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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    June 25, 2015

    Tiny homes: The next big thing?

    They are small, trending and likely coming soon to a community near you. Just a few miles from the Furniture/Today’s Greensboro, N.C., offices, an event took place last week that underscores the possibility of an industry-wide furniture category to talk about in the near future — one I’ll reference as “micro-scale.” In nearby Winston-Salem, a city that is home to more than 230,000 people and that is less than 30 minutes from High Point Market, a day-long Tiny House Expedition took place on June 20. For one day, three different kinds of “tiny house” structures were ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    June 24, 2015

    Definition of hybrids needed to expand ISPA stats program

    It is time to define hybrid sleep sets.  Everyone knows that those types of beds, which combine innersprings and specialty foams, are selling well these days. But what, exactly, constitutes a hybrid? There is, unfortunately, no consensus on that tricky question. Some say hybrids are smooth-topped sleep sets, while others say their hybrid offerings include quilted mattresses. Some say hybrids feature only encased coils, while others say hybrids can also utilize open coils. Some say hybrids are half coils and half foam, but others disagree. The issue of what constitutes a hybrid is an increasingly important one, as the bedding ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    June 23, 2015

    Mohawk's plans are potential game-changers

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with Brandon Culpepper, Mohawk's vice president of specialty sales, about the company's plans to streamline the rug ordering process. The flooring giant – which includes the Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen brands – has a two-pronged strategy that it will roll out next month that officials believe will be a hit with retailers and designers and make “Made in America” pack a little more punch. The first piece of the plan is that everything that a buyer sees in a Mohawk showroom will be in production and in stock. Part and ...

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