In an effort to assist its customers in understanding and accessing financial aid opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers’ (IMC) legal and government affairs team is offering summaries of key government relief programs. The synopses detail eligibility and provisions and provide links to applications.
Dallas Market Center, home of the twice annual global trade event Lightovation, has announced that the June 24-27 edition of the show has been canceled amid continuing Coronavirus concerns. The show draws exhibitors representing top brands, retail buyers and other lighting professionals from around the world to review and place orders for lighting in all interior and exterior categories as well as ceiling fans.
During this work from home time, ART (Accessories Resource Team), the creative home furnishings network, will launch a new virtual series called ARTful Wednesdays.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the community in the New England area and around the country, the dates for the Luxury Home Design Summit have been moved to Monday, Oct. 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the Chatham Bars Inn Resort in Chatham, MA.
Philadelphia native and design specialist Jimmy DeLaurentis, offers hope that after spending weeks inside their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the market for interior design services and home furnishings will surge as consumers will look to upgrade their interior spaces. In addition to his interior design practice, DeLaurentis is founder of JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis, a private label collection of luxurious upholstery, pet beds and candles.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the ASID Government & Public Affairs (GPA) Department have been working with elected leaders and Washington D.C. policy stakeholders to secure relief for the design and construction industry, and, specifically, the thousands of small businesses and sole practitioner interior designer firms and firm employees represented by the Society.
Although Salone del Mobile.Milano has been postponed to April 2021, the world's largest furniture fair is still utilizing the power of design to bring the world together during these pressing times.