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How Kravet sells a chair for under $1,000 without diluting its brand

industry insider | January 18, 2019
When designers started reporting to Kravet that clients were pushing back on price, the situation presented a challenge: could the brand make a chair for under $1,000 and stay Kravet? VP of furniture Maria Parasugo has answers. By Fred Nicolaus

O. Henry House to debut 30th anniversary designer collaboration

industry insider | January 17, 2019
After recently becoming president of North Carolina–based furniture manufacturer O. Henry House, Laura Gregory talks with BOH about legacy, tradition and looking to the future as she keeps the upholstery brand relevant. By Robyn Smith

Sandow to take over operations for NYCxDesign in 2020

industry insider | January 10, 2019
This morning, the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced that the brand will take over operations for the NYCxDesign festival starting in 2020. By Robyn Smith

Designers on the tidiness trend and Marie Kondo’s new show

industry insider | January 10, 2019
When Marie Kondo’s book hit the American market in 2014, it ignited a revolution of tidying up. Now, the organizational guru has her own Netflix show, and minimalism is entrenched in our culture. Designers weigh in on how the decluttering frenzy has transformed the home industry. By Robyn Smith

IKEA is betting on cellulose. What does it mean for the future of fabric?

industry insider | January 7, 2019
IKEA has partnered with H&M, Swedish inventor Lars Stiggson and Finnish pulping conglomerate Stora Enso on TreeToTextile, a ventureto develop a sustainable wood-based fiber. Now the project has moved out of the test phase and into production By Fred Nicolaus

With a new executive team in place, what’s next for B&B Italia?

industry insider | January 4, 2019
The appointments come on the heels of several changes for the Italian house of brands, including the addition of Armin Broger as CEO, the acquisition of legacy Italian furniture brand Azucena, and the inclusion of B&B Italia and its brands into the recently launched holdings group International Design Group. By Mel Studach

Everything we know so far about Williams-Sonoma v. Amazon

industry insider | December 21, 2018
Williams-Sonoma is taking Amazon to court over the claim that one of Amazon’s private label collections, Rivet, was selling nearly identical product to some popular West Elm furnishings. The suit also contains claims of dilution and unfair competition. By Robyn Smith
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