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CNC Machines- Keeping our furniture a cut above

Posted by Ruth Chalfin Chasolen on Nov 20, 2017 10:12:14 AM

Keeping ahead of the trends is paramount here at Samuelson Furniture, and to accomplish this we must continually invest in our business. After all, being in a family owned and operated business for more than 80 years means we never rest on our laurels. We must continually invest in our future to provide our clientele with the most exceptional results and ensure our position as industry leaders for many more decades to come.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom Upholstery, Custom Seating For Hotels, Custom Casegoods For Hotels, Interior Design

Quality Upholstery Takes Guts

Posted by Ruth Chalfin Chasolen on Oct 18, 2017 3:00:20 PM

The upholstery trade as a craft evolved throughout many centuries and various eras as it gradually integrated into the furniture making process.  While stages of comfort levels increased, tradesmen provided materials for the covering of chairs, seats and sofas

The coordination of padding, springs, webbing, fabric and/or leather materials covering a wood frame or platform is the essence of this artistic skill.  Fabrication of seating furniture requires design aesthetic with the essential components of comfort and function.   

Unlike residential seating, hospitality/commercial standards require materials with greater durability to withstand the environmental stresses of continuous daily use.  This includes heavy-duty hardware, thicker wood frames, greater density of foam and more resilient fabrics.

The following are the underlying components holding to industry standards for hospitality and contract seating.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom Upholstery, Custom Seating For Hotels, Custom Casegoods For Hotels, Interior Design

Maximizing ROI with FF&E

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

This month we are investigating how those tasked with purchasing furniture approach their role in delivering a long lasting product that pleases both ownership and guests, all while anchoring the in-room experience. We connected with two industry superstars; Joe Motley, Program Manager at Walt Disney World, and Neil Locke, principal at Neil Locke & Associates, and asked them to share their thoughts on the importance of buying the right quality furniture at the right price.

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

The Lobby Experience Opens Doors- Q+A with Hospitality Designers

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Aug 21, 2017 11:31:03 AM

There has been a big shift in hospitality during the last five years. Public spaces in hotels, especially the lobby, are officially the front and center attraction.  While they have always been the first thing guests see, there is a new focus. This relates to setting the stage for experience while simultaneously creating engaging spaces where people want to hang out, and importantly, spend money.

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

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