22 April 2013

100% organic cotton bedding from Coyuchi, plus new beds from reclaimed barnwood


Coyuchi, a supplier of 100% organic cotton bedding, debuts its Spring 2013 Collection, showcasing unique designs and organic and natural fabrics that define green luxury for the home.

Introducing a softer, more feminine look for spring with new designs and colors in sheeting and duvet lines, while showcasing bold accents in decorative pillows and rugs, Coyuchi continues to expand options for consumers looking for a more natural approach to living while maintaining the ultimate in comfort, quality and beauty for the home.

“We are so thrilled to introduce this particularly special product line, which combines our trademark rustically sophisticated style with a softer look to reflect the intrinsic qualities of the spring season,” says Matt Levinthal, VP of Marketing for Coyuchi.

“At Coyuchi, we are constantly searching for ways to lend style and comfort to the eco-friendly lifestyle, and we remain committed to preserving our natural resources while offering the ultimate in green luxury with the development of each new product.”

Coyuchi products are produced using organic and natural fibers, free of the toxic dies, bleaches and finishes used in conventional textiles. Building on a palette of warm neutrals, highlights from the collection include the Lace 220 Percale Duvet Cover and Mediterranean Duvet cover with Khadi diamond weave, the brand’s first printed sheet collection and soft new colors for the popular 220 Percale Sheets, new rug sizes, an inspired collection of boldly patterned, hypo-allergenic accent pillows and more.

In addition to the new textile designs, Coyuchi is also pleased to offer the brand’s first ever extension into furniture with hand-crafted bed frames and headboards designed using reclaimed barnwood and weathered oak.

19 April 2013

Arte Italica releases its fall 2013 products. New collections and new pieces to create a coordinated tabletop look for home entertaining.


Arte Italica, an importer of luxury tableware and decorative accessories, has released its Fall 2013 collections to retailers as a preview before New York Table Top.

These new collections and line extensions exemplify the classic aesthetic of handmade Italian ceramics with an added touch of classic Tuscany. This introduction showcases three versatile collections, which mix and match in new and unique ways with the company's existing collections.

In addition, Arte Italica has added key entertaining pieces to several of its best-selling collections.” These enchanting collections include:
Natale: A unique entertaining set, which is hand-made by skilled Italian artisans. This lovely, hand-painted collection is ideal for celebrating throughout the winter season. Berries and pine boughs surround graceful, snowy evergreens on each of these one-of-a-kind pieces. Natale can be paired with Chanti Dinnerware or add another layer of charm with Scavo Chargers and accessories. Handmade in Italy. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Finezza: Artisans in northern Italy salvaged and reclaimed old ceramic molds in order to restore and produce Finezza (refined). An intricate lace design adorns the border and edges of this utterly unique and distinctive collection. In colors of warm ecru and heirloom blue, Finezza is both delicate and intriguing and will bring charm and beauty to any table setting. Handmade in Italy.

Peltro Antico (antique pewter): This collection coordinates with most of the company's existing dinnerware. It blends a rich pewter-gray color, with a glaze that is metallic and reflective. This finish, combined with contemporary shapes, offers a vintage yet modern feel that appeals to both traditional and current tastes. Peltro Antico combines beautifully with Castello, Tesoro and all Arte Italica pewter. Stoneware, handmade in Italy. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Medici: New Rectangular Tray and Antipasti; Burano: New Tray, Oval Platter and Salad Bowl; Chanti; new tray. Vintage Pewter: Charger and Ladle. Perlina: Oval Platter and Vegetable Bowl

More information: www.arteitalica.com.

18 April 2013

Two’s Company has launched four newly redesigned websites

Two’s Company has launched four newly redesigned websites, one for each division including Two’s Company Signature, Cupcakes & Cartwheels, Tozai Home and 2 Chic. All four websites were designed and developed by Whereoware.

“Two’s Company is about style, service and differentiating ourselves. Our website now reflects these efforts”, said Tom Gottlieb, President of Two’s Company. "We are excited to present a website that is not only visually exciting, but intuitive, engaging as well as easy to use for all our fans."

