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Hospitality & Design NeoCon 060914

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An interview with Jim Benson, President, Hale Manufacturing. HDSD: Tell our readers about your com- pany. What's your main line of business? JB: Hale Manufacturing is 107 years old, with our roots in bookcases and wood cabinetry. Today, we're involved with storage solutions and library furniture. Hale produces solid wood shelving, in tradi- tional to contemporary designs. We are able to match existing finishes for customers and also provide custom styles. Our products are made from northeastern hard- woods and are manufactured at our facility in upstate New York. In addition to manufacturing product, Hale will also help the customer design the look of the finished area. We can provide floor layouts, drawings and renderings. Our goal is to provide the customer with a functional, HALE MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES HALE 3 1 ReSource Inc. is a com- pany that specializes in the design, development and distribution of just-in-time supply for quality office seating components. Guy Boniface, founder of 1 ReSource Inc., started the company in September 2008, with a strong need for a company with distribution in North America for qual- ity office seating components. The principle behind 1 ReSource is to provide customers with one resource for their office seating components. There is now no need to deal with multiple vendors; that is a thing of the past. 1 ReSource has a 25,000 square foot warehouse in Toronto, holding hundreds of skids of multiple kinds of office seating components at any given time, ready to supply customers on demand. Parts range from gas lifts, chair mechanisms, arms, seats, casters, chair bases, etc. 1 ReSource also has a warehouse in California with a mix of the same components, ready An interview with Adam Jackson Pollock, President and Founder, Fire Farm Lighting. HDSD: There aren't a lot of lighting companies exhibiting at NeoCon. Fire Farm Lighting started exhibiting at NeoCon last year. Why? AP: For that reason; we have been fabricating lighting for the residential and hospitality markets for 23 years and saw a shift in the contract commercial and health- care architectural markets that could benefit from our experience and services. HDSD: What kind of shift do you mean? AP: It is clear that the traditional work environment is changing. The advent of portable devices has freed NEXT products are designed to address the shift in contemporary office design where informal spaces are transformed into places where people gather, collaborate, share and learn. NEXT supports these ideas for space utilization with a diverse range of products. GoTo Worktables provide connection support for focused tasks in public space, airports, lobby, meeting, lounge, in-between and third spaces. Available in free- standing and wall mounted models. GoTo Freestanding are ideal for impromptu meetings, collaboration and short-term mobile multi- tasking. GoTo provides a connection place for focused tasks in public, airports, lobby, meeting, lounge, in-between and third spaces. The powder coated steel construction offers a sturdy but visually lightweight design available in a variety of finishes. All models include convenient hooks for messenger The media has been buzzing for years with articles about furniture flammability. Everyone acknowl- edges that most upholstered furni- ture is highly flammable. Residential furniture fires are responsible for nearly 600 deaths each year. Governmental agencies including the CPSC, NIST and NFPA are actively studying the need for addi- tional regulations to make upholstered furniture safer. There has also been substantial resistance to the increased flammability regulations by environmental groups. Since the mid-1970s, halogenated flame retar- dants have been incorporated in the polyurethane foam used to make residential furniture comply with CAL TB 117. Changes were made in California to modify CAL TB 117. The new regulation, CAL TB 117-2013, removes flame retardant from the polyurethane foam and uses a cigarette for the ignition source of the burn Continued on Page 19 Willow Tex provides design profession- als a resource for unique and innovative premium synthetic leathers. The com- pany continues to strengthen and build upon its goal to fabricate not just top quality products, but what you need to bring your creative vision to life. Willow Tex is proud to announce that beginning late summer 2014, all IZIT Leather production will be moving to its next generation manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Its proprietary manufacturing process achieves eco-friendly production using up to 90 percent less energy and 80 percent less sol- vents than conventional synthetic leather. Capture the look and touch of top quality leather with IZIT Leather, a proven, premium quality leather alternative. Every style of IZIT Leather offers pure, consistent color, unmatched feel and authentic grain. The entire product line features the efficiency and convenience that has made IZIT Leather an evolutionary step beyond calfskin. Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 19 1 RESOURCE INC.: QUALITY OFFICE SEATING COMPONENTS, JUST-IN-TIME ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM LIGHTING FROM FIRE FARM FURNITURE FLAMMABILITY REGULATIONS VS. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT/HEALTH CONCERNS PETER PEPPER PRODUCTS INTRODUCES PRODUCTS FOR THE EMERGING WORKSPACE IZIT LEATHER BY WILLOW TEX – THE DESIGNER'S CHOICE O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p C h i c a g o M o n d a y, J u n e 9 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NEOCON

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