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Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair, the next edition of which will take place in late January and early February, will offer almost 30 educational sessions presented by members of the gift and home furnishings industry. The sessions will address home and color trends, sustainability, marketing, retail strategies and other issues. Representatives ofMore »

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic has rolled out the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign, an effort to raise money to advance research in pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Tempur-Pedic will donate $10 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for every consumer who tests a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a participating authorized retailer this month. Also, theMore »

Donna Sets Her Table

Donna Sets Her Table

By Warren Shoulberg Mention the name Donna Karan and you think of the iconic little black dress, her Zen-via-Queens approach to design and life and maybe even her line of home textiles that echo her signature fashion looks. Now you can add tabletop and giftware to that list. This month, Lenox will introduce its lineMore »

Waterford Crystal Opens Factory, Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal  Opens Factory,  Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal recently celebrated the official opening of the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, Ireland. The new facility comprises a manufacturing facility, visitor center and retail outlet and is the result of an agreement between WWRD Holdings Limited, which owns and operates the Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands, and Waterford City Council.More »

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

By Andrea Lillo Changes are afoot within wall decor, as some manufacturers at High Point will break into the category for the first time to complement their product lines. Other companies will debut new showrooms or recently acquired companies. Paragon is set to show the market its new line—and acquisition, Kinder-Harris, the high-end wall art,More »

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 »