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A glimpse at French legacy brand Maison Thevenon

news | March 23, 2017
In business for more than a hundred years, French fabric house Maison Thevenon has innovated its specialties with the times, from lace to sheets to hand-painted fabrics, and beyond. Olivier Gautschoux, the brand’s head of exports, discusses with EAL the legacy and the future of his firm.   F...

Dallas Market’s new Interior Home + Design Center announces opening dates

news | March 23, 2017
Dallas Market Center has announced the construction schedule for its new 220,000-square-foot marketplace. After the first phase of construction, the Interior Home + Design Center will open its doors to designers and retailers during June’s Total Home & Gift Market. Phase one will focus on sh...

Huniford Design Studio will design Collective Design Fair’s VIP Lounge

news | March 22, 2017
James “Ford” Huniford’s firm will design the VIP lounge for this year’s Collective Design Fair, to be held May 3 to 7 at Skylight Clarkson Sq. Huniford Design Studio will unveil its most recent luxury furnishings collection, a 30-piece line that was originally introduced in 2013 and now includes...

Badgley Mischka launches home collection

news | March 20, 2017
Mark Badgley and James Mischka have launched Badgley Mischka Home, spanning dining, living, and bedroom collections as well as accent furniture, case goods, upholstered items, decorative accessories, and candles, with prices ranging from $100 to $10,000. Badgley Mischka accent chair from th...

Ira Glazer acquires Avery Boardman and Carlyle

news | March 17, 2017
Ira Glazer, president and CEO of newly formed holding company Design Furniture Holdings, has acquired the assets of furniture brands Avery Boardman and Carlyle Custom Convertibles. Earlier this year, Glazer purchased Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, which will soon be rebranded as Ferrell Mittman...

Five organizations team up on green initiative in the furnishings industry

news | March 15, 2017
“What’s it made of?” That’s what industry organizations including the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the American Sustainable Business Council, the Center for Environmental Health, the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design, and GCI General Contractors are asking. The organizations ...

​Benjamin Moore launches leather-like paint collection

news | March 14, 2017
A new line of dimensional paint, available in 75 newly developed colors, Century by Benjamin Moore is pre-mixed and available in what the brand calls “the first-of-its-kind soft-touch matte finish, offering a tactile experience similar to that of a soft leather glove.” The tactile Century p...

IKEA to sell rugs made by Syrian refugees

news | March 10, 2017
In 2019, IKEA will begin selling a line of rugs and textiles made by Syrian refugees. The limited-run production will establish jobs for 200 refugees, the majority women, currently living in Jordan. Over 655,000 Syrian refugees have been accepted into Jordan, according to the United Nations. ...

Zak+Fox now represented by Kneedler Fauchère

news | March 10, 2017
Kneedler Fauchère, which represents a number of luxury textile and furnishing collections, is now serving as home to the New York–based Zak+Fox in Southern California, Las Vegas and Arizona.  El Rais, from Zak+Fox's latest collection, Timbuktu “Like many in our industry, we’ve been fans ...

Dwell With Dignity unveils latest house, in Dallas

news | March 9, 2017
Dwell With Dignity, which partners with local service agencies that offer programming “to take families from homelessness and poverty to self-sufficiency,” has completed 100 home makeovers nationwide, providing design services, furniture and decor to those in need. The organization has finished ...

MADWorkshop opens fellowship program

news | March 7, 2017
The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop, known as MADWORKSHOP, has opened a call for two design fellowships for this year, inviting proposals that address the theme of “Emergency Architecture.” Chair Six, an ongoing project exploring origami folding and flexible hinges, with MADWorkshop...

Under the sheets: A look inside custom bedding company Flaneur

news | March 7, 2017
Founded in 2015, custom-color luxury bedding company Flaneur was developed by two Columbia University grad school students. Flaneur invites customers to select from suggested tones online, including any Pantone color, or natural, un-bleached white bedding. Dyed-to-order, the bedding can be picke...

Artistic Tile rings in three decades

news | March 6, 2017
Artistic Tile, founded by CEO Nancy Epstein in 1987, is celebrating its 30th year in business. Epstein now runs the family firm with her sons, Zachary Epstein, vice president, and Michael Epstein, VP of marketing, and her cousins, Joshua Levinson, wholesale president, and Lauren Cherkas, retail ...

Video Tour: Trends and takeaways from KBIS Orlando

news | March 3, 2017
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show descended on Orlando earlier this year, and Editor at Large was on hand to document product launches unfolding at the show. KBIS, which experienced a 17 percent jump in attendance this season, brought with it major exhibitors, among them, Dupont, ROHL, Liebhe...