The four websites are:


The new website also allows both consumers and retailers access to browse the entire product range. Consumers can now search products, find the local retailers that purchased the item and contact them directly. The website also offers opportunities to share their favorite products with friends and other retailers with a single click through a number of social media platforms.

Retailers will now have full access to all of their account information, including an overview of their purchases, per brand, year by year; view order history; access new products and catalogues; and even pay invoices online. The site personalizes the customer’s experience by including a picture of their Two’s Company Sales Associate and their contact information.

About Two’s Company 
Two’s Company is dedicated to innovation and trendsetting in the giftware industry and prides itself in providing the Global Market with high style fashion, gift and home products at moderate prices. Two’s has evolved over the years into a powerhouse brand in multiple categories and a dynamic sales organization that serves as advocates for our retail partners.
Today, Two’s Company has four divisions: the signature Two’s Company Gift and Home décor line, the couture Tozai Home collection of decorative accessories, the whimsical Cupcakes & Cartwheels, and 2 Chic a fashion accessories line. For more information:  www.twoscompany.com.

17 April 2013

Celebrate Earth Day with re-usable table linens from Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens’ line of versatile, easy-to-care-for home essentials is the perfect way to create a beautiful, paperless home this Earth Day, April 22.
The company asks:
  • How many paper napkins or paper towels do your kids go through every day? 
  • What about the plastic birthday table cloth that got thrown away with the wrapping paper? 
It’s the little things that add up. Machine-washable napkins, tablecloths and placemats can be used over and over, and then recycled and repurposed. Extending the life of your clothes by protecting them with a pretty Hen House apron is a great way to be sustainable.

The collection includes:

  • Napkins and Placemats: These generously sized napkins and effortless placemats are Hen House Linens’ most basic essentials. Keep six of every color you love on hand. 
  • Tablecloths and Runners: Tied with black saddle-stitched ribbon and a hangtag, these table linens add a little fancy to your everyday routine. The lovely splash of color makes a simple gathering rich and memorable. 
  • Cocktail Napkins: Your go-to hostess gift, each set of six napkins is tied with a saddle-stitched ribbon and hangtag. 
  • Decorative Pillows: In three versatile sizes, these decorative pillows change the look of a room in an instant. Inserts are a luxurious down-feather blend and custom designed for Hen House for a perfect fit. 
  • Cook’s Apron: This “one size fits every body” apron features an adjustable neck strap and long ties for a custom fit, a roomy pocket to hold tools of the trade and generous length that gives tremendous splash-back coverage. 
  • Cocktail Apron: Show off your hosting prowess with this cute cocktail apron, tied with a wide grosgrain ribbon and outfitted with a generous pocket to accommodate all your hostess accoutrements. 
  • Guest Towels: These user-friendly hand towels are as functional as they are fanciful, with sweet trim along the bottom.
  • Potholders: Hefty enough to wield a turkey with all the trimmings, these potholders are lined with heat resistant padding—making you the only saucy dish in your kitchen too hot to handle (available in two sizes).

12 April 2013

IMAX Worldwide Home will show new made in the USA upholstered furniture at the April High Point market

www.imaxcorp.com


IMAX Worldwide Home will introduce a line of upholstered furniture created in the USA at the High Point market this month. See the Made in the USA collection in the IMAX showroom, IHFC W446. 

The Made in the USA upholstered furniture collection is constructed on a solid base using mixed hardwoods with sturdy corner bracing. The collection also has patented vertical fiber seating, 8-gauge sinuous wire springs, dense foam cushioning and Dacron wrap for luxurious comfort. Available in a variety of trend-forward decorator fabrics and designs, this line of exclusive furniture offers a quality product made by skilled craftsmen in the USA.

IMAX sources home furnishings and accessories from 12 countries around the globe and is a leading supplier to the retail, e-commerce and hospitality industries. The corporate headquarters and 500,000-square-foot distribution center encompasses 4 state-of-the-art fulfillment facilities and houses nearly 200 full-time employees. Additional sourcing, product development and showroom facilities in the USA, India and China truly make IMAX a global source. 

