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ITA Sets Revised Dates for Spring Showtime Market, Coincides with New High Point Market Dates

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) has moved the dates of its upcoming Spring Showtime Market to June 12-16, in response to the COVID-19 situation. The new dates coincide with the recently revised dates for the Spring High Point Market set for June 12-14, and gives attendees the opportunity to attend both major events in one trip.

Norwalk Furniture Announces Plans for New Initiatives for Spring Introductions

Custom upholstered furniture manufacturer Norwalk Furniture is responding to the needs of its clients, partners and affiliates through a combination of initiatives in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the postponement of the High Point Market. The programs include plans to creatively support its customers in new ways, including a variety of virtual initiatives to launch its new product introductions this spring.

Dallas Market Center Announces Temporary Closure Amid Shelter-In-Place Order

Dallas Market Center has announced that Dallas County issued a “shelter –in-place” order for residents of Dallas County, which also includes an order for non-essential businesses to cease operations through April 3, 2020. The announcement directly impacts Dallas Market Center.

High Point Market Announces New Dates for Postponed Spring Market

The High Point Market Authority has announced its new dates for the postponed Spring 2020 High Point Market. Originally scheduled for April 25-29, the postponement was announced last week in light of NC Governor Cooper’s advisement to cancel all events that draw an attendance of 100 or more people due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Peruvian Connection Launches Original Print Bedding Collection, Expands Into Lifestyle Category

New York-based luxury brand Peruvian Connection is expanding its core product offering this fall to include original print bedding designed in-house featuring new and archival prints from the brand’s storied history. The Andean weavings and ethnographic textiles of Peru that first inspired Peruvian Connection founder Annie Hurlbut Zander and led her to launch the apparel brand in 1976, continue to tell the brand story in this 15-piece bedding collection.

Ikea to Temporarily Close All U.S. Stores

Ikea, the word’s biggest furniture brand, will temporarily close all 50 store locations across the U.S. as well as the Ikea Planning Studio in Manhattan. The decision was made by Ikea leadership as a pre-cautionary measure due to the rapidly evolving novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

NYCxDesign Suspends May Festival Until October

Due to growing concern and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendation on large-scale events, the May NYCxDESIGN festival has been suspended. Instead programming will be presented this October, timed to align with a month of significant design events planned across the city, such as the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum’s National Design Week, Archtober, the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), and Open House New York Weekend.  The NYCxDESIGN Awards program will continue to honor the design community in May, as planned, with virtual programming followed by a fall live event.