Two’s Company has launched a direct-to-consumer platform in partnership with its retailers in an effort to help boost business amid the pandemic. The new hybrid platform can be found at www.shoptwoscompany.com.
In its second week, High Point Virtual Market gave the furniture industry access to programming, product discovery and a sense of community as they have dealt with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to host International Market Centers.
Keter North America, a global manufacturer of outdoor furniture and a range of leisure and storage products, has recently begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, Indiana, and Milton, Ontario, Canada. Both facilities have the capacity to produce about 50,000 face shields a week.
Last week, the first week of the International Market Centers High Point Virtual Market Experience, offered content and community for the home furnishings industry with participants logging into six webinars and visitors sourcing and discovering products, as well as providing an audience for a musical event that generated funds for City of Hope.
International Market Centers has slated an exclusive lineup of seminars and events for its IMC High Point Virtual Market, a three-week-long digital event focused on information and new product discovery opportunities running from May 11 to 29 on the company’s High Point Market website.
Brooklyn Bedding has shifted production to aid hospitals and others in the COVID-19 pandemic by providing mattresses and masks.
The difference between indoor and outdoor space is shrinking when it comes to home furnishings, something that Wayfair pointed out in its “Trend Watch 2020: Outdoor Spaces” report.
At a time marked by coronavirus-related movement restrictions, Lamps Plus has launched a free online lighting design service to make it convenient for consumers to get expert advice without leaving their homes or otherwise compromising social distancing with a store visit.
As April approached, Twin Star Home had been developing one of its Style Takeover events for the Spring High Point Market, with students attending nearby High Point University invited to help create displays at the company’s showroom.
Casual dining has become more than a temporary alternative to traditional furniture for the meal occasion, and may be replacing it in many cases as furniture in the segment suits the lifestyle-oriented interior design preferences of a large, younger slice of the consuming public.
On March 17, Walker Edison said that it would donate desks to individuals who now find themselves working and teaching their kids remotely and are unable to afford a desk in their home, an offer that generated significant response.
Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers have come together to request the authority to manufacture medical masks needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NPD Group provides more evidence that consumers are using home furnishings as a way to define space as they engage in more work and leisure activities at home.
In an extension of a key product segment, Mark Feldstein & Associates has signed a licensing agreement with Freightliner Trucks to design, manufacture and distribute a series of sound clocks.