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  Today's Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5386.18 +13.93 (+0.26%) on a volume of 1,991,051 shares. Year to Date Change: + 1.97%
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Features
File Cabinet in the Cloud
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 14, 2014 
As the technology market moves toward storage -- even virtual -- and furniture makers move toward technology, there is bound to be a meeting and the Sharp Cloud Portal Office might be it.

Office on Wheels
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 7, 2014 
The XchangE concept combines two concepts: the future of autonomous driving and what that free time will allow us to accomplish in our vehicles as they drive themselves. In Rinspeed's world, that means a truly mobile office and living room on wheels.

One Space
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 7, 2014 
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on earth with commercial real estate prices that can reach $300 a square foot. Add to that short leases -- averaging about three years -- and you have a combustable market that makes office design a challenge, to say the least.

Out of Sight: Managing the Unseen Employee
Monday March 17, 2014 
Work/life researchers have spent most of the last 10 years focused on identifying and measuring the benefits of workplace flexibility on an organization's bottom line.

Health Product Declaration - wrap-up
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 10, 2014 
Because designers and customers are demanding these "nutrition labels" for products, there's not much to do except comply.

Health Product Declaration - Part 3
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 3, 2014 
The intent of the group is to start a conversation around materials and to ultimately move to healthier, cleaner options.

Health Product Declaration - Part 2
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 24, 2014 
Some manufacturers contend suppliers are not willing to share the complete list of everything that goes into their parts, citing proprietary information.

Health Product Declaration - Part 1
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 17, 2014 
Environmentalists cheer HPDs as the next step toward creating healthier products by shining a light on what goes into everything.

Wabi and Nikko
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 3, 2014 
Wabi and Nikko, are the first two task chairs izzy+ has ever designed and built from the ground up.

Spa Working
Monday January 20, 2014 
Think of the whole room as an extension of your personal desk. Imagine an office filled with furniture that allows you to relax while you work.

Digital City
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday January 6, 2014 
A new way of Working takes hold. New York is now home to more than 2,000 tech companies that range from one-person startups to the 3,000 workers Google now employs in Manhattan.

What we Discovered in 2013
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 23, 2013 
Technology is chaining the way people work - and a whole lot more.

Start Garden
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 16, 2013 
Start Garden is an investment fund -- $15 million, to be exact -- that is backed by the DeVos family, the billionaires behind Amway. It is a business incubator. It is a coworking center. And it is a business education and collaboration hub in downtown Grand Rapids.

FedBid: Some Dealers see the System as Unfair
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 9, 2013 
One office furniture dealer who spoke out against the FedBid reverse auction process said it adds a lot of lost time to the sale.

Just how Personal should your Workstation be?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 2, 2013 
Displays of personal life at work might make the worker seem less professional and lead to negative evaluations.

Crowd Sourcing a Desk
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 25, 2013 
Plunk Desk is designed to be used either as a primary desk or in combination with home and work desks.

METAL
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 18, 2013 
Whatever you think about metal and the office furniture industry, it is turned on its head by METAL, the company.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: Robby Cuthbert
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 18, 2013 
The 20-something considers himself an artist and designer. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif. and loves to create things.

Detroit - Roadtrip to dPOP and Quicken Loans
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 11, 2013 
If you think you know what's going on in Detroit based on the stories of the city's financial woes and pictures of some crumbling buildings, it is worth a visit to the offices of dPOP, the two month old design firm with origins in creating the award-winning office spaces for Quicken Loans and its family of companies.

Fox Valley Technical College
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 4, 2013 
The KI Innovation Center covers just four classrooms, but could be part of a much larger project for the company at Fox Valley Technical College and beyond.

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