Light-dark, soft-hard, up-down, yin-yang, right-left. Neither can exist without the other. Likewise, great furniture businesses cannot exist without a vibrant creative side, people who love home furnishings design; as well as those with business talent, reps, buyers and managers whose heads swim with thoughts of GMROI and the next big sale.
In our industry, plenty of resources are invested to bring along the next generation of business talent, but more can be done to nurture great furnishings design. Supporting furniture design schools like Kendall, SCAD and Appalachian State, plus design resources such as the Bienenstock Furniture Library in High Point, are a good place to start.
The Furniture Library is THE PLACE for furniture and interior designers to do research, and develop the next great furnishings ideas. It supports creative talent through its design competition awards and programs.
The Library needs help to continue this work. In 2015, it hopes to raise $100,000 to expand the collection and fund the preservation of important and rare furniture design books so that they will be available for future generations. You can support this effort by becoming a Friend of the Library at any level. In High Point, please check out it’s facilities for research, educational seminars and events at 1009 North Main Street. Visit furniturelibrary.com or download a donation form at www.furninfo.com/library/friends.pdf
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