Show Preview - September 2012

New York Harvest
By Wanda Jankowski

A preview of the new product bounty awaiting attendees in showrooms during New York Home Fashions Week, Sept. 10 to 13, 2012, in fashion bedding, comfort sleep, bath, dining and home accents

FASHION BEDDING
 

Bright & Modern
The contemporary Cordoba print projects a bold, youthful look, offering the impression that the skilled hand of a painter has boldly applied the varied-width stripes in bright, fashion-forward colors. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com

Asian-Inspired Elegance
Natori’s Ming Collection of contemporary fashion bedding essentials is offered with the embroidered borders in three colorways: white (shown), black and gold. The double border of fretwork is included on the duvet cover, flat sheets and pillows. JLA Home, 770-587-0451, jlahome.com
Delicate Embroidery
The Waverly® Mystical Embroidered-Jade comforter set features an embroidered Jacobean floral paired with Tabby-Jade, a vivid texture print. The queen or king set includes a comforter, bedskirt and two pillow shams. Ellery Homestyles, LLC, 212-684-5364, elleryhomestyles.com.

European Style
Made in Germany, Cabana Stripe is 100 percent Pima cotton flannel, brushed on both sides for softness. It is available as bedding and top of bed. Stellar Alliance/Wulfing, 212-563-6305, stellar-alliance.com

Watercolor Wonder
Arbury takes its inspiration from a classic trellis design. Printed on cotton pique, the grand scale and watercolor technique create a modern, sophisticated look. Raymond Waites Design LLC, 212-447-8700, raymondwaites.com
Neutral Elegance
De La Ville features a delicate embroidered floral motif enhanced with pleating details. Hallmart Collectibles, 888-991-7888, hallmartcollectibles.com

Regal Presence
Bromley is an all-cotton, pre-washed, hand-pieced quilt created with engineered print fabrics. The center panel design is accented with a coordinating framing striped print. The quilt and shams reverse to a coordinating striped print. Hedaya Home Fashions, Inc., 800-223-1454, hedayahome.com

Floral Feast
Fiesta is a lively floral print from the Sherry Kline brand. Pacific Coast Home Furnishings, 323-838-7808, pacificcoasthomefurnishings.com
Tropical Splendor
The Catalina, from the Tommy Bahama line, is a signature tropical print that features a coral background and accents of palm green and linen. The embroidered pillows and ikat accents add texture and dimension. Revman International Inc., 212-278-0300, revman.com
Bedding & Beyond Naturally
Park B. Smith launches a 100 percent natural line from bedding (shown) through table. Park B. Smith Inc., 212-889-1818, pbsltd.com
Linen Naturally
The Linen Collection offers a “natural” sophistication option in fashion bedding made, as its name suggests, with 100 percent linen. Divatex Home Fashions, 212-252-0802, divatex.com
 

Pacific Coast Home Realigns Brands,
Adds Lines

Pacific Coast Home Furnishings (PCHF) further clarifies differences between its major brands with the Spring 2013 assortment. Austin Horn and Austin Horn Classics continue to present opulent designs in traditional looks, while the Sherry Kline brand features casual, cleaner looks and novelty products.

Highlights of N.Y. Market introductions include:
*Austin Horn Classics’ first 100 percent cotton sheets with lace attachments in 400 to 800 thread count, as well as solid bedskirts with lace.

*In the bath category, look for the Austin Horn jacquard towel collection in cotton or cotton/viscose, Sherry Kline embellished towels in 24 styles, as well as 30 full bath coordinate collections and 30 free-standing bath accessory groups.

*Decorative pillow sales for PCHF increased more than 50 percent this year over last year. Its range of pillow designs is set to coordinate with the bedding products assortment.

*PCHF has offered coordinating window treatments, but is now adding free-standing treatments, including woven jacquards, chenilles and embroidered patterns on blended fiber fabrics. High fashion faux silk panels are new under the Sherry Kline brand.

*In table linens, opulent, traditional styles debut from Austin Horn, while Sherry Kline features plain and solid table rounds with self welt or clean hem.

Moving forward, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Richard Rae, will focus on restructuring the company’s international resources matrix to produce goods at the same level of quality as PCHF’s southern California facility.

