Tabletop & Gifts

Surtex Opens in Conjunction with ICFF, Stationery Show

Surtex Opens in Conjunction with ICFF, Stationery Show

NEW YORK–Marking its 25th anniversary, Surtex has opened alongside its usual companion shows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and the National Stationery Show. This year’s Surtex has about 300 exhibitors that are presenting the artwork of some 1,000 designers and artists. Some 70 percent of the artists and designers in the show are fromMore »

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will feature new suppliers along with returning exhibitors at this summer’s show. The section will total about 500 vendors of hard lines and soft goods. The hard lines (furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting and decorative accessories) will be consolidated at PierMore »

Espacio Sami Hayek to Launch Home Collection at ICFF

Espacio Sami Hayek to Launch Home Collection at ICFF

NEW YORK–Espacio Sami Hayek, a luxury collection for the home that is a partnership between environmental designer Sami Hayek and Springs Global U.S. is launching at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which opens tomorrow. Select items were on view last night at a launch party at the Cooper Square Hotel. Comprising furniture, decorative accessories, tabletop,More »

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

DALLAS–Starting in 2012, the annual ARTS Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Anatole, across the highway from the Dallas Trade Center, where it has been held previously.  The awards are presented by Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resources Team, and the next event is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2012. “We look forwardMore »

Royal Crown Derby Reaps Royal Rewards

Royal Crown Derby Reaps Royal Rewards

DERBY, England-The royal wedding has been a major boon for high-end tabletop maker Royal Crown Derby, which has nearly sold-out its limited edition commemorative pieces. The English tabletop company began the design work on commemorative pieces as soon as Prince William and the former Catherine Middleton announced their engagement. Pieces were in production and availableMore »

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

NEW YORK–More than 30 tabletop showrooms at Forty One Madison will be open and displaying their latest designs for giftware buyers and retail executives who are attending the New York International Gift Fair and Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. The tableware building will offer complimentary luxury bus service between Forty One Madison and theMore »

MAXimum Potential

MAXimum Potential

By Allison Zisko Does the tabletop industry need another whiteware player? It does, according to Steve Baram, if the company is Maxwell & Williams. Baram, the chief executive officer of Fitz and Floyd, said he has been “chasing” the Australian brand for the past five or six years and is so confident in its potentialMore »

Garden Delights

Garden Delights

By Allison Zisko Last month’s New York tabletop market was reportedly a satisfying and successful event, marked by a slew of new licensed programs and a trend direction that moved straight through the greenhouse door. In general, vendors seemed pleased with the market and many remarked on “good meetings” and “back to back appointments” thatMore »