Architect Magazine | ‘Grand Rapids, Mich.’

Have you seen the May issue of ARCHITECT magazine? Grand Rapids, Michigan has a glowing article on pg 94, and our own Principal Architect, Brian Barkwell,  was quoted: “There are many generous individuals, corporations and family donors that we can thank for helping Grand Rapids achieve its success,” says Brian Barkwell, AIA, another native son, and principal architect […]

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Schmieder Designs Room for Growth in Her Company

MMQB: Sparkeology

When a long-established library furniture maker, design firm and marketing company get together, sparks can fly when it comes to creative new furniture. Such is the case with Sparkeology, a new West Michigan rooted subsidiary of the Worden Co., and collaborative venture with architecture and design firm Via Design and its sister company Viable and […]

Rapid Growth: Sparkeology crafts innovative pieces for public spaces

A hip new furniture startup in Holland plans to spark up the way people use public spaces with the launch of the company’s initial furniture line geared for a technology-driven society. Sparkeology is a combined effort of longtime library furniture-maker The Worden Company, architecture and design firm Via Design and its sister company Viable, and […]

MLive: Holland’s Sparkeology Co. will make first public appearance

HOLLAND — A rare event will unwrap at the big NeoCon office furniture show in June: Sparkeology Co., a hip new furniture company from Holland, will make its first public appearance. Even stranger is its parentage: the new business springs from Worden Co., the traditionally quiet maker of library furniture at 199 E. 17th St. […]