Last Chance to Participate in OFDA's Dealer Financial Comparison (DFC) Survey!
Extended through this Friday, June 7th, OFDA’s Dealer Financial Comparison & Benchmarking Guide is based on our annual survey of contract office furniture dealers throughout the United States and Canada and is the industry’s leading benchmarking program. Leading industry consultants have contributed to the design of this survey and themselves draw upon its aggregate results for use with dealer best-practice discussion groups they administer. Whether your company is a member of such a group or individually seeks to understand and act upon the data and in-depth analysis OFDA’s DFC provides, you will find great value in participating in this survey. For information on the DFC, click here and if you are ready to take the survey, click here.
Tweeting, Posting & Pinning NeoCon
OFDA will be covering all the fun of the 2013 NeoCon Show by utlizing social networking tools to provide dealers with the latest news and new product announcements throughout the three day event. We'll be tweeting announcements, pinning photos of new, innovative and exciting products, and posting links and news to our Linkedin Group. Stay in the know and network with OFDA by selecting the links above!
NeoCon 2013 Hosts Prominent Seminars and Speakers
Continuing education and professional development have always been an integral component of NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show, to be held June 10-12 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 45th year.
New Escalator Sculpture at NeoCon 2013 is a “Force of Nature”
New York, NY – American design company Wolf-Gordon has created a temporary, site-specific installation that will sweep through the main escalator space between the first and second floors of the Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2013.
Three H Opens New Showroom in the Mart
Three H Office Furniture Systems officially opens the doors to its new showroom at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago for the start of the NeoCon design exposition.
Enter to Win in BMW128i from JANUS et Cie!
Enter the JANUS et Cie Win This Car Sweepstakes at the NeoCon Show and you could win a custom BMW 1 Series Coupe!
Configura, maker CET Designer software will offer demos of CET Designer 4.0 to experience renderings so real they look like photos. At booth #7-7046, big-screen, high-definition TVs will display Configura’s CET Designer software in action, including fly-thru videos. The exhibition space is reflective of Swedish design and dealers can sign up for free virtual CET Designer training for up to six new users and register for the chance to win a free trip to the 6th annual CET Designer User Conference.
Bringing Extra to the Ordinary
National Office Furniture will host an Extraordinary Event at its showroom located at 325 North Wells Street, Suite 100 (directly across the street from NeoCon). Twelve lucky winners will get a change to "Roll the Dice" and win up to $500. Two winners will be drawn each on Monday & Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m. Stop by National to register for your chance to win.
Below is just a sampling of the many new products you'll find at this year's NeoCon 2013! Select "read more" after each item for more information, larger images, contact information and NeoCon locations.
Global's Bridges II is a new benching system designed to inspire teams to connect, share and achieve. Bridges II is a modern, linear workstation system envisioned to facilitate collaboration and communication.
Fringe Collaborative Lounge Collection
Say hello to National Office Furniture's latest creation, Fringe Collaborative Lounge. Create booths, pods and other touchdown configurations to utilize today’s latest technology or spread out papers the old school way.
Pop-up style device packs a punch with high capacity housing for power and data options. Compact design creates a deceivingly spacious interior. Shutter doors held together in closed position by magnets, then separate to retract and tuck away on either side out of sight while unit is in use. Two locking positions – either below the surface level to remain out of sight, or pops up and sits above the surface for greater accessibility.
IDEON introduces Aviera, a new product line of soft seating and tables featuring anti-microbial finishes, large clean-out areas and performance fabrics.The collection includes guest, patient, bariatric and multi-unit seating. Seats can be specified in 21”, 24”, 30” and 44” widths.
Patrice Seating Line
HPFI (High Point Furniture Industries) is pleased to announce the Patrice line of contemporary, intimate lounge seating that emphasizes personal accommodation. Patrice features a unique, lunette-shaped half-arm which removes all barriers and a gentle arm support that encourages an open, collaborative environment
Oxygen Benching Line
AIS's new benching line titled “Oxygen’’ features a structural spine beam support which accommodates multi-circuit electrical as well as routing and termination for data cables, complemented by worksurface apertures for ease of user access.
KnollTextiles is launching the first collection of interior fabrics by artist, designer, illustrator and film director, Alejandro Cardenas. Characterized by its lively colors and graphic, modern imagery, the collection consists of three upholstery designs: Soon, Glider and Biscayne.
The G20 from Global-The Total Office is a nylon mesh back, synchro-tilter adjusts to the user’s body weight automatically. Wide sweeping, cast aluminum lines with delicate edge details, along with intricately tooled Nylon components, create a sharp, simple and slim profile. A highlight of G20 is its intuitive lumbar tension mechanism which naturally adjusts to the users' posture. G20’s movements can be customized to suit the user’s body size and preferences. The seat depth can adjust in and out to accommodate leg length. The Automatic Lumbar Tension Mechanism is a breakthrough in comfort and support. There is a tensioning device for additional adjustment.
JSI's new BeSPACE features exposed plywood edges that create eye-catching, dramatic flair and revive the mid-century look. Clean lines highlight the soft details, as every arm and top surface curve is a gracious 120 degrees. Phase 1 offers BeSPACE freestanding and modular lounge seating pieces, ottomans, pods, tables, media cabinets and credenzas. Metal tubular legs intersect with wooden chair frames while bent plywood cradles the upholstery to create a mixed materials showcase.
Steelcase will showcase its latest products, designed to address the way technology is impacting our workplace today, including Gesture, a chair that accommodates nine new postures discovered from the way workers interact with personal technology, such as iPads and smartphones. Vertical Intelligent Architect, V.I.A., is Steelcase’s solution for workers looking for peace and quiet in an open office plan; and there will also be three new introductions to the media:scape family, Steelcase’s videoconferencing technology.
BuzziHive Meeting Cells
The concept of the BuzziHive is that of a protective sheet, wrapped around two seats. The BuzziHives are little cells that remain open and welcoming for others yet perfect for a private one-on-one conversation. They can be used as a stand-alone piece in a room or in groups where they truly reveal their personalities and create the impression of a little “hive”.
Trace is an in-room, patient-centered chair and ottoman ensemble designed to promote greater comfort and cleanliness in the healthcare setting. Trace merges the aesthetics of molded wood with the functionality of a powder coated metal frame for easier infection control and cleanability; if desired, the chair’s back, seat and ottoman may be fully upholstered to eliminate the wood altogether.