 
Maritime Modern
The Nautical Stripe quilt features rows of stripes, solids and plaid in channel stitching. The quilt reverses to an all-over coordinating plaid. Nautical Stripe is offered in twin, full/queen and king sizes and as a 50- by 60-inch throw. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140, greenlandhomefashions.com
Coastal Look
The Blue Oasis quilt features playfully rendered sea life motifs on patches of blue, deep turquoise and chartreuse, and reverses to a complementary stripe. Accessories bearing sea icons and word art complete the ensemble. C & F Enterprises, Inc., 888-889-9868, cnfei.com
Mickey’s Up
To Bat The Northwest Company lines in partnership with Major League Baseball and Disney include co-branded comforters, shams, sheets, curtains, rugs, decorative pillows and throw blankets bearing logos of all Major League Baseball teams and a design featuring Mickey Mouse playing one of America’s favorite sports. The Northwest Company, 800-242-6996, thenorthwest.com
 
COMFORT SLEEP
 
Heated Sherpa
Biddeford’s Sherpa therapeutic heated mattress pad features quilted diamond-pattern stitching and a 22-inch deep stretch-fit skirt. The enhanced graduated heat feature allows more heat to be channeled to the foot of the bed. The pad includes a 10-hour auto-off safety feature. Biddeford Blankets, 800-789-6441, biddefordblankets.com
Tip-Top Topper
The Memorelle Topper (shown) is made with Memorelle™ fiber, which is like memory foam, but with improved flexibility, comfort and coolness, and SMARTfill technology™ that delivers fluid movement so pressure is more evenly distributed. Other Hollander products debuting at N.Y. Market include designs inspired by the theme “Springtime in Paris,” such as the Live Comfortably Moulin Rouge jacquard comforter and decorative pillows that incorporate patented gusset designs in bright orange, pink and green in plush fabric. The waterproof property of Crypton technology is featured in Homedics and LC Sport products. Hollander Home Fashions Corp., 561-997-6900, hollander.com
Bedbugs Begone
SleeProtection™ bedding includes Expel®, a man-made version of the natural insect repellent found in types of chrysanthemum plants that is EPA registered, proven safe and will kill bedbugs. Perfect Fit Industries, 704-815-2200, perfectfitindustries.com
Baffle Box Support
Pacific Coast Feather Co. showcases a variety of natural fill pillows under its flagship Pacific Coast® brand. The patent-pending design of the all-down Pacific Coast StayLoft® Pillow (shown) features a proprietary baffle box design that keeps down in place for support without sacrificing soft down comfort. Pacific Coast Feather, 800-800-3696, pacificcoast.com
 

Brookstone Partners With AQ Textiles, Design Weave On Sleep Smart™

The new Brookstone Sleep Smart™ Collection, developed in partnership with AQ Textiles and Design Weave, is on display during N.Y. Home Fashions Market and will be available to consumers in Fall 2012.
“Brookstone is known for innovative design and technology,” says Douglas Colley, operational vice-president and general manager of licensing at Brookstone, “so it wanted to create the best possible bedding line and partner with companies that would bring it to fruition. Brookstone is dedicated to making everyday products better.”

AQ Textiles contributes top of bed, sheets, pillowcases, comforters and duvet covers to the collection. Design Weave creates the basic bedding, pillows, blankets and mattress products.

The bedding incorporates patented technologies yielding permanent wrinkle resistant, anti-static, allergy reduction and moisture management qualities resulting in a superior night’s sleep. What Brookstone believes sets the Sleep Smart™ Collection apart is that the product benefits are permanent and will not disappear or diminish after numerous washings, as is the case with some products offering similar benefits already on the market.

AQ Textiles’ products are made with 100 percent cotton. Design Weave’s products will include a cotton and coconut fiber blend, with fills of natural down.
Pricewise, the bedding line falls in the “better” quality range.

For more details contact: AQ Textiles, 212-564-1597,
aqtextiles.com; Design Weave USA, 888-288-8781,
designweaveusa.com.

