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Week of March 1, 2021
In This Weeks Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet / As part of a Consolidation Plan, Haworth shuts down North Carolina Furniture Plant / DIRTT Sales Collapse 31% for the year, 21% in Latest Quarter / Architectural Billings continue to contract in 2021 / Most Companies Failing To Adapt Workspaces to Post-COVID Reality / How remote working is bedding in / Cover: How the Cubicle Became Universally Hated / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Reading List / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Contract.Careers


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Week of February 22, 2021
In This Print Edition:
Landscape Forms Re-engineers Outdoor Cafe Furniture / The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Knoll Creating 138 Jobs in Pennsylvania / How to Hybrid: Steelcase Global Report Reveals New Employee Needs for the Future Work Experience / The Reasons we Need to Return to the Office / McKinsey Report Shows 25% Of Workers May Need To Switch Jobs Post-Pandemic / Here's an idea. Let's get rid of offices and shift the cost to our employees' home / Reading List / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Products / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Contract.Careers


  
Week of February 15, 2021
In This Print Edition:
Are we going back to the office anytime soon? A round-up of the latest research. / The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Knoll Fourth Quarter Sales Slump 15.8%, 13.4% for Year / Office Chair Production Hub Anji, China, Facing Labor Shortage / BIFMA Revises Desk and Table Products Standard / Ikea enters the booming video game furniture market with new line / Spotify will let employees work from anywhere after the pandemic / Reading List / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Products / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Contract.Careers


Week of February 8, 2021
In This Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Kimball Sales Fall 29% in the Second Quarter / Arper launches Design Lab project at corporate HQ / Solomon Coyle Releases 2020-Q4 Market Outlook Report / Steelcase Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies / Companies take a wait-and-see approach to leasing office space / The Secret to a Healthier 2021 May Be In How We Sit / Reading List / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Products / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted - Contract.Careers


  
Week of February 1, 2021
In This Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet / HAT Collective, a New Brand Experience for the Contract Office Market, Launches in North America / New York's Humanscale Sets Up 1st Exclusive Showroom in Bengaluru, India / Bosse Ion Cloud Effectively Eliminates Viruses and Bacteria / Herman Miller Appoints Cheryl Kern as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion / Reading List / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Products


Week of January 25, 2021
In This Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet - ANDI OWEN Steering Herman Miller through political divides and the changing nature of the workplace / Kimball Launches Health Furnishings Brand, Interwoven / Three H Furniture on 'aggressive growth' path with new owner / CEO / Michigan Manufacturing Activity continues Expansion Trend / New Data from Steelcase Shares the Highs and Lows of Working from Home and its Impact on the Future Workplace / State of Remote Work 2021: Remote is the new normal / ABI December 2020: Architecture firm billings end the year on a sour note / Reading List / Clear Design Launches New Height-Adjustable Benching System | Allseating Launches T7 Arm for Task Seating | New Classics from Carl Hansen & Son | Foscarini launches contract lamps inspired by birds | Móz Designs Columns Anchor the World's Largest Indoor Aquarium / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted at Contract.Careers


  
Week of January 18, 2021
In This Print Edition:
PIONEERING INNOVATION - Ultrafabrics aims to pioneer innovative materials that conserve resources and protect the wellbeing of people, animals and the planet. Volar Bio marks the beginning of the company's dedicated journey towards a sustainable future. / The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Coriander Designs acquires Meyer Wells / Claridge Products Acquired by Skylark Private Equity / BIFMA Introduces New ANSI Occasional-Use Seating Standard / Herman Miller Named to Newsweek's List of America's Most Responsible Companies 2021 / Regency Global Sourcing Cuts Ribbon on Latest Expansion / Leland Refocuses Brand on "The Good Life" / Reading List / Ultrafabrics Expands its Revolutionary Volar Bio Range / Products - Meet Arik Levy, Designer of Marien152 | ESI Introduces Sena Monitor Arm Series and PowerHub Desktop Charging Station | WallGoldfinger Furniture unveils new conference table, credenza line | 9am Debuts HALO, a Digital Height Adjustable Workstation | 2021 Nissan NV350 Office Pod Concept Makes Working From Home a Dream / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted - Contract.Careers


