DALLAS–Nominations for the 22nd annual ARTS Awards are now being accepted, and anyone in the home furnishings industry can participate. Targeting both retailers and manufacturers, award categories include Rising Star, Academy of Achievement, Product Designer of the Year, and Sales Representative of the Year. The awards are given by the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the … More »
ARLINGTON, Va.–The 2011 International CES Show will include an area dedicated to home appliances. Called the Connected Home Appliances TechZone, the section will offer both major and portable home appliances enabled to connect and network with the “smart” grid, thus saving energy by performing more efficiently, according to a joint statement from the Consumer Electronics … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Marc Weiss has been appointed president of the Melannco division of Lifetime Brands, the company announced. He succeeds Barry Gordon, who has left the company. Weiss was previously the company’s chief marketing officer, and a replacement for that position has not been named.
FRANKFURT, Germany–Back in its former time period at the end of August, Tendence is now open for visitor registration. Scheduled for Aug. 27-to 31, Tendence focuses on furnishings and gifts for the home. Special exhibits will include the products from 27 young designers, shown in the Loft product area in Hall 11.0.
EL MONTE, Calif.–Brown Jordan announced a new partnership with home furnishings designer Richard Frinier. The designer, who worked with Brown Jordan for 22 years prior to forming his own creative consultancy in 2002, will return for an encore collaboration to develop the Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan, scheduled to launch during the fall markets.
BURLINGTON, Wis.–Hannon Group has appointed Patrick Welch as sales manager. In this newly created position, Welch is responsible for the distribution of the company’s product lines, which include the Todco Electric Roasted Garlic Express, Todco Ceramic Knives, Sachi Fashion Insulated Lunch Bags and Meno Trigger Grip Kitchen Utensils. He also oversees the expansion of Hannon’s … More »
NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has debuted the Sales Specialist Initiative, which is intended to allow more of the building’s showrooms to take advantage of buyer traffic during and between markets. The building has named Tania Perez-Nieves to the newly created position of head salesperson/showroom manager, responsible for leading this program and … More »