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Purchasing Pro Tips: From P.O. to Delivery

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jul 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Purchasing Pro Tips: From P.O. to Delivery

We all know what purchasers do, they purchase! But knowing what they do is very different than understanding how they do it. So, we spoke to a couple of purchasing experts to find out exactly how they spend their days.

Hint: It’s a lot more involved than shopping for pretty things.

Turns out, there’s a lot of management and skill required to ensure projects come in on time, on budget, and feature products that can live up to the rigors of hotel living. Here’s some tips gleaned from these pros:

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E

NO ASSH$#%S™ Company Meets “The No Asshole Rule” Author

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jun 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ten years ago, a book debuted that changed everything.  “The No Asshole Rule”, is a survival guide to maneuvering horrific corporate culture. Here at Samuelson Furniture, we’ve been espousing this essential rule for four generations.

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Topics: Custom furniture for hotels

How 3D Imaging Transforms the Furniture Buying Experience

Posted by Glenn Haussman on May 23, 2017 1:23:20 PM

When you look at a great piece of furniture, you’re only seeing half the story. Chances are that piece looks wonderful to the eye, but what about what is under the covers?

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Topics: custom furniture for hospitality

6 Best Practices for Purchasing FF+E

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Apr 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 Purchasing FF&E, particularly furniture, can be a complicated task, especially for high end custom products. But it doesn’t have to be. We spoke with two purchasing pros -- who also have extensive design backgrounds -- and talked them into sharing their best practices for buying furniture.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom furniture for hospitality, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E

Technology integrated furniture design- Making guests feel at home when away from home

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Mar 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Don’t expect a major design shift in 2017, this year is more about the maturation of ongoing trends. It’s a focus on evolution, rather than revolution, as shifting societal behaviors push hospitality designers to tweak, change and flesh out concepts they’ve been exploring.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, Hospitality Design Trends

Custom Furniture for Hospitality- Q+A with EoA

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Jan 19, 2017 10:47:31 AM

Malcolm Berg, is the founder of EoA, a Miami based hospitality design firm. His company focuses on properties within the upper end of the industry, putting him and his team into a unique position to constantly develop ‘wow’ worthy concepts.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels