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Furniture and Furnishings

Bargain furniture store owner goes against trend

Posted on 4 Feb 2015 In: furniture

Bargain furniture store owner goes against trendNews from Pocono Record:

Jamie Kalch opened Better Homes & Bargains last May 11 in Tannersville. It was also Mother’s Day.

“That had personal meaning for me,” she recalled recently. She was sitting on a couch in the store, which sells used furniture, dishes, linens, blankets and assorted household items. “I’d done my job as a mother. It was turning a page in a chapter of my book.”

Better Homes & Bargains is located on Route 611 in the DePue Plaza. During its days as a [...] Continue Reading…

Seen At 11: Name Your Price When Buying Furniture, Electronics With New …News from CBS Local:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Everyone loves a bargain now, there are websites where they say a good deal is pretty much guaranteed because you—the consumer—names their price.
As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reports, savings are upwards of 30 or even 50 percent.
“There really is a secret out there and the secret is if you ask for a lower price, you can probably get it,” Joe Marrapodi said, founder of Greentoe.
The art of the haggle is alive [...] Continue Reading…

Flint man sleeps through burglary as living room furniture taken from homeNews from MLive.com:
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FLINT, MI — A Flint man slept through a burglary that left him without living  room furniture, according to a police report.
The 24-year-old told police that he woke up around noon Monday, Dec. 29, to find his front and side doors open. His love seat, couch, surround sound system and 42-inch flat-screen TV were all missing from the home, he reported to police.
There are no suspects, and no arrests have been [...] Continue Reading…

Germany unveils new trends in furniture design

Posted on 21 Jan 2015 In: furniture

Germany unveils new trends in furniture designNews from Deutsche Welle:The international furniture fair IMM Cologne has opened its doors in the Rhineland metropolis. And the new major trend this year? Comfort and coziness.
“Women love pillows, men prefer clear-cut forms.” That, in a nutshell, is the result of a study on interior design recently undertaken by the Hamburg-based Otto-Versand, a leading German online department store. And if you want proof you’ll find it at the IMM Cologne furniture fair, where around 1,300 exhibitors from 50 countries are presenting approximately 100,000 [...] Continue Reading…

Former legislator buys closed science firm’s Waldoboro building for furniture …News from Bangor Daily News:
WALDOBORO, Maine — Dow Furniture co-owner Dana Dow is planning to purchase the former Science Source building in Waldoboro and with it aims to expand not only the business’s discount furniture showroom space but its customer reach as well.
“I’m buying it,” Dana Dow, a former legislator, said Jan. 8, referring to the industrial space located directly across Route 1 from Dow Furniture. He co-owns the business with his wife, Lisa Dow.
According to Dow, he and [...] Continue Reading…

Furniture Design Store Moves Out Of Bethesda

Posted on 20 Jan 2015 In: furniture

Furniture Design Store Moves Out Of BethesdaNews from Bethesda Now:
Design Within Reach, a national design store that occupied a large showroom in Woodmont Triangle, has left its Bethesda location.
Bethesda Magazine first reported the news. A sign on the now vacant showroom space at 4828 St Elmo Avenue advises customers that the location has moved to its Georgetown location on M Street.
The Connecticut-based company opened the Bethesda and Georgetown stores in 2004.
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Entrepreneur turns passion into custom furniture business

Posted on 19 Jan 2015 In: furniture

Entrepreneur turns passion into custom furniture businessNews from Nooga.com:

This is a custom-made kitchen island from WoodTryst. (Photo: Contributed)

Craftsman and entrepreneur Brad Pentiah has a passion for designing and building furniture that he and his wife, Karenza, have turned into a business called WoodTryst. 
“I’ve always enjoyed doing furniture, and whenever my wife saw some of the stuff I built, she said, ‘We should do this as a company,’” Brad said. 
The idea for the business began when the couple couldn’t find what they wanted for their young daughter’s bed. 
“We had looked for a [...] Continue Reading…

Tinsel & Timber breaks into furniture design

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 In: furniture

Tinsel & Timber breaks into furniture designNews from The Homer Horizon (subscription):
For Homer Glen-based manufacturer Tinsel & Timber, business is only getting bigger and better.
In October 2013, business owners and husband/wife duo Ryan and Lauren Granger launched a Kickstarter campaign for a wooden tray designed to hold a smartphone while it charged, as well as hold jewelry, keys and other knickknacks. With 55 backers, the product surpassed its $ 7,000 goal. 
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Seaweed: Latest on-trend fabric in furniture design

Posted on 15 Jan 2015 In: furniture

Seaweed: Latest on-trend fabric in furniture designNews from Hindustan Times:

By combining seaweed and paper, two Danish designers have created a tough and durable material out of which they made a chair and a lamp. (AFP)

Two Danish designers, Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt, have unveiled “The Terroir Project,” consisting of pieces made from a new material developed from seaweed and paper.

Comprising a chair (photo below) and a lamp, the idea started as a research project into local materials.
By combining seaweed and paper, Edvard and Steenfatt created a tough and durable [...] Continue Reading…

Two local furniture designers compete for top prize on Spike TV’s ‘Framework’News from cleveland.com:Who will you root for on ‘Framework,’ Jason Radcliffe or Freddy Hill? Tell us in the comments.
Lakewood furniture designer Freddy Hill is among the top-aspiring furniture designers competing on “Framework,” premiering at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 on Spike TV. Spike TV 
LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood furniture designer Freddy Hill doesn’t own a television. The entire trend of reality-competition TV shows happened without him. Yet, when he joined “Framework,” a new competition show for top aspiring furniture [...] Continue Reading…