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Allison Zisko

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Pasabahce Takes the Wraps Off Nude

Pasabahce Nude

By Allison Zisko Pasabahce has introduced a contemporary glassware brand to the American market called Nude that goes beyond the kitchen and the table and addresses a more modern lifestyle. The collection, which launched in Europe earlier this year and was shown at the New York Tabletop Show last month, includes products for the bedroomMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Artel Opens for Business Online

Artel

PRAGUE-Crystal glassware maker Artel is launching its online shop today. The new site, artelshop.com, offers Artel’s best-selling items as well as the opportunity for bespoke pieces from Artel artisans. “For many years we’ve received requests from our customers for ways to shop for our glassware from home, so we are delighted to finally be ableMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Universal Expert Launches Thoughtful Gift Campaign

Universal Expert cutting board

LONDON-Universal Expert by Sebastian Conran’s latest design campaign is called #thoughtthatcounts and focuses on thoughtful, universal gifts, as opposed to “throw-away, generic presents,” the company said. It has launched a social media campaign that encourages consumers to state why they think a Universal Expert tool makes a thoughtful gift. Participants on Facebook, Twitter and PinterestMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Kuhn Rikon Adds Marketing Assistant

Shari Reyna

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has named Shari Reyna to the newly created position of marketing assistant. She reports to Rebecca Arnn, marketing manager of Kuhn Rikon USA. Reyna will be responsible for monitoring social media, creating content and implementing social media strategies. She will also develop, edit and add content to the Kuhn Rikon website,More »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Michael Aram, Ligne Roset to be Honored by Museum of Arts and Design

Michael Aram

NEW YORK-Michael Aram, artist and founder of Michael Aram Inc., and furniture company Ligne Roset will be among those honored this evening by New York’s Museum of Arts and Design for contributions in the art, craft and design industries. “It’s an honor for the museum to award such leaders and creators, who epitomize MAD’s commitmentMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Lunares Names Herald CEO

Sebastian Herald

SAN FRANCISCO-Tabletop company Lunares, best known for its sculptural handcast aluminum creations, has named Sebastian Herald as its new CEO–a new position for the company. Herald most recently served as CEO of Michael Aram. “Sebastian brings a blend of industry expertise, business strategy and operational insights, filtered through a keen design understanding–a rare combination ofMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Arteriors to Partner with Interior Designer Jeffers

Arteriors

DALLAS-Arteriors has signed a license partnership with San Francisco-based interior designer Jay Jeffers. The Jay Jeffers Capsule Collection for Arteriors will feature an assortment of accessories designed for home entertaining, including barware, trays and accent tables for drinks. It will be introduced in late 2015. “Jay is a distinguished interior designer with a unique flairMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

CorningWare Inventor Stanley Donald Stookey Dies

Stanley Donald Stookey

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Stanley Donald Stookey, the inventor of CorningWare, passed away Nov. 4, according to published reports. He was 99. Stookey created a ceramic glass, that became known as CorningWare, in 1953 by accident, reports said. He overheated a piece of photosensitive glass in an oven; when he removed it from the oven with a pairMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014