Details for the second edition of Dallas Design Week, Sept. 17-21, have been announced by Dallas Market Center. A full week of design-centered events and panels is planned, with the centerpiece being the “Dine + Design” education and networking luncheon presented by Sherwin Williams and Dallas Market Center.
Veranda by Fine Furniture Design, a 53-piece collection that brings trends from the interior design magazine and craftsmanship together, made a successful debut last month and is already receiving a strong response from consumers based on feedback from retailers including Louis Shanks Furniture and Furnitureland South.
Marking its 20th year in Design Center at the Merchandise Mart, OW Lee, manufacturer of fine wrought iron and wrought aluminum outdoor furniture and fire pits, recently relocated to a more spacious showroom to allow for an expanded selection of lines and products.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) is offering GREENleaders certified sustainability training on Oct. 4, at the Morimar Design Center in Estero, FL. and Nov. 9 at Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, in New York City. The comprehensive 6-hour exam program provides designers, retailers, manufacturers, reps and others the knowledge and credentials to become an expert in sustainability.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market welcomed more businesses from key states as well as businesses attending for the first time at the show in June. Many exhibitors reported larger average orders, and a total sales increase of up to thirty percent, especially among exhibitors with new products, new showrooms, and/or special promotions. The result was consistent, deep order writing across the show, according to a press release.
Art Van Furniture will celebrate the grand opening of its 15,000 square foot showroom in East Peoria, ILL., with a ribbon-cutting at noon on Thursday, July 12. Local dignitaries including City Administrator Jeffery Eder and City Commissioners John Kahl and Gary Densberger as well as several east Peoria Chamber of Commerce ambassadors are expected to attend.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have launched the Wood Furniture Scorecard, a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies for over 50 of the largest furniture retailers in North America. Published on a dedicated website and available through both organizations, the scorecard covers publically available information on how companies source virgin wood. It also evaluates company use of recycled and reclaimed wood.