The pandemic has accelerated vital shifts across culture and business—including the design industry’s traditional approach to trade shows. BOH checked in with designers and market leaders who are spearheading a new approach to industry events.
Even as drawn-out lead times continue to plague the home industry, not all brands are suffering. BOH checked in with leaders at companies that are capitalizing on the challenges of the moment to find success.
In 2014, the decline in retail led North Carolina ceramics brand Haand to pivot to hospitality. In 2020, the company was forced to change course again. Founders Chris Pence and Mark Warren explain how COVID revived their D2C strategy.
After four years of tortured negotiations, Brexit finally happened in January. BOH checked in with brands and experts to find out how the long-awaited political event is impacting the design industry on a day-to-day basis.
Before the pandemic, convertible furniture was something of a novelty. But with the home taking center stage in 2020, people are expecting more flexibility from their home furnishings. These two brands are ready to help.
With 2021 trade shows on hold, Kohler is testing the waters of virtual programming, hosting a February summit called Kohler@Home. Can a digital version of the brand’s tactile product make the same splash?
In our weekly roundup, the first woman AIA president in New York since 1931 and an interactive history of wallpaper. Read on for these announcements and more that are crossing the BOH news desk this week.