Chinese manufacturer and retailer Markor Home Furnishings, whose U.S. holdings include A.R.T. Furniture and Caracole, has added custom upholstery maker Rowe Furniture and high-end occasional furniture producer Jonathan Charles to its portfolio.
Mattress industry supplier A. Lava & Son, adjustable bed resource Customatic, Janet Picket and Jim Ruwe have been added to the sponsor list for the 10th annual Ante4Autism charity poker tournament in Las Vegas.
Retail powerhouse Ikea is set to launch a two-pronged credit card program in its U.S. stores that features a co-branded card with a rewards program that can be used for purchases at Ikea or other everyday items.
Bolstering its position as the major national bedding market, Las Vegas Market officials said three mattress companies are making their Las Vegas debut at this month’s show, while at least seven others are expanding their showrooms.
The Home Furnishings Assn. and its Next Generation Now group (NGN) are hosting a pair of events at this month’s Las Vegas Market that are aimed at future leaders and young professionals in the home furnishings industry.
The Houston Furniture Bank, a 25-year-old non-profit that provides home furnishings to needy individuals and families, will receive a Humanitarian Award at the annual ARTS Awards banquet on Jan. 19 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
Leather upholstery producers Natuzzi (NYSE: NTZ) and Kuka have formed a joint venture to expand Natuzzi’s retail network in China.