Retail

Young consumers want “in-house” design services

CIN research shows younger consumers, in particular, think it’s an important service for retailers to offer in-house design services. We dive into this finding and others about how retailers and designer showrooms can lure shoppers.

Elisa Baran Tréan and Out of Stok Vintage launch French vintage furniture & accessories curation

Showcasing a gorgeous selection of design and home decor items, all pieces have been sourced directly from the South of France 

The future of retail design: How to create extraordinary places that bring people together

Architect Kevin Ervin Kelley discuss the future of retail design, gender preferences in design, why we get exhausted in furniture stores, and his new book, Irreplaceable: How to Create Extraordinary Places that Bring People Together

New Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel

The new, “Origins Collection,” is a whole-home celebration, featuring fresh spins inspired by Leanne Ford’s bestselling work with the brands.

Holiday gift guide: by designers, for designers

From Salone del Mobile to Shoppe Object at High Point, each of the products in our holiday gift guide was selected by designers, for designers. With a focus on functionality, uniqueness, and aesthetic appeal, each of the products in our holiday gift guide are poised to inspire and elevate the creative spirits of designers from all disciplines.

Interior designer Gillian Gillies plan to disrupt the fast furniture industry

‘The Climb’ is just the beginning of Gillies’ larger plan to to disrupt consumers’ relationship to fast furniture.

Hudson Grace on authenticity and retail as theater

If you’ve ever thought about starting a business with your best friend, you’ll love the story of Hudson Grace. Hudson Grace had its humble beginning as the brainchild of best friends Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton in San Francisco in 2012. A fusion of their distinctive design sensibilities and extensive retail experience made for fertile soil to grow their brand, eventually selling Hudson Grace to Crate & Barrel in 2019.

Market musings: Was High Point Fall 2023 a successful market? 

The patchiness of the market’s attendance highlighted that what the big box buyers want and what the new class of interior designers want is diverging in a major way, forcing some brands to pick a lane

Lucy Interiors opens new retail space in Minnesota lakeside hamlet

“My hometown of Wayzata is known as the jewel of Lake Minnetonka, a village rich with history and a bustling main street with boutiques and quaint restaurants,” said Lucy Penfield, founder of Lucy Interiors. “My first job was on Lake Street, waitressing for the Ole Piper Inn, a pizza hot spot we all loved. Now I am three blocks down, as shop owner. I have come full circle and I couldn’t be happier.”

Molenti opens new flagship store in Kunming China

Molteni&C inaugurates its newest Flagship Store in Kunming, demonstrating the brand’s rapid growth in the contemporary design scenario of the Chinese market.

Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province in China, known for its pleasant climate with spring-like weather year-round, as well as its rich history, abundant cultural heritage, and diverse natural landscapes. As the most high-end Italian furniture brand in this city, Molteni&C is situated in the exclusive high-end furniture mall, Red Star Macalline, which is currently the only one of its kind in the city. Covering an area of over 900 square meters, it stands as the largest Flagship Store in China and represents the latest and most sought- after Flagship Store.