Melissa Studach

Designers’ guide to What’s New, What’s Next

show & tell | September 10, 2018
This year marks one decade of What’s New, What’s Next, New York Design Center’s annual market and celebration of the design community. Come Thursday, the NYDC will welcome hundreds of interior designers and trade professionals to experience a full day of panels, meet-and-greets and cocktail hour... By Melissa Studach

Ghislaine Viñas, Henrik Schulz among HBF and HBF Textiles’ new class of designers

industry insider | September 6, 2018
Duality plays the lead role in the new designs at HBF and HBF Textiles. Drawing inspiration from gender-neutral forms and a resimercial aesthetic, the modern furniture brand’s latest class of designers is blurring the lines of the contract market’s traditional models. Business of Home caught up ... By Melissa Studach

A&D sector sees record job growth, finds ASID report

industry insider | August 30, 2018
The interior design services sector is growing, as is consumers’ renovation spending, according to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)’s most recent Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI). The report serves as a business performance index of the interior design industry by analyz... By Melissa Studach

ModShop partners with Dan Rak Design for launch into Chicago market

industry insider | August 29, 2018
Chicago-based designer Dan Rak is known for his warm, industrial-leaning interiors. This fall, he’s adding modern to the hyphenate with the debut of his capsule collection with furniture maker ModShop. Mixed materials help convey the collaboration’s duality, as seen in the half-walnut, half-Luci... By Melissa Studach

These are the design elements employees want in the workplace

industry insider | August 28, 2018
Clients’ needs are a top priority in any design project—a consideration that scales to an even greater challenge when designing an office setting with hundreds of employees. Last month, Capital One’s Workplace Solutions team, which develops dynamic, scalable and sustainable office systems and in... By Melissa Studach

Varenna kitchen division rebrands under Italian maker Poliform

international | August 27, 2018
Italian furniture maker Poliform has rebranded Varenna, the modern kitchen systems brand it acquired in 1996, under the Poliform name. The rebranding, which Laura Anzani, CEO of Poliform USA, says was “a natural next step,” allows the family-owned company’s kitchen, wardrobe and furniture divisi... By Melissa Studach

Industry West’s secret to scaling—without the help of VCs

boh podcast | August 27, 2018
Over a single phone call, Jordan England learned one of his first lessons in business: Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. In 2009, mere months after co-founding his direct-to-consumer furniture company, Industry West, England received a call from a Pittsburgh restaurateur inquiring... By Melissa Studach

New CEO is transforming Frette from linens to lifestyle

weekly feature | August 22, 2018
Emerging wellness trends and the rise of direct-to-consumer ecommerce players have contributed to the $22 billion home textiles market. This summer marked the launch of the first-ever Sleep Show, a three-day expo expected to present nearly 200 sleep product manufacturers. Now more than ever, bra... By Melissa Studach

How Nicole Gibbons went from blogger to VC darling

boh podcast | August 17, 2018
Given the chance to describe interior designer Nicole Gibbons using one paint-color name from her new digitally native paint company, one would be pretty spot on in selecting Seize the Gray. The Detroit-born designer has been chasing her business goals—be it at a PR firm, design studio, televisi... By Melissa Studach

Furniture brand Seasonal Living launches eponymous digital mag

digital disruptors | August 14, 2018
Indoor and outdoor furniture source Seasonal Living has launched a digital magazine. Debuted last month at Las Vegas Market, the bimonthly Seasonal Living Magazine will cover lifestyle content ranging from decor and entertaining to food and travel. The premiere cover of Seasonal Living M... By Melissa Studach
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