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How Kravet is celebrating its centennial

industry insider | February 23, 2018
Kravet developed the first searchable fabric database ahead 25 years ago—a pioneering move for the time. The company, founded in 1902 by the tailor Samuel Kravet, is now celebrating its centennial with two major endeavors: a retrospective book and a new integrated website, each a representation ... By Katy B. Olson

How to design a closet, with Linda London

industry insider | February 23, 2018
Overlooked but oft-used, the closet poses its own unique set of design challenges. Linda London, of the eponymous New York firm, shows us how to tackle them. Designer Linda London Is there a secret to closet design that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional? My first acti... By Katy B. Olson

Here’s the one trait DWR looks for in a design partner

industry insider | February 22, 2018
While Eames, Le Corbusier and Saarinen will always be found within the SKUs at DWR, the contemporary design retailer takes pride in identifying emerging talents as well. With the unveiling of its 2018 Collection earlier this month, DWR introduced exclusive models from Jeffrey Bernett and Nichola... By Melissa Studach

Exclusive: AD Design Show lineup released

industry insider | February 22, 2018
Four days of design curated for designers and consumers alike will unfold March 22 through 25, as the Architectural Digest Design Show returns to Piers 92 and 94 in New York. With a particular focus on designers, March 22 has been designated as Trade Day, with the magazine’s West Coast editor, M... By Katy B. Olson

IKEA experiments with furniture buyback program

industry insider | February 21, 2018
Furniture giant IKEA is testing out a furniture buyback and recycling program in Japan to better serve its customers and be more environmentally conscious. The new program, which the company is trialing with sofas, is in line with trends spotted elsewhere in the industry, especially with millenn... By Taylor Barker

Your first glimpse at Target’s colorful new home brand

industry insider | February 21, 2018
Opalhouse, a travel-inspired collection that Target debuted earlier this week, joins a number of other in-house collections from the major retailer. With more than 1,300 pieces, the newest line includes bedding, bath, decor, tabletop and furniture, and was designed with cities Aix-en-Provence, L... By Katy B. Olson

It’s time to reassess designers’ value proposition, report suggests

industry insider | February 20, 2018
An increasing demand for residential construction, a dire need to confront the skilled labor gap, and a reassessment of the designer’s value proposition were among the top conclusions in the 2018 Interior Design Outlook and State of the Industry (OIS). Presented by the American Society of Interi... By Melissa Studach

Carisha Swanson’s highlights from Stockholm Design Week

industry insider | February 16, 2018
Hearst Design Group’s senior market editor, Carisha Swanson, explored Stockholm Design Week earlier this month, sussing out Scandinavia’s latest trends and emerging design sensibilities at the city’s Furniture Fair. Carisha Swanson Here, in her words, Swanson shares her trade-show ... By Carisha Swanson

What all designers need to know about design workflow managers

industry insider | February 14, 2018
You remember Bio 101: Under the light of a microscope, a specimen exposed to scrutiny often reveals deeper answers. These days, designer workflow management software can relate. Houzz’s recent acquisition of community-based platform IvyMark has many designers rethinking where—and with whom—they ... By Melissa Studach

Viyet is now part of Sotheby’s

industry insider | February 13, 2018
Sotheby's announced this morning that it is acquiring, the digital marketplace for furniture and decorative objects, in a move that aims to complement its auction and private sales with a range of “simple, fixed-price opportunities” for buyers offered via Viyet. Viyet’s customers will ... By Katy B. Olson
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