Furniture

Ashwell of Shabby Chic to Headline High Point Luncheon

Ashwell of Shabby Chic to Headline High Point Luncheon

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Rachel Ashwell, founder of Shabby Chic, will speak at a luncheon and seminar to be held during the upcoming High Point Market. Ashwell will present “Staying True to Your Brand While Evolving in Today’s Market.” Sponsored jointly by the International Home Furnishings Center and the International Furnishings and Design Association, the luncheon isMore »

WithIt Names Competitive Intelligence Panelists

WithIt Names Competitive Intelligence Panelists

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries, will feature four expert panelists during the organization’s semi-annual Competitive Intelligence event to be held on April 19 at the High Point Market. The featured speakers will share their insights about the products, trends and noteworthy collections they will have spotted onMore »

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 »

Mussallem Named Natuzzi North America President

Natuzzi

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Joseph Mussallem has been named president of the North American Team for Natuzzi Americas Inc. filling a position that had been vacant since Cary Benson left last December. Mussallem was most recently Natuzzi senior vice president of sales, responsible for national accounts, Natuzzi Editions and Italsofa brands. The company said he will focusMore »

Bottega Veneta Launches Pop-Up Store at Salone del Mobile

Bottega Veneta Launches Pop-Up Store at Salone del Mobile

MILAN, Italy–In conjunction with Salone del Mobile, Bottega Veneta will feature a pop-up store of Japanese wares. It is part of the company’s week-long celebration of Japanese design and craftsmanship, as the company will also highlight the winning furniture designs from its recent student design competition, in collaboration with Tokyo University. Located on the fourth floorMore »

Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather Returns to IHFC

Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather Returns to IHFC

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather showroom will return to the International Home Furnishings Center this market after showing at several other locations outside the main building. The new showroom, space 1102 in the Design Center wing, will present the entire line, including sectionals, sleepers and chairs. Michael Hansen, vice president ofMore »

The Value Factor

The Value Factor

By Jennifer Boncy Casual furniture manufacturers are hoping to breathe new life into the market this year, some with bolder colors and innovatively woven fabrics and others with contemporary and transitional looks. But no matter what the style or color, the real must-have these days is value. Manufacturers, striving to make 2010 a more profitableMore »