10 April 2013

High Point exhibitors plan new showrooms, move locations

The excitement is heating up for the April High Point Market, April 20 to 25, with new exhibitors joining this premiere design destination, and current exhibitors upgrading or expanding existing spaces. Here is a full list of showroom additions and changes.

Suites at Market Square

Salon, on the Ground and Mezzanine floors of the Suites at Market Square, has become a prime destination for new and innovative products and companies. After a successful expansion to the Mezzanine level of the Suites at Market Square last Market, Salon is welcoming 13 new companies this April. New exhibitors include:
  • Camilla House Imports
  • Chelsea Textiles LLC
  • Glassisimo
  • Michel Ferrand 
  • Mirror Image Home
  • Pearlink World
  • SF Designs/Cirque 612
  • Tables & More
  • Taylor & Burke
  • Luxe Sleep
  • MFANO
  • Piper Collection
The Art Highway, an art publishing and manufacturing company, is showing for the first time at the High Point Market in historic Market Square MS-247; and a satellite booth in Suites at Market Square 1-540, in the Made in America Pavilion.

Commerce & Design Building

Several exhibitors are relocating into new spaces in the Commerce & Design Building for the April Market. They include:
  • Ceja International, space 5L
  • Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, space 1G
  • Spicher & Company, space 1D
  • Art Addiction Inc., space 1F
  • Van Thiel Antiques, space 6N
A new company, Industrial Fix, is showing in the Commerce & Design building for the High Point Market, in space 4P.

220 Elm

Third-generation solid wood specialist Cresent Fine Furniture is launching a new category of contemporary-styled collections at the upcoming High Point Spring Market. To accommodate the new introductions, Cresent is moving to a new showroom space in the 220 Elm building, space #201.

Relocated and expanded companies in 220 Elm include Huppe in 333, where the company added 500 square feet; Sauder in 218, with an additional 5,000 square feet; Eilersen has moved to Showroom 312 from 310; and In Room has moved to Showroom 310 from 210.

New companies to the High Point Market are showing in 220 Elm during the April show, including Eurosace in space 302, Human Touch in space 311, Huntington Industries in space 326, Lumitonic in space 311, MCT – Home in space 302, andWoessner in space 302.

Showplace

Jaipur is moving into a new remodeled showroom at Showplace 3300. The company is taking their showroom experience to the next level with more products on display than ever before, with over 1,000 new designs.

IHFC

HGTV HOME Furniture is moving to a new larger 13,000-square-foot showroom on the 12th floor of the IFHC Commerce wing, next to the Bassett showroom. The new HGTV HOME Furniture showroom will share a reception area, lobby, and showroom address with Bassett, but each brand will continue to have its own separate independent showroom.

Wood and metal furniture manufacturer Chromcraft Revington is moving to a new showroom in the IHFC for the April High Point Market. Chromcraft Revington will exhibit in a 10,000-square-foot showroom in the IHFC’s Commerce wing, space C602. The company’s previous showroom was in Showplace.

Center Point

Emerald Home Furnishings will occupy a second High Point showroom at the spring Market. The company has leased a new 3,800-square-foot showroom in space #105 on the main floor of the Center Point Building at 401 S. Hamilton Street. The new space is in addition to the company’s primary space at #201 in the Center Point Building, bringing the company’s combined showroom space in High Point to over 28,000 square feet.

Elsewhere in High Point

Ambella Home has moved to High Point's Hamilton Wrenn Design District, with a new showroom at 310 North Hamilton, Suite 110. Ambella Home's new and expanded space will put the spotlight on the fine furnishings resource's evolving product line, custom capabilities and other designer-friendly services.

High-end case goods manufacturer Taracea will open its expanded showroom in the Radio Building. After completing extensive restoration of the building’s 5,000-square-foot first floor last fall, which included a massive art installation, Taracea presented a limited number of its products in the new space during the October trade show. Since then, the company has added the building’s lower level and second floor, for a total of 15,000 square feet.

