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Coming off a hot season of showhouses this summer, the industry still wants more. Fall openings abound, and Editor at Large has compiled a list of all the inspired, can’ ...


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Deals & Steals: Nine sample sales not to be missed

Time is of the essence especially with a sample sale. Great deals on furniture, lighting and accessories are plentiful over the next few weeks and Editor at Large has rounded up the best sales in retail and design center showrooms across the country. Check out the list below for markdowns—some more than 80%—at Vitra, Smith Grubbs & Associates, Poliform, MP Interiors, Kravet, the Laguna Design Center, the Michigan Design Center, Missoni Home Hamptons and the...

Walmart seeks star power to promote accessible collections

When Walmart first explored the idea of bringing high-end designers to the consumer level, the main goal was to make the products stylish yet affordable and accessible, and also present them to the consumer in a totally new way. "This is definitely something new that we are doing,” said Dana Towsey, Director of Product Development + Merchandising Innovation at Walmart. “A lot of aspects are new, like working with a designer, but even the type of con...

LA Parachute Market: Ever Present courts designers and dealers

With the absence of the Los Angeles Antique Show for the first time this year, attention turns to Parachute Market: Ever Present, a conceptual design fair /marketplace that blends emerging and established talent with international dealers and collectors, and lavishes attendees with one more reason to love the LA design scene. The event will feature installations from respected collectors including JF Chen, Reform Gallery, The Window, Inheritance, Big Daddy Antiques, Cl...

Kelly Wearstler to debut ‘raw and refined’ lighting collection

Interior, product and fashion designer Kelly Wearstler has teamed up with Visual Comfort to debut her first line of lighting at High Point Market this October. Wearstler drew upon her love of mixed metals, stones and unique textures while creating the new line. “This collection draws upon various periods of design with each piece using a different creative approach,” said Wearstler. “I could easily envision mixing and matching the various pieces within...

Eight design contests, competitions and calls for entries

The next big thing—whether it’s a person, project or idea—is often discovered through the art of competition. Design companies and organizations often dangle enticing prizes in hopes of uncovering the latest and greatest talent and ideas. In this month’s roundup, Contract Design Magazine, Hansgrohe, the Boston Design Center, Steelcase Education, Metropolis Magazine, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair, IIDA and Ambiente are offering ent...

Tobi Fairley brings more than a new collection to CR Laine

Two creative powerhouses have joined forces for a new and unique collaboration going beyond product design this season. Interior designer Tobi Fairley and furniture brand CR Laine are partnering to create an upholstery collection that will debut next April, and by extension Fairley's interior design concepts will be featured in the CR Laine showroom where a new bistro area will debut at the October 2014 High Point Market. What makes this collaboration unique is that it als...

Hinson & Co. founder Harry Hinson dies at age 76

Industry leader and founder of Hinson & Co. Harry Hinson died in Manhattan on September 4, 2014, at age 76. He is survived by his longtime partner and spouse Tripp March. Harry Hinson being honored in December 2013 for his support and contributions to the design community at the Decorators Club's benefit for the DC Education Fund. Born in Rocky Mount, NC, Hinson moved to New York City in 1962 after graduating from the Richmond Professional Institute of the Colleg...

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NYC&G celebrates top talent at the Innovation in Design Awards (New York, NY, September 2014)
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