Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Increased Watt-age

Increased Watt-age

By Allison Zisko Winning a James Beard Award is a fabulous honor on its own; having it lead to increased traffic in your tabletop store is the sweetest icing on the cake. Sam Watts, president and CEO of Milwaukee specialty store George Watts & Son, which includes the award-winning Tea Shop, is enjoying the attentionMore »

Tabletop Awards of Excellence

Tabletop Awards of Excellence

GIFTWARE: Michael WainwrightA meeting with a representative from the U.S. Capitol in February led to the creation of Michael Wainwright’s U.S. Capitol Collection in April, a fabulous rendering of the U.S. Capitol dome in white porcelain and 24-karat gold. Wainwright said he typically sketches three-dimensionally in clay, and the idea to have the interior andMore »

Dartington Makes Another Play for U.S. Market

Dartington Makes Another Play for U.S. Market

By Allison Zisko Dartington Crystal, the 40-year-old English-made crystal brand, will re-enter the U.S. market this summer with official launches at gift shows in Atlanta and Dallas. A concisely edited assortment of lead-free as well as lead crystal and glass barware, stemware and giftware will be available via a U.S. warehouse, said Orlando Gencarelli, nationalMore »