Furniture

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has agreed to continue its program to provide complimentary retailer memberships to the Gift & Home Trade Association for new gift buyers who attend the upcoming summer Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The market center had provided these free memberships at the winter market, after it and the associationMore »

Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

NEW YORK–Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture will be among the supporters of the Northeast Cruise for Hope, which will be presented by City of Hope, the research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The cruise will honor Simon Kaplan, president of Crest Furniture. The cruise, which is scheduled for Sept.More »

IFDA, NYIGF to Present Color Seminar

IFDA, NYIGF to Present Color Seminar

NEW YORK–The International Furnishings & Design Association and the New York International Gift Fair will offer a seminar on color theory and its practical applications at the upcoming Gift Fair. Titled “Color: From Theory to Selection,” the session will present three color experts and their views on the role of color in design. Eve Ashcraft,More »

Brand Sense Acquires Stake in DwellStudio

Brand Sense Acquires Stake in DwellStudio

NEW YORK–Brand Sense Partners, a brand management and consulting company, has made a “strategic investment” in lifestyle brand DwellStudio. The investment, details of which were unavailable at press time, will allow DwellStudio, which offers a range of home textiles, case goods and upholstered furniture and operates a shop-within-a-shop at ABC Home in New York, toMore »

Allan Palecek to Receive ARTS Award

Allan Palecek to Receive ARTS Award

DALLAS–Allan H. Palecek, founder, CEO and lead designer of Palecek, will receive the Academy of Achievement Award at the 23rd annual ARTS Awards taking place on Saturday, January 21, 2012, during the Total Home & Gift Markets here. “Allan’s dedication to design, function and craftsmanship have led his brand to become one of the mostMore »

WHFA, NHFA Release Las Vegas Market Seminar Schedule

WHFA, NHFA Release Las Vegas Market Seminar Schedule

LAS VEGAS–The Western Home Furnishings Association and the National Home Furnishings Association have announced the educational-seminar schedule at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The entire seminar series will take place in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC) of the two associations, in room 496 of building C. Seminars are scheduled for Aug. 1-4 throughout each day.More »

ON TARGET: furniture and lighting

ON TARGET: furniture and lighting

Target’s furniture and lighting offerings are primarily comprised of the retailer’s in-house Target Home and Room Essentials brands, with a few notable exceptions. In furniture, Target devotes substantial space to shelving and office furniture, in addition to standard RTA furniture items such as end tables, side tables and occasional chairs. Target’s furniture section is comprisedMore »

Massively Casual

Massively Casual

By Duke Ratliff With outdoor furniture expected to be one of the hottest home categories in 2011, it’s no surprise that Walmart, Kmart and Target are playing up the category in a big way. As expected, each of the big three mass merchants are devoting loads of floor space to outdoor furniture this summer. Plus,More »