Cox Mfg. Co. has moved into a new space in 200 Steele, Suite #136.

Agio International is returning to High Point with an expanded presence at Showplace 1512. The exhibit space will increase from 3,000 square feet to almost 5,000 square feet for the Spring Market, more than doubled the showroom size from its 2012 debut. The more prominent showroom space will accommodate several more collections on display, allow greater design possibilities, and enable better visitor flow.

Fremarc Designs and Burton James are moving into a new space at 310 N. Hamilton, Suite 101. The newly designed space will showcase case goods and seating from Fremarc Designs and upholstered goods from Burton James. The companies will celebrate the new showroom with cocktails and entertainment on Saturday, April 20 at 6pm.

Woodard Outdoor Furniture is set to open their second showroom at the High Point Market in the Pavilions on Main, supplementing their original space on the second floor of Market Square. The Pavilions at the IHFC is sold out for the April market, with a total of 50 exhibitors.

08 April 2013

7 W Displays Tabletop with a Rococo Style Tabletop Week April 16 – 19, 2013


Stop by 7 W during tabletop market starting April 16. We will be displaying our showrooms’ latest products in an artistic rococo-style, highlighting our elegant and wittier side.

Visit our new showrooms at 7 W New York:  

  • J.T. Rose & Co., Suite 904
  • Star Home,  Suite 925 
We are proud to have the following showrooms with tabletop products "Made In America." 
  • Creative Bath Products, Inc., Suite 304
  • InterDesign, Inc., Suite 504
  • Thompson Ferrier LLC, Suite 545
  • tag ,Suite 928
Work your way to the top, stopping at these tabletop showrooms:  

Two’s Company in their lobby suite will give you a look at their latest creation “wowing” you yet again. Make sure to visit their newly designed web site and then come in and review all of their latest collections in person instead of the glimpse you get from their products featured in House BeautifulRedbookCoastal LivingWomen’s’ Day, or Gift Shop.  

Creative Bath Products in Suite 304, a MADE IN THE USA showroom, will show you all of their products starting from their famous beverage dispenser to their new round server set and ultimate condiment station, offering a plethora of hosting options for any get-together, outdoor, or indoor party in their new digs.  

Home Essentials in Suite 400 is always turning around their showroom and newest product for display in colorful sections filled to the ceiling while steps away you can visit Godingers’ Suite 407 full of beautiful crystal and silver pieces.

The latest AQ tableware collections are at Robely in Suite 423, happily awaiting your arrival.

Zak! Designs in Suite 700 at the elevator front, gives new shape to their serving bowls, increasing functionality to their Luna colanders, and adding fun with their new mini trivbits.

Don’t forget to add a little “spark” to your tableware list with Forever Flame by Boston Warehouse in Suite 713, which is one of the only flameless candles engineered to resemble a real flame!  

TMD Holdings in Suite 721 has launched an entire line dedicated to the fun & function of using chalkboard accents to express your style anyway you want! People love to personalize everything, so not only can you write on it with chalk, but it erases easily and you can start the fun again! It is a great way to leave a love note for your significant other, warnings to co-workers for using your mug, or simple words of wisdom or quotes to brighten a day! 

Vance Kitira in Suite 727 is known for their handcrafted candles and accessories will launch their new “Gold Rush” dinner pattern. A uniquely splash of gold color, each dinner and salad plate will be as individual as a fingerprint. Special processing and time in the kiln create this unusual and coveted dinnerware. The soup/cereal bowl is a burnished gold color to offset and complement its plate partners. Looks may be deceiving, but these pieces are completely ceramic and dishwasher/microwave safe. 

Newcomer J.T. Rose & Co. in Suite 904 is launching beautifully tiled and mosaic mirrors, vases, and dinnerware that are a must-see.  

Richard Cohen Collections in Suite 907 has a great new set of tabletop from iittala,Annieglass, Nambe, and much more. 

tag is now showing in Suite 928 and will be delighted to share with you their latest collections, another one of our MADE IN THE USA showrooms. 

