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Furniture-rental site Feather targets millennials

digital disruptors | July 20, 2017
Launched in April of this year, Feather bills itself as a rent-by-room furniture service catering to millennials. It partners with (as-yet unnamed) manufacturers as well as a few retailers and offers near-immediate delivery and assembly, with the goal of offering easily-changeable, quickly-deliv...

Interior design app nabs $10M in funding from Zillow

digital disruptors | July 18, 2017
Hutch, the smartphone app that lets users upload their own photos and use shoppable filters, such as Malibu Luxe, Scandinavian Summer and Tropic Glam, to customize different rooms, recently closed a $10 million Series A financing round. The round was led by Zillow Group, the online real estate d...

Gucci enters realm of home decor

digital disruptors | July 18, 2017
Under the stewardship of designer Alessandro Michele, Gucci will this fall release its first home goods collection. Among the offerings: plates, upholstered chairs, appliquéd pillows, scented candles, porcelain decorative objects by Florence, Italy-based (and Gucci-owned) company Richard Ginori,... By Katy Olson

Herman Miller's new cloud-connected furniture shares workplace insights

digital disruptors | July 14, 2017
Designed to help users "respond to people’s changing needs, empower them to work better, and activate your workplace strategy," the cloud-connected Live OS spans three aspects: furnishings, an app and a dashboard. How does it work? Sensor-outfitted work surfaces deliver data-based insights on ho...

Consort and more take over social at Vegas Market

digital disruptors | July 10, 2017
Industry pros like Kate Bergeron of Luxe Interiors + Design and Nick May of The Chaise Lounge will join a roster of designers including Julia Buckingham and Brady Tolbert in a social-media takeover at this month's Las Vegas Market. The campaign, will follow the trend-spotters via the hashtag #Vi...

Burrow, a Casper.com for sofas, debuts

digital disruptors | July 7, 2017
A startup has tackled the sofa market. Burrow, founded by two Wharton classmates, premiered its sofa online earlier this spring following months of testing and prototyping. The midcentury-modern piece was designed by a RISD grad and is outfitted with stain-resistant, chemical-free upholstery. It...

Houzz's moodboard/floor plan app expands

digital disruptors | July 6, 2017
Collaborative design tool Sketch, which links home pros and clients on design projects, is now available on the web. The tool can create moodboards, floor plans and idea books; source photos from Houzz's inventory, throughout the web or clients' own images; and keep track of shopping list produc...

Luxe launches daily blog focused on design

digital disruptors | June 27, 2017
Luxe Interiors + Design launched a new blog, Luxe Daily, earlier this month to expand its digital presence. The blog will feature print stories that have been adapted for digital readership, as well as original content. Luxe Daily homepage “Luxe Daily is the place to go to when you wan... By Taylor Barker

Chairish is teaming up with eBay on new seller tool

digital disruptors | June 13, 2017
Home decor marketplace Chairish and eBay have partnered as of last week on a new feature for Chairish sellers. Called One & Done, the technology integrates with eBay’s API to allow Chairish sellers to seamlessly list inventory on both sites, in one step. Chairish on eBay Qualified ...

Tile goes digital: Artistic Tile debuts online shop

digital disruptors | June 9, 2017
For the first time, Artistic Tile clients can purchase the brand’s proprietary products online. The new, mobile-responsive website offers a number of design tools, including the Room Visualizer and the Mosaic Designer, allowing users to create custom mosaics and waterjet patterns using a number ...

Tour Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry architecture from the sofa, thanks to Google Earth

digital disruptors | June 6, 2017
GOOGLE EARTH’s latest update is eliminating the long walks and unpredictable weather patterns of traditional architectural tours. Interactive guide Voyager, which Google Earth first launched in April, is adding architectural tours of buildings by Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry to its list of thema... By Melissa Studach

Dwell on Design, Cloth & Co team up on textile competition

digital disruptors | June 2, 2017
Cloth & Company, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dwell on Design are seeking emerging designers' textile designs, to be considered for production by Cloth & Company. Design entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux, cofounder of Cloth & Company, which uses 3D printing technology to produce custom fu...

New home design media brand launches

digital disruptors | May 24, 2017
Hunker, a new online brand that “explores home design through the lens of personal identity and style,” has launched. Spotlighting home tours, product recommendations, personal essays, and information for both house and apartment dwellers, the website joins founder Leaf Group’s existing brands: ...

New digital decor service targets couples sharing their first home

digital disruptors | May 19, 2017
Designer Lindsay Pennington has launched a home decor service for couples moving in together. The digital service, LP Ltd. by Lindsay Pennington, helps those “seeking to combine their individual tastes and possessions into a thoughtful, cohesive whole,” according to the company.  Design by ...

