Tabletop & Gifts

Deadline Approaching for Ambiente Design Competition

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany–Next February’s Ambiente fair here is offering several opportunities for manufacturers to promote or highlight their products, through a design competition, a special “solutions” presentation and a round of “speed dating” with journalists. The show will take place Feb. 13-17, 2015. Design Plus 2015 is a German design competition that pays tribute to innovation.More »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Lifetimes Cultivates License with Kim Parker

Lifetime Kim Parker

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands will launch a dinnerware collection designed by licensed artist Kim Parker at the New York Tabletop Show later this month. The six inaugural patterns are called India Garden, depicting the rich colors and patterns found in the textiles and fabrics of India; Provence Garden, an interpretation of a French countryside garden;More »

Last updated: October 8, 2014

Laura Zindel Design to Open Dallas Showroom

Laura Zindel Design

DALLAS-Laura Zindel Design will open its first permanent showroom in the country at Dallas Market Center, debuting during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January. Laura Zindel Design, the collaboration of Laura Zindel and her husband, Thorsten Lauterbach, encompasses ceramic gifts, tabletop and housewares, made in the company’s Brattleboro, Vt. studio. “The additionMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2014

New Exhibitors Join LA Mart

LA Mart

LOS ANGELES-The LA Mart’s Gift & Home Market in January will welcome new showrooms and amenities. Among the newcomers are The Grommet, offering gifts and products by makers;  Kiss That Frog, a supplier of French home décor; Be Home, producer of handmade, ecologically friendly lifestyle products; Aga John, supplier of furnishings and floor textiles; NobleMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2014

Gibson Faces New Frontier with Ree Drummond License

Ree Drummond

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson has signed a license agreement with Ree Drummond, perhaps better known as The Pioneer Woman and for her Food Network television program, cookbooks, website and blog that recount her life with her family on a ranch in Oklahoma. Gibson and Drummond plan to create a line of food prep, cook, serve, dine, drinkMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

New President for Nambé

Bill Robedee

SANTA FE, N.M.–Bill Robedee has been named the new president and CEO of Nambé, effective Oct. 1. Robedee succeeds Wayne Badovinus, a Nambé board member who has held the position since April and who remains on the board. Robedee most recently served as chief legal officer at Lenox. “Bill brings to Nambé a driving passionMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

Creative Co-Op Acquires European Home Lifestyle Co.

Creative Co-Op

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Creative Co-Op has acquired Bloomingville, a Danish company that designs and distributes home lifestyle products. Bloomingville markets its products under the Bloomingville and Day Birger et Mikkelsen Home brands, which are sold in independent retail stores and department stores in Europe. As part of the transaction, Simon and Betina Stampe, previous owners of Bloomingville,More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Summit Set

Martha Stewart American Made 2014

NEW YORK-The third annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit lecture and interview series will take place from Nov. 7-8 at the headquarters of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) here. The program puts the spotlight on the maker culture in the United States, celebrating those who have begun small businesses for handcrafted goods in this country.More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014