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Tabletop & Gifts

In-depth coverage of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, crystal and gifts from brands like Lenox, Gibson, Mikasa, Libbey, Oneida, Waterford and more.
  • Lenox Launches Table Talk Blog

    LenoxLenox has launched a blog called Table Talk that features inspiring photos, tips on decorating and entertaining, reports on events and people, and more. “Every month, about a million people visit our website,” said Sherri Crisenbery, vice president of Lenox Brands, “and Table Talk is a great way for us to engage with them while establishing ourselves as America’s home entertaining design authority.” More

  • Urban Expositions Names Arnold Buyer Relations Director

    Joceline ArnoldUrban Expositions has appointed Joceline Arnold to the newly created position of buyer relations director for the California Gift Show, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show and Philadelphia Gift Show. Arnold will assist in overall attendance growth and key relationship development with regional buyers for these three shows. She reports to Joan Ulrich, vice president of marketing and specialty shows, Urban Expositions. More

  • Libbey to Distribute Spiegelau at Retail

    Libbey logoTOLEDO, Ohio- Libbey will begin distributing Spiegelau glassware at retail in July under a newly signed agreement. Libbey has been distributing Spiegelau for foodservice since February of 2013. Libbey said the extended partnership and exclusive distribution agreement is part of its plan to expand its range of tabletop offerings on retail shelves. More

  • New Layout for September Maison Show

    maison&objetLOGOMaison & Objet is reorganizing its layout for its September edition in an effort to improve efficiencies and better reflect trends. Halls 1 through 4 will combine ethnic chic.MIC, textiles and interior decoration into a single home decor hub. The co-location is intended to expose textiles suppliers to potential accounts beyond specialty shops, particularly more diverse decor boutiques and specifiers handling global projects. More

  • Canvas Home Debuts at Selfridges

    Canvas HomeFor the first time, Canvas Home is now available in the U.K. The New York City-based home decor brand has introduced a range of products at London department store Selfridges. A selection of dishes, flatware and table accessories are now available to purchase exclusively in the U.K. at Selfridges London location. The shop-in-shop marks the company’s first formal international expansion. More

  • Joens, Kacic Assume Leadership Roles on Gift for Life Board

    Frank JoensGift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, has named Frank Joens chairman and George Kacic vice chairman of its board and has welcomed new board members. Joens succeeds Stu Teller who had served in that role since 2012. Joens is currently senior vice president and general manager of the LA Mart in Los Angeles following previous leadership positions with LA Mart. More

  • Umbra Launches Facepaper Contest

    UmbraTomorrow Umbra will launch its 2015 Facepaper Contest, “Share Your World With the World,” giving participants the opportunity to have their photos or artwork featured in Umbra frames across the globe and win $100 per selection to shop at umbra.com. Umbra is looking for a mix of casual and modern photography, illustrations or watercolor paintings—casual shots of families, pets, architecture, travel, still life or favorite things. More

  • Progressive Market Research to Offer Confidential, Proprietary Facts and Figures

    ProgressiveMarketResearchlogoProgressive Business Media, parent company of HFN, Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living and Kids Today, has launched a new division to offer the home furnishings industry customized, proprietary and confidential research aimed at facilitating data-driven decision making. The new division, called Progressive Market Research, is being formally unveiled at the High Point Market, April 18-23. More

  • NY Now, Progressive Business Media to Display Key Home Trends

    NYNowlogoKey trends in home and lifestyle design and color will be showcased in an exclusive Open House display during NY Now in August. The colors and concepts, as forecasted by the Pantone Color Institute, will be brought to life in a product display curated by Progressive Business Media editors and explored in more detail in a special on-site seminar. More

  • Tabletop to Finish Up Strong Today

    MikasaLeahThe Tabletop Show wraps up here today after a busy week and what vendors regarded as a successful, upbeat and encouraging market. “It’s been a very good market so far,” said Virginie De Toustain, BIA’s national sales manager for Capdeco, Philippe Deshoulieres, Mateus and Royal Limoges, on Wednesday. “You feel so much positivity. Business so far this year is really good.” More

  • They’re Mad for Metals on Madison

    Ten Strawberry StreetMetal mania has seeped into the tabletop industry, where at this week’s Tabletop Show here the burnished gold finishes that continue to be prevalent sit alongside the hottest new metal, copper. These two metals decorate every segment of the business. The newest variations include vintage-like gold detailing on clear glass tumblers, hi balls and DOFs, and electroplated dinnerware. More

  • Plenty to Top the Tables in New York

    WaterfordThe New York Tabletop Show is in full swing, having gotten off to a strong start yesterday. A bustling day in the showrooms turned into a bustling night on the town as several vendors threw parties to celebrate big launches and showroom openings. Waterford launched its Rebel collection with a hip bash at a West Side mannequin showroom. More