The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2019 Research Grants. This program exists to infiltrate research into practice by funding projects that result in actionable design principles, guidelines, and/or tools that are developed into an educational resource for designers to apply in their design projects.
Luxury organic sleep products manufacturer OMI has launched a design trade program that allows qualified professionals to obtain trade pricing with no minimum order on the company’s website. The move extends the company’s reach into the growing, professional design trade segment.
H Contract, a supplier of contract-grade upholstered seating and case goods will expand into the hospitality sector as the company makes its debut at the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair, Nov. 10 – 11 at the Jacob. K. Javits Center in New York.
The world’s largest permanent showcase of seasonal and faux botanical merchandise expands in January 2020 with two new showroom debuts and five major expansions and relocations set to open for The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 14-21, 2020. These gains, together with 11 renewals, represent nearly 80,000 square feet of updates for the Seasonal/Gift category.
A.R.T. Furniture, a Markor company that designs and manufactures whole-home collections in case goods, upholstery and outdoor, has named Jeff Young as its new CEO, replacing Jeff Cook who has stepped down for personal reasons.
Kevin O’Connor, former president and CEO of Samson Marketing/ Samson Holding, has received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the American Home Furnishings Alliance, the organization’s highest honor.
Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) has announced the appointment of Robert Riesbeck as CEO and director, effective Nov. 5.