Tabletop & Gifts

IMC: Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market Shatters Previous Records

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Last week’s winter Las Vegas Market hosted its biggest and best attended market in its nine-year history, according to show owners International Market Centers. IMC said the show experienced record-breaking gains in both attendance—with 21 percent more buyers—and buying opportunities, with 850,000 more square feet of resources than last winter. “Las Vegas Market isMore »

Jeffrey Portman Named AMC Vice Chairman

Jeffrey Portman

ATLANTA–The AMC, Inc. Board of Directors announced that Jeffrey L. Portman Sr. has been selected to serve as vice chairman of the corporation effective immediately. Portman has served as president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based AMC, Inc., the parent company of AmericasMart Atlanta, for the past 13 years. He will continue to serve inMore »

Lord Wedgwood, Wedgwood Brand Ambassador, Passes

Lord Wedgwood

BARLASTON, United Kingdom-Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood, the fourth Baron Wedgwood, died of cardiac failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Jan. 29. Lord Wedgwood was 59. Born in 1954 in Kenya, Lord Wedgwood assumed the family legacy at age 16, when his father, Hugh, the third Baron Wedgwood, died in 1970. BeginningMore »

Oscar de la Renta Names Irving Creative Director

Carolina Irving

NEW YORK–Oscar de la Renta, LLC has appointed Carolina Irving creative director of home, effective immediately. Irving will oversee the creative direction and execution of the Oscar de la Renta Home collection, including the Gift & Entertaining collection that is produced in-house, the furniture line manufactured by Century Furniture, home fabrics and wallpaper with LeeMore »

NY Now Begins Today

Pier 94

NEW YORK–NY Now is making its winter market debut today. The show begins at Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 today and opens at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center tomorrow, offering thousands of new and unique products. It runs through Feb. 6. Market highlights include a full slate of educational programming and after-hours events. AmongMore »

Dallas Market Attendance Gains

Dallas Housewares & Gourmet, Total Home & Gift Markets Open

DALLAS-Attendance at the recent Dallas Total Home & Gift Market increased across multiple categories and regions, according to a statement from Dallas Market Center. Cindy Morris, the market center’s chief operating officer, said the market recorded an overall attendance increase and that “hundreds of new and expanded exhibitors were unveiled. Buyers showed up early andMore »

Las Vegas Summer Market to Feature Interior Designer Camp

IMC

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers will partner with the organizers of Interior Design Camp, a two-day seminar hosted by Celebrity Interior Designers Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, for the this Summer Las Vegas Market. Information and event registration about Interior Design Camp is now on-line at designcamp.com. Interior Design Camp, to be held July 29-31 atMore »

Sneak a Peek at Party for Life Auction Pieces

Hudson Beach Glass Sittiein

NEW YORK–Twelve one-of-a-kind items, including handcrafted unique home decor and fashion pieces, will be auctioned at next Monday’s Party for Life here. The items have been donated by eight leading artisanal importers in connection with presentation of Gift For Life’s 2014 Bert Tonkin “Gift of Giving Award” to Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of AidMore »