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Monday, June 27, 2016

Collector and curator attendance up at Design Miami/ Basel

Design Miami/ Basel closed last week, reporting a rise of 30 percent in VIP attendance on Preview Day over last year, with a total attendance of 28,700 over the weeklong show. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Diego Giacometti’s Chambre a Livres, a bookcase commissioned in the late 1960s In attendance were 46 international exhibitors of collectible design. Shares the show’s executive director, Rodman Primack, “We have been especially pleased this year with the diversity an...

RH-Williams-Sonoma ‘makes even more sense’, says analyst

BB&T analyst Anthony Chukumba said earlier this week that a Williams-Sonoma acquisition of Restoration Hardware would be sensible, writing, “[We] think the deal makes even more sense now than it did two years ago.” Why? As Investor’s Business Daily reports, there are a number of reasons, among them: RH’s larger showroom stores serve as “an attractive growth vehicle” for Williams-Sonoma; also, the pairing of both brands’ portfolios would provide a “good, better, best” ...

High Point’s largest-ever art showroom to open

New York-based Art Addiction, known for its in-house production of artwork, is investing more than $1 million in a new High Point showroom at West Russell Avenue and South Elm Street. At 11,000 square feet, the building will be High Point’s largest ever-art showroom. Art Addiction president Tino Grana has plans to host a grand-opening party prior to the Spring 2017 market. Rendering of the planned Art Addicton showroom at High Point “We felt High Point Market is t...

Call for entries: SFC competition seeks sustainable design

There’s one week left to apply for the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s first-ever interior design competition. The #GetYourGreenOn awards will recognize residential design firms and designers who “specify sustainable and healthful home furnishings for their clients’ residences, featuring products from SFC manufacturer members.” The competition and its social media campaign also celebrate the SFC’s 10-year anniversary. Furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, ...

Kitchen and bath spending is up, says Houzz survey

More consumers are remodeling their kitchens and master baths, says a new Houzz survey. The average spending on kitchen and master bath remodeling projects in 2015 jumped by 12 percent over the previous year. Plus, kitchens are still the top renovating project, followed by master/non-master bathrooms and living/family rooms. Homeowners were also found to have focused on a “more diverse set of projects” last year compared to the year prior, “with a greater emphasis on upgr...

AD’s new editor in chief hosts live Facebook introduction

In a livestream session yesterday on Architectural Digest’s Facebook page, the magazine's new editor in chief, Amy Astley, introduced viewers to her office and her assortment of books, artwork and decorative desktop items, as well as providing design tips and a glimpse into her decade-plus-long experience in the design industry. Amy Astley in her office at Architectural Digest; a glimpse at Astley's book selection Astley, who replaced former editor Margaret Russe...

Salone del Mobile names top designers

The 19th edition of SaloneSatellite, themed “New Materials; New Design,” spotlighted the work of 650 designers under age 35, honoring Studio Philipp Beisheim of Germany with first prize for its Inflatable Sidetable; Bouillon of Japan for its Warm Stool; and Studio Nito of Germany with third prize for its Bobina Chair. Bobina Chair, by Studio Nito The Salone del Mobile Milano Awards were also announced this month. The recipients include Kartell, for Best Display; J...

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Traditional Home's Southern Style Now Showhouse debuts in NoLA (New Orleans, LA, June 2016)
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