KavalierGlass of North America in Suite 924 has expanded its "Smart Touch" casserole line with comfortable inset grips. Come see the entire line of Simax brand glass cookware, the only borosilicate glass cookware available in the United States. This is the most heat resistant and safest with the healthiest cooking surface available. 

Red Vanilla in Suite 935 will show off their new crystal and capiz shell giftware such as coaster sets, along with some hot collections of flatware with mahogany settings.   

7 W NEW YORK® is a wholesale mart building, catering to the buyers of Home Décor, Table Top, Giftware, Textiles, Decorative Accessories, Fine Arts and related industries. Located at 7 W 34th Street, its daily hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm with extended hours during special market weeks.  7 W New York is a trademark of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). 


Keep visiting www.7wnewyork.com  or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.  

03 April 2013

Surtex 2013 starts May 19, showing works of more than 1,000 artists for textiles, giftware, home decor, floorcoverings

Here's why thousands of executives from both manufacturers and retailers have already registered to attend SURTEX® on May 19-21, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

This trade show is the single B2B marketplace for trends, insights and inspiration that impact design decisions for products across all home categories! With exhibitors offering the freshest and most original expressions of creativity, the conference sessions providing an immersion in licensing practices and an update on legal issues, plus the trend forecasters sharing what they've seen in locations around the globe, there's no end to the possibilities for education, licensing and sales opportunities and networking.

In its 27th year, SURTEX will host more than 320 exhibitors representing the works of more than 1,000 artists and designers from all over the world. Poised to display spectacular collections of the newest patterns, textures and colors on the horizon, they will speak with more than 7,000 attendees (art buyers and licensees) who annually seek surface designs of all styles for diverse products in the gift and home markets.

Among the broad spectrum of markets represented are decorative fabrics, tabletop, giftware, ceramics, linens and domestics, wall coverings and floor coverings. Buyers and licensees are manufacturers and trend-conscious retailers who want to tap into the latest imagery.

SURTEX offers a glimpse of what will be in development and launched for next year's product line-up. New in 2013 is Atelier, a by-invitation-only section of the trade show, where trend-forward textile design studios that primarily sell their designs will display their collections, some making their debut at SURTEX. These top textile specialists include more than 90 sought-after studios from the United States and Europe; indeed, nearly half the designers are from outside the US: from Great Britain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Argentina because there are no boundaries in the world of design for artists and buyers.

In addition to browsing the designs in the exhibitors' booths, all SURTEX attendees and participants may attend the multiple daily sessions of the Trend Theatre, where world-renowned trend forecasters, with their fingers on the pulse of the market, will present their perspectives in 30-minute multi-media slide shows. Complimentary and exclusive to SURTEX, these sessions will traverse the globe and bring inspiration straight from the heart of the market, the latest in color, design, texture and theme directions across multiple categories.

The popular Conference Program is an immersion in the art & design business for newcomer artists as well as veterans in the industry. Topics include marketplace developments, legal issues, business-building insights and retail trends. The intensive sessions are a great way to enhance one’s skills and value in the design community.

Still need a reason to attend SURTEX? Listen to Mike Waldner, Director at Curtis Licensing: "SURTEX has become a very important show to Curtis Licensing for several reasons. It not only gives us an opportunity to visit with existing as well as potential licensees at our booth where we can show them our new image collections, but we can also view new product launches, existing product collections and learn stationery trends on the Stationery side of the market. In addition, the timing of the show allows us to begin discussions with companies at SURTEX and finalize agreements later in the year."

You'll get more than an eyeful of the future of design plus insights that every design-related business – whether manufacturer or retailer – should be planning for success in 2014/15. See you at SURTEX. For registration and attendance details, visit www.surtex.com.

01 April 2013

Roberta Schilling Collection will show new furniture at High Point market in April 2013

Here is a look at some of the new contemporary furniture designs from Roberta Schilling Collection that will be exhibited at the High Point Furniture market, April 20 to 25. See the showroom in the International Home Furnishing Center, Hamilton 237.








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