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2013 Business Year in Review

Dec. 17, 2013
Interiors & Sources | DesignFlash
12.17.2013
2013 Business Year in Review

This year proved to be one of sustained growth for the design industry, and economic indicators from AIA and ASID suggest there’s more to look forward to in 2014.

Finally, some good news to end the year: At the time of this article's deadline, the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Billings Index (ABI) had spiked at its second highest level of the year, and it continues to show signs of acceleration, suggesting a healthy demand for design-related services…

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Haworth Aims for 100 Percent Sustainable Wood

Haworth recently announced an ambitious goal to source 100 percent of the wood used in the company’s casegoods, systems, tables and storage products from sustainably managed forests and suppliers by the end of 2015. According to Haworth, by the end of 2013, 86 percent of the wood used by the company came from controlled, sustainable forests.

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Rapt Studio Promotes Principal Cory Sistrunk to President

San Francisco-based Rapt Studio has announced the promotion of Cory Sistrunk to president. As president, Sistrunk will be responsible for shaping strategy and overseeing key projects in the corporate and commercial markets, continuing Rapt’s pattern of rapid growth by securing new business opportunities and partnerships, and leading the branding, design, and consulting practice across the company’s San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Delhi offices.

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Dur-A-Flex Partners with Globe Coat in Dubai

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, has announced its newest partner, Globe Coat, Al Zubaidi Modern Decorative Systems L.L.C. Globe Coat is the exclusive distributor and contractor for the supply and installation of Dur-A-Flex’s systems to the Middle East.

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Need Some Last Minute Gift Ideas?

Check out our individual boards (Editorial Director Erika Templeton; Managing Editor Adam Moore; Art Director Kim Barbrie; Senior Editor AnnMarie Martin) on Pinterest for an amazing range of knick knacks and splurges alike that will certainly satisfy any of the design enthusiasts in your life this holiday season. Happy shopping (and pinning!).

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EarthWerks® Aurora collection of loose lay luxury vinyl plank flooring captures the look of natural hardwoods in a loose lay LVT. It fits together with no locking mechanisms or full-field adhesive required.

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Pallas Textiles introduces the Lemonade Stand collection of four patterns: Spin Art, Fortune Teller, Friendship Bracelet and Marbles. From the country fair to summer camp and creative crafts, all are meant to evoke the fun and easy-going nature of a time gone by, but with a more modern, mature approach to bold color and color ranges.

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