Casual furniture supplier Agio-USA has named Doug DeFouw senior vice president of product design.
Julia Chappell has assumed marketing leadership duties for the Chicago Merchandise Mart's Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, premarket and day-to-day marketing duties for the industry's permanent showrooms.
Outdoor lifestyle, furnishings and home décor supplier Woods International has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Drew and Jonathan Scott—hosts of HGTV's television series "Property Brothers", "Brother vs. Brother" and "Buying & Selling".
High-end outdoor furniture vendors Gloster and Dedon have teamed to form a new company, DK Furniture Brands, that will own and promote both brands.
AmericasMart continues to expand casual furniture mix, with a growing of manufacturers is broadening the outdoor segment to accommodate dual buyer and exhibitor demand at January's Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.
Outdoor furniture vendor Uwharrie Chair Co. has a new collection through a licensing partnership with North Carolina artist William Mangum.
Luxury outdoor furniture source Brown Jordan has entered into a licensing agreement with Backyard America to develop and market a collection of high quality, stylish outdoor shade structures.