FDMC Best Pratices in Woodworking Technology and Business


Winter has just started, but Pantone is looking ahead by choosing a refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery, as its 2017 Color of the Year. The company’s color, designated Pantone 15-0343, is symbolic of new beginnings.

In mid-November, the managing director of Catas, Andrea Giavon, and Paolo Balutto, head of the Finished Products Department, went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to attend the workshop organized by WG1 (Chairs).

According to Decor Aid, an interior design service, the move from summer to fall includes design trends that are bringing in darker colors and upscale materials.

The Architectural Woodwork Institute has announced the 2016 winners of the Standard of Excellence awards. Each winner has been featured in the AWI official journal, Design Solutions Magazine and the awards will be presented during the 2016 AWI Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Portland’s maker of handcrafted, solid wood furniture, the Joinery, decided to transform its downtown Portland, Oregon, pop-up shop into a permanent showroom, and every square inch was considered.

Art deco table with complex drawer system takes top honors in 12th annual Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge.

Rehau has announced the winner of the Best in Modern Cabinetry contest, Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry, Inc. The family-owned, Texas cabinet manufacturer won the contest by receiving 190 likes on their Facebook project photo. They will be awarded an Apple Watch Sport at the International Woodworking Fair later this month.

Learn about the best practices for veneer production, new applications for veneer, and how to market veneer products at all-day event before IWF.

Spyndi is an innovative piece of furniture that can transform into any shape. It uses a multifunctional and sustainable design and offers an unusual appearance. The chair can reportedly be tailored to fit the size and shape of any individual, and recently reached its Kickstarter goal for continued development and production.

The creator of a special flag made a journey from France to New York and ultimately to California.

The business of interior design has been quite good over the past 12 months, and American Society of Interior Designers expects that to continue. Last year’s State of the Industry report showed that interior design had fully recovered to pre-recession levels, and the momentum carried through this year, with only slight moderation. With all indicators showing robust growth, this is a good time to be in the interior design business.

Joey Ruiter’s latest collection for izzy+ shown at NeoCon is the Sylvi modular lounge collection, which works to find balance between residential appeal and contract-quality furniture.

The new Woodieful Chair is designed to be functional in adaptability, sustainable in quality and serves to inspire multiple uses to fit a person’s lifestyle. And the furniture project has reached its Kickstarter goal.

Darker finishes, lots of maple, Euro influences, organizing options, mixed colors, and still lots of gray are highlights in annual FDMC kitchen cabinet trend survey.

Haute Deco has a range of contrasting leather textured handles in bronze, nickel and other materials. Layering leather appearance handles into the patterns and textures of a room add visual interest and comfort.

About 50 percent of ConceptWorks’ business is in retail displays, and the trade show sector would be about 20 percent, including everything from a 10 x 10 booth to a 60 x 100 trade show display, with all the work and details. Specialty architectural and design-based jobs account for another 10 to 15 percent of what they do. The final area is to design something from the ground up, which may be beyond any category.

Ingenuity and CNC combine to create not only restoration parts but also exotic wood upgrades.

Students from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will once again gather for IWF’s customary Design Emphasis furniture design competition. 

Adelaide’s JamFactory has enlisted the help of some of Australia’s most respected designers and is about to launch a commercial furniture line.

A new line of space-saving office and work furniture for the home or small office is designed to be flexible and allow maximum freedom in the choice of healthy working positions for its users.

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