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Decorex reveals this year’s Champagne Bar designer

One of the hallmarks of Decorex International, the Champagne Bar will this year be designed by 1508 London. The interior design show, which returns to London this September 18 to 21, has previously tasked designers and firms, including Russell Sage, Les Trois Garçons and Martin Brudnizki, with creating the space, a popular gathering spot among fair attendees. The 2015 Champagne Bar, designed by Russell Sage The 2014 Champagne Bar, designed by Les Trois Garçons ...

Kitchen and bath at center of ICFF Talk with NKBA K+B Insiders

During the ICFF Talks earlier this month, Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk, moderated “Designing for the Modern Lifestyle: The Intersection of Tech and Design in the Kitchen & Bath,” with Patricia Davis Brown, Karl Champley, Young Huh, Brian Patrick Flynn and Alberto Villalobos. The panel participants, all members of the 2016 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) K+B Insiders, consisting of both up-and-coming and established influencers from the design...

Paddle8 and Auctionata announce merger

Paddle8 and Auctionata last week announced their merger, and in so doing, became one of the top 10 auction houses outside of China, as well as the sector’s quickest-growing company. Paddle8 is the largest platform of its kind in the U.S., while Auctionata is the leading German platform. The two entities chart joint sales of over $150 million.  The new management team, from left: Patrick van der Vorst, head of Auctionata U.K. and founder of Valuemystuff.com; Johannes ...

WeWork-like concept for designers is more than a shared space

Forget the well-appointed space, the on-site reprographics facility and resource library, the stocked cafeteria—what’s perhaps most alluring about Fuigo, the first-ever collective workspace concept for designers, is something a bit, well, dry: bookkeepers and production managers. Fuigo isn’t merely a collective space cleverly marketed for interior designers; the cost-sharing concept aims to tackle the business minutiae that so many creatives love to hate. Launched last...

Vintage furniture, decor pricing guide released by Chairish

The Chairish Pink Book lets users type in keywords to describe their items and instantly provides a suggested listing price range, based on an extensive database of similar items that have been sold. The first sellers to use the service, sisters Marlien and Coliena Rentmeester, will debut a 45-piece sale on Chairish today at 1 p.m. EST. Their sale encompasses chinoiserie accessories, Hollywood Regency seating and Indonesian antiques. Anna Brockway “Until now, vint...

Elle Decor fetes this year’s A-List designers

Five new designers joined Elle Decor’s A-List, and a May 19 luncheon celebrated each one. Ken Fulk, Beth Martin, David Mann, Jason and Katie Maine joined the magazine’s editor in chief, Michael Boodro, along with many past A-List honorees, at Carnegie Hall to mark the occasion, which was sponsored by Kravet, Tiffany & Co., The Urban Electric Co. and Chateau D’Esclans. David Mann, Jason Maine, Ken Fulk, Barbara Friedmann, Katie Maine, Beth Martin and Michael Boodr...

Northeastern designers reimagine chairs for Take A Seat

A selection of New England’s designers, architects and builders will debut chairs next week for the regional IFDA Take A Seat exhibition, which this year benefits the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. The chairs will be auctioned off at a June 1 gala at the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. Charlotte's Web, by Elizabeth Benedict; courtesy Elaine Fredrick for Boston Magazine Peacock Stripe, by Melinda Cox; courtesy Elaine Fredrick for B...

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Designers fête grand opening of Serena & Lily's Connecticut flagship (Westport, CT, May 2016)
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