Home Decor

Tendence to Focus on Worldwide Trends

Tendence to Focus on Worldwide Trends

Attendees to Tendence, scheduled for Aug. 26 to 30, 2011, in Frankfurt, Germany, will not only see worldwide trends and products in home furnishings, but also new show features, such as the debut of a new Home&Trend Award, as well as special focuses on Austria and Africa. More than a month before the show opened,More »

Yip Threads A Narrative for Burnes

Yip Threads A Narrative for Burnes

By Sharyn Bernard Burnes of Boston unveiled its line of home decor products at the Gift & Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta last month. The line, called Burnes Interiors, includes frames, mirrors, candleholders and other items designed by several prominent interior designers—Candice Olson, Vern Yip, Paige Hemmis, Kenneth Brown and Genevieve Gorder. Yip was onMore »

Unity Marketing: Affluent Consumer Confidence Drops

Unity Marketing

STEVENS, Pa.–Consumer confidence among the country’s wealthiest shoppers dropped significantly in the second quarter, according to Unity Marketing’s recent Luxury Consumption Index.  The index dropped nearly 18 points to 66 points, which stands close to the level attained at the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.  “Consumer confidence among the affluent – the economy’sMore »

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

ATLANTA–AmericasMart said a large and growing national and international buyer base, new and newly expanded product collections and consistent order writing marked the July 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which closed its eight-day run July 20. The show owner and organizer reported “strong representation” from key northeastern, Midwestern and far-west states. ItMore »

United French Front at New York Gift Fair

United French Front at New York Gift Fair

NEW YORK–CreatedinFrance, sponsored by Ateliers d’Art de France and dedicated to promoting the work of French craftsmen and companies abroad, will unite French manufacturers at the New York International Gift Fair next month. Ateliers d’Art de France is a French federation for craft professionals. Among the vendors exhibiting in New York are Alain Saint Joanis,More »

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has agreed to continue its program to provide complimentary retailer memberships to the Gift & Home Trade Association for new gift buyers who attend the upcoming summer Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The market center had provided these free memberships at the winter market, after it and the associationMore »

GLM: NYIGF Accent on Design Sold Out

GLM: NYIGF Accent on Design Sold Out

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair has sold out its space for the August show, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. The section will feature the work of 200 contemporary design resources, nearly 25 of which will be showing in the section for the firstMore »

Marimekko Launches E-commerce Site in U.S.

Marimekko Launches E-commerce Site in U.S.

NEW YORK–Marimekko has debuted an e-commerce site for the United States on its brand site, marimekko.com. The site showcases the brand’s offerings in home décor, textiles, apparel and accessories. Marimekko North America will be in charge of this new e-commerce operation. In a company statement, the brand said the new site marks “another significant phaseMore »