Furniture

WithIt Offers “Pathway to Profit” at Las Vegas Market

WithIt 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Industry strategist and author Caroline Hipple, chief energy officer of HB2 Resources, will explore A Pathway to Profit, the new business book from Friesen Press, during a special educational event at the Las Vegas Market. Set for Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m., in Building C, space C174, the seminar is sponsored byMore »

Blog: Kudos to HGTV Home

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Hats off to HGTV HOME. Earlier this week, the consumer products arm of the much-trusted television network announced that it is launching a baby furniture collection. The collection, to be exclusively sold in 86 buybuy BABY stores, is just the latest in a flurry of licensing activity. Before the holidays, HGTV Home partnered with DreamsMore »

Adesso Co-Founder Passes

Peggy Traub

NEW YORK–Peggy Traub, a co-founder of Adesso Home and its president and CEO, passed away Jan. 13 after a long battle with cancer. She was 55. Traub founded the company with Lee Schaak in 1994, and since then Adesso has become a successful company in lighting and ready-to-assemble furniture. Traub was also a big believerMore »

Abbyson Living to be Featured on TNT’s “Inside Job”

Doddy Rafieha, Yavar Rafieha and Rodd Rafieha on TNT’s “Inside Job.”

LOS ANGELES–Abbyson Living will be featured on TNT’s new series “Inside Job” as four job hopefuls compete for a dream executive-level job at the company. “Inside Job,” which is slated to premiere in February, comes from the producers of such shows as “Undercover Boss” and “The Million Second Quiz.” Each week on “Inside Job,” oneMore »

West Elm Partners with Designer Steven Alan

West Elm Steven Alan

BROOKLYN,  N.Y.–West Elm is collaborating with fashion designer Steven Alan to create an exclusive, handcrafted home collection called Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm. The collection, which is in stores this month, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture made by potters in Nicaragua, weavers in India and papier-mache experts in Haiti, among others. “These artisansMore »

WithIt Names 2014 WOW Award Nominees, Gravely to Receive Legacy Award

Susan Gravely

HIGH POINT, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, has named its award nominees for 2014. The winners will be named and celebrated on Jan. 26, the opening night of the Las Vegas Market. Also at the event, Susan Gravely, founder and chief executive of Vietri, will receive the prestigious legacyMore »

Next Gen Now Lunch Planned in Vegas

Next Generation NOW

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is hosting a lunch event on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Las Vegas Market for Next Generation NOW members and industry leaders and influencers. Next Gen NOW members will have the opportunity to share a one-on-one working lunch with seasoned professionals in select showrooms during which they’llMore »