2017 International Home + Housewares Show: Globally-Recognized Household Brand Braun Adds New, Innovative and Unique Hand Blender and New Features to Products

With The Successful Relaunch of Braun Kitchen Collection, De’Longhi Group Expands North American New Product Innovations

De’Longhi Group has launched a major expansion of its U.S. brand portfolio with the re-launch of the globally recognized Braun Household line of products last year. With a long-standing and highly regarded design heritage dating back 90 years, Braun products are performance-driven, stylish, durable and reliable. Building on the success of the relaunch, Braun is introducing a new hand blender, the MultiQuick 9 with groundbreaking ACTIVEBlade technology to complete more tasks with more convenience and perfect results, as well as a new stainless steel thermal carafe to its popular BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker. The new product will debut at the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, Illinois from March 18-21.null

We are excited to continue the expansion of Braun household products in North America,” said Mike Prager, De’Longhi Group NA’s President, and CEO. “The new introductions offer consumers products that provide a meaningful mix of sophisticated, thoughtful design, powerful performance and high-quality standards that represent the heritage of Braun. The brand continues to strive to provide the ultimate kitchen experience by transforming the complex into simple.”

Braun inspires confidence and simplicity in food and beverage preparation while saving time to help consumers realize their true culinary potential. Braun helps the home cook conquer the expected tasks in the kitchen so unexpected meals can be created with amazing ingredients.

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Photo Business Wire)

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Photo: Business Wire)

The NEW Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender is the next generation of Braun hand blenders bringing premium design and power to the kitchen, complete with up to five attachments, along with the revolutionary blending shaft. Culinary creativity is in the palm of your hand, with the power of the 700-watt MultiQuick 9 as the most versatile hand blender for even the hardest jobs.

The MultiQuick 9 hand blender features the world’s first ACTIVEBlade Technology that moves the blade up and down within the bell. This blade movement allows you to effortlessly chop nuts, coconut, ginger, pineapples, dark chocolate or any other hard-to-cut ingredients. Developed to tackle the toughest jobs, this innovative technology results in a cutting zone that are 2.5 times greater than that of traditional hand blenders. This results in faster blending times and finer blending results. Adapted to perform with ACTIVEBlade, the new PowerBell Plus incorporates an added milling blade, decreased suction and SplashControl technology that together contribute to an efficient and clean blending experience.

Like the popular MultiQuick 7 Series Hand Blenders that launched last year, the MultiQuick 9 has Smart Speed variable control technology inspired by German automotive engineering that allows you to intuitively change the speed and power of the hand blender using just your touch. The more you squeeze, the more power you get, making it easy to regulate speeds with just one hand. SPLASHControl technology prevents splashing and delivers the best blending results – to keep you and your kitchen spotless.

The hand blender also features durable stainless steel blades, an ergonomic one-handed design and the patented EasyClick Plus system for faster attaching of accessories with a new straight cut design that decreases the overall height of the hand blender keeping it comfortable and balanced in your hands. Continue reading

House and Home: New Attachments Help Make KitchenAid® Stand Mixer A True “Culinary Center”

For those using the “I don’t bake” excuse for not investing in a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, the brand has introduced two new attachments that reinforce its role as the culinary center of the kitchen. A new Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder attachment and Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment will join more than a dozen other attachments used for grinding meat and grains, spiralizing and juicing, and making everything from ice cream to pasta.

There’s no question that Stand Mixers have always been a kitchen essential for bakers,” notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “But every cook should know that each KitchenAid® Stand Mixer model has an attachment-ready Power Hub that opens up a world of possibilities for making one appliance do the work of many.”

The Fresh Prep Slicer (and) Shredder attachment was designed to take the work out of adding freshly sliced or shredded ingredients to salads, entrees and other dishes.

The Fresh Prep Slicer (and) Shredder attachment was designed to take the work out of adding freshly sliced or shredded ingredients to salads, entrees and other dishes.

