A Swedish technology firm that moved to Grand Rapids is slowly taking the furniture design world by storm, allowing furniture designers to spend less time learning the software and more time creating designs that fuel the local furniture industry.
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Try this: memorize 35 million part numbers, draw a 3-D office furniture layout and provide a price quote down to the last screw.
In a nutshell, that's the power of a Swedish software company making inroads in West Michigan.
With just 17 Grand Rapids-based programmers, Configura Inc. develops vast, graphic-rich software systems that promise to free office furniture designers to work on the creative side of design.
The company opened its local office in 2005 and connected with Haworth Inc. two years ago, developing the office furniture company's Canvas design and ordering system.
In 2006, Canvas and Configura won a silver award for technology at NeoCon, an annual global office furniture industry convention.
This spring, Configura will create its CET Designer system with Steelcase Inc.
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