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Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Idea Board: Total Smart Home

Sharp Spaces Indoor spaces keep getting smarter and smarter with new introductions made to grow and adapt as lifestyles change. From the new smart furniture company, 37˚C Smart Home, comes a…

Something for Everyone

In the fall of 2017, after working as an interior designer for eight years, Lynn Makiej opened the retail store MAK & CO. with husband, John, in Andover, MA, one of Boston’s northern suburbs. The…

What Designers Look for in Retailer Partners

Consumers may make up the majority of your showroom sales, but you could be missing out on a key potential client base: interior designers. While designers often opt to shop directly from…

Culture Through Design

When naming their new luxury lighting collection with Dounia Home, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of AphroChic chose to honor the collection’s Moroccan roots: “Amur Akush,” the original name of…

Bright Colors Take Over Rugs for Spring High Point Market

For those retailers and designers who tour multiple rug showrooms each market, almost everyone has the same answer when asked about the best-selling colors. Spoiler: It's almost always gray and blue…

Hooker Furniture Adds Movement to Stationary Upholstery

Designed to support the rise in consumer demand for refined styling with high-tech features and functionality, Hooker Furniture has developed a new upholstery category that blends the most popular…

Twin Star Home's Style Takeover Comes to Spring High Point Market

Twin Star Home is bringing their successful Showroom Style Takeover to the High Point Market. Three lifestyle bloggers, influencers and designers will each be given areas in the Twin Star Home…

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Diane Falvey, and it’s so nice to meet you. I’m also the new Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. I’ve been in this industry for some time but this is…

Mill Collective Announces High Point Market Programming

Multi-exhibitor showroom Mill Collective announces new programming for its Mill Collective Talks series during the April High Point Market, located in the lower level of Plant Seven, at 410 W.…

Maison & Objet Rising Talent Awards to Recognize American Designers

Maison & Objet, the international trade fair for design, decoration and lifestyle, held every September and January in Paris, will shine a spotlight on the United States by honoring up-and-coming…
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