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Sleep Inn

Sleep Inn

By David Gill A visit to the International Hotel/Motel & Hospitality Show here in New York in November brought one of my favorite subjects—quality of sleep—back to mind. Let’s begin with a key observation: Bob Altbaier, owner of Downlite, an exhibitor at the show, put this into perspective when he talked about Downlite’s hotel businessMore »

Court of Versailles Makes Maison & Objet Debut

PARIS — ­Springs Global is presenting Court of Versailles, its luxury brand, at the Maison & Objet trade show, which began on Friday, Jan. 22, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 26. This marks the first time Springs has shown the luxury brand at an international trade show.Joe Granger, president of Springs Branded Businesses, called itMore »

IFDA to Present Color Forecast

IFDA to Present Color Forecast

NEW YORK–The International Furnishings and Design Association’s New York chapter will present Color Forecast 2011 during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair and Home Textiles Market Week. Scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the seminar will feature Doty Horn, director of color and design for paint manufacturer BenjaminMore »

Shabby Chic Hooks Up With Guildmaster and Miles Talbott

Shabby Chic Hooks Up With Guildmaster and Miles Talbott

NEW YORK–Shabby Chic, the iconic brand known for its blend of English elegance and California casual, is returning to the wholesale home furnishings world with new programs with Guildmaster and Miles Talbott that will debut to the trade this April at the High Point Market. The creation of designer Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic has beenMore »

Diane Von Furstenberg, Springs Team Up for Home Collection

Diane Von Furstenberg, Springs Team Up for Home Collection

NEW YORK–Diane von Furstenberg is homeward bound. The legendary fashion designer has signed up with Springs Global to do a new line of home furnishings products, including, bedding, bath and tabletop that will debut in spring 2011. The trade will get its first look at the products this spring. For von Furstenberg, it marks herMore »

New Tenants to Exhibit at 7 W New York During Market

New Tenants to Exhibit at 7 W New York During Market

NEW YORK–Twelve new permanent tenants will debut their showrooms at 7 W New York during the upcoming New York Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. The newcomers include Patina, a producer of display items, in room 717; Alpha Display, manufacturer of store fixtures, in room 812; Mega Vision, maker of custom and proprietary retail fixtures,More »

Heimtextil Attendee Total Rises

Heimtextil Attendee Total Rises

FRANKFURT, Germany–An estimated 72,000 visitors from more than 120 countries attended the just-completed Heimtextil, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, the show’s owner and manager. The show presented products and trends from 2,521 exhibitors from 60 countries, the statement said. Of particular note was the level of international participation. Messe Frankfurt said 85 percentMore »

Heimtex Opens to the World … Americans Too

Heimtex Opens to the World ... Americans Too

FRANKFURT; Germany—And now there are Paris Hilton sheets too. Heimtextil, the huge trade fair that is all textiles for the all the people, opened for business this morning here, offering up any imaginable bed, bath, window and table product, even bedding featuring the likeness of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton. The majority of products on display fromMore »