Furniture

Serious About Casual

Serious About  Casual

By Jennifer Boncy Despite the ongoing effects of the recession, the casual furniture market is pushing ahead with new looks, often using materials from traditional wicker on aluminum or wood frames to banana-leaf weaves or Batyline fabric with wood. Manufacturers are offering retailers looks and materials that are on-trend and are known sellers, but theyMore »

Vegas Market Moves to January and August Schedule

Vegas Market Moves to January and August Schedule

LAS VEGAS-World Market Center Las Vegas announced today it will move to a schedule of “mega-market” shows in January and August, replacing its February- September show rotation. The move is effective with the summer 2010 show, which will now be held Aug. 2-6. A previously scheduled stand-alone gift show in June is being folded intoMore »

Biltmore Celebrates 20 Years of Licensing

Biltmore Celebrates 20 Years of Licensing

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division, including core brands Biltmore For Your Home and Biltmore Chateau Reserve, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Biltmore House and gardens were constructed in 1895 for George W. Vanderbilt, who decorated his home with a unique combination of high fashion decor,More »

Norman Retiring From Bernhardt

Norman Retiring From Bernhardt

LENOIR, N.C.–Lewis G. Norman, who first met Alex Bernhardt in boarding school and then spent his entire career at his friend’s family business—Bernhardt Furniture Co.—is retiring at the end of the year as vice chairman of the company. He will continue as a director and consultant to the company he worked at for 45 years.More »

La-Z-Boy Reports Second-Quarter Net Income

La-Z-Boy Reports Second-Quarter Net Income

MONROE, Mich.-La-Z-Boy reversed a second-quarter loss from last year by posting net income of $5.7 million in this year’s second quarter. The furniture manufacturer and retailer sliced selling, general and administrative expenses by 16.6 percent and reported a drop of 16.2 percent in total cost of sales. In addition, La-Z-Boy’s interest expense was cut nearlyMore »

Woolrich Unveils Online Digital Catalog

Woolrich Unveils Online Digital Catalog

WOOLRICH, Pa.—Woolrich has launched a comprehensive digital catalog accessible at woolrichhome.com/catalog. The catalog features the entire line of Woolrich home furnishings, with products from its licensees. It provides a search feature that enables visitors to find specific products or view the entire lifestyle brand by category: bedroom, dining-room and living-room furniture by Shadow Mountain; indoorMore »

MacKenzie-Childs Launches in Saks

MacKenzie-Childs Launches in Saks

NEW YORK—MacKenzie-Childs has debuted its broad line of home decor at the flagship location of Saks Fifth Avenue here, according to a statement from the manufacturer. The company’s products in Saks, which debuted on Nov. 5, include furniture, ceramics, enamelware, lighting and accessories. Throughout the rest of this month, MacKenzie-Childs will roll out products atMore »