This month’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market offers a wealth of new product across numerous categories and price points. Vendors will showcase everything from whimsical garden animal figures to crystal barware; following is a sample of what is being unveiled.
The home category has hit the gold standard. Gold, the centuries-old status symbol, has made a resurgence both in fashion and home. With the Midas touch, these items exude warmth, perfect for any abode.—Andrea Lillo
The lighting industry is headed to Dallas once again for the June edition of the Dallas International Lighting Market. Introductions will include casual looks, as well as contemporary ones, and more crystal. Surface interest also remains important, with attention given to texture—whether on the shade itself or the body of the product or both. In … More »
Licenses continue to play a huge role in the current offerings in home textiles, particularly for bed ensembles. Vendors believe that licenses with designers, celebrities or well-known brands in other products carry plenty of weight with consumers. Here is a sampling of some of the new top-of-the-bed looks from some of today’s hottest licenses.—David Gill
Chefs continue to cook in the housewares category with new recipes for success
Tabletop manufacturers at last month’s New York Tabletop Show focused on what they see as profitable niches in the market, such as small giftables, executive desk items for men, and introductions from partnerships with party planners and set designers.—Allison Zisko