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Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Launches COVID-19 Project, Seeks Pandemic Response Input from Industry

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, the industry-wide organization founded to preserve its history, celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry, and to inspire a new class of innovation and leadership, is launching a COVID-19 initiative to collect and archive documentation of the response of the home furnishings industry to the pandemic. 

Sagebrook Home Doubles Gallery Space at Dallas Market

Just in time for the Dallas Market, taking place Aug 19-25, Los Angeles-based Sagebrook Home has doubled their size at the World Trade Center. The International home decor brand has expanded its Gallery space within the In Detail Showroom (WTC Suite 500) to roughly 5,000 square feet. This will allow them to feature even more of their stylishly affordable home decor, furniture and lighting collections. 

Aid to Artisans Launches First-Ever eMarket Readiness Program

Aid to Artisans has been running its signature Market Readiness Program (MRP) at the NY NOW trade show for 27 years. With the cancelation of the in-person market this summer, ATA has launched its first-ever eMarket Readiness Program. The eMRP is a 4 half-day online course that will be held Aug 11-14.

IMC Webinars to Address Diversity in Retail and Design

On Aug. 6 International Market Centers (IMC) will present two webinars addressing diversity and inclusion issues impacting the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries. The hour-long sessions will include powerhouse industry voices who will share their experiences as designers, retailers and leaders.

Texas Ikea Store Receives LEED Gold Certification

As a company that is committed to a more sustainable life at home that is better for the planet, IKEA U.S. has announced its Live Oak, Texas store was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification Gold level from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the most widely used sustainable buildings rating system in the world and provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving sustainable buildings.

IDS Scholarship Applications Due Aug 3rd

The Interior Design Society’s Student Scholarships, offered to eligible candidates who have been accepted for admission and declared in an Interior Design related major at a fully accredited college or university, are due by Aug. 3, 2020.

Dallas Market Center Updates Health and Safety Policies for Upcoming Trade Events

Dallas Market Center has announced its updated health and safety guidelines that will remain in place for all August trade events. The guidelines as well as a link to the comprehensive plan are available here: http://blog.dallasmarketcenter.com/new-health-safety-measures.