As many industry events have been canceled, rescheduled or scaled back, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, has worked hard to keep its members engaged online in 2020. To that end the group recently launched a new fundraising raffle to help support its mission.
Three women-owned California-based textile brands, Brook Perdigon Textiles, Lake August, and Rule of Three have announced the launch of California Collective. The goal of the Collective is to better connect the California design industry with three distinct textile brands by offering a more personal concierge-style shopping service through a shared, internal sales representative.
Rooted in nature, Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (245-C7) is Sherwin-Williams pick for the 2021 Color of the Year. As a pure, minimalistic expression of nature, Urbane Bronze effortlessly conveys a feeling of warmth and welcome. A refreshing alternative and complement to gray, the hue combines beautifully with pale woods, rich leathers, metals and understated natural stone tones.
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with One Room Challenge to present the first-ever virtual edition of the popular six-week design event. Kicking off Oct. 7, One Room Challenge – High Point Market Edition will exclusively showcase products from High Point Market exhibitors.
kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) has partnered with leading Italian leather upholstery furniture brand Di Giò for leather sofas. The announcement was made by Giovanni Sforza, General Manager and Stylist of Matera, Italy-based Di Giò. The kathy ireland Home by Di Giò and Kathleen Marie Italia by Di Giò made their debut last week at the High Point Pre-Market.
While High Point Market will be a bit different this fall with extended dates, attendees organized by region and the requirement of masks, Universal Furniture will deliver educational events to its visitors, both in-person and virtually. The events will run Saturday, Oct. 17, through Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Surya continues to expand its vision to provide designers and trade professionals with year-round local accessibility to the brand, with the recent opening of its newest to-the-trade luxury showroom at the Denver Design Center. The 3,300 square-foot Denver location showcases a curated selection of Surya rugs, lighting, wall decor and accent furniture. In addition to 650+ top-of-the-line Surya rugs, a hand-selected offering of unique one-of-a-kind hand knotted antique rugs is also available for purchase. Thoughtfully designed with inspirational lifestyle vignettes, easy-to-shop product displays, and collaborative workspace, the showroom is set up to simplify the buying experience for both designers and their clients.