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Kentwood Office Furniture Celebrates its 40th Anniversary: Launches New Brand Identity and Corporate Website

July 15th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Kentwood Office Furniture, Inc., the Midwest’s leading provider of environmentally conscious new, previously owned, and thoughtfully remanufactured commercial furniture and interior solutions, is celebrating its 40 year anniversary by refreshing its corporate brand identity and launching a new mobile-first corporate website (kentwoodoffice.com) designed to support the needs of its expanding customer base.

“We have spent the last 40 years committed to bringing outstanding choice and value to our customers.  Our business has grown considerably using this success formula, supported by our corporate values, which are based upon integrity and trust.  Together they have resulted in great solutions for our customers and a wonderful place to work for our employees,” said Art Hasse, Chairman of Kentwood’s Board of Directors.

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LinkedIn: Cool Offices

March 1st, 2016 by

Wondering how to keep pace with innovative trends in office interior design? Check out how some of your favorite brands are keeping their workplaces vibrant and human-friendly. We’re excited to see how industry leaders are transforming employee culture with splashes of color and familiar touches of home. https://lnkd.in/eSG3zXJ


LinkedIn: Get The Most Out Of Your Space

February 23rd, 2016 by

While it might be nice to be able to relocate your office every few years, most of us are bound to making do with the space that we currently have. At Kentwood Office Furniture, we’ll work with you to make the most out of your existing floor plan– and here are a few additional tips to start thinking about how to get the most out of your location, based on the needs of your business and your employees. https://lnkd.in/eb5CEsZ



LinkedIn: Cool Coworking Spaces

February 18th, 2016 by

Coworking spaces allow for greater connectivity and collaboration between teams, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to enjoy privacy at your desk. We enjoyed these innovative approaches to communal workplaces–do you prefer a shared office or a room of your own? https://lnkd.in/eKqb6_N



LinkedIn: These Workstations Will Literally Make You Skinnier

February 9th, 2016 by

Workstations that promote health and well-being? Now, that’s what we like to see! Research shows that sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day could literally be killing you, but would you be willing to trade your comfortable chair for a stool, standing desk, or desk treadmill? If you’ve used one of these alternative workstations, we’d love to hear your thoughts! https://lnkd.in/e7gFwMy


LinkedIn: Laptops are Changing the Face of Office Furniture Design

February 2nd, 2016 by

According to Portland-based design firm The Good Mod, laptops, tablets, and other types of portable technology are revolutionizing the way we think about office furniture. In a collaboration with Airbnb, the firm came up with several innovative furniture designs, including conference tables with integrated power outlets and lightweight pieces that are sturdy enough to use as footrests. These designs are crafted to enable office workers to go mobile without sacrificing comfort or convenience. https://lnkd.in/e-SxUCP


LinkedIn: Putting Place Before Product in Office Design

January 26th, 2016 by

After decades of boring, barren workspaces, it’s refreshing to see architectural design return as a primary focus for office managers and planners. One invigorating trend is working in natural elements, such as wood, to give the environment a warmer, more organic feel. https://lnkd.in/enN8SDbl


LinkedIn: Employee-First Office Design

January 19th, 2016 by

If you’re planning on redesigning your workspace in the new year, why not consider the types of people who will be utilizing that space on a daily basis? Putting employees first is vital when making design decisions.  https://lnkd.in/eEPAU7vl



LinkedIn: 4 Office Space Design Trends for 2016

January 5th, 2016 by

Open areas, tech infrastructure, green building practices, and lifestyle amenities are all design trends that will make big impacts in 2016. Will these trends inspire your renovation project? https://lnkd.in/dwgTzFK


 


LinkedIn: 21 Office Organization Tips

December 29th, 2015 by

Cluttered office got you down? As the year draws to a close, it’s time to start considering resolutions for the New Year. If one of yours is to better manage your workspace, here are 21 tips from Lifehack that will help you organize your office. https://lnkd.in/difnrea



LinkedIn: 3 Office Creativity Tips

December 15th, 2015 by

Does each space in your office have a purpose? Can your employees escape to a bit of nature? The color green is scientifically proven to boost creativity and cultivate a relaxing mood. Check out more dos and don’ts for designs that fire up workers’ imaginations. https://lnkd.in/ddseWFj



LinkedIn: The Best Office Colors

December 1st, 2015 by

Your office design matters more than you may think. In fact, even the colors you choose can boost productivity. Find out how each palate affects your employees, from making them more energetic to improving their outlook at work. https://lnkd.in/dTtZsKk



