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AmericasMart to Offer Full Slate of Seminars in Jan.

AmericasMart to Offer Full Slate of Seminars in Jan.

ATLANTA-AmericasMart will offer a signature lineup of seminars, networking events and celebrity demonstrations as AmericasMart presents the first global wholesale trade event of 2012: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Jan. 11-18 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-17), with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show taking place Jan. 12-15 (Temporaries:More »

Food and Fun Planned for Gift+Home in Vegas

Food and Fun Planned for Gift+Home in Vegas

LAS VEGAS–Gift+Home is planning a full line-up of events, entertainment and hospitality for the Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012. Among the amenities will be a Food Truck Festival on Jan. 30, featuring everything from meatballs and sliders to vegetarian fare; a Boogie Nights celebration of disco in the courtyardMore »

IMC Promotes Four in Leasing

IMC Promotes Four in Leasing

HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS-International Market Centers has promoted four members of its High Point- and Las Vegas-based leasing teams. Julie Messner, Craig Staack, Lee Hershberg and Margaret Powers were promoted to vice presidents, responsible for advancing new business opportunities. Messner, formerly vice president of publication sales for International Home Furnishings Center since 2008,More »

Make a Date

Make a Date

As usual, next year’s six-month trade show calendar starts with a bang with a plethora of January events. Trade shows from Hong Kong to High Point, N.C., beckon members of the home furnishings industry through June. Here’s a partial list of trade show happenings. See the full calendar of events at hfnmag.com.   JANUARYConsumer ElectronicsMore »

Simple and Sophisticated

Simple and Sophisticated

By Andrea LilloThe designs may be simple, but their impact in a room is powerful, so it’s no surprise that flatweaves are seeing more action among consumers. Formerly a designer look, these looks have wafted down to the mainstream, though designers remain devoted to them. Designer Genevieve Gorder’s new collection with Capel, for example, launchedMore »

New York Museum Reopens Islamic Galleries

New York Museum Reopens Islamic Galleries

Greatly enlarged and completely renovated, the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia reopened last month at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after eight and a half years. In 19,000 square feet of space, the galleries — organized by history and geography — showcaseMore »

Couristan Debuts Pulse

Couristan Debuts Pulse

Couristan has released Pulse, a new sales and marketing tool for its dealers that is the beginning of the company’s new cross-platform branding campaign. Featuring all 39 area rug collections in Couristan’s running line through October, the Pulse program includes a library of glossy four-color brochures that focus on popular lifestyle trends and is housedMore »

Millennium Weavers to Launch in Atlanta

Millennium Weavers to Launch in Atlanta

By Andrea Lillo While many companies have been pulling back this year, keeping expenses down and weathering the economic storm, Millennium Weavers LLC is a startup that has been quickly ramping up for more than a year now, and will officially launch to the industry next month at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. SpeakingMore »