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.
In its most recent press release, the American Mattress Alliance (AMA) has estimated a minimum of 12,000 U.S. jobs would be lost if the ITC antidumping case against seven countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Serbia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia rules in favor of the petitioners. The petition was filed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a point which is highly criticized by the AMA.
Upholstery manufacturer Sam Moore is launching a series of year-long initiatives to celebrate its 80th anniversary with the local community, its employees and its customers.
Calif.-based bedding manufacturer Ortho Mattress has announced it has reconfigured a factory in Phoenix, Arizona and is now producing 1,000 non-medical facemasks per day for essential workers.