Interior designer celebrity Vern Yip—who gained fame on TLC’s “Trading Spaces”—has formally debuted his home collection, to be sold exclusively through HSN. At an event at HSN’s New York office, Yip presented the line to the media. The collection includes furniture, bedding, window treatments, rugs, lighting and other decor items. Each piece plays off his … More »
PHILADELPHIA–Westinghouse Lighting has named Canaan Lawrence as director of sales – retail, a new position. Previously national business development manager, Lawrence will still report to Jeff Bristol, senior director of sales. In his new position, Lawrence will build the company’s relationships with customers, manage day-to-day customer needs, and create and maximize opportunities in the retail … More »
NESQUEHONING, Pa.–E.L.K. Lighting has acquired certain assets of outdoor lighting company Artistic Lighting and Design, LLC. The purchase, finalized May 9, was made through E.L.K.’s sister corporation, Mount Summit Lighting Inc. The Artistic line will greatly expand the outdoor product category available from the E.L.K. Lighting group of companies. Artistic is also one of the … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will feature new suppliers along with returning exhibitors at this summer’s show. The section will total about 500 vendors of hard lines and soft goods. The hard lines (furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting and decorative accessories) will be consolidated at Pier … More »
DALLAS-With the Dallas Market Center’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market coming up June 22-28, new lines and special events will be a part of the action. The Gourmet Market, the 25,000-square-foot shared showroom located on the first floor of the World Trade Center (#180), features gourmet gifts and specialty food and beverage lines, as … More »
NEW YORK–Springs Global has formed a partnership with celebrity chef Paula Deen on a line of home furnishings. The collection, scheduled for a debut in spring/summer 2012, will include bedding, bath products, lighting products and decorative accessories that will be “affordably priced,” according to a Springs statement. The design will reflect Deen’s “down-home style” and … More »
BASSETT, Va.-Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., announced today the completion of the sale of its interest in the International Home Furnishing Center in High Point, N.C. Bassett sold the market showroom building for $275 million, plus the assumption of debt of $100 million to the acquirer, a newly formed company International Market Centers, which was identified … More »
NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of June’s Dallas International Lighting Market. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight this market for possible inclusion. Please send your submissions for lighting and home decor products to Andrea Lillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, May 16.