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Prop 65

Understanding the California Proposition 65 Warning labels

Proposition 65, officially named the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was passed into law in 1986 by the state of California with the original intent of protecting drinking water sources from chemical contamination. However, since 1986 the scope of the law has grown to include such common substances as wood dust, brass and PVC. There are officially over 800 ingredients and chemicals on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) list of a carcinogen or reproductive toxicants. Many of the 800+ chemicals and substances are common ingredients and materials found in a variety of household goods such as lotions, jewelry, lamps, lead crystal glasses, automobiles, and furniture.

The Proposition 65 Warning Label is required by law on all products that may contain any of these ingredients and materials. You will find the Proposition 65 label on such everyday items as balsamic vinegar, boots and shoes, and prepackaged firewood.

One of the substances found on the Prop 65 list of potentially harmful materials is wood dust. As there is always a chance of wood dust or one of the other substances listed on Proposition 65 being present in our furniture, we are forced to include Proposition 65 warnings on all of our products. Under California law, there is a risk of large fines for not warning consumers and therefore, the specified warning label is placed on each piece of furniture SIXINCH® North America sells to the state of California.

SIXINCH North America is committed to our employees, associates, and customers as a responsible domestic manufacturer of high-end furniture. Be assured that we do everything possible to prevent harmful chemicals from coming into contact with you and your family.

For more information, please visit:

www.p65warnings.ca.gov/products/furniture-products

Denver Design Week

by Hannah

Earlier this month, FL+G brought you tips on building your personal brand. From identifying your strengths to publishing and sharing your own original content, there are a number of key components to establishing yourself as an expert in your niche. One way to continue building your own creative strategy is by connecting with top mentors in the branding space. This month, FL+G is proud to be creating an opportunity that will allow you to do just that at Denver Design Week this October 12th-19th. With FL+G’s own Brian Rogers on board, FL+G will be part of the panel “More Than a Logo: How to Establish a Unique Brand in a Cookie Cutter World” on Thursday, October 18th. The focus of our discussion will be centered around how to set yourself and your brand apart from your competition, why your brand is more than your logo, and how to showcase your brand in the visual design world.

For this special event, FL+G is also bringing on industry expert Josh Taylor of SIXINCH® North America furniture. SIXINCH is not your average furniture company- their pieces are playful, unique, and whimsical while simultaneously having classic elements that keep them comfortable and functional. Their furniture has been featured in installations all over the world, and more recently, you might have even seen a piece like The Cliffy at a music festival! So how did SIXINCH brand themselves as a little more rock’n’roll than your average interior design choices? Josh will be sharing this with you, along with tips in his specialties of digital media, videography, design concepts, copywriting, brand awareness, and omnichannel marketing campaigns.

Along with Brian and Josh, the panel will also feature host Becky Mickletz (Remickz Marketing) and panelist Brandy Sachen (Sofar Sounds Denver). In the competitive marketing world, connecting with these mentors is exactly what you need to establish your own brand dominance.

Denver Design Week Panel details:

“More Than a Logo: How to Establish a Unique Brand in a Cookie Cutter World”
Thursday, October 18th 2018 at 1:30PM
The Yard at Denargo Market 2323 Delgany Street Denver, CO 80216

More About SIXINCH North America

Founded in Belgium in 2003 by Pieter Jamart and Michel Sels, SIXINCH was born from a passion for innovative materials and progressive design. In 2013, Peter and Michel partnered with U.S.-based Wieland Designs, a well-respected company in the furniture industry, and expanded the footprint for one of the most talked about furniture brands in the world. Their furniture has been featured in the international market at The Mondrian Hotel in Miami, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, Moscow’s Airport, and for commissioned installations in New York, Rotterdam, and Hamburg. With some of their more whimsical pieces, SIXINCH has even expanded their market into children’s hospitals, the aforementioned music festival space, and more. Earlier this year, SIXINCH North American opened their first showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago during the NeoCon trade fair, the largest American trade fair for design professionals. One of the company’s most popular pieces, The Cliffy, has previously been the winner of a “Best of Neocon Editors’ Choice Award.”SIXINCH has a number of products newly available for 2018, from chic seated pieces like The Gnarly to the more fanciful and intriguing Tapa if you’re interested in browsing more.

Furniture and Augmented Reality

Award-winning furniture manufacturer SIXINCH North America partners with leading AR company Simply Augmented

GOSHEN –  Furniture designer and manufacturer, SIXINCH North America, and Simply Augmented, an augmented reality mobile platform, today announced a partnership to speed up the sales process by instantly delivering product samples to customers’ mobile devices.

The smartphone app allows consumers to transport the SIXINCH products and stories directly into their physical world, making the buying experience infinitely more convenient.

“Users can scroll through our catalog of furniture, point their smartphone camera at the space they want to furnish, and see how each product would look in the environment,” says Josh Taylor, SIXINCH North America’s Director of Marketing. “AR is being acclaimed as the next big thing to disrupt numerous industries, and the ‘A and D’ world is no different.”

According to a new report by Zion Research, global demand for augmented reality market was valued at around $3.33 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach approximately $133.78 billion in 2021.

“We’re excited to partner with a brand like SIXINCH. Their innovation and creativity in the contract furniture industry is the perfect complement to our mission to make it easier for businesses to collaborate and share designs,” says Boaz Ashkenazy, Founder and CEO of Simply Augmented.

The Simply Augmented app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store by searching “Simply Augmented.” Once downloaded, users will create an account and enter code “8675309” to access the free SIXINCH offering.

About SIXINCH North America

Founded in Belgium in 2003 by Pieter Jamart and Michel Sels, SIXINCH was born from a passion for innovative materials and progressive design. In 2013, Peter and Michel partnered with U.S.-based Wieland Designs, a well-respected company in the furniture industry, and expanded the footprint for one of the most talked about furniture brands in the world. The name SIXINCH comes from the space between our ears, a mere 150 mm wide, or six inches. Learn more at sixinchrocks.com.

About Simply Augmented

Simply Augmented is a mobile first augmented reality platform that improves the effectiveness of enterprise sales reps, specifically in industries where physical products are expensive and time-consuming to demo for a client. Simply Augmented improves customer engagement and accelerates the sales cycle by using AR to enable prospects to visualize products in their own environment in real-time, tracking engagement via the cloud. Learn more at www.simplyaugmented.com.

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Attachments

SIXINCH Logo, Simply Augmented Logo, Images of App

SIXINCH Roblock shown in office space

Simply Augmented interface showcasing SIXINCH products

 

Press Kit: sixinchrocks.com/press