SHOW-OFFS: Concept Management Group’s fourth Young Designers Showcase runs Saturday through Oct. 26 at the Eickholt Gallery, 427 Broadway in SoHo. The showcase will feature work from 26 artists and designers specializing in fashion, fine art, furniture, jewelry and photography. As reported, CMG, based in New York, was founded by Brad Gishen in April and seeks to help young designers get noticed in the competitive arenas of fashion, design and art. All work and designs on display will be available for purchase.
LIVING LIKE MARTHA: Despite her personal problems, Martha Stewart continues to expand her product line. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has introduced a line of furniture with Bernhardt, a Lenoir, N.C.-based furniture manufacturer. The line, which includes couches, armoires, beds, end tables, arm chairs and coffee tables, reflects the home decorating style and color palettes featured in the pages of Martha Stewart Living magazine and her TV programs. The collection is currently being introduced at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C., and starting in April 2003, will be sold at retailers nationwide.
GOODY’S GOODBYE: Goody’s Family Clothing president and chief merchandising officer Lana Cain Krauter resigned late Wednesday. Chairman and ceo Robert M. Goodfriend and Max Jones, executive vice president of merchandising, will take over her responsibilities on an interim basis. Krauter will remain with company until her contract expires in January. She will also help with the proposed sale of the retailer to a private equity group, announced Sept. 30. A spokeswoman said the Knoxville, Tenn.-based moderate chain will not look for Krauter’s replacement until after the sale is completed.