Tabletop & Gifts

Gourmet Catalog Plans First Yearly Meeting for Atlanta

Gourmet Catalog

ATLANTA-Gourmet Catalog said it has renewed its longstanding partnership with AmericasMart and will hold its first meeting of 2015 in conjunction with The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in January. The January 2015 meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 8 at AmericasMart Building 1 Floor 8. “Our continuingMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014

Michael Aram, Ligne Roset to be Honored by Museum of Arts and Design

Michael Aram

NEW YORK-Michael Aram, artist and founder of Michael Aram Inc., and furniture company Ligne Roset will be among those honored this evening by New York’s Museum of Arts and Design for contributions in the art, craft and design industries. “It’s an honor for the museum to award such leaders and creators, who epitomize MAD’s commitmentMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Lunares Names Herald CEO

Sebastian Herald

SAN FRANCISCO-Tabletop company Lunares, best known for its sculptural handcast aluminum creations, has named Sebastian Herald as its new CEO–a new position for the company. Herald most recently served as CEO of Michael Aram. “Sebastian brings a blend of industry expertise, business strategy and operational insights, filtered through a keen design understanding–a rare combination ofMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Arteriors to Partner with Interior Designer Jeffers

Arteriors

DALLAS-Arteriors has signed a license partnership with San Francisco-based interior designer Jay Jeffers. The Jay Jeffers Capsule Collection for Arteriors will feature an assortment of accessories designed for home entertaining, including barware, trays and accent tables for drinks. It will be introduced in late 2015. “Jay is a distinguished interior designer with a unique flairMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

CorningWare Inventor Stanley Donald Stookey Dies

Stanley Donald Stookey

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Stanley Donald Stookey, the inventor of CorningWare, passed away Nov. 4, according to published reports. He was 99. Stookey created a ceramic glass, that became known as CorningWare, in 1953 by accident, reports said. He overheated a piece of photosensitive glass in an oven; when he removed it from the oven with a pairMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

NY Now Sets Seminar Schedule

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now has established its schedule of seminars and events for the winter show, slated for Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The schedule will encompass four seminar “tracks”—Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! Ideas—designed to complement the show’s four collections. Nearly 40 sessions will takeMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

Lifetime Brands Posts Q3 Net Loss Despite Sales Gain

LTB NEW LOGO

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Rising expenses and reduced margins trumped a healthy gain in sales to produce a $1.6 million net loss for Lifetime Brands (NASDAQGS: LCUT) in its fiscal third quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 13.5 percent in dollars, although they shed 10 basis points as a percentage of sales. The Lifetime numbers alsoMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Urban Expositions Tabs Muller as EVP

UrbanExpositions

ATLANTA-Courtney Muller has been named executive vice president of Urban Expositions, a newly created position for the trade-show management company. In her new role, Muller oversees much of the company’s day-to-day management, and seeks out new acquisitions, launches and partnerships. She reports to Urban Expositions’ partners, Doug Miller, president, and Tim Von Gal, chief operatingMore »

Last updated: November 5, 2014