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Yudi Kaufman, design business strategist and DNN Design Business Blueprint columnist, is sharing how to navigate the home furnishings and design business through ever changing times

Yudi Kaufman’s partnership with Courtney Porter, Editor in Chief of Design News Now, is excited to announce two insightful talks for growing your design business at the upcoming Spring High Point Market,  (April 13-17, 2024).

Shoppe Object wraps sold-out Summer show on a high note

The Summer 2023 edition of Shoppe Object, New York’s premier trade event for curated home and gift, wrapped another sold-out show at Manhattan’s Pier 36 last week, delivering 20% attendance growth and exceeding core expansion goals. Presenting close to 600 carefully selected brands from 24 countries in a maximized footprint, Shoppe Object’s new Cityside Pavilion made its summer market debut, August 13-15, 2023, at their waterside home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

In Style & On the Money — Start with Art

Oliver Gal to Host “Start With Art” Expert Panel at The Point During 2023 Fall High Point Market

Las Vegas market product previews: lighting

Tulipa is inspired by Tulips for their translucent and colorful petals. The Tulipa Collection makes a statement with curved pink and green glass shapes that alternate colors and adorn the center column. The column features a downlight with integrated LED lamping and a frosted glass diffuser. 

StyleCraft to launch new lifestyle collection with Austin Allen James

Southaven, MS (July 11, 2023) – StyleCraft announces the upcoming debut of a new lifestyle collection created in collaboration with artist and product designer Austin Allen James.

Design Influencers tour application now open for Fall market

“The Design Influencers Tour is a win-win for participants and for the sponsoring showrooms,” says Tammy Nagem, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “This is one of our most popular Market programs and there’s a lot of brand exposure to be gained for everyone involved.” 

Hooker Furnishings to make debut at Atlanta market

To celebrate the grand opening of the new space, the company will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 11 at 11 a.m. as well as a daily happy hour Tuesday July 11 through Sunday, July 16 beginning at 3 p.m. Dubbed, “Feeling Peachy? The Daily Fuzz,” customers are encouraged to stop by at their leisure for a designer-inspired happy hour where conversation, community and creativity collide. 

Trend forecast from NeoCon 2023

Brooke Horan, Principal at HDR, recently listed globalization as an important trend for the future of work, “With our increased ability to connect virtually across so many time zones and countries, companies continue to become more global. To future-proof their organizations and stay competitive, they need to stay on top of new technologies that help create consistent, supported workflows across continents and multiple cities. They need to offer flexible environments conducive to constant change, uncertainty, and the more diverse nature of multinational business practices.”

US vs. EU furniture markets: Who is influencing whom?

In Europe, there is a greater prevalence of smaller, independent furniture stores and boutiques, and Europeans are more inclined to prioritize local businesses over big box stores. In the United States, larger chain stores, department stores, and online retailers dominate the market, offering a wide range of furniture options at various price points.

Crypton’s era of design leadership: an interview with Crypton’s VP of Design, Grainne Coogan

One of the unusual perspectives a textile design executive has at market is seeing how other showrooms use their product. It is unlike rugs or accessories, frequently found accenting other showrooms – those are products that are often smaller and can be easily moved around, but an upholstered sectional: that’s the hero of the room scene and it’s here to stay. One observation Coogan had from this past market was that showrooms tended to play it safe – she would love to see bolder choices being made, and, of course, just on more giant sectionals in general.