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Brooklyn-designed textiles find a home online

digital disruptors | July 20, 2018
Designer Michele Dopp of Fabric & Steel is entering the e-commerce game. Among the launching products—which are grouped into “Custom” and “Collected” categories—are 40-by-40-inch oversize floor pillows rendered in a wool/linen stonewashed blend; ceramics made by her brother, artist Michael D... By Katy B. Olson

Instagram-powered Bright.Bazaar Collection makes its real-life debut

digital disruptors | July 19, 2018
Will Taylor, the British influencer behind the Bright.Bazaar blog and Instagram account, launched a line for grandinroad this week. Comprising living room, dining room, entry and home office furniture, the 40-piece Bright.Bazaar Collection also includes tabletop and wall decor, lamps, pillows, t... By Katy B. Olson

Joybird will be acquired by La-Z-Boy

digital disruptors | July 17, 2018
The midcentury modern, millennial-focused e-commerce furniture retailer and manufacturer Joybird will become a wholly owned subsidiary of La-Z-Boy in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Joybird had reported annual revenue last year of approximately $55 million. Terms of the acquisition haven’t ye... By Katy B. Olson

How designers can help families separated at the border

digital disruptors | July 9, 2018
Designer Laura Kirar, who lives between Brooklyn and Mexico, took to Instagram earlier in the month to raise funds for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in the wake of the United States’ zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has resulted in more than 2,300 children being separa... By Katy B. Olson

Are you High Point’s next Style Spotter?

east coast edition | June 29, 2018
The High Point Market Authority is currently seeking submissions for its 2019 team of Style Spotters. The group of eight “home fashion leaders” will be tasked with spotting and sharing top trends from spring and fall Market. Each team is selected from the industry’s top designers and influencers... By Katy B. Olson

Interior Define goes to dine

digital disruptors | June 28, 2018
Joining Interior Define’s line of sofa, bed and chair collections, a new dining line offers three chair styles and a table, in varied finishes and materials. The brand, which was built online and is now found off the web—with showrooms in its headquarters city of Chicago, as well as Los Angeles,... By Katy B. Olson

Here’s why Alessi and (RED) are teaming up (again)

digital disruptors | June 25, 2018
Alessi is upping its involvement in the fight against AIDS. Continuing a partnership with with (RED) that began in 2015, the brand is also supporting the EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES: The Ultimate Food Fight Against AIDS campaign, running through the end of this month, with a number of events designed t... By Katy B. Olson

Vicente Wolf and Sean Low team up on a mind-meets-spirit initiative

digital disruptors | June 25, 2018
Blending business and self-help, The VW Collective, an initiative being brought to life this month by interior designer Vicente Wolf and business consultant Sean Low, will provide interior designers with mentorship, support and resources for their businesses. The group, which will meet via telec... By Katy B. Olson

Behind DECASO’s 'reproduction ban'

digital disruptors | June 21, 2018
Launched last week, DECASO’s new Authenticity Policy formally bans reproductions of notable designs, both to help “combat fakes and inauthentic pieces” as well as to facilitate “trust and transparency” on the site. The policy, says the marketplace, is the first of its kind among competitor sites... By Katy B. Olson

How the Campana Brothers do bedding

digital disruptors | June 19, 2018
Luxe Brazilian brand Trousseau—which counts among its collaborators the noted Campana Brothers design team—is entering the U.S. market. One of Trousseau's best-selling designs; courtesy Trousseau The brand's bedding, bath and personal products, which previously were available solel... By Katy B. Olson
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