LE CREUSET® ALL-CLAD® DANSK® IMPERIA® MARCATO® EPPICOTISPAI® OHAUS® KUHN RIKON ZEROLL® MASTRAD™ CALPHALON® ZYLISS® CUISINART® KITCHENAID® WMF PROGRESSIVE® OXO® CASA BELLA® TOVOLO NORPRO® JOSEPH JOSEPH® WINCO™ MESSERMEISTER R.S.V.P. INTERNATIONAL WILD EYE DESIGNS® LIGNE ROSET® DONNA KARAN LENOX OLEG CASSINI 5-STAR FUNDAMENTALS OK UNIFORMS UNCOMMON THREADS™ CELESTIAL ARTS DESIGN HUN'E.KUT KATE ASPEN® FRED AND FRIENDS
ABOUT LE CREUSET®
French word which means "The Cauldron"
Timeless Beauty, Unsurpassed Performance.
In 1924, two Belgian industrialists, Armand Desaegher (a casting specialist) and Octave Aubecq (an enamelling specialist), met at the Brussels Fair. They decided to create a foundry which would enamel various cookware items.
In 1925, Le Creuset® was born and set up business in Fresnoy-le-Grand in Aisne, France producing the first cocotte. It is from this base that Le Creuset continues to produce its world famous cast iron pots.
Le Creuset® has been making world-class cookware for almost a century. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset® cookware offers outstanding performance time after time. – lecreuset.com
An American Heritage
In 1971, a brilliant metallurgist, John Ulam, established All-Clad® Metalcrafters, producing professional quality bonded cookware for working chefs and avid home cooks. The brand flourished as early adopters realized the cookware’s extraordinary properties and exemplary cooking performance.
Originally designed to meet the demands of professional chefs, All-Clad is the undisputed choice in top culinary circles and four-star kitchens throughout the world. Today, it is also a prized possession of uncompromising home cooks.
No cookware can rival its exquisite lines, impeccable balance, innovative technology, meticulous hand-finishing and construction warranted to last a lifetime. Every piece is handcrafted with a revolutionary bonding process that uses a proprietary recipe of metals. The result? Exemplary cooking performance.
Today, All-Clad® cookware is still handcrafted in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, with American-made steel the same way it was four decades ago. – all-clad.com
Over 60 years ago, Ted and Martha Nierenberg recognized Scandinavian design as the perfect vehicle for the new casual living style that was evolving in America after World War II. At the time, American architects and manufacturers were adapting a wide variety of new materials, technologies, and designs to the new postwar attitudes. No more separate dining rooms that relegated kitchens to workshops for food preparation. No more formal parties that required engraved invitations, fine linen, good china, and real silver. Americans wanted to gather for fun—for barbecues, fondue parties, and smorgasbords. The walls between cooking and dining were fading away – with more casual social interactions taking center stage.
In 1953, the Nierenbergs were traveling in Europe in search of something that would address these burgeoning desires. In Scandinavian design they found elegant simplicity wrought from practical materials that could be furnished to the American market at reasonable prices. Through the early work of Danish designer Jens Quistgaard, they found beauty and intelligence that was both relevant and revered. Dansk was born.
Over the past half century, Dansk’s commitment to distinctive design for the casual American lifestyle has endured both in homes and museums, including the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Dansk continues to challenge the paradigms that make up our lives; exploring new ways to create useful and expressive tools for entertaining and dining. With its Scandinavian modern design ethic – applying to clean, simple, intelligent solutions to great natural materials – Dansk makes everything Dansk to go with everything Dansk; and everything Dansk to go with the way we live today.
Dansk Kobenstyle, designed in 1956 by Jens Quitsgaard, is making a long-awaited comeback. Kobenstyle is a unique blend of exquisite design and superior performance. The collection offers enhanced heat conduction coupled with stay-cool handles. - dansk.com
Imperia® was established officially on February 3rd, 1932 as the development of a little artisan workshop and started at once to distribute pasta machines around the world.
The main market of reference became the United States of America and its numerous Italian emigrants who, thanks to the use of pasta machines established a sort of sentimental link with the tastes of their far-off homeland. Now Imperia exports to 77 countries worldwide.
