Furniture

IFDA Carolinas Chapter to Sponsor Financial Planning Seminar

IFDA Carolinas Chapter to Sponsor Financial Planning Seminar

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will sponsor a financial planning seminar geared to sole proprietors and small business owners in the home furnishings industry. Titled “Taking Control of Your Financial Future—a Sensible Approach to Financial Strategies for Business Owners,” the session will take place on Aug. 10 inMore »

Craftmaster, Hickory Springs Present Furniture to EarthCare Challenge Winner

Craftmaster, Hickory Springs Present Furniture to EarthCare Challenge Winner

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.–Craftmaster Furniture and Hickory Springs have presented a sectional sofa and a loveseat featuring Hickory Springs’ EarthCare Inside components to Sara’s Pre-school, the winner of the 2011 EarthCare Challenge, located here. The school was the winner among five schools around the country, which competed in a national social-media competition this spring. The schools submittedMore »

Li & Fung Acquires Thai Furniture Trader as Part of Network Expansion

Li & Fung Acquires Thai Furniture Trader as Part of Network Expansion

HONG KONG–Li & Fung has swung several deals to enlarge its trading network, which includes the purchase of Exim Designs, a Thailand-based furniture trading company. Exim specializes in ready-to-assemble, flat pack furniture. A Li & Fung statement said the acquisition will help strengthen its capabilities in the furniture business with mass-market and traditional furniture retailers.More »

Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to Casual Market

Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to Casual Market

CHICAGO–The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, scheduled for Sept. 12-15 at the Merchandise Mart here, will once again feature the Garden Accessories Courtyard, a 10,000-square-foot area that is home to exhibitors showcasing outdoor accessories. The Garden Accessories Courtyard, located on the northwest side of the eighth floor suites during market, is where buyers canMore »

Blog: Yip Trades Spaces into Home

Blog: Yip Trades Spaces into Home

Interior designer celebrity Vern Yip—who gained fame on TLC’s “Trading Spaces”—has formally debuted his home collection, to be sold exclusively through HSN. At an event at HSN’s New York office, Yip presented the line to the media. The collection includes furniture, bedding, window treatments, rugs, lighting and other decor items. Each piece plays off hisMore »

Massoud Names Griest Creative Director

Massoud Names Griest Creative Director

DALLAS–Upholstered furniture manufacturer Massoud has appointed industry veteran Ronna Griest to the newly created position of creative director. In her new role, Griest will be responsible for the overall creative direction of the line, including fabric selection, frame development and trade showroom merchandising. She will also work closely with Massoud’s sales team, dealer and designerMore »

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

NEW YORK-Fab.com launched today as the newest members-only site to offer products for a limited time. Targeting design enthusiasts, Fab.com features daily design inspirations and flash sales at up to 70 percent off. It already has 200,000 members and more than 175 designers and manufacturers on board, the company said. Fab.com will feature design productsMore »

North Carolina Governor to Address Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Daycare Grads

North Carolina Governor to Address Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Daycare Grads

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C.­–Tomorrow, Friday, June 10, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will hold a “Moving Up” ceremony for the preschool children graduating from its Lulu’s Childhood Enrichment Center. The daycare center is located at the furniture brand’s headquarters in Taylorsville, N.C. In addition to a speech about education and early childhood development by North Carolina GovernorMore »