Designer Education

Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Bright Colors Take Over Rugs for Spring High Point Market

For those retailers and designers who tour multiple rug showrooms each market, almost everyone has the same answer when asked about the best-selling colors. Spoiler: It's almost always gray and blue…

Hooker Furniture Adds Movement to Stationary Upholstery

Designed to support the rise in consumer demand for refined styling with high-tech features and functionality, Hooker Furniture has developed a new upholstery category that blends the most popular…

Twin Star Home's Style Takeover Comes to Spring High Point Market

Twin Star Home is bringing their successful Showroom Style Takeover to the High Point Market. Three lifestyle bloggers, influencers and designers will each be given areas in the Twin Star Home…
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Embracing new adventures and taking risks can be exhilarating — and good for business. (Photo: Unsplash user Sammie Vasquez)

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Diane Falvey, and it’s so nice to meet you. I’m also the new Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. I’ve been in this industry for some time but this is…

Mill Collective Announces High Point Market Programming

Multi-exhibitor showroom Mill Collective announces new programming for its Mill Collective Talks series during the April High Point Market, located in the lower level of Plant Seven, at 410 W.…

Maison & Objet Rising Talent Awards to Recognize American Designers

Maison & Objet, the international trade fair for design, decoration and lifestyle, held every September and January in Paris, will shine a spotlight on the United States by honoring up-and-coming…
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Photo: Zuo Modern

How to Elevate Outdoor Designs

Interior designers who attended the Outdoor Design Conference yesterday at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago walked away from the event with great tips for making outdoor spaces shine for…

Ivy Announces Educational Workshop for Spring 2019 High Point Market

Ivy, the fastest-growing business and project management platform for interior designers and other home design companies, has partnered with home furnishings brand Abbyson to host Ivy Academy, an…

3 Tips for Combining Outdoor Living and Aging-in-Place Designs

The Outdoor Design Conference is happening today at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Now in its sixth year, the conference brings interior designers together for a day of education and networking. The…

Dowel Furniture Partners With Mally Skok for Furniture Collection

Family-owned luxury design brand Dowel Furniture today announced the introduction of its new capsule collection with South African born interior and textile designer Mally Skok, featuring timeless…