Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 – a review by John Sacks

John Sacks is a well known advisor in the European office furniture industry and chairman of the economic committee of the FEMB. John visited the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 and below you…

    Staples sells Dutch Office Centre Stores to KantoorExpert Groep

    Staples sells its 39 Staples Office Centre stores in the Netherlands to KantoorExpert. KantoorExpert is…

      AIS Announces Sales Reach $200 Million in 2018

       AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, last week announced 2018 sales of $200 million, a 16 percent increase from 2017 that reflects the company’s commitment to product breadth, speed to market, customer service and affordability. Profits…

      Assmann Büromöbel records its strongest ever growth on the eve of its anniversary year

      Melle-based family firm ends the 2018 financial year with record sales The office furniture maker from Melle achieved the largest absolute revenue increase in the company’s recent history, at around EUR 130 million (2017: 113 million), representing an upsurge of…

      Bene achieved major growth in sales and earnings in 2018

      Bene, one of the leading companies in the European office furniture industry, improved its sales by 12% to EUR 151.4 million and even increased the EBIT at an above-average rate of 27% to EUR 9.3 million in the 2018 financial…

      Two Red Dot Awards for Ahrend: WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL

      The Ahrend WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL got rewarded with the prestigious Red Dot Award in the category Product Design. The WELL COLLECTION received the Red Dot: Best of the Best award, the top distinction in the competition. As a…

      iF Gold Award for Arper

      Cila Go has been awarded with IF Gold Award, the highest prize of the renowned German iF Design Award during a ceremony that took place on Friday March 15th at BMW Welt in Munich. Designed by Studio Lievore Altherr, Cila Go is available in both chair…

      Herman Miller Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

      Highlights Year-over-year organic order growth of 8%; broad-based across all segments Operating margin expansion of 100 basis points on a reported basis and 50 basis points on an adjusted basis 35% increase in reported EPS (Earnings per Share); adjusted EPS growth…

      Et al. is the new name of Metamobil

      Metalmobil, after over 60 years of important goals, announces the new brand name to consolidate the process of evolution and business growth. In a press statement the company says: “As the four letters at the heart of Metalmobil, Et al. represents a…

      Steelcase Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Results

      Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) tuesday reported fourth quarter revenue of $912.4 million and net income of $22.6 million, or diluted earnings of $0.19 per share, which included $16.9 million of charges related to the early retirement of debt.  Excluding these…

      Majencia filed for suspension of payment

      In December last year, Vincent Gruau from the French office furniture manufacturer Majencia filed for suspension of payment explaining that the cash flow problems were the result of slow payments by their customers. Last summer, in excess of € 25…

      Kimball Introduces Pairings Nook

      Kimball is excited to announce the latest extension of our extremely popular and versatile lounge collection, Pairings. Now available in Nooks, it offers unique applications to divide space while supporting collaboration. Whether its providing privacy or a space for casual…