Events & Trade Shows
First Look NYC Snap Shots
Sunday July 26, 2015
NeoCon 2015 - Saturday / Sunday Preshow Photos
by PETER WOLF Sunday June 14, 2015
With NeoCon 2015 just a day away, last minute details are being attended to.
Winners of IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition
Sunday June 14, 2015
NeoCon hasn't even started but there are already winners.
NeoCon isn't just about the Showrooms
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday June 8, 2015
Show organizers have put a lot of time and effort into all the events that surround the show.
Trend Spotting: 4 Trends to Watch at NeoCon 2015
by AMANDA SCHNEIDER Monday June 8, 2015
Remember, bring your walking shoes, your smartphone, and an open mind and we hope you are inspired at NeoCon 2015.
Merchandise Mart prepares for annual NeoCon onslaught
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday June 1, 2015
NeoCon, which suffered along with the industry through the last recession, is back on top. But the revival of NeoCon has as much to do with the improvements to the show as the strong economy.
Clerkenwell Design Week takes over London
Monday May 25, 2015
Property based issues such as space efficiency and churn are now secondary issues compared to human resources issues such as wellbeing, flexible working and recruitment.
HD Expo Overview
Monday May 25, 2015
We are not a fan of the Mandalay Bay venue, but there were improvements this year, and hope for more to come next year.
ICFF Opens in NYC
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 18, 2015
For the office furniture world, ICFF is more about art, design and ideas.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 11, 2015
The show, once limited to the lower level of Javits Center, is adding space. In addition to the lower level, the show will add about a third of the level above it.
Educational Facility Grant Program Accepting Applications Until May 29
Monday May 11, 2015
Now in its fifth year, the purpose of the Educational Facility Grant Program is to assist school and college facility planners, administrators, and business/purchasing officials in making more effective decisions for their ongoing and future facility construction or renovation projects and to take part in the discussion about how facilities and learning interact.
Salone del Mobile wrap
Monday April 27, 2015
The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile has closed to great acclaim amid huge renewed sectoral optimism, according to the organization that runs the exhibition.
Home and Office Trends Merge at SaloneUfficio
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday April 20, 2015
Milan is about what the Italians do best, glamor and high design, the essence of which permeates every part of the city during the week.
The International Furniture Fair - Part 2
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday April 6, 2015
Though you would never mistake Guangzhou for Milan, the furniture being created by the thousands of companies showing here is getting more and more specific.
The China International Furniture Fair - Part 1
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday March 30, 2015
Asian office furniture makers are still groping their way around, searching for the right designs; improving quality as they go.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday March 23, 2015
MMQB will be providing complete coverage of this important show beginning later this week.
Emerald Expositions Acquires Design Assets
Monday March 9, 2015
Emerald Expositions is the parent company of Contract magazine.
Why is NeoCon East headed to City of Brotherly Love?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday February 16, 2015
The move away from Baltimore happened, in part, because MMPI said the convention center "violated the contract" because move-in dates in 2015 would not work. "They couldn't get us the hall when we needed it."
NeoCon East moving to Philly
Saturday February 7, 2015
So long Baltimore, Vornado Realty Trust/Merchandise Mart announced that the 13th edition of NeoCon East will be moving to Philadelphia.
by PETER WOLF Sunday December 7, 2014
I'm sure by now you've heard that "sitting is killing you," and that "sitting is the new smoking." With data to support this claim, it's not surprising that I now have the sudden urge to continue writing this standing up.
Week of August 24, 2015
In This Weeks Print Edition:
Herman Miller sues Madison Seating over Open Box confusion / UK Furniture Maker Plans US Push as Sales Rises / Flexsteel Reports Sales Climbed 9.2% in the Latest Quarter / Staples reports Sales Fell 5% in the latest Quarter / Makers: Carnegie / Makers: Enwork / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted
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Standing OK, but not all the time
by ROB KIRKBRIDE
It is expected that after a common eight hour work shift, the long-lasting effects of fatigue from standing work will be more pronounced than found in this study, according to the report. from 7/27/15
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