Week of January 11, 2021
In This Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Office Design Trends 2021 / Furnishing Inspiring Spaces - Three North American Furniture Dealers Join Together to Form One: 'The Collective' / Trend Forecast: BuzziSpace's vision on workplace in 2021 and beyond / The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in the Office Furniture Industry / Who should absorb home office costs? / Reading List / Iso Work Lounge Offers Diverse Styles for Defining Spaces / Unika Vaev introduces Sound-Absorbing Lighting / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Contract.Careers


  
Week of January 4, 2021
In This Print Edition:
Remote Work could save the Industry / 7 Reasons why 2021 will be even bigger and better for remote workers / This Weeks Top Reads / Nienkamper wins two Good Design awards / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / The MMQB Cheat Sheet: Well, that happened. We made it to 2021, barely intact as an industry and less sure about the workplace's future than ever before. That's not to say we are pessimistic about 2021, but it certainly will be a challenging year ahead, no matter how optimistic you are...


Week of December 21, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Year End Special - Steelcase Reports Third Quarter Revenue Fell 35%. Falls to Second Place for the First Time Ever. / The MMQB Cheat Sheet / Herman Miller Reports Second Quarter Net Sales Fell 7% / Virco Reports Third Quarter Sales Slid 15.3% / Architecture billings lose ground in November / PRODUCTS: BuzziSpace's new workstations that cancels noise from inside and out / INDUSTRY BLOG: POWERED BY COLLABORATION / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted


  
Week of December 14, 2020
In This Print Edition:
The MMQB Cheat Sheet: Searching for a Unicorn / Workrite to Pay $7.1 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Violations brought by Whistleblower / Inscape Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Sales Drop 69% / Women-owned companies partner, elevating client experience through new database: Hightower + Source / Kimball Announces Closing of Poppin Acquisition / PRODUCTS: Arconas Launches Hopscotch - Versteel GeoMetrix Table Collection - Stylex Goes B2C / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted


Week of December 7, 2020
In This Print Edition:
HNI to Acquire Design Public Group / New Knoll Research Reveals The "5Gs" of Generation Z / AIS Expands Calibrate Series with Calibrate Community / Inscape Rocks the Home Office: Adapts Award-Winning RockIt Desk for Home, Creates the Ultimate WFH Experience / COVER STORY: Back to Work / Longtime industry veteran Frank Lytle has some new products to safely get everyone back to the office in 2021 / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / David Allen Company Joins Fuse Alliance / Allseating Awarded Second Term Agreement With Premier / Monograph Introduces Resource: The New Dashboard for Design and Engineering Professionals / Black Spectacles Launches Spectacular, an Online Career Platform for Architects / Workplace Innovation Summit Goes Virtual (Dec. 7-11), Announces Lineup of Visionary Speakers / Mancini Hires Dana Miarmi in its Commitment to Expanding Opportunities / Tangram Interiors Represented on Project Teams of Three Southern California Honorees for Architectural Excellence / Marvel Architects Adds Partners, Pivots Practice / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Ultrafabrics partners with Novawall to launch Brisa performance fabric for acoustic control / KFI Studios Bring Power to Popular Tabletops


  
Week of November 30, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2021 Changes Dates to Sep. 5-10 / Special edition of imm cologne cancelled due to pandemic / What – you’re never going back to the office? / The Shape of the New Workplace Ecosystem / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Herman Miller and Geiger Recognized with Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award / 2021 Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students Applications Open / AIS Announces Relationship with Edgewater Contract / AIS Names Megan Knust as New Senior Application Specialist / Randi A. Sekuler Joins Innovant / Holyn Nickerson Joins Office Resources as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing / Scandinavian Spaces hires local representative to cover Tennessee and Mississippi / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Sustainable style starts here: Bamboo by Frovi / Arc-Com's latest upholstery pattern, Soho!


