Bedding Industries of America has announced its original company’s founder, Gerald Gershaw, has died at the age of 95. Gershaw was the founder of Therapedic International and its first plant in North Brunswick, N.J., which subsequently was transitioned to Stuart Carlitz in 2001.
Online mattress producer Purple (NASDAQ: PRPL) has announced its partnership with furniture and mattress retailer Raymour & Flanigan.
Morris Furniture Co., Inc. has announced two new Morris Home showrooms opening this Spring at Dayton, Ohio area malls.
Milan’s Salone del Mobile, one of the world’s largest furniture fairs, is being postponed due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Italy, according to several news reports. Scheduled to take place from April 21-26, the event will now be held June 16-21 at the Rho Fiera Milano fairground.
The High Point Market Authority has announced its Keynote Series lineup for Spring Market, April 25-29, 2020. This season’s educational series features multiple industry experts and influencers, including global style icon and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr.
The Educational Foundation (EF) of IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association, will be accepting applications between March 1 and March 31, 2020, for nine scholarships that will be awarded this year. Since the early years of this 73-year-old global design industry alliance, EF has awarded scholarships to high-achieving design students as well as grants to talented professionals, internationally. This year the scholarships available total $18,000.
Ultra-luxury mattress company Saatva has introduced a new trade program dedicated to supporting designers and their clients, by offering premium quality products at a down-to-earth price. The collaboration turns a previously non designer-friendly category into a hassle-free opportunity for interior designers.