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Rethinking Technology In Hospitality Design

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jun 18, 2018 1:47:11 PM

Technology has become the backbone of the hotel business on many levels. This includes the ways in which properties are operated behind the scenes as well as guest-facing technologies, and of course the latest electronic contraptions hotel customers use when on site.

It has made those in the hotel industry rethink how interactive technology is applied in every aspect of the hotel experience, including through FF&E products such as furniture.  This provides inspiration to begin a dialog addressing the creative thought and application of technology in the hospitality environment.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom furniture for hospitality, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E, CustomUpholstery, Custom Seating For Hotels, Custom Casegoods For Hotels, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Technology, TechHotels, Technology Integrated Furniture, Rethinking Technology In Hospitality Design, Hotel Technology

How To Minimize Redlines In Custom Furniture Design

Posted by Brette DeVore on May 29, 2018 3:09:20 PM

An important, time saving process of creating a technical drawing in the world of design and architecture is known as CAD, or Computer Aided Design technology.  The creation of these precision drawings reduces the probability of human error, provide greater accuracy, and greatly shorten the design cycle.  

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom furniture for hospitality, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E, CustomUpholstery, Custom Seating For Hotels, Custom Casegoods For Hotels, Interior Design, How To Reduce Redlines in custom furniture design, CAD, Furniture Design, Computer Aided Design, CADdesign, AutoCAD

Your HD Expo Guide to Work and Play

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Apr 19, 2018 11:41:40 AM

With HD Expo upon us, we want to reflect on some of the best experiences amazing Las Vegas has to offer. Sure, this massive trade show is a great place to get business done, but it’s also a place to let loose, have fun and enjoy the incredible amenities Sin City has to offer. We spoke to loyal HD Expo attendees Pam Niemann, Principal Designer & Owner of Niemann Interiors; Katie Novelen, Senior Interior Designer at Tandem Interior Design Studio; and Britni Flores, Interior Designer at Studio McCormack.  We had them disclose their insider info, because what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas!

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

Legendary Local Design: 10 Questions with Top Design and Purchasing Pros

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Mar 19, 2018 12:25:06 PM

Hotel design has inexorably shifted to highlighting the look and feel of the community in which the property is located.  This has change the way in which projects are conceived and executed.

It’s no longer about fungible design that simply checks off a series of boxes. Rather, it’s about understanding the cultural, historical and visual cues of the individual community; then creating a visual and functional aesthetic highlighting those elements unique to that neighborhood’s character.

We spoke to Lois Goodell, principal, director of interior design, with CBT Architects and Ronnie Bray, founding partner of Bray Whaler, to see how their roles have transformed due to changing design demands.

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

Spotlight On LED

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Feb 22, 2018 11:52:22 AM

The notion of what furniture is, and should be, is changing. Sure, visual appeal, comfort, quality and usability remain important. But now there is an additional feature to consider; technology. At Samuelson Furniture, we’ve been ahead of this trend, adding electronic elements to our pieces for years. But it’s not as easy as it looks.

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

Are You Trending?  Your peers thoughts on 2018 

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Jan 23, 2018 3:05:48 PM

As we all get set to maximize opportunity in 2018, it’s critical to understand the trends which could potentially have the most positive effect regarding your business. To get a sense of areas of opportunity in the New Year and the trends behind them, we tracked down some of the hotel industry’s top designers to see which emerging trends they find the most relevant and those they are personally excited to explore.

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

Family Ties: Family Businesses Within The Hospitality Industry

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Dec 18, 2017 4:03:32 PM

They say the hotel business is one big happy family. That rings true both figuratively and literally. Here at Samuelson Furniture, we proudly carry a family tradition spanning four generations and 82 years.  While the distinction of being a generational business is uncommon today, we know others in the industry who have accomplished this.  A strong sense of identity in combination with hard work, integrity and commitment to the ideals set before them are just some of the components necessary to endure the challenges presented in the world of our business today.

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

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