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ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

NEW YORK–The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has honored seven exhibitors at the New York International Gift Fair with its “Top Picks” for 2011. According to a joint statement from ASID and the Gift Fair, the winner for imaginative product presentation is Luna Bella. For innovative product design, The Groundwork Group was given theMore »

World Market Center Las Vegas Recognizes Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

World Market Center Las Vegas Recognizes Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

LAS VEGAS–Three gift and home decor temporary exhibitors were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Merchandising at Gift+Home at the recent Las Vegas Market. This was the first-of-its kind awards presentation for the fast-growing gift sector at World Market Center Las Vegas. Lynne’s Whim of Swampscott, Mass., Rustic Ironwerks of Chino Valley, Ariz., and TheMore »

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

CHICAGO – Leading exhibitors and showrooms were honored with Best Display Awards at the Chicago Market, located at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, last month. Winners were selected by an internal panel committee and were judged on innovation, design and creativity. Best Exhibit Display Award Winners included 79 West Designs and Blue Barnhouse in Beckman’s HandcraftedMore »

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

NEW YORK–The gift industry gathered Sunday for the 19th annual Party for Life, a charitable event that benefitted DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, while celebrating some of the leaders in the industry. The Party for Life, held at The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, featured a short program honoring Kathy Ireland, chief executive officerMore »

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

By Allison Zisko Ambiente’s global reach, the window it provides into other cultures and cuisines, and its reputation as a trend incubator have cemented its position as one of the most important international shows for tabletop and housewares executives. The trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany Feb. 11-15, has grown as an internationalMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor Lifestyle

Consumers are focusing on their outdoor spaces with the same attention that they have been giving to their indoor rooms. Indeed, with many new decor products available specifically for the outdoors—or, in some cases, intended for either indoors or outdoors—the outdoor “room” has become just as important in terms of decor as the living room,More »

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Four designers have been invited to participate in the A+: The Young Designers Platform within the Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair. The designers are Dana Cannam of danacannamdesign, Hongjie Yang and Jinseok Hwang of studioLOBOT, and Ricky Giacco of Concrete R&D LLC. Their products range from housewaresMore »

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Monica Pedersen and home-products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti presented their views of key trends and products at Las Vegas Market in a First Look seminar held Monday. Focusing on color, Pedersen and Smith Vincenti said the new decorative accessories featured at the market are showing a more adventurous approach to color. Among theMore »