Furniture

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 »

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Kimberley Wray, who as vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority helped modernize and restructure the furniture shows here, is leaving her position. Wray, who said she is leaving for personal and family reasons, will stay on through June. In the meantime, the Authority said it will be looking forMore »

Raymour & Flanigan Partners With Kristan Cunningham

Raymour & Flanigan Partners With Kristan Cunningham

LIVERPOOL, N.Y.–Retailer Raymour & Flanigan has formed an exclusive partnership with Kristan Cunningham, a design expert and television personality, to develop programs to inform and teach consumers on home decorating. Cunningham, who makes regular appearances on “Rachael Ray” and HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” will provide design insights and work with the company to developMore »

Casual Industry Expands at Chicago Merchandise Mart

Casual Industry Expands at Chicago Merchandise Mart

CHICAGO–The Chicago Merchandise Mart added four casual furniture companies—Actiwin, Homecrest, Leisure Design and NorthCape International—to its tenant list. Additionally, three current tenants have renewed their continued commitment to The Merchandise Mart and expanded their showroom spaces. Expansions include Patio Renaissance by Sunlord Leisure Products, Suncoast Aluminum Furniture and Treasure Garden. “The Chicago Merchandise Mart isMore »

Human Touch Returns to High Point

Human Touch Returns to High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Human Touch, the manufacturer of massage chairs, has returned to High Point Market after a three-year absence. The company exhibited in showroom IHFC-H517 at the market, which ends today. Among the new products it showed were the HT-Connect/AcuTouch 9500, which the company said is the first robotic massage chair to offer a fullyMore »

Weekend in High Point: Furniture Market, the Sequel

Weekend in High Point: Furniture Market, the Sequel

 HIGH POINT, N.C.–It’s not light yet … but it’s getting there. With all due apologies to Bob Dylan, the furniture industry is beginning to see the first tangible signs of a recovery from what has been arguably the darkest days in its modern history. The High Point Market—the biggest furniture and accessories show on theMore »

Dallas Market Center Calls Attendees Home for the Holidays

Dallas Market Center Calls Attendees Home for the Holidays

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center announced it will again present a 4,200-square-foot, eight-room home furnished and decorated for the holidays during its Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 23-29. The home will feature products from showrooms throughout the Dallas Market Center campus and will be on exhibit in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. ChristmasMore »

GuildMaster Names “Show Your Stuff” Winners

GuildMaster Names “Show Your Stuff” Winners

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The GuildMaster “Show Your Stuff” contest wrapped up with a total of more than 750 fans casting almost 7,000 ballots to recognize the most outstanding retail displays across the country. GuildMaster retailers posted photos of their best displays on the GuildMaster on Tour Facebook site. Fans then voted for their favorite displays.   “We areMore »