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.

IFDA Crystal Ball Seminar panelists, home design 2030
Panelists for IFDA's Crystal Ball Seminar (l to r) include Anthony Carrino, HGTV; Al and Mary Giaquinto, Plum Builders; and journalist Warren Shoulberg.

IFDA Panel Assesses Home Design and Style in 2030

Members of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) and other experts in the U.S. home furnishings and design business will share that homes will get smaller, more modern and be…
TEXTUR
Greg Terrill says TXTUR furniture is designed to be upcycled over and over again, with credits for customers returning furniture, and discounts on upcycled, refurbished pieces.

TXTUR Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

In an era where sustainability continues to resonate with environmentally conscious consumers, a furniture company has emerged to address this growing concern with a unique business model in the…
Vanguard Furniture
Vanguard Furniture has been crafting American-made casegoods and upholstery for more than 50 years.

Manufacturing Close to Home

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted international supply chains, and now that production and shipping are getting back online, there’s plenty of catch-up to be played. According to the National…
Laurence Carr
Designer Laurence Carr says delivery timelines from local suppliers are currently more reliable.

American-Made Advantages in the Coronavirus Era

For retailers and designers, keeping their clients happy comes down to reliability: ticking off the boxes as the design process moves forward, and delivering a final finished space, furnishings and…
Colleen Waguespack
Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Fig & Dove

Colleen Waguespack, Founder of Colleen Waguespack Interiors, didn’t do Christmas decor. Her design start was in a more corporate setting, and when she moved to residential, it wasn’t with holidays in…
Shayla Copas
Shayla Copas, Interior Designer and Founder of Shayla Copas Interiors, brings her love of color into her luxury design as well as her new product collection with Chelsea House.

Shayla Copas' Organic Path to Product Design

Shayla Copas, founder and lead designer at Shayla Copas Interiors, in Little Rock, AR, is launching her second product collection with Chelsea House, as well as an outdoor upholstery fabric line with…
luxury home decor
Attention to subtle details that create a rich experience without being over the top, such as this Ann Gish bedding, creates a luxury experience for consumers.

Home Furnishings Manufacturers Rethink the Meaning of Luxury

In today’s more casual environment, where jeans often replace suits, and consumers, particularly younger generations, are looking for a less formal and more comfortable vibe in their homes, what…
Nicole Fuller
Designer Nicole Fuller says high-end designers have new challenges in today’s climate. “How do we make your home the most comfortable place, the safest place that it can be and beautiful beyond your wildest dreams at the same time? We have a big responsibility and it’s really important to deliver.”

Reimagining Luxury in the Time of Coronavirus

Our relationships with our homes have shifted over the past several months. Our homes have become our offices, schools, restaurants, movie theaters — you name it, people are figuring out a way to do…

High Point Market and ASID Announce Virtual Education Schedule for Fall Market 2020

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), announced a rebrand of the popular Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) educational seminars,…
ArchLIGHT Summit Dallas Market Center Lightovation
The Dallas ArchLIGHT Summit will debut in Sept. 2021

Dallas Market Announces ArchLIGHT Summit for 2021

Dallas Market Center has announced a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification and design communities debuting fall 2021. The first ArchLIGHT Summit will take…