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Trends | Delightful Design | July 2014

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It was business as usual at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair—the usual being that products were anything but. Innovative materials, playful products and eye-catching style were on tap at the show, targeting everything in the home from floor to ceiling, wall to wall. It’s time for some bold living.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TOMore »

Goebl Made New Artek Managing Director

Marianne Goebl (photo: R. Patterson)

BERLIN–Marianne Goebl has been appointed Artek’s new managing director starting July 1. Mirkku Kullberg will continue as president of Artek’s board of directors and joins Vitra as head of Vitra Home. Artek became part of Vitra in September 2013. Goebl most recently was director of the fairs Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel, where sheMore »

ICFF Brings Delight and Design to New York

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NEW YORK–The International Contemporary Furniture Fair showed the fun and the functional this week, featuring products for all types of spaces and surfaces. It ends today. Area rugs companies were an important part of the ICFF mix. Surya debuted as an exhibitor and showed a selection of its product categories, including handknotted and hide-on-hair rugs,More »

Vitra Acquires Artek

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NEW YORK­-Vitra, the Swiss furniture manufacturer, has acquired Artek, the Finnish design company founded by architect and designer Alvar Aalto in 1935. For the past 20 years, Artek was owned by Proventus, a capital development privately held firm. “We are all so excited about the new partnership that has been sealed… in the world ofMore »