Fashion meets furniture with TAPE

April 1st, 2019

Benjamin Hubert of design agency LAYER likes to consider how fashion trends and the latest ideas in technology can be combined to realize his creations. For his furniture collection, TAPE, Hubert was inspired by design practices for garments in the sporting industry—specifically the use of tape to construct snowboard, ski and wet-weather gear. Hubert recognized […]

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Artwork-inspired home interiors

August 1st, 2017

Aboriginal art is one of the world’s oldest art forms, dating back 50,000 years. Today, it expresses the richness of Aboriginal culture and a diversity of experiences and beliefs. The sacred connection to the land is often expressed in the artwork, which depicts the landscape, plants and animals of Australia’s central desert. Bay Gallery Home, […]

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Crossover skills give upholsterers business opportunities in many markets

August 1st, 2017

The president of the Professional Upholsterers’ Association of Minnesota proudly states that she was the fifth woman to graduate from an upholstery curriculum at Minneapolis Technical College in 1977. “It was considered a man’s field back then,” says Diana Shroyer Guenther, owner of Shroyer Custom Upholstery in Coon Rapids, Minn. She worked one year for […]

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Sunbrella Fabrics announces “Island Style” collection

October 2nd, 2015

Created by Joe Ruggiero, the new tropics-inspired Sunbrella® fabrics collection “Island Style” will be introduced through The MT Company (formerly Miles Talbott Furniture) during the International Furniture Market in High Point, N.C., Oct. 17–22, 2015. The upholstery collection includes pops of color, found in the Delhi II Berry fabric, and combinations of white and blue, […]

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Pouf! Furniture modules offer instant ambiance

September 1st, 2015

Oddly shaped spaces in hotel lobbies, galleries or multi-use public buildings can be an interior designer’s nightmare. Designers selecting furnishings for a narrow hallway or cavernous revamped warehouse spend sleepless nights trying to find the right fit—unless they’re in touch with LINA®. LINA design d.o.o., a modular furniture manufacturer in Kamnik, Slovenia, has dreamed up […]

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Japan’s ‘hidden treasure’ forms furniture line

August 1st, 2008

Sugi trees, or Cryptomeria japonica, make up 13 percent of Japan’s land mass, planted throughout the country during post-World-War-II reconstruction. Its Latin name means “hidden treasure of Japan,” and furniture manufacturer Hida Sangyo Co. Ltd., Hida-Takayama, Japan, and Italian designer Enzo Mari hope to make sugi the next wave in sustainable furnishings. Hida Sangyo developed […]

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