Behind Stuccco, digitally connecting designers and clients

digital disruptors | May 12, 2017
Stuccco (yes, that’s three c’s) first launched in 2015 as a means of helping founder Matt Langan’s family’s custom home-build firm, as an online “show-and-tell community” that would showcase the firm’s work. Now, it has evolved into a tool for designers to connect with potential clients, and vic...

Dering Hall debuts innovative seller dashboard

digital disruptors | May 11, 2017
How do you quantify the seemingly unquantifiable, namely research and discovery? Dering Hall’s newly launched analytics tool is now helping sellers to measure their marketing. Charting user interactions and marketing performance, the dashboard tool, which is designed for Dering Hall member brand...

Sweeten takes on commercial projects, starting with Domino’s new HQ

digital disruptors | May 8, 2017
Sweeten, the service that links local general contractors to clients for major home renovation projects, is going commercial. The resource is now matchmaking for commercial projects and contractors in a move that the brand says evolved naturally. Domino's new kitchen First up is Domino...

Woven launches new photography-focused site design

digital disruptors | May 3, 2017
Los Angeles–based antique and contemporary rug company Woven has launched a website with search functionality that lets users shop for rugs by category: Antique, Vintage, Contemporary and Studio Woven (a new collection of contemporary rugs including six series: Haptic, Terrain, Rhythm, Mutation,...

ATGStores.com rebrands as The Mine

digital disruptors | April 20, 2017
Formerly known as ATGStores.com, The Mine launches today with a lineup of furniture, lighting and decor and a number of features, including a team that provides complimentary one-on-one shopping and order services, as well as professional in-home installation and assembly services and new 3-D im...

Morpholio debuts new design presentation tool

digital disruptors | April 19, 2017
Morpholio has introduced Ava, a new design app that makes cut sheets and material lists, connects with Pinterest and serves as a presentation tool. The brand has built other apps for interior designers, including a communication tool and a digital mood board. A look inside the new tool. ...

High Point Market app wins honor

digital disruptors | April 18, 2017
The High Point Market Authority’s MyMarket app, which launched before the April 2016 market, has earned a Blue Diamond Award in a competition organized by the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative to honor top technology in the region.  Inside the app The app won the Cool Innovation Aw...

Designer software Mydoma launches latest version

digital disruptors | April 17, 2017
The latest version of Mydoma Studio, the project management and client collaboration software, is launching. Implementing extensive feedback from the software’s users, the version includes a number of new features, including grouping several rooms or spaces into a single project. Sarah Dani...

Amazon considers opening brick-and-mortar furniture stores

digital disruptors | April 11, 2017
Amazon may be branching out into brick-and-mortar furniture store territory. A recent New York Times article reported that the e-tailer is “slowly building a fleet of physical stores” around the world.  Amazon hasn't confirmed its brick-and-mortar furniture store aspirations.  Amazon’s w...

Kohler launches digital design service

digital disruptors | March 24, 2017
Kohler has debuted its online Bathroom Design Service, pairing consumers with Kohler designers to develop a design for their “dream bathroom.”  Kohler's Bathroom Design Service is offered with designers trained in the National Kitchen & Bath Association bathroom standards.  Priced at...

Viyet expands into two new markets

digital disruptors | March 21, 2017
Viyet, the online marketplace for buying and consigning furniture, decor and vintage design, is now available in Houston and Boston. The service, which launched in 2013, is currently available in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Design by Robin...

3D-printed custom furniture pop-up premieres in NYC

digital disruptors | March 20, 2017
Print the Future, a tech start-up that produces 3D-printed custom furniture, opened a pop-up store in midtown Manhattan earlier this month. Open until March 31, the pop-up, located at 325 West 38th Street, invites customers to collaborate with interior designers to design furniture and home good...

Augmented reality launches from Chairish and DECASO

digital disruptors | March 16, 2017
Online vintage marketplaces Chairish and Decaso have launched a new augmented reality feature available for iPhone and iPad, allowing users to view items listed on both the brands’ apps in a room setting. A look at the new app How it works: Users open either the Chairish or DECASO app, c...

Wayfair debuts 3D model library on SketchUp

digital disruptors | March 16, 2017
Wayfair’s 3D model library is now available on SketchUp, the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, and design and construction pros. The home furnishing brand released about 1,000 models as part of a test.  Steve Conine “Through the Wayfair Trade progra...

Chairish launches eBay store

digital disruptors | March 7, 2017
Art, lamps and lighting, rugs, home accents, and more will be available in Chairish’s new dedicated presence on eBay. At present, there are 100-plus items for sale, curated by the vintage resale site’s team.  Charish’s featured items on eBay “We’re excited to increase exposure of our exp...
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