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Furniture Companies and the Future: What Lies Ahead

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Furniture Companies

The excitement and stress from preparing and participating in NeoCon has seemed to vanish, leaving in its wake the opportunity for businesses to take a breath and focus on the past quarter and their numbers. Two big names in the industry, Herman Miller and Steelcase, have released their numbers for this past quarter of the fiscal year. While their numbers show that both businesses have little to worry about by way of success, they are still not at the goals set by Wall Street or the company itself.


President and CEO of Steelcase Jim Keane believes that balancing out factory workloads will help to bring numbers up to where they are needed. The company plans to close two of it’s factories, one in France and one in North Carolina, and distribute the workload to an already established factory. They are looking at another factory in North America as well as a factory in Spain to distribute the work to. The company believes that their overall message is quite clear to both employees and customers alike while their brands continue to gain momentum in the industry.


Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker believes that while certain brands are pivotal in helping his company reach success, all brands are essential in it’s success. Herman Miller has found success in brands like Nemschoff and POSH, while other brands need more attention and work to reach their goals. Nemschoff still remains the leading brand in healthcare furniture while POSH remains a leader in the furniture industry in China. While both companies show no signs of worry, the current forecast for the fiscal year projects number that are failing to reach their goals. The companies are working to create a stable project environment while focusing more on production in Europe and Asia.


Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, educational settings, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.


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Let Your Office Do The Talking For Your Business Brand

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

As a business owner, it is important that your products, services and office design do the talking for your business just as much as you do. No one wants to do business with a company that can’t keep up with its own business operations, including maintaining a flattering office décor. Every area of your office space should ooze of comfort, creativity and professionalism at all times. Edwards & Hill is here to help you let your office space do the talking for your business brand. Read now to learn what you need to do to get the office design and layout results you desire.

You want your business to appear as highly professional and innovative.  The last thing you want to show your potential clients is an office space that is disorganized in layout and fully furnished with outdated, uncomfortable office furniture.

New trends in the furniture industry now give you the option to transform a boring office with unflattering décor to a sophisticated, stylish and welcoming one. Good office design plays a crucial role in retaining employees, increasing your business’ brand value and expanding your business through new customer leads.

To uphold a professional and comfortable atmosphere in your office, you need to avoid buying office furniture that mismatches with itself and your office atmosphere. For example if your business is a law firm, you may not want an office decorated in bright colors of yellow, red, blue and pink. Consider purchasing office furniture with more natural tones of brown, beige, black, and gray.

To avoid interior design disasters when remodeling your office, create an office space that is welcoming, productive and sticks to a professional appearance for your business. To accomplish this, sketch out your office layout. Estimate the space available to comfortably furnish your office without slowing down the flow of high traffic. Set aside time to buy office furniture that is made for comfort and stylish for employees and clients.

Also, when starting the office planning process take into account the size of your company, your available budget, the type of office design you desire, and the message you want your office design to present to visitors and employees.

Ask yourself how important are skyline views, natural light and airflow for your office? Ask for feedback from your employees on what types of chairs and desks would be most comfortable for them to use. Happy employees are more willing to represent your brand well. You need to answer these questions prior to remodeling your office space.

Here are just a few office designs you can choose to improve your office atmosphere:

– Try creating an open office layout with cubicles that promote environmentally friendly initiatives by utilizing maximum space while reducing business costs. Eco-friendly furniture such as chairs and desks that utilize recycled materials go great with this type of design and could reduce business costs all at once.

– Add social areas to your office to demonstrate to your staff you care for their health and well-being. Let Employees get a break from their workstations with social areas such as game rooms, common rooms or meditation rooms.

Your office is no longer just a space to conduct business operations; it’s a branding tool. It is time to look inwards for your cost savings while presenting your brand well.

You need Edwards & Hill to let your office do the right talking today!

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of business – offices, lobbies, restaurants, bars and cafeterias to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and prepare office plans. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:  Let Your Office Do The Talking For Your Business!