With the company's expansion, the Imperia brand became synonymous with durable household products with a strong brand identity. The present range includes over 25 items, each specifically created to guarantee an unmistakable quality of fresh pasta.
The pasta line has been joined by a range of small kitchen appliances (graters, tomato juicers and meat mincers). Production is carried out at the plant in Sant'Ambrogio, Turin and they are proud to be able to say that each product is 100% Italian, made by national workers with national raw materials.
Imperia® is genuinely made in Italy. – imperia.com
Marcato® has been in the pasta machine business since 1938, with the company headquarters still located in Campodarsego, Italy. – marcato.net
Eppicotispai produces quality household articles all absolutely 100% made in Italy.
Even some components that it eventually purchases are made in Italy by Italian companies.
In January 2000 it acquired Gemini S.r.l., a company who produced household articles for more than 25 years and that exported almost all its production.
At present Eppicotispai makes part of a group of 4 companies. Each of them is specialised in the production of stainless steel, aluminium and wooden articles and carries out its distribution and sales.
Since 2004 it has concentrated the warehouse and the trade and managing offices in its new factory built in Ornavasso, a town near Maggiore Lake, in Northern Italy, 100 Km from Milan and few tens of kilometres from the Swiss boundary.
Eppicotispai owns some patents and trademarks.
FURBO® lids, espresso makers, coffee grinders, truffle slicers, cheese graters, pepper, salt and chilli pepper mills, potato mashers, meat beater, waffle irons, hamburger presses, several stainless steel and aluminium kitchen tools, articles suitable for pasta making, wooden rolling pins, chopping boards and tools. – eppicotispai.it
A Trusted Supplier of Weighing Instruments Since 1907.
They first opened their doors in Newark, New Jersey, in 1907 as a small scale repair business and have established themselves as a trusted supplier of precise and reliable balances and scales. They continue to build upon their century-old knowledge of the industry by incorporating the newest technology and advancements necessary to continually improve their products to ensure they constantly meet market needs.
Their 105 years of operation devoted exclusively to the weighing industry have been marked by advancements and achievements that have propelled them to the next level of success. From the introduction of the Harvard Trip Balance, which quickly became the standard by which other mechanical balances are judged, to the introduction of the Explorer line of analytical and precision balances, the most advanced and intuitive product to ever come from OHAUS®, they have the long-standing experience necessary to deliver high-quality and durable weighing instruments.
OHAUS® is an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer. Their rich history and extensive industry knowledge have resulted in a comprehensive line of high-performance balances and scales that continually meet their customers' weighing needs at economical and cost-effective prices. OHAUS® products offer the highest level of quality and value in their class. Their products are built to be durable, highly reliable, easy-to use and to require minimal setup, offering efficient ways to produce accurate results with each use. - ohaus.com
ABOUT KUHN RIKON
Swiss Design, Swiss Made
Their uniquely Swiss cookware and cooks’ tools are designed to make healthy cooking faster, easier and more enjoyable. It is no wonder Kuhn Rikon products are loved by millions of home cooks and professional chefs worldwide.
Kuhn Rikon is a family-owned company with headquarters in Rikon, Switzerland, with subsidiaries in Great Britain, Spain and the USA helping to make their products available in more than 40 countries worldwide. – kuhnrikon.com
The Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop is considered to be the first modern ice cream scoop. Its revolutionary design was the inspiration of Sherman Kelly of Toledo, Ohio. As the story goes, Kelly was vacationing in West Palm Beach, Florida, when he observed a young woman dipping ice cream. Noticing the blisters on her hand from the constant use of the disher in the hard ice cream, he thought to himself, “there must be a better way to serve ice cream.” Kelly resolved to find it. In 1933, Sherman Kelly developed the design for the Zeroll® Ice Cream Dipper and received a patent. The dipper was a non-mechanical ice cream scoop, made of cast aluminum, with fluid inside the handle. Its unique design transferred heat from the user’s hand, warming the fluid, which in turn defrosted the ice cream dipper. There was no longer a need to rinse the dipper in water between servings. A key advantage, in addition to having no breakable parts, was the ability to roll the ice cream into a ball instead of squeezing it, allowing the dispenser to get 10% - 20% more servings per gallon.
