ASID’s CEO Departs, GE Lighting Acquired by Savant, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Business

Savant to Acquire GE Lighting

Smart home tech company Savant Systems, Inc. made waves this week by announcing that it had inked a deal to buy General Electric Lighting. Savant plans to capitalize on GE Lighting’s brand name while expanding its products’ capabilities thanks to their own technologies. The news also marks a notable divestiture for American mega-company GE.

Home Furnishings Startup Closes Major Funding During COVID-19 Crisis

Fernish, the Los Angeles startup that rents home furnishings, recently closed its Series A round of funding amid the COVID-19 crisis. The company raised $15 million via round participants including RET Ventures; Spencer Rascoff, a cofounder of Zillow; and Fred Tuomi, former CEO of home-rental company Invitation Homes. The startup,

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Home Depot just slashed prices on patio furniture—save up to 35 percent

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Just add frozen margaritas. (Photo: The Home Depot)
Just add frozen margaritas. (Photo: The Home Depot)

Even if your summer plans look different than expected, you can still spend the next three months sunbathing, grilling and lounging—all in the comfort of home.

If your outdoor space looks more like the backdrop for a scary movie than the oasis of your dreams, you’re in luck: Home Depot is having a massive sale on patio furniture. From lounge chairs to gazebos and everything in between, you can give your yard or patio the makeover it needs without spending a fortune.

Scroll down for the best deals, but hurry — the sale ends tonight.

You'll be tempted to spend all day curled up with a book. (Photo: The Home Depot)
You’ll be tempted to spend all day curled up with a book.
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Tyler Perry Lays Out Plan To Safely Restart Production At His Atlanta Studio – Deadline

Editors’ Note: Deadline’s latest series, Reopening Hollywood, focuses on the incredibly complicated effort to get the industry back on its feet while ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Our goal is to examine numerous sides of the business and provide forum for leaders in Hollywood who have a vision for how production could safely restart in the era of coronavirus.

Tyler Perry has always been a maverick, rising from a struggling writer-performer to a film and TV mogul and studio owner. Speaking with Deadline over the weekend, Perry shared a plan to get production on his multiple TV series up and running in June at his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios with a strict protocol that involves testing and sequestering the shows’ cast and crew on the sprawling lot.

Reopening Hollywood: From Insurance To Testing, Crowd Scenes & Craft Services, Here Are The Pandemic Problems Studios

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35 decorative rugs that will turn any outdoor space into an oasis

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Summer is around the corner, and if you plan on spending lots of time at home, now is the perfect time to invest in your outdoor space.

From an outdoor fire pit to inflatable kiddie pools (or even a fun pool float!), there are plenty of ways to turn your backyard into an oasis. And let’s not forget about revamping that outdoor living area or a patio.

One way to add texture or color to any outdoor living space is with an outdoor rug. It offers comfort, helps reduce mold or mildew in moisture-prone areas and is an easy way to upgrade

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