Tabletop & Gifts

Ralph Lauren Done Right

Ralph Lauren Done Right

By Allison Zisko Ralph Lauren is on a roll. As the spring show season begins, Ralph Lauren Home executives are confident they now have all the components needed for an integrated lifestyle presentation, with two distinct brands that do not overlap in price point or design yet share a common viewpoint. Product introductions at theMore »

Rosenthal Celebrates 50 Years of Studio-Line

Rosenthal Celebrates 50 Years of Studio-Line

By Allison ZiskoTabletop maker Rosenthal will celebrate 50 years of its Studio-Line division with a special 50-vase retrospective at the New York Tabletop Show this month. Studio-Line is known for its avant-garde designs, and over the past five decades many artists have interpreted their own ideas about sophisticated and functional design into Rosenthal collections, theMore »

Fresh Faces Liven Tabletop in New York

Fresh Faces Liven Tabletop in New York

By Allison Zisko It promises to be a season of newness in tabletop. New products will take center stage during the spring tabletop market this month, but several new companies, new brands and new businesses will also vie for buyers’ attention, a sign, perhaps, of a revitalized industry. From the textiles industry comes a newMore »

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

CHICAGO–Jamie Gragg has been appointed director of market suite sales for the Chicago Market at MMPI. Gragg is responsible for leasing temporary booths at the market, and reports directly to Sara Dahlstrom, managing director of market suite sales. Gragg joined MMPI in 2007 as leasing director of permanent showrooms in High Point. During her tenure,More »

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has designated 36 products for cleaning and organizing the home as 2011 Design Defined Honorees. The companies that received recognition for their products were a.b.m. Canada, ABM Group, Bramli, Brazilian Plastic Institute, Butler Home Products, Casabella, Clear Choice Housewares, Delta Design, Design Ideas, Ecker Enterprise, Elevate Brands, Full Circle, Instabol,More »

Artel Gives Back to Japan

Artel Gives Back to Japan

PRAGUE, Czech Republic–Luxury crystal purveyor Artel is assisting disaster victims in Japan through the sales of Sakura, part of its 2011 spring collection. The company will donate 10 percent from the sale of all Sakura items between now and June 30th to the Japanese Red Cross. In Japan, the Sakura, or cherry blossom, flower representsMore »

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5.  President Clinton’s speech, “A Conversation with Bill Clinton,” will focus on the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values. The conference willMore »