Tabletop & Gifts

Gibson Sees Upstairs Opportunity

Gibson Sees Upstairs Opportunity

The new licensing partnership between Nambé and Gibson grants Gibson entrée to the high-design and bridal markets and Nambé the opportunity to focus on its core category of expertise, metals. Under the terms of a licensing agreement signed earlier this fall, Gibson will handle manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and sales for all Nambé dinnerware beginning inMore »

Focusing on Fashion

Focusing on Fashion

By Allison Zisko Reduced retail shelf space, coupled with the still-lagging economy, made the picture frame business in 2010 more challenging, but it also made manufacturers more resilient. The key to success in the frame business, they said, is to offer unique, value-added products that inspire consumers to buy. It is a fashion business thatMore »

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

NEW YORK—Jessica Kreider has been appointed marketing manager of the 7 W New York showroom building. In this position, Kreider provides support for all of the building’s events and shows, and will assist in driving its comprehensive marketing initiatives. She reports to Su Hilty, vice president of marketing, and has succeeded Toni Toreno, who wasMore »

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair, the next edition of which will take place in late January and early February, will offer almost 30 educational sessions presented by members of the gift and home furnishings industry. The sessions will address home and color trends, sustainability, marketing, retail strategies and other issues. Representatives ofMore »

Donna Sets Her Table

Donna Sets Her Table

By Warren Shoulberg Mention the name Donna Karan and you think of the iconic little black dress, her Zen-via-Queens approach to design and life and maybe even her line of home textiles that echo her signature fashion looks. Now you can add tabletop and giftware to that list. This month, Lenox will introduce its lineMore »

Waterford Crystal Opens Factory, Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal  Opens Factory,  Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal recently celebrated the official opening of the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, Ireland. The new facility comprises a manufacturing facility, visitor center and retail outlet and is the result of an agreement between WWRD Holdings Limited, which owns and operates the Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands, and Waterford City Council.More »

Abloom and Awash in Color

Abloom and Awash in Color

By Allison Zisko Come spring, everything in tabletop will be coming up roses. Or hydrangeas. Or some other bright, blooming flower. Florals—bold, brightly colored, and either stylized or sentimental—are one of the most prominent design statements being made by the industry, evidenced by the product introductions unveiled at the New York Fall Tabletop Show thisMore »

New Resources to Debut at Dallas Market

New Resources to Debut at Dallas Market

DALLAS—The January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will feature the FINDS Dallas Temp Show and the relocation of the Outdoor Living showroom. The FINDS section, which will be open from Jan. 21-24, 2011, will include the Gift, Paper & Party, Kids, Collegiate, Souvenir, Christmas & Floral (in two locations), Garden & Outdoor, Design, Home,More »