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NYIGF Accepting Applications for Design-Focused Divisions

NYIGF Accepting Applications for Design-Focused Divisions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has begun to accept applications from exhibitors for four juried, design-focused divisions for the winter 2011 show. Vendors have been invited to apply for space in the Accent on Design, A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design divisions.More »

Fanimation’s Frampton Given Brass Fan Award

Fanimation’s Frampton Given Brass Fan Award

ZIONSVILLE, Indiana–Tom Frampton, founder and chief executive officer of Fanimation, has received the Michael Breedlove “Brass Fan Award” for service beyond the call of duty and supporting antique fan collectors.  The award was presented by the Antique Fan Collectors Association (AFCA). The award is the highest honor given by the AFCA each year. It isMore »

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

NEW YORK–Six new permanent showrooms will open their doors for The New York Tabletop Show, Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 15. The latest lineup comes on the heels of nine Spring market additions, and is an indicator, said Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s senior vice president and director, “of the industry’s remarkable resilience, renewedMore »

Ansell’s Bank Wins Gift For Life/NYIGF Product Design Competition

Ansell’s Bank Wins Gift For Life/NYIGF Product Design Competition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Glyptodon Community Bank by Graham Parker Ansell won the Gift For Life/New York International Gift Fair Product Design Competition. Under the theme “Make Change,” the first such design competition required established and emerging designers to reinvent the piggy bank, with the proceeds going to the charitable efforts of Gift For Life andMore »

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

ATLANTA—Home accents company Sterling Industries will move to a new location at the International Home Furnishings Center for October’s High Point Market. Now at IHFC H223, the company will celebrate the new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as cake, drinks and snacks throughout market. “Sterling is moving to the heart of IHFC,” saidMore »

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

NEW YORK–Retailer UncommonGoods has announced the three finalists for its YouGoods contest, a competition it launched in honor of National Inventors Month. The finalists are: the Grocery’minder by Francene Pisano Dudziec, which is a bag with a wet-erase grocery list on the front; the Double Wall Tea Cup by Endrit Hajno, which has notched bottomMore »

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–More than 33,500 attendees were logged at last week’s New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. That marked an increase of 6.5 percent over the Gift Fair in summer 2009. Attendees came from all 50 states and 85 countries throughout the world, GLM said.More »