Richard Ginori Names New CEO, Creative Director

Gucci Buys Richard Ginori

FLORENCE, Italy–Richard Ginori has a new executive management team that includes new CEO Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi and new creative director Alessandro Michele. Both are longtime executives with Gucci, which acquired the company in June 2013. The two appointments are part of the Italian porcelain brand’s repositioning strategy and its desire to grow in bothMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Safavieh to Show Safavieh Couture Furniture at High Point

Safavieh Couture’s Fay Wing Chair

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh has launched a new designer furniture line branded Safavieh Couture. The new wholesale collection will be shown for the first time in its own space, suite 117 at Historic Market Square, during the upcoming October High Point Market. Seventy five pieces representative of the 500-SKU introductory line will be displayed, including SafaviehMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Ralph Lauren Home Teams with Van Thiel for Collection; Four Hands to Distribute

The RLH Collection

NEW YORK–Ralph Lauren Home announced Van Thiel & Co., a Hong Kong based company, as the licensee for the RLH Collection and Four Hands as the exclusive distributor in North America and Mexico. The RLH Collection offers distinctive case goods, upholstery and decorative accessories based exclusively on one-of-a-kind antiques. Authentic craftsmanship defines the collection ofMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Surya to Unveil Bobby Berk Home Line at High Point Market

The Wow pillow from the Mod Pop collection

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya will debut its inaugural line of rugs and coordinating pillows from trendsetting home furnishings and decor brand Bobby Berk Home at this month’s High Point Market. Surya shows in Showplace, #4100. The initial collections include Mod Pop, a group of handtufted wool rugs with carved details that have retro designs reminiscent of theMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Consumer Confidence Falls in September

Conference Board

NEW YORK-After four straight months of gains, the consumer confidence index dived 7.4 points in September, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. The index’s September reading was 86.0, down from 93.4 in August. The expectations index and present situations index, the two component indexes for the overall number, both dropped asMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Somerton Dwelling Promotes King to National Sales Manager

Kevin King

CORONA, Calif.–Somerton Dwelling has promoted Kevin King to the newly created position of national sales manager. He will report to Dave Pinamonti, president of Somerton Dwelling. Previously, King was the assistant sales manager. “Kevin is a vital part of our team and we are thrilled to reward his hard work and dedication with this veryMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

In-Room Designs Hires Eremita

Allison Eremita

BRONX, N.Y.–In-Room Designs has named Allison Eremita its director of youth design and merchandising. Eremita, most recently the marketing manager and merchandiser of youth and accents with Magnussen Home, will lead youth design and assist with marketing at In-Room Designs as it looks to grow its distribution in 2015. “We are delighted to tap intoMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Jaipur’s Museum of New Mexico Line to Debut


ATLANTA–Jaipur will launch its newest licensed line from the Museum of New Mexico at High Point Market, where Jaipur shows in Showplace, #3300. Called Traditions Made Modern, the line will feature adaptations of museum textiles from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. The Museum of New Mexico consists of six separate institutions in Sante Fe,More »

Last updated: October 1, 2014