New ‘era’ for interior design

The newly formed Association of Myanmar Interior Designers hosted its first seminar last week to foster cooperation and improvement within the industry and introduce itself to the public.

The seminar was held on August 4 at the Myanmar Engineering Society in Hlaing township, Yangon.

U Saw Phyu Thein, a patron of the association, said part of the purpose of the seminar was to introduce the association – which was formed in January and has 40 members – to the public, as well as to provide a venue for sharing information between companies and generations.

Written By Htar Htar Khin

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8 Homes With Industrial Style That Make Warehouses And Factories Seem Totally Chic (PHOTOS)

We’ve seen factories and warehouses completely transformed into stunning loft homes. But even if you’re space wasn’t ever the site for manufacturing, consider taking cues from industrial style designs to add some character to your house.

These beautiful interiors combine material like metal, wood, concrete and glass to create a look that’s one part edgy and one part chic. And these furnishings look even cooler when layered with their opposites: soft upholstered pieces, flowy drapes and feminine details. Scroll through eight of our favorite examples below.

Written By Shana Ecker

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Office furniture companies ramp up operations

The office furniture industry is bracing for a period of significant change beyond the myriad new products the companies unveiled last month at the NeoCon expo in Chicago.

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that as the new product cadence accelerates to accommodate all the new innovations the industry has developed, companies are scrambling to retool their factories. Luckily, their operational performance has mostly improved with the overall economy, and they are able to find the financing they need for equipment or additional facilities. Given their better positions, more companies also have started hunting for strategic acquisitions.

Written By Joe Boomgaard

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