design technology

CarbonShack embraces Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movement, delivering nature-centric, biophilic design to interiors

The embrace of nature, and consciousness of our impacts on it, are now an accepted part of the design discussion–whether discussing processes or final materials. But above all, nature is a never-ending treasure trove of inspiration, which those of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements understood. CarbonShack, led by founder Stephen Pallrand, has been working and thinking through this lens for years.

How AI is transforming kitchen design with Isla Porter

Emerging AI technology is set to shake up the kitchen design and renovation, with the launch of new company Isla Porter this spring. The custom kitchen cabinetry company, founded by industry veterans Sharon Dranko and Emily Arthur, pairs powerful AI capabilities with forward design to reimagine the kitchen renovation process. 

Two interactive design-oriented exhibits debuting at American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame is opening two new interactive, design-oriented exhibits during the April 13-17 High Point Market that will be permanent features of the new building, which opened its doors for the first time in April 2023.

Nathan Anthony Captures Inaugural MAD Award

An early adopter of Web 3.0, the upholstery resource is the first of its kind to produce and trade digital collectibles inspired by the brand’s award-winning styles. Nathan Anthony initially launched furniture NFTs during the Spring 2022 High Point Market.

Science in Design to offer certification for designers

Interior designers interested in earning the new certification will take 25 sequential, hourlong online classes, or chapters, focusing on biophilia, color contrast and intensity, fractals and other topics related to the “evolutionary inheritance” that affects how humans recognize and respond to beauty and good design, Peterson says.