Interiors Articles

Articles in this section cover furniture, space planning, conference rooms, interior design and architecture, cleaning, maintenance, open offices, soundmasking, acoustics, carpet, ceilings, and other interior elements that would be managed by facility professionals.

Shaw Hospitality Group to Sponsor College Design Flooring Contest

Shaw Hospitality Group is teaming with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York to find unique hospitality carpet designs from some of the school’s brightest, up and coming design students. The winners of the inaugural “The Language of Design Challenge” will be awarded cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to have their winning carpet design displayed at hospitality industry trade shows. “At Shaw Hospitality Group we focus... ...Read More...

Gerflor Ramps Up Conservation Effort

Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of vinyl resilient floor coverings, recently announced its Sample Reuse Program exclusively through its website at www.gerflor-us.com. By visiting the environment section of the website, visitors can print off a prepaid U.S. postage label and return Gerflor vinyl flooring samples to its Atlanta office for reuse and redistribution. The Sample Reuse Program aims to reduce environmental impact... ...Read More...

Flooring Company Acquires Burke Industries

Mannington Mills recently announced its acquisition of Burke Industries, a manufacturer of resilient based products including rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads, and accessories. “The acquisition of Burke is a perfect fit in our strategic growth as a full-flooring resource for the contract sector,” said Jack Ganley, president of Mannington Commercial. “Not only are we delighted to be able to expand the range of flooring choices we... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: There's Something Fishy About This Desk

Danish office furniture designers SØren Kjær has introduced MILK, “a desk that will redefine what is expected of office furniture in the 21st century.” Produced by Danish office furnishings giant Holmris, MILK offers an unusual synthesis of design, function, and customizable features. Kjær was inspired to create MILK when he recognized a need for a desk that combined a sleek aesthetic with smart function and quality construction.... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: There’s Something Fishy About This Desk

Danish office furniture designers SØren Kjær has introduced MILK, “a desk that will redefine what is expected of office furniture in the 21st century.” Produced by Danish office furnishings giant Holmris, MILK offers an unusual synthesis of design, function, and customizable features. Kjær was inspired to create MILK when he recognized a need for a desk that combined a sleek aesthetic with smart function and quality construction.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: When Specifying Insulation, What Should You Know

While insulation is just one part of the building envelope package, knowing this performance characteristic can help in decision making.... ...Read More...

CNBC Series To Feature Herman Miller President And CEO

Brian Walker will be a guest on the fifth and final episode in the series, “The Business of Innovation.” The episode will air this coming Monday, June 30, 2008, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. As President and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., Walker will discuss the company’s global business model and strategy for driving innovation within new and existing markets. The episode also will highlight some of the company’s... ...Read More...

Largest Southern California Security Company Reintroduces Janitorial Services

Universal Services of America (USA), a full range of building services including janitorial, maintenance, and security, re-opened its janitorial division—Universal Building Maintenance. This division was originally started back in 1965 and operated in southern California successfully for approximately 25 years. The addition of building maintenance makes Universal Services of America one of the largest, full service facility service companies,... ...Read More...

NeoCon 2008 Attracts Over 50,000 To The Windy City

The 40th annual NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, North America’s largest conference and exhibition for interior design and facilities management at The Merchandise Mart Chicago, attracted approximately 50,500 attendees from around the world. However, this represented a 4% dip from the previous year’s show. “This year’s NeoCon proved that the furniture industry is strong and is investing heavily in new product introductions,” said Mark... ...Read More...

Discussion On Door Component Substitution Slated For Early July

In an effort to spur industry communication on the increasingly important topic of component substitution for door certification and testing, the AAMA Door Component Interchangeability Task Group is hosting an all-day open discussion forum on July 8. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), located in Schaumburg, IL, is hosting the forum to further the development of guidelines to be used for side-hinged entry door component... ...Read More...