Sherman Kelly established The Zeroll Co. in his garage on Robinwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio in 1935. Given all of its advantages, it is no wonder that the Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop sold thousands in its first year of production alone.
In 1989, The Zeroll Co. introduced yet another unique product to the Foodservice Industry and the Retail Market, the Universal EZ Disher, a one-piece, ergonomically designed, spring-less food portioner, available in thirteen sizes. The only disher of its kind, the Universal EZ Disher quickly became the disher of choice for restaurants, hotels and cafeterias all over the world.
For over 70 years, The Zeroll Co. has continued to dominate the marketplace in company reputation and product quality. The Original Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop has undergone no substantial design changes since its introduction in 1935 and is still manufactured in the United States of America. The beauty and utility of the Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop is displayed in the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Design Collection in New York City.
2010 marks the 75th anniversary of The Zeroll Co., a feat that is unmatched in the industry. The Zeroll Co. is proud of its heritage and will continue to be a pioneer in the world of smallwares for years to come. – zeroll.com
Mastrad™ is a French company established in 1994 that specializes in creating culinary accessories that are functional yet fun.
MASTRAD™ silicone products are manufactured using FDA certified silicone. – mastrad.com.fr
Calphalon’s mission is to be the approachable culinary expert in kitchenware, enhancing the home chefs’ food experience during planning, prepping, cooking and baking.
The company began in 1963 at Perrysburg, Ohio as Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company by Ronald Kasperzak. His purpose was to expand and upgrade the limited line of aluminum cookware for the food service industry. His company was first to adapt and apply a new technology developed by the aerospace industry. Hard Anodizing is an electrochemical process of treating raw aluminum to create a new professional line of cookware called Calphalon®. From then they expanded to make other products such as utensils, bakeware, cutlery, gadgets and electrics. They have also introduced the Commercial Hard Anodized line and also tri-ply stainless steel cookware. - calphalon.com
Zyliss® – happy cooking
With over 60 years of designing high-end food preparation tools and gadgets, it is easy to see how Zyliss® has become an internationally respected brand which is favored by everyday cooks as well as gourmet chefs.
It was in Switzerland in 1948 that founder Karl Zysset launched the first Zyliss product in the form of a Garlic Press, a product that has since seen remarkable success worldwide.
Today, Zyliss® boasts an appealing and distinctive portfolio of thoughtfully designed, carefully constructed kitchen tools, with numerous products achieving the coveted Red Dot Award status.
Inspiration for new products is derived from not only understanding what customers want, but from anticipating changes in lifestyle trends. Today, through a commitment to developing ingenious, reliable and durable products, Zyliss is not just about producing products that are highly functional, it is about continuously delighting all who use them. – zyliss.com
Savor the Good Life®
Innovative Culinary Tools are Our Signature
Julia Child let people in on the Cuisinart secret and so did James Beard. They were among the first culinary experts to hail the food processor as a revolutionary kitchen appliance when it was introduced to America in 1973 by the late Cuisinart founder, Carl Sontheimer. They saw the food processor as a quick and easy way to make fine food and healthy dishes.
Under management from Conair Corporation since 1989, the legacy is alive and well. Today, Cuisinart® is a universally recognized name, endorsed by culinary connoisseurs such as Jacques Pépin and Hubert Keller.
Our Mission is to Help You "Savor the Good Life®"
The prestigious Cuisinart® brand is not limited to food processors. Plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. The company is a full-service culinary resource with a wide array of products, preferred by chefs and favored by consumers. - cuisinart.com
In 1919 their iconic Stand Mixer was born. And from that stemmed an entire kitchen of high-performance appliances-all created with the same attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, versatile technology and timeless design. As the only appliance brand that only makes things for the kitchen, they continue to keep pushing the limits with their products so you can keep doing the same with everything you create. So, here's to you, your kitchen and the delicious world that surrounds us all. - kitchenaid.com
WMF is a leading international supplier of products and services with the focus on tableware and kitchenware in the consumer and institutional segments. WMF aims at setting standards. For WMF, success in the markets, cost-effectiveness and profitability form the basis for our ability to fulfill our obligations towards customers, employees, investors, environment and the public in general.
