ATLANTA–As AmericasMart Building 1—which first opened as the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in 1961—celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011, its long-running role as a premier U.S. showcase for home furnishings, decor and accents continues in the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. AmericasMart Building 1 encompasses … More »
ROSEVILLE, Calif.–Western Home Furnishings Association, an industry group that includes more than 1,000 independent home furnishings retailers in 12 Western states, will participate in the Home Furnishings Industry Conference next spring in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, scheduled for Apr. 30-May 2, 2011, will provide networking, leadership and educational events that will supply content for … More »
DALLAS–The Dallas Market Center will bestow its Academy of Achievement Award to HGTV at the 22nd annual ARTS Awards ceremony, which will take place Jan. 22, 2011, during the Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 19 to 25. The award is presented to a person or organization that has made significant contributions to the industry. … More »
NEW YORK–Welcome Home Brands, a new company offering gifts, home decor, tabletop, accessories, kitchenware and bakeware, will preview its lines at the New York Tabletop Show Oct. 12-15, 2010. Welcome Home Brands was founded by Sam Sheppard, a former executive at tabletop company Saparna Inc. and, prior to that, an executive at TJX; and Richard … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Groovystuff has partnered with Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., to create a design competition that will give students real-world experience, a chance to earn royalties on successful design, and a reason to choose the home furnishings industry after graduation. Twenty-three students in ASU’s Industrial Design and Furniture Design program will participate by … More »
NEW YORK–Rogaska Crystal Glassworks is partnering with lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland to develop a crystal stemware and barware collection that will debut at the New York Tabletop Show later this month. The co-branding partnership with Rogaska Crystal represents an exclusive tabletop product category for the kathy ireland Home brand, which includes other product categories such … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Longtime High Point Market exhibitor Fairmont Designs is relocating its showroom to the International Home Furnishings Center. The new showroom, on the eighth floor of the IHFC’s Commerce Wing space C867, will be ready for the October Market, according to Brian Edwards, president of Fairmont Designs.
CONCORD, N.H.–Company C has been named a national partner of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and is committed to donating a minimum of $25,000 for breast cancer awareness, research and education. The rug company recently released two specially designed rugs that will foster breast cancer awareness—Karen’s Rug and The Sisters’ Rug after Company … More »