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.

Modernique
(Photo: Frank Simon)

A Color Explosion

About seven years ago, while preparing to give a keynote speech at High Point Market, interior designer Julia Buckingham had a bit of an ah-ha moment. While trying to put a succinct name to her…

Dallas Design Week Returns this Fall

Dallas Market Center today announced the return of fall Dallas Design Week, Sept. 23-26, 2019, including the Dine + Design luncheon and ColorMix Forecast 2020 presentation by Sherwin-Williams along…
Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Images shown clockwise from top left: Stacy Garcia Commercial for York Wallcoverings – Sprout (Lily), Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles: Realm Collection – Elevate (Sage), Scott Webb via Unsplash, Bruno Ramos Lara via Unsplash, Chelsea Bock via Unsplash, Scott Webb via Unsplash

Urban Adaptation Trend Blends Nature & Technology

Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the…
Lauren Rottet
Photo courtesy of the Naftali Group

Lauren Rottet Launches New Furniture Range with Haworth

Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, internationally celebrated architect, designer and President/founding Principal of Rottet Studio, has teamed up with global furniture brand Haworth, Inc. to introduce the…

Theodore Alexander Opens Chicago Showroom

Theodore Alexander celebrated the opening of its new Chicago showroom, located on the third floor of 371 W. Ontario St. in Chicago’s River North Design District, on July 18, 2019. The grand opening…

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…
Shaw Hospitality
Shaw Hospitality's Community Broadloom rug collection was on display among other new products at the HD Expo hospitality show.

Do You Know What's Next for Home Design Trends?

Market season is upon us, and we know what that means. It’s time to ask the all-important question as we visit showrooms: “What’s new?” We know we can count on seeing it: new vendors, new styles and…

Stacy Garcia Shares Her Path to Licensed Pattern Design Success

Surface Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia has made a name for herself, sharing her aesthetic through her hospitality textiles company LebaTex as well as licensing her designs across multiple categories,…
Design ADAC seminar
Guest speakers at DESIGN ADAC

Fall Design Events at AmericasMart and ADAC Create Destination for Shopping, Education

International Market Centers (IMC) and ADAC today announced a week-long celebration of design this September through their fall markets, Fall Design Week and DISCOVER ADAC. Between Sept. 23-26, these…
Christina Henck Boho Chic
Photo: Sean Kane

Home Interiors Meet Fashion Through a Boho-Chic Lens

Trends have always paralleled between interior design and fashion worlds. Here are a few of the latest ways furniture design is mirroring the top fashion houses.  Both apparel and interior…