Furniture

WithIt Announces 2011 WOW Awards Finalists

WithIt Announces 2011 WOW Awards Finalists

GREENSBORO, N.C.­—WithIt, the women’s leadership development network, named the finalists for its WOW Awards for 2011, with Stickley Furniture President Aminy Audi earning its Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is bestowed to a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home and furnishings industries. Nominees for the Education Award are Lauren West, directorMore »

IFDA Prepares Networking Event

IFDA Prepares Networking Event

NEW YORK–The New York Chapter of the IFDA will hold its “Cocktails, Conversation and Connections” networking event next Monday, June 6. Held inside Grand Central Station at The Campbell Apartment, located at 15 Vanderbilt Place, the event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes a cash bar. To RSVP, email your name,More »

NPD Group Report: Outdoor Entertaining Presents Opportunities

NPD Group Report: Outdoor Entertaining Presents Opportunities

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–More than 75 percent of home entertainers prefer the more laid back approach and spacious feeling they get from entertaining in the great outdoors, according to the NPD Group report “Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2010: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out.” The report said that the top outdoor entertainment items currently owned by consumers crossMore »

Tom Dixon, Artek, Herman Miller Retail Win Awards at ICFF

Tom Dixon, Artek, Herman Miller Retail Win Awards at ICFF

NEW YORK–The 2011 ICFF Editors Awards were presented last week during the 23rd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 16 categories. The winners were: Vitra for Body of Work; Rich, Brilliant & Willing for New Designer; George Nakashima Woodworker for Craftsmanship; Artek for Furniture; Wilkhahn’s Chassis Chair by Stefan Dietz for Seating;  Ltd. Edition forMore »

IFDA to Present Market Trend Reviews from Milan Show and ICFF

IFDA to Present Market Trend Reviews from Milan Show and ICFF

NEW YORK–The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association will present a program detailing the trends in home furnishings seen at the Salone del Mobile Show in Milan and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair here. The program will be conducted by interior designer Patricia Bouley and Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine.More »

OneCoast Joins World Market Center Las Vegas

OneCoast Joins World Market Center Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas announced a new partnership with sales and marketing company OneCoast, who will begin exhibiting at Summer 2011 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The Atlanta-based company is one of the largest wholesale providers of gift, home, fashion accessories and collegiate products to retailers throughout the United States. Its new showroom,More »

Bell’O Appoints Gentec Canadian Distributor

MORGANVILLE, N.J.–Bell’O International, designer and manufacturer of audio/video furniture and accessories, has formed a Canadian distribution agreement with Gentec International. Gentec International supplies a complete range of electronics, photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theater, wireless and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. “We look forward to a long-term association with Gentec, utilizingMore »

Whitecraft Expands, Relocates Merchandise Mart Showroom

Whitecraft Expands, Relocates Merchandise Mart Showroom

CHICAGO–Whitecraft has expanded and relocated its showroom to the 17th floor of The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart. Whitecraft added approximately 65 percent more space for a total display area of 3,500 square feet. The Whitecraft showroom is located in Suite 1752. “With our relocation to the 17th floor, we will be able toMore »