 
More Than Basic
Soft-Tex debuts the FYI (For Your Home) by Vicki Payne bedding basics collection of pillows (shown), bed toppers and down-alternative comforters that feature an anti-allergen construction and stylish design details for consumers with allergy and asthma problems who also want a luxurious sleep product. Soft-Tex Manufacturing Co., 800-366-2324, soft-tex.com
Snoring Begone
Sleep Studio, in partnership with board certified Sleep Physicians, introduces the patented Breathe to Sleep® Pillow designed to improve breathing and reduce snoring. The design positions the sleeper on his or her side and aligns the jaw with the pillow’s unobstructed breathing channel. The ViscoFresh® memory foam offers allover ventilation and a natural green tea blend to wick away heat and moisture, and eliminate foam odor. Sleep Studio, 212-679-6679, sleepjoy.com
Foam Plus Gel
The Sleep Innovations Gel-Memory Foam 12-inch mattress is made with memory foam infused with gel beads to provide a balance of support and optimal sleep temperature. Sold in a portable box, it is available exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores. Sleep Innovations, Inc., 732-263-0800, sleepinnovations.com
Mattress Caddy
The 22- by 19- by 45-inch patented plastic Mattress Caddy, which houses up to a 14-inch memory foam king mattress, can be wheeled out of the store and reused. Its two sides divide in half to provide storage bins that fit under the bed for holding off-season items. Comfort Revolution, 732-272-9111, comfortrevolution.com
Most Popular
Repackaged The Sleep Necessities line offers six popular Protect-A-Bed options, such as mattress, pillow and crib protectors, in new space-efficient packaging designed to stack on shelves. Protect-A-Bed, 866-297-8836, protectabed.com
Free Of Wrinkles
The Wrinkle Free sheet set is 100 percent cotton, 300-thread-count sateen weave with a wrinkle-free finish that is tested to last through 50 washings—five times longer than most wrinkle-free sheets. Home Source International, Inc., 404-682-9820, homesourceintl.com
 

Hollander Showroom Relocates To Park Ave. South

The doors to Hollander’s new loft-like showroom at 440 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor, open Sept. 9, 2012. The space features large windows, bamboo flooring, glass tile and other organically inspired materials that harmonize the differentiated spaces dedicated to individual brands. For example, the Live Comfortably Collection is presented in a modern setting with white leather and chrome furnishings to reflect the beauty and simplicity of the products.

Six 46-inch screens are strategically placed to display each brand’s digital advertising, product reviews, technology information and videos.

 
FOR THE BATH
 
Rhapsody Of Colors
Rhapsody Royale towels by Chortex are available in the new color range shown. During N.Y. Market, Chortex is also introducing a collection of coordinated Sculpted/Texture bath towels, Imperial Supima cotton towels, and beach towels for cruise and holiday 2012. Chortex USA, 914-930-8440, chortex-usa.com
Tailored Elegance
Made in Portugal, the Savile Collection includes 100 percent Egyptian cotton, yarn-dyed, jacquard woven bath towels, hand towels and washcloths in 600 gsm and range of five colors. Kassatex, 212-686-5533, kassatex.com.
Luxury Jacquards
New to the Austin Horn Classics brand are the luxury jacquard Chevron towels. Pacific Coast Home Furnishings, 323-838-7808, pacificcoasthomefurnishings.com
Best Of Brazil
Cobra Trading, remaining true its name (Cobra = COmpany BRAzil), is launching more fine quality bath and beach towels from Brazil. Shown are Casa Blanca towels, available in rich colors. The company also introduces a number of licenses compatible with and augmenting its beach towel collection. Cobra Trading Co./Espalma, 212-213-1850, espalma.com
Color Statements
The Bright, Fun Things Bath Collection includes transparent resin lotion pumps with interiors in the teal, lime, orange and magenta shown as well as in black and white, and sculpted cotton towels in coordinating colors. Baltic Linen Company, 800-422-5842, balticlinen.com
Luxury In Or Out Of The Shower
The Teak and Stainless Steel Spa Tower is made with Brazilian teak and solid stainless steel. The Brazilian teak is dense, heavy and rich in color. The rust-resistant stainless steel is type #304, considered the most durable and used in commercial ADA grab bars. Taymor Industries, Inc., 800-388-9887, taymor.com
Chic Chevron
The Lauren ensemble features a contemporary zig-zag chevron pattern in neutral tones of ivory, beige and black. Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836, avantilinens.com
Moonlight Magic
Lenox® Moonlit Garden™ by Bardwil features a large-scale design that invites one into a garden where luminous flowers gleam by moonlight. The ensemble includes a shower curtain, hooks, a rug and bath towels. Bardwil Home, 212-944-1870, bardwilhome.com
Animal Kingdom
Following its success with the Essenza bedding line, Famous is debuting Essenza bath products. Essenza is a best-selling home furnishings lifestyle brand in Europe. Shown is the Maluku ensemble that merges animal patterns for an ethnic-chic look. Famous Home Fashions Inc., 800-465-4566, famoushomefashions.com
Updated Retro
The Scottsdale shower curtain is adorned with a geometric pattern rendered in earthtones. Bath accessories, textural towels and bath rugs complete the look. Saturday Knight Ltd., 513-641-1400
 
