Lifestyle

What it’s like to sleep on a $200,000 bed made of horse hair

We took a look at every detail of Hästens’ $US200,000 bed, the Vividus, to find out what makes it stand out on the market. Most surprising is the fact that it’s made with horsehair. Insider’s Emily Christian visited the New York City flagship store and tested the bed to find […]
What it’s like to sleep on a $200,000 bed made of horse hair
Strategy

A San Francisco tech worker transformed her patio into an outdoor oasis for around $1,800. Here’s a look at the before and after — and how she crafted the perfect space.

Before the pandemic began, Kristy O’Neill, a San Francisco-based director of client experience at a tech startup, rarely used her patio. But days before the city’s shelter-in-place order went into effect, the roommate living in the room with direct access to the patio moved out. When her roommate left, she […]
A San Francisco tech worker transformed her patio into an outdoor oasis for around $1,800. Here’s a look at the before and after — and how she crafted the perfect space.
Lifestyle

Millennials don’t want high-end furniture because they’re constantly moving, according to a renowned designer who’s been in the business for decades

Tom Dixon, OBE, is a British designer who specialises in lighting, furniture, and accessories. He is currently the creative director of his eponymous brand and his work has been shown in places including the MOMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK. Dixon recently released his AW’20 accessories […]
Millennials don’t want high-end furniture because they’re constantly moving, according to a renowned designer who’s been in the business for decades
News

How the Wayfair human trafficking conspiracy theory grew out of QAnon

An unfounded conspiracy theory that furniture company Wayfair is advertising the sale of human children disguised as cabinets and pillows went viral over the weekend. The theory seemingly originated from speculation among popular members of conspiracy theory group QAnon and grew on Reddit’s r/conspiracy subreddit. QAnon believers have repeatedly made […]
How the Wayfair human trafficking conspiracy theory grew out of QAnon
Lifestyle

15 vintage photos show what furniture looked like 100 years ago

In the late 1910s, furniture was made using dark wood and featured curved lines inspired by nature. However, in the 1920s, interior and furniture designers embraced the Art Deco movement. Art Deco furniture was more modern and sleeker in design, but incorporated opulent, stylish, and aesthetically driven elements. Visit Insider’s […]
15 vintage photos show what furniture looked like 100 years ago
Lifestyle

The biggest home trends over the last 100 years

Home trends have greatly evolved over the last 100 years. Insider spoke to Justina Blakeney, founder of Jungalow, and Corey Damen Jenkins, founder of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, about how home decor has changed through the years. Homes in the 1920s were inspired by the Art Deco movement, and […]
The biggest home trends over the last 100 years
Lifestyle

Experts reveal 7 surprising ways you’re ruining your furniture

We spoke to a range of experts to find out common things that could be damaging or warping your furniture. Overcleaning your furniture can make it look worse over time. Not being proactive about furniture upkeep, like checking for damage, can also reduce the lifespan of your furniture. You should […]
Experts reveal 7 surprising ways you’re ruining your furniture
Lifestyle

Colour-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Mongiardo Studio creates colour-shifting, three-dimensional tables for homes and offices. By using multichrome paint in their own way, the artists create tabletops that are almost magic. Taj Monjardo walked us through the steps behind creating one of these tables. Visit Insider.com for more stories. Following is a transcript of the […]
Colour-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand
News

6 furniture-store chains that aren’t around anymore

The furniture business can be tough. Changing tastes and economic downturns can prove toxic to unlucky furniture retailers. From Levitz Furniture to Heilig-Meyers, here are a few familiar names that you won’t see on store signs anymore. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Pull up a chair, an ottoman, […]
6 furniture-store chains that aren’t around anymore
News

Take a look inside IKEA’s futuristic lab where researchers design algae hot dogs, virtual-reality furniture, and self-driving cafés

IKEA has a lab in Copenhagen that dreams up, researches, and designs sustainable ways to live. Some projects they are currently developing include algae hot dogs, virtual-reality furniture,self-driving cafés, and a future-food cookbook. Space10 was founded in 2015 and it works with specialists, experts, and creatives from around the world […]
Take a look inside IKEA’s futuristic lab where researchers design algae hot dogs, virtual-reality furniture, and self-driving cafés
News

Here are IKEA’s secrets to keeping its prices so low

Shoppers love IKEA because of how affordable its furniture is. Many IKEA products cost about half the price of competitors. Part of why IKEA’s prices are so low is that it packs everything flat to save on storage and transportation costs. See what else IKEA does to keep its prices […]
Here are IKEA’s secrets to keeping its prices so low
Markets

Online furniture retailer Wayfair plummets after posting a big loss

Furniture site Wayfair slumped more than 20% Thursday following earnings. The company said it lost $US0.58 per share, but reported an uptick in customers and revenue. Shares of upstart furniture e-commerce site Wayfair plummeted more than 18% Thursday morning after the company posted a bigger loss than Wall Street was […]
Online furniture retailer Wayfair plummets after posting a big loss
News

IKEA is killing the most annoying thing about shopping there

IKEA acquired TaskRabbit, a company that links customers to handymen, in September 2017. The service was initially piloted in two of its West Coast stores. It will now be rolled out nationwide. IKEA just made life much easier for DIY novices. In September, the Scandinavian furniture chain acquired TaskRabbit, a […]
IKEA is killing the most annoying thing about shopping there
News

Here’s the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names

IKEA has a very specific system in place to name its products. The naming system came from IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad who named each product after a specific Swedish word chosen based on the type of product. For example, rugs are named after towns in Denmark or Sweden, while bed […]
Here’s the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names
Tech

Sonos and IKEA are teaming up to create a speaker that can act as a shelf

IKEA released details about its first product that will be made with Sonos since the two companies announced an upcoming collaboration in December 2017. The IKEA/Sonos speaker will be designed to be functional as a piece of furniture, like a shelf, or it can be integrated into IKEA furniture so […]
Sonos and IKEA are teaming up to create a speaker that can act as a shelf
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