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 •  October 16

HICKORY, N.C. — Inside Century Furniture’s case goods plant sits a 3D printer methodically layering strings of plastic filament. Today’s object might be the bottom of table leg, then the caster that fits the bottom of that leg. Before either piece is ordered from a vendor, a team of designers and engineers proves out both pieces, and if changes are...

Furniture Today

 •  October 15

NUTLEY, N.J. – A new genetically engineered version of leather can seamlessly join other fabrics, be made into sheets of industrial proportions, and be designed with virtually any color, texture or density. Called biofabricated leather, the product is made by Modern Meadow under the brand name Zoa. Zoa is essentially a combination of collagens...

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 •  March 27

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Maples Rugs is printing on a new canvas. Make that eight new canvases – rather, substrates. The family-owned manufacturer is bringing 60 new rugs across a range of new fiber constructions, qualities and designs to the New York Home Fashions Market this week. The idea behind this initiative is to offer higher-quality rugs that can...