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Zilinskas Leaves Meyer; Johnston Named Managing Director

Darrin Johnston

VALLEJO, Calif.—Jay Zilinskas has left Meyer Corporation U.S. after more than 20 years to pursue other opportunities, the company said. He will be succeeded as managing director by Darrin Johnston, currently senior vice president of sales for Meyer, U.S., effective Jan. 1. Johnston will report to Mitchell Loring, president of Meyer Corporation U.S. “Jay wasMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Generation Brands Hires Mark Gorog as New Head of Customer Service

Mark Gorog

SKOKIE, Ill.—Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has appointed Mark Gorog as the new director of customer service. Most recently, Gorog was director of customer service for Protective Life Corporation, where he directed all customer service support functions and led the design and implementation ofMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Mauviel Sponsors Bocuse d’Or 2015


NEW CASTLE, Del.–Mauviel 1830 has become a main sponsor of the Bocuse d’Or 2015 World Finale, which takes place on Jan. 27-28, 2015. Bocuse d’Or is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions in the world. Every two years, the final of the Bocuse d’Or contest is held in Lyon, France, the home cityMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

StyleCraft to Launch Harp & Finial at Las Vegas Market

A preppy look from the new Harp & Finial brand

SOUTHHAVEN, Miss.–StyleCraft Home Collection has teamed up with retail veterans Jay and Christine Howard to create a new fashion-forward brand called Harp & Finial, which will launch at next month’s Las Vegas Market. The brand will also have its own 2,800-square-foot showroom, A-348. Harp & Finial’s line will be divided among five fashion-forward looks—tailored, modern,More »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Hinkley to Unveil 350 Designs, Largest Catalog


CLEVELAND—At next month’s Dallas International Lighting Market, Hinkley Lighting will unveil more than 350 lighting designs, along with its largest and most innovative catalog in the company’s 93-year history. The 2015-2016 catalog is 764 pages; the 2013-2014 catalog was 620 pages. The company will also host its annual Hinkley Rocks cocktail party on Friday, Jan.More »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Packed Schedule for Next Month’s Atlanta Market at AmericasMart


ATLANTA–A full schedule of events is on tap at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, with presentations from such industry experts, television stars and authors as David Tutera, Jamie Durie, Paula Deen, Chef Jeff Mauro and Pantone’s Laurie Pressman, as well as rug-focused programming presented inMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

The Rug Company Debuts Rodarte Line

Rodarte’s new Ivy Trellis design

NEW YORK—Fashion brand Rodarte is the newest design collaboration with The Rug Company, which has released four designs from the Los Angeles design team of Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Rodarte is known for its conceptual and ethereal fashion collections, and its four rugs are expressions of the designers’ interest in exploring other art forms, TheMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Knots Rugs Debuts Persian Knot Rugs

Knots Rugs’ new Skull Rug

NEW YORK—To debut at Domotex and Maison & Objet next month in Europe, the 17th Century Modern rug collection from Knots Rugs consists of four Persian rugs produced in Jaipur, India, — and are the first from the company to be made in a Persian knot. The designs are inspired by the Antique Moghul, HerezMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014