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Beth Giguere, Lisa Scheff Designs, digital meeting
Beth Giguere of Lisa Scheff Designs in a digital meeting

Interior Designers and Furniture Brands Find New Ways to Serve their Customers

While the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping Americans at home and bringing much of our normal routine to a halt, interior designers and furniture brands are finding innovative ways to serve customers and…

Norwalk Furniture Launches Digital Tools for Retailers and Interior Design Customers

Custom upholstered furniture industry leader, Norwalk Furniture is launching a series of digital marketing tools developed to aid its customers with browsing, designing and placing orders of its…
Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash
Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

Allsteel and Gunlocke Launch Virtual Series of CEUs and Discussions

Allsteel Inc. and The Gunlocke Company LLC, leading office furniture manufacturers and sister brands under HNI Corporation, announced the launch of Learning Labs, a virtual series of CEUs and…

SUNPAN Boosts April Donation to Daily Bread Food Bank

SUNPAN will increase its monetary donations to Daily Bread Food Bank for the month of April to support COVID-19 relief efforts.  According to Daily Bread, a third of food bank clients are children…
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis

BEDGEAR Details 'Clean' Retail Guidelines, Donates PPE, Pillows During COVID-19 Crisis

While some furniture and mattress retail stores remain open amid the coronavirus crisis, BEDGEAR, the fast-growing Performance® bedding company with a focus on health and well-being, has created “…
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(Photo by Unsplash user Christin Hume)

IDS Virtual Education Series Includes eDesign, Website Essentials

The Interior Design Society (IDS) shared its schedule for this week's virtual educational webinars. The schedule is below. Tuesday, April 14: 1 - 2:15 p.m. EST Learn eDesign 101 with Jenna Gaidusek…

Planned Twin Star Home Style Takeover Goes Remote

A lot has changed since Twin Star Home started planning a Style Takeover for its April 2020 High Point Market showroom by students at nearby High Point University. One thing that hasn’t changed is…
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)

IMC Announces Free Business-Building Webinars for Buyers, Exhibitors

As part of its ongoing support of the design and retail community during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers (IMC) is presenting a series of free webinars for gift, home and apparel…
Unsplash user Ken Tomita
(Photo: Unsplash user Ken Tomita)

AHFA Research Shows Nearly Three Quarters of American Office Workers Now At Home

With stay-at-home regulations, physical distancing and quarantine measures in place, the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) conducted a brief consumer research study to explore who is working…

Surya Launches Spring 2020 Catalog

Surya announced today the release of its spring 2020 catalog, showcasing more than 1,000 fresh new designs across all categories, with notable expansions in the rug, lighting and accent furniture…