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Resource Decor launches always-in-stock designer furniture program

news | June 26, 2017
Available Any Time (AAT), a new program by Resource Decor, offers designers more than 500 top-selling SKUs across the furnishings company’s designer brands. (Among them? Kelly Hoppen and Andrew Martin.) The products are guaranteed to be in stock in one of four warehouse locations. Design by...

NCARB sees diversity in architecture increasing

news | June 26, 2017
For the first time since the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) started collecting data on demographics, gender equity increased during every career stage, according to findings from the 2017 NCARB by the Numbers report. It also found that diversity is increasing, but ... By Taylor Barker

Glenn Gissler discusses ASID's innovative Talks panel

news | June 21, 2017
A landmark lineup of educational programming, totaling 17 CEUs, debuted at ICFF last month. At the helm? ASID’s New York Metro chapter, under the leadership of its current president, interior designer Glenn Gissler. Kyle Hoepner, Elizabeth Ralls and Glenn Gissler Design and architect r...

Frank Lloyd Wright paint collection launched with PPG

news | June 20, 2017
A new paint collection by PPG Paints based on an original palette developed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s adds modern colors and coordinating stain colors inspired by the architectural icon’s aesthetic. For the collection, PPG’s color experts worked in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wri...

Behind the brand: Creatively consulting with Ginna Christensen

news | June 20, 2017
Ginna Christensen, former creative director behind luxury rug companies Woven and Marc Phillips, has started her own firm, GC Collaborative, specializing in creative consultancy for businesses in the design realm. On her mind? A contingent of her latest clients (among them: an innovative wallpap...

Nicole Kapit, Newel’s new president of sales & acquisitions, talks trends

news | June 20, 2017
Nicole Kapit earlier this year took the reigns as Newel’s president of sales and acquisitions, following 17 years at the company, a fourth-generation enterprise best known for its collected offering of antiques and contemporary design. Kapit discusses respecting tradition, client relationships a...

Panier Home hosts pop-up in Brooklyn

news | June 19, 2017
The Summer of Love Pop Up will open this weekend (Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24) at the NEW CONCEPT SPACE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (199 N. 8th St.). Speed-styling consultations by interior design studio WALISH & STAMBAUGH will be on offer, as well as decor and fashion products cura... By Taylor Barker

Publicist Susan Becher passes the torch

news | June 16, 2017
This past February, Julia Duke and Molly Bates took the reins from Susan Becher at Susan Becher & Associates, the design industry PR firm she founded in 1982, and are now running a business that counts among its clients Thomas Jayne, Janson Goldstein, Gien and Scott Group Studio. Becher tell... By Katy B. Olson

J. Robert Scott prez earns patent for her Ombré process

news | June 16, 2017
J. Robert Scott founder-president Sally Sirkin Lewis has earned an International Process Patent for her Ombré furniture finishing technique. Among the applications are paneling in private aircraft, yachts, corporate and residential interiors. Ziggurat Ombré Cabinet “The idea started wi...

Artemest debuts pop-up in London

news | June 15, 2017
Italian craft e-commerce brand Artemest has debuted a pop-up shop at publisher Assouline’s flagship store in London. Running through June 18, the concept will spotlight products from a selection of Italian artisans and designers. Officine Tamborrino’s Blue Caos Bookcase Sculpture, available...

Southern Living expands brick-and-mortar presence

news | June 15, 2017
Southern Living celebrated the grand opening of two new brick-and-mortar locations during Memorial Day weekend. Earlier in the month, Time Inc., parent company of Southern Living, announced that the lifestyle brand would be partnering with Beyond Brands to launch the second and third storefronts... By By Melissa Studach

West Elm Hotels expands with Oakland property

news | June 14, 2017
West Elm Hotels is partnering with Signature Development Group and Jordan Real Estate Investments to develop a hotel in Oakland, California’s Uptown neighborhood, expected to open in 2020. It’s the sixth market for the brand’s partnership with hotel management company DDK, following Charlotte, N...

Deep and dark: PPG Paints names its color of the year

news | June 14, 2017
Black Flame is the PPG Paints 2018 Color of the Year, chosen because it “evokes the privacy, hope and classic modernism that many consumers crave today,” replete with “the spirit of a tailored tuxedo or a little black dress,” the brand explains. “It is dressed up, coveted, unapologetic and—most ...

Get to know Drikolor, the Le Corbusier-inspired Zappos of paint

news | June 13, 2017
It began with Le Corbusier. Born to an architect father and paint shop owner mother, Drikolor founder Rachel Lacy had a connection to the Swiss-French painter turned architect. After stumbling upon his work in 2000, Lacy became a student of Le Corbusier, intrigued by his admiration of color. ... By Melissa Studach

New high-rise residence debuts Decorist designers, in-house design center

news | June 13, 2017
A high-rise residence in San Francisco is partnering with online interior design company Decorist. LUMINA, a Tishman Speyer condominium development, has enlisted Decorist designers Tamara Honey, Will Wick, Consort, and Martin Raffone to create designs for two of its three-bedroom floor plans. Re...

