ThinkLab Study Insights from KFI Studios
We read, with interest, the 2020 US Design Industry Benchmark report from ThinkLab, which focused on Interior Designer statistics from late 2019 through 2020. The report provided detailed survey information from Interior Design professionals across the United States and asked them about products and processes for planning new spaces. One of the largest noted pain points that Interior Design professionals reported was cost and lead times for products.
Pain Point - Lead Times
Garnering 26% of the response, lead time was the top pain point reported by design professionals. KFI Studios offers more than 80 products as part of our quick ship program (48 hours to 2-3 weeks). These products have diverse applications for offices, hospitality, and education, among others. Graded in upholstery, as well as several table options make up the top end of this spectrum.
Reasons to Spec Manufacturer's Product
As expected, quality was at the top of design considerations (80% reported) with cost (65%) and lead time (17%) being of particular interest.
We are proud to offer commercial grade products with costs and pricing structures that leave designers and specifiers pleasantly surprised. Staying in or under budget while providing beautiful outcomes for clients is our specialty.
Keeping it Clean - Design Desire for Sustainability
ThinkLab's report was clear to note that much of the data was collected pre-Covid-19. While the main reasons to specify a product have remained consistent over time, the report references sustainability as rising in importance among top designers. KFI Studios offers more than 30 products that meet Intertek Indoor Air-Quality Gold.
Gold certification is Intertek's highest level of indoor air quality for commercial furniture and meets ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019e, Sections 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3. This achievement is part of the continued efforts to make our products as healthy as possible for indoor use.
Find more insights from the Report and download it here.