Tabletop & Gifts

Messe Frankfurt: Ambiente Attendance Up

Messe Frankfurt: Ambiente Attendance Up

FRANKFURT, Germany–The Ambiente fair held here earlier this month welcomed more than 144,000 trade visitors, an increase of almost 10 percent over the previous edition, according to show owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt, which said the figure “exceeded expectations.” Thorsten Klapproth, chairman of the board of management of WMF AG, was one of many exhibitorsMore »

Michael Aram Moves to Forty One Madison

Michael Aram Moves to Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Michael Aram, Inc is moving its offices into permanent showroom building Forty One Madison Avenue in New York. The luxury tabletop company is scheduled for a mid March move-in date, anchoring the newly refurbished 8th floor. The 4,000 square-foot space will showcase the completely black surroundings so strongly associated with the Michael Aram brandMore »

New Exhibitors Climb at Atlanta Spring Gift Market

New Exhibitors Climb at Atlanta Spring Gift Market

ATLANTA–Sixty percent of the exhibitors in the Market Temporaries section of the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market will be new to the show, according to a statement from AmericasMart Atlanta. Already, the statement said, there will be double the number of booths in this section compared with last year’s show. The productsMore »

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

FRANKFURT, Germany–The Ambiente fair here in Frankfurt winds down today, capping five days of fresh, design-led product introductions and a general feeling that business has noticeably improved since last year’s show. Manufacturers across all product categories presented new products in fashionable colorways, played with new and eye-catching finishes, and tweaked products to make them moreMore »

Libbey’s Meier to Retire

Libbey’s Meier to Retire

TOLEDO, Ohio–John Meier, chairman and chief executive officer of Libbey, announced today that he will retire at the end of this year. The nominating and governance committee of Libbey’s board of directors, together with an “internationally recognized” executive search firm, will lead a comprehensive search process to determine Meier’s successor, with both internal and externalMore »

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta will premiere the Atlanta Apparel Market together with the Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta Gourmet Market this fall.      Collectively, these markets will produce one all-encompassing shopping environment for all retailers taking place Oct. 13-17, (Gift & Home Furnishings Market: Oct. 14-16).  “We have a dynamic offering of products inMore »

Ambiente Opens Today

Ambiente Opens Today

FRANKFURT, Germany-The Ambiente trade fair, billed by owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt as the largest consumer goods show in the world, opens today. Visitors from around the globe are expected to check out the newest trends and design directions here in Frankfurt. A first glimpse at tabletop introductions in the opening hours of the show revealedMore »

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Color authority Pantone has unveiled its Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011, which includes the upcoming top 10 colors for women’s fashion. Released to coincide with this week’s Fashion Week in New York, the report is available for free download at pantone.com/fall2011, and includes designer sketches, quotes and head shots. Pantone’s topMore »