On The Wire

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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The Knitwear Project at Showcase Ireland

Showcase, Ireland’s international creative expo, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Even though it feels like a hidden gem, this trade fair attracts buyers from Ireland and over 20 other countries. They come to see the latest collections from over 450 Irish designers, manufacturers and craftspeople in the gift, decorative accessory, fashion and jewelry categories. At the 2016…

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Fabric Detail: Embroidery

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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The Future of Metallic

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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