These brands are transforming Middle Eastern design

international | March 13, 2019
Although the Middle East has traditionally been known for opulence and luxury, local brands are reinterpreting that heritage, turning the aesthetic on its head with minimalist pieces that honor their regional roots. By Nikhita Mahtani

Design Shanghai’s director on what it takes to make it in China

international | February 25, 2019
Design Shanghai is Asia’s biggest design event, with over 400 exhibitors and 70,000 guests attending the four-day event. We asked show director Zhuo Tan about the show’s growth, new Chinese designers to follow, and what it takes for an American brand to make it in China. By Fred Nicolaus

The secret to attracting millennials in India

international | February 20, 2019
The juxtaposition of modern contemporary furniture with traditional Indian motifs serves as the basis of the design studio’s aesthetic. By Nikhita Mahtani

The story behind Paris Déco Off’s signature lanterns

international | January 11, 2019
European flax-linen and hemp confederation Masters of Linen hung the first strand of textile-covered lanterns in Paris in 2013. Today, the sight is a signature of Paris Déco Off, which celebrates its 10th edition this month. By Mel Studach

Canada’s design scene is primed for American manufacturers

international | December 14, 2018
A country where things used to be “very beige,” Canada is now a cosmopolitan destination with a blossoming design scene. Phillip Jeffries recently launched an operation there, and is a study in the challenges and rewards for American companies heading north. By Fred Nicolaus

How design may help reverse India’s environmental crisis

international | December 7, 2018
From Ikea to independent manufacturers, designers in India are using eco-friendly innovation to fight pollution—but it remains to be seen whether the relatively new movement will have a lasting impact. By Nikhita Mahtani
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