NPD Furniture Blog

Why the Latest Trend is BAUHAUS, a Furniture Style for the Future

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Jun 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What is Bauhaus, you inquire? some kind of avant-garde ideology or the 80's Goth band? The answer is both, but in this article, we'll focus more to the former.

Recall the tubular steel frame cantilevered chairs with cane seat and back? Or the classic black leather sofa with pipe structure framing? These were all designed by early Modernists (i.e. Breuer, Gray, Mies van der Rohe, Stam), who shaped the tone in today's Minimalist styles. 

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Topics: Insider, Las Vegas Market, Home, Furniture, fashion, home fashion, modern glam, real leather, Dining Room, Dining Chairs, millennials, generation x, interior decorating, mid-century, homes, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, hygge, lagom, bedroom, hollywood glam, midcenturymodern, bauhaus

All Things Bamboo & Rattan

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Apr 9, 2018 12:52:59 PM

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), consumers' increasing awareness about the effects of global warming, motivated a change in buying behaviors that resulted in new government mandates for the furniture industry.

As we mark the 48th year of Earth Day, two natural materials (Bamboo & Rattan), spring to mind when we think about fast-growing and sustainable resources for home furnishings.

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Topics: Home, Furniture, fashion, home fashion, bonded leather, faux leather, PU Leather, Dining Chairs, interior decorating, mid-century, rustic, accent chairs, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, live edge tables, midcenturymodern, indoor outdoor, japandi, sustainability, earthday 2018, eco-friendly furniture, bamboo, rattan

What is Mid-Century Modern Furniture?

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Mar 8, 2018 10:30:26 AM

Visualize the post-war era between the 40's and 60's when most experts indicate that the Mid-Century modern movement emerged. That period is when the Boomers' lifestyle created a demand for suburban modern tract homes as they established their nuclear families.

The new post-war architecture brought about uncluttered geometric lines that emphasized simplicity and utility due to limited resources. The idea was to integrate an open space setting by using natural lighting (e.g. windows around the house) and an easy indoor/outdoor transition that's exemplified in Eichler-style homes. These distinct architectural elements inspired an innovative furniture style that's called Mid-Century (Mid-Mod, Modernism, Post-Modern).

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Topics: Home, fashion, home fashion, millennials, interior decorating, mid-century, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, live edge tables, midcenturymodern, saarinen, indoor outdoor, charles and ray eames, george nelson, mad men

What's stylish at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market? --Read our review on First Look's style direction

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Feb 12, 2018 1:45:36 PM

Blessed by favorable Vegas winter weather, one of the busiest furniture markets of the year just concluded with record breaking attendance. Current and new exhibitors filled showroom spaces fueling IMC's further expansion. Many exhibitors also reported an increase in orders and an unceasing foot-traffic that brought industry professionals from all over the world.

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Topics: Las Vegas Market, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, rustic decor, hollywood glam, pantone, First Look, Winter Market 2018

3 Style Tips in Home Fashion for 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Dec 28, 2017 11:01:32 AM

Winter Las Vegas Market is shaping up for another exciting year in home furnishings' styles, colors and products. Based on the latest First Look outlook for 2018, we are in for a year of passionate Romantics & Realists style perspective; suggesting a fusion of the practical and impractical imaginations for a compelling representation in home fashion.

Here's a sneak peek of our upcoming collections highlighting Las Vegas Market style guidance:

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Topics: Las Vegas Market, Furniture, home fashion, modern glam, Dining Room, Dining Chairs, pantone, First Look, Winter Market 2018

What do Boomers and Millennials have in common? -- Check these furniture trends based on their lifestyles...

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Nov 28, 2017 1:24:15 PM

If you're a retailer or an interior designer, the current housing shortage poses an opportunity to zero in on your target customers as various market research studies indicate that this housing boom is perpetuating and is hardly slowing down in many parts of the country. Consider these lifestyle shifts in terms of their furniture styles and buying preferences as they decide to upgrade or downgrade their living spaces' square footage.

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Topics: millennials, baby boomers, generation x, interior decorating, mid-century, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, bedroom, live edge tables, hollywood glam

5 Looks for Your Dining Room, inspired by 2018 Trends

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Oct 27, 2017 9:07:46 AM

As the leaves turn from their perennial verdant hue to intense burnt caramel and florid tones, Autumn transforms into one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. It's also that time of the year bringing eventful gatherings around the dinner table with your favorite people! Since decorating could be just as important as the meals you're serving, I've decided to focus on these dining decor inspirations:

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Topics: Home, Furniture, home fashion, Dining Room, Dining Chairs, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Dinner, Celebrations, high point market

Real Leather vs. Bicast or Bonded Leather? What are the differences?

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Sep 18, 2017 9:04:08 AM

Recently, we were in the middle of a product development meeting when the controversial topic on genuine and faux leather came up. Both materials are currently in high demand, appear stylish and are durable for household furniture. 

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Topics: Furniture, home fashion, leather, leather furniture, bicast leather, bonded leather, aniline leather, faux leather, split leather, polyurethane, PU Leather, genuine leather, real leather

First Look Preview on Furniture Trends + Style Directions for Summer 2017

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Jul 20, 2017 11:30:16 AM

The biggest furniture and gift market in the West coast is about to begin promptly on Sunday, July 30th. With over 4000+ resources/vendors, this Market is overwhelming, but nevertheless, a must go to event if you are in the "Trade".

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Topics: Insider, Las Vegas Market, Home, Furniture, fashion, home fashion, modern glam