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 »
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 »
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 »
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’s … More »
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 the … More »
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. Submissions … More »
EL MONTE, Calif.–Brown Jordan announced a new partnership with home furnishings designer Richard Frinier. The designer, who worked with Brown Jordan for 22 years prior to forming his own creative consultancy in 2002, will return for an encore collaboration to develop the Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan, scheduled to launch during the fall markets.
PICO RIVERA, Calif.–Aico/Amini Innovation has promoted Martin Ploy to president, succeeding Larry Rinaldi who recently retired. Ploy has been with the company for eight years, and held the position of executive vice president for the past five years. His experience in the furniture industry includes stints with RB Furniture, Benchcraft Furniture and Krause’s Sofa Factory. … More »