Tabletop & Gifts

Temporary Exhibits Up at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Market announced that growth in temporary exhibits is expected to make its winter 2015 edition the largest market to date. Nearly 500 new and returning temporary exhibitors will participate in the upcoming Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 18- 22. “Las Vegas Market will present record numbers of temporary exhibitors at the WinterMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Made in USA Display to Debut at NY Now

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Ninety nine products have been selected to be showcased in the Made in the USA display at the winter 2015 edition of NY Now. The exhibit was curated for the first time by representatives of CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow), an association of galleries, shops and artists dedicated to promoting American-madeMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Gibson Survey: Never Mind the Mug

Gibson’s Kioto Red sets have no mug.

COMMERCE, Calif.-Consumers overwhelmingly prefer dinnerware sets without mugs, according to a wide-ranging survey conducted recently by Gibson Overseas. In a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 respondents, 64 percent favored set compositions without a mug, Gibson said, indicating that consumers now consider mugs to be a separate purchase. “Mugs are not part of most mealsMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014

Pantone Names Marsala Color of the Year

Marsala is Pantone's Color of the Year.

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Pantone today announced Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executiveMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Lladró Continues Expansion Plan with Several New Stores

Lladró

NEW YORK-Spanish porcelain company Lladró will bring 2014 to a close with many new boutique openings around the world. The new boutiques–in St. Martin, Guatemala, Panama, St. Thomas, Miami, Beverly Hills and Teheran–are part of the brand’s expansion strategy in place since 2012 when it opened a boutique at 500 Madison Ave. in New York,More »

Last updated: December 3, 2014

Ambiente Awash in Red, White and Blue

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany-Nearly 100 American tabletop and housewares vendors are preparing their exhibits for the Ambiente fair here in February, where the United States will be the partner country and the focus will be on all things American. Among the 90 exhibitors expected from the U.S. are American Cookware, Chef’n, Design Ideas, Gibson, Hampton Forge, KitchenAid,More »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Caroline Kennedy to Retire as GDA Editor; Diane Falvey Named as Her Successor

Gifts and Decorative Accessories

NEW YORK-Diane Falvey has been named as the new editor-in-chief of Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine, succeeding Caroline Kennedy who is retiring after 30 years with the publication. Falvey was most recently executive editor at Gourmet Insider and senior editor at HomeWorld Business. She joined the GDA staff on Dec. 1 and she and KennedyMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Training a Spotlight on Lunares

Lunares

By Allison Zisko As the new CEO of metal design company Lunares, Sebastian Herald’s mission to grow the brand will be achieved by cultivating the artistic vision of company founder Nima Oberoi and supporting it through a strong operational base and a wider network of retailers. Herald, the former CEO of Michael Aram Inc., was namedMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014