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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

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

New Knoll Boston showroom achieves LEED Platinum certification

The new Boston showroom of American maker of design and professional furniture, Knoll, has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The showroom, designed by the Knoll design team, showcases workplace and residential products from KnollOffice, KnollStudio and KnollTextiles. It highlights the range of Knoll open plan, private offices and activity […] Read more

Is Knoll in trouble?

American professional furniture maker Knoll today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. For the fourth consecutive quarter, results are down. Net sales were $219.8 million for the quarter, a decrease of 8.2% from the third quarter 2011. Operating profit was $23.5 million a decrease of 6.0% from the third quarter 2011, […] Read more

Knoll goes into wool

American furniture maker Knoll today also announced that it has acquired FilzFelt, purveyors of German-milled 100% wool design felt as well as felt floor coverings and architectural applications for the residential, hospitality and contract office furniture markets. Andrew B. Cogan, Knoll CEO, said, “The acquisition of FilzFelt reflects our strategy of building sales in our […] Read more

Knoll goes outdoor

American furniture manufacturer Knoll today announced that it has agreed to acquire Richard Schultz Design, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of outdoor furniture for the residential, hospitality and contract office furniture markets. Andrew B. Cogan, Knoll CEO, said, “The acquisition of Richard Schultz reflects our ongoing interest in remixing our business with high design, high […] Read more

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