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Wildwood Lamps Partners With Tommy Bahama

Wildwood Lamps Partners With Tommy Bahama

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.–Wildwood Lamps has teamed with Tommy Bahama for a new collection if island-inspired lamps. The collection will launch at the High Point Market, scheduled for April 17-22. It will feature elements native to the Pacific Islands such as bamboo, shell, rattan and wood.

Icon Honors Names Experts to Judge Awards

Icon Honors Names Experts to Judge Awards

ATLANTA–A distinguished panel of judges drawn from the retail, fashion, design and education communities will review the field of submissions and determine award recipients in the inaugural ICON Honors, exclusively produced by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and national media sponsor HFN. The team of judges, comprised of individualsMore »

Tectonic Plates Exhibition to Debut at Forty One Madison

Tectonic Plates Exhibition to Debut at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Art and industry will collide in an exhibition of 200 fine china plates, presented in a gallery format, on the 14th floor of Forty One Madison during the Spring New York Tabletop Show. The exhibition, called Tectonic Plates, is organized and presented by The New English and will be on view April 13-16. TheMore »

De’Longhi Enters Cookware, Hand Blender Categories

De’Longhi

CHICAGO—De’Longhi America has marked its appearance at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show by launching products in two new categories, cookware and hand blenders. The cookware lineup includes products in two collections—Florence, an entry-level line; and Genoa, a step-up grouping. Florence comes in two sets, one in 10 pieces at a retail price ofMore »

Phillips-Van Heusen Buys Tommy Hilfiger

Phillips-Van Heusen Buys Tommy Hilfiger

NEW YORK–Phillips-Van Heusen said yesterday that it willpurchase Tommy Hilfiger for about $3 billion in cash and stock. Phillips- Van Heusen already owns Calvin Klein, Izod and Arrow. Revman International has the Tommy Hilfiger license for the soft home business.

Six Permanent Showrooms Renew Leases at Forty One Madison

Six Permanent Showrooms Renew Leases at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Six of the most venerable names in the tableware industry—Devine Corp., Laurie Gates, Noritake, Over and Back, Riedel Crystal and Yamazaki—have renewed their permanent showroom leases at Forty One Madison.  “These global stalwarts are leaders in their categories,” said Laurie Burns, senior vice president and director of Forty One Madison. “Their commitments mark anMore »

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

CHICAGO—The exhibitor booths at McCormick Place are buzzing with activity and popping with color at the International Home + Housewares Show which started yesterday.Vendors are explaining the workings of new gadgets, small appliances and describing health benefits of new items. Celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali, Ming Tsai and Guy Fieri signed books and attractedMore »

Walmart Debuts “Affordable” Hometrends Line

Walmart Debuts “Affordable” Hometrends Line

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—The world’s largest retailer has unveiled Hometrends, a new line including bedding, bath, dining, furniture, home décor and accessories featuring modern design and nature-inspired materials.  The line is comprised of items such as decorative accessories for under $15, rugs starting at $11, bedding for $39 and dinnerware sets as low as $35.“The Hometrends lineMore »