FMLink Newsletter — Furnishings and Interiors — April 11, 2019

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This newsletter covers furnishings and interiors news from March 7 through April 10, 2019.


Desk lamp with occupancy sensor, (very) smart whiteboard, wireless lighting management app, more highlight the iF Design Awards for 2019 (Other » Products and Services)

Survey finds Americans choose hand washing over hand sanitizers to avoid the flu, but may skip washing if sinks are dirty or lack supplies (Surveys and Trends)

If you need to make sure your metal building roof or wall assembly meets sound reduction codes, check out this new MBMA/NAIMA guide (Products and Services » Publications)


Black Humanscale Freedom chair in a private office setting

Check out RAVE Reviews’ 2019 top picks for office chairs — with choices to fit everyone (Surveys and Trends)

See how this sleek desk lamp not only eliminates messy cables and joints but keeps your devices charged (Lighting » Products and Services)

Analyze restroom trends and get alerts for potential issues with this new wireless IoT device; temperature and occupancy uses as well (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need outdoors-tough carpeting for your floors? Mohawk’s durable carpet fiber resists stains, retains color for easier maintenance (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Need to optimize space occupancy in offices and conference rooms? Check out Legrand’s advanced lighting sensors; also see their emergency lighting solution (Lighting » Products and Services)

Need robust lighting for your next project? Bosch’s portable LED work light offers Bluetooth control from your phone (Lighting » Products and Services)

Got 1950s wiring? These circuit breakers upgrade infrastructure and add remote wireless whole-building energy awareness (Energy » Products and Services)

Need long-lasting, efficient lighting for a high ceiling? Check out this LED high-bay fixture with sensor remote control (Lighting » Products and Services)

Make your safety message stand out on these hard-wearing customizable floor mats (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services » Safety and Health)