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Cheers to 80 Years!

“It’s incredible, 80 years and three generations! But as of June 1st Austin Waldner, great grandson of Daniel Waldner, founder of Waldner’s, will be joining as the 4th generation. How many companies can say that?”   – Stephen Waldner, Owner

Photographed: Stephen Waldner and daughter Meredith Waldner Stern, President of Waldner’s Business Environments Inc. 

“As Waldner’s celebrates our 80th Anniversary, this provides a special opportunity to look back and appreciate our storied past which continues to serve as the basis for our success and our vision for the future. Many of our clients and the professionals we have had the privilege to work with over eight decades know that our company was originally founded by our grandfather, Daniel Waldner in 1939. He instilled in all of us the importance of providing outstanding service with a commitment to excellence.”- Meredith Waldner-Stern

Photographed: Left to right – Daniel Waldner, Jay Waldner, Stephen Waldner, and Jeff Waldner. Austin Waldner, son of Jay Waldner to join the firm this year.

“Today, Waldner’s is proud to be a thriving business with over 100 remarkable, talented employees over three locations and clients throughout the nation.  We have all evolved from the traditional office space and come a long way from the standard metal desk of 1939 to providing cutting edge solutions in furniture, technology and service for multiple industries. What makes it most meaningful for us in celebrating our history is to know that since 1939, Waldner’s has and will continue to grow with our clients and provide innovative solutions for all of those we serve into the future.” – Meredith Waldner-Stern

Photographed: Waldner’s NYC employees at 80th Anniversary toast.

Chief Operating Officer Ryan Osborne says “Achieving an 80-year anniversary and enjoying year-over-year growth is a credit to our employees, the loyalty of our customers, and the ability of our organization’s leadership to steer Waldner’s product and service offerings through market shifts, ever-changing workplace trends, and industry pressures. Waldner’s and our main manufacturer, Steelcase, both share the same mission of staying ahead of the curve and responding to the needs of the business community through the use of new technologies, enhanced furniture products, architectural preferences, and office services. Each of Waldner’s local markets – Westchester, New Jersey, NYC, and Long Island – are excited and ready to respond to our customers’ demands for the workplace of the future and seeing our company and our clients continue to thrive over the next 80 years!”

Cheers and thank you to those who have helped make it all possible! 

 

Stay tuned for the grand re-opening of our Long Island showroom this Spring, located at  125 Route 110, Farmingdale, NY – Contact us for a tour!

Canstruction Long Island

CANSTRUCTION Long Island is an exciting design build competition where firms from the architectural, engineering and design communities create giant incredible structures that are self-supporting and made entirely out of canned food.  Once the structures are built and judged they stay on Exhibit for 2 weeks.  At the close of the event and prior to Thanksgiving all the food is donated and then distributed to local food banks.

We support The Interfaith Nutrition Network, Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island Cares, Inc./The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and The NEST at Nassau Community College. Over the past eleven years, CANSTRUCTION has donated more than 440,000 cans of food!

Waldner’s Business Environments and NELSON & POPE have partnered up this year to create an amazing structure of the Smallfoot Yeti from Warner Bother’s new animation film Smallfoot. 

The Exhibit is open to the public now until November 12th 2018 from 8 am – 6 pm everyday located at RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY.

Bring a can of food to donate and you can vote on your favorite structure!

Thank you for supporting the Waldner’s team in our efforts to feed the hungry on Long Island!

Photo: Waldner’s and Nelson & Pope team

Favorite Furniture Friday – Steve

We’ve challenged Waldner's employees to pick just one piece of furniture as their favorite. In the following Fridays, we’ll reveal their choices to you!


Happy Favorite Furniture Friday! This week we bring you Steve Peck, Sales Account Manager here at Waldner’s. Steve’s favorite piece of furniture is the Gesture chair because it is the only chair that puts his previous favorite chair (Aeron chair by Herman Miller) to shame. The gesture chair by Steelcase supports the greatest range of postures in three ways: the back, the seat and the arms. Gesture changes shape and mimics the natural motion of the spine contouring to the user and creating the deepest recline.

Another Exciting New Partnership Announcement–Steelcase and Blu Dot!

 

 

As you know, we are in the middle of a cultural movement as organizations aspire to create informal, authentic and inspiring places unique to their culture and brand. To achieve this, they require more help in creating thoughtfully curated solutions that include a broad range of solutions such as lighting, accessories and furnishings.

 

Now, it will be even easier to help our customers create great experiences.

 

 

 

 

       We are very excited to announce that Steelcase has now partnered with the world-renowned, award-winning modernist Minneapolis-based design collective Blu Dot. This means that Blu Dot’s entire catalogue is now available through all of Steelcase’s distributors– including Waldner’s!

       Visit the Blu Dot website now by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

 

Blu Dot was founded by three college friends, all of them designers (two architects and a sculptor): John Christakos, Maurice Blanks and Charlie Lazor. From the very beginning, they set out to “democratize good design – to create affordable, unique designs with top-notch quality and no attitude”, and their innovative product line, known for merging whimsy and practicality,  is flourishing more than 20 years later. The company thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration and prides itself on handling of every part of the production process in-house. In their own words, they “built a business to support [their] design habit and to have control of the entire process, from product development through the customer experience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We like to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Our job is simply to help it emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible. We design it. We stand behind it. We hope you dig it.” -Maurice Blanks &
John Christakos

 

 

Curiosity piqued?

Excellent! You can see every item in Blu Dot’s current lineup on display in person at their brand-new, 12,000 sq ft showroom at 79 Madison Ave, in the heart of the burgeoning NoMad design district.  If you would like to arrange a visit to the showroom– or just receive a free printed copy of the award winning Blu Dot catalog– don’t hesitate, contact us now!

 

 

 

 

“Our goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible. That means creating products that are useful, affordable, and desirable. “

 

 

 

Favorite Furniture Friday – Leigh

We’ve challenged Waldner's employees to pick just one piece of furniture as their favorite. In the following Fridays, we’ll reveal their choices to you!

This week’s Favorite Furniture Friday spotlight is on Leigh Gomula, Workplace Design here at Waldners. Leigh’s favorite piece of furniture is the Coalesse Lox Chair because of its modern, contemporary look. It provides sleek and comfortable seating for social spaces or for planned collaboration in meeting rooms. You can individualize the black or white shell with fabric or leather and swivel with ease on a polished aluminum base.