Author Archives: David Gill

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Bon-Ton’s Fall Home Looks: Luxury and Casual

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By David Gill At a special event last month, The Bon-Ton Stores introduced several of its exclusive collections for autumn of this year, two of which consist of home products. The event was held in New York City, near the home textiles showroom buildings. Each of the two home collections have different target customers inMore »

Last updated: April 30, 2014

Ellery HomeStyles: Scaling Up

Ellery Showroom

CEO Hugh Rovit’s goal is to make an already big company bigger  By David Gill Space has been much on the mind of Hugh Rovit since he joined Ellery HomeStyles last May. By “space,” Rovit is not contemplating planets and galaxies. Now the company’s CEO, having succeeded Budd Goldman (now co-chairman) in December, he hasMore »

Last updated: April 3, 2014

Blog: Monday Textures

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NEW YORK-Yesterday’s opening of the New York Home Fashions Market produced some notable new products and events. Here is a quick sampling: The Northwest debuted its Wildlandia brand of juvenile bedding, which includes an embedded augmented-reality application. This can be downloaded onto a tablet, an iPhone or an Android device, and contains games that canMore »

Last updated: March 26, 2014

S. Lichtenberg: Windows of Opportunity

Lichtenberg Alchemy

The venerable window treatment manufacturer remains focused on its family culture  By David Gill The reception area for the offices of S. Lichtenberg & Co., the vendor of window treatments, says it all about the culture and focus of this 81-year-old business. On the walls are plaques that celebrate the company’s 25th, 65th and 75thMore »

Last updated: March 17, 2014

Outdoor Lifestyle: Seasons in the Sun

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By David Gill Even though winter 2014 is well under way, vendors of outdoor lifestyle products such as furniture, textiles, area rugs and tableware have already begun to look ahead to the time when sales for their products will heat up—along with the weather outside. This segment of the home furnishings market has gained inMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2014

Now is the Time

NY Now

The winter NY Now show is set for kickoff By David Gill Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor the Super Bowl is expected to stay attendees at this month’s NY Now show from the completion of their appointed rounds. The show will take place from Feb. 1-6 at its traditional venues: the Jacob K.More »

Last updated: January 22, 2014

Born to Do

The De’Longhi Prima Donna espresso maker

De’Longhi America is focused on continuing to innovate By David Gill Mike Prager, who has been president and CEO of De’Longhi America since January 2012, has described the company’s culture as “born to do.” In an interview with HFN, Prager defined this culture as a marriage between the company’s engineering and design resources with itsMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013