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Adelaide made, bespoke furniture


Three furniture designers from South Australia are making waves in the industry. They are benefiting from the state’s booming hospitality scene and a demand for locally-made, handmade products. Wholegrain Studio Josh McCallum is the self-described “object maker” behind Wholegrain Studio and said the majority of fitout jobs come from food and coffee operators. “Wholegrain is [...]

Adelaide made, bespoke furniture2017-04-12T17:23:56+10:00

Aussie made beds a hit in China


The export journey for Australian mattress and bedding, A.H. Beard, began less than five years ago with an approach from Emma Wang, a principal of Shanghai Green, a leading homewares group in China. Ms Wang convinced the A.H. Beard family to form a partnership with a view to selling its mattresses and bedding products in [...]

Aussie made beds a hit in China2017-04-12T17:22:45+10:00

Bedshed coming to the east coast


Joyce Corporation has announced a $275,000 incentive scheme to attract franchisees to set up its new Bedshed stores in Sydney as part of a broader move into the east coast market. The company, which said it was looking at Sydney as the next step in its national expansion, will offer incentive packages to the first [...]

Bedshed coming to the east coast2017-04-12T17:20:34+10:00

Casper disrupts the mattress industry


Online bedding retailer Casper launched in 2014 in the US cities of New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco selling directly to consumers. The company took a direct-to-consumer model and applied it to the mattress industry. Casper developed a sleek box that would be delivered to the customer’s doorstep containing the mattress they ordered online. [...]

Casper disrupts the mattress industry2017-04-12T17:18:45+10:00

CIFF 2017: Where partnerships are made


China International Furniture Fair, better known as CIFF, and its reputation for showcasing leading furniture brands will be confirmed once again in 2017. The 40th edition will be held between September 11-14, 2017 at the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai Hongqiao. It covers 400,000sqm and is expected to host 2,000 exhibitors and 90,000 [...]

CIFF 2017: Where partnerships are made2017-04-12T17:17:04+10:00

Herman Miller sues over chair designs


Furniture maker, Herman Miller has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against California-based Office Star, which it says is selling chairs with striking similarities to two of its chairs. The suit, filed recently in the US Western District Court of Michigan, is regarding the company’s Caper and Mirra products. Herman Miller won its previous suit several months [...]

Herman Miller sues over chair designs2017-04-12T17:12:46+10:00

La-Z-Boy achieves 90-year milestone


American furniture manufacturer. La-Z-Boy is celebrating its 90th this year. Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy’s chief executive officer since 2003, told the Toledo Blade, “You don’t stay in business for 90 years without having great customers.” La-Z-Boy has five US manufacturing operations, a facet that is serving it well during an era when “Buy American” is a [...]

La-Z-Boy achieves 90-year milestone2017-04-12T17:10:02+10:00

Pottery Barn app previews furniture


Upmarket furniture retailer, Pottery Barn is launching an augmented reality app, called 3D Room View, that lets customers visually try out living room furniture before they buy it. 3D Room View will give customers the option to see any Pottery Barn product in any existing room, even if it's empty. End-users will be able to [...]

Pottery Barn app previews furniture2017-04-12T17:06:59+10:00

Bedding manufacturer expands brand portfolio


American Textile Company and Tempur Sealy International have reached a licensing deal that will allow American Textile to develop and distribute Tempur-Pedic branded sleep products featuring Tempur-Pedic’s signature adaptive features. The product line will include sheets, mattress pads and protectors, blankets, and comforters manufactured by American Textile. The deal comes at a time of major [...]

Bedding manufacturer expands brand portfolio2017-04-12T17:04:30+10:00

Serta Simmons grows manufacturing


Mattress maker Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) is investing more than USD100 million in new manufacturing plants and a multi-year advertising strategy. During 2017, Serta Simmons will add four large facilities to its existing network of more than 30 plants. The company is currently fitting them with the latest equipment, as well as hiring and training [...]

Serta Simmons grows manufacturing2017-04-12T16:59:53+10:00
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