From a product mix standpoint, Wayfair Professional is following a similar strategy as its business-to-consumer side.
With The Inside, Dwell’s founder Christiane Lemieux wants your designer armchair to cost less than your designer purse. But should furniture really follow in the footsteps of fast fashion?
Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it’s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples — living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more — are raising big dollars.
We conclude that are there too many options and does everyone really have enough time for them. Frankly though, it doesn’t really matter as the recipients will tune into whatever they think is right for them and you may well need to cater for that.
In today’s human-focused workspaces, space planning has changed radically; there is no one solution. Instead, architects are pushing aside the outdated concept of corner offices with windows for management and a mass of centrally located stations for everyone else.
Burrow’s sofa cleverly offers consumers a semblance of choice without straying from a standard set of component parts. Each sofa is built with the same two end pieces; in between, consumers can add as many seats as they wish.
Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, just released today. One of the biggest updates that should get the attention of architects is ARKit, Apple's new augmented reality framework. ARKit provides the opportunity to for Apple and 3rd party developers to create AR experiences anew, or to enhance existing applications for iPhone and iPad.
Want Americans to care about the environment? Skip the lectures and simply make products desirable, writes branding consultant Kimberly Cross.
The celebrated British designer discusses the process of developing the Emeco 1 Inch collection, his new book, and his challenging foray into interior design.
The rules of business seem to be changing constantly, and no one model of success is dominant, so it’s particularly fascinating when a company breaks through the noise. But what are those qualities that allow for one startup to fly while so many others like it fail? That’s what the global brand consultancy Interbrand set out to determine with its Breakthrough Brands report–now in its second year–which names 40 companies that it says represent the next generation of brands across a variety of new, emerging, and evolving categories of business.
When Studio-Tag opened in the Plant Building near New York City’s Times Square in April, it introduced a concept for commercial interiors as revolutionary as the tunes that John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix once recorded there. Studio-Tag is a one-stop shop for contract and hospitality interiors — with glass, lighting, flooring, textiles and furniture all in one place. Before it debuted, those products were scattered across Manhattan, and they were hardly curated. Studio-Tag changed all that inside its new 6,200-square-foot studio and gallery.
The shelter magazine is refocusing its website as a community-driven collaboration tool for modern design fiends. Move over, Pinterest?
Julie Maggos, director of environmental graphics for IA, oversees the discipline, also known as experiential graphic design, that integrates a story narrative with the built environment to create a memorable experience. Clients increasingly leverage EGD features to support, and in some case develop, an organization’s brand and IA uses a range of materials–from coffee beans to crayons–to help tell their story. Sometimes, we even get to carve it in stone.
On the Chicago Theatre stage, in front of more than 700 people from DIRTT's worldwide team of distribution partners and employees, DIRTT unveiled the first-ever demonstration of ICEreality™ -- mixed reality technology for design and construction.
The sound of a word like "knife" or "truck" seems totally arbitrary—it’s just a random sound we’ve assigned to a thing, right? But for several decades, scientists have found good evidence that the sound of words have meaning in a very real way. Sound can convey subtle information about traits such as size, shape, smoothness, and also, according to a new study in Cognition, distance. This suggests that while the sound of company and product names—Lyft, Smuckers, Nike—may seem meaningless, it may actually quietly shape consumers' perceptions.
Kontor recently hosted our second Tech by Design event, which brought a crowd of West Coast influencers in tech, business, and design to Instacart’s office in San Francisco. At the event, Kontor officially unveiled a suite of new workflow tools that enable designers and their clients to easily collaborate.
Your average furniture designer would like you to believe his products will change your life. Most don't, of course, but for millions of desk jockeys in offices around the globe, one task chair has done precisely that: the Aeron by Bill Stumpf (1936–2006) and Don Chadwick for Herman Miller.