Lighting

Downton Abbey’s Mrs. Patmore to Appear at Atlanta Market

Lesley Nicol

NEW YORK–Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Mrs. Patmore, the outspoken and kindly cook on the popular British series “Downton Abbey,” will be at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. She will be visiting the Downton Abbey licensees—Heritage Lace, 1928 Jewelry, Enesco, Kurt S. Adler, Langley Empire Candle, North American Bear Co.,More »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Dobson to Manage Hermitage Lighting Gallery Showroom

Brad Dobson

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Brad Dobson has been named the new showroom manager at Hermitage Lighting Gallery, reporting to Jack Fleischer, president. With almost 15 years of experience in the lighting industry, mostly on the manufacturing side, Dobson has worked both at the national and local lighting levels, the company said. Dobson’s national-perspective experience includes such positions asMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Show and Tell

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

The trade show calendar begins with a bang in January as retailers have lots of opportunities to look for the next big thing. Here is HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year.­—HFN Staff Report JANUARY Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Jan. 7-10 americasmart.com ForMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

New Showrooms, Educational and Social Activities for Dallas Lighting Market

The Dallas International Lighting Market Opens Today

DALLAS–Lighting professionals who kick off 2015 at the Dallas International Lighting Market will see many new and relocated showrooms, as well as the opportunity to attend events both educational and social. The 26th annual ARTS Awards will also take place, on the Friday of the show. In the lighting category, new showrooms include: Blackjack LightingMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014

Celebrity Designers: Star Power

Donny Osmond

The sparkle and intrigue of the world of celebrity designers never seem to fade. New, trendy designers are consistently joining the ranks of well-known home furnishings designers. At the same time, famous designers who have stood the test of time continue to create, inspire—and expand their licensing agreements. Here, we spotlight some of our favoriteMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

IMC Files for IPO

IMC

HIGH POINT, N.C.-International Market Centers, parent company of both the High Point Market Authority and World Market Center Las Vegas, has filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, IMC hopes to raise about $200 million from the offering, which it intends to use to payMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014

Progressive Business Media Acquires HFN and Related Print and Digital Properties

HFN

NEW YORK – HFN the most prestigious and longest-running business magazine for the home furnishings and housewares industry has been purchased by Progressive Business Media. The brand joins the PBM portfolio of business media properties specializing in the home industry, including Furniture/Today, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Home Accents Today, and Gifts & DecorativeMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014