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Bradington-Young Develops Leather Education Program for Consumers

Leading luxury upholstery specialist Bradington-Young has developed an exclusive new program to help tackle one of the most vexing challenges retailers and consumers face – aftercare for luxury…

Brown Jordan Rebrands to Connect With a New Generation

Long known as an outdoor manufacturer catering to the luxury market, Brown Jordan is in the midst of a comprehensive rebrand designed to attract a new generation of consumers. “Long a traditional…

Century Announces Acquisition of Curate Home Collection

Century Furniture today announced the acquisition of Curate Home Collection effective Feb. 18, 2019. The transaction will move all of the Curate Home Collection inventory, sales management, sales…
Glossy gray outdoor sconce from Hinkley Lighting
From Hinkley, this outdoor wall sconce can have over 120 different looks. It all depends on what the consumer wants.

2 Approaches to Lighting Customization

In the furniture world, customization capabilities have helped retailers set themselves apart from online competition, and they've been a staple of the luxury market. While there are some fantastic…

Hooker Furniture Redesigns Website

With a host of new features that include a simplified ordering process for small to mid-sized dealers and interior designers, enhanced smart search functionality and marketing intelligence…
Wired Custom Lighting ribbon cutting ceremony
From left to right: Doreen Daughtry, Merchandise Mart Properties Executive Assistant; Cary O’Malley, Design Center Director of Leasing, Home Furnishings; Trey Gonzales, Wired Chicago Showroom Manager; Beth Hicks, Design Center Managing Director, Marketing; Margaret Crow, Design Center Director of Marketing, Home Furnishings

Wired Custom Lighting Opens First Midwest Showroom in Design Center at theMART

Wired Custom Lighting, a global luxury lighting designer and purveyor, launched its first Chicago showroom in the Merchandise Mart Design Center earlier this week. The commercial and residential…
chairs on cable
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Changing the Face of Furniture

There’s a changing of the guard taking place in all areas of the furniture business, fueled by a new generation of executives unfettered by family legacy and the “that’s the way we’ve always done it…
White lamp with shade on table
Photo: StyleCraft Home Collection

Stylecraft and Harp & Finial to Expand Showrooms at Las Vegas Market

StyleCraft Home Collection – manufacturer and home decor industry leader – and its sister company, Harp & Finial, today announced they would both be expanding their showrooms at Las Vegas Market…

AmericasMart Atlanta Opens Eco Lounge for January Market

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta kicks off the January market season, and thus far, it is shaping up to be a busy one. So where will AmericasMart…
Adobestock tariffs sign
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The Winter Market Guide to Tariffs

On Jan. 1, 2019, the Trump administration plans to enact a 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imported goods, including furniture, lighting, home decor and their respective parts, At…