MillerKnoll reports decline in Q3 sales; reduces workforce

Thursday, 28 March 2024

ZEELAND, Mich. – Office and contract furniture giant MillerKnoll reported $872.3 million in third quarter net sales, an 11.4% decline from last year. Last quarter, the company also reported an 11% decline.

Sales decreased across all three of the company’s segments, falling 9% in America contract, 10.4% in international contract and 17% in global retail. Orders for the quarter also fell, dropping 6.2% from last year.

Office furniture store owner eyes expansion

Sunday, 28 March 2024

Israel Guerrero, owner of Continuum Office Environments LLC, is considering adding an additional location for his office furniture store.

After earning $1.4 million in revenue in 2023 and adding two more employees, Continuum has outgrown its 13,000-square-foot facility at 720 N. Fancher, north of the Franz Bakery Outlet and south of Broadway Avenue in Spokane Valley.


Flexsteel Announces Blue Ribbon Product Launches at High Point April Market

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Flexsteel Industries is set to debut its Blue Ribbon product launches at the April 2024 High Point Market. This initiative is part of Flexsteel’s dedication to providing products designed to attract customers and support retailer sales with quality design and craftsmanship.

The Blue Ribbon initiative is a strategic approach aimed at improving demand and profitability for retailers. Flexsteel’s commitment includes offering comprehensive marketing content, ensuring product availability, and delivering excellent customer service to ensure the success of these products in retail spaces.

Steelcase reports weaker Q4, but with growth coming from large corporations

Thursday, 21 March 2024

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Office and contract furniture giant Steelcase reported fourth quarter revenue of $775.2 million, a 3% decline from the same quarter last year.

Revenue declined 2% in the Americas,  which once again the company attributed to a lower order backlog. Internationally, revenue fell 6% and was seen across most markets. The company attributed macroeconomic factors for its international decline.

NE Minneapolis warehouse aims to give abandoned office furniture second life

Saturday, 2 March 2024

As companies across the metro have shifted to hybrid and remote work, one northeast Minneapolis warehouse has turned into an abandoned office furniture graveyard that’s aiming to give those desks and chairs a new life.

For more than 35 years, the mission at Furnish Office and Home has been the same: “Anything we can keep out of the landfill is a good thing,” Alex Lundeen, the store’s manager, said.

Haworth to tap furniture demand in tier II cities

Wednesday, 20 March 2024

CHENNAI: US-headquartered global workspace solutions company Haworth is looking to tap the growing demand for furniture from office space in tier II cities in India.

The company will be groundbreaking for its second plant near Chennai to double its current production capacity of one lakh chairs per year in the country. The facility is being set up at Sriperumbudur near Chennai with an investment of $8-$10 million, which will commence commercial operations over the next 18-36 months.

Indiana Furniture moves to new corporate headquarters

Monday, 18 March 2024

JASPER, Ind. — Indiana Furniture has relocated its corporate headquarters to 1919 Hospitality Drive in Jasper, Indiana.

The company said the space is meant to put employees’ needs, and the company’s broad portfolio of office furniture, “front and center.”

Bisley Acquires Stake in Sustainable Furniture Brand

Monday, 18 March 2024

Newport-based furniture manufacturer Bisley has made a significant investment in MARK Product, a sustainably-led furniture brand based in Cornwall.

MARK, which stands for Made And Realised in Kernow – ‘Cornwall’ in the Cornish language – is led by designers and founders Anna Hart and John Miller, and the brand has become a favourite among specialised high-end and sustainable office furniture project providers.

Steelcase Karman office chair has “reactive” frame designed to move with the body

Monday, 25 March 2024

Promotion: global furniture company Steelcase has created an office chair with an ergonomic and ultra-lightweight frame designed to react to the body’s movements and encourage healthy posture.

The Steelcase Karman office chair was created to eliminate painful pressure points commonly associated with other, less flexible, mesh chairs.

Flexsteel sets a record number of product launches for April market

Saturday, 16 March 2024

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Flexsteel has a record number of product launches planning for the April High Point Market, including the expansion of some of its top-selling motion groups with new technology and enhanced functionality. The company is also expanding its occasional table lineup.