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Editors Recognize Top ICFF Intros

Editors Recognize Top ICFF Intros

NEW YORK–Awards were bestowed in 16 categories at the ICFF Editors Awards Ceremony for the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) last night during the ICFF Exhibitors Reception at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year’s ICFF Editors Awards Committee was comprised of Arlene Hirst, Anniina Koivu of Abitare, Jessica Johnson of Azure,More »

Hollander Adds Johnson, Petricoff to Executive Team

Hollander Adds Johnson, Petricoff to Executive Team

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions has named Kaye Johnson sales vice president and key account executive, and has appointed Adam Petricoff vice president of hospitality and healthcare. Both posts are new positions for the company. Johnson has assumed responsibility for sales and growth initiatives for department stores and chain stores in the Dallas region. PetricoffMore »

Oriental Weavers Names Battles Regional V.P.

Oriental Weavers Names Battles Regional V.P.

DALTON, Ga.–Monica Battles recently joined Sphinx by Oriental Weavers as regional vice president-West. Battles will be based in Seattle, with responsibility for 11 states which span from Arizona to Montana, all states on the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii.  With over 15 years of retail and industry experience, Battles comes to Sphinx from Nourison whereMore »

Curtright Becomes Human Touch Director of Sales

Curtright Becomes Human Touch Director of Sales

LONG BEACH, Calif.–Human Touch has named Billy Curtright director of sales for furniture and specialty-sleep products. Curtright thus assumes responsibility over the sales of Human Touch products in the furniture and specialty-sleep markets. He reports to Human Touch’s president, Andrew Cohen. Before joining Human Touch, Curtright was account executive for Ekornes. His career also includesMore »

Eureka Debuts Clean Kids Contest

Eureka Debuts Clean Kids Contest

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.–Eureka has launched a contest in which parents can submit their children’s testimonials about cleaning. Beginning today, consumers can log onto eureka.com/cleankids to submit their children’s testimonials on cleaning tips and the satisfaction they get from cleaning, along with a photo of their child in the midst of cleaning. Four finalists will receive aMore »

Surtex: The Art of Business

Surtex: The Art of Business

By David Gill The numbers and the designs that will be on display both point to a positive atmosphere at Surtex, which takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from May 16-18. There will be an estimated 250 exhibitors at this year’s show, up from 216 last year. TheMore »

Conran Redux

Conran Redux

By Warren Shoulberg The Conran Shop has moved downtown—and downstairs too. The iconic home furnishings store—a cornerstone of contemporary design and often the launch point of important new products—is marking its second decade in the United States with an entirely new store in an entirely new location. But it’s still very much Terence Conran’s place.More »

Retail Alzheimer’s

Retail Alzheimer’s

OK, guys, has anybody learned anything? As the economy slowly creeps back, big business in general—and retailers specifically—will be put to a new test: Have the lessons so painfully learned over the past 24 months been absorbed and understood? Or is everyone just going to go back to doing things the way they used toMore »