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B8 now with Holmris

On February 5, 2018, Danish furniture giants B8 and Holmris merge together to create one strong Nordic supplier of furniture for the professional market with a total turnover of 1.1billion DKK and an opening for approximately 180 more employees.    The two large furniture factories’ team up will provide a great opportunity to benefit from many economies of scale in both production and sales as well as a solid platform for continued expansion in both Northern Europe and other selected markets.    With Holmris A/S’ strong growth in all four customer segments (office, learning, care and hospitality), and B8’s well-implemented IT and ERP systems, modern facilities and proven service and environmental concepts, the merger allows them to be an innovative...

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FLOKK bags two DOGA Awards

  Flokk has received two DOGA Awards for Design and Architecture for the HÅG SoFi Mesh and for their partnership with GU in creating a range of products using sustainable Norwegian wool. At an award ceremony held last November 15 in Design and Architecture Norway headquarters in Oslo, the very best of the Norwegian design was recognised for their achievement over the past year, whereas the HÅG SoFi Mesh & Norwegian wool collaboration was awarded for "Furniture Design' and 'Fashion & Textile Design categories respectively. The jury was very much impressed with the “solid and precise” aesthetics of the chair with “refined and warm expression” thanks to the material and colour choices plus its unique slide back armrests and intuitive lumbar...

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Wellness Together: The Link Between Workplace Design and Employee Retention

  In line with research projects that continues to highlight the importance of wellbeing in workplaces, the recently published study carried out by Sapio Research entitled Wellness Together, emphasised the importance of offering good environmental conditions and flexible working practices to enable productive, innovative and ultimately profitable workforce.  With 1000 office workers based in UK and 50 Facilities Management experts as respondents, the study concludes that healthy and happy people are more likely to be productive and thus suggesting that employers should focus in their staffs’ well-being whereas 48% of the study group said that the design of their workplace had a significant impact on their decision to stay with a company. Higher performing organisations were more often found to...

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Introducing the New RBM Noor

RBM officially unveiled the new fully upholstered version of their timeless classic canteen and conference chair collection: RBM Noor F, at this year’s Designers Saturday Oslo held last September 8-10, at the Oslo City parking garage in Oslo, Norway.  The Noor F is available to order as of next week, in a variety of high-quality, environmentally-friendly fabrics in fresh colours. The colours, softness and comfort open up to even more applications and environments. RBM Noor F will also be available with tubular four leg, sledgebase and footbase, the wooden leg or the medium-high bar options.  During the 3-day event, FLOKK also showcased their wider range of of fabric options with Kvadrat's Steelcut Trio 3 making its first appearance in combination with the RBM...

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How a Great Workplace Design Drives Creativity and Innovation

 According to the 2016 U.S. Workplace Survey conducted by Gensler, the largest and leading collaborative design firm in the world, great workplaces design drives creativity and innovation. Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey 2016 is the most recent installment in their  10-year Workplace Survey research effort where they surveyed a panel-based sample of over 4,000 U.S. office workers in 11 industries to understand where and how work is happening today and the role design plays in employee performance innovation.   The  data uncovers a statistical link between the quality and functional makeup of the workplace, and the level of innovation employees ascribe to their companies whereas respondents with a higher score also report higher innovation index. By identifying the key differentiators for...

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