Furniture

Studio A to Open New York Showroom

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DALLAS–Home decor and accent furniture resource Studio A will open its first New York showroom next month, in the New York Design Center. With more than 4,000 square feet of space, the showroom is next to Global Views’ showroom on the sixth floor. The opening is set to coincide with New York’s International Contemporary FurnitureMore »

There’s Nothing Generic About Somerton Dwelling

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By Duke Ratliff Rita Ho-Bezzola, the CEO of Somerton Dwelling, is not the average furniture industry executive. She grew up in the business, helping out in the furniture factory her parents founded in Dongguan City in southern China. Now, she’s overseeing the rebranding of the company. In addition, she’s a classically trained pianist; she ownsMore »

Kevin O’Brien Studio Moves High Point Showroom

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PHILADELPHIA-Kevin O’Brien Studio has relocated its High Point, N.C., showroom to room G-6013 in the Suites at Market Square. The new space will be open for High Point Market, which begins this Saturday and runs through April 10. The company’s previous High Point showroom was in room G-7046 of the same building. Christina Heppard, whoMore »

Furniture Association Offers Buyer Help in High Point

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) provides High Point buyers a one-stop marketplace filled with business service providers offering money-saving tools to improve their businesses. The Retailer Resource Center (RRC), located on the first floor of Plaza Suites, hosts more than 30 vendors that offer products and services ranging from advertising and marketing,More »

LaVon Barnes, The Prime Source Founder, 58

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DALLAS–LaVon Barnes, a former retail buyer whose sharp product development instincts led her to create her own sourcing company, The Prime Source, passed away on March 21 from complications of cancer. She was 58. Barnes began her career in retail buying offices. She first worked as a buyer at Sanger Harris (Federated) in Dallas. SheMore »

AIMsights Adds Associates

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DOVER, Pa.–The AIMsights Group, a market research firm, has named Judy Bono and Henry Ching as senior associates. Bono worked at The Pfaltzgraff Co. for more than 20 years, managing branded, licensed and private label product categories and merchandised assortments across multiple channels—including stores, catalogs and e-commerce—and built the Pfaltzgraff’s licensing business with more thanMore »

AmericasMart to Grow Home

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta has unveiled a plan to expand its home furnishings offerings with the opening of Building 1 Floor 15, an addition of more than 100,000 square feet of space created expressly for design-led furniture. The development program for the new space launches in July, and the space will officially open in January 2015 atMore »