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News from Qdesign May 28, 2010
For Immediate Release:
Qdesign Broadens its Reach for NeoCon 2010
Qdesign’s stylish touch will be visible throughout Chicago’s Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2010 both in the introduction of eight new product lines for five different companies, as well as in marketing and display initiatives for three manufacturers and a new trade association for independent dealers. Led by Mark Stenftenagel, and based in Oak Brook, IL, less than 20 miles west of the Mart, Qdesign continues its string of strong showings for the third straight NeoCon. The eight product introductions add to the 13 product lines Qdesign helped bring to market at NeoCon 2008 and 2009, including a Best of NeoCon Gold Award for CCN International sleek AERO conference table in 2009. “In spite of a challenging economy, we’re deepening our relationship with clients and finding new opportunities for growth and innovation,” said Stenftenagel. “We’re helping clients demonstrate to dealers, the A&D community and to end-users how great design can be amazingly affordable and fully functional. We also are showing how we can support our product designs with sophisticated marketing, branding and promotional expertise.” The Qdesign-spawned product introductions at NeoCon 2010 include: Arcadia’s Aloft lounge seating series ( #340) BARCO’s Mobi table series and support products (8-4102) HRC’s OakBrook seating series ( Design Studio 225 W. Hubbard one block from the Mart) Lesro’s Mystic table series and Amherst seating (8-1021) Magnuson Group's Sleeve and Sotare recycling systems (7-3022) Regency's OneDesk, a complete open and private office system (7-7070) In addition, Qdesign has added capabilities in marketing/branding, advertising, website development and graphic design through partnerships with Michael Pantuso Design and Bruce Buursma Communications/Words Well Done. That initiative also will be seen at NeoCon 2010 in four different projects, including: Berco’s NeoCon booth design and marketing campaign INDEAL’s advertising campaign and launch strategy Lesro’s NeoCon booth designs and advertising campaign with website upgrades.
January 2010 | photo >>
Totally Devoted to Q. That headline might leave you humming, and who could blame you? We've been humming a happy and productive tune here at Qdesign. Here's one high note to hold as we begin a new year: Working with DEMCO Library Interiors, in fewer than nine months, Qdesign developed TotaLibra, a coordinated shelving and furniture library system. It's a beautiful and dynamic offering that blends a steel base with wood and various other materials. Qdesign helped DEMCO find manufacturing partners to bring the design to life. TotaLibra's sophisticated European design influence blends with a symphony of harmonious and functional features for today’s fast-changing libraries. TotaLibra made its impressive debut at this week's mid-winter ALA show in Boston to a prolonged standing ovation. We invite you to visit our website and Facebook page to view TotaLibra photos from the show. And come back often to see what we're planning for an encore!Your friends with perfect "pitch" at Qdesign.
August 2009 | pdf >>
When will they return? The credit crunch has been so bad that some office furniture dealers,
with orders in hand, still can't get banks to loan them the money to buy the furniture.
June 2009 | pdf >>
Qdesign wins Gold at Neocon 2009.
June 2009 | pdf >>
Burke Quinn has the last word.
May 2009 | continue >>
New Intellectual Partner Qdesign is pleased to announce that Michael Karras has joined with
Qdesign as its newest "Intellectual Partner".
April 2009 | continue >>
Paoli wins Platinum and Gold 2009 ADEX Awards.
July 2008 | continue >>
As part of the Qdesign Senior Capstone Design Course for Northwestern, Qdesign will be
picking prototypes for evaluation for possible future development, and introduction to the
office furniture market.
June 2008 | continue >>
Paoli Introduces modern design and complete conference functioning from the Overture Collection.
June 2008 | continue >>
BERCO Inc. Introduces MONDI™ at NeoCon 08
BERCO Inc. Offers A New Perspective at NeoCon ‘08 BERCO Inc. announces it’s latest innovative
table design called “Mondi”.
June 2008 | pdf >>
OfficeInsight™ Article 6.2.08
I preferred the name Quicksilver, but no one asked me when they changed the name to Qdesign, perhaps in keeping with the need for brevity that has developed along with text messaging with the younger generations.
May 2008 | continue >>
New from Paoli:
Architectural-Inspired Quoin Lounge Seating Series
The new Quoin Lounge Seating series from Paoli, designed by Qdesign, offers a crisp contemporary look in lounge seating.
Interior Design Magazine
Qdesign wins "Interior Design Lounge Seating Product of the Year" award.
March 2007 | continue >>
As of March 2007, Quicksilver Design will be known as Q design. Founded in 1994 by Mark Stenftenagel and Sal Graziano, Q design is the product design subsidiary of Whitney Inc., a full service architectural and interior design firm in Chicago, Ill., USA.
December 2006 |
Quicksilver becomes Qdesign
Our company, formerly known as Quicksilver has re-branded itself and is now Qdesign.
Quicksilver wins Antheneum Award
Quicksilver wins Chicago Antheneum "Good Design" award for the Gunlocke Seneca Chair.
Spring 2003 |
Interior Design Magazine | New Product Submission
Gunlocke Sit in Quicksilver Design's comfortable Seneca chair at your office, and feel as if you're on a deck overlooking New York's Lake Placid. Inspired by the archetypical Adirondack chair, Seneca is constructed of solid and bent maple in a variety of finishes. Optional upholstered seat cushions and slipcovers available.
1997 to 2000 |
3 Best of NeoCon Awards
Three "Best of NeoCon" awards were achieved by Quicksilver for additional Bretford products.
Best of Show for Bretford
Quicksilver wins "Best of Show" award for Bretford Trans Table.
1995 | Best of NeoCon Award
Quicksilver wins "Best of NeoCOn" award for Gianni Carrera Casegoods Bretford's Media Cart.
January 1994 |
Founding of Quicksilver
Mark Stenftenagel and Sal Graziano launch Quicksilver Design.