Tabletop & Gifts

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

By Sharyn Bernard  Exhibitors at the International Gift and Home Furnishings Show here last month were pleased that recent positive signs at retail had translated into a successful show. Although some buyers – and some samples – didn’t make it to the show at the very start due to a city-crippling ice and snow storm,More »

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Four designers have been invited to participate in the A+: The Young Designers Platform within the Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair. The designers are Dana Cannam of danacannamdesign, Hongjie Yang and Jinseok Hwang of studioLOBOT, and Ricky Giacco of Concrete R&D LLC. Their products range from housewaresMore »

Ruvo Reps, Richard Cohen to Represent Sorella Home

Ruvo Reps, Richard Cohen to Represent Sorella Home

NEW YORK–Under a new agreement, Sorella Home will be represented by the Richard Cohen Collection on the East Coast and by Ruvo Reps Group in California, Arizona and Nevada. Sorella Home, the artisan-crafted tableware company founded by Terri Casner, encompasses Sorella Home Portfolio and the Ernest Hemingway Collection: Legendary Tablescapes. “We are delighted to beMore »

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Monica Pedersen and home-products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti presented their views of key trends and products at Las Vegas Market in a First Look seminar held Monday. Focusing on color, Pedersen and Smith Vincenti said the new decorative accessories featured at the market are showing a more adventurous approach to color. Among theMore »

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Jan. 22 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. Guests attended the ceremony that recognized ARTS Awards recipients in 28 different categories. HGTV wasMore »

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

CANNON FALLS, Minn.– Midwest-CBK has recognized three independent retailers with its “Design, Style, Sparkle” award, calling attention to excellence in retail display and merchandising. The first place winner is Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, S.D., the second place winner, New River Pottery in Wilmington, N.C., and the third place winner, Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho. “WeMore »

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

SANTA FE, N.M.–Under a new licensing deal, Rogaska will be responsible for the manufacture, distribution and expansion of Nambé Crystal. Rogaska, which has always produced Nambé’s crystal, will continue to manufacture the current collections in its facility in Slovenia. The company will also handle sales and distribution, as well as shipping from its Connecticut warehouse.More »

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

DALLAS-The Dallas International Lighting Market enters its second day, with plenty of products and announcements along with it. After their recent availability on iTunes, the Beatles continue to make news, as Stylecraft has just gained the license for framed art for the Fab Four. The initial 12 items includes album covers such as Abbey RoadMore »