The Tile Depot leaps into wallpaper with a roar

  • Design
  • September 20, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
The Tile Depot leaps into wallpaper with a roar

When one of North Island chain The Tile Depot’s key suppliers began producing a range of bold, eco-friendly wallpapers, the chain saw an opportunity to branch out. The chain has today released its first line of wallpaper into all 14 stores.

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Using colour to identify customer preferences

  • Opinion
  • March 15, 2016
  • Piritta Törrö
Using colour to identify customer preferences

Colour-matching system Pantone is well-known for leading the way in colour trends. This year, it announced two complementing shades as its ‘Colour of the year’ – rose quartz, and a lilac blue named Serenity. Its colour expert Lee Eiseman spoke at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago earlier this month.

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Trends to invest in for 2016 from the International Home + Housewares Show

  • Opinion
  • March 9, 2016
  • Piritta Törrö
Trends to invest in for 2016 from the International Home + Housewares Show

At the IHA show in Chicago this week, consumer guru Tom Mirabile discussed the core values and expectations of today's consumers. Here's the 10 key takeaways.

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Celebrating homeware with the Global Innovation Awards

  • News
  • March 8, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Celebrating homeware with the Global Innovation Awards
Images: IHA

Today was the final day of the 2016 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. The event featured more than 2,200 exhibitors, catering to a total of 62,000 attendees from around the world. It ran from March 5.

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Reimagining traditional design at the Ambiente trade fair: Part two

  • In association with Messe Reps & Travel
  • March 7, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Reimagining traditional design at the Ambiente trade fair: Part two

When you're a company which was already 130 years old when New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi was signed, how do you conduct yourself in 2016's retail market? At Frankfurt's Ambiente homewares fair in February, heritage tableware brands like Meissen, Royal Copenhagen and Kahla sought to address questions like this.

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