UK bus shelter receives Banksy-esque makeover

news | March 3, 2017
A “guerilla interior designer” has made over an often-vandalized British bus shelter in a small village in Walkhampton, Devon, replete with an armchair, pillows and throws, potted plants, and artwork.  Redesigned bus shelter; courtesy SWNS As The Telegraph reports that the redesign has b...

Phoenix Ronald McDonald House receives renovation

news | March 3, 2017
Roanoke House, the original Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix, recently debuted with an entirely new design, with designer and architect Daniel Germani of Daniel Germani Designs at the helm. The $500,000 renovation project was funded via the Phoenix International Raceway charity initiative that c...

Minted debuts commissioned art and art styling

news | March 1, 2017
Minted is now providing commissioned art services, allowing customers and interior designers to work directly with a Minted artist to create an original art piece for their space. The brand has also launched art styling services; customers take an online quiz, which informs an interactive con...

Bunny Williams returns to High Point

news | February 28, 2017
Bunny Williams Home will have a presence at High Point Market once more—for the first time since 2012. The brand will launch 18 new products at its Interhall booth (IH102) at spring market and will also have new products and best-sellers available.  Bunny Williams “We continue on our mis...

Design team sought for re-imagination of iconic British building

news | February 27, 2017
The U.K.’s National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is seeking a design team to restore its fire-damaged 18th-century Palladian house, Clandon Park, which was damaged by a major fire in April 2015. Clandon Park, before the fire “This international design competiti...

Canadian furniture company releases first-ever sustainability report

news | February 27, 2017
Toronto-based Keilhauer has released its first yearly corporate sustainability report, with the aim of providing an overview of its Planet Keilhauer program, sharing existing achievements, and setting future targets.  Oona bouclé textile by Keilhauer “I believe that great design is susta...

Behind the bed: Fendi Casa designer shares latest introductions

news | February 24, 2017
Debuting at last month’s Maison&Objet in Paris, Fendi Casa’s latest offerings include the Dream sofa, available in both low and high back versions; the MyHome sofa; the Gilda Armchair; and the crafted metal Infinity Coffee Table set with transparent glass top in olive green, bronze and cryst...

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 ...

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...

Arianna Huffington to deliver NeoCon keynote

news | February 21, 2017
This year, the Neocon trade show’s conference program will address the question “How can a better tomorrow be achieved, one with renewable cities and more efficient and responsive buildings?” Arianna Huffington will be one of the featured speakers. Arianna Huffington Explains NeoCon, “Hu...

PPG’s Global Color Trends Workshop decides color of the year

news | February 21, 2017
About 20 color experts convened in Pittsburgh, home of PPG Paints, earlier this month to choose the brand’s 2018 Color of the Year by analyzing trends across industries including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home decorating. Their choice will be revealed later this year.  ...

'Porky Hefer: Heart of Lightness' installation runs until February 23

news | February 17, 2017
Artist Porky Hefer’s current exhibit “Heart of Lightness” is his first solo show, as well as the debut of all his new work. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness, the exhibit responds to the questions raised in the classic tome via handmade pieces drawn from South African craft mat...

Design-focused Sharp Communications expands, opens Florida office

news | February 15, 2017
Sharp Communications just opened its first regional division in West Palm Beach, on Antique Row, in response to an increase in clients in the Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando and Tallahassee areas.  Sharp Communications founder James Sharp Brodsky At present, the full-service marketing communi...

Dutch Design year celebrates a century of Mondrian's influence

news | February 15, 2017
By Katy B. Olson About a century ago, artists Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck first became acquainted in a small Dutch village called Laren. Their friendship kicked off both an artistic collaboration and a modern movement, renowned for its abstract use of red, blue and yellow and straight f...

Life of drapery designer Eric Soroe celebrated

news | February 15, 2017
“Beauty,” says designer Eric Soroe’s life partner and caregiver, Jerry Galanti, “is a word that comes right to my mind when thinking of Eric: In his ‘Prince Valiant’ looks (which is what I called him the moment we met), in what was created by his talent, and in his outlook on and appreciation of...

Laurel & Wolf partners with Cosmo on office makeover

news | February 14, 2017
Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design service that connects clients with professional interior designers to create a design for a flat fee, recently connected with Michele Promaulayko, newly appointed editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. The editor, who is also editorial director of Seventeen...
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