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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.

ASID Third-Quarter Billings and Index Report Shows Growth for Most

After some concerns in the second quarter billings report, the American Society of Interior Designers third-quarter billings index report showed growth for the interior design industry. The…

Fine Furniture Design Announces Winners of Biltmore Estate-Themed Contests

Two consumers and a St. Louis interior designer have been chosen as the winners of several giveaways sponsored by Fine Furniture Design to celebrate the October launch of the Quintessence collection…

IFDA's Educational Foundation Announces New Design Student Scholarships

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) announced this week that it has added two new scholarships to the established lineup of design-focused awards from its Educational…

Behind the Design: ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted by Generation Lighting

Most people know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, as a talk show host, as an activist or as the voice of Dory in the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo. But while many have likely seen a few of her…

Maison & Objet Report

Maison & Objet presented an entirely new layout at its most recent event, which took place Sept. 7-11, 2018. It featured two hubs — Maison and Objet — effectively dividing exhibitors of furniture…

Charley Harold Wins 2018 First Look at Last Look Competition

Charley Harold, owner and designer at Dear Charley Designs in Lexington, KY, has won the 2018 First Look at Last Look competition. Her family room photo wowed Facebook fans, racking up a significant…

Michelle Workman Opens a Pop-Up Shop

Chattanooga-based celebrity designer Michelle Workman launched a pop-up shop this week in Lookout Mountain, TN, called Michelle Workman Home.  “We’re really testing the market to see if this is…

Achieving Flow: How Interior Designers Stay Fresh

Since even the most successful and talented can sometimes struggle to fan the creative spark, Surya brought together five leading interior and product designers — Michel Smith Boyd, Toma Clark Haines…

All Under One Roof: Furniture Retailers on In-House Design Services

In recent years, big-box chains like Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel have started offering their customers interior design services, posing a potential threat to independent retailers.…

Commercial Design Comes to AmericasMart

Last summer, AmericasMart Atlanta announced it would be redesigning Floor 5 of Building 1, dedicating it to commercial and hospitality showrooms. The floor is now open, and it includes a lounge…
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