Soundproof pods, saddle-shaped chairs, adjustable-height desks and wobble boards were in abundance at Stockholm Furniture Fair last week, as privacy and wellbeing become essential aspects of office furniture design.
A crop of new startups are racing to reinvent the cubicle, catering to businesses that want more private space for their employees.
Canadian design studio SDI has presented its WRKkit concept for adaptable offices at IDS Toronto, using a booth modelled on a giant DIY toy.
As the nature of work in professional offices shifts toward flexible spaces that can be reconfigured on the fly to either induce collaboration or provide privacy, manufacturers like Steelcase, which specialize in such furnishings, stand to win significant project business.
In the fiscal second quarter, Herman Miller's consumer business outpaced North America, ELA, and the specialty segment, achieving a 14.5% year-over-year growth rate to book nearly $100 million in revenue over the last three months.
Coalesse still lives by its founding belief it can be internationally relevant by creating great, live-work spaces and partnering with world-class designers.
Net sales in the quarter totaled $652.6 million, an increase of 7.9% from the same quarter last fiscal year.
This includes two chairs sold by subsidiary West Elm, including the Orb dining chair which West Elm launched in December 2016 and the Slope leather swivel office chair, which West Elm launched in June 2016.
In a career spanning six decades, the meticulous Los Angeles–based industrial designer has worked tirelessly to devise fewer than a dozen commercial objects.
Revenue increased 17 percent, or 13 percent on an organic basis, in the third quarter compared to the prior year.
Many variables need to be considered when investing in office space and the furniture you place in that space.
The Groupe Lacasse Board of Directors is proud to announce the acquisition of Via Seating, a designer and manufacturer of high quality commercial seating products based in Sparks, NV, USA.
Kettal, a furniture company based in Barcelona, Spain, has focused on outdoor furnishings since 1996. But the company’s latest collection puts its 22 years of experience in organizing outdoor spaces to good use indoors–fixing the hell that is the open plan office, which reduces productivity, enforces sexism, and alienates workers, just so companies can save money on real estate.
This is the second showroom for the commercial division of modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach.
From a product mix standpoint, Wayfair Professional is following a similar strategy as its business-to-consumer side.
Since announcing in June that they would be working together, Steelcase and west elm have teamed up to offer an initial suite of products designed to help create inspiring, high-performance places where people love to work. These products will be available in the U.S. and Canada in mid-December 2018.
Net sales were $327.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 12.5% from the third quarter of 2017.
Italian company Arper had a great idea: Create a line of elegant cubicles to divide the hell that is the open office. They look really cool–but wait, haven’t we seen this before?
Returning to Orgatec 2018 to further their ideas on the future of work, VITRA debuts the ‘soft work’ sofa system by Barber & Osgerby.