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    Michigan Design Center holds Wish List contest

    Michigan Design Center, an interior design center home to more than 30 curated showrooms in Troy, Michigan, announced earlier this month that it is holding a $25,000 Wish List contest to help one, randomly selected grand prize winner curate the space or home of their dreams. The contest, which offers the individual the chance to win $25,000 to put toward…

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    Virginia Tile partners with Marazzi Tile

    Virginia Tile Company, a leading provider of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and mosaic design solutions headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, recently announced a strategic partnership with Marazzi Tile to expand its distribution responsibilities to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania. The territory expansion and collaboration with the U.S.-based, Italian-owned ceramic manufacturer became effective as of August 1, 2023. “We are…

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    Design Your World

    For the International Interior Design Association, or IIDA, design is a universal language in which the voices of its individual and collective members have the power to express and to deliver a more equitable and compassionate world through the deft and intentional curation of space. It is a language that speaks to the fundamentals of place and of the human…

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    Multi-sensory graphics

    In January 2023, Shantell Martin, a multimedia artist and philosopher, and Joya Studio, a fragrance brand and design studio based in New York City, unveiled a collaborative, limited-run edition of candles informed by the meditative language of lines, the dynamic and ephemeral nature of light and shadow, and the often-invisible and nuanced sense of smell in a single vessel designed…

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    Virginia Tile in Elk Grove

    Virginia Tile Company, a leading provider of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and mosaic design solutions headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, held a grand opening for its newest facility in Elk Grove, Illinois on April 12, 2023. The new showroom and warehouse will replace its former Wood Dale, Illinois facility, which had been a staple in the community for more than…

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    Virginia Tile appoints leader to continue growth

    Virginia Tile Company, a leading provider of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and mosaic design solutions headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, recently announced the appointment of David G. Burke as its new Chief Financial Officer. Burke, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate leadership across a number of industries, will oversee the strategic guidance and overall direction of…

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    Industry professionals to steward design mission

    The Chicago Architecture Center, or CAC, a nonprofit cultural organization based in Chicago, Illinois, announced the addition of eight new trustees to its board last month. The industry professionals, who reflect a combined experience in fields like construction, architecture, design, and business, join a diverse and visionary team to help steward a mission of inspiring people to discover why design…

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    Invisible, by design

    Though the portfolio of the design-driven, multidisciplinary firm of M1DTW Architects in Detroit, Michigan reflects a distinct breadth of commissioned works from the design of objects, artifacts, identities, and spaces, there is a commonality to the principles and tenets woven throughout each project. There is a sensitivity to resource and material, an intentionality to use and reuse, and a drive…

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    In contemporary-modern exhibition

    In a renovated, bowstring truss building in Skokie, Illinois, a joint venture between (northern) Western Exhibitions and WHO Modern officially opened its doors this past weekend to celebrate the launch of its shared space featuring contemporary art, midcentury modern design, vintage furniture, and decorative objects. The opening event, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, celebrated the work of…