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Business of Furniture - June 7, 2023

  •   Clerkenwell Design Week 2023: Sunshine & Positivity - Many of the exhibitors held, or sponsored, presentations or panel discussions led by international experts on topics as varied as workplace diversity, acoustics, hybrid working, sustainable practices and circularity.
  •   Stephen Says - "What Are We? Sales Managers or Head-Hunters?" - by Stephen Viscusi - I believe that the best sales managers are also the best recruiters. I consider it part of your job to participate with HR if your company is not attracting people organically.
  •   Allsteel Launches Brand Refresh: Designed To Do More - Our approach starts with collaboration and putting people at the heart of the experience," said Allsteel's President, Jason Hagedorn.
  •   Okamura Introduces Sphere - Experience effortless comfort with the 3D physical fit shell – designed to naturally conform to your body.
  •   LOGICDATA and JIECANG Announce Confident Return to NeoCon - At NeoCon, LOGICDATA will market the OPTIMUS Program, a blend of products and services specifically targeted at manufac-turers (OEMs).
  •   DIRTT Construction Partner Network Growing With New DIRTT Experience Centers - "These openings demonstrate the confidence our partners have in the value the DIRTT Construction System provides to their clients."
  •   J+J Flooring Relaunches the Hugely Popular Intrinsic Product – Now a Full Collection Featuring Refreshed Colorways and New Patterns - This collection is part of J+J Flooring's quick ship program, ensuring timely delivery for projects.
  •   Room & Board for Business Makes NeoCon Debut in the 2023 Show - Merging residential and commercial design well before the term "resimercial" was coined, Room & Board for Business continues to expand its offerings of timeless, and durable furnishings.
  •   Kimball International Debuts Chicago Showroom in Fulton Market District - The showroom space embodies Kimball International's continued research and insights into how to create thriving environments for work, health, and learning.
  •   Hightower Debuts New Showroom Design for NeoCon - An inclusive and fun space that wows while showcasing new products.
  •   COE Premieres New, On-Trend Finish for OfficeSource Laminate at NeoCon - "We're thrilled to bring this new offering to our wildly popular OS Laminate collection," said Melanie Ewing, chief marketing officer of COE Distributing.
  •   Fellowes Grows U.S. Manufacturing Capabilities, Expands Line of BAA and TAA Compliant 400 Series Paper Shredders - This powerful line of shredders is built with robust cutting blocks made from high-quality US steel and features Fellowes' proprietary 100% Jam Proof Technology.
  •   NeoCon: New Showroom For Nook - With its iconic house shape, extensive options and placement opportunities, NOOK fits perfectly in a variety of spaces.
  •   MillerKnoll Brings Design Works to Life for Fulton Market Design Days - As one of the early anchor tenants, MillerKnoll has helped shape Fulton Market into a premier design destination, taking the lead in creating the 'Neighborhood of Brands,' a group of more than twenty-five design-led companies with showrooms and trade spaces in the Fulton Market area of Chicago.
  •   Stylex Reimagines Workspaces with Six New Product Launches at NeoCon - With an emphasis on rich colors, soft lines, and natural elements, Stylex continues to expand its portfolio of modern furniture pieces, further solidifying its position as an industry leader.
  •   UPFRONT: Landscape Forms Announces Expanded Partnership with SESCO Lighting - "We are excited and grateful to expand our representation with Landscape Forms," said SESCO Lighting President and CEO John Palk.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: LINAK DPI Desk Panels – More Than Meets the Eye - Streamlined design, intuitive use, and built-in anti-collision sensor, all contained in one desk panel. The LINAK DPI desk panel series for sit-stand desks takes innovation and desk protection to a new level.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: ZGONIC Has Appointed ergoCentric As Its Exclusive Partner In Canada - "By combining ergoCentric's ergonomic seating, desks, and accessories with ZGONIC's acclaimed monitor arms, we are able to offer a truly ergonomic workstation that can fit 100% of Canadian office workers at the lowest total cost of ownership."
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Vetrina Way Investments Acquires Interior Contract Services - Interior Contract Services has a reputation for professional and personalized service from a team that takes pride in a job well done.
  •   PEOPLE: Tony Besasie Joins KI as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer - "Tony has a wealth of sales and marketing expertise and a creative, growth-focused mindset," said Brian Krenke, CEO of KI.
  •   PLACES - Malam Team Offices – Petah Tikva | The model we designed produces private spaces such as: executive rooms and meeting rooms, alongside open spaces with a central avenue that creates opportunities for formal and informal meetings in an urban atmosphere.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Keilhauer Promotes Ian Watson to VP of Sales / HNI Completes Acquisition of Kimball International / Lesro Welcomes New Manufacturer Representative / Keilhauer Announces CEO Transition Plan / Sarah Wortman Joins MG2 as Director of Marketing / Innovant Welcomes Melanie Delianides
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Maharam: Metered Stripe, Concord Stripe, and Ribbed Weave by Paul Smith / Vivant – The New Textile Collection That Revives Hospitality Spaces / Boomerang Desk from Ethnicraft / Bluff from Heller / Bjelin Releases Select Grading in the US
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - May 31, 2023

  •   ICFF and WantedDesign Head Back to NYC - Insight, innovation, and inspiration laid the foundation for ICFF 2023, with the three-day event that anchors New York Design Week bringing connection, conversation, and discovery to the design.
