DORMA Design Center Reception and Bertoia Exhibition Celebrate Arenson’s Appointment as Strategic Partner

(May 20, 2013, Reamstown, PA) – A reception May 15 at the DORMA Americas Design Center in Manhattan celebrated the appointment of Arenson Office Furnishings as strategic partner for DORMA Americas.

The event was held in conjunction with a significant art exhibit, Bertoia Unbound: An Exhibition of Harry Bertoia’s Sculptures and Artworks, which runs through May 24 at the Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor. A part of the citywide NYCxDESIGN program, the exhibition presents  a display of Mr. Bertoia’s most compelling works, including some of his brilliant sound art pieces.

Arenson President Carl Milianta and the dealership’s Architectural Walls leader Lauren Friedman were on hand for the event. The official relationship between Arenson and DORMA dates to January 1 of this year. As the largest contract dealership in the Knoll furniture network, Arenson has a special tie to the work of Harry Bertoia, many of whose breakthrough furniture designs were manufactured and marketed by Knoll.

From the beginning of his career in 1940 until its culmination in the late 1970s, Mr. Bertoia was, fundamentally, a sculptor. He was many other things, too—furniture designer, painter, jeweler—but all are based in his ability to think and visualize in three dimensions. The collection assembled for Bertoia Unbound presents the work of this seminal 20th century figure in all its extraordinary variety and originality.

Attendance at the show is free, by appointment only. Contact the center at 646-574-7464 or

About Arenson Office Furnishings
Founded in 1983, Arenson is well known for a consultative approach that holistically addresses all aspects of furniture and interiors lifecycle. The company’s selling teams solve complex furniture problems for organizations of all sizes, ranging from small start-ups in temporary office spaces to large corporations with numerous locations across the continent. The Arenson philosophy is focused not on one-time projects, but on long-term, meaningful client relationships.


DORMA is a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services that enable better buildings. Our full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications, door automation systems including Crane Revolving Door, and operable wall systems featuring Modernfold. The recent strategic acquisition of Canadian technology innovator RCI extends DORMA’s portfolio of electromechanical access control products and systems, and strengthens the presence of both firms in the North American market. DORMA is an international market leader with innovative and inspiring design and technologies for access solutions and services.