Associations

ART to Host ART Fun Night at High Point Market

ART, the creative home furnishings network and trade association and title sponsors, High Point Market and International Market Centers will host the annual networking event, ART Fun Night in High…

2019 AHFA Regulatory Summit to Spotlight Product Safety Issues

Lawsuits, Congressional hearings, media firestorms and fast-tracked changes to safety standards have created a new landscape of product safety issues in the home furnishings industry this year. To…
Adobestock plant in hands
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Do Furniture Shoppers Care About Sustainability?

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent and public discourse about the environment continues to grow, consumers are holding businesses accountable for their sustainability…

31st ARTS Nomination Panel Announced

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the 31st Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel, a group of independent industry professionals who…
IFDA Educational Foundation 2019 scholarship winners
Top row from left: Sarah Rosenthal, Pei Yao Huang, Megan York. Bottom row from left: Jonathan Parris, Alayne Chipman, Pao-yi Warner, Lizette Gonzalez.

IFDA Educational Foundation Announces 2019 Design Student Scholarship Winners

The Educational Foundation (EF) of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), announced its design student scholarship winners for 2019. Since the early years of this 72-year-old…

Bobby Berk, Kelli Ellis to Host AHFA Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Interior designers, entrepreneurs and TV personalities Bobby Berk and Kelli Ellis will co-host the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Induction Celebration on Oct. 20 during the High…

ICFA Announces 2019 Apollo Award Finalists

The International Casual Furnishings Association today announced the finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings…

IFDA Launches Virtual Chapter

The International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) has established a Virtual Chapter to engage former members who have moved away from their regional chapters, retired members who still…
ICFA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Gwen and Jack Raseman (left) and Allen E. Gant Jr. (right) will be honored at the ICFA annual gala.

International Casual Furnishings Association Names Recipients of 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) announced that Gwen and Jack Raseman and Allen E. Gant Jr., are the recipients of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. “Family businesses are…

Alvin Daughtridge Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Alvin Daughtridge, retired Vice President of Fairfield Chair, has received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Specialized Furniture Carriers, a division of the American Home Furnishings…