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Norwalk Furniture to Host 'Lightening the Load’ Educational Event at Las Vegas Market

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Norwalk Furniture announced that it will host “Lightening the Load,” at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, running July 28 – Aug. 1. The educational event will feature an expert panel discussion on how designers and retailers can work together, in tandem with manufacturers, on interior design projects.

Set to take place in Norwalk’s showroom located in Building A, space A225 Monday, July 29 at 4 p.m., the expert panel features Wendy Glaister, an ASID Allied interior designer with more than 10 years of industry experience; Dann Foley, a seasoned design professional whose work is influenced by his global clientele and extensive travel; Carrie Arnold, third generation owner of Modesto, California-based Phillips Lighting & Home; Emma Grover, owner and designer at Suite 52 Living, a boutique retail and design resource based in Modesto, California and Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture.

Diane Falvey, editor in chief of Furniture Lighting & Décor, media sponsor for the event, will moderate the discussion on how designers, retailers and manufacturers can each shoulder their share of the project for the most beneficial outcome.

“As a designer-friendly manufacturer, we work directly with both retailers and interior designers in our daily business,” said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. “This panel aims to share best practices for making these relationships work in the best interest of the end consumer. Each vendor, whether it’s a retailer, designer or manufacturer, plays a key role in the design process and when each can focus on what they do best, we all benefit from the additional sales.

“Creating synergies between these three-way partnerships where designers can focus on design and retailers can help with the procurement and logistics of the manufacturers’ products can be tricky, but our expert panel has some tried and true tips to share that can benefit the industry as a whole,” she continued.

The panel discussion is free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid July Market pass. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will also be available during and after the event.

About Norwalk Furniture: Norwalk Furniture offers great design, customizable options, high quality, competitive pricing and quick delivery. Upholstered products are free of toxic, flame retardant chemicals and are offered in more than 800 fabrics and 150 leathers. The privately held Norwalk, Ohio, company manufactures upholstered seating in its 440,000-square-foot facility, shipped consistently within 35 days. For more information, visit www.norwalkfurniture.com.

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