New COO at Steelcase

American professional furniture maker Steelcase announced the appointment of Jim Keane as chief operating officer. Keane brings his most recent experience as president of the Steelcase Group in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as earlier company roles as chief financial officer and the head of research and development to his new […] Read more

Orgatec observations: a shift is near

Orgatec, the largest European trade fair for the professional furniture industry ended last week. We do not pretend to be trendwatchers but would like to share some observations on this year’s Orgatec, accompanied by some questions based on these observations. Copycat Concerning innovation, we see a couple of things happening. New materials and de-materialisation lead […] Read more

Dutch Marko bankrupt

Dutch manufacturer of office and educational furniture, Marko, has declared bankruptcy. A recent reorganisation, in which 16 of the approximately 110 jobs were cancelled, could not save the company. According to the receiver, the reduction in number of orders resulted in insolvency. He has high hopes of a relaunch as four companies have shown interest […] Read more

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