LinkedIn: Office Designed with 4 Personalities in Mind

November 17th, 2015 by

Kentwood Office Furniture When redesigning their office, this company recognized that each individual works best in different environments. Using a behavioral model developed by NASA, they designed multifaceted workspaces to appeal to four personality types: organizers (logical and goal-driven), connectors (relationship-driven), advisors (opinionated and observant), and originals (the creative). Does your workplace offer a hub for connectors? How about a unique design for originals? https://lnkd.in/evRaHHX


LinkedIn: Facebook’s Tiny Conference Room

November 10th, 2015 by
Kentwood Office Furniture

Facebook is known for its innovation, and it brings that same spirit to the design of its new office space. One tiny conference room was designed to help its employees “think big” by emphasizing their physical size in relation to the room. In what ways does your current office design encourage employees to think outside the box or promote risk-taking? https://lnkd.in/emdTR8z


LinkedIn: World’s Coolest Offices 2015

November 3rd, 2015 by
Kentwood Office Furniture

With offices as cool as these, employees will want to come to work, and creativity is sure to thrive. Inc.com recently published the fifth annual “World’s Coolest Offices” consisting of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and amazing company headquarters and startup offices in the world. Of the list, which one do you like best? https://lnkd.in/eYTaj2X


LinkedIn: Modern Architecture & Office Design

October 28th, 2015 by

Kentwood Office Furniture Modern architecture and office design leave nothing off limits. From artificial grass to indoor slides, check out some of these eclectic office interiors that have been showcased specifically on account of their uniqueness. https://lnkd.in/eNnBJZ6

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Announces Executive Leadership Changes

October 12th, 2015 by

Kentwood Office Furniture announced today the appointment of Robert (Bob) Von Kaenel, Jr. as the company’s new President succeeding Art Hasse who will remain with the company as Chief Executive Officer.  In this new role, Mr. Von Kaenel will have full responsibility for all company operations for all Kentwood Office Furniture ESOP locations.

“The organization has experienced significant growth over the past several years” commented Art Hasse.  “We look forward to building upon our strong foundation and look to strategically expand our comprehensive portfolio of innovative product and service solutions to best support our expanding customer base.”

The Board of Directors of employee-owned Kentwood Office Furniture went through a long evaluation process before making this selection.  Hasse noted that “we are pleased to have found a terrific leader in Bob who understands our unique culture and brings to the company a wonderful understanding of our industry along with extensive management experience.”

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Grand Rapids Christian Welcomes Students to Renovated Facility

October 8th, 2015 by

News_imagesGrand Rapids Christian Middle School purchased an existing vacant school building to accommodate an anticipated 430 students in grades five through eight.  They purchased the building with a vision to update the existing footprint into a flexible learning environment that would be more conducive to today’s instructional practices.  It was essential for the renovated building to include several common areas that would be used for a variety of instructional and social purposes.  With a focus on the future, spaces were created that the school could grow into as enrollment continues to increase.  Kentwood Office Furniture worked with the school system to outfit the new space with furnishings that would complement the vision.  Kentwood Office was chosen as the exclusive furniture vendor for this project based on a previous strong performance in the high school furniture installation.  Staff and students alike are pleased with the space and are excited to continue their educational journey in the newly renovated building.

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Project Details

Industry: Education

Application: Reception, Private Office, Classroom, Art Room, Music Room, Commons Area

Products: Fleetwood, Remanufactured Herman Miller Systems, Russwood Library Furniture, HON, Trendway


Your Office. Your Way. Trendway

June 18th, 2015 by

Need a few ideas on how to personalize your corporate space?  Take a look a Trendway’s Snapshots of Space: Chicago 2015.  These up & comers from Neocon 2015 should get your creative juices flowing.  Need a little assistance visualizing the potential of your space? Our team of designers is ready to help.  Contact us to get started!

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Kentwood Office Participates in A Day on the Green 2015

May 18th, 2015 by
goodwill_GRCHSgolf2015Kentwood Office Furniture enjoys a day on the course as a sponsor of A Day on the Green 2015.  A Day on the Green, an annual golf outing benefiting Ada Christian School and Grand Rapids Christian Schools, raises much-needed funds for financial aid to ensure that these schools remain accessible to all families who desire a Christian education for their children. Through A Day on the Green many have the opportunity to assist families in need and target your gift to the school of your choice. – See more at: http://www.grcs.org/NetCommunity/A-Day-on-the-Green-2015#sthash.SgOKVnff.dpuf