YLighting.com, Lumens.com to be bought by high-end design agency

MILAN—Design Holding S.p.A., a high-end design agency with such manufacturers as B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen, has entered an settlement to amass YDesign Group, which sells lighting and different merchandise by YLighting.com and Lumens.com.

With this transfer, Design Holding seems to increase its attain, notably into the North American market, strengthen its digital presence and supply extra providers and added worth to its clients, it mentioned. The acquisition is predicted to shut within the second quarter.

Based mostly in Walnut Creek, Calif., YDesign generated $160 million in income final yr, a launch mentioned; 30% development within the shopper section represents about two-thirds of the turnover. It has greater than 200,000 energetic clients, which incorporates customers, architects, designers and specifiers.

“This acquisition suits into the broader plan of creating Design Holding because the main modern high-end design platform with a really multi-channel worth proposition,” mentioned Gabriele Del Torchio, chairman of Design Holding. “We’ve been impressed with YDesign’s popularity for trusted relationships with provider manufacturers and its broad product assortment, operational excellence and talent to help clients all through the acquisition course of with a extremely educated customer support crew. The preservation of YDesign’s present group and the continued independence of

35 Cute Summer time Crafts for Youngsters

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You lined the patio with sidewalk chalk, made your individual ice cream and performed 50 garden video games within the yard … so now what? One of many hardest components of summer time is determining summer time actions to maintain your loved ones occupied — and completely satisfied — with out spending a fortune. This goes double for days when it is too sizzling, or too wet, to go exterior, however you do not wish to throw up your palms and abandon them to their tablets for the day.

As an alternative, it is time to bust out the outdated art-supply bin. These summer time crafts for youths are simple sufficient for elementary schoolers to make, however nonetheless fairly sufficient for adults to go away on show all season lengthy. Assume tie dye blankets (as a result of you possibly can by no means have sufficient tie dye), painted rock pets, mermaid-inspired hair equipment and extra kid-friendly DIY actions to maintain them entertained for the afternoon, on the very least. A few of these craft concepts are easy and simple for little ones to sort out on their very own (paper plate animals, for instance),