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.
The 45th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou) will now be held in a single edition, running July 27 – 30, 2020.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority has announced it is expanding the Fall Market dates in an effort to spread out attendance and account for expected reduced capacity requirements for showrooms and buildings. Fall Market will now take place over nine days from October 13 – 21, 2020.
As International Market Centers (IMC) enters Phase Two of its Atlanta NEXT initiative, another 12 home décor brands are scheduled to open new showrooms at the Summer 2020 Atlanta Market.
Norwalk Furniture has identified four emerging color and textile trends for the summer of 2020. From soft rose and blue colorways that echo a casual vibe to mixed browns that play up spice tones, the four themes have emerged through the company’s industry-leading forecasting process.
H Contract, a division of Hooker Furniture and supplier of upholstered seating and case goods for the senior living market, is entering the tablet and power source seating category. Adding new functionality to its product line, the integrated swivel tablet arms provide convenient worksurfaces for laptops, tablets, books and beverages, while USB capabilities provide charging conveniences that are incorporated into the design of the chairs.
The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) has launched an initiative in light of the economic downturn the coronavirus has wrought, to help the industry re-emerge and flourish. A new “Career Advancement Committee” will be listing job openings and also hosting programs on job search and networking.