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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

Business of Furniture - July 4, 2024

  •   Stefanie Schwalb: Monday Morning at THE MART What We Experienced During NeoCon, Day One - Overall, the goal for Group Lacasse this year was to showcase more of a mix and match feeling; how to create different zones of interest; and how to make spaces where communities can thrive and help lift individuals as well as teams.
  •   New Third Floor Showroom Attracts Engaged Crowd to AIS for Refreshed Product Line, Previews of New Solutions, and Concepts in Development - A Season of Growth: Dealers, Designers, and Guests Create Buzz About New Offerings
  •   Stephen Says - "Does The Company You Work for Typecast Your Future Job?" - by Stephen Viscusi - I have a friend who works for an open line company now and they want to change jobs to one of the majors. They seem to be having difficulty getting past the first interview and they're blaming it on the fact that they come from a mid-to-lower price brand, albeit a great company.
  •   Enwork Delights Attendees with Quantum Flip Table at Neocon - Featuring a slim and sturdy profile, auto-locking casters, accessible bag hooks, and an intuitive flip mechanism, Quantum stands as the leader in the high-performance training table category.
  •   Launching in September 2024: Anagram Sofa - Anagram is the sofa solution that cleverly embodies current lifestyle changes. This is achieved through its comfort, engineering, functionality and aesthetics: the same hallmarks that typify all Vitra products.
  •   ASID To Welcome Distinguished Interior Designers To College Of Fellows - Election to the ASID College of Fellows, the Society's highest honor, is bestowed on less than 1% of the ASID membership.
  •   Manufacturer Point of View: 9to5 Seating's 2024 NeoCon Recap - The biggest highlight? Winning three Best of NeoCon awards for HÅG Celi and HÅG Tion. HÅG Celi took home awards for Innovation and Sustainability, while HÅG Tion was recognized for Sustainability.
  •   AROUND THE INDUSTRY - Gordon Boggis, CEO of Carnegie, Named to Fast Company's Impact Council / Kimball International Releases New 12-Day Quick Delivery Program / IIDA Launches Certified Design Futurist Program / Allsteel Unveils Expansion of Gunlocke Stratawood Reconstituted Wood Veneer Collection / Teknion Debuts [In]Studio, A Hub of Inspiration, Collaboration, and Investigation
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Arcadia's Flipside Modular Benches are a Fusion of Simplicity and Adaptability - Drawing upon the concept of minimalism, the series features a slender profile and open metal frame that are at once sophisticated, yet convey a playful energy.
  •   Kirei Releases HyperFly Products - "Acoustics can amplify a space by creating impactful moments."
  •   Luna Textiles Introduces The Return Collection Inspired by Mexican Architecture - Carefully constructed using natural and recycled materials, including linen, wool, cotton and polyester, The Return Collection is free from added finishes and signals Luna's deep commitment to the environment.
  •   ORGATEC 2024 to Pave the Way for Circular Biomaterials - ORGATEC visitors will be able to experience these materials up-close and first-hand in the #CircularBiomaterials Focus Area.
  •   UPFRONT: Humanscale Previews It's First Ever Lounge Chair Paying Homage To Revolutionary Industrial Designer Niels Diffrient - Neils altered the world of design through his belief that chairs should adapt to the user, not the other way around.
  •   New In Classifieds - Exemplis, manufacturer of SitOnIt and IDEON seating, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated sales representative for our Northern California Sales Team. Read more on page 88.
  •   PLACES - Super Co Coworking Offices – Singapore | Conexus Studio has reimagined a workspace that goes beyond the ordinary, prioritizing not just functionality but also community and mutual advancement.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Arper Design Stories, the New Podcast / Foscarini's Fregio designed by Andrea Anastasio / markilux Introduces Eight New Panel Colors / DARRAN Launches Teo, A Playful Bit of Utility to Brighten and Enliven Spaces / IFDA'S Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners For 2024 / RBW and Little Wing Lee's Cape / Boss Design Launches Remi: A Sustainable Milestone in Furniture Industry / CEU Alert | Furniture in Healing Environments July 10th / Pebble from Armadillo's Latest New Icons Collection / Carl Hansen & Son's The English Chair
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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