The KitchenAid® Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder attachment was designed to take the work out of adding freshly sliced or shredded ingredients to salads, entrees and other dishes. Three quick-change blades can handle everything from slicing cucumbers to shredding cheeses or vegetables, saving significant time with basic tasks. A 2-in-1 food pusher provides ideal slicing performance for both large and small diameter fruits and vegetables, from cucumbers to celery. The attachment is packed and organized inside its own storage case designed for easy access and simple storage. The blades and food pusher are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup; the main body can be hand washed. The Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder attachment is scheduled for availability in April at a suggested retail price of $64.99.

The new Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment cuts fruits and vegetables into thin sheets for making fresh, alternative versions of everyday dishes.

The new Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment cuts fruits and vegetables into thin sheets for making fresh, alternative versions of everyday dishes. Three quick-change blades can handle everything from slicing cucumbers to shredding cheeses or vegetables, saving significant time with basic tasks.

The new Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment cuts fruits and vegetables into thin sheets for making fresh, alternative versions of everyday dishes. Cooks can make substitutions for pasta and wraps, or reinvent snacks and sweet dishes, by creating sheets of zucchini, sweet potatoes, apples, cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables. Two blades allow for making thinner or thicker sheets, depending on preference or recipe and premium metal construction provides durable, long lasting performance. The KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter is packed and organized inside its own storage case, designed for easy access and simple storage. Both blades, as well as a cucumber and zucchini adaptor, skewer and food holder, are dishwasher safe on the top rack. The body can be wiped clean with a warm damp cloth. The Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment is scheduled for availability in August at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Home & Tech/Design: Introducing Hestan NanoBond Cookware

Innovative Culinary Brand, Hestan, Launches First True Innovation In Stainless Steel Cookware In Over 100 Years

Beginning Immediately, NanoBond Will Be Available For Purchase Exclusively At Williams-Sonoma Stores And Online At www.williams-sonoma.com.

Hestan has launched Nanobond Cookware, a line of bonded stainless steel cookware uniquely engineered to last a lifetime, investing over $60 million in developing innovative technologies and kitchen products to elevate the culinary experience. Widely known for its high-end commercial kitchen equipment and premium residential outdoor grills, the company is applying their cutting-edge technology and innovative thinking to their first consumer cookware line, which promises to raise the bar among cookware brands and push the industry towards the future.

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Innovative Culinary Brand, Hestan, Launches First True Innovation in Stainless Steel Cookware in Over 100 Years. Introducing Hestan NanoBond.

Since its introduction to the kitchen over 100 years ago, there’s been no significant innovation to stainless steel cookware – often known for tarnishing when exposed to high heat and easily scratching. For culinary professionals and enthusiasts alike, NanoBond brings the most advanced technology to the kitchen, delivering a full line of cookware that introduces modern science to timeless culinary craftsmanship with molecular titanium. NanoBond offers incredible resilience, lasting beauty, and the cleanability to maintain its brilliance for generations.

NanoBond leverages a patented titanium based nanotechnology that creates thousands of superdense nanolayers of titanium alloys bonded to stainless steel. This enables the cookware surface to be four times harder than typical stainless steel. The result is a chemical free, extremely durable cookware that’s resistant to staining, scratching, salt pitting and provides superior performance. Thanks to a pure aluminum core, it is also 35 percent more conductive than other aluminum-clad cookware.

Hestan innovations span the culinary category including Hestan Vineyards – well-respected small-batch wines developed in Napa Valley, Hestan Smart Cooking – a guided cooking system that will forever change the cooking experience, and the award-winning Hestan Commercial and Hestan Outdoor. Continue reading

Williams Sonoma Debuts Exclusive Tabletop Collaboration With kate spade new york

Collection Marks First-Time Partnership Between The Two Iconic Lifestyle Brandsws_logo_black_cmyk_highres

Williams-Sonoma is excited to announce the launch of the Sadie Street Tabletop Collection in partnership with kate spade new york and Lenox Corporation. Featuring kate spade new york’s signature polka dot motif in 4 distinct color palettes, the collection includes dinnerware, glassware, and flatware, available exclusively in 60 select Williams-Sonoma stores and on www.williams-sonoma.com.img55

The Sadie Street Collection marks Williams Sonoma’s first design collaboration with kate spade new york. We love that their iconic brand is known for a playful take on everyday personal style, which is evident in Sadie Street,” said Janet Hayes, President of Williams-Sonoma. “I am so pleased with the result of our brands coming together to design a product that will resonate with our customers.”

