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ASTM Expected to Update Voluntary Furniture Stability Standard

ASTM International is expected to publish an update to the voluntary furniture stability standard this month incorporating two new warning labels and expanding the scope of the standard to cover…

Four Hands CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

EY this week announced that Matthew Briggs of Four Hands, a leading designer and global importer of trendsetting lifestyle home furnishings, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in the…

Watermark Living Announces Positioning for Reduced Tariff Impact on Retail Partners

Watermark Living has announced its positioning efforts to alleviate the full impact of the May 2019 tariffs being imposed on Chinese imports. With Watermark Living’s procurement practices including…

Global Views Announces New Collection Under Lemieux Et Cie

Dallas-based Global Views and longtime collaborator, designer, Christiane Lemieux, announce their latest collection under forthcoming brand Lemieux Et Cie. Items from the collection will be on…

Arteriors Announces Partnership With Norwest Equity Partners

Arteriors, a leading provider of luxury lighting, furniture and decorative accessories, has partnered with Minnesota-based Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) to support its continued growth and expansion…

New York Passes Furniture Stability Law

The New York State Assembly passed “Harper’s Law” on Thursday, May 30 — legislation that prohibits retailers in the state from selling clothing storage furniture that does not comply with the current…

Watermark Living Sourcing for 2020 Includes Artwork from Bali

Watermark Living today announced its recent return from a 2020 product sourcing trip to Asia and the acquisition of an extensive line of artwork by artisans from Bali, Indonesia.   During the visit…
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Hooker Furniture Announces Winner of Interior Designer Contest

Further expanding its relationships and support of the interior design community, Hooker Furniture attracted 82 designers to its first social media contest for the channel. The designers tagged the…

U.S. Lighting Manufacturers Find Competitive Edge with Custom Designs

The greatest example of what it means to be American may be hanging in foyers, dining rooms and lighting showrooms across the country in the form of U.S.-made lighting fixtures. Each part — from the…

Martha Stewart Launches New Brand Strategy

Today, the Martha Stewart brand, which is owned by Sequential Brands Group, Inc., unveiled a new brand strategy centered around four lifestyles inspired by Martha Stewart’s homes. Each lifestyle…