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Knoll sues Senator for patent infringement

Office furniture manufacturer Knoll has sued UK-based rival Senator for alleged patent infringement related to a design feature on Knoll’s…

Steelcase on a roll

Steelcase has reported one of the strongest quarters in the past 20 years as sales as operating profit grew in…

Good quarter for Herman Miller

Workspace and office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller reported strong sales and order growth in the first quarter of its 2020…

Knoll acquires D2C e-commerce seller

Knoll has announced the acquisition of Fully, an Oregon-based ecommerce furniture brand that sells direct to consumer (D2C) into home…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

Nienkämper buys out ICF stake

High-end Canadian corporate furniture manufacturer Nienkämper is once again an independent entity after buying out the ownership interest of International…

Growth for Kimball

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball has reported organic growth of around 7% for the 12 months ended 30 June. Sales for…

Furniture declines at HNI

Office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI fell by 3.4% in the second quarter. Q2 sales at the division were…

Sales surge at Knoll

Contract office furniture company Knoll has reported a strong set of second quarter results, driven by double-digit growth in its…

Kimball makes senior appointment

Kimball International has named experienced workplace furniture executive Phyllis Goetz as President of its Kimball brand business unit. Goetz joins…

Strong demand boosts Herman Miller results

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has reported a strong set of annual results as demand for its products remains high.…

Steelcase reaffirms full-year targets

Global office furniture brand Steelcase has said it is on track to achieve its full-year financial goals despite a weaker-than-expected…

Kimball announces transformation plan

Office furniture manufacturer Kimball International has revealed details of a transformation plan aimed at saving the company $10 million a…

Chinese firm buys Swiss office furniture maker

Switzerland-based office furniture company Lista Office Group (LO) was recently acquired by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Henglin Chair Industry (Henglin). LO…

NeoCon awards winners revealed

The winners of the annual Best of NeoCon competition were announced on 10 June at this year’s show in Chicago…

Category Update: Furnishing the future

The past year has been good for the furniture industry, with suppliers reporting a strong order book. Large project needs…

Takkt reports growth across all divisions

Business equipment reseller Takkt has reported first quarter organic growth of 5% with all seven of its reporting divisions seeing…

Furniture declines at HNI

First quarter office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI were down 5.1% on an organic basis versus Q1 2018, the…

Herman Miller delivers strong performance

US-based office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has continued in its upward trajectory in Q3 2019, driven by its ELA business…

Organic growth for Steelcase

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has reported impressive organic sales growth of 15% in its Q4 2019 sales.  For the three…

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…