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Now published Thursday evenings, containing all of the latest industry news from the week, special feature editorials, and the latest product introductions. From trends that affect your bottom line, to new products, to stories that will help you run a better, more informed company.

Business of Furniture - November 30, 2023

  •   Humanscale Launches M/Connect 3: Advanced USB Power and Data Solutions - Designed to match the varying technological needs of today's workspaces, M/Connect 3 is a three-pronged solution to data and power connectivity.
  •   Celebrating Progress: Evaluating 2023's Shifts and the Road to 2024 - ThinkLab has unveiled how not only our industry, but our world can leverage insights from Gen Z to benefit ALL generations.
  •   Kimball International Launches Updated and Expanded SpecStudio Visualizer Tool - With the newly added modular configuration feature, users can now craft personalized designs by seamlessly combining a variety of lounge modules into one whitespace.
  •   Stephen Says - "Bosses Who Refuse to Embrace Technology Lose Talent - Especially Millennials. It's that Simple." - by Stephen Viscusi - This is not an age issue. Often, older employers get a bad rap for being unwilling to adopt new office innovations. In my experience, this is unfair and inaccurate.
  •   The Business of Furniture Thursday Evenings (127 Pages Inside) - Now published Thursday evenings, containing all of the latest industry news from the week, special feature editorials, and the latest product introductions. BoF now keeps you even more informed of everything happening across the industry, with same day/week reporting from events and shows.
  •   Foscarini Lighting Collections Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary - Foscarini strives to make people feel at home in their homes and collective spaces. The company has always openly challenged the limits of possibility, whether those of materials or technologies.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: COE Distributing's J.D. Ewing Honored with 2023 Smart 50 Award - "It's so humbling to be honored among such an incredible group of business leaders."
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A Modern Twist on Classic BuzziSpace Designs - BuzziTube Square and BuzziJet Square - These functional and aesthetically pleasing suspended acoustic panels can elevate any commercial or residential space, while also absorbing excess noise.
  •   UPFRONT: Keilhauer Launches Textile Card Partnership with HBF Textiles - "HBF offers interesting and unique textiles that have patterns and colors not previously found within the Keilhauer textile library."
  •   Watson Launches the Edison Workbench, the Latest Adaptable Solution to its Edison Collection - The Edison Workbench is more than just a well-designed product; it demonstrates the value of listening to an industry at the individual level and devoting the care and resources necessary to design impactful solutions.
  •   Humanscale Pilots Standalone Retail Concept in Hangzhou, China - Located in Raffles City Mall, This Begins Humanscale's Retail Vision in China's Internet Capital.
  •   Elevating the Lifestyle and Amenities Market: Creative Office Resources Welcomes a New Addition - A WBENC-Certified WBE and one of the largest MillerKnoll Certified Dealers in North America, is a forward-thinking furniture dealership committed to ensuring a positive end-to-end customer journey.
  •   Andreu World Announces Expansion of NYC Flagship Showroom - The Global manufacturer's newly renovated and expanded showroom is now the brand's second-largest showroom.
  •   Versteel Elevates Healthcare Experience with Socius Seating Enhancements - Socius has a seamless frame with soft curves, creating a refined look that is both strong and beautiful.
  •   Road to Salone 2024: The Promotional Tour for the 62nd Edition - Reports from Paris and London, the first two legs of the journey across the main European and international cities, flagging up the innovations at the upcoming edition.
  •   Legrand + Microsoft: Companies to Join Forces for Seamless Scalability in The Future Office - Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Create New Hybrid Conferencing Space
  •   Spacestor Introduces Seamless Simplicity with Portico - Spacestor has taken learnings from the development of a range of products to conceive a simply built booth with reduced options, allowing a more cost-effective price.
  •   Fräsch Adds Six New Products to its Contemporary Catalog - "As more people return to the office, the need for acoustic solutions like these new offerings from 14six8 is increasing."
  •   Meet River Lea & The Thames from Designtex - Since 2014, Designtex has collaborated with the British textile design studio, Wallace Sewell, to bring color, craft and construction to the forefront of textile creation.
  •   PLACES - VMLY&R Offices – Bogotá | This new space is furnished with stands, tables for collaborative work, and an open booth for tasks that require more concentration.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Bringing the MillerKnoll Collective Together in San Francisco / Interior Design Trade Marketplace Daniel House Club Welcomes Three New Visionary Members to Its Board of Advisors / Tarkett's Cliff Gustafson Awarded for Commitment to Educational Facilities Management / Stance Healthcare to Acquire Arizona-based Plural Studios / KI Announces 2nd Annual Classroom Furniture Giveaway for Teachers / HON Showcased Innovative Learning Environment Solutions at EDspaces 2023 / Hightower's New Boulevard Collection Supports Intuitive Seating
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - Nov. 16 & Thanksgiving (23rd), 2023

