From flooring to furniture

Based in Gaildorf-Broeckingen, Germany, the BMK Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface-coated and impregnated films. BMK recently partnered with PurChem Systems of Canada to offer an innovative single-layer decor, SilentTouch, featuring an anti-fingerprint, soft-touch surface. To learn more about BMK, SilentTouch and the company’s plans for North America, Surface & Panel posed a series of questions to Dr. Stefan Woerl, head of R&D and quality assurance at BMK, and Robert Clausi, president of PurChem.

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Right Place, Right Time

Dave Keck likes to simplify things when he talks about his business, Komponents Laminated Products, which makes casegoods, furniture and components in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

“At the end of the day,” Keck said during a recent interview, “we make laminated rectangles.”

“Some of them are tabletops. Some of them get built into cabinets. Some of them are store fixtures. To us, they are all just laminated panels.”

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Where beauty and function meet

Not surprisingly, the emphasis is on design at Italian furniture maker Composit. But it’s not all about design at the family-owned, Pesaro-based company.

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Inspirational Interzum to turn 60 in May 2019

In May 2019, the global community for furniture supply, interior construction, architects, interior designers and developers will find new inspiration at Interzum, the world’s leading industry event for furniture production.

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AIS Furniture goes all-in for laminate

The fast-growing manufacturer of laminate casework, panel systems and other office furnishings is content to let its bigger competitors invest tall dollars in speculative product development. It prefers to wait and see which workplace trends actually gain traction and then pounce on the opportunity by designing products that it can quickly bring to market.

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