Since the generations WMF tableware and kitchenware have been appreciated because of their functional and design qualities.
WMF maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing sites for cutleries, cookware, tableware, knifeware and coffee machines. The company founded in 1853 is a supplier of branded products meeting the highest demands made on design, quality and utility - throughout the world.
Progressive® is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive and fun kitchen gadgets and tools. They put great ideas into practice. They know their consumer demands a balance between the practical need to get food on the table and creative expression. They approach their work with the passion and excitement of discover. Their in-house product development team spends hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and cooking tools.
Like all good inventors, they start with imagination and then apply their thinking to the practical. Taking ideas from all kinds of places – including suggestions from consumers about what they would like to have in their kitchens – they tinker, adjust and think outside the box until they come up with newer and better ways to make cooking more fun, interesting and efficient.
This is the basis of the Progressive philosophy and it is at the heart of everything they do. Progressive® is your partner in the kitchen and their products are designed to make the time you spend in your kitchen fun and successful. Their durable and reliable product line empowers cooks and builds confidence in your ability to consistently create quick and healthy meals.
Established in 1973, their commitment to quality and service allows them to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. Their products are sold in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and other international markets. Progressive maintains a customer-serviced based company while enjoying a global reach. Their continued success is founded on their sustained enthusiasm for the art of cooking and their respect for cooks around the world. - progressiveintl.com
OXO® was founded in 1990 on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. For OXO, that means designing products for young and old, male and female, lefties and righties and many with special needs. The goal of making products more usable forces them to first identify problems and inefficiencies of existing products (including their own!), not only in terms of comfort, but performance as well. This gives them the foundation to meet their commitment of making products that make a tangible improvement in peoples' daily lives. - oxo.com
ABOUT CASA BELLA®
The history of Casabella® begins in 1988 when Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Bruce Kaminstein, was seeking new, more exciting products to sell to the changing clientele of his family’s hardware store in New York City.
While vacationing in Italy, Bruce visited a housewares trade show and found a very unique mop, unlike anything he had previously seen. This mop was a basic item, but was well designed and made with high quality materials. Bruce was inspired, felt he had a winner, and decided to buy a 20 foot container of this mop and take his chances with it back in the United States. From this very humble beginning, Casabella was born…and the mop…a huge success, paved the way for a recipe the company still follows to this day...beautiful, handcrafted, custom designed products with high quality workmanship and materials have helped Casabella deliver consistent growth and market leadership.
Today, Casabella is proud to call Rockland County, NY its home. They manufacture and sell their Casabella® BE CLEAN line of cleaning products and Casabella® BE GOURMET line of kitchen gadgets and products worldwide thru retail stores throughout the U.S. as well as globally, and on line.
They’ve come a long way since their early days of 1988 and they continue to thrive under Bruce’s leadership as they enter the 21st Century with pride, hope for the future, and a commitment to their consumers’ and retailers’ around the world. – casabella.com
The people at Tovolo challenge themselves to improve the performance, function and appearance of kitchen tools. Something as simple as a silicone spatula moves them to create the perfect experience for their customers. They obsess over every detail to ensure that their spatula will out-perform expectations. However, performance alone is not enough, they want to put a smile on their customer’s face as well.
Whether it is their Spatulart® silicone spatulas or their assortment of frozen pop molds, they strive to add a colorful element of fun to each of their items to do just that. They believe time spent cooking should be fun, and they are honored to be a part of this experience in your home. - tovolo.com
Quality For The Cook
In 1973 CEO Gunnar Lie founded Norpro® with a vision of designing, manufacturing, and supplying the highest caliber kitchenware backed by a commitment to exceed customer expectations.
His daughter, Kirsten Miller, shares his enthusiasm and passion. She has been running Norpro for several years. As President, she continues to build and grow Norpro, based on the principles established by her father.
Norpro® is a leading supplier of distinctive kitchenware. They are consistently at the forefront of product innovation. Traveling worldwide to study trends enables them to create cutting edge products and introduce their customers to the latest technologies and industry innovations.
