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A Foot in the Door

business of home | March 16, 2018
Enticing designers to leave the comfort of their Aeron chairs to shop in showrooms has never been more difficult. Design centers are finding new ways to sweeten the experience.  Free lunch does exist—it’s available every day, in fact—at the Denver Design District. The meal, hosted daily by a ... By Kaitlin Petersen

Design's Disruptors

business of home | March 16, 2018
As they build networks, transform business models and seek new ways to bring product to market, these trailblazers show us where innovation is simmering and offer a firsthand look at what’s next. The future of design has never looked brighter. Girl Power ... By Taylor Barker, Katy B. Olson, Kaitlin Petersen & Melissa Studach


business of home | March 16, 2018
This just in: The season's newest showrooms and storefronts.  Los Angeles Knoll opened its second retail location, Knoll Home Design Shop—a 4,000-square-foot Johnston Marklee–designed space in hand-polished gray terrazzo inspired by northern Italian architecture from the 1950s and 1960s. Th... By Staff

Knock It Off!

business of home | March 16, 2018
One of the hazards of innovation is having your great idea stolen. Industry experts unpack the legal protections for designers when copycat products hit the market, the ethical issues at stake, and the far-ranging impact of counterfeits. If Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone chair had but one wish, it... By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans

The Scoop: Top Stories of the Season

business of home | March 16, 2018
From a major Houzz acquisition and some magazine drama to new funding for design startups, here are the juiciest bites from the Editor at Large news desk. 1 | Havenly and Homepolish step up their games Online design services aren’t going anywhere: Havenly plans to expand its staff and invest... By Staff

Feed Faves

business of home | March 16, 2018
Posing for Scale @kellywearstler A self-portrait with the Pop commode @alexdrewandnoone Alex Rosenhaus poses behind the Simplex Hydrangea mirror, next to Etagere No. 1 When in Paris @sophiedow House Beautiful’s EIC Sophie Donelson, caught matching the bullion fringe and banq... By Staff

Brooklyn Bound

business of home | March 16, 2018
Manhattan may be top of mind as you make your itinerary for NYCxDesign, the 13-day citywide celebration of furniture and home decor. But for those with an adventurous streak, Mike D’s hometown offers something a little different. Here’s the scoop on three must-see destinations.  Exterior ... By Taylor Barker

The New 'It' Category

business of home | March 16, 2018
With nearly 80 percent of U.S. households enjoying outdoor space, it’s no surprise that the International Casual Furnishings Association expects the outdoor furnishings category to gross $5.5 billion by 2021. We turned to the brand standard-bearers for an inside look at the top-performing SKUs a... By Staff

Q&A: What tech innovations have transformed your workday?

business of home | March 16, 2018
Gearing Up “The tool that has changed our design accuracy and presentation clarity the most has been the use of virtual reality goggles. When we put the Samsung Gear VR device on our clients, they are immediately immersed in the space—there are no longer any unknowns left up to inter... By Staff

How new furniture brands are bringing the fast-fashion ethos into the home

business of home | December 22, 2017
With the advent of fast fashion, clothing became on-trend, affordable—and ultimately disposable. Now, a new breed of quick-ship ventures is using that same model to upend the furniture industry. Fast furniture is a relatively recent phenomenon—a late-20th-century exercise in encouraging consu... By Jorge S. Arango
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