Next life: pallets into office

We’ve seen pallets everywhere from awesome temporary offices to cool media room lounging areas to furniture, bike racks and mini gardens. Now, from interior design event Casa Cor Rio de Janeiro comes another arrangement designed by Tiana Meggiolaro and Bia Mayrinck. The two created an ‘interactive room’ for the show turning pallets into tables and […] 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

Conversions: unused building into Art & Design centre

Mexican firms Shine Architecture and TA Arquitectura have converted an unused building at the Monterrey Institute of Technology’s León campus into a 24-hour studio for art and design students. No classes will take place in the building, so the Monterrey Institute‘s brief was for a “creative laboratory” that would be available to students at all times […] Read more

U.S. market for architecture looks hopeful

For the third straight month, the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index is in positive territory. October’s score came in at 52.8, up from last month’s 51.6. (Any score above 50.0 means growth in billings.) The score for project inquiries also rose to 59.4 from September’s 57.3. As with last month, the market for […] Read more

New version of BIFMA furniture sustainability standard

The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard now includes an additional point for furniture products that meet a new, lower formaldehyde emissions limit. The e3 Standard represents a structured methodology to holistically evaluate the environmental and social attributes of furniture products and constitutes the technical criteria of the level® product certification program. “This new revision further […] Read more

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