Tabletop & Gifts

Now Designs to Open Atlanta Showroom

Now Designs to Open Atlanta Showroom

ATLANTA-Giftware company Now Designs will open its own showroom in Atlanta during the Atlanta Gift Show, July 13-20. It will be located in Suite 879A, AmericasMart Building 2 West, 8th Floor. There will be a different promotion each day of the show, highlighted by a guest appearance by designer April Cornell.

Herend Creates Dinnerware for Royal Couple

Herend Creates Dinnerware for Royal Couple

HEREND, Hungary–In celebration of the 160th anniversary of its Queen Victoria dinnerware pattern, tabletop maker Herend recently created a new version of the design and presented it to Prince William and Princess Catherine. The pattern will also be available at retail and on display at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month.More »

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

LONDON–Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), owner of GLM, said it is exploring “strategic alternatives” about the company’s U.S. trade-show unit—which, according to sources, could include a sale of the business. The statement said, “The strategic review of GLM follows the conclusion that there is limited opportunity to leverage the GLM assets across the widerMore »

Casafina Launches New Website

Casafina Launches New Website

BREWSTER, N.Y.–Tabletop company Casafina has launched a new website, casafinagifts.com. New features include the Casafina store of the month, which highlights one of the company’s “premier” dealers; table inspirations, showcasing different pattern and color combinations; and a bridal assistant, offering registry tips for the bride. New tools include a printable wish list creator, product availabilityMore »

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

NEW YORK-Fab.com launched today as the newest members-only site to offer products for a limited time. Targeting design enthusiasts, Fab.com features daily design inspirations and flash sales at up to 70 percent off. It already has 200,000 members and more than 175 designers and manufacturers on board, the company said. Fab.com will feature design productsMore »

Rosenthal Celebrates Studio-Line Anniversary at Bloomingdale’s

Rosenthal Celebrates Studio-Line Anniversary at Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK–To honor 50 years of creativity by its roster of celebrated designers, artists and architects, Rosenthal’s Studio-Line brand is presenting a 50-vase limited edition collection in 2011, currently on display at Bloomingdale’s flagship store here. While many of the models are timeless classics that are still in the Studio-Line’s current collection, some pieces wereMore »

Chris Madden Teams With Brandgenuity

Chris Madden

NEW YORK–Chris Madden, celebrity interior decorator, best-selling author and designer, has chosen leading licensing agency Brandgenuity to extend the Chris Madden brand and her signature style.  Madden was the original design correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, host of her own series on HGTV for eight seasons, and author of 17 lifestyle books. She hasMore »

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

With the backing of the Philippine government, the twice yearly Manila F.A.M.E. show is promising a bigger and better exhibition marked by a unified vendor base. The furniture and fashion accessories categories will rejoin the housewares, gift and home decor contingent to showcase the best of Philippine design Oct. 16-19 at the SMX Convention Center,More »