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Trade Show Preview: It’s Showtime!

Trade Show Preview: It’s Showtime!

TextilesAs it does every year, Heimtextil begins the first-half trade-show season for the home textiles industry, and is scheduled for Jan. 12-15. Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of the venerable show, has planned several “conceptual changes,” according to the company, to the home-textiles section. Olaf Schmidt, vice president of textile fairs for Messe Frankfurt, saidMore »

Duncan Named Chairman of AHFA; Bassett Vaughan Receives Award

Duncan Named Chairman of AHFA;  Bassett Vaughan Receives Award

Bob Duncan, chief executive officer of American Leather, was elected 2011 chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance during the organization’s Annual Meeting last month. Jeff Cook, president of Broyhill Furniture, has moved to first vice chairman. Wyatt Bassett, president/CEO of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, was elected second vice chairman. John Bray, CEO of Vanguard Furniture, hasMore »

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Furniture | December

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Furniture | December

Upholstery: Natuzzi ItalyMetaphora is a striking contemporary sectional with variations in both fabric and leather.The sectional version (shown in leather) emphasizes versatility, as it can be used as a sofa with a chaise at the open end. The extra-wide plaform at the end can function as extra storage for books and magazines. The headrests areMore »

hfnew | product roundup – furniture | December 2010

hfnew  |  product roundup - furniture | December 2010

Richard Frinier for Brown Jordan True to designer Richard Frinier’s style, Still is modern and chic, and understatedly elegant. Off-white textiles and finishes are easy on the eye. The collection is comprised of an armchair, lounge chair, ottoman, sectional units, chaise and tables. Still is available in all Brown Jordan signature and premium finishes andMore »

Downsizing Affects All, Including Outdoor

Downsizing Affects All, Including Outdoor

By Maxine Lauer The news making headlines around the world continues to be economic: Consumer spending, the growth engine that has held up many economies for the last several years, is suffering, and homes, our most precious material possession, remain at risk for many. Yet, we are beginning to see a positive uptick in variousMore »

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Tabletop | December

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Tabletop | December

Giftware: Lenox Beautiful as well as therapeutic, the Donna Karan Lenox singing bowls are one of many stunning components of the new collection. Singing bowls come in different shapes and sizes. When held on the palm (or in the case of larger bowls, when you stand in them or place your feet in them), theMore »

Steuben Unveils New Branding Initiative

Steuben Unveils New Branding Initiative

By Allison Zisko Steuben, reenergized and revitalized, is promoting the concept of casual, affordable luxury to attract new customers. The century-old glass company is the latest high-end tabletop brand to tweak its image in an effort to remain relevant to consumers. It has added color to some of its most popular collections, lowered the openingMore »

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

A renowned culinary institution like the James Beard House was the ideal spot to kick off the upcoming anniversary of another culinary icon—All-Clad, which will turn 40 years old next year. Top chefs such as Ming Tsai, René Redzepi, Dan Barber and Daniel Humm were among the guests at the recent All-Clad event, which alsoMore »