Davis Joins Demdaco as Sales VP


LEAWOOD, Kan.-Giftware company Demdaco has appointed Frank Davis vice president of sales. Davis was most recently vice president of sales for Carson Home Accents. Prior to that, he held positions with Midwest-CBK and Colonial Candle for 13 years, serving as vice president of sales for one year and director of sales for seven years. DavisMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Vacu Vin’s Zanner to Retire

Kurt Zanner

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C.–Kurt Zanner is retiring as vice president of sales and marketing at Vacu Vin, effective today. Zanner, a 30-year veteran of the housewares industry, has been on the executive team of several companies, including International Innovation Co North America, of which Vacu Vin is a brand; Kai USA; Kitchen Art and Lamson &More »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Surya to Unveil New Bedding Designs at Winter Markets

Versailles Surya

CALHOUN, Ga.-Surya will debut a variety of bedding designs at the January trade shows in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas. Among the collections to be spotlighted: • Bohemian Blues: made of cotton and cotton flax, and featuring braided fabrics, dip-dyed effects and Japanese-inspired panel prints; consisting of silk quilts, a batik reversible quilt and aMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Presenters Lined Up for ARTS Awards

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS-Presenters have been selected for the 26th annual ARTS awards to be held here next month, and they represent a wide range of the home furnishings industry. Charles Kennedy, a retired sales representative who founded the Kennedy Group, and Lisa Robison, an interior designer and founder of the non-profit Dwell with Dignity, will present theMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Grund to Launch Bath and Area Rugs in U.S. Market

A Mandala design from Grund America

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Czech Republic rug company Grund is debuting its bath and rug line this year, officially launching its line to the U.S. market at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. It will also exhibit this month at Heimtexil in Frankfurt, showing in Hall 11.0, stand A69. Grund’s existing bath line, which targets theMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Feizy Gives $25,000 to the Global Fund for Children

Feizy Rugs

DALLAS–Feizy Rugs has expanded its commitment to The Global Fund for Children (GFC) with a $25,000 donation. GFC supports marginalized children around the world by improving access to education and healthcare and has impacted the lives of more than 9 million children worldwide. “We are fortunate this holiday season to be celebrating what has beenMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Amer Debuts Afghan Collection, Catalog


ATLANTA—At the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Amer will debut it first collection from Afghanistan, a handknotted collection called Argentum. The company will also premiere a midterm catalog, which will feature a dozen new collections for almost 100 new designs. Amer exhibits in 5-D-2, in Building 1. “With the rate at which our lineMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014