Tabletop & Gifts

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

NEW YORK—The International Furnishings and Design Association’s New York chapter will conduct a session on color during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. Titled “The Influence of Color,” the program will explore the impact of color on buying trends in home furnishings. The panelists will be Stacy Garcia, designer and owner of Stacy GarciaMore »

Mikasa Dinnerware and Flatware Featured on Ramsay’s MasterChef

Mikasa Dinnerware and Flatware Featured on Ramsay’s MasterChef

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Lifetime Brands’ Mikasa Pure Red and Swirl White dinnerware and Italian Countryside flatware provided the backdrop to contestants’ culinary creations on MasterChef, a television series that premiered on Tuesday on the Fox network.  Hosted and judged by chef Gordon Ramsay, along with chef Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, MasterChef is a competitionMore »

French Manufacturers to Show at NYIGF

French Manufacturers to Show at NYIGF

PARIS—A grouping of French manufacturers will exhibit at the New York International Gift Fair in the CreatedinFrance section. Sponsored by Ateliers d’Art de France, the section is in keeping with the organization’s mission to promote the work of French craftspeople and companies abroad. CreatedinFrance will spotlight 29 manufacturers in both the General Gift and AccentMore »

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving opens today with the introduction of a mobile application tool. The show runs through July 28. The tool will allow buyers and retailers to access the product locator for the show by using “smart” phone technology, according to a statement from MMPI. The product locator enables show attendees toMore »

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt has promoted Stephan Kurzawski, Iris Jeglitza-Moshage and Klaus Reinke from vice presidents to senior vice presidents. In his new role, Kurzawski has assumed responsibility for the development of Messe Frankfurt’s consumer-goods trade fairs, especially Ambiente, and will have the trade-show managing company’s Head Office Sales Controlling department reporting to him. He inMore »

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has prepared a schedule of seminars to take place during next month’s Gift & Home Textiles Market Week and NYC Baby & Kids Fair. Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, will deliver the keynote presentation on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m., titled “Pop-Up ShopMore »

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center has designated 10 executives to lead the division for the Gift + Home show, which will make its debut Aug. 2-6. Georgia Davis, former executive vice president for Dallas Market Center, has been named vice president of Gift + Home, and is responsible for the strategy, sales and growth of theMore »

ICON Honors in Atlanta Recognize Industry Innovation, Achievement

ATLANTA–The inaugural ICON Honors were held this past Saturday in Atlanta, honoring gift and home industry companies and individuals for innovation and achievement. More than 900 people turned out for the event, which also included entertainment by pop singer Michael McDonald and a short speech by Stew Leonard Jr. of the fabled supermarket retailer. TheMore »