OFS and ROOM Collaborate at ICFF 2024 with New Podcast Series, 'In the Room"

OFS and ROOM Collaborate at ICFF 2024 with New Podcast Series, 'In the Room"

by Aaron Estabrook

New York, NY, May 2024OFS and ROOM are excited to announce their participation in this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which will be held from May 19-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This marks a significant moment as OFS will be showing at ICFF for the first time, alongside ROOM, the newly acquired partner known for its adaptive and modular acoustic architecture. 

OFS shows at ICFF for the first time

Andrea Ecret, Director of Brand and Product Marketing at OFS, expressed her enthusiasm about participating in ICFF for the first time in company history by saying, “It's been an exciting year for OFS in the New York Design community. We opened our newest showroom in the Empire State Building in January and now immersing ourselves in the vibrant international art and design community in NYC at ICFF beautifully curated by Claire and Odille and their team. Being part of the New York design scene is particularly meaningful, as the city is a global epicenter for creativity and innovation - we are thrilled to connect with the design community in this dynamic setting, contributing to and drawing inspiration from the city's rich design culture."

OFS, ROOM, and Imagine a Place launch new Podcast Series: "In the ROOM" 

In conjunction with their presence at ICFF, OFS and ROOM are also launching a new podcast series titled "In the ROOM." Hosted by Doug Shapiro, VP of Research and Insights at OFS and host of the popular "Imagine a Place" podcast, this series will feature live discussions from the show floor recorded in real-time courtesy of ROOM’s soundproof office pods. "In the ROOM" aims to capture the vibrant discussions and ideas reshaping how we live and work, with guests including renowned designers such as Giulio Cappellini, Luca Nichetto, and Lee Broom among others. 

Doug Shapiro commented on the new initiative, saying, "At OFS and ROOM, we are deeply committed to fostering a dialogue about the power of design in shaping our daily lives. 'In the Room' is an extension of this commitment, where we will bring together the leading voices in global design to discuss and explore the future of our spaces. Launching this series at ICFF allows us to tap into the pulse of contemporary design and share these rich, insightful conversations with a broader audience." 

The debut episode of "In the ROOM" is scheduled to air on the Imagine a Place podcast feed on Tuesday, May 28th, across all major podcast platforms.

ROOM Showcases Innovative Adaptive Design at ICFF:

Morton Meiser, Co-Founder of ROOM, shared his excitement about the event and the podcast launch, noting, "ROOM was born and raised in New York and our suite of products take our aesthetic cues from the innovative design scene surrounding us. Coupled with the needs of this city’s entrepreneurial spirits and high-growth companies to find privacy in the workplace at scale, New York has always been where we’ve found our inspiration and our purpose. Partnering with ICFF to showcase our modular products and launch ‘In the Room’ at the show brings everything full circle, as we hope to funnel a hint of the incredible design thinking and continuous innovation that this city has given to us over the years.” 

In addition to the engaging discussions on the podcast, guests at ICFF will have the opportunity to explore ROOM's award-winning product suite firsthand. Among the featured products are ROOM’s Phone Booth and Meeting Room, designed to offer a sustainable, soundproof and flexible solution for the modern office. Visitors at the show can experience ROOM and explore how the product suite can be adapted for businesses’ unique needs, including the creation of a podcast pod for in-workspace recording and content production. 

Planning on attending ICFF? OFS and ROOM invite you to be their guest! Click here for a complimentary pass and visit booth 1468 during the show to learn more.

About OFS 

OFS is a family-owned contract furniture manufacturer dedicated to crafting experiences and products that contribute to places where people want to be. Founded in 1937, OFS provides furniture and logistics solutions for office, healthcare, education, lifestyle, government, and home office markets worldwide, offering seating products, tables, casegoods, and open-plan products. OFS is based in Huntingburg, Indiana.

About ROOM 

ROOM is reshaping the modern workplace to create the offices of the future around the world. Offering modular and creative architectural office solutions that seamlessly transition a stagnant floorplan to one that is adaptive and dynamic, ROOM's series of purpose-built products foster productivity, team collaboration, focused individual work, and everything in between. All without the hassle, expense and negative environmental effects of traditional construction. With over 7,000 unique customers ranging from budding startups to Fortune 500 companies including Google, Samsung, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and NASA, ROOM is inspiring a better way to work for all. ROOM is now part of OFS, one of the largest independent office furniture manufacturers and workspace innovators in the country. 

About Imagine a Place  

Imagine a Place gathers industry-leading voices that have the power to inspire the design community through storytelling and broaden our creative horizons. Our goal is to elevate the belief that the places we make and how we design them matter in our lives. Imagine a Place Productions creates an industry-leading podcast network, engaging video series, an annual magazine, and has also launched a children's book, further expanding our mission to inspire and educate.