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Business of Furniture - June 13, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: Ready, Set, Show - NeoCon: The Press Day Preview, Part One - KI Wall made its mark at NeoCon 2024 with a showing of its architectural pods and walls focusing on seamlessly integrating into contemporary spaces in a functional yet visually enticing way.
  •   Stephen Says - "Is It Time To Put "Term Limits" on Regional Managers?" - by Stephen Viscusi - But here's my real takeaway from this year's NeoCon; Manufacturers and dealers alike want all their salespeople back to work in the office five days a week.
  •   BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: FCA Celebrates 70 Years of Architectural Excellence and Innovation - One of Philadelphia's oldest established design firms, FCA has expanded over the last seven decades from a regional practice into a nationally-recognized design powerhouse, with a prominent reputation for success across the healthcare, medical equipment planning, commercial and workplace, higher education, life science, and urban planning sectors.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: Humanscale's 'Connected' Exhibit at Fulton Market Design Days 2024 - Held in the new Chicago showroom, this year's exhibit provided exclusive previews of Diffrient Lounge, Float Micro, and Freedom 25th Anniversary Signature Edition.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A Bold New Spectrum for Play: Herman Miller Gaming Launches New Colors & Redesigned Headrest for Vantum Gaming Chair - Herman Miller Gaming debuts a refreshed Vantum Gaming Chair, now available in four bold new colors and a redesigned headrest for even easier adjustments on this versatile chair.
  •   UPFRONT: HBF Textiles Introduced Memorable at NeoCon - Memorable is a must-see collection designed by Mary Jo Miller.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Stylex Announced Notable Collaborations and Launched Three Dynamic Products at NeoCon - All three product launches are manufactured in the U.S. with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability with BIFMA LEVEL and Greenguard certification, supported by a 10-year performance warranty.
  •   Photo Log: Groupe Lacasse, Floor 10 - Discover the Collective Movement.
  •   Enwork Redesigned Showroom, Debuted Trio Of Innovative Products - Enwork's showroom centerpiece - VOU - is a stunning addition to Enwork's conference table offering.
  •   HAT Collective Introduced New Monitor Arm, E5, at NeoCon - "When we designed the E5, our goal was to make it all-encompassing and to make every aspect simple, from specification to installation to user configuration."
  •   Thinkspace Brings HushFree Acoustic Collection of Booths to North America with NeoCon Debut - Class A acoustics, mood lighting, ventilation and room availability features at an affordable price are workspace game changers. Three models offer exceptional acoustic comfort for individuals, teamwork, meetings.
  •   EzoBord Unveils Concept Product Space Featuring Acoustic Ceiling and Wall Solutions - INtainer Delivers an Innovative and Inspirational Design Experience.
  •   Kimball International Announces Grand Opening of New NYC Showroom - Located at the entrance of the dynamic Flatiron District, the space is dedicated to showcasing Kimball International's comprehensive array of workplace, education, and healthcare furniture solutions.
  •   Photo Log: Fulton Market Design Days and NeoCon 2024 - Complete editorial coverage coming throughout the remainder of June and all of July, with in-depth analysis of all the events in Chicago, along with industry reactions, including an overview of each event and the big winners.
  •   Bjelin Unveils Striking Contrast Collection - These powerhouse floors, made with European, FSC-certified wood from Croatia, are available in an XL format and a Nature grading.
  •   Steelcase and Logitech Introduce Extended Reality Experience Ocular View - Leaders in hybrid collaboration and technology create more realistic virtual connections for better meetings in the office.
  •   Room & Board for Business Returned to Neocon with Four New Product Launches - New Products Included Two Modern Lounge Chairs and Two Durable Outdoor Collections
  •   New In Classifieds - Independent Sales Representatives | 2/90 Sign Systems is seeking Independent Sales Reps forUpstate New York, Pacific region (excludes California), and Mountain region (includes Idaho, Montana only). EVERY facility needs wayfinding signage! Read more on page 96.
  •   PLACES - Bupa Acıbadem Offices – Istanbul | The open office area is arranged to maximize natural light, enhancing the natural lighting of the workspace.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Spectorgroup Announces Retirement of Sergio Baluyut / Clear Design Updates Lookbook with Inspiring New Visuals / Hooker Furnishings Positions Itself For Contract & Hospitality Growth / The 3rd ORGATEC TOKYO - Envisioning the Future of the Workplace through the Power of Design - Over 40,000 Visitors Gather as Scale Expands
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - June 6, 2024

 
  •   Stefanie Schwalb: New Year, New NeoCon: A Pre-Show Interview Reveals Insights on this Year's Edition - "Since people aren't together as frequently as they were pre-pandemic, the importance of these annual gatherings is even more important to the industry."
  •   Stephen Says - "Dealers: Visit Your "Open Line" Manufacturers During Neocon!" - by Stephen Viscusi - As a dealer sales rep, the open lines were the products I was most able to sell, especially to my smaller customers, and I made the most amount of gross profit margin on those manufacturers.
  •   Kimball International's Chicago Showroom Focuses on Lifestyle Amenities During Fulton Market Design Days - The rise of Lifestyle Amenities marks a new era for ancillary spaces, blending convenience with purpose to enrich work, learning, and health on a personal level.
  •   Humanscale Sets New Sustainability Standard with its Chicago Showroom - The street-level space embodies Humanscale's minimal aesthetic and features large circular architectural volumes, framing and accentuating the brand's hero products, including the iconic Freedom Chair.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: AIS Opens Beautiful Third Floor Showroom, Previews New Solutions, and Features Concepts in Development - A Season of Growth: Non-Stop Energy Surrounds AIS as Their Commitment to Dealers Strengthens.
