The Inspired Home Show® 2024, to be held next March in Chicago, will undergo several changes to Show length and layout, the International Housewares Association announced today. After carefully considering feedback received from two industry-wide surveys and four special committees made up of both exhibitors and retailers, the IHA Board of Directors has decided to reduce the overall length and to optimize the Show layout to create the most vibrant, productive and efficient trade show experience possible for the industry.
You likely know Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson on “The Office,” or Jacquline Carlyle on “The Bold Type,” but there is another facet to her creativity the world should know more about: Hardin is a collage artist, and now; wallpaper and product designer. Melora sat down with DNN Editor in Chief, Courtney Porter to discuss the inspiration for her new wallpaper collection, ‘Storyboards.’ They discuss her creative process, her partnership with Canadian mural-and-fine-art printer, NumérArt, and plans for an expanded home decor line.
Multi-line showrooms and design brick and mortar stores are an interesting conduit between the manufacturers whose products they sell and the people who make them look good: interior designers. Showroom and store buyers have a discerning approach to market. So how do manufacturers capture the attention of these very important buyers at market? We caught up with showrooms and stores across the country to understand their priorities when they shop at market.
Viewed as a whole, the 2023 Molteni&C Collection introduces a range of refined and sophisticated furnishings, with an international flavour and timeless stylistic coherence. Different personalities with a single distinctive trait: formal essentiality.
Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team, in partnership with industry-
leading home manufacturers and market-makers, today announced that its Party with a
Purpose event at the Spring 2023 High Point Market brought in more than $20,000 for
World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief programs.
Christie’s 20th/21st Century Spring Season in Milan Celebrates 65 Years of Auctions in Italy with Two Auctions
Influenced by architects and artists of the 1970s, the Spring 2023 Collection includes an
assortment of furniture, upholstered sofas and chairs, dining and bedside tables, credenzas,
lighting and more. Modernized for the upscale American market today, the collection features an
overstuffed puffer, rounded velvet sofa, concrete nesting tables in organic shapes and several
chairs including a belted, leather slingseat dining chair. Polished concrete, walnut, velvet, soft
leather and linen are some of the materials in application.
The overarching trend that emerged from High Point Spring Market was casual luxury. It was all about creating spaces that exude a relaxed yet refined ambiance where comfort reigns supreme; where organic materials and shapes elevate the everyday. Casual Luxury embraces a laid-back approach to design without compromising on sophistication. It’s a harmonious blend of high-end elements and comfortable, inviting features. Elegance meets comfort, and opulence blends effortlessly with simplicity.
There was much to glean about where commercial art is trending last week at Saatchi Art’s Los Angeles fair. The mission of “The Other Art Fair” is to support emerging artists and make contemporary art accessible to a wider audience (See: Younger millennials and Gen Z). Fair entry was $25/day and end caps between rows of artist’s booths featured curated selections of works under $500. The fair leans heavily into its ‘otherness’ and prides itself on rebelling against the mainstream.