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INDUSTRY ICON JOHN GRAHAM DIES AT 90
 

BOCA RATON, FL -- Rug industry icon John Graham of Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida, who established Oriental Weavers' presence in the U.S. and served as its president until his retirement in 2002, passed away on May 25, 2018 at the age of 90.


 
 
NOURISON DONATES RUGS TO SUPPORT TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS IN GREENSBORO

SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison is donating 10 rugs to a local nonprofit, The Barnabas Network, to support tornado relief efforts in Greensboro, NC. 
 

 
 
DRUMROLL PLEASE: ANNOUNCING THE 2018 NYCxDESIGN WINNERS


Gan's award-winning Mirage collection by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola features ombre-like color schemes and unexpected shapes.  

NEW YORK -- The prestigious NYCxDesign Awards announced the 2018 winners with Mirage by GAN taking home the gold in the Residential Flooring category, and Aronson's Floor Covering's Empire Collection x Ghislaine Viñas' nabbing first in the Contract Flooring segment.


 
 ARTS AWARDS UPDATES JUDGING PROCESS

DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced updates to the judging process for the ARTS Awards, making submissions simpler and easier for all finalists.


 
S&H RUGS UNVEILS NEW GRAY & BLUE PALETTES FOR TRIBAL DESIGNS


S&H modernizes classic tribal and Persian motifs by recasting them in blue or gray color combinations. Above, SH40775

NEW YORK -- At this week's ICFF at New York's Jacob Javits Center, S&H Rugs unveils a new collection of tribal rug designs recolored for contemporary tastes in palettes of blue and gray.


 
OBEETEE NAMES BEN-ZVI PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION

Former West Elm exec Patricia Ben-Zvi has been appointed president of New York City-based Obeetee, Inc.

NEW YORK -- Obeetee, a global leader in hand-woven carpets, announced the appointment of Patricia Ben-Zvi to president of Obeetee, Inc., which handles the company's product marketing and distribution for North America.


 
 JAIPUR LIVING CAPSULE LINE PARTNER ZOE BIOS TALKS ABOUT JUMP INTO RUGS


Based on original art by Zoe Bios Creative, the Wabi Sabi capsule collection from Zoe Bios for Jaipur Living features hand-knotted abstract looks.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Zoe Bios Creative, a young L.A. based art collective, debuted its inaugural area rug capsule collection for Jaipur Living at the rug company's launch party during the Spring High Point Market.


 
ETHAN ALLEN'S FAROOQ KATHWARI RECEIVES ELLIS ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR

DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen chairman, president and CEO, Farooq Kathwari, was awarded the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 12 at a gala celebration at Ellis Island. 


 
 
BROOKLYN DESIGNS HOSTS PAVILION AT ICFF, INCLUDES AREA RUG DESIGNERS



Bole Road introduces the Omo Valley collection of coordinating scatter rugs, pillows and throws inspired by the region's patterns and colors. Hand loomed in Ethiopia of Ethiopian wool, the Bana rug, shown in Cerise retails at $155 in 2x3 size.

BROOKLYN,  N.Y. -- Brooklyn Designs, an annual event founded by the Brooklyn  Chamber  of  Commerce, kicked off NYCxDesign with its annual fair hosted at the Brooklyn Museum, and now heads across the East River with a pavilion at ICFF, running May 20-23.



 
OVERSTOCK.COM INTRODUCES 17 EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE LABEL FURNITURE BRANDS; PROGRAM INCLUDES RUGS


Overstock's new private label brands offer more than 16,000 products to match any style, trend or budget.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Overstock.com, Inc. unveiled today 17 exclusive private label furniture brands, some of which feature area rugs for cross-merchandising.


 
MACY'S INC. REPORTS STRONG PROFIT
AND SALES GROWTH IN Q1
 
"The winning formula is a healthy brick & mortar business, robust e-commerce and a great mobile experience." -- Jeff Gennette, Macy's CEO


CINCINNATI-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported first quarter 2018 earnings per diluted share of $0.45, or $0.48 excluding impairment and other costs. This compares to $0.26 per share in the first quarter of 2017 for both reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share. 


 
LINDSTROM RUGS OPENS NEW 6,000- FOOT LOS ANGELES SHOWROOM

LOS ANGELES -- Designer Erik Lindström of Lindström Rugs has opened a new showroom located in the West Adams district of Los Angeles.


 
INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS AND AMERICASMART TO COMBINE

LAS VEGAS, HIGH POINT, and ATLANTA -- International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart [Atlanta], have entered into an agreement to form the world's largest owner and operator of premier showroom space.


 
ICFF LINES UP MORE THAN A DOZEN NEW AREA RUG EXHIBITORS


NEW YORK -- New York's top contemporary home furnishings and design event, ICFF, running from May 20-23, will feature some 13 exciting new area rug exhibitors helping the show live up to its reputation of invigorating design.


 
 
CLASSIC RUG'S BARRAN TAPPED FOR EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND $25K GRANT

NEW YORK -- New York area rug house Classic Rug Collection was awarded the Export Achievement Award by the U.S. Commerce Department at the World Trade Week 13th annual breakfast held here on Monday, May 9.


 
ESKAYEL LAUNCHES NEW RUG COLLECTION AT 'NEXT LEVEL'
DURING NYC x DESIGN


Eskayel Studio introduces Morocco-inspired hand knotted silk and wool rugs created from original artworks painted by founder Shanan Campanaro.

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn-based textile company Eskayel will present a new collection of nine silk and merino hand knotted rugs created from original artworks at NEXT LEVEL, a show set for May 16-23 at 718 Broadway in Manhattan.


 
 MOHAWK HOME INVESTS IN PRECISION PRINTING, UPS THE ANTE WITH ITS MASSIVE PRISMATIC COLLECTION


A playful kaleidoscopic vignette during the March 2018 New York Home Fashions Week marries the Mohawk Home's vibrant shags with color-matched precision printed rugs.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Mohawk Home commits to growing its printed rug business and ups the ante with its new precision printing technology used to create its massive precision printed Prismatic collection, which was showcased at the spring 2018 High Point Market.


 
RUGS USA'S KOOROSH YARAGHI SCORES INVESTMENT FROM COMVEST PARTNERS

"This is an exciting inflection point for RugsUSA. I'm proud of the growth our team has achieved and believe Comvest is the ideal partner to support our future growth initiatives." 
 --Koorosh Yaraghi, founder


CRANBURY, N.J. -- Online area rug e-tailer RugsUSA's founder Koorosh Yaraghi landed an investment from private equity player Comvest Partners as the rug retailer marks its 20th anniversary.


 
JUSTINA BLAKENEY AND LOLOI RAMP UP BOHEMIAN STYLE WITH PRINTED & OUTDOOR RUGS


Cyrus Loloi and Justina Blakeney introduce designers and retailers to their newest rugs at April High Point Market, including the printed polyester Cielo, their inaugural indoor-outdoor collection.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi's partnership with Bohemian style superstar Justina Blakeney, first launched at October market here in 2015, spawned a trend in the rug industry that has now morphed into a bona fide design category with all the staying power of coastal, country French or Swedish modern.


 
THE HIT RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET: 
People & Products, Part 1



HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The strong buzz created during winter markets continued at the spring 2018 High Point Market, where  a roster of VIPs, showroom openings and on-target area rug introductions heavily tipped the scales toward success.






















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