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Tabletop | Au Naturel at NY Now | August 2014

Mickey and Minnie All Over dinnerware is a decaled porcelain design. zrikebrands.com

Natural elements such as wood and stone; rustic finishes; sea and plant life; and an overriding appreciation for the world around us are evident in the new products to be featured at NY Now this month. CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Herman Miller to Buy Design Within Reach

Herman Miller

ZEELAND, Mich.—Herman Miller today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Design Within Reach. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is scheduled to close July 28. Herman Miller said it will acquire an ownership interest in DWR equal to approximately 84 percent for an estimated $154 million in cash. DWR’sMore »

BSH’s Traub to Step Down

Michael Traub

IRVINE, Calif.-Michael Traub, president and CEO of BSH North America, will leave his post on Aug. 29, after a 21-year career with the manufacturer of small and major appliances. Traub has been president and CEO of the North American operation for the past six years. A BSH statement credited Traub with successfully managing the companyMore »

NY Now Partners with HGTV Magazine

Scott McGillivray

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now has formed an alliance with HGTV magazine to bring two blogger initiatives to the summer show next month. The programs are HGTV magazine’s first-ever Blogger Block Party, which will include opportunities for bloggers to meet, craft and share their experiences, and which will take place on Aug. 18 from 12-8 p.m.More »

Flos Names VP for Architectural Division

Jim Toole

NEW YORK–Lighting company Flos has named Jim Toole vice president and general manager of the Flos architectural division in the U.S., a new position at the company. Toole, who reports to Jan Vingerhoets, CEO of Flos USA, most recently served as director of specification product sales at Cooper Lighting. “At Flos, we have robust architecturalMore »

Electrolux Q2 Net Gains 27 Percent

Electrolux

STOCKHOLM-In spite of an overall sales decline, Electrolux bolstered its second-quarter bottom line by 27 percent to SEK815 million (about $124.3 million based on the conversion rate of Swedish kroners to U.S. dollars for the period). Expense controls provided some of the help to the bottom line in the quarter. Selling, general and administrative expensesMore »

Young Tapped to Lead Williams-Sonoma Global

WilliamsSonoma

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has named Ronald Young senior vice president, global, with the primary responsibility to grow the retailer’s portfolio of brands outside of the United States. Young will work in partnership with Williams-Sonoma’s brand presidents at Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm to increase each brand’s international business. He will direct the expansion of theMore »