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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

WeWork taps Bjarke Ingels as its chief architect

WeWork’s Shanghai location.

The Danish architect will take on an advisory role

Looks like WeWork is expanding its relationship with Bjarke Ingels, who was tapped last year to design its private elementary school pilot program WeGrow.

The New York City-based shared workspace company announced that the Danish architect will be its chief architect and will “advise and develop the firm’s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally,” a press release said.

Ingels will continue his role as founder and creative director at the New York-, London-, and Copenhagen-based BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group while “offer[ing] his insights and ideas to extend and help us push the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork.”

WeWork and Ingels have big plans for the future: “As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to ground-up buildings and urban neighborhoods,” Ingels said in a statement.

“Bjarke Ingels will help us reimagine and reshape the future of our spaces, our company and ultimately our cities,” said WeWork’s co-founder...


WeWork’s Shanghai location.

The Danish architect will take on an advisory role

Looks like WeWork is expanding its relationship with Bjarke Ingels, who was tapped last year to design its private elementary school pilot program WeGrow.

The New York City-based shared workspace company announced that the Danish architect will be its chief architect and will “advise and develop the firm’s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally,” a press release said.

Ingels will continue his role as founder and creative director at the New York-, London-, and Copenhagen-based BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group while “offer[ing] his insights and ideas to extend and help us push the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork.”

WeWork and Ingels have big plans for the future: “As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to ground-up buildings and urban neighborhoods,” Ingels said in a statement.

“Bjarke Ingels will help us reimagine and reshape the future of our spaces, our company and ultimately our cities,” said WeWork’s co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.

WeWork’s Shanghai location.

The Danish architect will take on an advisory role

Looks like WeWork is expanding its relationship with Bjarke Ingels, who was tapped last year to design its private elementary school pilot program WeGrow.

The New York City-based shared workspace company announced that the Danish architect will be its chief architect and will “advise and develop the firm’s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally,” a press release said.

Ingels will continue his role as founder and creative director at the New York-, London-, and Copenhagen-based BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group while “offer[ing] his insights and ideas to extend and help us push the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork.”

WeWork and Ingels have big plans for the future: “As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to ground-up buildings and urban neighborhoods,” Ingels said in a statement.

“Bjarke Ingels will help us reimagine and reshape the future of our spaces, our company and ultimately our cities,” said WeWork’s co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.