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HAT Highlights

HAT Highlights

The winter 2015 edition of Highlights is here. Check out product trends, market events, honors and awards, and much more from the winter shows in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas and New York. Check it out!

Universe Study

Universe Study 2014

The 2014 Universe Study breaks the home accent universe into seven product categories: Decorative Accessories, Accent Furniture, Lamps, Wall Decor, Area Rugs, Lighting Fixtures and Permanent Botanicals. Estimated 2014 and 2013 total sales are provided for each product category. See details!

Objet: Fixtures

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Statement-heavy fixtures shine bright. See the photos

BLOGS

  • Alexa Boschini

    Millennial Musings

    Alexa Boschini

    March 20, 2015

    Make way for the Maker Movement

    During a fall High Point Market discussion about the consumer habits of Millennials and Baby Boomers, the designers on the panel emphasized that both generations crave unique products that embody their individual tastes. This attitude reflects the growing popularity of the “Maker Movement,” a culture defined by independent craftsmen and handmade creations. “The way that we talk about the Maker Movement is summarized in a really neat little quote by a strategist and thought leader of the Maker Movement, Jeremiah Owyang,” said Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder and chief discovery officer of online product launch platform The Grommet. “He said the Maker ...

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  • Susan Dickenson

    Retail Update

    Susan Dickenson

    March 13, 2015

    Brick is the New Black

    Despite the widely accepted notion that e-commerce is booming and will continue to do so, the strength of brick-and-mortar retail was a popular theme at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show earlier this year. Keynote speaker Alison Kenney Paul, vice chairman, U.S. retail and distribution leader for Deloitte LLP, told attendees at the January conference that 90% of U.S. retail sales still happen in a physical store. In his “Brick is the New Black” presentation, Balgit Dail, CEO of JDA Software, said 95% of all retail sales are captured by retailers with a brick-and-mortar presence. Paul and ...

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  • Alexa Boschini

    Millennial Musings

    Alexa Boschini

    March 12, 2015

    How well do you see color?

    Last week I blogged about The Dress, that mysterious article of clothing that went viral because an oddly-lit photo of it had some people seeing black and blue and others seeing white and gold. In addition to igniting heated debates across the internet, the dress also sparked a lot of intriguing discussion about how people perceive color. From a design perspective, even the most subtle differences in color perception fascinate me. As it turns out, X-Rite, the parent company of color authority Pantone, has a nifty online test to help you determine your color acuity. The test features four rows ...

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PHOTOS

  • Portfolio: Orient Express Furniture

    Portfolio: Organic Appeal

    These accent tables make a bold style statement using natural materials and organic shapes. Variations of wood and stone create rough-hewn looks that celebrate enchanting imperfections. - Alexa Boschini

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Videos

  • The evolution of better goods at Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Market 2015

    Join Editor-in-Chief Jenny Heinzen York as she interviews exhibitors and attendees about the trends and issues that shape the Gift + Home Show at the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market. (Videos sponsored by International Market Centers.)

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New Products

  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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