Furniture

Kathy Ireland, Martin Furniture Extend Partnership

Kathy Ireland, Martin Furniture Extend Partnership

SAN DIEGO–kathy ireland Worldwide and Martin Furniture have extended their partnership to create home office and entertainment furniture through 2015. The two companies will renew and expand the kathy ireland Home by Martin collection this year, according to a statement from Martin Home Furnishings. “Gil Martin is an extraordinary leader who has brought kathy irelandMore »

Tempur-Pedic Net Climbs 59 Percent in Q4

Tempur-Pedic Net Climbs 59 Percent in Q4

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic’s fiscal year closed with a powerful fourth-quarter performance, with net income jumping 59 percent to $46.3 million. The mattress manufacturer benefited from improvements in sales and gross margin in the final quarter of 2010, which ended on Dec. 31, 2010. Net sales rose 20 percent to $292.7 million, fueled by a 32 percentMore »

Lighting Market Opens in Dallas

Lighting Market Opens in Dallas

DALLAS–The lighting industry begins 2011 with its pilgrimage to the Dallas International Lighting Market, which opens today. Many companies are debuting new, relocated or expanded showrooms, and will host ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate. For today, these include 26th & Soho (World Trade Center #521-B) at 2 p.m. and Stylecraft (WTC, #10074) at 2:15 p.m.More »

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 »