Viewing posts from November, 2021

Why is furniture hot right now?

by Stuart Stump Mullens

originally published in Furniture Today

Our residential furnishings industry is enjoying a surge in demand, and a lot of people don’t understand why (and wonder if it is here to stay). Here’s our take (long story short, we think our industry is in for a nice long run) on it.

With COVID-19 raging across the world, people spent more time at home and wanted new furnishings to enjoy: a new sofa ...

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2021

Our team traveled to New York for the annual BDNY hospitality show at the Javits Center and it was fantastic! Attendance far exceeded anyone’s expectations and the energy was strong. The exhibitors and attendees alike were optimistic about a rebound in hospitality business for 2022 and beyond.

New York was bustling too. The planes were packed, the restaurants full, and construction was everywhere. Hudson Yards has a new multi-building complex across from the Javits center ...

What’s all the fuss about Mexico?

by Tim Stump

originally published in Home News Now

TIJUANA, Mexico — The press has lately been relentless in its reporting on supply chain issues as many Asian countries continue with Covid-induced shutdowns, rising container costs, congested US ports, and prices increase on imports. This is leading many domestic companies to consider Mexico as a sourcing alternative thanks to its close border proximity, comparable first cost labor rates to China,
abundance of labor, and a ...

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