Furniture

World Market Center Announces Market Dates

World Market Center Announces Market Dates

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Market will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, 2012 for Winter Las Vegas Market, and July 30 through Aug. 3, 2012, for Summer Las Vegas Market. Hours will be consistent with the Winter 2011 Market, with permanent exhibitors open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday fromMore »

Department of Youth

Department of Youth

By Duke Ratliff Vendors at the World Market Center for the Las Vegas Winter Market last month turned their efforts to the somewhat-untapped youth market. Makers of casegoods, ready-to-assemble furniture, mattresses and occasional furniture all targeted younger generations with introductions and marketing campaigns, while introductions from even the most traditional vendors ventured into a slightlyMore »

Big Pieces, Better Fabrics in for the Outdoor Room

Big Pieces, Better Fabrics in for the Outdoor Room

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan The lines continue to blur between indoor and outdoor when it comes to trends in casual furniture. Manufacturers gearing up for the summer season report that improved fabrics, comfier seating and more substantial pieces are among the elements that consumers will see as they’re shopping for their so-called “outdoor rooms.” “TheMore »

Mod Mom Founder to Headline ASFD Event During High Point

Mod Mom Founder to Headline ASFD Event During High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Kiersten Hathcock, the founder and designer of Mod Mom Furniture who is also scheduled to appear on an April 1st episode of ABC television show’s Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker at the American Society of Furniture Designers’ Spring High Point Market dinner. She will discuss her journey from beginning her businessMore »

Magnussen to Debut Home Stores at Dongguan Chinese Market 

Magnussen to Debut Home Stores at Dongguan Chinese Market 

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Magnussen Home Furnishings will unveil its complete home store concept for the Chinese market and its international product marketing program at the Chinese Home Furnishings show in Dongguan, China, this month. Magnussen will present a complete home furnishings store concept called the “American Dream Home” with bedroom, dining room, occasional, upholstery and accessories atMore »

Reminder: Editorial Deadline for High Point Market Friday, March 11

Reminder: Editorial Deadline for High Point Market Friday, March 11

NEW YORK–HFN is in the midst of coordinating its editorial coverage of April’s High Point Market. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight at this market for possible inclusion. Furniture manufacturers should submit their information to Duke Ratliff at dratliff@hfnmag.com. Submissions for floor covering and lightingMore »

High Point’s International Home Furnishings Center Building to be Sold

High Point’s International Home Furnishings Center Building to be Sold

HIGH POINT, N.C.-High Point Market’s International Home Furnishings Center building is in agreement to be sold by Bassett Furniture and other shareholders, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. With a purchase price of $275 million, the buyers are identified as an entity called IHFC Acquisition Co. The filing mentions aMore »

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Sets Speaker Lineup

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Sets Speaker Lineup

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The Western Home Furnishings Association and the National Home Furnishings Association has scheduled its speakers for the upcoming Home Furnishings Industry Conference. The opening keynote speakers will be Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas of USA Today’s Common Ground column, who will describe how to forge agreements even though differences may exist between retailers andMore »