Their products reflect the utmost in quality and are manufactured with superior materials and craftsmanship.
Norpro® is a solid company filled with energetic, passionate people who are eager to meet your needs and serve you well. Everything they do is about offering their customers quality products, quality service, and a quality experience.
For forty years, you have depended on Norpro to be accountable and dedicated to meeting your needs. They look forward to a future of continued success with you, their valued customer. –norpro.com
ABOUT JOSEPH JOSEPH®
Twin brothers Richard and Antony Joseph founded Joseph Joseph a decade ago in 2003, combining their respective experience in product design and business – Antony studied design at Central St Martins whilst Richard studied business at Cambridge University.
Specialising in contemporary kitchenware, Joseph Joseph is now internationally recognised for producing some of the most stylish and technically innovative products available, and has become one of the fastest growing companies in the worldwide homewares market.
Their unique ability to match form and function has earned them global recognition for their multi-award-winning designs. - josephjoseph.com
Established in 1991, WINCO™ Manufacturing Co.,Ltd. specializes in producing a full range of high quality stainless steel cookware, and is one of the largest enterprises of its kind in Guangdong province.
Located in Jiangmen City, home to a concentrated number of manufacturing plants in the Pearl River Delta Region, Winco’s headquarter occupies 150 acres of land and employs more than 600 professional staff. Their total investment is over two million US dollars. With 15 years of experience in production and exports, they have delivered to clients all over the world, including Europe, North America, and South America.
Customer satisfaction is guaranteed by their skilled workers, systematic management, and the international-oriented sales team. They make it a priority to understand each of the customer's marketing position and quality requirements. They strive to build a mutually beneficial relationship with clients, in that their quality enhances their clients’ brand reputation which in turn, generates recognition and demand for their products. - winco.cn
Messermeister provides the highest quality of cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home cooks; Committed to designing new and innovative products and sourcing the world to find the very best quality at the right price for the market. Products are all fully warranted for the life of the user against defects in materials and workmanship. Messermeister is proud to have served the culinary community for over 28 years and will continue into the next generation.
The story of Messermeister, “messer” meaning knife and “meister” meaning master, begins with a man and his passion for premium German cutlery. Bernd Dressler, was born in Germany and in his teens immigrated with his family to Australia. In 1967, he sought after bigger dreams in America and began his career as a salesperson in cutlery for a large German knife company.
In 1981, having gained the necessary sales experience, Bernd decided to start his own venture in cutlery with the help of his wife, Debbie Dressler.
Today, proud to be 100% woman owned company, Debra, Chelcea and Kirsten Dressler continue Bernd's mission to bring innovation and creativity to the forefront of all kitchens and to provide the highest quality knives and culinary tools to all chefs. After more than 3 decades, the Messermeister brand of knives and culinary accessories continues to win the hearts of cooking enthusiasts worldwide.
We invite you to create your own culinary success story with Messermeister! - messermeister.com
ABOUT R.S.V.P. INTERNATIONAL
R.S.V.P. International is a wholesale supplier of innovative, high quality kitchen basics and gadgets. Their ENDURANCE® brand features products made of quality stainless steel for lasting beauty and durability. R.S.V.P.'s product line also includes porcelain, marble, coffee and tea items. Founded in 1984 with an objective to provide quality products at competitive prices to kitchen specialty stores worldwide, they've succeeded in earning their customers' respect as a supplier they can trust as well as offering exceptional customer service. – rsvp-intl.com
ABOUT WILD EYE DESIGNS®
The Wild Eye Designs® collection is a unique range of handcrafted tableware with over 300 different Wine, Bar, Tabletop, and Kitchen products. From elegant serving pieces to fabulous wine caddies, Wild Eye has everything you need to bring your style to the table. – wildeyedesigns.com
ABOUT LIGNE ROSET®
“Ligne Roset is synonymous with modern luxury and invites consumers to revel in a contemporary, design-forward lifestyle.”
