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Dash Leaves Prepara; Chapman Becomes CEO

Dash Leaves Prepara; Chapman Becomes CEO

NEW YORK–Dean Chapman has become chief executive officer of Prepara, the housewares company founded in 2007, succeeding Evan Dash, who has left the company. Chapman, who is also president, owns the company with Ed Kilduff, who has become chief operating officer. Before Prepara, the two had a boutique industrial design firm called Pollen Design. “EdMore »

Teen Vogue Bedding Line Debuts

Teen Vogue Bedding Line Debuts

NEW YORK–The Teen Vogue bedding collection, a grouping of three bed ensembles geared toward teenage and 20-something women, has reached retailers. The collection is manufactured by Idea Nuova under a license agreement with the magazine, which provides news about fashion and beauty for women in these age groups. The initial three ensembles are now availableMore »

Ambiente Organizer: More Small Electrics in Frankfurt

Ambiente Organizer: More Small Electrics in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany–Key players in the small electrics category have returned to the Ambiente trade fair, which takes place here Feb. 11-15, 2011. Approximately 35 key players, such as BEEM, Bialetti, Espressi, Gastroback Kenwood, NOVIS and WMF, have registered as exhibitors at Ambiente 2011, according to show organizer Messe Frankfurt. Moreover, several exhibitors, including A. &More »

7 W Gears Up for Gift & Home Textiles Week

7 W Gears Up for Gift & Home Textiles Week

NEW YORK–Permanent showroom building 7 W New York is preparing for an “energetic” 2011. The Gift & Home Textiles Market Week at 7 W 34th Street will start the year off with special shopping days, industry gatherings and daily prize drawings. “We expect 2011 to be a very exciting and successful growth year for allMore »

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Christopher Guy will be recognized as a “Design Icon” by World Market Center Las Vegas during the January Las Vegas Market. When he receives the award, Guy will join a list of honorees that includes Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Roger Thomas, Vladimir Kagan and Larry Laslo. Randy Wells, vice president of the LasMore »

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

MILAN, Italy–Many historic “Made in Italy” brands are returning to the Italian trade show Macef in January, including Sia, Richard Ginori and Bialetti, while several other tabletop companies, including Alessi, Villeroy & Boch, Ballarini and Barazzoni, have renewed their commitment to the show, organizers said. “Macef is experiencing a particularly positive moment,” said Marco Serioli,More »

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point University and The High Point Market Authority have teamed for a new program that will help connect students and home furnishings companies. The partnership, which will match students with companies that are looking for help during the High Point Market, will also match students with semester-long internships throughout the calendar year.More »