Tabletop & Gifts

Austin Named V.P. at AmericasMart

Austin Named V.P. at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Brett Austin has been named vice president in charge of AmericasMart marketing and sales services, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc., parent entity. Austin’s appointment as vice president elevates and expands his previous position as AMC marketing and publishing procurement/production director, in which forMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, will give the keynote presentation during the July California Gift Show. Segal will speak on “It All Begins with the Merchandise” on July 16. The address will present Segal’s insights on the home-decor business, provide methods and strategies for retailers to identify unique products thatMore »

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

NEW YORK–Sorella Home has signed an agreement with Hemingway,  Ltd. and Fashion Licensing of America to license the Ernest Hemingway brand for a new collection of tableware, barware and home decor. The line will include handpainted ceramics, oven-to-table stoneware, period-inspired pewter and barware that is reminiscent of the Hemingway mystique.  It will be available forMore »

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, a new position. He previously served as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing for seven years. “Dave’s passion for our business andMore »

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

NEW YORK–Interior designer Robin Wilson will deliver a presentation about eco-friendly home design at 7 W New York on June 15. Wilson, owner of Robin Wilson Home with a showroom in room 925 of the building, will present her talk as part of 7 W New York’s Designer Day lecture series. Recently, Wilson completed aMore »

Gift Fair Unveils Phase One of Strategic Plan

Gift Fair Unveils Phase One of Strategic Plan

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair will feature the first key components of a three-year strategic plan at this summer’s show. Called “Focus Forward NYIGF 2013,” the plan is intended to evolve the Gift Fair into “the defining marketplace for fashion-forward and design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources,” said Dorothy Belshaw, director ofMore »

Colonial Williamsburg in License With Enesco

Colonial Williamsburg in License With Enesco

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has reached a license agreement with Enesco for a line of gifts and decor products for home and garden. Under the terms of the agreement, Enesco will manufacture Williamsburg products co-branded with Department 56 and folk artist Jim Shore, two of Enesco’s labels. The Williamsburg collection by Department 56 willMore »