DALTON, Ga.–Oriental Weavers USA has appointed Andy Brumlow vice president, product development, where he will manage the product development for area rugs, broadloom and rug padding, and coordinate projects with its domestics and overseas factories. Having joined the company in 2008 as vice president of broadloom, Brumlow previously spent 12 years as the director of … More »
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh will celebrate the release of interior designer Thomas O’Brien’s first book, American Modern, with a book signing and reception on Monday, April 19, during High Point Market next month. The event will take place in the Courtyard at Market Square from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. O’Brien was the first personality to design … More »
NEW YORK–Calvin Klein Home, which had been doing its new line of Curator Collection furniture itself direct with overseas resources, has now signed Z3 LLC. as its licensing partner to handle sales, production and distribution. The line will continue to be designed by Calvin Klein Home and produced at such companies as Samuelson, for case … More »
WASHINGTON–Matt Shay has been selected as president and chief executive officer of the National Retail Federation. Shay’s formal election will take place at the NRF board of directors meeting on June 22. He succeeds Tracy Mullin, who is retiring after serving as NRF president and CEO for 17 years. Shay is joining NRF after serving … More »
NEW YORK–Iconix Brand Group has entered into a license agreement with Next Creations for a line of Charisma home textiles. The products under the agreement include coordinated fashion bedding, towels, bath rugs, shower curtains, bath accessories and window treatments. A joint statement from the two firms said Charisma is noted for designs of “understated elegance … More »
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.
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 individuals … More »
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. The … More »