Office furniture forecast looks bright

In its quarterly update for the industry, BIFMA suggests a shipment growth of 3.3% to $9.7 billion in 2014, compared…

Röhrig leaves Wilkhahn

According to a press statement, the parting of ways was mutually decided with Röhrig leaving to launch an independent international…

News snippets 5 September 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.The  in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has closed 40 bookstores and school…

Steelcase identifies different work environments

According to the survey conducted on over 10,000 office workers across six continents, there are distinct differences between ages and…

News Analysis: Herman Miller’s new consumer strategy

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller hosted an investor day recently to outline its consumer strategy following the $155 million acquisition…

News snippets 29 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. Germany-based dealer group has joined the (IMPSGA). The alliance includes…

Wayfair.com launches premier programme

Available to businesses and organisations across all industries through its business portal Wayfair Supply, the Premier Program offers exclusive pricing…

News snippets 15 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. is to open a fifth fulfilment centre in California.…

Herman Miller outlines consumer strategy

Although the investor day had been planned for some time, the DWR acquisition – which saw Herman Miller buy 83%…

News snippets 1 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.  CEO Hubert Joly reveals how the store is coping…

News snippets 25 July 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. Japan’s has reduced its shareholding in reseller from 18.1% to…

Officeworks updates furniture range

The company said the new range represents a significant shift for the brand by incorporating a wide variety of different…

Herman Miller to acquire Design Within Reach

The deal is expected to close on 28 July 2014 with DWR CEO John Edelman and President John McPhee taking…

Office furniture sales slip at HNI

HNI's office furniture division posted Q2 sales of $423.4 million, 2.9% down on last year's figure, although HNI said the…

Category Analysis: Furniture

The workspace and the way we interact with it has altered considerably over the last decade, and the pace of…

News snippets 27 June 2014

drone delivery won’t be ready for takeoff anytime soon as the Federal Aviation Administration documents has stated that delivering packages to…

Steelcase appoints UK and Ireland sales chief

The 36-year-old has been named VP of  Sales for the UK and Ireland. He recently moved from Tokyo where he…

Category analysis: Furniture

Like style for the home, fashions in the office environment are perpetually changing.Right now, there seems to be a real trend…

Category Analysis: Ergonomics

A decade or so back it would have been fairly easy to describe the typical office.Uniform desks? Check. Adjustable seating?…

Herman Miller updates Living Office

Introduced in 2013, Living Office is a “more human-centred framework approach” to the design of the modern workplace addressing fundamental human wants and needs.According…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…