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ARTS Awards Call for Nominations

ARTS Awards Call for Nominations

DALLAS–The call for nominations for the 22nd annual ARTS awards has begun, announced the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team. Presented every January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS awards recognize top manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales representatives in the home furnishings and decorative accessories industries. The awardsMore »

Arteriors Home to Launch Laura Kirar Collection at High Point

Arteriors Home to Launch Laura Kirar Collection at High Point

DALLAS–Arteriors Home will launch its first designer-branded collection at next month’s High Point Market, working with interior and product designer Laura Kirar. The initial debut of the Laura Kirar Collection will include 90 accent and lighting products. Inspired both by nature and objects from her personal collection, Kirar used aged patinated metals for the newMore »

Churchill China Cooks Up New Jamie Oliver Collection

Churchill China Cooks Up New Jamie Oliver Collection

NEW YORK–Churchill China has launched its Jamie Oliver tabletop collection just in time for the debut of the celebrity’s new television program on ABC. The collection was unveiled at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt last month and at the International Home + Housewares Show last week. It includes two new dinnerware patterns since the companyMore »

Oriental Weavers Names Hartsfield to New Post

Oriental Weavers Names Hartsfield to New Post

DALTON, Ga.–Walt Hartsfield has been appointed to the new position of product manager, broadloom, at Oriental Weavers USA. Hartsfield joined the company in 2008 as broadloom operations manager, and he was instrumental in developing and launching the company’s broadloom category, the company said. Working with the company’s sales, product development and senior management teams, HartsfieldMore »

Surtex Sets Opening-Night Party

Surtex Sets Opening-Night Party

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Party at the Battery, the opening-night party for Surtex, is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will take place at Battery Gardens in New York City and will be open to participants in both Surtex and the National Stationery Show, both of which are scheduled for the week ofMore »

Edgeware Mandoline Slicer Wins Red Dot Award

Edgeware Mandoline Slicer Wins Red Dot Award

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.–The Edgeware Mandoline Slicer from Smith’s has been named a recipient of the red dot award for product design. “All products that have won an award in the red dot design award had to convince an international expert jury of their quality,” said design expert Peter Zec, the creator of the red dotMore »

Victorinox Swiss Army Enters Ceramic Knife Category

Victorinox Swiss Army Enters Ceramic Knife Category

BOSTON–Victorinox, the original makers of the Swiss Army Knife, is introducing the Ceramic Cutlery Collection. The line includes a 7-inch Santoku Knife that combines the features of a cleaver with a chef’s knife; the versatile 6-inch Chef’s Knife; and a 4 3/4 inch Utility Knife, sometimes called a sandwich knife. The knives are outfitted withMore »

Gormley Sculpture on View at 230 Fifth Ave.

Gormley Sculpture on View at 230 Fifth Ave.

NEW YORK–A sculpture by artist Antony Gormley has been installed on the rooftop of the 230 Fifth Avenue showroom building.The work is part of Gormley’s Event Horizon exhibit, and will be on display from March 26 through Aug. 15. This public exhibit consists of 31 life-size body forms Gormley cast in iron and fiberglass. TheyMore »