Furniture

Ruehlmann Appointed to Head Product Development with Simmons

Ruehlmann Appointed to Head Product Development with Simmons

ATLANTA—Simmons has named Jim Ruehlmann to the newly created position of executive vice president of product development. Ruehlmann is responsible for developing and executing the mattress manufacturer’s new-product creation and innovation strategies. He reports directly to Gary Fazio, chief executive officer. Prior to joining Simmons, Ruehlmann served in product-development roles for various companies, including Sealy,More »

AHFA Slates Manufacturing Summit

AHFA Slates Manufacturing Summit

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) will hold its 2011 Manufacturing Summit March 8-9 at the Franklin Furniture Institute on the campus of Mississippi State University. The Summit will bring together industry leaders dedicated to sharing strategies, experiences and best practices for becoming more competitive in today’s global market. The 9 a.m. toMore »

Crystorama to Unveil New Marketing Campaign in Dallas

Crystorama to Unveil New Marketing Campaign in Dallas

WESTBURY, N.Y.-Crystorama will unveil its new 2011 marketing campaign in its Trade Mart showroom, #3503 during the Dallas International Lighting Market this week. Called Artistic Illumination, the campaign will celebrate the history of Crystorama’s 55 years in business with a focus on the next 50 years. It will also consist of three key pillars: enhancedMore »

GuildMaster Adds to Dallas Market Center Space

GuildMaster Adds to Dallas Market Center Space

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—GuildMaster has doubled its showroom space in room 504 of the Dallas Market Center. The space now measures more than 7,000 square feet, according to a company statement. Steve Crowder, GuildMaster’s president and chief executive officer, said the expanded showroom will include vignettes of furniture, lighting, wall decor and accessories, which will “make itMore »

Company C Returns to Atlanta With Expanded Showroom

Company C

ATLANTA—The HOME product center at AmericasMart welcomes more than two dozen new companies to its permanent showroom collection. One of the premier showrooms debuting in Building 1—the destination for HOME—is Company C, which returns to AmericasMart this January. The company, a designer and manufacturer of rugs, bedding, furniture and decorative accessories, has secured nearly 1,800More »

Gooding Named VP of MMPI’s Washington Design Center

Gooding Named VP of MMPI’s Washington Design Center

CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has promoted Jim Gooding to vice president and general manager of the Washington Design Center in Washington DC, effective immediately. In his new role, Gooding will be responsible for overseeing the operations and leasing efforts for the 60 showrooms and office tenants housed at the Washington Design Center. Gooding will alsoMore »

LMS Design Group to Open Las Vegas Showroom

LMS Design Group to Open Las Vegas Showroom

LAS VEGAS—LMS Design Group is opening a 5,000 square-foot showroom inside Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas. The showroom will debut during Las Vegas Market, Jan. 24-28 and remain open year-round. LMS Design Group is a Las Vegas-based, multi-line fabric and furniture resource that offers a diverse assortment of textiles andMore »