E-commerce sales from furniture and home furnishings stores doubled from 2004 to 2014, but still represented less than 1% of furniture store volume, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
West Elm, the fast-growing Williams-Sonoma (WSM) brand, announced it is expanding into the hospitality industry and will open West Elm Hotels in five cities beginning in late 2018.
Leather upholstery major Natuzzi (NTZ) said sales fell 7.7% in the quarter ended June 30, but the company slashed its net loss by more than 75%.
ART, the creative home furnishings network, and the Interior Design Society (IDS) will hold their first-ever joint conference in May, featuring programming and social events aimed at both membership segments.
Area rug and accessories supplier Nourison has added Sandy Bone and James McNally to its sales team and named Emma O’Keefe as art director.
The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, representatives and designers at a gala awards celebration at the Chicago Field Museum this week during Casual Market Chicago.
CEO of International Market Centers, Robert Maricich will serve as Keynote and co-host of the annual American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Awards slated for October 24.