Tag Archives: Germany

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

Celebrating a Milestone, Wüsthof Focuses on the Long Term

Wusthof

By Allison Zisko As it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, cutlery maker Wüsthof has found itself with an almost enviable predicament: its business is getting bigger despite efforts to keep it small. “We see growth but don’t pursue growth,” said René Arnold, CEO of the company’s American division, from its headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.More »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

American Design Exhibit Planned for Germany

Ambiente

NEW YORK–American designer Scott Henderson, who will serve as America’s design ambassador at the next Ambiente fair, unveiled his plans for a special partner country exhibition at a press event here yesterday. Earlier this week, Ambiente organizer Messe Frankfurt selected the United States to be its partner country for the 2015 show, which takes placeMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Ambiente Seeks Young Designers for Exhibit

Ambiente, The Show

FRANKFURT, Germany–Design students, university graduates and young designers with an interest in the fields of interior design, gifts, personal accessories and wining and dining have the chance to make presentations in the Talents portion at the next Ambiente fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 13-17, 2015. Applications to participate will be accepted untilMore »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Bringing Out the Brands In Frankfurt

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By Allison Zisko Last month’s Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, Germany, provided a platform for tabletop companies to engage in brand building. There were brand introductions, brand extensions and brand re-inventions from many well-known players in the industry. In the brand-new category there was Nude, a division of Turkish glass company Pasabahce, which offers contemporary, design-orientedMore »

Last updated: March 17, 2014

Arc Sells International Cookware Division

ARC International

FRANKFURT, Germany-Arc International has sold the Arc International Cookware division to U.S. investment firm Aurora Capital. At the same time, stockholders of the privately held French glassware company have agreed to open the company’s capital to outside investment. Speaking from the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this week, Fred Dohn, CEO of Arc’s NorthMore »

Last updated: February 12, 2014

Blog: HFN at Ambiente

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FRANKFURT, Germany­—Ambiente opened its doors here this morning, and Messe Frankfurt officials are expecting a good show. Board Member Detlef Braun, noting the current economic climate in Germany as positive, said, “The auguries for a successful fair are very good.” The wide expanse of new tabletop product is evident throughout the show. Portmeirion is introducingMore »

Last updated: February 12, 2014