Surya Launches Instagram Contest


CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has launched a contest on Instagram, where designers and retailers can post a photo of themselves with a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location for a chance to win Surya products. Surya hands out thousands of colorful jute tote bags at various markets and events every year and wants toMore »

Theodore Alexander Hires Bob Harold

Bob Harold

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam–Furniture manufacturer Theodore Alexander has appointed Bob Harold as senior vice president of manufacturing. Harold’s responsibilities will encompass all aspects of Theodore Alexander’s manufacturing processes in Vietnam, including the main factory in Ho Chi Minh City and the foundry, upholstery, procurement, sourcing, costing, process engineering and quality control functions. He willMore »

Four Home Furnishings Students to Receive Scholarships


HIGH POINT, N.C.-Four new students have been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship, granted to students bound for a career in home furnishings, for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year’s recipients are Emily Hardin, a senior interior design student at Mississippi State University; Samuel Patterson, a junior in the industrial design program at NorthMore »

Las Vegas Market Goal: Call 90,000 Buyers

Las Vegas Market’s Retail Relations team

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market has significantly expanded its retail relations team, increasing its buyer outreach efforts to include 30 full-time staff with dedicated representatives for the gift, home decor, furniture and lifestyle categories as well as two field representatives. Show owner International Market Centers said it expects this team to generate significant increases in buyerMore »

ICFF Brings Delight and Design to New York


NEW YORK–The International Contemporary Furniture Fair showed the fun and the functional this week, featuring products for all types of spaces and surfaces. It ends today. Area rugs companies were an important part of the ICFF mix. Surya debuted as an exhibitor and showed a selection of its product categories, including handknotted and hide-on-hair rugs,More »

Umbra Shift Debuts at ICFF, Receives ICFF Editors Award


NEW YORK–Umbra returned to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to debut its new brand: Umbra Shift, a collection of design-oriented items that re-think everyday objects. The line also received the ICFF Editors Award 2014 for Best Accessories collection last night. Umbra Shift was an “opportunity to experiment with emerging designers, as well as some establishedMore »

Groovystuff Appoints Sales Director

Keath Briley

DALLAS –Sustainable furniture maker Groovystuff has named Keath Briley director of sales. Briley will be responsible for sales team leadership, trade show management, and driving revenue. Briley’s sales career spans more than 20 years, according to Groovystuff, and includes owner of the retail store ZOA in San Francisco that is focused on imports and theMore »

Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens Manufacturing Exhibit

Brooklyn Navy Yard Making it in NYC

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Bldg 92 has opened a small exhibition that focuses on some of the more than 330 manufacturers that now reside at the facility. Called “Making it in NYC,” it is divided among five manufacturing categories—Furnishing and Home Goods, Energy and Resiliency, Building and Construction, Fashion and Apparel and Tech andMore »