trueTexture: Composite Wood Reinvented

Dennis van Ijzerloo will present “trueTexture: Composite Wood Reinvented to Look Really Real” at mDesign Live, the two-day materials conference taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.  

Barberán has for the past 10 years been developing digital single pass presses for the furniture and flooring industries, reaching a high print quality on engineered panel to imitate the appearance of wood, stone or other designs at industrial speeds.

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A residential design firm launches its own cabinetry line — Grace Smart

Those who follow the work of Jean Stoffer and her talented team know that they’re responsible for designing uniquely beautiful kitchens.

Residential interiors specialists at Jean Stoffer Design have been designing homes with an emphasis on kitchens since 1991. Many of their projects gravitated to the kitchen area, where founder Jean Stoffer says she was always drawn to the flush-face styles of cabinets seen in British homes. 

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Boosting confidence and combating uncertainty with standards

When it comes to building out interior spaces, there’s not much that’s predictable. However, when it comes to custom casework and millwork, there’s a way to reduce some of that uncertainty. 

As William Munyan, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT, SCIP, AWIQCP will share at mDesign Live, it means specifying projects through certified architectural woodworking firms, using the Architectural Woodworking Institute’s (AWI’s) Quality Certification Program (QCP).

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Renee Hytry Derrington’s ‘Blurred Spaces” — and what they mean for the future of design

The definition of home is changing. Humans are blurring the time between work, home, and place — and as a result, we’re seeing a lot of what the industry calls “resimercial” — the trend of residential aesthetics in the commercial marketplace. 

This blending is the new norm for bridging public and private life, and Renee Hytry Derrington is seeing this sea change in the industry through her role at Formica Group.

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Leading with Color: Sarah Reep and the new trends in residential and commercial interior design

After sizing up the trends at this June’s NeoCon, Masco Cabinetry’s Director of Designer Relations and Education, Sarah Reep, confirmed her hunch is true — residential and commercial interior design projects are leading with color, clean lines, and wood textures to add warmth and personality to the spaces we live and work. She says this is a shift from the dominance of wood we’ve typically found in cabinetry in residential settings.

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mDesign Live: Materials and design like never before

The International Woodworking Fair and Surface & Panel magazine are proud to announce a groundbreaking new event for the woodworking and interior design industries.

mDesign Live will be Oct. 28-29, 2019, at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A material and design event in the heart of the office furniture industry, it is the perfect environment for education and collaboration among those attending.

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