Ikea, the word’s biggest furniture brand, will temporarily close all 50 store locations across the U.S. as well as the Ikea Planning Studio in Manhattan. The decision was made by Ikea leadership as a pre-cautionary measure due to the rapidly evolving novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to growing concern and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendation on large-scale events, the May NYCxDESIGN festival has been suspended. Instead programming will be presented this October, timed to align with a month of significant design events planned across the city, such as the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum’s National Design Week, Archtober, the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), and Open House New York Weekend. The NYCxDESIGN Awards program will continue to honor the design community in May, as planned, with virtual programming followed by a fall live event.
Due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, theMART, along with key industry stakeholders, have made the decision to postpone NeoCon 2020, originally scheduled for June 8-10, in Chicago.
International Market Centers (IMC) has released its schedule of seminars, tours and hospitality events for Spring 2020 High Point Market, April 25-29. With nearly 40 seminars and events, buyers and designers attending High Point Market will have the opportunity to network with peers, learn about the latest industry trends and earn CEU credits.
Growth and diversification of its Commercial Design collection continues at AmericasMart Atlanta with the opening of a new, 1,500+ square foot showroom for Sherwin-Williams. With the addition of the paint company and its flooring partner Shaw Industries, the Building 1, Floor 5 Commercial Design showrooms now offer 100+ hospitality and contract product lines.
After a successful debut of Design Retreat, Kim Radovich, principal of Kim Radovich Interiors and former ASID NY Metro president, has announced that her second professional workshop will take place June 4-5 at Harbor Hill Estate on Long Island, NY.
Polywood, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture, has announced the launch of the Ocean Chair as part of its new Wave Collection of outdoor furniture. Each heirloom-quality chair will save 1,000 single-use plastic containers from the ocean, which are sourced from around the world via partners like The Plastic Bank. This kicks off Polywood’s commitment to recycle 1 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic into its furniture line by 2021.