THE SADIE STREET COLLECTION INCLUDES:

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Williams Sonoma debuts dinnerware collaboration with iconic lifestyle brand kate spade new york (Photo: Business Wire)

Dinnerware: Featuring kate spade new york’s signature polka dot motif with bands of color rimmed in platinum, the collection is available in four palettes—turquoise, black, blush and grey—and includes a 4-piece Place Setting ($126), Dinner Plate ($35), Accent Plate ($29), Mug ($29), All-Purpose Bowl ($33), Serving Bowl ($100), and Platter ($125).

Glassware: Available in sets of two, the glassware selection includes the Double Old-Fashioned, Highball, Champagne Coupe, Wine Glass, and Champagne Flute and features a band of etched polka dots with a platinum rim ($50 per pair).

Flatware: Sleek silhouettes and a clean design complement the rest of the line. Available as a 5-Piece Place Setting ($70) and a 20-Piece Set of 4 5-Piece Place Settings ($280).

  • Expertly crafted by Lenox, American makers of fine dinnerware since 1889, the collection is an elegant addition to special-occasion meals throughout the year.
  • Five-piece place setting includes a dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, dinner knife, and teaspoon.
  • Spoons and forks are crafted of 18/10 stainless steel; each knife is forged from a single ingot of hardened stainless steel for a well-honed cutting edge.
  • Natural silver finish is easy to maintain.
  • Dishwasher safe.

To view the entire collection, visit: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/tabletop-glassware-bar/kate-spade-new-york/ Continue reading

Pottery Barn Announces Product Assortment Expansion For Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Will Introduce Thoughtful Solutions for Every Home at a Great Value

Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, has announced the expansion of its product assortment launching for Spring/Summer 2017. The collection will debut new styles that are designed and engineered to be size-conscious and multi-functional, offering solutions for smaller living spaces. Each piece is constructed with the same high-quality artisanal design Pottery Barn is known for to appeal to a range of lifestyles at an accessible price.pblogo

We recognize the opportunity to diversify our products and reflect the different ways people live today,” said Marta Benson, EVP, General Merchandise Manager, Pottery Barn. “Our spring collection offers new furniture and décor that embody Pottery Barn’s comfortable, relaxed style and are designed with an eye toward functionality, value and smaller scale. It’s exciting to expand our assortment and bring customers more choice when it comes to furnishing their home, big or small.”

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Bellevue upholstered sofa with storage by Pottery Barn (Photo: Business Wire)

Adding soul and warmth to the home, the new pieces celebrate classic handmade craftsmanship, reflecting the brand’s heritage and touching on global and historic references. Many of the items, including select furniture pieces, are available to ship directly via UPS adding a level of ease, speed and convenience for customers. Continue reading

Pottery Barn Teen Announces Partnership With Teen Artist And Designer Isabella Rose Taylor For Exclusive Collection

Home Décor Collection Set To Launch in April 2017

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, announced today an exclusive home décor partnership with gifted teen artist and designer, Isabella Rose Taylor. Available for purchase in April 2017 on www.pbteen.com and in PBteen stores nationwide, the Isabella Rose Taylor for Pbteen capsule collection offers a range of home products including bedding, decorative accessories and wall art featuring exclusive sketches and paintings from the artist herself. The collection of over 40 pieces is designed with a feminine yet sophisticated modern aesthetic and is Isabella’s first foray into home furnishings. pbteen-logo

Isabella Rose Taylor is a design and lifestyle brand founded in 2011. With her mission and vision to create truth in art, Taylor designs merchandise, art, clothes and home furnishings for girls looking to express their creativity and show their best selves. At a remarkably young age, Isabella began sewing, painting and designing. She is the youngest designer to have a collection at Nordstrom and the youngest talent to ever present a clothing collection at New York Fashion Week. Taylor has been named by Fast Company as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and she has spoken at TEDX Hollywood and TEDXJanPath in India. Featured in Teen Vogue, Elle, Forbes, Entrepreneur along with television appearances on Steve Harvey and The Today Show, Taylor plans to finish up college while heading up her company IRT and exploring new creative ventures.

