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Business of Furniture - November 23, 2022

 
  •   Designing a Sustainable Future — It's Not That Hard to Do the Right Thing - It takes just as much energy to do the right thing as it does to do anything else.
  •   BDNY Returns to New York City as Design Lines Between Hospitality and Contract Continue to Blur - Clients are looking for things that can invite people to gather while simultaneously having individual spaces.
  •   I Spy Something Green: Three Meaningful Developments in Sustainable Products! - How ThinkLab Trendspotters caught glimpses of a groundswell movement toward more sustainable products.
  •   Jamie Fellowes Named 2022 Business Solutions Association Legend - Jamie and his wife, Deby, have been married for 53 years and have four children – Jennifer, John, Elisabeth, and Andrew – and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf and biking, as well as reading, opera, and road trips with his wife.
  •   ABI October 2022: Architecture Firm Billings Take a Sharp Downward Turn - Business conditions were fairly consistent across the country in October, as firms in all four regions saw either slight growth or a slight downturn.
  •   Stephen Says - "Hiring Managers Really Do Check References: My Tips" - by Stephen Viscusi - If your references are not contacted before or shortly after you get an offer, you should be very curious, very suspicious and consider skipping the job altogether.
  •   Healthy Residence Halls Promote Student Physical Activity, Utilize Sustainable Construction Materials - More and more materials used in building interiors today are being made from sustainable, recycled materials such as countertops made from recycled plastic waste and carpet nylon made from recycled fishing nets harvested in the Philippines and Central Africa.
  •   Herman Miller Expands European Gaming Business with Dedicated Gaming Webshops in Denmark, Finland and Sweden - In addition to the Embody and Vantum Gaming Chairs, the webshop will also feature the Aeron Gaming Chair, Sayl Gaming Chair, Nevi Gaming Desks, and Ollin monitor arm for the complete gaming setting that prioritizes aesthetics and function.
  •   IIDA NY Expands Educational Activities for Children - Initially conceived in 2018 by IIDA NY's Student Development committee, the Design Camp program has since worked with hundreds of students.
  •   IIDA Names Transformational and Innovation Award Winners and Best of Competition Winner of the 10th Annual IIDA Healthcare Design Awards - The IIDA Healthcare Design Awards recognize firms for creative design of healthcare facilities across seven categories within Hospitals, Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, and Ambulatory.
  •   DIRTT Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Private Placement - The proceeds from the Private Placement are intended to provide additional liquidity as the Company works to complete its strategic initiatives.
  •   UPFRONT: Kirei's Air Baffle Wins Three Major Industry Awards - The Air Baffle is an innovative ceiling baffle that combines the acoustic performance of recycled PET felt with a soft filling made of recycled textile fluff from Nike Grind, a global sustainability program that helps transform manufacturing scrap and end-of-life shoes into recycled Nike Grind Materials.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: New from Arper – Shaal Modular Sofa - Designed by Doshi Levien, Shaal is structured and soft like a basket of pillows and wraps around you in a welcoming embrace– inviting tactility and warmth into any space, from residential to contract.
  •   SUSTAINABILITY: Luum Launches Sustainable Approach to On-Demand Textiles - At Luum, sustainability is the lens through which all decisions are made. From fiber to finish, they look to honor the Earth and user wellness through research, development, testing, and industry feedback.
  •   PLACES - CBRE Offices – Kyiv | Linear and individual lighting fixtures in combination with soundproof panels under the ceiling create a playful geometry and immediately attract attention.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - Landscape Forms Appoints Stephen Godanis as Business Development Representative for the New York Metropolitan Area / Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Lori Ambrusch to Studio Manager, Science & Technology, in Washington, D.C. Office / Artaic Appoints Steve Drew as National Sales Director / Liberty Diversified International Names Dan Gigstead, Vice President / Allseating Becomes the First Canadian Manufacturer to Achieve LEVEL3 from BIFMA in the Seating Category
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Clear Design Adds the Nexus Monitor Arms to its FAST Ergonomic Solutions / Agapecasa Reissues the "Club 44" Table Designed in 1957 by Angelo Mangiarotti
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Business of Furniture - November 16, 2022

