DW Design Director Nancy Fire in Furniture Today

Nancy Fire, Design Director of Design Works International and Design Director of HGTV HOME appears in Furniture Today this week. As the magazine notes, Nancy recently joined others behind the HGTV HOME brand for a Design Trends panel discussion. Find out more below:

Stars to join HGTV HOME, Bassett for furniture line launch

Furniture Today Staff — Furniture Today, April 17, 2012

HIGH POINT — Two design stars from HGTV, Emily Henderson from the network’s “Secrets from a Stylist” and Taniya Nayak of “House Hunters on Vacation,” will visit the HGTV HOME showroom here on Monday, April 23, during the High Point Market to help Bassett launch the furniture line.

The HGTV HOME line of more than 300 pieces in four collections of case goods and upholstery will debut in its own space in the International Home Furnishings Center, C-1003.

“We are extremely pleased to have two of HGTV’s top designers in the HGTV HOME Furniture Collection showroom,” said Renee Loper, Bassett vice president of independent retail business development and marketing. “Emily and Taniya are trusted design experts watched by millions of people each month on HGTV. We are very excited to have them help us with our debut.”

Monday afternoon, Henderson and Nayak will be joined by two other HGTV experts – Sara Peterson, editor in chief of HGTV magazine, and Nancy Fire, HGTV HOME design director – for a Design Trends panel discussion. The event, for media, designers and retailers, is invitation-only.

Henderson, the season five champion of “HGTV Design Star,” now hosts a show that has her customizing a room, layer by layer to ultimately help the homeowners discover their personal taste.

Nayak is a designer for several HGTV series, and her most recent show explores beautiful homes and resorts around the world with families looking for a place to vacation.

Nancy Fire, HGTV, Bassett

Nancy Fire

As design director, Fire provides insight, support and direction with design, style, trends and product development to help cultivate the HGTV HOME design brand image. She works with licensees and plays a crucial role in project conception, trend analysis and developing the brand’s design direction, then continues to coordinate with licensees on products.

Peterson, the former editor of Coastal Living magazine, says that HGTV Magazine aims to give readers inspiring, real-life solutions for what homeowners deal with every day, from painting to pillows to property values.

New technology changing graphic novels

By Jim.

This video about Marvel Comics shows a great new direction the company is going.

The artist is using technology to expand his tool set and bring comics into the modern era showing the value of having traditional training and using the best tools to reach the right market. Watch the video here.

Design Works Intl. Creative Director Nancy Fire judges for Surtex

Nancy Fire, Design Director, HGTV Home Brand and Founder of Design Works International, was recently a judge for the designext international student competition organized annually by SURTEX.

“The competition theme,” reports Surtex, “was Outdoor Celebration in the Year 2020. Students were challenged to create an overall concept and a minimum of six surface designs that project future trends.”

“More than 50 submissions from 16 colleges and universities worldwide were received and reviewed by the prestigious panel of judges. Many entries focused on sustainability and the natural environment.”

“The four winners were selected for their creativity and development of surface design, as well as the potential commercial appeal of their designs.”

Find out more in Surtex On the Surface, April 2012.

Check out Design Works Intl. in Surtex preview article

Design Works at Surtex 2011. Center: Nancy Fire.

“This year we are focusing on eclectic mixes of patterns,” Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International, tells Gift & Home Today, “like large scale floral designs paired with geometric accents.

“In addition,” she says, “there are lush tropical patterns in deep color combinations, sun-struck mid-tone colors for retro florals, and
coconut grove brights for junior conversationals. Nature remains strong, including birds with pattern-fill images in many

Check out the Gift & Home Today article here. And check out Design Works Intl. here.