future of design

Trame launches ‘Generative Interiors’ concept in partnership with Art Blocks Engine at NFT Paris

Debuting their new concept of ‘GENERATIVE INTERIORS,’ TRAME (trameparis.com)—a dynamic and pioneering studio at the intersection of art, design, technology, and craft—is set to captivate the interior design and home decor landscape with their innovative concept, at NFT Paris in the Grand Palais Éphémère from February 23 to February 24, 2024.

The future of ecommerce is peer-to-peer

After two decades of revolutionizing online home furnishings with Hayneedle, sibling- co-founders Julie Mahloch and her brother Doug Nielsen, identified the industry-wide struggles associated with product returns. In response, they founded Rush ReCommerce to provide a specialized end-to-end returns solution.

The lifeless sameness of AI-generated home interiors

Forgive me for the crass analogy, but I don’t think it will be good for people’s well-being to believe AI-generated images are what “home” should look and feel like, any more than they should expect real-life sex to mimic what’s depicted in the emotionally disconnected gymnastics of porn.

When does furniture become art?

Every once in a while a designer like Jesse Visser comes along whose work sits so comfortably at the intersection of art and design, so as to make them inseparable. Visser is a luminary in contemporary design, whose unmistakably singular aesthetic and iconic designs prioritize user interaction, balancing conceptual purity with commercial appeal.

Polywood’s Sustainable Buddy Bench brings one young woman’s inclusive vision to wider market

Teen entrepreneur Sammie Vance dreamt of getting her Buddy Benches out to schools and community groups nationwide; now a socially-conscious furniture brand is helping.

Will 2024 be a dreary year for interior designers?

A new survey hints at slowdowns in business for designers. See what firms are doing to stay productive and profitable in 2024 and start making your own plans for a successful year ahead.

From AI search to in-room visualizers, explore the new ways to shop STARK

In-room visualizer: This feature will allow the client to select a room scene of choice from predetermined options or upload a room scene of their own. They will also have access to the full STARK assortment to visualize any rug or carpet within the space, change the orientation, change the size of the rug, and adjust the binding.

Luxury off-grid living with Living Vehicle

At its core, Living Vehicle seeks to recreate the comforts of home within a mobile milieu. The interior of LV serves as a testament to the utilization of natural and robust materials, akin to an empty canvas for personal expression. Each LV is an individual masterpiece, meticulously tailored to the unique preferences and lifestyle of its owner. The Luxury Finishes package elevates this experience with premium materials, including exquisite black walnut wood treatments, luminous white surfaces that invite natural light, abundant windows that seamlessly connect the interior with the outdoors, and the extensive use of mill finish aluminum, an eco-conscious choice.

Is resale the future of home furnishings retail?

In a survey conducted by consumer experience and insights firm WD Partners last year, more than 71% of respondents said they shop secondhand at least once a month. Some 11% do so daily. (I’m thinking most of those folks are collectors or resellers themselves; some might be people with shopping addictions.) But another 26% shop secondhand weekly and 33% do so monthly. Their reasons vary: Some like the fun of seeking out “treasures.” Others want to save money and still others like the sustainability of buying used items or, in the parlance of auto dealers, preowned products.