Tabletop & Gifts

Sitara Designs Looks to Make Market Debut

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STAMFORD, Conn.–Sitara Designs, a company that imports handcrafted gifts and accessories made by artisans in India, is entering the wholesale gift, accessories and collectibles market. Sitara Designs is making its marketplace debut with a collection of handcrafted leather gifts and accessories, such as animal-shaped piggy banks, key chains, luggage tags and iPad cases. The company’sMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Lladró Rolls Out New Image Campaign

Lladro

NEW YORK–Spanish porcelain maker Lladró is launching a worldwide image campaign that summons the “magic of memories” in a new advertising and visual displays. The campaign places Lladró’s porcelain pieces in magical and surprising backgrounds, such as a forest or a canal, meant to evoke an emotional connection between the porcelain and the memories itMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Tervis Appoints Biz Development Officer

Gary King

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Tervis has appointed Gary King chief sales and business development officer, a newly created position. King, who reports to CEO and President Patrick Redmond, is directly responsible for the indirect-to-consumer sales organization and Tervis retail stores. Tervis partners with more than 8,000 retailers nationwide and currently has 34 Tervis stores in 13 states. KingMore »

Last updated: September 17, 2014

Spin Ceramics Opens First U.S. Store

Spin Ceramics

NEW YORK–Spin Ceramics, a 12-year-old tabletop company based in Shanghai, has opened the doors to its first store outside of Asia. Located on Crosby Street in SoHo, the Spin Ceramics store showcases the company’s line, which marries ancient production methods with modern design. Two thirds of the company’s 300 active items are on view inMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

ARTS Awards Finalists for 2015 Announced

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the finalists for the 26th annual ARTS Awards. To be presented on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS Awards recognize excellence in manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide in 27 categories, including a newMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Deadline Approaching for High Point, Tabletop Submissions

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NEW YORK–HFN’s editorial deadline for new product information and high-resolution images regarding products debuting at High Point Market and the Tabletop Show in October is Monday, Sept. 15. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than that date. Images (preferably jpegs, butMore »

Last updated: September 12, 2014

Kavalierglass Adds Wells to Team

Carol Wells

CHICAGO–Kavalierglass has appointed Carol Wells to the new position of national sales manager. Wells will support commercial customers and sales representatives and increase awareness of the Czech company’s Simax line of borosilicate glassware, Walther Glas’ private label opportunities and Bohemia Crystal tumblers and stemware. She reports to Ladislav Novotny, who is based in the CzechMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Q Squared Creates European Marketing Plan

Q Squared

NEW YORK-Melamine maker Q Squared NYC has established marketing and distribution offices in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a larger global expansion strategy. The company has formed a strategic partnership with European housewares industry veterans. Claus Winkelmann, Heiko Haase, Andreas Book and Gabrielle Block are partners in this new venture, Q Squared NYC GmbH &More »

Last updated: September 9, 2014