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Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

LightFair Launches 'LightFair Connect' Virtual Conference

The virtual conference from July 21-23, 2020 will feature more than 60 hours of accredited courses.

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The Emmet Lamp from Dean Babin


Twelve professional and student finalists have been recognized with Best of Show and category awards.

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Desks are delivered to Bolingbrook High School.

Twin Star Home Donates Desks to High School and Transitional Education Students

The company has donated 500 desks for students and teachers to use in their homes for remote learning.

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Photo by on Unsplash

Furniture Retailers to Talk E-Commerce in HFA Webinar

Today's live COVID-19 webinar features two retailers who are proving how profitable a transaction website can be in these times.

High Point Market Authority Expands Fall 2020 Market Dates

Responding to coronavirus concerns and to control capacity at the Oct. 13-21 show, the Market Authority will ask attendees to select one of three 3-day periods during the 9-day market as their primary attendance dates.

Christopher Kennedy
Christopher Kennedy

Interior Designer Christopher Kennedy Launches E-Commerce for Palm Springs Store

Christopher Kennedy’s stylish slice of Palm Springs can now be delivered to homes throughout the U.S. 

Interior Design Society Postpones National Conference

The conference will be rescheduled to a date in 2021.

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Photo by from Pexels

IFDA NY Chapter Establishes Career Advancement Committee

The committee will list job openings and host programs on job searching and networking.

Norwalk Furniture Forecasts Four Textile Trends for Summer 2020

The four trends, “Scandi-Wear,” “Tannery,” “Green Envy” and “Easy Does It,” present earthier palettes with spicy tones, energetic greens and mixed colorways.

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Allen & James Design Interiors for New High Point Center for Child Wellness

The 6,000 square foot center has opened, debuting interiors by veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen.

Ultrasuede Offers Virtual Programs to Interior Designers

The free webinars and Instagram Live event are scheduled for May and June.

Kuzco Lighting's Magellan family won the award for Most Innovative Product of the Year.

LightFair Names 2020 LightFair Innovation Awards Winners

Fourteen winners are celebrated despite the cancellation of the 2020 trade show and conference. 

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April Retail Sales Drop Nearly Twice as Much as March During Coronavirus Pandemic

National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says this is a reflection of the economy on lockdown.

Gift for Life Teams Up With DIFFA and NY NOW for AIDS Walk New York

The 2020 edition of AIDS Walk New York will take place virtually on Sunday, June 7.

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Classic Brands Creates Retail Solution for E-commerce

The company's program includes product, a supported e-commerce platform and drop-ship services.

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Hubbardton Forge Expands Commercial Team

The company has promoted Amy McGuire to the role of National Commercial Sales Manager and hired Jacqueline Matusek as A&D Sales Specialist.

H Contract Adds New Functionality to Product Line for Senior Living Spaces

The company is making its debut in the tablet and power source seating category.




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