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers consumers an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complimentary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
An additional distinguishing point of difference that sets Ligne Roset apart from other manufacturers is its tradition of investing in dynamic designer collaborations. Matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation, Ligne Roset has grown from a small business to a multinational company with factories in France, headquarters in Briord, France and more than 200 exclusive Ligne Roset stores and 1,000 retail distributors worldwide. All the while, the company has been family-run since its inception in 1860.
Creativity is a key value of the Ligne Roset brand: if a new product demands new materials or productions methods, the company will simply acquire them. Seats, pieces of furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs or bed linens: the idea precedes and the technique follows.
For more than 35 years, Ligne Roset has stood by these intrinsic values and has worked with only the most exciting and talented designers. Past, present and ongoing collaborations are impressive and include the award-winning Didier Gomez, Pascal Mourgue, Peter Maly, Pierre Paulin,Inga Sempé and the Bouroullec brothers, among others. The brand’s consistent commitment to excellence has been internationally recognized and most recently symbolized by consecutively winning the Red Dot “Best of the Best” award, along with numerous VIA awards.
Ligne Roset’s products are developed at the Briord, France factory where quality control is ensured from start to completion. Ligne Roset is stamped on each product, an external symbol of perfection.
The company’s headquarters have been located in Briord since 1973 and have evolved considerably since that time. The belief of Jean Roset, shared by Pierre and Michel, was that the corporate office should be preserved in honor of the Roset family history, and of all those who shared in the evolution of the company. – ligne-roset.com
ABOUT DONNA KARAN LENOX
Donna Karan Lenox Hand Carved Wood Collection
Donna Karan applies the same luxe and modernity to tabletop and giftware as she does to her sophisticated Day-Into-Evening wardrobe designs. Inspired by Donna’s love of elemental textures, as well her global travels, it’s a collection that comes home to New York with urbane style and ease. What makes this collection uniquely Donna Karan is its artisan texture and timeless design: organic shaping and hand finishes distinguish every piece, form meets function and flexibility, all accented with moments of pure artisan fantasy. – lenox.com/donnakaran
ABOUT OLEG CASSINI
“My tastes are simple, I simply like the best.”
Oleg Cassini is fashion. He created some of the most memorable moments in fashion and film. As official designer for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, he earned worldwide reception as an Icon of Style. His passion for design and fashion innovation continues today in the CASA CASSINI HOME COLLECTION
ABOUT 5-STAR FUNDAMENTALS
Five Star Fundamentals chef apparel is designed to provide high service and value to the food service professional. A variety of shirts, coats, pants, aprons and hats available in fun colors and prints makes Five Star right for you.
ABOUT OK UNIFORMS
OK Uniform, Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of the uniforms industry for over 73 years. The company was founded in 1938 by Morris Cohen and is now in the 4th generation of family members.
Chefs and cooks need to look professional, but they also need uniforms that are easy to clean and nonrestrictive to their movement. Kitchen wear from OK Uniform Company, Inc. gives you affordable, stylish options perfectly designed with form and function in mind.
OK Uniform has affordable, great-looking and functional options from some of the world's best manufacturers of professional clothing. - okuniform.com
ABOUT UNCOMMON THREADS™
Working wear that works as hard as you.
Uncommon Threads brand is one of the industry’s best in providing higher standards at an affordable price.
Their chef coats are the hardest working in the industry, from top-of-the-line luxurious Egyptian cotton to premier 65/35 poly cotton twill and every fabric in between. They all offer improved features not found in others.
Their exclusive yarn dyed chef pants are so soft and comfortable they have become the number one choice in kitchens across the US.
As one of the leading manufacturers of chef apparel, Uncommon Threads is proud to announce they're going green with the introduction of their greenTAB - their new line of recycled chef apparel.
Over the past year they've worked diligently with their vendors to develop fabrics made from garment manufacturer waste...the cutting scraps left on the factory floor. These scraps are collected, separated, broken into fiber, spun into thread and woven into fabric. After this new recycled fabric is dyed, it is turned into chef apparel.
The working wear that works as hard as you do will have you feeling good inside and out. - uncommonthreads.com
ABOUT CELESTIAL ARTS
Celestial Arts started printing food posters in 1970. Ten Speed Press purchased Celestial Arts in 1983 and continued the poster business. In 2009, Random House purchased Ten Speed Press but did not continue making posters.
