At the recent High Point furniture market, luster confirmed that it is in for the long haul. It appeared at price points from high to medium, and in décor products from seating to framed art, with metallic the primary point of view. One factor in luster’s continued growth and forecasted longevity is that it is…

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It all started with the wildly successful television series Mad Men. It got everyone talking about the lifestyle of the 1960s-70s, the drinking culture of corporate executives and how consumers entertained at home. More importantly, it energized an interest in mid-century modern style that had already begun. Today, mid-century forms and surface designs have become…

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Call them craft-inspired or Boho Chic. Either way, pompoms are getting lots of attention lately. The Trend Curve believes they are poised to get even more. Pompoms have already appeared as details on apparel, shoes and handbags. Now they are popping up on baskets, throws and cushions. They have appeared on products at the High Point…

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In markets around the world, wire-frame geometry is on-trend. It updated in mirrors at the Hong Kong Houseware fair and made vases look modern at Maison & Objet in Paris. Picture frames at Ambiente in Frankfurt made use of it, as did tables at the High Point furniture market and glassware at the New York Tabletop market.…

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Embroidery, or its look, was everywhere at the recent Showtime decorative-textiles market. That means consumers can expect to see lots of embroidered look on sofas, chairs, ottomans and cushions at retail in the second half of 2016. The types of designs featured will be diverse. Subjects will range from expected birds and florals to coastal icons,…

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If you’ve been wondering about the future of metallic treatments, one of the best places to look for clues is Showtime. This decorative-textiles market is the place where furniture companies select the fabrics that retail buyers will see on the showroom floors at the next High Point furniture market. Consumers will have a chance to…

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