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Breegan Jane
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Hooker Furnishings Extends Partnership with Breegan Jane

Hooker Furnishings, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded home furnishings resources for case goods, leather furniture, and fabric-upholstered furniture, has announced the extension of its…
WAC Lighting, Schonbek
Schonbek Lighting, known for its crystal decorative lighting, has been acquired by WAC Lighting.

WAC Lighting Acquires Schonbek Lighting

WAC Lighting has announced its acquisition of all operating assets related to the Schonbek brand from Swarovski Lighting, Ltd., which includes the manufacturing plant that will remain in Plattsburgh…

NYCxDESIGN Launches Emerging Designer Residency

NYCxDESIGN is proud to announce the organization’s first Emerging Designer Residency in partnership with ARTSTHREAD at Hudson Yards. Now through June 2021, four recent graduates from FIT, Parsons…
Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay
Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay

March Retail Sales See Strong Rebound

Retail sales rebounded with huge gains in March as government checks fattened consumers’ bank accounts and more vaccination against COVID-19 made it easier for shoppers to get out of the house and…
Houzz Q2 2021 Renovation Barometer
The Houzz Renovation Barometer sees an uptick in home renovation activity and delays.

Houzz 2021 Q2 Renovation Barometer Points to Strong Market Conditions

Houzz Inc.has released the Q2 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction…
Four Hands redesigned Austin showroom
Four Hands' redesigned Austin showroom

Four Hands Opens Redesigned Flagship Showroom

Four Hands, a designer of trendsetting lifestyle home furnishings, is announced the completion of their flagship showroom in Austin, Texas, where the brand is based. The showroom underwent a major…
Feizy Rugs, Thom Filicia Home
Feizy's new rug collection with Thom Filicia will debut at High Point Market.

Feizy Announces Collaboration with Thom Filicia Home

Feizy Rugs is partnering with powerhouse interior and product designer, tastemaker and television personality Thom Filicia on a new line of rugs slated to debut at High Point Market; June 5-9, 2021…
Melissa Banko, Fairfield Chair
Melissa Banko will lead the collaboration with Fairfield Chair on this new furniture collection.

Fairfield Chair Announces New Furniture Collection with Banko Design

Fairfield Chair and Banko Design have announced a partnership on a brand-new furniture collection with Melissa Banko, Founder & Principal of Banko Design, leading the design team. The collection…
Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash
Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

Retail Import Surge Expected Through Summer

The unprecedented surge of imports at retail container ports that began last summer is expected to continue at least through the end of this summer as retailers work to meet increased consumer demand…
Norwalk website
Norwalk redesigned its website to support its extensive customizable product line.

Norwalk Furniture Launches Redesigned Website

With ongoing consumer interest in personalizing home furnishings and using technology to help make purchasing decisions, Norwalk Furniture, a leader in custom upholstered seating, has launched a…