Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

IMC Implements 'Together Safely' Protocols for Reopening

International Market Centers (IMC) today released its “Together Safely” plan for reopening its buildings in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas and preparing for Summer 2020 markets given the COVID-19…
Brad Cates COO Sarreid Ltd
Brad Cates shares Sarreid's philosophy on doing business.

Candid Conversation with Sarreid COO Brad Cates: Legacy, Coronavirus & 2020 Catalogs

As home furnishings retailers and interior designers navigate this time of COVID-19, which has presented some significant challenges, Sarreid Ltd. has taken this time to grow its digital presence,…

IMC Survey: Retailers Look Toward Economic Recovery Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A new survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers (IMC) reveals that, while the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted all retail…

Webinar Shows COVID-19 Through the Eyes of Our Suppliers

Comm Collective and Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey came together for a conversation with some of furniture and lighting’s most respected suppliers about what they think…
Chris Snook © 2016 Houzz
(Photo: Chris Snook © 2016 Houzz)

Major Home Improvement Projects Continue During Coronavirus Pandemic, Houzz Study Finds

More than half of homeowners who were in the midst of a home renovation or design project when the coronavirus pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020, were able to continue with their renovations (…
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Desks are delivered to Bolingbrook High School.

Twin Star Home Donates Desks to High School and Transitional Education Students

In an effort to support students in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Florida-based home furnishings producer Twin Star Home donated 500 desks to Chicago-area Bolingbrook High School and the…

ICFA Cancels Preview Show

The International Casual Furnishings Association is canceling the Preview Show slated for July 14-16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has shifted its focus toward Casual Market Chicago…

Designtex and West Elm Partner to Create Masks

Designtex, a leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment, announced their partnership with West Elm in the design, manufacturing and production of…

Dallas Market Center Reschedules Summer 2020 Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center, the only complete lifestyle marketplace in North America and a hub of daily commerce and global trade events for retailers and interior designers, has announced that its summer…

American Leather to Produce Masks for Retailers and General Public

American Leather, a leading premium furniture manufacturer based in Dallas, is expanding its assistance in the fight against COVID-19 by making face masks available to the general public. Available…