Week of November 23, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Safe-T Workplace Products Announces Exciting New Partnerships with Surgically Clean Air, Air Purification Experts, and Clear2, Facility Entry and Access Control Solutions Provider / Architecture billings remained stalled in October / HAT Contract and SiS Ergo Launch HomeWork: A New E-Commerce Website for Dealers / Manlio Armellini, the heart and soul of the Salone del Mobile di Milano, has passed away / PRODUCTS: 3form Encapsulates the City of Angels in Five New Graphic Patterns / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Munson Business Interiors is the Newest Allsteel Dealer in Louisville, KY / Tangram Named Among "Best Places to Work in Orange County" for Fourth Consecutive Year by OC Business Journal / Sedia Systems Acquires Property in North Carolina to Consolidate Manufacturing and Engineering / Configura releases CET Designer 11.5 / Habitat for Humanity and Knoll Launch Partnership with Holiday Gift Giving / KI Wins In-House Creativity Gold Award / NYCxDESIGN Announces New Not-for-Profit Status / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Grand Rapids Chair Co. Launches First Consumer Brand: Only Good Things / National Office Furniture Launches Dynamic Products and Surface Material Solutions


  
Week of November 16, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Two Weeks after Cyberattack Steelcase Returns to Normal / Q3 Dealer Data in New Solomon Coyle Report Reflect Cautiously Positive Outlook on Industry's Recovery / Herman Miller Unveils Experiential Retail Locations In Los Angeles And New York City / American Biltrite Releases New White Paper about Response of Rubber Floor Coverings to Disinfectants Registered on the EPA List-N / KI Attains Green Master Level Status / PRODUCTS: Medley Introduces Hank Monitor Desk Handcrafted from FSC-Certified Wood / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / KI Awarded Group Purchasing Agreement with Premier / COE Distributing President J.D. Ewing Named to NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Board / COE's Mike Flaherty Honored with Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year Award / JSI Awarded Agreement with Premier / Dan Chong to Lead Knoll Sales Team in the West / Ware Malcomb Announces Jamie Salvo has Joined Firm as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in Pleasanton Office / Kimball International Announces Addition of Creative Director / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Coalesse Introduces Marien152 Collection in Collaboration with Arik Levy / Scandinavian Spaces Releases Their Fall 2020 Introductions


Week of November 9, 2020
In This Print Edition:
The Loss of a Legend / Kimball to Acquire Poppin, Inc. / Kimball Reports First Quarter 2021 Results / Interface Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results / DIRTT Releases Q3 2020 Financial Results / HNI Announces Quarterly Dividend / Tarkett North America Broadens Commitment to Carbon Neutrality / IIDA Announces Colorado Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp As Legislator Of The Year / Control your Sit-Stand Desk with Just the Click of your Mouse / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Allseating Announces New Partnership / Dauphin Introduces MicroSilver / Douglas Shantz Joins Lamvin as North America Sales Director / Vitra Appoints Diane Barnes to Lead Contract Sales / Tangram CEO Joe Lozowski and Wife Sonya Receive General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award / Duvaltex Launches Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES technology in partnership with Steelcase / Nevins Adds Representation / Arper CEO named President of FederlegnoArredo, organizer behind Salone / Ware Malcomb Wins Sustained Growth Award from Association for Corporate Growth / Magnuson Group's New CET Designer Extension / Ware Malcomb Announces Expanded Role for Principal Jim Terry / Gunlocke Introduces Silea Split Top Height-Adjustable Desk / Motif by Luxxbox Introduces Pattern to Acoustic Lighting Design / Marketplace & Help Wanted


