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Blog: More New York Tabletop Show Discoveries

Spode Home

NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show ends today, wrapping up what several vendors said has been a satisfying show. Gibson outlined some of what it considers the key trends going forward: Au Naturel, a catch-all phrase for handcrafted pottery looks that display the hand of the artist; black and white; global blue (the key hueMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Blog: More News from New York

Lenox

A second day at the New York Tabletop Market unearthed plenty of new products and marketing plans. Libbey is referring to its new marketing strategy as “owning the moment,” reflecting a new emphasis on cultivating consumer experiences rather than focusing solely on product. It launched a new brand, Just Indulge, which is based on homeMore »

Last updated: October 23, 2014

Blog: News from the New York Tabletop Show

Noritake

The New York Tabletop Show is in full swing. Lifetime Brands is introducing a wide array of new dinnerware, glassware and flatware, most of which is contemporary and casual, in muted neutrals, pale pastels and the color combination of the moment, indigo and white. Lifetime also introduced Towle dinnerware, designed to coordinate with existing popularMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

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