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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.

IFDA Scholarship Competition Open

The Educational Foundation of IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Assn., has announced that a total of $12,500 in scholarship funding will be awarded this year to seven selected attendees…

Designer Q&A: Vermont Modern

Last January, the Hubbardton Forge showroom toasted the launch of its new brand, Vermont Modern, at Lightovation. The new line brought color and sharp designs to the showroom with unique fixtures…

2016 Interior Design Billings Index 4th Quarter Results Show Cautious Growth

Interior designers remain on edge even as the latest research from the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) showed signs of economic growth in 2016. The research, conducted by American Society of…

How Can I Update My Lighting Without Replacing Everything?

TIP 1: The old switcheroo The quick and easy thing to do is to replace the existing incandescent or CFL bulbs with LEDs. Most bulbs these days have an LED equivalent. There are now shelves and…

ASID Unveils Its LEED Platinum Ranking HQ

When the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) unveiled its new headquarters in Washington, D.C. last June, designers loved the new space. But ASID knew it could do better, so they pushed…

Brian Patrick Flynn Hulton Pendant

Brian Patrick Flynn introduced his first lighting collection with Crystorama at the 2017 winter Lightovation show; Hulton was one of the standouts. With its strong sculptural qualities and bold…

8 Little-Known Skills for Amazon’s Alexa

As smart home technology becomes more popular and common place, showrooms and interior designers can expect to hear more about Amazon’s Alexa from clients. This voice service has the ability to…

Helping the U.S.VETS at 2017 ART +IDS Conference

One unforgettable part of the 2017 ART + IDS joint conference in Scottsdale, AZ, happening May 18-21, is sure to be the community service project benefitting an organization called U.S.VETS.…

Light + Design on Ten Shines at Dallas Market Center

This year, Dallas Market Center opened the new Light + Design on Ten gallery. With 20,000 square feet of space, this stylish gallery shows off the latest in decorative residential lighting from the…

Shower in Style: How U by Moen Is Taking Smart Technology to the Shower

It truly is the time to be alive when you can control your morning shower in between hitting the snooze button. This year, Moen launched the first Wi-Fi/cloud-based app driven digital shower system…
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