Mary Knackstedt

Kittles Smith Brothers of Berne fabric
American-made Smith Brothers of Berne offers Kittle’s customers 1,000 fabrics and 100 leathers from which to choose, with delivery of custom upholstered furniture in four weeks.

Custom Capabilities in Uphostery, Casegoods a Competitive Advantage in Luxury Home Design

In the furniture business, the word custom has typically carried a certain connotation, most often used to describe exquisite, bench-built furnishings specified by elite designers for their masters-…
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…

Beauty Is As Beauty Does: Highlights from Showtime Fabric Fair

Consultant Claire Goldhagen, widely admired in the furniture industry for her fashion sense and retail acumen, called the recent Showtime Fabric Fair in High Point, NC, “one of the most exciting ever…
Norwalk Furniture Caroline Hipple Dixon Bartlett Robert Allen Andy Jakubczyk
Norwalk Furniture’s Caroline Hipple and Dixon Bartlett (middle) with Robert Allen’s Andy Jakubczyk at December’s Showtime.

Gotcha Covered: What the Showtime Market Offers Designers

It’s only fitting that the newly rebranded International Textile Alliance (ITA), producer of the bi-annual Showtime Market in High Point, NC, has released a new logo and tagline: Connections Happen…