Furniture

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 »

WHFA, NHFA Set Seminar Schedule for Las Vegas Market

WHFA, NHFA Set Seminar Schedule for Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—The Western Home Furnishings Association and the National Home Furnishings Association have slated a series of seminars to take place during the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The WHFA-NHFA seminars are scheduled for Jan. 24-27. WHFA is partnering once again with the World Market Center Las Vegas to offer the association’s Business Survival Academy SeriesMore »

Murillo Becomes Pure-Sleep Development Director for Art Van

Murillo Becomes Pure-Sleep Development Director for Art Van

WARREN, Mich.—Art Van Furniture has named Armando Murillo director of pure-sleep development, a newly created position for the retailer. Murillo is responsible for the further development of the Art Van Pure Sleep stores, and reports to Steve Glucksman, vice president of strategic business development. Launched in 2009, Art Van Pure Sleep now encompasses two freestandingMore »

Turner to Leave Martha Stewart Living CFO Post

Turner to Leave Martha Stewart Living CFO Post

NEW YORK—Kelli Turner, chief financial officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will leave the company in the near future, according to the company. An MSLO statement said Turner will “join a private company in the near future,” although it did not specify which company. MSLO has also begun a search for a new chief financialMore »

Four Hands Expands Atlanta Showroom, Adds Brands

Four Hands Expands Atlanta Showroom, Adds Brands

ATLANTA-Four Hands today announced the expansion of its AmericasMart showroom in Atlanta, bringing the total amount to nearly 9,000 square feet.  The new addition to the showroom allows for the Esquire Home Collection and Kelly Hoppen brands to debut during the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next week and improves the overall flow ofMore »

Dallas Holiday & Home Expo Features Ford Mustang Giveaway

Dallas Holiday & Home Expo Features Ford Mustang Giveaway

DALLAS—One lucky buyer will win a 2011 Ford Mustang during the Dallas Holiday & Home Expo, Jan. 19-25, which is being given away by the Decorative & Holiday Association. To be eligible to win, participants must be registered buyers with the Dallas Market Center and visit 16 participating Decorative & Holiday Association members’ showrooms andMore »

Kathy Ireland Licenses with Primo on Seating and Sleep Furniture

Kathy Ireland Licenses with Primo on Seating and Sleep Furniture

MONTREAL—kathy ireland Worldwide, the design and marketing firm headed by former supermodel and actress Kathy Ireland, has signed a licensing partnership with Primo International for a line of seating, sleepers, futons and other products. The initial launch will encompass up to 30 Klik Klak Studio Sleepers, futons and other items, according to John DeFalco, executiveMore »