DALTON, Ga.–Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired lifestyle brand, has partnered with Oriental Weavers to create a line of indoor and outdoor area rugs, with an initial launch at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January. The Tommy Bahama Home rug collections will include rugs made of wool, jute and other fibers, and range in size … More »
NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, January 8-11, 2013. Area rug exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion. Submissions can be sent to Andrea Lillo (email@example.com). The deadline for materials is Friday, December 6.
DALLAS–Next Monday, Nov. 18, Feizy Rugs will launch a Facebook campaign to benefit The Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit that finds and invests in grassroots organizations that serve the world’s most vulnerable children. For every new “like” received on Feizy’s Facebook page from Nov. 18-29, Feizy Rugs will donate $1 to The Global Fund … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers has named William Lacey chief financial officer. Lacey has a strong operational finance orientation and comes to IMC with more than 30 years of broad-based experience in both public and private-equity-owned companies. He succeeds Kathy Venezia, who has been with IMC since the company’s inception in May … More »
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Jeff Sampson, formerly vice president of marketing with Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., has joined the Pacific Design Center as director of marketing. Sampson’s oversight will include all related marketing efforts including promotional and digital platforms. “Jeff comes to the Pacific Design Center with significant marketing experience in the interior design, showroom and publishing … More »
An HFN Staff Report Celebrities come and go, but the best celebrity designers have staying power. Designers included here such as Candice Olson, Kathy Ireland and Thom Filicia have resonated with consumers for years; they know what their customers want—and they know their way around home furnishings trade shows such as High Point Market. Consistent … More »
The company’s designer portfolio keeps growing By Andrea Lillo For more than three decades, Nourison has searched to bring new design and innovation to retail. Over the last few years, that has included bolstering its designer license portfolio, which now contains iconic brands, each offering the consumer a different viewpoint. This comes as Nourison’s Alex … More »
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh licensing partner and celebrity designer Thom Filicia used a rug design from his collection with Safavieh to create a paddleboard for the 2013 “Paddle and Party for Pink,” a charity event that raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Filicia, who lost his mother to breast cancer, chose to affix his … More »