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Hooker’s Contract Division Taps Mark Craven for VP Sales and Merchandising

H Contract, Hooker Furniture’s contract division and supplier of upholstered seating and case goods for the senior living market, has tapped industry veteran Mark Craven for the new position of vice president of sales and merchandising. The move is part of a reorganization of its sales management, marketing and product development operations in an effort to accelerate sales growth.

Marc-Michaels Interior Design Lands on Top 100 Giants List Again

Marc-Michaels Interior Design has received the honor of being included in Interior Design Magazine's 2020 "Top 100 Giants" for the 21st year in a row. Marc-Michaels was also named the 2nd largest U.S. interior design firm in Interior Design Magazine's "Top Residential Giants."

Summer Atlanta Market Readies to Help Industry Get Back to Business During Recovery

Atlanta Market is ready to kick off the summer market season with new dates and a modified format that will allow retailers and designers to source needed new product during their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 summer market will be staged August 13-18, 2020 at AmericasMart  Atlanta, with buying across its complete product collection alongside new enhanced safety protocols. 

Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK Program Opens for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK trends program, which will showcase design and color trends through two 30-minute, CEU-accredited webinars presented in advance of the Summer 2020 Market, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2020. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit their best-selling or new introductions in furniture, gift and home décor products for consideration by Friday, June 12.

Sonneman Lighting Expands Leadership Team

Sonneman—A Way of Light, a pioneer in sophisticated, contemporary lighting, has expanded its leadership team with the promotion of two senior-level team members. Gray Sessoms, formerly director of sales at Sonneman, has been promoted to vice president of sales. Additionally, Matthew Sonneman has been promoted from director of sales and market development to vice president of business development.

Las Vegas Design Center Continues ‘First Friday’ Program Digitally During Pandemic

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” programming continues online while the World Market Center Las Vegas’ campus is closed to the public due to COVID-19. The June webinar, taking place from 10 - 11 a.m. (PT) on Friday, June 5, features a discussion with industry expert Leslie Carothers, principal of Savour Partnership, on how to utilize digital channels to generate income.

ISFD Announces Winners of Innovation + Design Competition

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) has announced 12 winners in the inaugural Innovation + Design Competition. 26 professional and student finalists compete for the Best of Show and Category Winner distinctions. The juried and curated competition was open to ISFD members as well as members of the professional Maker/Designer community and post-secondary students.

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