Furniture

Kathy Ireland to Receive First Design for Life Award

Kathy Ireland to Receive First Design for Life Award

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization announced today that Kathy Ireland will receive its first Design For Life Award. The award will be presented to Ireland on Jan. 30, 2011, at the annual Gift for Life fundraising event, to be held at the Central Park Boathouse here. More »

The Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to the Casual Furniture Market

The Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to the Casual Furniture Market

CHICAGO—The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market will once again present the Garden Accessories Courtyard, a 10,000-square-foot area that will be home to exhibitors showcasing outdoor accessories. This dedicated exhibitor area will be located on the Northwest side of the 8th Floor Market Suites during Market. The Garden Accessories Courtyard is home to exhibitor boothsMore »

Kardashian Home to Launch

Kardashian Home to Launch

LOS ANGELES—The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, are collaborating with designer Bruno Schiavi on a brand launch to include apparel, home and accessories. Items are expected to be in stores in 2011. “We are excited to work with Bruno Schiavi in developing our first brand together,” said the Kardashians in a statement. “His expertMore »

Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

LAS VEGAS—Bush Furniture announced yesterday at the Las Vegas Market that it has teamed with Kathy Ireland for ready-to-assemble office furniture. Bush and Kathy Ireland Worldwide will develop lines of office products including entertainment, organization, storage and home furnishings. The designs will be marketed as Kathy Ireland Office by Bush Furniture, and Kathy Ireland HomeMore »

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

LOS ANGELES—Elite Leather Company has acquired upholstered furniture maker Hiatt Furniture.  Hiatt will become a new division of Elite Leather which will keep its name under Elite’s ownership. Like Elite Leather, Hiatt Furniture is a family-run business that has been manufacturing in Southern California for over 50 years. Hans, grandson of founder Hayden H. Hiatt,More »

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Attendees descend on the World Market Center here today, as the summer edition of Las Vegas Market opens. Even with temperatures in the 100-degree range, attendees are set to party as several events are planned for later today. From 4-6 p.m., Temper-Pedic will host a party in its showroom, C1512, and Twin-Star International will doMore »

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

LAS VEGAS–To help focus attention on the second annual National Home Furnishings Month in September, the World Market Center will sponsor a nationwide consumer sweepstakes that will pay a homeowner’s mortgage for one year. The sweepstakes will run through September and will be promoted extensively online and with the support of participating retailers. Stores canMore »

Bigger Tickets

Bigger Tickets

By David Gill Got ten-thou for a mattress? Given the current shape of the economy—recovering, but taking its time about it—the conventional answer would seem to be, “No.” But some mattress manufacturers are approaching this environment in an unconventional manner. Domestic manufacturers such as E.S. Kluft & Co., OMI and Shifman Mattresses have introduced mattressesMore »