Design innovators talk handmade crafts at Reconnections Virtual Market

Interior design professionals and lovers gathered virtually for the recent Decoration & Design Building (DDB) Reconnections Virtual Market, with one event, in particular, creating a place for handmade lovers to connect.

The event was moderated by Jacqueline Terrebonne, editor-in-chief of Galerie Magazine, a quarterly published art and design publication, who collaborated on the event with luxury showroom brand Holly Hunt.

“At Galerie magazine, we are all about the conversions of art and design but truly for us, craft is a part of that too,” explained Terrebonne. “It’s such an essential piece of the puzzle.” 

The webinar featured Lori Weitzner, Heidi Batteau, and Kate Hume, all individual craftswomen who thrive in their field of handmade interior design products. 

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Stone, tile conference Coverings releases brand sneak peeks

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has released a preview of some of the exciting products and technologies to be unveiled at this year’s conference. 

The conference, which takes place in Orlando from July 7 to 9, features a wide array of brands and exhibitors from more than 20 countries.

The event has three sponsor pavilions: Ceramics of Italy, Tile Council of North America, and Tile of Spain. 

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New menswear-inspired collection released by Jimmy DeLaurentis

Jimmy DeLaurentis’ newest collection combines the best of both worlds: sexy maturity and playful whimsy. 

JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis has released their newest collection, Milan Collection. The collection was showcased at the June 5 – 9 High Point Market in North Carolina.

The new collection features premium upholstery and custom pet sofas. Jimmy DeLaurentis explained where he got his design inspiration.

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Zuo Modern co-founder Luis Ruesga offers post-COVID industry insight

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, no one knew what to expect. No matter the industry, every business was scared and confused by this unprecedented situation.

The home décor industry was no exception, with everything from manufacturers and distributors to designers and contractors being impacted by the global health crisis. While the industry was first impacted negatively by the cultural shift, recently, there has been a shift towards the positive.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, people didn’t know what to expect. Almost every hospitality or residential project was put immediately on hold. There was not that much interest or traction to buy any products for the home or the hospitality projects,” explained Luis Ruesga, co-founder of Zuo Modern, a wholesale contemporary furniture company.

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