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Watras Named Capel’s V.P.-Product and Creative Director

Watras Named Capel’s V.P.-Product and Creative Director

TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has named Tami Watras vice president-product and creative director, a new position. Reporting to John Magee, president and chief executive officer, Watras will oversee media messaging and advertising for Capel, as well as the overall creative direction for the company. She will continue to oversee product development and Capel’s import division, whichMore »

E.L.K. Lighting Names Biarsky Western Sales Manager

E.L.K. Lighting Names Biarsky Western Sales Manager

NESQUEHONING, Pa.–E.L.K. Lighting Group has named Gary Biarsky to the position of western sales manager, reporting to James Ashley and John Haste, both vice presidents with the company. Biarsky will manage the sales force in the western region of the U.S. for the E.L.K. Lighting, Landmark Lighting, Sterling Industries and Dimond, as well as setMore »

Surya Continues 35th Anniversary Celebration in High Point

Surya Continues 35th Anniversary Celebration in High Point

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya will hold the fourth of eight anniversary celebrations this year during next month’s High Point Market, on Sunday, April 3. Taking place in Ballroom A in the International Home Furnishings Center building from 7 to 10 p.m., the event will include a catered dinner, cocktails, and live music. The company has been hostingMore »

Parsons Explores the Evolution of Interior Design

Parsons Explores the Evolution of Interior Design

NEW YORK–Parsons The New School for Design will explore the future of interior design and look back at a pivotal moment in its history with the exhibition Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons, 1955-1985 (March 23-April 8) and the symposium Aftertaste: Immaterial Environments (April 1-2). Both events will take place at the Sheila C.More »

Lord & Taylor, Calvin Klein to Hold Shop-Opening Event

Lord & Taylor, Calvin Klein to Hold Shop-Opening Event

NEW YORK—Lord & Taylor and Calvin Klein Inc. will hold a special event this Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the Calvin Klein Home lifestyle shop within the Lord & Taylor flagship store here. The co-hosts of the event will be Amy Mellen, creative director for Calvin Klein Home, and John Gidding, host of HGTV’sMore »

Global Views Teams up with DwellStudio

Global Views Teams up with DwellStudio

DALLAS–Home decor company Global Views has partnered with textiles company DwellStudio to introduce an eclectic line of modern accessories at next month’s High Point Market. With 70 skus in the initial launch, the line will include vases, objets d’art, trays and mirrors. “DwellStudio brings a youthful, fun and fresh perspective to our line,” said DavidMore »

Loloi to Host Market Party at High Point

Loloi to Host Market Party at High Point

DALLAS–During High Point Market next month, Loloi Rugs will host a party in its International Home Furnishings Center showroom, #D-320, on Sunday, April 3, starting at 4 p.m. The eight-piece band Glow, which has headlined many of Loloi’s trade events throughout the South, will be providing the music for this event. Loloi’s new collections forMore »

Cost Plus Posts 35 Percent Gain in Fourth-Quarter Net

Cost Plus Posts 35 Percent Gain in Fourth-Quarter Net

OAKLAND, Calif.–Cost Plus brought to a close its first profitable fiscal year since 2005 by reporting net income of $28.5 million, up 35 percent from the fourth quarter of last year. That increase brought its bottom-line total for the year to $2.9 million, as compared to a net loss of $63.3 million in the priorMore »