The National Retail Federation says retail industry employment in June increased by 50,200 jobs over the same period last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop from May of 25,800. The numbers exclude auto dealers, gas stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs over May, according to the Labor Department.
Privately held American Furniture Warehouse expects to start construction in the fall on its store/warehouse in Katy, TX., according to a company spokesperson. The facility will be approximately 500,000 square feet and is expected to open in fall 2019.
Wayfair recently launched Archie & Oscar, an exclusive line of furniture and household accessories for pets. Available now at Wayfair in the U.S. and Canada, there are more than 500 items in the line ranging from outdoor chaise lounges and murphy beds to toy storage containers.
Pottery Barn kids and PB teen has partnered with Liberty London Fabrics, a renowned British print design and textile house, to unveil kids, nursery and teen home décor collections. The collections will feature a total of seven hand-drawn Liberty prints used for the first time on furniture, bedding, decorative accessories, wall art, nursery essentials and gear.
Nick May, an internationally recognized expert on the ins and outs of product design will moderate an afternoon panel at DesignEDGE, presented by the Educational Foundation of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) on the opening day of the Las Vegas Summer Market, July 29-Aug 2.
Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) has announced 10 winners of the fourth annual ANDYZ design awards, a program created in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to spotlight the year’s best from western-based interior designers, architects and design students.
Founded in 2016, Dusk Motion a revolutionary objects of lighting company, has announced their highly anticipated entrance into the home automation market with the introduction of their first product, Dusk One. Embedding cutting edge Artificial Intelligence technology into their products, Dusk Motion’s lamps offer a luxurious twist on smart home living.