Furniture

Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

AUSTIN, Texas-Four Hands has purchased Bluefish Home, an international furniture company based in Marietta, Ga. This is Four Hands’ second acquisition in 90 days, following the addition of lighting company Architects & Heroes in March. For the past 11 years, Bluefish has offered hand-finished furniture, and each piece is crafted by artisans in Honduras. FourMore »

Telleysh Joins Lexington as V.P., General Manager of Upholstery Operations

Telleysh Joins Lexington as V.P., General Manager of Upholstery Operations

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Industry veteran Jim Telleysh has been named vice president and general manager of upholstery operations for Lexington Home Brands. In this role, Telleysh will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s upholstery business. Telleysh will report to Phil Haney, president and chief executive officer of Lexington Home Brands. Telleysh was most recentlyMore »

Editors Recognize Top ICFF Intros

Editors Recognize Top ICFF Intros

NEW YORK–Awards were bestowed in 16 categories at the ICFF Editors Awards Ceremony for the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) last night during the ICFF Exhibitors Reception at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year’s ICFF Editors Awards Committee was comprised of Arlene Hirst, Anniina Koivu of Abitare, Jessica Johnson of Azure,More »

Conran Redux

Conran Redux

By Warren Shoulberg The Conran Shop has moved downtown—and downstairs too. The iconic home furnishings store—a cornerstone of contemporary design and often the launch point of important new products—is marking its second decade in the United States with an entirely new store in an entirely new location. But it’s still very much Terence Conran’s place.More »

Macy’s Lets the Sunshine In

Macy’s Lets the Sunshine In

After a 25 year absence from the category, Macy’s is testing the casual furniture waters with a launch of outdoor furniture collections in some of its Northeast stores. With a wide variety of furniture designed to convert outdoor space into an extension of the home, the Macy’s Outdoor Furniture Collection is debuting in 20 Macy’sMore »

Kathy Ireland: Re-modeling

Kathy Ireland: Re-modeling

Kathy Ireland’s core customer—the working mom looking for solutions—has had a tough time the past year or two, but she believes things are looking up. “I’m feeling better about the direction things are going,” said Ireland, the former model turned home mogul, in an interview during the recent High Point Market. Her customers, she said,More »

High Point’s Casey: Efforts to Improve Market Experience Pay Off

High Point’s Casey: Efforts to Improve Market Experience Pay Off

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Buyers were upbeat and activity brisk as home furnishings professionals from across the country and around the world got down to business at the High Point Market this spring, according to show organizers. In a video news release today (available for viewing via highpointmarket.org/2010Spring), Brian D. Casey, president and chief executive officer of theMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »