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Safavieh Promotes Varjabedian

Safavieh Promotes Varjabedian

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh has promoted Yervant Varjabedian to director of international sales, a new position.  A fourth-generation rug industry veteran, Varjabedian has been with Safavieh for 12 years, serving in various sales management capacities. He will continue to oversee key, long-standing national accounts. “Varjabedian had been proactive in developing international business for Safavieh’s designer linesMore »

Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

FRANKFURT, Germany—Messe Frankfurt has appointed Yvonne Engelmann as director for the Tendence and Ambiente team, as of Sept.  1.  Reporting to Nicolette Naumann, vice president for Ambiente and Tendence, Engelmann will take over the Giving section and assume responsibility for organizing that part of the show, revolving around individual gift ideas, trendy lifestyle products andMore »

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Increases in both attendance and exhibitors made last week’s New York International Gift Fair the largest since summer 2008, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Attendance rose 5 percent over the numbers who visited the 2010 summer Gift Fair, to almost 35,000. More than 2,800 companies exhibited at NYIGF, up 110More »

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in October. Please send materials by Friday, September 9, for possible inclusion. For furniture, email Duke Ratliff, dratliff@hfnmag.com; for lighting, area rugs and home decor, email Andrea Lillo, alillo@hfnmag.com; for mattresses,More »

Sphinx to Exhibit at Chicago’s Casual Market

Sphinx to Exhibit at Chicago’s Casual Market

DALTON, Ga.–Sphinx by Oriental Weavers will exhibit for the first time at next month’s Chicago International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, Sept. 12-15, in suite # 8-2034 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Sphinx will be feature such indoor/outdoor collections as Montego and Caspian, as well as the U.S.-made, space-dyed nylon collections Milano, Palermo and Salerno. “OutdoorMore »

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division has been chosen by the Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to host the 2011 Licensors Workshop. The event will be held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville Sept. 10-14. The SPLiCE Licensors Workshop provides members with a unique venue that affords an opportunity to speak withMore »

Inc. Magazine Names Surya to 500/5,000 List

Inc. Magazine Names Surya to 500/5,000 List

ATLANTA–Surya, a leading manufacturer of area rugs and home accessories, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5,000 list, one of the few firms in its industry to make the list of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. The company came in at #3,446, and the magazine reported Surya as having 52 percent growth for theMore »