  •   BDNY Is Back Again — And Interior Design Has Never Been Better - The products one might consider for their work-from-home space are now being replicated in workplaces hoping to entice employees to return, and lounge spaces you might discover at a boutique hotel are serving as inspiration in wellness environments to provide patients with exceptional comfort that play an integral part of being cared for.
  •   Stephen Says - "The Holidays Are Coming Up… And So Is Your Next Job!" - by Stephen Viscusi - My experience is that 50% of the people that interview for other jobs will find that the grass is not greener, end up staying put and are more appreciative of their current job, and that is a good thing to learn.
  •   The Business of Furniture Thursday Evenings - Now published Thursday evenings, containing all of the latest industry news from the week, special feature editorials, and the latest product introductions. BoF now keeps you even more informed of everything happening across the industry, with same day/week reporting from events and shows.
  •   Carnegie Expands Award-Winning Outdoor Biobased Xorel® Line With The Al Fresco Collection - The Al Fresco Collection uses new knitting techniques to create an improved hand feel that feels softer and more luxurious.
  •   Stylex Introduces Luna, Reinvented Banquette Seating Specifiable by the Inch - An Enduring Collection of Versatility, Luna Shapes Seating Areas for Lobbies, Restaurants, and Workplaces.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Steelcase Research Finds Leaders' Priorities Shift & Expands Green Products - Leaders say employee wellbeing, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion are more important this year. Steelcase additionally released its 2023 Impact Report and expands CarbonNeutral product portfolio.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Where Art and Culture Transform Working Spaces - EzoBord Unveils the New Robin Sprong Collection - "By combining the expertise of EzoBord in architectural acoustics with the artistic brilliance of Robin Sprong, we are breaking barriers and redefining the boundaries of design."
  •   UPFRONT: Celebrate America Recycles Day with Humanscale's Ocean Chairs - Each chair, composed of reclaimed fishing nets and other ocean plastics, is a testament to the company's dedication to reducing the environmental havoc caused by these pollutants.
  •   LG Expands Chicago Business Innovation Center To Increase Engagement With Resellers and End Customers - Newly Renovated BIC Showcases Cutting-Edge Business Solutions: DVLED, Transparent OLED, Medical Displays, IT Monitors, Laptops, Projectors, Interactive Displays, Robots and More
  •   Kimball International Wins Best in Show Product Innovation Award for Chaddy Seating Solution - Chaddy was designed to offer extreme flexibility and versatility along with exceptional comfort.
  •   Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering Welcomes Julia Gillespie as VP of Sustainability - "I am genuinely thrilled to spearhead Momentum's ongoing journey as an industry frontrunner in the sustainable textile and wallcovering space."
  •   AHF Products Sponsors 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree - The 'People's Tree' is making its way from West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest to Washington D.C., after stopping in AHF Products' Beverly, WV Manufacturing Facility Where it was Wrapped & Readied for the Journey.
  •   Kimball International Wins Two Nightingale Awards for Kolo Pod Solution - Designed to offer flexibility and privacy in an open environment, the Kolo Pods offer a fresh perspective on respite areas within healthcare spaces.
  •   Interface – Interface Releases Fall/Winter 2023 Design Trend Index - Latest Report Explores Evolving Trends in Commercial and Residential Interiors
  •   Safco Products Introduces Swift Catalog: Helping Space Planners Design for The Moment - The new catalog is available in both print and digital formats, offering convenience and accessibility to customers.
  •   Woodlore International Officially Under New Ownership - Owner of BRC Group and Tayco, Bill Melnik Acquires OEM Manufacturer Woodlore.
  •   Design Within Reach Announces 20th Annual Champagne Chair Contest in Partnership with Champagne Pommery and United States Artists - Design Within Reach will be accepting entries from now through January 7, 2024. Winners will be announced in early February 2024.
  •   PLACES - Colmobil Group Offices – Rosh Haayin | "We transformed the enormous space for a relaxed, intimate and harmonious work environment for the well-being of the employees."
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Berco Designs, A Leader in Manufacturing High-Performance Tables Announces Its New VP of Sales / IIDA NY Extends Application Deadline for Third Annual Hazel Siegel Scholarship / Steelcase Recognized for Advancing and Women / NELSON Worldwide Names New Principals, Associate Principals to its Path to Principal Program / Chemetal and Treefrog Highlight New Materials, Honor Milestone at BDNY / BIFMA International Announces New Membership Services Director / Roopa by Arper: A Bold Statement for any Space
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers


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