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The Queens’ Jewels Collection of Wine Glasses

Cork Pops Queens Jewels_HolidayCork Pops has just introduced The Queens’ Jewels collection of hand-crafted jeweled wine glasses at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 21 to June 27, 2017.

According to House and Home magazine, the latest glamour glassware is trending. The publication cites “glistening glamour” as something that will be popping up everywhere in the world of glass. FSR Magazine echoes those sentiments, stating that among the “Current Trends in Glassware [is] Adding Class with Glass.” More specifically, the glassware trend right now is all about enhancing the drinking “experience with the beverage” and considering “how the glass plays a role.”

The newest collection for Cork Pops, The Queens’ Jewels jeweled glassware, combines these trends with an abundance of sparkle to complement life’s beauty and to flaunt the drinker’s individual personality. Among the motifs featured on The Queens’ Jewels glasses are beach (crabs, flip flops, anchors, palm trees, starfish and seahorses), diamond (hearts, flowers, pink ribbons and apples), fleur de lis (the floral symbol of French royalty), holiday (hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins, snowflakes, Santa hats, Christmas trees and snowmen), pearl (oval, flower and bouquet with elegant pearl accents), sports (baseball, basketball, golf and soccer), western (cowboy boot and horseshoe) and The Queens’ Crowns (aurora borealis coronets befitting royalty).

All the glasses featured in the new Cork Pops collection can be purchased nationwide at fine gift stores throughout the United States. They retail for $23 to $35 and come in a choice of stemmed, stemless and swing top beverage bottle options.

illy Caffè Launches illy Art Collection with Ron Arad

illy caffè launches its latest illy Art Collection featuring designs by world renowned architect, Ron Arad. The illy Art Collection is a series of coffee cups by artists that the Trieste-based company has produced since 1992. Some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene, along with emerging young talents, have transformed the everyday coffee cup for this series – in this case the white porcelain lily cup introduced by the architect and designer Matteo Thun – into a cult object.

illyThe Ron Arad illy Art Collection was inspired by the spontaneous interaction of light silk fabric draping randomly on a cup and saucer. This inspiration resulted in a design that is both realistic and abstract, a reference to something functional, but without actually being functional. With the use of sinuous lines, this design combines Ron Arad’s desire and everything that materials can offer. The cup collection features six abstract designs representative of Arad’s contemporary design style, available in sets of six espresso cups, two espresso cups, six cappuccino cups and two cappuccino cups.

Ron Arad is a Tel Aviv born architect and designer known for his experimentation with materials, forms, and structures. His design work can be found in a variety of museums and gallery collections across the world including Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Vera Design Museum in Germany and architectural projects include the Tel Aviv Opera house, Belgo restaurants in London, the development of a project for a Sport Café with cutting edge interactive audio and video technology for Adidas and Kronenbourg – a high-tech private residence in London. Ron Arad’s designs have been selected for the new Adidas Stadium in Paris, as well as the Maserati showroom in Modena.

A preview of the Ron Arad illy Art Collection will be in Milan at the Salone del Mobile from April 4-9 alongside his installation in the Courtyard of Honour of the State University of Milan. The Ron Arad illy Art Collection cups are available for purchase online at www.illyusa.com and at illy caffè coffee bars and shops.

Pricing:

  • Six espresso cups: $150
  • Two espresso cups: $55
  • Six cappuccino cups: $175
  • Two cappuccino cups: $60

EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of dining and food preparation products, announced a key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies.

The company changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, leveraging the iconic dining brand and reflecting the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dining experience. Anchor Hocking, a subsidiary of The Oneida Group, will continue to produce and market glassware to the consumer and specialty markets.

“Rebranding our company as The Oneida Group allows us to emphasize our long-standing leadership in dining and food preparation,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “We are building on our heritage and committed to delivering innovative additions to our portfolio of products. The Oneida Group is focused on creating value by designing, marketing and manufacturing the best dining and food preparation products in the world, providing the best service to our customers and growing our company efficiently and sustainably. This alignment of our brands is the next step in our growth strategy.”

The company’s principal brands have more than a century of customer trust and loyalty. Oneida, founded in 1848, has been a staple in homes, fine dining establishments, family restaurants and hotels for decades. The Oneida portfolio spans a broad range of products including the finest quality flatware, porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel and silverplate serving dishes and tableware. Anchor Hocking, by its predecessor company, began producing glassware in 1873 and today is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and specialty markets, hospitality channels, and original equipment manufacturers. Anchor Hocking manufactures nearly all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally.

Las Vegas Market Offers Fashion-Forward Home Decor

Las Vegas Market’s temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.   

“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor return on investment steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”

Other Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.

Park Designs is bringing its Champlain Placements, part of a sophisticated take on traditional plaids with touches of the deep woods. The 100 percent cotton placement measures 13 inches by 19 inches and retails for $3.50. Also from Park Designs is the Campbell Coverlet Table Square in Black. This design was inspired by a woven coverlet sample created by the weavers in the historic trades program operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The 100 percent cotton table square measures 36 inches square and retails for $19.