“Our poster business had a good run,” said Nichole Geiger, longtime Ten Speed Press poster program manager and children’s department publisher. “For now, many are still available new for sale. We are not sure how many posters were created. The number may be in the hundreds. We have a partial archive here in our new California office.
“Eventually the poster rights will return to the writers, photographers, and artists who created them.”
When that happens, at least some of the posters could be republished. Meanwhile, the original posters have become collector’s items, though just how much they may appreciate in value remains to be seen. - examiner.com/article/food-art
ABOUT HERO ARTS
Jackie Leventhal, founder of Hero Arts, has come a long way from the Berkeley cottage where she started her business in the mid-70's. As an art teacher, she began making stamps in her home with an old, borrowed vulcanizer. Soon her creations were in great demand, not just by her students, but also at craft fairs (butterflies, a dancing frog, and a big sun were early favorites). Hero Arts was born.
By 1981, Hero Arts was a vital force in the growing stamp movement. Craft fairs led to gift shows; local retail trade grew into national and even international distribution. The company evolved into an industry leader. Hero Arts innovated the color label top. The Hero Arts catalog has won gold and silver medals numerous times over the past decade. And, Hero Arts was even awarded a US Patent for original paper designs. Every product we make today has the simple elegance of Jackie's original vision.
Today, despite tough economic times, Hero Arts is a thriving company of over 35 years that has not compromised its quality or original founding goals. Hero Arts is an industry leader, and considered the innovator in the stamp, cardmaking and scrapbooking markets. Hero Arts remains committed to its original founding family ethic: company founder Jackie Leventhal is the Design Director, her son Aaron Leventhal is the CEO, and Aaron’s cousin Todd Mullins is the Vice President of Sales.
They remain passionate about stamping, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to their customers. Since their founding they've relied on their customers to inspire and sustain them.
Hero Arts is proud to be a green business. - heroarts.com
ABOUT DESIGN HUN'E.KUT
DESIGN HUN'E.KUT are producers of unique published entertainment brands worldwide. – hunEkut.com
ABOUT KATE ASPEN®
Kate Aspen is a premier designer and manufacturer of favors and gifts for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and special occasion celebrations.
Kate Aspen favors and gifts pair classic merchandise with trend-right colors, themes, and designs. Always leaders in product development, Kate Aspen designers are committed to creating an original product mix. Over the last eight years the Kate Aspen line has expanded to include personalized favors, wedding décor, and small gifts. As always, Kate Aspen products are gift ready and ready to add a finishing touch to your special day. – kateaspen.com
ABOUT FRED AND FRIENDS
FRED focuses on stuff that’s well-designed, puts a smile on your face, and doesn't cost a fortune. Stuff that's easy to buy, fun to own, and says "my home is my castle - I will not fill it with junk." FRED’s product line is more about attitude and style than actual categories, but they do focus on a few broadly-defined areas – tabletop accessories, kitchen implements and tools, party goods, personal accessories, and desk and tech products. They delight in taking every-day functional products and turning them into something fresh and unexpected, something funny, something personal. FRED products are useful, but they’re also social expressions – they say a lot about you as well as about them.
They understand that design drives their business so they maintain their own studio and they work with talent from all over the world – England, Europe, Latin America, Israel, China, Turkey, Korea, Thailand – an ever-expanding list.
All their goods are made in Asia, so that they can combine the best materials and processes with real-world pricing. They fully support their products with close manufacturing supervision, ongoing safety testing, and handsome packaging. They keep everything in stock in their facility in Cumberland, RI for shipment to the US, Canada, and Mexico, and they also have a network of sole agents around the world.
Fred sells exclusively through brick-and-mortar retailers, catalogs, and web stores.
Fred products have starred on TV – they’ve been featured many times on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Rachel Ray, Oprah, HGTV, Paul O’Grady (London) – and they were delighted to received kudos from old favorites Ray & Tom on Car Talk on NPR. They’ve also figured prominently in many holiday shopping guides published by Oprah, Newsweek, Food & Wine, Wired, Women’s Health, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, and others. And the blogs just can’t get enough of them. - fredandfriends.com