Furniture

ARTS Awards Nominations Open, Interior Designer Category Added

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and ART are now accepting nominations for the 26th annual ARTS Awards, which recognize top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide. This year, there is a new category for interior designer, for a total of 27 different awards. In addition, the awards ceremony, traditionally on the Saturday of the Dallas TotalMore »

Designer Nikki Chu to Launch Line with Imax

Nikki Chu

TULSA, Okla.–Imax has signed a licensing agreement with interior and fashion accessory designer Nikki Chu, and the initial line of furniture and home accessories will launch at the summer markets. Chu’s first collection focuses on metallics, accented with black and white. Metallic shades and finishes are mixed, with gold, silver, copper and bronze pieces featuredMore »

Mod Mom Furniture Names Petril President

Robert Petril

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.–Mod Mom Furniture announced the appointment of Robert Petril as president in a newly created position. He will be responsible for steering Mod Mom’s lifestyle brand through the management of manufacturing partnerships, new designs and sales and marketing initiatives. Petril, who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role, hasMore »

Ethan Allen Introduces Modern Masters Collection

A Calder lithograph

DANBURY, Conn.–On Sunday, June 1, Ethan Allen will unveil its Modern Masters Collection, an offering of collectible lithographs created by some of the most legendary artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and Joan Miró, among many others. The collection was originallyMore »

Surya Launches Instagram Contest

Surya

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has launched a contest on Instagram, where designers and retailers can post a photo of themselves with a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location for a chance to win Surya products. Surya hands out thousands of colorful jute tote bags at various markets and events every year and wants toMore »

Theodore Alexander Hires Bob Harold

Bob Harold

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam–Furniture manufacturer Theodore Alexander has appointed Bob Harold as senior vice president of manufacturing. Harold’s responsibilities will encompass all aspects of Theodore Alexander’s manufacturing processes in Vietnam, including the main factory in Ho Chi Minh City and the foundry, upholstery, procurement, sourcing, costing, process engineering and quality control functions. He willMore »

Four Home Furnishings Students to Receive Scholarships

ScholarshipEmilyHardin

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Four new students have been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship, granted to students bound for a career in home furnishings, for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year’s recipients are Emily Hardin, a senior interior design student at Mississippi State University; Samuel Patterson, a junior in the industrial design program at NorthMore »

Las Vegas Market Goal: Call 90,000 Buyers

Las Vegas Market’s Retail Relations team

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market has significantly expanded its retail relations team, increasing its buyer outreach efforts to include 30 full-time staff with dedicated representatives for the gift, home decor, furniture and lifestyle categories as well as two field representatives. Show owner International Market Centers said it expects this team to generate significant increases in buyerMore »