CHICAGO -- NeoCon has further established itself as the commercial design’s launch pad for ideas and products and annual forum for connecting leaders in the industry. Registered attendance rose 7 percent at the June 12-14, 2017 event over the 2016 edition as the show hit anew record high. The Mart’s continued investments into the building did not go unnoticed as new amenities and modernizations helped complement the overall show experience.
Bush Business Furniture has announced that Kathy Ireland Worldwide has expanded into the professional office with a pair of commercial furniture collections through a partnership with BBF.
Every furniture manufacturer dreams of making products with as little waste as possible. Now a team of South Korean designers has come up with furniture that is made from its own offcuts. Called the Zero Per Stool, it is the brainchild of the Hattern design studio in South Korea, which involves Jank Won, Min-a Kim and Kyungsun Hwang. Legs and braces for the three-legged stool are cut from flat white oak stock, leaving the kind of typical waste one might see in a CNC nest. But rather than discarding that waste, Hattern’s design repurposes it to create the stool’s seat.
A global design showcase and workshop highlighting key trends and breakthroughs in the industry, Furniture Days recently capped off its successful North American debut. The event was hosted by Interprint, an international decor printer.
The new Woodieful Chair is designed to be functional in adaptability, sustainable in quality and serves to inspire multiple uses to fit a person’s lifestyle. And the furniture project has reached its Kickstarter goal.
Wilsonart, a manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces, has chosen Stephen Marchio of the College for Creative Studies as the winner of its Student Chair Design Competition.
Adelaide’s JamFactory has enlisted the help of some of Australia’s most respected designers and is about to launch a commercial furniture line.
The Furniture Foundation, an education fund established by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, has awarded 2016 grants to Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, and Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Furniture Academy, Taylorsville, North Carolina.
Doug Mockett & Co. is seeking innovative ideas in furniture parts, components, accessories and hardware for its 31st annual design competition.
Zongkers is a specialty, craftsman-oriented, custom furniture manufacturer. The company distinguishes themselves from other shops by fabricating originally designed furniture, one piece at a time.
Mainly specializing in custom artwork and hand-carvings, marquetry veneer inlays, curved furniture and specialty finishes, the company offers full design services for furniture, kitchens, and casework.