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Furniture and Furnishings

The simplicity & practicality of Furniture Design

Posted on 9 Apr 2015 In: furniture

The simplicity & practicality of Furniture DesignNews from Jakarta Post:Lueur by Desinere and Tinge – JP/Novia D. Rulistia
The simplicity and functionality of design were highlighted in the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2015, putting young Asian designers at the forefront of the business.
A total of 487 exhibitors from 39 countries participated in the annual fair from March 13 to 16, which was part of the second staging of Singapore Design Week.Twenty rising Asian designers were given the center stage of the Singapore Expo Hall 4, displaying their designs in [...] Continue Reading…

Spike TV Furniture Designer BK Ellison Talks About Design’s PowerNews from woodworkingnetwork.com:
CHICAGO, IL  — Each week on Framework, Spike TV’s furniture design competition series, Chicago furniture designer Brian K. Ellison competed to design and build an artistic and functional furniture piece from unexpected materials in a 24-hour time period.
Ellison will share his take on design during the Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo April 14-16, at the Schaumburg, IL Renaissance convention center. Attendees at the all-day conference can hear Ellison Tuesday April 14 in a “Power of Design” panel discussion, and [...] Continue Reading…

Here’s how you can find a bathroom, or a living room, on the streets of New YorkNews from PRI:

Listen to the Story.
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Picture this: A man with a mustache reading the newspaper in a blue bathtub. A girl unwrapping a rocking horse on Christmas morning. A little boy gazing down despairingly at the bed he just wet. These aren’t scenes from a movie, but they are sets — sets built in the street from discarded furniture, populated by actors, and created by a pair of Wes Anderson fans from Brooklyn.
“Initially [...] Continue Reading…

Tory Burch’s Ex&Husband Is Now Selling Office FurnitureNews from Co.Design:
Innovation Engine

I’ve never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested, with close-cut salt-and-pepper hair, Nicolau jumps to action at the sight of a dismantled Poppin desk lying in pieces on the floor.
“Want to do an assembly real quick?” he asks Jeff Miller, vice president of design. “We’ll show you how it works.”
We’re standing in a makeshift photography studio at Poppin’s Manhattan headquarters; to the left, camera flashes bounce [...] Continue Reading…

Maine furniture maker captures curve appeal at design show

Posted on 26 Mar 2015 In: furniture

Maine furniture maker captures curve appeal at design showNews from Press Herald:Maine-based furniture designer Matt Hutton’s series of tables is an example of the circles, curves and arcs that were strong design trends at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show. The Associated Press/Studio 24b
NEW YORK – Curves have been all over the fashion and celebrity magazines, and are finding their way into design and décor too.
“They’re sensuous and inviting,” New York designer Barry Goralnick said at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, held this month. “Curved sofas that [...] Continue Reading…

This is How You Live in a Small Space

Posted on 26 Mar 2015 In: furniture

This is How You Live in a Small SpaceNews from LAist:
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Don’t let a small space discourage you when looking for your next apartment. Additional space means nothing if it provides little function, which is why you’ll be amazed at what creative potential can be found in smaller living spaces. Even if your decorating options seem limited by landlord laws and rental agreements, here are some ideas that might make you rethink a space’s potential.
1. Consider Open StorageIf “limited” is a nice way [...] Continue Reading…

Haven: Filling 1835 home with light, recycled furniture

Posted on 22 Mar 2015 In: furniture

Haven: Filling 1835 home with light, recycled furnitureNews from Philly.com:
By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Posted: March 15, 2015
Living in an 1835 Society Hill townhouse might spur some people to decorate to suit that period.
Not Yvonne Novak and Aaron Weindling, who say they don’t want to fill their 180-year-old home on South Seventh Street with Chippendale furniture and wingback chairs.
“It is our home and not a museum. Antique sofas are hard to find, expensive, and not very comfortable,” Novak says. “We have chosen to adopt a combination of previously [...] Continue Reading…

In home design, learn where to splurge, where to save

Posted on 21 Mar 2015 In: furniture

In home design, learn where to splurge, where to saveNews from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
When most of us are designing the spaces in our home, we have a wonderful vision of what we want our rooms to look like. But, alas, we also have budgets. I’ve learned from designing my own homes that you can get the high-style look you’re dreaming of without going over budget.
Here’s my trick: Splurge and save.
My friend Cynthia, whose well-appointed homes are featured in my books, is the queen of this design-savvy technique: Splurge on [...] Continue Reading…

Firm creates custom furniture from pallets

Posted on 18 Mar 2015 In: furniture

Firm creates custom furniture from palletsNews from Dallas Morning News:

Brandon Wade/Special Contributor
Kevin Rennels cuts a piece of metal for use as a table leg at PalletSmart in Fort Worth. Co-owners Rennels and John Zaskoda create a variety of custom furnishings from donated and recycled wood pallets and other materials.

Pallet furniture. The words might conjure up images of Pinterest crafts, but John Zaskoda and Kevin Rennels of Fort Worth-based PalletSmart are giving the DIY project a fresh face by creating covetable, clean-lined furnishings now found in some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s [...] Continue Reading…

Jim Adams steps down as Fine Furniture Design president

Posted on 17 Mar 2015 In: furniture

Jim Adams steps down as Fine Furniture Design presidentNews from Furniture Today:

Had been in post for 2 years, with company for 8

Thomas Russell – Furniture Today, March 16, 2015

Jim Adams

HIGH POINT — Case goods manufacturer Fine Furniture Design has announced that Jim Adams is stepping down as president.
The company did not reveal details about his departure.
“During his eight years with Fine Furniture Design, Jim has excelled in every role he has assumed, from product development, marketing and his latest role as president,” said Fine Furniture Group President Brian Ohlrich. “He [...] Continue Reading…