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Business of Furniture - February 14, 2018

  •   UPFRONT: Bean Counter or Guru: How will Walker be Remembered at Herman Miller? - It is hard to imagine in the history of the office furniture industry a period — the 14 years of Walker's tenure — that was so turbulent and disruptive.
  •   CIFF Set for Guangzhou - Show organizers say the countless new products on display reflect "the face of a China that is changing rapidly; a China that is increasingly looking to quality, design and innovation" to attract buyers instead of simply providing low-cost commodity products.
  •   OM Helps VA in California - The VA in Long Beach has been a long-time customer of OM, with thousands of chairs of all kinds installed over many years.
  •   As You Move More Toward Residential, Residential Moves More Toward Commercial - Copeland Furniture is best described as transitional, neither strictly contemporary nor traditional but rather a combination of elements that incorporate classic proportion with modern simplicity.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - "Coach Wants to See You...Bring Your Playbook"
  •   Stephen Says - "Yes, Your Valentine Can Sit in the Next Workstation" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   BoF News - Knoll Sales Drop Nearly 3 Percent for Year Despite Strong Fourth Quarter / HNI Sales Drop Slightly for Year, Askren 'Excited' and 'Optimistic' about 2018 / American Society of Interior Designers Releases 2018 Outlook and State of the Industry Report
  •   PLACES - Fjord Offices – Helsinki
  •   Whiteboard - Transforming Your Office into a Desired Destination / Innovating the Office: Technology Trends Changing the Workplace / Top 8 Predictions for the Workplace Experience 2018
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest in products from Kartell, JSI, unika vaev
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - February, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Who wants to work in a mall? It could be easily argued a mall may be the least productive potential workplace. At a traditional mall, that would certainly be true, especially during the Christmas shopping rush. But when you are in downtown Los Angeles on a gloriously sunny day, and the mall is outdoors, there are worse places to set up your laptop prior to a meeting.
  •   FURNITURE SHOW IN CHINA OUTLINES FUTURE OF THE OFFICE - In a little less than two months, a furniture show in China will change your workplace and the way you work. It may not happen overnight, but the chairs, desks, ergonomic products and other furnishings shown there will reshape the way you work, improve your productivity, make you healthier and create a new look at your office.
  •   HOW WEWORK WILL DRIVE WORKPLACE INDUSTRY CHANGE IN 2018 - The most dramatic future innovation in this industry will likely come from process innovation, and no single company is defining the process innovation concept better than WeWork.
  •   COVER: THE RIVETER FOCUSES ON WOMEN AND WORK - While the rise of women-only workplaces has been a trend on the upswing in recent years (proliferated by spaces such as The Wing in NYC and Paper Dolls in Los Angeles), The Riveter is not only providing a supportive and inspiring place for women, it is also inviting men to the table — so to speak.
  •   HOW ARTS, CULTURE TURNED TO CUTTING EDGE FURNITURE: A CONVERSATION WITH KORAY MALHAN - Koray's own designs for Koleksiyon have gained wide notice for both the aesthetic and philosophical qualities undergirding them, as he has championed a dynamic and non-hierarchical design approach to the work environment.
  •   BOSS DESIGN HELPS WATES GROUP CONSOLIDATE LONDON OFFICE - When one of the UK's largest, privately owned construction, development and property services companies, the Wates Group, embarked on the refurbishment of its head office, it called upon Boss Design's expertise in workplace design solutions.
  •   UNDERSTANDING THE DECLINE OF WORKPLACE PROFESSIONALISM: IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT, IT'S EVERYONE'S FAULT - More and more, openly texting during meetings is considered OK. It has become common to see workers stroll in late to meetings with no apology. The office dress code seems to have gone from business casual to resort casual.
  •   EVERYONE NEEDS A FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE - Flexible work has been on a steady rise. Working remotely has risen from 9% to 37% over the last 20 years according to a 2016 University of Minnesota study.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Marcelo by National Office Furniture / Samsonite EzScan Computer Case / FITUEYES Clear Computer Monitor Riser / BUBM Travel Gadget Organizer Bag


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