FMLink Newsletter — Furnishings and Interiors — April 6, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Furnishings and Interiors — April 6, 2017

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This newsletter covers furnishings and interiors news from March 2 through April 5, 2017.


DIRTT prototype sustainably transforms systems into foldable walls (Products and Services » Building Products)

EPA, GSA recognize BIFMA furniture sustainability standards (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Canopy carpet shows senior living design trends

J+J Flooring Group reveals senior living design trends for 2017 (Surveys and Trends)

Eaton announces 2017 accredited classes on lighting, lighting controls (Products and Services » Services)

Kimball Office intros USB charger, wireless charging surface (Products and Services » Energy)

BIFMA safety/performance standard for general-purpose office chairs approved (Products and Services » Publications)

Tech-enabled contact centers set to boom, finds JLL (Surveys and Trends)

Access Fixtures intros STAT LED outdoor wall pack fixtures (Products and Services » Lighting)

Madison Electric Products fixture box cuts its own hole (Products and Services » Energy)

Bobrick intros quiet, fast, ADA-compliant and splash-resistant recessed hand dryer (Products and Services » Other)

Nora Lighting center basket LED troffers offer lower energy costs, built-in earthquake clips (Products and Services » Publications)

Steelcase, Microsoft develop technology-enabled spaces to boost creative work (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

Think you know every use for Power over Ethernet (PoE)? Research shows using it to power lighting can provide convenience and reduced utility cost (Surveys and Trends)

Ready to leave work? JLL’s smart buildings can get you home faster with TransitScreen’s real-time transportation data (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

Get employees more active — now. Check out Innovant’s new adjustable-height benching (Products and Services » Furniture)

Boss Design task chair aims to revolutionize office seating with new type of movement (Products and Services » Furniture)

Magnuson’s stylized waste and recycling containers with a soft close encourage greater use, with easy lift-out for cleaning (Products and Services » Other)

You won’t believe what this office chair can do for you — from Fully (Products and Services » Furniture)

Office layout and productivity — colorful Clarus glass whiteboards are now portable to partition productive workspaces or impromptu brainstorming rooms (Products and Services » Furniture)