The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation has included business partners as a team for the first time among its 2010 nominees. The six nominees are: Gerald Birnbach of Rowe Furniture; Manuel Capó of El Dorado Furniture; Thomas Day, a leading furniture maker in the mid-1800s; Darrell and Stella Harris, founders of Furniture Southland; Michael … More »
NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, firstname.lastname@example.org; for mattresses, David Gill, email@example.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.–Hooker Furniture has promoted Bruce Cohenour to the new position of president of Hooker Furniture Casegoods. Cohenour has overseen the company’s casegoods merchandising and marketing as executive vice president of marketing since last year. He has now assumed the additional responsibilities of sales, merchandising, marketing and operations for the wood furniture division. He reports … More »
ROCKY MOUNT, Va.–Uttermost will give away three iPads as part of its launch into social media. The giveaway is for Uttermost’s “New Product Ideas” contest, where retailers and designers are invited to share their suggestions for Uttermost’s product line by clicking the “Enter to Win” tab at facebook.com/UttermostCo. Suggestions can include sketches and illustrations, and … More »
PHOENIX–For the second time in five years, Pacific Furniture Dealers has selected case good manufacturer aspenhome as their “Vendor Partner Of The Year” marking only the second time that a case goods manufacturer has received this outstanding recognition. In addition, aspenhome sales representative Michael Gess was honored as the “Best Vendor Representative of the Year” … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair closed last week, and organizer GLM reported that the fair had attracted 22,867 attendees to the event, held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show fielded a total of 590 exhibitors (up 7 percent over last year) representing designers, manufacturers, and purveyors of … More »
GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industry, has announced the WOW Awards finalists for 2010. Julie Phillips, vice president of The Phillips Collection, has earned the 2010 Legacy Award. This top honor recognizes the professional achievements of a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home and … More »
CARTHAGE, Mo.–Mark Quinn has been promoted to director of marketing for the residential furnishings segment of Leggett & Platt. In this newly created position, Quinn is responsible for the coordination of the marketing efforts for the various business units in residential furnishings. He reports to Perry Davis, president of the Leggett & Platt bedding group. … More »