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Loewe enters ‘world of home furnishing and homewares’

Spanish luxury brand Loewe has unveiled its first soft furnishing and homeware collection at Milan Design Week. The idea stemmed from designer Jonathan Anderson with a challenge he presented three years ago while taking over the creative reins of the brand.  Dubbed as “Loewe: This is Home”, the collection poses a personal expression of the designer’s artisanal taste along with a mix of varied influences. “The home has never been so important as it is now, […]

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Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair concludes fruitfully

Over 48,000 buyers from 111 countries and regions paid visit to 32nd Hong Kong Houseware Fair and 8th Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair concluded recently. The events were organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). This time the international trade shows noted an increase of approximately 2 per cent in footfall compared to last year. More than 29,000 buyers visited the Houseware Fair, while close to 19,000 buyers attended the […]

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Companies across India adding more products and exploring newer markets

Players from across the country especially having expertise in floor coverings are expanding further into other product ranges of home furnishing too. The interesting thing to note here is that majority of these players are SMEs and their further growth segment is into products like cushion covers, towels, etc. They are not only adding capacities but also exploring new markets, and Australia is on top priority for them. Apparel Online got the chance to meet […]

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IKEA plans to double its sourcing from India

IKEA, Sweden-based world’s largest home furnishing retailer, is reportedly planning to double its sourcing from India to double by 2020 from its current base of € 318 million to € 600 million by 2020. The announcement has come at a time when IKEA is set to foray into Indian market. The plan of increase in sourcing has been revealed by Jesper Brodin, Range & Supply Manager at IKEA Group. Also Read – IKEA to sell […]

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IKEA to open second store in Ohio this June

Global home furnishing giant IKEA has decided to open its second store in Ohio in June this year to expand its presence in the Midwestern United States. The 354,000-square-foot future IKEA Columbus and its 1,200 parking spaces is being built on 33 acres of land at north-eastern corner of Interstate-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. “We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete […]

April 22, 2017

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6th edition of Home Expo India kick-starts

6th edition of Home Expo India, one of leading business-to-business home furnishing trade shows, has today opened its gates at world-class state-of-the art India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.  The home furnishing expo will conclude on 20 April, 2017. “A wide range of tableware, home textiles, kitchenware, houseware and bathroom accessories have been displayed by Indian exporters engaged in manufacturing and exporting of these products,” informed Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – Export Promotion Council […]

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Fendi Casa inaugurates first ever flagship store in Italy

The Fendi Casa has inaugurated its first flagship store dedicated to the Maison’s distinctive universe of home furnishings and design during the recent Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. The newly opened store, located in the heart of Milan’s famous “Quadrilatero della moda,” features Fendi’s vast savoir-faire, applied to an exceptional lifestyle collection. This 16th century palace, home to Fendi Casa, with interiors decorated with frescos and inlaid wooden ceilings welcome the Fendi universe […]

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IKEA teams up with Chris Stamp

Global home furnishing giant IKEA has decided to collaborate with American fashion designer Chris Stamp. The collaboration will be a collection of products focusing on storage in the home and how you can use storage to display your favourite belongings, showing who you are. “Being a curious company, IKEA always want to explore areas where we haven’t been before. By collaborating with a fashion designer like Chris Stamp we can bring in the inspiration of […]

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Ted Baker launches its bedding collection

UK-based apparel retailer Ted Baker has launched its bedding collection in the US. The newly launched bedding collection is available on Nordstrom.com. The Spring/Summer 2017 collection features comforter sets, coverlets, and decorative pillows. In true Ted Baker fashion, the bedding designs consist of bold floral prints, geometric and textured patterns, topped with the softest of finishes. Retail prices will range from US $ 65-285. This has been stated in a statement issued by the company. […]

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Giorgio Armani opens new Armani Casa flagship in Milan

Italian luxury fashion designer, Giorgio Armani has lifted the curtains off a flagship store for his flourishing furniture business – Armani Casa, which will open its doors in the first week of April. The store opening coincides with Milan’s biggest furniture fair, the Salone del Mobile which also starts on April 4. The enormous store will house Armani’s luxury furnishing and extravagant home décor and be located on a prominent street in central Milan. The […]

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Salone del Mobile set to put its most fashionable foot forward in Milan

The Italian capital city, Milan gets ready to host the annual excursion of designers and creatives from all over the world coming to attend Salone del Mobile from 4th to 9th April this week. Salone is a furniture design fair like no other and is often dubbed as the Mecca of design by some and the best place to witness the latest innovations in furnishing products, materials, textiles and techniques by everybody else. It keeps […]

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Jeremy Scott forays into the ‘world of furniture’

Master of kitsch and the genius behind Moschino, Jeremy Scott never ceases to amaze… The designer’s most recent stint includes a collaboration with Italian company, Gufram which will see a few of his most popular pieces (such as the biker jacket bag and logo high heels) being translated into a whimsical furniture collection at Milan Design Week. Labelled ‘Moschino Kisses Gufram,’ the capsule collection seems to be a perfect pairing of both parties involved as they […]

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Review: Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair

Still facing the heat of slow European markets, medium- and even bigger-level home furnishing exporters are doing their best for survival, and finding means to explore newer markets and have more focus on PD. The recently concluded Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF) by EPCH witnessed many such exporters that are geared up for newer markets. Some of them even prepared country-specific samples, continuously increasing their PD initiatives. The good thing about this is that […]

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Future Group to streamline its businesses

Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, a prominent player in the Indian retail and fashion sector, is planning to shut its HomeTown brand (home furnishings business) and Planet Sports (sportswear arm), with a view to scale up revenues of apparel segments by up to four times by the year 2021. Also Read – Future Group to sell Laura Ashley’s merchandise in India Future Group is also expected to cut down prices of fashion products to attract more customers. […]

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700 Indian exporters participate in Heimtextil, Domotex and Maison & Objet

As usual, January witnessed major home furnishing fairs, Heimtextil, Domotex and Maison & Objet wherein more than 700 exporters from India participated. Though their experience at these events was mixed on issue of buyers’ footfall, there was unanimity on the fact that Europe has still not shown any major recovery sign. Another point that stood out strongly was the increased focus of Indian companies on product development as most of the participants with whom Apparel […]

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