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Ten furniture and antiques auctions happening this month

Throughout the month of April, four major auction houses are gearing up for important furniture and antique sales across the country and abroad. Here’s a look at what’s coming up from Bonhams, Christie’s, Rago and Artcurial.   Artcurial’s Period and Style, Classic Interiors (April 15, Paris) French auction house Artcurial’s Period and Style, Classic Interiors sale each season features an interior designer’s favorite pieces. In...

Consumer confidence on the upswing, highest since 2008

Six years after the economy hit an extreme low, consumers seem to be confident again as evidenced by the Consumer Confidence Index, which has risen to the highest it’s been since 2008 (82.3%). The Consumer Confidence research organization also reported that the Present Situation Index edged down to 80.4% from 81.0%, while the Expectations Index increased to 83.5% from 76.5%. “While consumers were moderately more upbeat about future job prospects and the over...

Julia Buckingham Edelmann discusses “Modernique” style

Last week at the D&D Building in New York City, Chicago-based interior designer and antiques dealer Julia Buckingham Edelmann joined forces with Lonny magazine editor Irene Edwards to decipher the meaning of “Modernique” style. Attendees were able to view examples of Edelmann’s interior design work and images of her showroom and antiques, which she incorporates into her modern aesthetic. Julia Buckingham Edelmann and Irene Edwards Prior to beco...

Designers discuss the role of traditional “craft” skills

WantedDesign and the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosted an evening conversation last month with leading US manufacturers and designers who explored case studies in the adaptation of traditional skills to the contemporary environment. Design writer and photographer Paul Clemence moderated a conversation with panelists Coleman Gutshall of Bernhardt Design, Joe Kent of Fruitsuper Design, designer Steven Haulenbeek, interior designer Laura Kirar, and Alan Indursky ...

ICAA to honor Arthur Ross Award recipients in New York

The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) has revealed the winners of the 33rd annual Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition, and will present their awards May 5 at the University Club in New York City.    Architecture: David M. Schwarz Architects, Washington, D.C. With its deep conviction to classical principles, the firm produces elegant designs for large-scale public works: museums, concert halls, libraries and sports a...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

The design industry is ever-evolving with new and changing faces. To keep track of who’s coming and who’s going this month, Editor at Large has compiled the list below in manufacturing, media and PR, interior design and architecture and not-for-profit . Manufacturing/Retail After 22 years with Kohler, Rachel Kohler will step down as Group President-Interiors in June 2014. She plans to pursue a new endeavor, which has not been announced. She will remain ...

ICFF Miami edition set to debut this fall

With hopes of reaching the Central America, South America and Caribbean markets, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will open a two-day special edition show at the Miami Beach Convention Center September 16 and 17. Scheduled to run alongside HD Americas, a hospitality design trade show, Miami promises to be the place to be for the international design world in September. Miami Beach Convention Center “Central and South America are highlights on...

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