The International Housewares Association has announced that noted gia expert juror Martin M. Pegler passed away on January 17, 2020, peacefully at his home in New York surrounded by his family.
John C. Portman, Jr., founder of AmericasMart, home to the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, has died. The architect, real estate developer, entrepreneur, artist and altruist passed away on December 29, 2017, at the age of 93.
Oscar Lasko, former chairman of home comfort appliance manufacturer and marketer Lasko Products, died on April 2. He was 96.
Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma, and a retail and culinary icon who ignited America’s passion for cooking and desire for high…