Furniture

Home Furnishings Assoc. Names Retailers of the Year

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced the winners for its 2014 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers. Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Furniture, Baton Rouge, La. is the NAHFA 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses withMore »

High Point Market Opens

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–The spring High Point Market opens today with thousands of product introductions—plus a plethora of networking opportunities—on tap. Among the notable happenings, Trump Home by Dorya is unveiling a new 50-piece furniture collection; Surya is showing its first foray into the bedding category; Highland House is debuting a furniture collection from Barclay Butera;More »

Sterling Ruffin Collett III, 56

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MORGANTON, N.C.–Sterling Ruffin Collett III, former vice president of Drexel Heritage Furnishings, died on April 2 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. After receiving his BS in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Collett worked in the furniture industry like his father and uncle before him.More »

Bassett to Expand Motion Offerings, Hires Dobkins

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BASSETT, Va.–Bassett Furniture said it will push forward in the motion upholstery category with the company’s new Bassett Motion Xpress program, debuting at the High Point Market, April 5-10. The program features eight new styles, each with multiple cover options. Bassett has produced selected items in the motion category for a number of years, butMore »

Bassett Q1 Net Falls 14 Percent

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BASSETT, Va.-Downtrending sales, increased new store-related costs and reduced margins in its wholesale segment combined to slash Bassett Furniture’s first-quarter net income by 14 percent, to $843,000. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on March 1, fell 5.3 percent to $75.6 million. Included in the top-line total was a 5.4 percent decline in salesMore »

Studio A to Open New York Showroom

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DALLAS–Home decor and accent furniture resource Studio A will open its first New York showroom next month, in the New York Design Center. With more than 4,000 square feet of space, the showroom is next to Global Views’ showroom on the sixth floor. The opening is set to coincide with New York’s International Contemporary FurnitureMore »

There’s Nothing Generic About Somerton Dwelling

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By Duke Ratliff Rita Ho-Bezzola, the CEO of Somerton Dwelling, is not the average furniture industry executive. She grew up in the business, helping out in the furniture factory her parents founded in Dongguan City in southern China. Now, she’s overseeing the rebranding of the company. In addition, she’s a classically trained pianist; she ownsMore »

Kevin O’Brien Studio Moves High Point Showroom

Kevin O’Brien Studio

PHILADELPHIA-Kevin O’Brien Studio has relocated its High Point, N.C., showroom to room G-6013 in the Suites at Market Square. The new space will be open for High Point Market, which begins this Saturday and runs through April 10. The company’s previous High Point showroom was in room G-7046 of the same building. Christina Heppard, whoMore »