I’m so excited to be partnering with PBteen on a home collection,” said Isabella Rose Taylor.This collection is truly a reflection of me, blending my passion for art and fashion perfectly. PBteen and I have created pieces that are not only beautiful, but will encourage others to channel their own creativity.

We are so impressed by the talent and originality that Isabella brings to her work,” says Jennifer Kellor, executive vice president of merchandising, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. “Her entrepreneurial attitude and innovative outlook has allowed us to create a one-of-a-kind collection bringing her fresh take on the world of fashion and art into the homes of teens across the country.

PBteen launched in 2003 and is the first home retailer to focus exclusively on the teenage market. Designed to fully furnish bedrooms, study and lounge spaces for tweens and teens, PBteen provides fresh, fashionable options to appeal to varying teenage tastes. Categories include: bedding, window treatments, rugs, lighting, gear, decorative accessories, storage and organization solutions, and furniture including beanbag chairs. PBdorm, launched in 2010, is an exclusive collection that offers dorm furniture and essentials. This collection includes XL twin sheets, lighting, seating, storage bins and organization solutions, and other accessories designed to help teens turn their dorm room into their ultimate home away from home. PBteen products are available through direct mail catalogs, e-commerce site www.PBteen.com and U.S. retail stores. PBteen currently offers international shipping to customers worldwide. PBteen has an active following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, PBteen ♥ and its PBteen blog. PBteen is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Isabella Rose Taylor for PBteen capsule collection will be available in April 2017 on PBteen stores and online at PBteen.com. Be the first to know when the collection launches by sign up at pbteen.com/isabella-rose-taylor.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 624 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines and stores and e-commerce websites in Mexico.

Pottery Barn Kids Debuts Exclusive Collaboration With Designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos

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Pottery Barn Kids, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, launched today an exclusive product collaboration with celebrated tastemaker and stylish mom, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos. The Margherita Missoni for Pottery Barn Kids collection of home décor for nursery, bedroom, and playroom, was inspired by the playful spirit of childhood. The capsule collection, which is Margherita’s first foray into children’s home furnishings, is now available online at www.potterybarnkids.com and Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide on January 20th, with prices ranging from $19-$399.pottery_barn_kids_logo-_jpeg

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Margherita Missoni Collection for Pottery Barn Kids, debuting today online and at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide

Composed of over 50 pieces spanning bedding, furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting and essentials for nursery and new parents, the Margherita Missoni for Pottery Barn Kids collection exudes Margherita’s love for bright colors, bold patterns, and unique accents. The collection is designed to be versatile and encourages mixing and matching of different pieces to create a distinctly personal and unique look. The thoughtfully chosen materials and intricate details, including wicker, embroidery, pom-poms and fringe, showcase Margherita’s imaginative design philosophy. Margherita’s rich Italian heritage, family traditions, and eclectic design influences are seamlessly infused into every piece of the collection, from lullaby sentiment sheets to statement pillows, and are inspired by her sons’ nurseries and her own childhood keepsakes. Standout pieces include the Daisy Pouf, Daisy Mirror, and Daisy Pom Pom Quilt. Each feature Margherita’s namesake flower, the daisy, which is a signature in her children’s clothing collection, Margherita Kids.

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Margherita Missoni for Pottery Barn Kids – Piccolo Mio Nursery

Collaborating with Pottery Barn Kids was such a joy and a natural fit for me, as it brought together playful design and quality craftsmanship to create a beautiful collection for kids and baby,” said designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos. “The collection is comfortable, colorful, and it evokes the same sense of freedom I feel when dressing myself and my children – mixing, matching and creating something that is unique to your own sense of style.”

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Margherita Missoni for Pottery Barn Kids – Caio, Caio Bambino Nursery

Born in Northern Italy, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, is the eldest daughter of Angela Missoni, Creative Director of the renowned Missoni brand, and the granddaughter of the house’s founders. Having grown up in the idyllic countryside of Sumirago, amidst a family of fashion designers, She developed a keen eye and a unique sense of personal style from a very young age. She also dreamed of becoming a designer like the women in her family. After University, Amos studied theater in New York, then moved to Paris and Rome to pursue a career in acting. Continue reading