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Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan Furniture manufacturers heading to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this month will showcase pieces that grow with the child and that allow their young owners to express their personality. “Teens today have grown accustomed to selection and configurability,” said Ward O’Quinn, product manager for Young America. “They use andMore »

Abloom and Awash in Color

Abloom and Awash in Color

By Allison Zisko Come spring, everything in tabletop will be coming up roses. Or hydrangeas. Or some other bright, blooming flower. Florals—bold, brightly colored, and either stylized or sentimental—are one of the most prominent design statements being made by the industry, evidenced by the product introductions unveiled at the New York Fall Tabletop Show thisMore »

The Bold and The Beautiful

The Bold and The Beautiful

By Andrea Lillo A rainbow of colors are on tap at this month’s High Point Market, as oranges, blues, and other hues find themselves center stage at the show, the last of the year for many manufacturers. And designs will be hard to miss as well, with some being based in tradition, but colored inMore »

Manufacturers Get Down to (Sample) Size

Manufacturers Get Down to (Sample) Size

By Andrea Lillo When it comes to helping retailers sell rugs, manufacturers have concentrated on a new concept: Think small. Manufacturers are increasingly offering displays in a compact footprint that showcase anywhere from 20 to almost 100 rug designs in sample sizes. Whether for stores with limited floor space, or even for designers who needMore »

The Issue of Cost

The Issue of Cost

By David Gill Last month’s New York Home Fashions Market was the beginning of what looks to be a period of uncertainty for the U.S. textiles industry. While vendors reported that the attitude among their retail customers was generally upbeat, they also said the fourth quarter could prove difficult for the industry. Not only isMore »

The Color of Gadgets

The Color of Gadgets

By Andrea LilloWhen it comes to tools and gadgets, customers are seeing red—and other colors. The powerful pop of crimson is what consumers gravitate toward when shopping for kitchen tools and gadgets, most manufacturers in this category said, though a range of hues remains integral. While basic colors such as black and white are stillMore »

Springs Partners with Berkus for Home Collection

Springs Partners with Berkus for Home Collection

NEW YORK—Springs Global has entered into a license agreement with Nate Berkus, the design expert and television talk-show host, for a line of Nate Berkus decorative home furnishings. The collection, which will debut in spring 2012, will include bedding, bath products, decorative accessories, dinnerware, lighting, area rugs, window treatments, design solutions and furniture pieces. TheMore »

Spectrum to Distribute King of Shaves

Spectrum to Distribute King of Shaves

MADISON, Wis.—Spectrum Brands, parent company of the Remington shaver brand, has signed an agreement with British shaving brand King of Shaves to expand King of Shaves’ distribution to the United States and Canada. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Remington and King of Shaves will partner to introduce the Remington King of Shaves Azor,More »