  •   SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: Creating a Future in Motion Together: LOGICDATA and JIECANG Head to NeoCon 2024 - Both brands will highlight their product ranges, including the OEM-optimized OPTIMUS Program.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Patricia McCaul, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Rottet Studio Receives Drexel 100 Award - McCaul has been with Rottet Studio since its inception in May 2008.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Fellowes Contract Interiors Announces Enhancements to Volo Modular Wall Product - The new enhancements will be available for specification and order shortly after Design Days in Q3 2024.
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: KFI Studios Names Director of Sales and Director of A&D Sales & Development - "We've made remarkable strides in expanding our brand and sales in recent years, and we are thrilled to have Kevin join our team to continue our momentum."
  •   PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Creative Office Resources Welcomes New SVP to New England Sales Team - Avellaneda brings nearly two decades of experience in sales and customer service, having previously excelled in both the manufacturing and dealer sides of the industry.
  •   AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Allsteel's Admix Tables Win 2024 Architizer's A+Product Awards Popular Choice in Contract Furniture Category - The award-winning series was designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind, ideal for multi-purpose spaces and teams in hybrid settings.
  •   AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Fantini Design Awards Officially Open for Submission - Three projects will be selected as winners by a panel of judges, and one representative per winning project will receive a 4-day, all-expenses paid trip to Casa Fantini/Lake Time resort.
  •   UPFRONT: Concept 400E from Groupe Lacasse is now on CET - Concept 400E gives you an abundance of forms, components and finishes.
  •   Landscape Forms Expands Popular Americana & Harvest Collections - The new range of Harvest tables is designed with the element of elevated togetherness in mind, applying the communal nature of a round table to a wider range of outdoor experiences.
  •   Omni Workspace Welcomes Geri Hieronymus as Regional Vice President - Omni's distinctive brands, including Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, Emerald Blue, Meso, and Turnkey Project Services, serve organizations in many ways, all with a focus on delivering superior products and services.
  •   Timi is Redefining Modern Office Furniture at the ARC in Chicago - Join us in Chicago at the ARC Showroom at 404 North May Street to experience the transformative potential of Timi.
  •   ICFF Ends With Major Applause From The Show Floor - ICFF thanks its partners who also hosted their awards on the show floor this year: Adorno, ASID NY Metro, Be Original Americas, Female Design Council, and IFDA.
  •   Kimball International's Kolo Pods Accredited as a Certified Autism Resource - Designed to offer a quiet space within open environments, the Kolo Pod is an ideal solution for learning, working, and healing spaces.
  •   AIS Honored for Workforce Development and Productivity at Annual Manufacturing Excellence Event - Award highlights the many training, engagement, and outreach programs that cultivate and support the company's diverse workforce.
  •   NaughtOne Debuts Morse Curved Modules for Award-Winning Morse Table System and More at NeoCon - NaughtOne invites guests to imagine endless design opportunities through the brand's "World of Possibilities."
  •   Fellowes Expands Its Portfolio with Launch of Markerboard Line-Up - Through the Fellowes Markerboard ID program, easy-to-specify custom sizes, special colors, and digital prints are available, allowing customers to create unique and beautiful writing surfaces.
  •   ULTRAFABRICS AT 25 YEARS: The Brand Announces its Volar Bio Line has Doubled its Sustainable Content - At the Sustainability Lab Ultrafabrics will show Kajihara's trial-and-error textile samples using various bio-based experiments.
  •   HBF Unveils Layered, Lively Refresh in Their NYC Showroom - The main showroom was designed to be open and airy, with high ceilings and large windows maximizing the natural light.
  •   Hightower Turns 21 and Looks to the Future for NeoCon - The latest and greatest from Hightower will be featured during NeoCon in the company's showroom in theMART, 1110.
  •   Scandinavian Spaces NeoCon Product Launch - New product introductions expand multiple product categories.
  •   New In Classifieds - ARTOPEX IS LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURER SALES REPRESENTATIVE | Artopex a leading manufacturer of office furniture offering everything under one roof including laminate case goods, systems furniture, seating, and metal storage is seeking dynamic sales-oriented manufacturer sales representation to join our team for the following territories: Philadelphia, Eastern & Central PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and for the San Antonio & Austin markets. Read more on page 124.
  •   New In Classifieds - JOIN ERGOCENTRIC'S GROWING SALES TEAM! | Are you passionate about enhancing workplace wellness and productivity through high-quality ergonomic solutions? Read more on page 125.
  •   PLACES - Danone Offices – Sofia | For employees to feel attached and comfortable as well as for visitors to recognize Danone's identity and feel accustomed with company's values.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE & FIRST LOOKS - Heller Launches the Fortune Chair / DEDON Launches the KIDA Armchair / Luum Expands Graded In Partnerships / Allsteel 'Tell Me More' Podcast: Change Management for the Evolving and Intentional Workplace / Anthros at Fulton Market During Design Days / Ethnicraft Launches the PI Dining Chair / Designtex Debuts the Joy Collection / Visit the Ligne Roset Showroom / 9to5 Seating Levels Up: New BIFMA Rating / Concertex: Hanabi in Collaboration with Elodie Blanchard / TPG Architecture Celebrates its 45 Year Legacy / HBF Debuts the KUBI Lounge Collection
  •   So Much More Every Week - Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

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