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Industry, market and people news in the home furnishings industry

Fusion Designs Borkholder Furniture
Fusion Designs will assume management of Borkholder’s operations as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Fusion Designs Acquires Borkholder Furniture

Consumer Holiday Spending is Expected to Increase This Year
More consumers will be holiday shopping online in 2019

Consumers Expected to Spend More This Holiday Season

The Latest

Akzonobel groundbreaking
(From left to right): Doug Barbe, AkzoNobel Operations Director Americas, Industrial Coatings; Ard van der Vorst, Consul General of the Netherlands (Atlanta); Jay Wagner, High Point Mayor; Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO; Anthony Copeland, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; Simon Parker, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings Business Director

AkzoNobel Makes $55 Million Reinvestment in North Carolina Wood Coatings Site

The reinvestment aims to transform the site by adding innovative technologies, new infrastructure and other projects to modernize the manufacturing site.

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Presents Nearly 50 Seminars and Events in January 2020

Attendees can expect events, seminars, gourmet demonstrations, lounges and celebrations – including the first-ever staging of Party for Life in Atlanta.

Former Manchester United Sleep Doctor Joins MLILY USA

The relationship follows the success of MLILY’s work with Dr. Robin Thorpe and the Manchester United soccer team as they partnered to create The Dream mattress for the players.

First Phase of Atlanta Next Initiative Repositions Open Year Round Resources in AmericasMart Building 1

The newly remerchandised floors, set to debut at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (Jan. 14-21, 2020), present a cohesive buying experience both during and between markets.

Pavilions at Las Vegas Market Showcase New and Returning Lines

More than 90 new and returning exhibitors will be among the 450+ temporary gift and home resources showcased in the Pavilions for winter 2020 market, running Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020.

Terry McNew
McNew brings nearly 40 years of operations, manufacturing and sales experience to Klaussner.

Terry McNew Named President and CEO of Klaussner

McNew succeeds Bill Wittenberg who will transition from the CEO role to a strategic advisory role on the board of directors.

Architectural Lighting Works Acquires v2 Lighting Group

v2 leadership and other key roles will join the ALW team as part of the transaction.

Jeff Young Named CEO of A.R.T. Furniture

Jeff Cook steps down from his position for personal reasons.

Kevin O'Connor Receives AHFA Distinguished Service Award

O’Connor is the 53rd recipient of the honor, presented with the distinction “Industry Patron.” 

Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan of Patrick Ryan’s Office is one of the honorees this year.

IFDA to Present the "Rising Stars of Design" Awards

The awards ceremony is set for Thursday, Nov. 21 at FAIR in New York.

Las Vegas Market Expands Home Decor Offerings

32 new, expanding, relocating and renewing home decor resources are confirmed in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits for winter 2020 Las Vegas Market.

Atlanta Grows Seasonal and Gift Resources in Preparation for January Market

The seasonal and faux botanical merchandise at market expands in January 2020 with two new showroom debuts and five major expansions and relocations.

Valdese Weavers Introduces the Fiber Workshop Collection

The collection can be viewed in the Valdese Weavers showroom on the sixth floor of Market Square Nov. 17 - 20 by appointment.

LightFair Reimagines Attendee Experience in 2020

Attendees at the May 3-7 show can expect new programming and amenities along with a reimagined tradeshow layout and streamlined conference.

Las Vegas Market and The International Surface Event Announce Partnership for January 2020 Markets

The collaborative effort provides buyers with free and continuous shuttle service between the two market’s exhibit venues – the World Market Center Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Kalalou will expand its showroom space in Dallas Market Center
Kalalou will move at Dallas Market Center, doubling its existing showroom space.

Kalalou Doubles Space in New Dallas Showroom

Kalalou will debut in World Trade Center 209 in time for the next Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 8-14, 2020.

Dallas Market Center Announces Exhibitor Expansions and Debuts for Lightovation

The upcoming Lightovation show is set for Jan. 8-12 in 2020, concurrent with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 8-14.


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