Design Imports celebrates the holidays with its Christmas Plaid Apron, part of its Christmas at the Cabin collection. The 100 percent cotton apron retails for $24.99. From its Vintage Christmas collection, Joyeux Noel Printed Table Textiles are also 100 percent cotton and they’re reversible as well. The Joyeux Noel Placemat retails for $8.99 and the matching Table Runner retails for $24.99. See them at the Design Imports showroom on the 11th floor of Building C.

Next Step Reps Weathered Woods barrel tableNext Step Reps is bringing the Hammered Copper Finish Kitchen Collection and Weathered Woods Collection from Apropo to its showroom for the Summer Market. The Hammered Copper Finish Jumbo Salt & Pepper Shakers with Handles are 4 inches high and retail for $20 to $25. The 18-inch tall Weathered Wood Barrel Table retails for $130 to $150. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C.

Original drinkware by catstudio features more than 200 designs that are amazingly rendered using organic ink colors plus silver and gold on a 15-ounce frosted tumbler. The highly collectible tumblers feature all 50 states, cities, vacation destinations, international and, now, college campuses. They’re dishwasher safe and retail for $14.75 each. See them in the catstudio showroom on the fifth floor of Building C.

Stemless Cheers Wine Glasses from Vital Industries, LLC feature 20 karat gold decoration on a mirror finish glass for swirling a favorite Merlot or sipping Chardonnay. Each retails for $15.50 and presents well as a gift for almost any occasion. See them in the Vital Industries booth in Pavilion 1 or visit www.vitalindustries.com.

Circa Asia bowl cropCirca Asia will be showing The Metal Collection and its Mango Wood Collection. The 11-inch by 5-inch Large Metal V Bowl from The Metal Collection is available in red, gold, blue, green and orange and retails for $89. Matching salad servers and individual-size bowls are sold separately.

The Aquos Champagne Bucket celebrates the many forms of water in sand cast aluminum and enamel. Hand crafted from a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving it a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break or tarnish, and it’s food safe. The Aquos Champagne Bucket retails for $299. See it and other items from the Aquos Collection in Lunares Home’s showroom on the first floor of Building C.

DEMDACO Bottle stoppersDEMDACO is bringing products that consumers will enjoy during their casual entertaining, including decorative and functional cutting boards from the byDesign Serving Collection. Multi-functional pieces feature bamboo and glass cutting surfaces; removable tempered glass inserts double as charming serving trays. Artful designs and decorative word art turn practical products into trendy home décor accessories. The 9-inch by 12-inch glass cutting board/serving tray nests into a 10-inch by 15.5-inch bamboo cutting board, and the set retails for $36 each. Fashionable bottle stoppers and openers from the by Design Toasting Collection celebrate the cocktail hour. Humorous word art and excellent price point make products great hostess and girlfriend gifts. Quality resin construction looks like sophisticated ceramic material. Bottle stoppers and openers retail for $15 each.

When the occasion is more formal, the Lagoon Pedestal Serving Bowls from AESTHETIC CONTENT are suited for service in any room in the home. Crafted from earthenware ceramic and sustainable cork, they can be used together to form a bold centerpiece or separately as planters, servers or dessert stands. The cork is easily removed so the ceramic pieces can go in either the microwave oven or dishwasher. The high/narrow bowl retails for $60, and the low/wide bowl retails for $70.

The Croisé Toulouse Table set from Wolff consists of eight silverplate serving pieces: soup tureen with cover, vegetable dish with cover, gravy boat with plate, plates in two sizes, oval dishes in two sizes and a fish dish.

OLIVIA RIEGEL item GL2015 with ornaments cropThe GL2015 Gold Windsor Candy Dish from OLIVIA RIEGEL was inspired by estate jewelry. Its gold finished cast pewter base is encrusted with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski® crystals. The bowl is glass with a white hand-enameled stem. The limited edition, mouth-blown holiday glass ornaments shown in the image here were made in Poland and are sold separately.

Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 with staggered show hours on all four days: Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 3, from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, August 4.

govino Hires Jeff Conner as New Chief Operating Officer

govino, which makes shatterproof drinkware, has appointed Jeff Conner as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, Conner will oversee all aspects of govino’s corporate strategy and operations, including supply chain, logistics, fulfillment, and customer service.

Conner joins govino after 15 years of working with Innovate Partners, LLC, where he served as both Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and COO for majority-owned portfolio companies.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Conner graduated from California State University at Northridge with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance in 1996.

Since the beginning of the year, govino has also brought on Public Relations and Social Media Manager Amy Pellegrini to manage efforts in house. She reports to Paulette Estrella, who was recently promoted to Marketing Director. In addition, Todd St. Sure joined govino as the Vice President of Sales, and Alexa Cutler was promoted to Sales Manager.

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