2012 – 2013 outlook for the U.S. office furniture industry

An updated outlook has the office furniture industry now finishing 2012 down slightly and returning to growth in 2013. The outlook from the Grand Rapids-based Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), prepared by IHS Global Insight and adjusted quarterly based on economic conditions and reported sales volumes, projects a small 0.9 percent decline in […] Read more

Sneak preview of Herman Miller’s newest product: Layout Studio

American furniture maker Herman Miller has announced the introduction of their new furniture platform, Layout Studio. Layout Studio has been designed in-house by Herman Miller’s international R&D teams in Europe and across Asia. According to Herman Miller in their product release, ‘Layout Studio provides a global furniture programme that celebrates the diversity of the workplace […] Read more

USD 100 million annually for Haworth, Herman Miller and Knoll

The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance has awarded a purchasing contract to American furniture makers Haworth, Herman Miller and Knoll. U.S. Communities is a leading national government purchasing cooperative, used by local and state government agencies, school districts, higher education institutes, and nonprofit organizations. ‘The evaluation team’s feedback was that they were very professional,’ said […] Read more

Herman Miller wins Reusable Packaging Award

American professional furniture maker Herman Miller was the winner of the US Reusable Packaging Association’s first Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for using reusable packaging to ship and handle a component on a chair assembly line. This solution saved the company $46,000 annually in material and labor. The winner was announced and the award was […] Read more

Herman Miller receives Dow Jones Sustainability award

American professional furniture maker Herman Miller has been cited for corporate leadership in sustainability and community involvement, earning recognition from both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), and the state of Michigan’s Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program (NEP). This marks the ninth consecutive year the company has been placed on the DJSI World and […] Read more

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