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Breakout Grant
Pictured: On Loop by Universal Design Studio. Photography by: Andres Sebastian for A/D/O by MINI

NYCxDESIGN Launches Inaugural Breakout Grant

As one of its first initiatives as a new non-profit organization, NYCxDESIGN is thrilled to announce the launch of The Breakout Grant. Kicking off a year of activations and celebrations to support…
First Tuesday, new website, high point market
The next First Tuesday event is February 2-4, 2021.

First Tuesday Adds Website to Promote Participating Vendors

As the First Tuesday movement continues to gain momentum, the committee is unveiling a dedicated website to support communications between buyers and sellers.  Created by FurnitureDealer.Net, the…
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay

IMC Webinar Series Addresses Diversity in Retail

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it will present a series of four hour-long webinars highlighting diversity and inclusion issues impacting retail. The series, which debuts on Feb. 1…

Home Furnishings Association Names 2021 Officers

The North American Home Furnishings Association (HFA) held its annual membership meeting Thursday, January 21. Usually, members would meet for breakfast at the January Las Vegas Furniture Market, but…
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation
The induction celebration will now be held June 6.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Reschedules Class of 2020 Induction Celebration

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. will move the Class of 2020 Induction Celebration, traditionally held during the October High Point Market, to Sunday, June 6 at the…
AmerLux Vyv partnership
The antimicrobial lighting targets microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold while also meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people, animals and plants.

Amerlux Partners with Vyv to Offer Antimicrobial Lighting

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced a partnership with Vyv, a health tech company whose signature continuous-use, non-UV antimicrobial light technology will…
Sunbrella Balance collection
The enhanced warranty includes replacement labor costs in all categories.

Glen Raven Expands Warranty for Sunbrella Fabrics

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine…
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

NRF: 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic

Retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federation’s holiday…
sustainable furnishings council, interior design society
IDS and SFC are collaborating again this year for Sustainable Designer of the Year

IDS, SFC Team Up for Sustainable Designer of the Year Award

The Interior Design Society (IDS) and Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have once again partnered for the Sustainable Design Designer of the Year Award. After working together for several years,…

MyPlanet Living Center Showrooms to Open First Locations in Early 2021 

MyPlanet, a nonprofit organization focused on housing and medical support for vulnerable populations around the world, has unveiled its plans to open MyPlanet Living Centers (MPLC) around the country…