In Europe, there is a greater prevalence of smaller, independent furniture stores and boutiques, and Europeans are more inclined to prioritize local businesses over big box stores. In the United States, larger chain stores, department stores, and online retailers dominate the market, offering a wide range of furniture options at various price points.
One of the unusual perspectives a textile design executive has at market is seeing how other showrooms use their product. It is unlike rugs or accessories, frequently found accenting other showrooms – those are products that are often smaller and can be easily moved around, but an upholstered sectional: that’s the hero of the room scene and it’s here to stay. One observation Coogan had from this past market was that showrooms tended to play it safe – she would love to see bolder choices being made, and, of course, just on more giant sectionals in general.
Modern as an aesthetic and as a lifestyle is trending up. Hooker Furniture wanted to get in on that movement. Coinciding with the opening of their new showroom at High Point, they premiered their new, modern, M Furniture collection, under the creative direction of design maven Becky Weber, alongside VP of product development Ansley Brown and principal designer Charlie Zagaroli.
Universal Furniture hosted a Learning Lab series of panel discussions in their showroom. Decor News Now Editor-in-Chief, Courtney Porter moderates “Discover the Art of Design: Big Cities vs. Small Towns,” with Marta Mitchell of Marta Mitchell Interior Design Group, Robert Ventolo of Crain + Ventolo, and Christian Daw of Christian Daw Design. The discussion includes the dynamic relationship between location and design style, wants and needs; and the unique design needs and styles of urban and rural clients.
Multi-line showrooms and design brick and mortar stores are an interesting conduit between the manufacturers whose products they sell and the people who make them look good: interior designers. Showroom and store buyers have a discerning approach to market. So how do manufacturers capture the attention of these very important buyers at market? We caught up with showrooms and stores across the country to understand their priorities when they shop at market.
LENOIR, N.C. — May 2, 2023 — Fairfield, a leading brand of artisan-crafted furnishings, upholstery,…
The overarching trend that emerged from High Point Spring Market was casual luxury. It was all about creating spaces that exude a relaxed yet refined ambiance where comfort reigns supreme; where organic materials and shapes elevate the everyday. Casual Luxury embraces a laid-back approach to design without compromising on sophistication. It’s a harmonious blend of high-end elements and comfortable, inviting features. Elegance meets comfort, and opulence blends effortlessly with simplicity.