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Waldner’s Partners with Spectrum Designs

Waldner’s recently called on Spectrum Designs for support with our annual Cupcake Wars event, at the Steelcase Worklife Center in NYC. Ten teams of 4-5 designers/architects from throughout the Tri-state area compete by decorating cupcakes to a holiday theme. The team with the most creative and well executed  cupcakes wins the title of Cupcake Wars Champions!

Photographed: Cupcake Wars Event held at Steelcase Worklife Center 2019

With all this sugar-filled fun (and potential for spills and splats), we called on Spectrum Designs to deliver 100+ custom aprons for everyone at the event. The entire process – from the initial call to placing the order, to opening the apron-filled boxes a couple weeks later – went as smoothly as icing on a… cupcake! We were able to keep the competitors (relatively) mess-free, and all the participants got to take home a custom souvenir apron, courtesy of Spectrum Designs!

Spectrum Designs is a nonprofit custom apparel business with a social mission – to help individuals with Autism lead productive and meaningful lives through the world of work. To date, Spectrum Designs, has impacted the lives of 70 individuals and their families and created over 15,000 paid hours of meaningful work for individuals with Autism.

Waldner’s is a proud client of Spectrum Designs and we look forward to working with them on many more orders to come!

Visit https://www.spectrumdesigns.org/ to check out their products, events, and to learn more about fundraising or donating to Spectrum Designs.

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!

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.

Favorite Furniture Friday – Felipe

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!

Felipe Vallejo – Workplace Design Specifier: Felipe’s favorite piece of furniture is the Sit to Stand Desk by Steelcase.  He enjoys the desk because it’s both functional and economically priced.