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Baker Furniture sold to Chinese company for $35 million

news | February 24, 2017
Wisconsin-based Kohler Co., which acquired Baker Furniture from North American Phillips three decades ago, announced that it has agreed to sell Kohler Interiors, which includes Baker, Milling Road and McGuire, to a U.S.-based subsidiary of Hong Kong firm Samson Holding Ltd. for $35 million. The ...

San Francisco Decorator Showcase marks its 40th year

showhouses | February 24, 2017
An 11,000-square-foot Classical Revival mansion in Pacific Heights, built in 1904, will play host to a selection of top designers for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The showhouse, which is now in its 40th year and benefits the San Francisco University High School financial aid pro...

Cottages & Gardens announces interior design challenge

awards | February 23, 2017
Country Floors is partnering with Cottages & Gardens, the Interior Design Society and designer Jarret Yoshida on the second-annual Tile Design Challenge, inviting young designers, architects and students to create a digital design for a luxury kitchen or bathroom using a Country Floors tile ...

Southern Style Now to return, this time, in Savannah

events | February 23, 2017
This year’s iteration of Southern Style Now will include a Traditional Home­–sponsored showhouse, a series of keynotes and panel discussions, and parties, all with a focus on “the best of Southern design,” shares founder Robert Leleux, “highlighting the contributions of the classic and the up-an...

Chairish adds showroom samples to its online inventory

news | February 23, 2017
Vintage home furnishings site Chairish has added showroom samples from various trade brands, among them Kravet, McGuire Furniture, Barclay Butera Interiors, SABIN, David Francis Furniture, Elite Leather Company, Taylor Burke Home, Dana Gibson, Selamat Designs, Miles Talbott and Sarreid. Kar...

Jill Waage named Trad Home's new editor in chief

comings & goings | February 23, 2017
Ann Omvig Maine is retiring after 35 years at Meredith Corporation's Traditional Home, and Jill Waage, most recently the editorial director of digital content and products for Better Homes & Gardens, is stepping in as editor in chief.  Jill Waage Waage brings experience as brand exec...

ICFF Schools program participants named

events | February 22, 2017
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which partners with schools each year to recognize emerging talent and provide them with a platform during its annual event, has named this year’s ICFF Schools participants.  ICFF returns to the Javits Center, from May 21 to 24. “Thank you t...

Furniture company Arper joins Guggenheim endeavor

collaborations | February 22, 2017
Arper, which produces home and contract furniture, has joined Guggenheim Intrapresæ, a group of companies that support activities and exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.  Arper supplies chairs for talks and events at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. “By joini...

DesignLA magazine to debut with Michael Wollaeger at the helm

weekly feature | February 22, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The Los Angeles design scene is evolving, and fast, yet the landscape is lacking a cohesive voice—this, says editor Michael Wollaeger, is where DesignLA, a glossy to be produced with the Los Angeles Times, comes in. Casting a spotlight on the city’s residential and commercial a...

Design Museum names refugee shelter top innovation of 2016

awards | February 22, 2017
Better Shelter grew out of Hällefors, Sweden, where it started in 2010 as a design and innovation project aiming to provide humanitarian relief. The shelter, which was created by designers Johan Karlsson, Dennis Kanter, Christian Gustafsson, John van Leer, Tim de Haas and Nicolò Barlera, in part...
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