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Blog: Lots of Launches in Frankfurt

Ambiente, The Show

FRANKFURT, Germany­-The Ambiente fair continues its run through tomorrow, offering plenty of new product in tabletop and housewares and a backdrop for the launch (or relaunch) of brands here in Frankfurt. Some brands made their debut here, such as Nude, a new division of Turkish glass company Pasabache, which is offering contemporary, design-oriented pieces andMore »

Last updated: February 10, 2014

Blog: HFN at Ambiente

Jersey Pottery Bolero

FRANKFURT, Germany­—Ambiente opened its doors here this morning, and Messe Frankfurt officials are expecting a good show. Board Member Detlef Braun, noting the current economic climate in Germany as positive, said, “The auguries for a successful fair are very good.” The wide expanse of new tabletop product is evident throughout the show. Portmeirion is introducingMore »

Last updated: February 12, 2014

Blog: Nikko Steps Onto the World Stage

Ambient NIKKO

Japanese tabletop maker Nikko will make its debut at its own stand at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt this week. In past years the company has been a small part of a Japanese government pavilion at the fair, so this is a big step forward. It follows on the heels of the company’s Maison &More »

Last updated: February 5, 2014

Blog: Lots of Shine—and Earthiness—at NY Now

Europe2You

NEW YORK–New product remains front and center at NY Now, which continues here through Feb. 6. Bright colors and bold design held the day at the Imports Decor booth. The company presented collections of ottomans, decorative pillows and quilts, all of which are handmade and all of which were inspired by design influences from IndiaMore »

Last updated: February 4, 2014

Blog: IMC Says Market May Set Attendance Record

Safavieh Thom Filicia

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers said the winter Las Vegas Market, now in its third day, is poised for record-setting attendance. IMC, the organizers of the show, said this market has ushered in nearly 300 new furniture and home decor brands and 900 new gift lines. Thom Filicia spoke to attendees about his new lighting collectionMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2014

Blog: It’s Day 2 at Las Vegas Market

Cyan Design

LAS VEGAS–The second day of  Las Vegas Market is underway as companies unveil products along with numerous new or expanded showrooms. Several companies returned to exhibit at the show. Kaleen Rugs returned to Las Vegas with its new, 3,500 square-foot showroom in Building C, C-407. It exudes an urban feel, which is how Kaleen willMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2014

Blog: Housewares Show Previewed in NYC

Anolon chef knife

-At an event here yesterday, the International Housewares Association offered a sampling of some new products that will be exhibited at the International Home + Housewares show in March. The beverage category was hot, and several companies showed larger sizes of bottles and travel mugs, due to consumer demand. Cool Gear has a new 33-ounceMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2014