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FLOOR 10 >American Seating (10-148) 10 American Seating Nima Nima is a family of multipurpose chairs by Giancarlo Piretti offering advanced comfort through a minimalistic aesthetic. A patented articulating back movement mechanism provides a comfortable, dynamic and ergonomic seating
6.2.14 | The 1000 member LMNOP organization hosts two mixers yearly to facilitate networking opportunities and offers select workshops for IDEC CEU credit. Its most recent networking event was hosted by Teknion, NYC, and featured Suzanne Tick, Design Director of Teknion’s new division, Teknion Textiles, as the event’s speaker.
6.2.14 | NeoCon returns June 9-11 to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 46th year. Organizers expect attendance will exceed last year’s 41,488. Attendees will have more choices than ever, with over 100 CEU programs. Our impression is that the seminars and keynotes are increasingly better as time goes on, with much to learn and think about. Friday, June 6, will be our next issue, which will contain our extended product preview, an exceptional guide to this year’s featured products.
5.26.14 | May is the busiest of times in design circles, but an inaugural collection of archival furniture by someone truly worthy of one is a rare treat. One such engagement not to be missed this year is a public exhibit by Herman Miller and Maharam marking the release of an inaugural collection of archival furniture and screen printed fabric panels by Alexander Girard. The exhibit draws on the acute vision Mr. Girard brought to Herman Miller during his tenure as design director of the textiles program.
5.26.14 | In an exclusive visit to Interface’s NY showroom, Interface Executive Creative Director Chip De Grace presented HUMAN NATURE™, the company’s latest global collection of carpet tile designed to integrate the sensory experience of a natural setting into the built environment. Interface also featured Posh, launched in March, which drew its inspiration from opulent natural materials used in the finest accommodations on early 20th-century ocean liners. The company’s longtime collaborator David Oakey designed both lines.
5.26.14 | The 15th annual Save-A-Sample scholarship awards celebration was hosted by Knoll at its new showroom on May 13th, 2014. Save-A-Sample, the interior design industry’s nationwide recycling event initiated by Suzanne Swift, principal and founder of Spec Simple, diverts several tons of unused brochures, fabrics and finish materials from landfills and directs them to local design schools, where students can use them for their academic projects. This year’s celebration included scholarship awards, awards for top donor firms, a guest speaker, and hand drawing competition results.
5.19.14 | Even if you have zero interest in entering the hospitality market in a major way, more and more ideas typically associated with “hospitality” are finding their way into workplace design. officeinsight traveled to Las Vegas to attend HD expo, the annual Hospitality Design event, held this year at Mandalay Bay. Along with the usual trade show fare on the convention floor, HD expo featured more than thirty seminars and conference sessions, as well as guided tours of two noteworthy projects currently underway in Las Vegas.
5.5.14 | In 2009, Teknion created Livello, a sit-to-stand table with a difference: the traditional cross-bar brace between the legs at mid-height was removed, enhancing knee and leg clearance. At NeoCon 2014, Teknion will launch the latest iteration of Livello, incorporating the firm’s patented spring-driven counterbalance mechanism. Said to be the only sit-to-stand table that provides a consistent user experience, independent of the weight on the table surface.
5.5.14 | Sascha Wagner was named president and CEO of Huntsman Architectural Group, taking over the helm from founder Daniel Huntsman, who will continue as chairman. Mr. Wagner has been with the firm for 10 years, during which he has spearheaded projects for many of the firm’s portfolio clients, including Pixar, Google, Dolby Laboratories, Moody’s Analytics, and Lucasfilm. The two recently got together to discuss design industry changes since the firm’s founding in 1981, the direction of the firm, and the value of design as a business tool.