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Blog: Richard Cohen Happy in New Home

Richard Cohen showroom at 200 Lex

It’s been almost a year since well-known tabletop sales representative Richard Cohen left showroom building 7 W New York for greener pastures, and he appears to be settling in nicely in his new space at the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. Cohen’s airy and light-filled showroom is 20 percent larger than theMore »

Pondering Millennials

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By Duke Ratliff Call them a marketer’s dream—or nightmare—the consumer segment dubbed “millennials” (consumers aged 18-34) is starting to make its presence felt in the home furnishings industry. Attention-getting products targeting millennials have been seen at every trade show this year. These items are usually inventive, colorful or unusual in some way—perfectly reflecting the quirky,More »

Blog: Last Glimpses from the Tabletop Show

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NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show wraps today, offering attendees one last look at what’s new for next season. Jay Companies’ featured presentation is its considerably expanded Bianca program. In addition to several new embossed dinnerware designs and a new soft color palette, the assortment includes bakeware items, the result of the company’s recent acquisitionMore »

Blog: Laying the Golden Egg

The Goose, which is now looking for funding on Kickstarter

Egg-specific kitchen accessories—seen all over the recent Housewares Show—can separate the yolk from the egg white, make a perfect poached egg or display a hardboiled egg in an egg cup. But a new project on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter would result in what may be the first food prep tool to scramble the egg without breakingMore »

Tops on the Table in New York

From top to bottom, Vietri’s Lastra in red, Waterford Mad Men Edition bakeware, Couture luxury lighting in Waterford’s London collection

NEW YORK-The first day of the New York Spring Tabletop Show revealed several design themes, including a move to rich colors and detailed patterns as accents, a focus on  specialty shapes in barware and stemware, and an understanding that elegant, sophisticated packaging is increasingly important in a category where giftware sales are a big partMore »