Barneys debuts colorful new home goods from Massimiliano Locatelli

news | June 12, 2017
A new collection by Milan-based architect Massimiliano Locatelli, called Untitled Homeware, has been unveiled exclusively in a ninth-floor installation at Barneys New York. The collection includes minimalist home furnishings and tabletop. Firefly-embossed glass plate on top of a flowered po...

Ori aims to transform studio spaces with ‘smart furniture’

news | June 12, 2017
Meet the Murphy bed’s cooler, younger cousin. The MIT-bred Ori System is an “all-in-one” furniture unit designed as a utilitarian solution for urban micro-apartments. Ori CEO Hasier Larrea hired fuseproject, Yves Béhar’s San Francisco­–based design firm, to turn the robotic “smart furniture” fun... By Melissa Studach

Houzz debuts trade program with multiple discount options

news | June 9, 2017
Baldwin, Emerson, Feiss, Flos, Kräus, Missoni Home, Safavieh and Swarovski are among the brands open to designer discounts using the new Houzz Trade Program. Launched earlier this week, the program, which is integrated with existing Houzz tools like Ideabooks and Sketch, is designed to offer des...

Architizer closes round of major funding

news | June 8, 2017
Architizer, the globe’s largest database for architecture and sourcing building products, has just closed a strategic round of financing, which will fund continued expansion of Source Marketplace, its network that connects architects with building product manufacturers across the United States. ...

Architect Suchi Reddy designs innovative installation for Prospect Park

news | June 8, 2017
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, designer and architect Suchi Reddy of Reddymade Architecture and Design is creating a 2.5-acre pinwheel installation, “The Connective Project,” which will make its debut in the park’s Rose Garden on July 7. Rendering of Su... By Taylor Barker

Tai Ping announces Les Manufactures Catry, French heritage brand, distribution

news | June 7, 2017
House of Tai Ping, which spans brands including Edward Fields, La Manufacture Cogolin and Tai Ping, is now the the exclusive U.S. partner for Les Manufactures Catry. The a fourth-generation rug company, founded in 1912, manufactures small-loom, Wilton weave rugs out of its French factory located...

Domino debuts product-packed Brooklyn pop-up

news | June 7, 2017
Domino Media Group opened a pop-up shop, the Domino Summer Shop, in City Point, a new retail location in Brooklyn. Domino editors selected the products that are featured—including many made by Brooklyn-area artisans and companies. The shop is open weekends through June 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.... By Taylor Barker

Interior Define branches out with bedding...and more brick-and-mortar

news | June 6, 2017
Expansion is rapid forInterior Define in more ways than one:Its business has tripled in revenue over the past three years; itclosed $8 millionof capital in ​a​​ recent round​ of funding​; and,this season, it launched two new styles, including a new sectional and a chaise.The brand, which beganin...

Peter Marino reveals NYC building renderings, wins City of Design award

news | June 6, 2017
Architect-designer Peter Marino has made headlines multiple times over the last few days. On June 1, The Museum of the City of New York honored him with its City of Design award; Marino joins the ranks of previously recognized designers like Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon ...

Fabricut, Crypton and more now the focus at Market Square

news | June 5, 2017
Decorative fabrics and trimming are the new focus of Market Square Tower’s fourth floor, where Showtime Market is now under way. The newly re-launched floor officially debuted this weekend with a ribbon-cutting this weekend as well as special appearances by interior designer Vern Yip during the ...

Knoll celebrates two major anniversaries

news | June 5, 2017
Knoll, the name behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic modern furnishings, has two reasons to celebrate in 2017: This year marks not only the 70th anniversary of KnollTextiles, but also the 100th birthday of furniture designer and commercial fabrics pioneer Florence Knoll. Hans and F... By Melissa Studach

Maison Gerard launches collab with French heritage ironwork company

collaborations | June 2, 2017
Maison Gerard is now the exclusive American supplier of Pouenat's collections and bespoke pieces. Known for its wrought ironwork since 1880, Pouenat has partnered on collaborations like a series of light fixtures by award-winning Israeli artist Arik Levy as well as pieces by French designer Jean...

Behind the sofa: A look at Fendi Casa’s latest

news | June 2, 2017
Don’t call it ombré: Launched at Salone Del Mobile this spring, the Six Shades of Palmer sofa by Fendi Casa boasts a particular dégradé effect, with six shades that span varying intensities. The modular sofa, available only as a custom piece, made its initial debut at the newly opened Fendi Casi...

AD editor tapped for NYSID commencement address and honorary degree

news | June 1, 2017
Mitchell Owens, Architectural Digest’s decorative arts editor, delivered the commencement address at the NYSID’s May 25 graduation ceremony and received an honorary doctorate. “For someone who did not graduate college, receiving an honorary doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design h...

Harrison Design expands presence with new Florida office

news | May 31, 2017
Harrison Design is opening a new location in Naples, Florida. Led by Gregory L. Palmer, senior partner, who has been on staff since 1995, the architecture and design firm's eighth location specializes in high-end residential and specialty commercial projects throughout the United States and abro...
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