  •   Stephen Says - "I'm Thinking of Retiring, But Not Sure I Can Afford To. What Should I Do?" - by Stephen Viscusi - To answer your question, I say keep that job even if you have to fight for it. If you're exceeding your sales goal, that is a large part of what keeping your job is about.
  •   HBF Launches the Bao Collection by Alda Ly Architecture - Alda Ly Architecture (ALA) is an API woman-owned firm that provides thoughtful, custom interior solutions for organizations looking to rethink traditional retail, healthcare, office, and cultural spaces.
  •   Discover Indiana Furniture's Game-Changing Solutions For Today's Evolving Workspaces - "Our broadened portfolio effortlessly integrates to flex the style, function, and comfort of working spaces."
  •   IIDA to Inaugurate Ronnie Belizaire as 2023-2024 International Board President and Additional New Board Members at the IIDA Annual Meeting - "Ronnie's contributions both to our organization and to our industry cannot be overstated."
  •   Artcobell's Maker Space is an Adaptable Solution for Learning Without Boundaries - Whether it is using a 3-D printer, crafting with cardboard, or rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty, this is the space to build, share, and innovate.
  •   Kartell Wins At NYCxDesign Awards - Particularly innovative is the irregular, porous feel chosen for the extremely natural finish, almost like that of terracotta or ceramic.
  •   Limbo from Heller - New at NeoCon - Whether placed poolside, in a hotel lobby, or a living room, Limbo provides comfortable seating, with an eye-catching flair.
  •   Introducing Lives Post + Beam - A Revolutionary Approach to Enhancing Communication and Innovation in Team Based Working
  •   Arcadia Introduces Conduit, a Sleek Meeting Table Collection with a Natural Beauty All Its Own - To meet the needs of wide-ranging applications, Conduit is offered in modestly-scaled or more generous sizes, in 29-inch and 42-inch table heights.
  •   Silicone Symphony from Designtex - Thoughtfully designed and intelligently engineered, silicone is a superior alternative to traditional coated fabrics.
  •   Carnegie Fabrics And Modernfold Announce Partnership In Alignment With Sustainability Efforts - Carnegie Fabrics' flagship textile, Xorel, is now pre-approved and graded into Modernfold's supplier product database, simplifying the textile's specification process.
  •   KOVA Introduces Casework, A Customizable Whole-Project Solution - The Tailored Casework Program Meets the Unique Needs of Any Project, Rounding Out KOVA's Cross-Category Offering for Kitchen and Bath
  •   Teknion Introduces Tone An Entry-Level Task Chair - "Tone has been a real labor of love for us here at Teknion," said Julia La, Product Manager at Teknion. "We love to create quietly intelligent products, and Tone is just that."
  •   Studio TK Presents Trine, A Collection of Multi-Sized Stools - "Our collaboration with eStudi Manel Molina expands the concept of today's stools to provide users a useful yet seductive seating option."
  •   UPFRONT: ASID Committee on Adaptive Living Releases Senior Living Resource Guide - "As the population of older adults continues to increase, designers must pivot their work in order to foster supportive spaces that tackle the needs of this community."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NARBUTAS Furniture Collection Wins Another Prestigious Award - The mobile, multifunctional NOVA Wood Multipurpose furniture system consists of three table models of different heights and lengths with distinctive frames and special accessories.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Kimball International Announces New Seating and Table Solutions - Kimball International's National brand launches three new collections: Connolly, Picado, and Mariben.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Marvel Recruits Neil Bartley - Throughout his career, Neil has honed an expertise in interiors with a broad focus in hospitality, office, retail, and mixed-use projects.
  •   GIVING BACK: Humanscale Sponsors 8 Wells in India Providing Clean Water to Over 8,000 People - With these wells, the community can now expect a reduction in water-borne diseases as the drinking water is safe for human consumption improving overall health outcomes along with the infinite benefits that access to clean water brings to a community.
  •   PLACES - BECI Offices – Brussels | During the pandemic, BECI decided to renovate the second floor to create private spaces where community members could run meetings and events, bond with peers, and receive coaching.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Jason Dooley to Regional Vice President, Southeast Region / Where Acoustics—and Music—Meets Design: Buro Happold Taps Frank Reder as U.S. Lead / Denyse Sharp Promoted to Chief Administrative Officer
  •   FIRST LOOKS - New Product, Line Addition from The Mitchell Group / Conquer Collaboration With ZIA Conference Table / SIXINCH USA To Unveil Outdoor/Mobile Products / Come Together In Design With Ghent / Gressco Receives TIP Award
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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