Bringing hospitality to hospitals

Rebecca Donner fell in love with creating healthcare environments when she was first exposed to designing them more than 25 years ago, but she believed they could be more inviting and comfortable–more hospitable, if you will.  She pursued that idea with a passion, and it’s safe to say she has never looked back.

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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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Marlite’s Makeover Unshackles Design Choice

Marlite has totally transformed its decorative panel surfacing prowess since scrapping its antiquated rotogravure finishing process in favor of a cutting-edge digital print finishing system. The new UV-cure technology, dubbed BlueSky Advanced Finishing System, is dramatically more agile, versatile and environmentally friendly than its more than half-century-old predecessor.

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Is this wood? If so, what kind of wood is it?

I love these questions: Is this wood? If so, what kind of wood is it? Those were actual questions submitted by a person named Cynthia in July 2018 to Home Depot’s website in reference to the Martha Stewart line of cabinets.

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Understanding Wood

Given that those numbers from a 2017 survey commissioned by Wilsonart add up to continued trouble for the world’s endangered wood, Wilsonart is doing its part to educate architects and interior designers.

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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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Italian companies combine experience, expertise to offer full range of services to panel industry

Five renowned Italian companies have joined under the name Alliance Décor Technologies to offer the panel industry a complete package from impregnation and coating of décor papers to lamination.

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Quantum Leap

What’s the state of the panel processing industry in North America? John Aufderhaar believes it’s good and getting better, and he should know.

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