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Meet the latest D2C bedding brand

pivotal women | September 20, 2018
The latest direct-to-consumer brand had its start on the home floor of Macy’s, of all places. The co-founders of the new brand Threaded, Margaret Wakeland and Patti Bernstein, worked in the merchandising and home departments of the retailer for a sum of two decades before launching their sustain... By Katy B. Olson

Interior designer Kirsten Brant Casey has passed away

industry insider | September 20, 2018
Colorado- and New York–based interior designer Kirsten Brant Casey of K. Brant Interiors died on September 10 after a yearlong bout with brain cancer. She leaves behind her twin boys, Colin and Brant, age 5, and her husband, Jason. Kirsten Brant CaseyCourtesy of Paul Melo The NYU-educa... By Staff

A new sourcing platform hopes to shake up the designer-showroom experience

digital disruptors | September 20, 2018
Think of it as equal parts design office and design center, says Los Angeles designer and entrepreneur Erinn Valencich of her new venture capital-backed platform, StyleRow. Her sourcing and administrative-tool platform allows designers to source from high-end brands and showrooms, streamlines th... By Katy B. Olson

The latest resimercial partnership is Scandi

collaborations | September 20, 2018
File this under the latest resimercial news: Bolia, the modern Danish furniture designer and maker, and Steelcase announced their strategy to bring their work to the North America and Asia. A line of sofas, armchairs and tables will be available to customers throughout the Americas this fall and... By Katy B. Olson

Anna Bond, co-founder of Rifle Paper Co., shares her story

pivotal women | September 19, 2018
Will you be attending High Point? Rifle Paper Co. will: The stationery brand has announced its first-ever collection of rugs and pillows with textile producer Loloi. Anna Bond, co-founder and chief creative officer at Rifle Paper Co., is behind the collection. Her brand’s success may appear to b... By Katy B. Olson

These designers use tech to make un-copyable furniture

digital disruptors | September 19, 2018
Overgaard & Dyrman, a contemporary furniture maker based in Denmark—found stateside at FAIR at 200 Lex in New York last year—is using technology to improve time-honored craftsmanship techniques. In doing so, it’s also preventing copycats. Jasper Overgaard and Christian DyrmanCourtesy of... By Katy B. Olson

An acquisition isn’t an invite: Why Janus et Cie wants to keep its brand autonomy

weekly feature | September 19, 2018
While most of the girls in her grade school chose to babysit to fill their coin purses, Janice Feldman opted for a job with a higher pay grade: selling exterior siding. After finishing her homework, the 13-year-old would spend the rest of the night spinning the rotary of her robin’s-egg-blue Pri... By Mel Studach

A look at Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus’ new line

collaborations | September 19, 2018
Partners in life and love Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have teamed up on a collection for Living Spaces based on their travels, collectibles—and certain design movements. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah BrentCourtesy of Living Spaces Among the items, which debuted earlier this month, are a ... By Katy B. Olson

#ShowroomGoals: On the Road Again

in print | September 19, 2018
As showroom foot traffic declines, fabric businesses are increasingly turning to a sophisticated network of outside sales representatives to reach designers at their desks.  "All of the costs have gone up, but the number of visitors has gone down,” says Andrea Rubelli, CEO of Donghia and an e... By Kaitlin Petersen

Designers Debate: Wax On, Wax Off

in print | September 19, 2018
It’s a fight to the finish, as designers Patrick Sutton and Susan Ferrier tackle the finer points of timeworn patina and hand-hewn metals versus glimmer and shine. An interior by Patrick SuttonGordon Beall Patrick Sutton I gravitate toward materials that... By Susan Ferrier & Patrick Sutton
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