On The Surface

CHRISTMAS IN ANY OTHER COLORWAY?

Of course, we cherish the spiritual meaning of Christmas, but just for the moment, let’s look at Commercial Christmas and what it means to the surface design business. Big business, for openers.  Christmas is far […]

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UPDATES & UPGRADES

Attendees love the expressions of imagination that SURTEX exhibitors bring to the forefront. Hear what SURTEX loyal and new licensees have to say… Loyal attendee: Charles Gallagher, PTS Fabric — “We keep coming back to […]

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‘SEASONS’ GREETINGS’

Christmas may still be top banana in retail sales — contributing some 30 percent of many stores’ profits —but the stats say Halloween is increasingly a holiday for the surface design industry to howl about. […]

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PERSPECTIVES

Greetings, In last month’s column, I introduced myself and shared information about new key staff within the SURTEX management/marketing team. There’s more to tell!  In addition to Kelly Bristol, group sales director, and Dianne Oplinger, […]

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Rx FOR INSPIRATION: GO TRAVELING!

Here’s a question SURTEX exhibitor Tracey Wirth may not have heard since grade school days: “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Her answer: Plenty. “I spent my summer in Cape Cod, Mass,” Tracey […]

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SHOW’S SHAPING UP

EXHIBITORS SIGN IN FOR SURTEX 2017 Seven months to go, and SURTEX 2017 is already shaping up as next year’s pre-eminent resource for original art and design, reports Sales Manager John Erich. With the list […]

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‘Made You Look!’

INSIDER TIPS: HOW TO GRAB A LICENSEE’S ATTENTION Everyone’s after them, the manufacturers of bestselling home decor, home fashions, tabletop, and textiles. Agents are always at their doors; artists flood their e-mails with design ideas. Who […]

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PERSPECTIVES

Patti Stracher, VP Emerald Expositions, Director SURTEX Coming into Fall, a season of changing colors and climate, it’s fitting to announce changes to the SURTEX management team at Emerald Expositions. As the recently appointed Director, […]

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WHAT COLORS SPELL SUCCESS IN 2017? Trendspotter Stacy Garcia Knows

Design success goes to those who stay on top of what’s trending, says design visionary Stacy Garcia. She should know: Stacy’s eponymous firm wins applause and awards for designing fabrics, wallcoverings, and other products that […]

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NEW EXHIBITORS HEAD FOR SURTEX 2017 With Art That’s ‘Cartoony…Fresh…Fun’

Hear that? It’s the seasonal shifting of gears, from Summer’s ease to the renewed energy and ambition that comes with the cooler, crisper days of Autumn. It’s the sound of rising exuberance. It’s the sound […]

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