FRCH 50 | Mike Otto

FRCH 50 | Mike Otto

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our back lot into a farmyard (complete with animals), created a music festival pop-up in OTR, and hosted a karaoke happy hour in our lobby (it was for a good cause). We have employees that have met their spouses, raised their children and started a lifelong career here. Our mantra ‘See Something New’ is embedded in our culture – we don’t always get along, but we challenge each other with differing perspectives and celebrate originality.

Which is why, as we turn 50 this year, it only seems appropriate to celebrate our people. The people who have not only made their mark on FRCH, but those who have been transformed by FRCH in the process. Happy Anniversary FRCH!  Read more of this post

FRCH | 48 at the CAC

FRCH 48 Anniversary Party, Creative Fuel, CAC

FRCH was founded in 1968 and one of our greatest traditions is the annual Anniversary Party, a night to celebrate another year of great design and look forward to the future.  We recently celebrated our 48th year in business at the Contemporary Arts Center (otherwise known as the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, or simply the CAC) in downtown Cincinnati. And like FRCH, the CAC has a rich history of its own. Read more of this post

Off To The Races: Keeneland 2016

Keeneland, FRCH, Creative FuelWe all look forward to springtime for the warming temperatures, longer days, and the beauty of Mother Nature coming to life after a long, cold winter.  And here at FRCH, nothing represents the arrival of spring as much as our annual Keeneland Celebration!  Our 30+ year tradition includes the Fitzgerald Award Ceremony and of course, a day of celebrating at the historic Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky. Read more of this post

2015 Summer Soiree Celebration

FRCH Summer Soiree
FRCH recently held its annual summer celebration, the 2015 Summer Soiree! It’s always nice to spend time with each other in a relaxed setting, share ideas and meet new additions to the team as well as their families. Read more of this post

Funk Haus

Team 3, Funk Haus

Foreword: On Friday, August 8th FRCH challenged our entire team to a 24-Hour Design Pop-Up Challenge. We divided the entire company into 8 cross-disciplinary teams to collaboratively create a pop-up concept within 24 hours. The winning concept will be implemented at Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival starting September 25th. Because of the inspired, original results we received, we will be sharing all 8 concepts over the next several weeks on Creative Fuel.  Read more of this post

Happy 45th Anniversary, FRCH!

45 Anniversary Ballroom

Celebrating the past and looking forward to the future is something that runs deep in the cultural fabric here at FRCH.  This month we celebrated our 45th Anniversary with a beautiful event at the 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati – recently named the #1 hotel in the United States by the  prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.  The evening included great big band entertainment by Jack Garrett and the Syndicate and an extremely special cake prepared by our very own cake artist phenom, Adrianne Korczynski and cAKes Designed To Taste.

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Welcome Back PAVE 3D Student Design Winners

Globalshop PAVE Design ChallengeThe Fall marks the beginning of a new school year and the welcoming of our Fall Semester student co-ops.  We recently welcomed back Catherine Murray, Micah Washington, and Yuan Zeng who spent the previous Spring Semester with us and helped us with our FRCH booth at GlobalShop 2013 in Chicago, the largest annual visual merchandising trade show and conference for the retail design industry.   The three University of Cincinnati DAAP Interior Design students were invited to attend GlobalShop as Finalists of the PAVE 3D Student Design Challenge sponsored by Van Stry Design.  While in Chicago, Catherine and Micah’s design received an Honorable Mention while Yuan’s design took First Place.  We are excited to welcome (and welcome back) ALL of our student co-ops from the University of Cincinnati DAAP Program, which was recently named the third best design school in the world by Business Insider!  What follows are some of Cat, Micah, and Yuan’s thoughts about the GlobalShop experience through their eyes.  Read more of this post