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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.
  • Alternative Metal Maker Arthur Court Passes Away

    Arthur CourtArthur Court, whose namesake alternative metal designs reflected his interest and joy in the natural world, passed away at his home in San Francisco on July 19. He was 87. More

  • Irish Eyes Smiling in New York

    Irish Design 2015Twenty three of Ireland’s leading designers and craftspeople will exhibit at NY Now next month in celebration of Irish Design 2015, a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government promoting and celebrating Irish design. More

  • Showroom Roundup: Phillips, Viterra, Mega Motion, Greenington and Nuloom Announce Las Vegas Market Plans

    Las Vegas MarketCompanies are gearing up for next month’s Las Vegas Market. Several newcomers have signed leases while another has expanded its showroom space. More

  • Christi Inmon Pearson of A La Carte Passes Away

    PearsonChristiChristina Inmon Pearson, co-founder of the rep showroom a la carte, passed away July 16 from a backyard accident. She was 44 years old. More

  • Gourmet Seminar Planned for Vegas Show

    Las Vegas MarketLas Vegas Market is hosting a gourmet education seminar for independent gourmet retailers at next month’s market. The session highlights the launch of the market’s new permanent housewares and tabletop floor. More

  • Video: Portman White Vignette Gallery an Atlanta Market Highlight

    John PortmanSeven interior designers created vignettes to showcase the new Portman White paint color—which honors AmericasMart’s John Portman—incorporating product from AmericasMart exhibitors. More

  • AmericasMart Lauds Outstanding Visual Merchandising

    AmericasMart logoJaipur, Surya, Loloi and Karastan are among the winners in AmericasMart’s semi-annual Visual Display Awards, which celebrate outstanding merchandising in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays More

  • Las Vegas Market to Debut Casual/Outdoor at Summer Market

    Las Vegas MarketThe outdoor living category is set to debut in its own space next month at Las Vegas Market, which will inaugurate the casual offering on two dedicated floors in Building C, C-12 and C-13. In 250,000 square feet of space, outdoor products, including furniture, umbrellas, outdoor fireplaces, rugs and more, will be featured in both permanent and temporary presentations. More

  • Video: Housewares is Hot in Atlanta

    AmericasMart building 2At the recently wrapped up Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the housewares category—along with rugs, gift, home accessories, tabletop and furniture—was among the highlights, with new showrooms and collections among the debuts. Bradshaw International debuted for the first time at this market in a new spot on the Floor 8 of Building 2. More

  • Bloomingdale’s Highlights Vietri in NYC Store

    Vietri LastraVietri is enjoying front-and-center placement at Bloomingdale’s flagship store here. The Italian import brand is featured in the Gallery on the sixth floor of the 59th Street store now through mid-September. Within the space are featured handcrafted products along with images of artisans and the Italian landscape. More

  • New Kitchenware Category for Kate Spade

    Lenox Kate SpadeLenox expanded its Kate Spade line at last week’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with the brand’s first foray into kitchenware. The 116 SKUs includes cookware, metal and ceramic bakeware, food prep, tea kettles, dinnerware and more, all with Spade’s playful design touch. It is set to launch at retail next month. More

  • Kuhn Rikon, Lamon Luther, Others Recognized at Icon Honors

    HallandOatesHundreds of gift and home industry members gathered at the Hyatt Regency here last night for the sixth annual Icon Honors awards ceremony, which recognizes innovation and excellence in the industry. Kuhn Rikon won the Icon 2015 Innovation Honor in the product innovations category for its ratchet grinder, while Lamon Luther received the Icon 2015 Contribution Honor for community influence for its Hope for the Craftsman. More