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IMC Enters Phase Two of Atlanta NEXT Initiative

As International Market Centers (IMC) enters Phase Two of its Atlanta NEXT initiative, another 12 home décor brands are scheduled to open new showrooms at the Summer 2020 Atlanta Market.

Norwalk Furniture Forecasts Four Textile Trends Gaining Momentum for Summer

Norwalk Furniture has identified four emerging color and textile trends for the summer of 2020. From soft rose and blue colorways that echo a casual vibe to mixed browns that play up spice tones, the four themes have emerged through the company’s industry-leading forecasting process.

H Contract Makes Debut in New Category for Senior Living Spaces

H Contract, a division of Hooker Furniture and supplier of upholstered seating and case goods for the senior living market, is entering the tablet and power source seating category. Adding new functionality to its product line, the integrated swivel tablet arms provide convenient worksurfaces for laptops, tablets, books and beverages, while USB capabilities provide charging conveniences that are incorporated into the design of the chairs.

IFDA NY Chapter Establishes “Career Advancement Committee” to Help Design Industry Re-Emerge and Flourish

The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) has launched an initiative in light of the economic downturn the coronavirus has wrought, to help the industry re-emerge and flourish. A new “Career Advancement Committee” will be listing job openings and also hosting programs on job search and networking.

Ultrasuede Delivers Fresh Content Virtually to Interior Designers

Ultrasuede, the trademark for the luxury high-performance fabric created and manufactured by Japan-based Toray International, kicks off a new series of virtual programming aimed at the professional interior designer, including two webinars and an Instagram Live event featuring Charlotte, NC-based designer Lisa Mende.

High Point Virtual Market Experience Has Successful First Week

The first week of International Market Centers’ (IMC) High Point Virtual Market Experience offered content and community for the industry – with hundreds of participants logging-into six webinars and thousands of visitors sourcing and discovering products and a digital audience generating funds for City of Hope. Week two offerings, running May 18 – 22, include a Virtual Showhouse debut, another eight information-rich webinars and continued product discovery and online sourcing through IMC’s Catalog Connexion.

Precision Textiles Develops First Hygienic Upholstery Testing Kit

Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has developed a hygienic upholstery testing kit designed to keep customers safe while they shop.

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