 
  •   Stephen Says - "Sorry You Lost Your Job at Twitter but Get Over It!" - by Stephen Viscusi - I feel badly for anybody who has lost their job. I'm surprised that so many of you are so surprised, however, since it's not unusual that when management changes hands at any company. Oftentimes, employees change hands as well.
  •   ORGATEC 2022 Impresses Companies and Trade Visitors Alike - A total of 686 companies from 43 countries presented their products and solutions for the current and future requirements of our always-evolving working environments.
  •   Nearly 3 in 5 American Office Workers Place High Importance on Access to Private Work Areas to Produce their Best Work, According to new Fellowes Brands Survey - Survey on office design and worker performance comes as in-office attendance recently reached highest point since start of COVID-19 pandemic.
  •   KWK Architects Completes New Mixed Grade, Living/Learning Wagoner Hall at Augustana University - 54,000-square-foot hall helps accommodate university's largest first-year-student class since 1970.
  •   OM Seating, Fleetwood and NorvaNivel Win Innovation Awards at EDspaces - A panel of education industry professionals reviewED and evaluateED all award submittals based on specific criteria, including a demonstrated rigor in design for education environments, aesthetics, innovation, sustainability, academic and emotional impact.
  •   Scandinavian Spaces Shakes Things Up - Explosive growth combined with a revamped salesforce, project a promising future.
  •   Andreu World Awarded OK BIOBASED Seal of TÜV Austria For BIO Thermopolymer Material - The Spanish manufacturer has achieved a four-star certification of the seal marking it as the highest percentage of renewable raw materials and sustainability.
  •   Kimball International Joins HealthTrust Group Purchasing Organization - "We look forward to our partnership with HealthTrust and its members to help them enhance their patient, family, and caregiver environments," said Jennifer Adams.
  •   Shearman & Sterling Brings Workplace of the Future to Life - The global law firm's recent New York office transformation reflects its commitment to people, clients, and the environment.
  •   Rick Allor Joins Kentwood Office Furniture as General Manager - Rick comes to Kentwood Office Furniture with extensive experience in the contract furniture industry. Most recently, he was a Regional Sales Director at Staples Business Advantage.
  •   Projects: The Trade Desk - Tangram has completed a new furniture design installation for The Trade Desk at two prominent locations for the company.
  •   Stylex Reveals Dau, a Sculptural Collection of Seating & Tables with Untethered Adaptability - Enduring aesthetics designed for movement, Dau inspires activity-based communities, creativity, and productivity with playful flair.
  •   Shaw's Tim Baucom and Vance Bell Recognized Among Most Influential Leaders in Georgia - Both leaders named to Georgia Trend's Georgia 500 list.
  •   UPFRONT: Kimball International Wins Nightingale Award for EverySpace - "Using evidence-based research, EverySpace was designed to add to the overall experience for patients, guests, and staff alike," said Jessica Gubbins.
  •   PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Carnegie Fabrics Announces Healthcare Privacy Curtains to Promote Patient Wellness - Quietude provides both attractive aesthetics and industry-leading functionality not found in traditional privacy curtains.
  •   AWARDED: The HON Company Receives Top Honors - Workwall received the Best Product award in the Furniture & Design category and Cofi was honored with the People's Choice award.
  •   PLACES - OTP Bank Offices – Budapest | One of the key features of the new headquarters is the architectural and interior design gesture of unifying space. The bank's headquarters, with its strict structure, seeks balance in all its solutions.
  •   INDUSTRY PULSE - KAI Hires Kate Pertzsch, RID, NCIDQ as Senior Interior Designer / Ware Malcomb Promotes Amanda Kavanaugh to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in Vaughan Office / XLR8 Commercial Interiors Now Representing Acoufelt in Southeastern United States / Longtime Idaho Company Freeform Earns B Corp Certification / LG Earns Zoom Certification on its All-in-One Video Conferencing Display / Buro Happold Adds Offices and Innovative Leaders in Atlanta and San Diego / FSR's Smart-Way Wall Raceway Receives NECA Showstopper Award / Shaw Receives 2022 St. Jude Organizational Support Award
  •   FIRST LOOKS - De Vorm Introduces Mino Sofa Series / Showcasing Glidden Paint by PPG's Vining Ivy Through Textiles and Furniture Solutions / The Curio Collection from Concertex / Tuuci Introduces the Ocean Master MEGA MAX Classic
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, Industry Classifieds & Careers

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