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Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather Returns to IHFC

Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather Returns to IHFC

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Leather showroom will return to the International Home Furnishings Center this market after showing at several other locations outside the main building. The new showroom, space 1102 in the Design Center wing, will present the entire line, including sectionals, sleepers and chairs. Michael Hansen, vice president ofMore »

Liora Manné Opens New High Point Showroom

Liora Manné Opens New High Point Showroom

NEW YORK–Designer Liora Manné will show in a new location at High Point Market. The new showroom, located in the International Home Furnishings Center in space #G367, will display new designs using Manné’s patented Lamontage process, which combines handmade artistry with high-tech processing for rugs that are antimicrobial and can be used indoors or out.More »

“Go-Shop” Period for Spectrum-Russell Hobbs Deal Ends

“Go-Shop” Period for Spectrum-Russell Hobbs Deal Ends

ATLANTA–The “go-shop” period—the time frame in which a company can solicit alternative proposals—has ended for Spectrum Brands’ proposed acquisition of Russell Hobbs, formerly known as Salton Inc. In a company statement, Spectrum Brands said it still expects the deal to be finalized this summer. As announced on Feb. 9, the all-stock transaction would add small-applianceMore »

Surtex Session to Highlight Art Licensing

Surtex Session to Highlight Art Licensing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A panel on the “secrets” of art licensing is scheduled to take place at the upcoming Surtex show. Featured in the session will be Kate McRostie, owner of Design Works; Beth Logan, owner of Artstuff; and Dena (who uses only one name), owner of Dena Designs. The session, titled “The ‘Art’ of Success—aMore »

Robinson Launches Oneida Spring Collection

Robinson Launches Oneida Spring Collection

NEW YORK–Robinson Home Products is building on the success of its licensing agreement with Oneida with introductions in luxury flatware, housewares flatware, fashion dinnerware, wine accessories and cutlery. “Consumers trust the Oneida brand, and we’re staying close to them using design and national advertising,” said Jim Walsh, president of Robinson Home Products.“We see 2010 asMore »

Betty White Teams With Carpenter on Better-Sleep Campaign

Betty White Teams With Carpenter on Better-Sleep Campaign

RICHMOND, Va.–Carpenter has teamed up with television actress Betty White for a consumer-education campaign highlighting the benefits of a better night’s sleep. Sponsored by Carpenter’s SleepBetter.org Web site, the campaign will use a range of initiatives, social media, media appearances, events and specially commissioned research to raise awareness about the importance of a good night’sMore »

Leggett & Platt to Conduct Social-Media Campaign for Innerspring Launch

Leggett & Platt to Conduct Social-Media Campaign for Innerspring Launch

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Leggett & Platt is readying a social-media effort as part of the introduction of its VertiCoil Edge, a new innerspring available at a value price point. Called The Virgin Mattress, the campaign is scheduled to debut on May 6 at TheVirginMattress.com. It includes a series of Webisodes (short Internet video episodes) depicting a fictionalMore »

The Latest Dansk in Town

The Latest Dansk in Town

Very few brands in the home business get a chance for a second act. Once they have been compromised, dumbed down or even ignored, it’s very hard to bring back a great name, no matter how venerable it was. That’s why what is happening at Dansk these days is pretty remarkable. Largely relegated to aMore »