Today we announced that we have agreed to purchase Highmark, Inc., a seating manufacturer specializing in mid-market seating in the workplace, hospitality, healthcare and educational market segments.
Two OFS Brands products received an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award (BOY,) the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products and projects. Slate Office by OFS captured top honors in the contract casegoods furniture category, while Hitch by Loewenstein won the office accessories award. Four other OFS Brands products (Re: by OFS, Hinchada and Penelope by Loewenstein, Modern Amenity by Carolina) were BOY finalists and are now designated as Interior Design Magazine BOY Honorees. For the second consecutive year, OFS Brands had the most finalists in the BOY competition.
Qualified interior designers and architects selected BOY product design finalists during a two-week period in October via an online vote, and category winners were determined by a jury of leading architects and designers. According to Interior Design Magazine officials, the 9th Annual BOY program experienced record-breaking numbers with more than 2,000 product submissions – a growth of more 60 percent in the last two years. The product voting site experienced a 50 percent increase in number of unique visitors with 600,000 page views and 60,000 votes.
More than a thousand people from the design community attended the BOY awards celebration hosted by Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine’s editor in chief and Mark Strauss, the magazine’s president and publisher, on December 4, 2014, at the IAC Building in New York City.
Slate Office by OFS creates efficient collaboration and sharing venues with boardroom amenities in workspaces. Concise and intuitive, Slate provides media support, space division, collaboration tools, power, and storage in a seamless interface that helps people work together more effectively. Technology access is built into the work surface, and the wall supports a monitor for digital sharing and interaction.
Hitch Storage by Loewenstein is a versatile shelving system based off a platform of blocks built to inspire creativity. Hitch is comprised of three box sizes, one storage block with doors, a platform base, and simple clips that can all be painted or finished in endless color options, and can be configured and reconfigured into any storage solution. Hitch features a solid hardwood box construction with ash veneer that can be finished in any of OFS Brands standard finishes, along with aluminum clips and legs.