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Blog: Rug Intros Floor High Point Market

Kaleen Escape

The area rug category emphasized bright colors and natural fibers at High Point Market, which ends Thursday. Rug manufacturers also introduced a number of new licensed lines, or extended existing ones. Through its new partnership with the Museum of New Mexico, Jaipur debuted its Traditions Made Modern line, consisting of rugs, poufs and pillows. TheMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Blog: Report from High Point Market

Jaipur Traditions Made Modern

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Amid a positive buzz here at High Point Market, companies debuted collections and looks, including a slew of licensed lines with well-known designers and companies. Bob Timberlake was on hand to launch his lighting line with Wildwood Lamps, which he said was only the beginning. One ceramic item incorporated the Chinese design forMore »

Last updated: October 20, 2014

Houzz’s Study Full of Surprises

Duke_Ratliff

By Duke Ratliff “Trendy” just might be a dirty word when it comes to home furnishings. As retailers head to the New York Tabletop Show and the High Point Market this month for two of the year’s most important product-procuring events, it’s more than a little interesting to note that consumers are not big onMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Blog: Casual in Chicago

Merchandise Mart Reports ‘Robust’ Activity in Chicago

CHICAGO-The International Casual Furniture Market wraps up today, after a week here in the Merchandise Mart—which has now committed to hosting the market through 2022. Here are some of the products from a tour of the show taken yesterday by HFN. Agio’s Kolea and Franklin fire pit collections were highlights in the company’s booth. DougMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Blog: Tuesday Textures

Divatex

NEW YORK-The New York Home Fashions Market continued into its second day yesterday. Here are some of the highlights: At a party last night, Divatex celebrated its two key launches—Lady Antebellum’s Heartland and Novogratz. The former, a partnership with the Grammy Award-winning group, consists of bed ensembles in a mix of plaids, florals and solids,More »

Last updated: September 17, 2014

Blog: Textiles Market is a Go

Hollander Live Comfortably

Yesterday was the first day of the September New York Home Fashions Market, and was marked by several notable new collections. Having launched its Wedgwood bedding collection at the March market, Revman is introducing a line of soft bath products to the brand. This consists of towels (including a core solid program) and bath rugsMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Blog: Reveling in Rugs at the New York Home Fashions Market

Bacova

It was all new in New York this week, as rug manufacturers showed their latest designs for the New York Home Fashions Market. New constructions and licenses were among the introductions, as was the continuing theme of color. Safavieh debuted several new collections this market. Evoke, using a frisee polypropylene yarn, pairs such colors asMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Blog: Japanese Knife Masters Show Off Their Skills

Cooks Warehouse

Cutlery aficionados are in for a real treat this week. Three Japanese master craftsmen from Kikuichi Knives, which is known for its history of making Samurai swords, will be demonstrating how they make kitchen knives—from the raw iron to the finished blade—at specialty retailers across the country. One of the craftsmen, Akimasa Oe, will engraveMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014