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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    September 30, 2008

    Casual market: Selling romance

    I recently had the pleasure of attending the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. In a word: Wow! Even though areas close to Chicagoland were still flooded, no thanks to Hurricane Ike, the mood was upbeat, the halls were busy and exhibitors, for their part, brought a storm of their own, flooding the show with well-designed, upscale introductions. I had been away from this show for some time, and it was at once refreshing and gratifying to revisit this segment of the home furnishings market. One of the things that floored me was the large ...

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