NEW YORK–International licensing agent Hermine Mariaux will present “Maison & Objet Market Review 2011” on Oct. 26 at an event sponsored by the New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Mariaux, who has developed and marketed home-furnishings collections including Springs Global’s Court of Versailles line, will speak on the product, fabric and … More »
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg’s various licensees will debut products at the New York Tabletop Show and the High Point International Home Furnishings Market this week. In New York, Reed & Barton will extend the popular Williamsburg Farmyard Friends collection of baby gifts with a ceramic child’s set and a musical carousel, both decorated with baby animals based … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Showplace, a multi-tenant showroom building, is unveiling a smart phone shopping app at the market designed to revolutionize the buyer experience. The app, called Showplace Shopper, enables buyers to scan Quick Response codes assigned to products as they shop Showplace showrooms—capturing information about the products and images of items that interest them on … More »
LOS ANGELES–Classic Home, a Classic Concepts company and manufacturer and distributor of eco-friendly furniture collections and other categories, has appointed Gary Simms senior vice president of sales. He reports to Harpal Singh, president and chief executive officer, Classic Concepts. With 30 years experience in the furniture and home decor industries, Simms was most recently national … More »
GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network in the home and furnishings industries, is holding a raffle for a luxury getaway for two to the Monterey Peninsula in California. With a value of $14,000, the prize includes first class airfare within the U.S. where available, four nights at Pebble Beach Lodge with an ocean view … More »
WESTON, Conn.–Paul Heifetz, a long-time executive with Raymor-Moreddi, has died. He was 83. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Heifetz starting his home furnishings career working for his stepfather at The Heifetz Lamp Company in New York in the early 1950s. He then joined Raymor-Moreddi as vice president of sales at … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Groovystuff has partnered with Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., to create a design competition that will give students real-world experience, a chance to earn royalties on successful design, and a reason to choose the home furnishings industry after graduation. Twenty-three students in ASU’s Industrial Design and Furniture Design program will participate by … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Longtime High Point Market exhibitor Fairmont Designs is relocating its showroom to the International Home Furnishings Center. The new showroom, on the eighth floor of the IHFC’s Commerce Wing space C867, will be ready for the October Market, according to Brian Edwards, president of Fairmont Designs.