Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Furniture dealer sells to ex-metal exec

July 2, 2015
The long-time owner of a furniture dealer has sold the business to the former head of a metal parts maker. Read More

GMB installs president

July 2, 2015
The new president at GMB Architecture + Engineering started out as an intern at the firm. Read More

Furniture dealer outfits marketing agency

June 25, 2015
A marketing agency has a new office and new look in southwest Grand Rapids. Read More

Furniture maker creates portable charging station

June 16, 2015
A furniture maker has developed a rechargeable battery unit that converts its tables into charging stations that can be positioned anywhere in a room. Read More

Neuroscience backs Steelcase product

June 5, 2015
Turns out open-office floor plans filled with collaborative spaces might not be the best environment for working after all. Read More

Living office settings

Herman Miller will set up 10 diverse office spaces at this year’s NeoCon.

June 5, 2015
Herman Miller knows every company is different in terms of its workspace environment and needs, which is why the company will be showing off 10 “purposefully diverse” living office spaces at NeoCon this year, along with several new products that capture the unique needs of its multitude of clients, most of them focused on collaboration and choice. Read More

American Seating says pull up a seat at NeoCon

The Nima chair and table lines for education will be the focal point.

June 5, 2015
“You just have to try it,” said Doug Oswald, American Seating director of advanced design, in reference to American Seating’s new Nima chair line. 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

Bazzani firm rates Best for the World

May 29, 2015
A West Michigan company is being honored as a Best for the World organization, thanks to its triple-bottom-line commitment. 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