China" label on their office furniture products, but almost all of them have products and components that are made here. The office furniture industry in the U.S. and here in China are intimately tied together with Chinese suppliers and manufacturers connected to many of their counterparts across the Pacific.
  •   Designing for Designers: Dyer Brown Transforms its Own Headquarters - When not engaged in heads-down work, Dyer Brown's staff has choices for meetings, eating, relaxing and personal care.
  •   NeoCan't Event Provides Networking Opportunities and a Glimpse into the Future of Design - "The value of the event is the idea that you have limited space. Because of this, manufacturers whittle down their showcase to the best of the best."
  •   Herman Miller and Vitra Collaborate for the Limited-Run Eames Eucalyptus LTR Tables - The tables feature solid tops made from eucalyptus trees harvested from the Eames House property.
  •   Put A Smile On Your Feet – Floortex Solves Standing Desk Strain With New Line Of Tactile Mats - Two years ago, Floortex leveled up its offerings with a new line of AFS-TEX Active anti-fatigue mats. Today, the mats are the company's best sellers.
  •   Award-Winning Designer of Branded Environments Returns to Perkins and Will in Austin - A familiar face and known leader in the Branded Environments design discipline has returned to global architecture firm Perkins and Will to expand its services in the Southwest.
  •   Stephen Says - "There and Back Again: A Salesperson's Tale" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Edenred Offices – Barcelona, Spain
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions, Including: KI Launches New MyPlace Lounge Furniture Elements / Simplicity of Form: Roka from KFI Studios & Q Design
  •   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 - September, 2019

 
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN, LONDON - Getting work done on the road isn't easy, especially in an extremely busy London train station. On a recent business trip between London and Amsterdam, I needed to work while waiting for my Eurostar train. Sometimes you have to grab work time when and where you can. In this instance, it was Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 that has grown worldwide.
  •   JUST PROGRAM MEASURES SOCIAL EQUITY - Corporate social responsibility has always been a slippery term. It looks great on a mission statement, but companies often lack a way to measure the impact of this belief. Enter JUST, a disclosure tool offered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The voluntary transparency program helps businesses disclose and optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement.
  •   A NEW COWORKING SPACE IN MINNEAPOLIS IS PROVIDING A SAFE AND INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN, NON-BINARY AND TRANS PEOPLE - When people walk into The Coven, whether it's for the first time or every morning when they come to work, they finally feel like they can be themselves. "Whether you're dressed to the nines, you're in your workout clothes, you're experimenting with your personality, this is a safe and welcoming space," said Erinn Farrell, chief creative officer at The Coven. "We welcome all versions of yourselves."
  •   PRIVACY UNDONE: MY REVOLT AGAINST THE 'OPEN OFFICE ENLIGHTENMENT' - The open office project was doomed from the start, beginning with the misguided assumptions being made about the generic office worker.
  •   HAPPINESS IS IN THE HUDDLE — EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON WHAT PRIVACY MEANS IN THE OFFICE THESE DAYS - Is there a privacy crisis in the office? Not necessarily, according to some experts. And is privacy even the right word? Maybe not. "Just like the phrase open layout, and its variations, it's an old term," said Samu Hällfors, cofounder of Framery in Finland. "It doesn't necessarily encompass exactly what we mean all the time. Same with work privacy — yes, we need spaces to speak in private, but it's more about the need to concentrate or the need for personal space. So, privacy is sort of a narrow term."
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.

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