  
Week of November 2, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Mohawk Industries Reports Q3 Results / Knoll Reports Third Quarter Results / Kimball International, Inc Holds Annual Meeting And Declares Dividend / Office Evolution Signs Five Development Deals in Five Weeks / COVER: NeoCon 2021 New Dates: October 4-6, 2021 / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Important Changes Coming to JSI / Rebecca VanDerBogart Joins Innovant / Global Furniture Group, USA adds to its growing team in the Midwest / Nathalie Todd appointed as Sales Director – U.S.A. / Thomas Potter, President of Datum Storage Solutions, Steps Down: Doug Mucci Named New President / Dauphin to host online events in November / Meet October CET Designer User of the Month Lindsay Voegele / Nook a Winner at the EDspaces Innovation Awards / Ultrafabrics celebrates American travel with 7 color palettes / Landscape Forms Announces Lighting Partnership with Enterprise Lighting Sales / Flos launches Belt, lighting system by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec / Patcraft Introduces Local Reserve / Sherwin-Williams Introduces 2021 Colormix Trend Forecast for Industrial Wood Markets / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Kindred Blends Time-Honored Elements with Modern Details to Become a Timeless Classic / Allseating Introduces Elegant, European-Inspired Executive Chair


Week of October 26, 2020
In This Print Edition:
HNI Reports Third Quarter Sales Decline / HNI Provides Update on Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives / Landscape Forms Named as One of the Best Workplaces for 2020 / Kimball Announces Team of Seasoned Experts to Lead New Workplace Business Unit / IIDA Introduces Impact Stipend / Gensler Chicago's "ReRun" Honored with Chicago Innovation Award / COVER: Industry Icon Dies at 61 / Landscape Forms Announces Lighting Partnership / Ware Malcomb Promotes Lynne Orlowski to Studio Manager / BANDD DESIGN Adds Two Top Designers to Its Team / Emser Tile Announces Addition of Suzanne Zurfluh / SONNEMAN Appoints New Vice President / Richard Ellerbeck Named Global Acoustic Consultant of BuzziSpace / Teknion Launches Kupp / OMT-Veyhl Introduces a new Sensor-activated Dispenser / Introducing The Agility Company / Akouo Acoustics/Sedia Systems Unveils Three New Sound Management Collections / A Sustainable Luxe Lounge Chair by Arper / Smith & Fong rolls out new Durapalm sound-mitigating panels / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Springboard Working Surfaces Launches Large-Scale Solution Without The Wobble / Working from home? Don't leave your ergonomics at the office!


  
Week of October 19, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Knoll Appoints Jeffrey Henderson to Board / Knoll Workplace Team Addresses Analysts at Bank of America / Tech Tenants Likely to Shed Significant Office Space / Special-T, LLC Launches Safe-T Workplace Products / Tangram VP of Business Development Lindsey Sage Accepted into Forbes Business Development Council / Framery Commits to Science Based Targets Initiative / Teknion Launches Essa, Designed for Teknion by PearsonLloyd / COVER: Byrne Helps Make Employees' Dreams of U.S. Citizenship a Reality / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Kirei Appoints New Sales Manager / Beth Ralston joins Henricksen as Architectural Product Specialist / JK Moving Services Hires Office Furniture Veterans--Mark Dineen and Alyson Nash / New lighting collections from nendo: "haeru" and "heco" for Flos / Nora Lighting Donation Helps Support 2020 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk / Designtex Introduces Two New Performance Upholsteries Offering / Louis Poulsen Design Dialogue with Alfred Homann / Studio by Dekko launches Luna / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Hightower moves in-house designs under one brand: Hightower Studio / Global Introduces River+


Week of October 12, 2020
In This Print Edition:
ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report on COVID vs Design: How is the Industry Impacted / Kimball International Announces Executive Changes / Designing an Effective Home Learning Environment / 46th CIFF Shanghai 2020 Post-show Report / AIS Will Provide High-Quality Protective Facemasks to Every Poll Worker in Massachusetts for Election Day / DIRTT Announces Most Significant ICE Software Release to Date / Herman Miller Names Four to Action for Racial Equity / COVER: Magnuson Group Brings Comfort and Ease to Return to Work With High-Design Desk Partition / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Herman Miller Expands Gaming Series with the Launch of Special Gaming Edition Sayl Chair / Nevers Industries Welcomes BlankeSlate as Independent Sales Reps / AIS Introduces New Versatile Laptop Table to Product Line / NARBUTAS Opens New York Showroom / Tom McCarthy & Associates Joins Nevers Industries as Independent Sales Rep / BOS Holdings Donates 500 Handmade Masks to Roselle Police Department / Marketplace & Help Wanted / IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS - Did Work-From-Home Really Work? / Peter Pepper Products - Toledo Aire Green Edition


