Items Tagged with 'furniture'


Automotive, furniture industries carry West Michigan economy

October 16, 2015
Growing, but still slowing. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to the data and comments collected in the last two weeks of September. Read More

Street Talk: Enough with the beer

Chinese symbols.

September 25, 2015
Here’s a point to ponder: Did the citizens of Grand Rapids in the 1940s and ’50s ever get sick of the Furniture City moniker? Read More

RT London making its NeoCon debut

June 5, 2015
Grand Rapids furniture maker RT London will exhibit at NeoCon for the first time this year, with hopes of attracting greater attention from architects and designers to its products. Read More

Changes in health care influence furniture design

Rooms are becoming more adaptable so patients and family feel at home.

May 22, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More

Office furniture recovery remains strong

Dunlap April data is down slightly from the two previous surveys.

May 8, 2015
Citing “extraordinary” new product development, Michael A. Dunlap has reported his survey of the office furniture industry in April is close to the previous two in October and January. Read More

Furniture industry veterans launch new venture

Executives say there are at least a dozen new products in the pipeline.

March 20, 2015
Three furniture industry veterans are forgoing retirement and teaming up to bring innovative products from concept to market. Read More

CGI firm tells product stories through animation

Much of the work is visuals for products that aren’t even created yet.

June 27, 2014
Even West Michigan’s office furniture is getting a digital makeover these days. Read More

Furniture manufacturers bring offices to life at NeoCon

Environments will include privacy levels and common spaces modeled after residences, coffee shops.

June 6, 2014
West Michigan furniture manufacturers are headed to Chicago this week for The National Exposition of Contract Furnishings, better known as NeoCon, the industry’s biggest design exposition and commercial interiors tradeshow in North America, which is being held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart June 9-11. Read More

Furniture makers tackle renewable energy investments

The Big Three all have made significant strides in the past decade.

May 9, 2014
Grand Rapids furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. announced it had achieved a big milestone earlier this year: The company’s renewable energy investment is now equivalent to 100 percent of its global electricity consumption. Read More

Office furniture industry on ‘solid ground’

Executives have their most positive outlook since 2006.

February 7, 2014
The latest survey of the office furniture industry by Michael A. Dunlap & Associates in Holland indicates it is on a “very steady, but improving, trend line.” Read More