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John Conrad

John Conrad, David Blair
John Conrad passes the ISFD torch to David Blair on his retirement at the end of 2022.

David Blair Named Executive Director of the International Society of Furniture Designers

Having served the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) for more than 13 years, first as a board member, vice president, president and finally as its executive director, John Conrad is…
The Emmet Lamp
The Emmet Lamp from Dean Babin


The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) has announced the winners of its new INNOVATION + DESIGN furnishings and lighting design competition. Twenty-six professional and student…

ISFD Announces New INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition and Exhibition

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) today announced INNOVATION + DESIGN, a new juried and curated furniture design competition and exhibition open to ISFD members as well as…
Design Between the Lines Panel
Panelists, clockwise from top left: Chris Sandomenico, Catina Roscoe, Aimee Kurzner and Liz Moore.

Design Between the Lines Panel Talks Old School vs. New School

Ever wonder how all the new products displayed at High Point Market this week come to be? Plan to attend Design Between Lines (LIVE!) on Sunday April 7 at 3 p.m. in the Loft at Plant Seven for an in-…
Phillips Collection commercial grade furniture
Phillips Collection began its move into the hospitality sector 15 years ago and today, 95 percent of the company’s product line is commercial-grade, including the Silver Riverstone tables, Reclaimed Live-Edge end tables and Lime Green Seat Belt rocking chair above.

Commercial Break

While the lines between the contract, hospitality and residential design businesses were long well-defined — some might say stark — Amanda Schneider, President of Contract Consulting Group — a…

High Point Market Announces Schedule at The Point for Fall Market 2018

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) today announced a robust lineup of personalities and programming for its newest space, The Point, for fall market, Oct. 13 – 17. Located on Commerce Ave.,…

ASFD Awards Annual Scholarship

The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) has awarded its annual scholarship to Annina Fremgen, a rising star at Kendall College of Art and Design, for the second year in a row. A senior…

The Future of Product Design

For the first time ever, thought leaders from two industry associations — the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and Women in the Home Industries Today (Withit) — came together at the…
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