Office Furniture Manufactures/Related Organizations
Alea: The company has produced office furniture industry since 1973.
Alea offers a variety of series, from the executive lines to the operative systems, to the seating lines. Plants are located in the north of Italy.
Allsteel: The office furniture company makes office systems, desks, seating, storage products, tables, and accessories under names such as Energy, Stride, Align, Concensys, Scout, and Terrace. Allsteel sells its products through dealers and its own sales force. Its customers originate in the corporate, government, and educational markets. The company operates about 10 showrooms in the US and Canada. Founded in 1912 as All-Steel-Equip, Allsteel invented the lateral file in 1967. The company is a subsidiary of HNI.
Concord Furniture: Located in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Concord Products has been a family owned and operated manufacturer of office furniture since 1968. Products include: systems furniture, freestanding furniture, floor-to-ceiling partitions, casegoods, steel filing, storage, Tables, and seating.
DIRTT: “Doing It Right This Time”. Started in 2002. The Company headquarters are located in Calgary, Alberta. Manufactures movable walls and systems furniture.
Geiger: Manufacturer of non-systems furniture. Started in 1964 in Toronto, Ontario. Owned by Herman Miller.
Gunlocke: A subsidy of HNI Corporation. Manufactures of non-systems furniture. Located in Wayland NY.
Groupe Lacasse: The company is based in St. Pie, Quebec, Canada. It has a broad range of office furniture products under the Lacasse®, United Chair®, and Nvision® brands. Founded in 1956, Groupe Lacasse offers products in laminate office furniture, steel storage and filing, workplace systems and seating. The company has manufacturing facilities throughout North America.
Haworth: The company designs and manufactures adaptable workspaces, including raised floors, movable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. Family-owned and privately held, Haworth is headquartered in Holland, Michigan in the United States. Haworth serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 600 dealers. The company began in 1948 as Modern Products. In 1954, the focus of Modern Products shifted toward office environments, in response to the development of modular office partitions, the predecessors of today’s panel systems.
Herman Miller, Inc.: The company is based in Zeeland, Michigan, is a major American manufacturer of office furniture and equipment, as well as furniture for the home. It is notable as one of the first companies to produce modern furniture, and is likely the most prolific and influential producer of furniture of the modernist style. Herman Miller is credited with the invention of the office cubicle (originally known as the “Action Office II”) in 1968 under then-director of research Bob Propst.
Inscape Inc.: Products include office furniture systems, filing and storage, desking, casegoods and architectural products. Inscape’s products are designed to integrate. Production occurs at two facilities in Canada and the United States in approximately 438,000 square feet of space. Headquartered in Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada.
HNI Corporation: Formerly HON Industries, is the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world, with its headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa. HNI is the leading gas and wood burning fireplace manufacturer and marketer in the United States. HNI’s brands include The HON Company, Allsteel, Gunlocke, Paoli, Heatilator, Heat & Glo, and Quadra-Fire.The company was founded in 1944.
HON: The company designs and manufactures office furniture including chairs, filing cabinets, workstations, tables, desks and education furniture. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and offers its products through a nationwide network of dealers and retailers. The HON Company is the largest operating company of HNI Corporation, the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in North America. Sister companies include Allsteel, Gunlocke, HBF, Paoli, Maxon, Hearth & Home Technologies and Omni Workspace.
International Interior Design Association (IIDA): Provides members with the sources to attain expertise, knowledge and contacts. Chapters and City Centers.
KI: Manufactures furniture and movable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned global company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. Its subsidiaries include KI UK Ltd., KI East Asia Sdn. Bhd, KI Nova Scotia, KI Canada and KI India. To provide additional benefits to its global customers, KI also has sales offices and licensed manufacturing facilities throughout the world, including in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, India, China and other Asian countries. Since 1941.
Kimball International: Once a leading piano manufacturer, it is now known for two products: furniture and electronic assemblies. Furniture accounts for about 70 percent of Kimball’s revenues. Its metal and wood furniture and fixtures are used in the hospitality and health care industries; the company also produces a line of home furniture. The company maintains a sizeable trucking fleet, a throwback to days when it manufactured and shipped its own pianos. The name was changed to Kimball International, Inc. The company is located in Jasper, IN.
Knoll: The company produces office systems, seating, files and storage, tables and desks, textiles, and accessories for office and for the home. The company also sells furniture for the home. The company was founded in New York City in 1938 by Hans Knoll. The company is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and has three other major manufacturing sites: Toronto, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon.
MAI: Established in 1993, MAI is a leading producer of high quality, affordably priced furniture systems and moveable walls. Headquartered in Mount Olive, New Jersey, MAI has nationwide distribution and showrooms across the United States and Canada. Based in Mount Olive, NJ.
Marvel: Started in 1946 by two WWII veterans. Products include systems furniture and non-systems furniture. Located in Chicago, IL.
Maxon Furniture: Owned by HNI. The headquarters are located in Muscatine, IA.
National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCINQ): The core purpose is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design.
National Furniture Company: Owned by Kimball. Sells mostly non-panel system furniture.
OFS: Producing wood furniture for over 60 years. In the early 1980′s turned efforts solely to manufacturing wood office furniture. Operations include seven manufacturing plants and four support plants.
Paoli: Founded in 1926 as a residential wood seating company. Owned by HNI. Manufacturer of casegoods.
Pleion: A systems furniture company that no longer exist. Parts are hard to find, but reconfigurations and moves with existing furniture is possible.
Riviera: Founded in 1952. Systems furniture manufacturer. Corporate headquarters are located in New York. Products are manufactured in Mexico and Spain.
Steelcase: An international office furniture company. It was founded in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan as The Metal Office Furniture Company. The company at the time specialized in mainly file cabinets and safes. Today, the company sells products related to interior architecture, furniture and technology. In 1914 The Metal Office Furniture Company received its first patent for a steel waste basket. The steel waste basket was called the Victor fireproof waste basket, an innovative product for its time. In 1954 The Metal Office Furniture Company changed its name to Steelcase.
Trendway Corporation: An employee owned company in Holland, Michigan, provides more than just office furniture. The company has been in business for over 40 years. The company creates workplace environments through its offering of panel systems, filing, storage, casegoods, seating, architectural products including moveable walls, glass storefront and raised floor.
Teknion: The company makes office systems, including cubicles, cabinets, desks, and relocatable walls, for the middle to upscale workplace furniture market. It also markets other furnishings and decor, such as seating, tables, file cabinets, storage units, ergonomic items, and lighting. Products are sold through a worldwide network of about 400 dealers and its US subsidiary, Teknion LLC. The company was founded in 1981. After being publicly traded for 10 years, the firm was taken private in 2008 by an affiliate of A-Tean Holdings, its controlling shareholder.
Tayco: Established in 1976, with the acquisition of the rights to one of the first freestanding acoustical partitions in North America. As the dynamics of office life progressed over time, partitions morphed into systems and became Tayco’s core strength. With support from freestanding casegoods, seating, boardroom furniture, and various accessory products.