  
Week of October 5, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Configura Celebrates 30 Years of Helping People Design / Knoll Takes Actions to Support More Diverse Communities / Tarkett North America Celebrates Indoor Air Quality Month / Special-T, LLC Launches Safe-T Workplace Products, a New Line of Solutions Designed to Provide New Levels of Safety and Security in a Post-Pandemic Environment / Knoll at Fulton Market Recognized for Design by Chicago-Based Orgs / What the Post-Coronavirus Workplace Might Look Like / Steve Robinson, Knoll Government and GSA Leader, Dies at 66 / COVER: DARRAN Releases Honey / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / IIDA Appoints Monae Redmond as Director of Member Services / Artopex Adds Representative Groups / Configura Virtual CET Experience / Michael Ackelbein joins Fräsch as VP of Sales / COE Distributing Named to Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 List / BuzziSpace Launches a New Acoustic Lounge Chair / Marketplace & Help Wanted / X-Chair Launches X-HMT: World’s First Heat and Massage Office Chair / Introducing EMU Rio R50 Series from Coalesse


Week of September 28, 2020
In This Print Edition:
BIFMA Releases Guide for Pods / Steelcase Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results / OW Lee Unveils Plans to Relocate Operations to Comfort, TX / 2021 Board of Directors Announced for ASID / Death Of The SIF / Steelcase Announces Appointment of Linda Williams to Board of Directors / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Allsteel | Gunlocke Launch Fall Programming for Virtual Series of CEU's / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Names COE Distributing Recipient of Pittsburgh Top Workplaces 2020 Award / Framery Launches a New Pod Configuration to Improve Workflow / Scandinavian Spaces Offers Mama + Papa / BIFMA Director Brad Miller Retiring After 26 Years of Service / DEADLINE EXTENDED! NeoCon 2021 Call for Presentations Now Open Through December 1, 2020 / Indiana Furniture's Rockstar Task Seating Brings Standout Comfort to a Diverse Range of Users / Go2 Group introduces first of its kind "Mobile Design Centre" in Ontario / Marketplace & Help Wanted / David Edward Collection by Kimball Introduces New Seating Collection; Portata / How to Create New Outdoor Office Spaces and Outdoor Classrooms


  
Week of September 21, 2020
In This Print Edition:
Herman Miller Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results - Strong Retail and International Performance Helps Offset COVID Impact / Virco Posts 2Q Results - Down 16% Due to COVID / Designtex Goes "Carbon Neutral" / Fitwel Viral Response Module: Now Available for Public Use / Working Mother Names Herman Miller as One of the "Best Companies for Dads" / Industry Briefing | Odds & Ends / Haskell Group joins Workrite Ergonomics as the new sales team for Washington, Oregon and Alaska / COE Distributing President and CEO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 East Central Award Finalist / New CEO of Flos USA / September CET Designer User of the Month: Drea Piper / Samuelson Furniture Launches Online Furniture Education Center for the Hospitality Industry / Unika Vaev Welcomes New Sales Representatives to Continue Strong Growth in the Contract Textile and Acoustic Market / Formica Opens Annual Student Design Competition / Arc-Com's latest Urban Muse Collection / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Móz Designs Reveals Laser Cut Metal Installation in California Courtyard / Hightower Launches Proto



  
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The MMQB Cheat Sheet / As part of a Consolidation Plan, Haworth shuts down North Carolina Furniture Plant / DIRTT Sales Collapse 31% for the year, 21% in Latest Quarter / Architectural Billings continue to contract in 2021 / Most Companies Failing To Adapt Workspaces to Post-COVID Reality / How remote working is bedding in / Cover: How the Cubicle Became Universally Hated / Marketing | Social Media - The Week on Instagram / Reading List / Industry Briefing | Events | Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted / Contract.Careers
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