Monday, 28 September, 2020
As you may have guessed, 2020 hasn’t been the best year for makers of office furniture. With some employers now cautiously returning portions of their workforce to the office, the furniture suppliers who want to help them navigate the evolving look of the workplace are largely still waiting for those orders to start coming in.
That’s placed companies like Herman Miller in a sort of awkward holding pattern. The famed maker of the ubiquitous Aeron chair saw enough of a surge in home office orders to exceed earnings expectations and boost their stock price, but the relative uptick of new corporate orders in August and September hasn’t pushed them back into their pre-pandemic position.