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IKEA-backed exhibit explores the ‘home of the future’

industry insider | June 18, 2018
“Home Futures,” an exhibit by the Design Museum, in London, in partnership with the IKEA Museum, kicks off this fall with a bevy of pieces by Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Superstudio, Archigram, Alison and Peter Smithson, Hans Hollein, Jan Kaplicky, OMA, and Dunne & Raby. Over 150 pieces—am... By Katy B. Olson

Amazon controls the market share for furniture, report claims

industry insider | June 18, 2018
The furniture category is quickly moving online, and e-retail giant Amazon is leading the way, claims a recent report by Sandy, Utah–based e-commerce analytics firm One Click Retail. Amazon debuted two private-label furniture brands, Rivet (pictured above) and Stone & Beam, in 2017; p... By Melissa Studach

Herman Miller acquires big stake in this Scandi brand

industry insider | June 18, 2018
Herman Miller has acquired a third of Danish furniture brand HAY for $66 million. It also acquired the rights to the Hay brand in North America for approximately $5 million. Hay’s goods will be sold via Herman Miller’s Design Within Reach outposts, in a to-be-launched online store, and at four H... By Katy B. Olson

Anthropologie expands further into home with Farrow & Ball

industry insider | June 15, 2018
As part of Anthropologie’s current home expansion, British paint brand Farrow & Ball’s palette, spanning 132 interior paint colors in addition to primers, undercoats, brushes and rollers, will be available at the retailer starting next week. Customers can choose from five Farrow & Ball i... By Katy B. Olson

Kohler is adopting green ‘nutrition labels’ for two top sellers

industry insider | June 15, 2018
Kohler—which earlier this year was one of 34 building product manufacturers that publicly dedicated themselves to transparency in a letter from International Living Future Institute (ILFI) sent to architects, designers and other green building leaders—is making another earth-friendly move. The W... By Katy B. Olson

Going commercial with residential bedding brand Kassatex

industry insider | June 15, 2018
New York–based consumer bed and bath brand Kassatex is now debuting a hospitality line. Three bedding collections, three towel sets, three beach towels in five different colorways, and three luxury robe options—in addition to custom product via its hospitality program—are now available in the br... By Katy B. Olson

West Elm, Steelcase join forces on resimercial

industry insider | June 14, 2018
In a to-be-finalized deal, Steelcase and West Elm will partner on workplace furniture to be made available via Steelcase’s network of U.S. and Canadian dealers by the end of the year. It’s the latest in a growing resimercial trend. The collaboration extends West Elm’s relationship with Steelcase... By Katy B. Olson

What do Raf Simons and Gaetano Pesce have in common?

industry insider | June 14, 2018
Calvin Klein has put together a Gaetano Pesce–inspired installation—and it’s also the first installation for the brand at the Design Miami/Basel show in Switzerland. In the exhibit, chief creative officer Raf Simons debuts an authentic American barn outfitted with a selection of limited-edition,... By Katy B. Olson

A look back on R & Company's 20 years of influential design

industry insider | June 13, 2018
To be featured within the gallery of R & Company is to be in, well, good company. The late furniture maker Wendell Castle, textile artist Dana Barnes and French designer Pierre Yovanovitch are among the talents whose work has been featured in the TriBeCa gallery, which specializes in design ... By Melissa Studach

One of the internet’s fastest-growing bedding brands debuts SoHo storefront

bedding | June 13, 2018
Ninety percent of bedding purchases are made offline, noted Ariel Kaye in a podcast appearance last winter. Yet that didn’t stop the lifestyle entrepreneur from founding a digitally native bedding company that would sell toxin-free, organic linens directly to consumers. Kaye’s four-year-old comp... By Melissa Studach
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