HOME ACCENTS
 
It’s A Hoot!
The 4 Seasons Living Inside & Out is an indoor/outdoor pillow collection. The pillows are filled with recyled poly fiberfill. The fabric is weather, moisture and fade resistant, treated before and after the digital printing process to achieve color brightness and durability. Shown is the 19- by 19-inch Owl design. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc., 800-814-6597, manualww.com
Blooming Spring
The Spring Is Blooming pillows update the classic chevron print with three-dimensional flower appliqués. Thro Ltd. by Marlo Lorenz, 631-218-2152, thro.com
Textural Beauty
From Nourison’s Lifestyle Collection, the pillow is made from woven wool and presents an intricate floral and lattice design. Nourison, 800-223-1110, nourison.com
Something For Everyone
The Primary Memories Collection includes pillows that incorporate a range of materials, textures, colors and motifs. Shown left to right are: Poppy Floral Velvet, Hombre Jacquard Stripe, Mongolian Fur, Linen Floral, Houndstooth Print and Pink Pouf. Caldeira, 212-532-2669, calderia.com
Please Be Seated
Casual seating is made more comfy with the addition of memory foam. Available in eight colors, the Memory Foam Butterfly Chair is portable, easy to set up and conforms to the body. Sinomax, 877-726-3888, sinomax-usa.com

Welcoming Designs
Cute wide-eyed owls are perched on this fashion doormat always at the ready to greet welcomed family and friends. For those with more traditional tastes, there is an elegant damask design. Direct Home Textiles Group, 770-591-9668
The Warmth of Wool
T he Fifth Avenue Throws, made with fine 100 percent merino wool, have been softly brushed for a fleecy hand. Made in the USA, the throws measure 54 by 72 inches, plus a 3-inch fringe. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Metallic Marvels
The Metallics Collection mixes leather, linen, metallic leather, stone and other embellishments for distinctive designs. The five-year-old company does its own manufacturing and requires no minimums. Cloud9 Design Inc., 212-356-0086, cloud9d.com
Toothy Throw
The Sorrento machine washable, cotton-blend blanket features a houndstooth jacquard design with whipstitch binding. It is available in stock or drop ship from its South Carolina warehouse as a 60- by 80-inch oversized throw. Customized sizes can be made for direct import from Germany. Stellar Alliance/Ibena, 212-563-6305, stellar-alliance.com
Expanding & Adding
Regence Home presents expansions to the Avignon Collection (shown is the machine loomed viscose/chenille Kashmir Patch in brown, onyx and byzantine), the all-cotton, machine-made Impressions accent rugs, and the proprietary microfiber Cashlon bath rug line. Also look for accent rugs from its new Caribbean Joe license, and additions to its kitchen all-cotton groupings and core Cotton Choice line. Regence Home, 212-967-2014, regencehome.com
Dots, Flowers & More
Edie Inc. introduces three groupings in its Outdoor Collection: Golightly (shown) with dimensional floral details and polka dots, Portofino with seaside and nautical elements in a fashion-inspired palette, and Scandinavian Pop featuring colorful graphic patterns. Edie Inc., 212-366-6414, edie-inc.com
 

Miracle Sleep Relocates

As of the end of August 2012, Miracle Sleep relocated its showroom from 230 Fifth Ave. to its Connecticut factory. The new showroom address is: Miracle Sleep, 15 Marne St., Hamden, CT 06514-3610.

Owner Barry Shapiro, will maintain an office in Manhattan. His e-mail address remains the same: barry@miraclesleep.us. The new office mailing address is Miracle Sleep LLC, 93 4th Ave., #44, New York, NY 10003-5213. Phone: 917-608-4844, Fax: 203-288-8404.

 

1888 Expands 295 Fifth Showroom

Due to the acquisition of Beacon Looms in Fall 2011, 1888 Mills has expanded into an additional two bays and revamped its showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., Suite 1609, enabling all of the company’s bath, bedding, kitchen and window treatment products to be displayed in one location. It will be closing the Beacon Looms showroom at 230 Fifth Ave.


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