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JAIPUR LIVING AND BARCLAY BUTERA ANNOUNCE LICENSING PARTNERSHIP


Barclay Butera has announced a new licensing partnership with Jaipur Living for area rugs to debut next year at High Point Market.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif -- Design icon Barclay Butera has announced a new licensing partnership with Jaipur Living for area rugs to debut at the spring 2020 High Point Market.


 
S&H RUGS SHOWCASES FASHION-DRIVEN COLORS, CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS AT 2019 ICFF
 

Hand-knot specialist S&H Rugs returns to ICFF with designs featuring the latest colors and contemporary look, including this pink and beige wool and silk broken Persian flower design (SH46055).

NEW YORK -- S&H Rugs returns to ICFF and features its current crop of trend-right, color-driven hand-knotted area rugs in a range of contemporary styles.


 
ICFF WELCOMES 10 RUG NEWCOMERS, GROWS RUG ROSTER TO SOME 33 EXHIBITORS


Prestigious Milanese rug atelier Illulian debuts at ICFF with a range of contemporary designs. Shown, the limited edition Sottosopra II by Fabio Novembre

NEW YORK -- ICFF will debut 10 new area rug exhibitors, bringing the total number of area rug participants to 33, at the upcoming international furnishings fair, running from May 19-22.


 
RUGS FIRST HALF REPORT:

FLOORING RETAILERS SEE REASON FOR OPTIMISM



SPECIAL REPORT -- Specialty flooring dealers are reporting slightly better than expected numbers for rug sales through the first four months of 2019, citing a robust economy as well as the ability of rug manufacturers to deliver on fashion and design.
 

 
SPECIAL REPORT: AREA RUG EXECS LAY OUT STRATEGIES TO FINISH YEAR STRONG FOLLOWING PROMISING Q1


HIGH POINT, N.C. -- With the first quarter down and the second almost finished, area rug executives reported a decent start to 2019, and they're putting plans in place to ensure the year finishes strong, according to a RugNews.com survey.


 
 
6TH DOMOTEX TURKEY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CARPET INDUSTRY IN GAZIANTEP


 Visitors from 89 countries attended Domotex Turkey in April 2019, and had the opportunity to see 200 exhibitors from 14 countries.


ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Held for the sixth time in Gaziantep from April 27-30, 2019, Domotex Turkey attracted more than 200 exhibitor firms from 14 countries and over 14,000 visitors from 89 countries.


 
DECOR RESOURCES GROW IN ATLANTA BEFORE JULY 2019 MARKET


New exhibitor Endless Knot Rugs will showcase its Tibetan carpets at a new showroom in AmericasMart's Commercial Design Collection. Shown, Shring in Batik.


ATLANTA -- Twenty-two design-driven showrooms are opening new locations, reimagining their spaces or renewing their leases in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.


 
LR RESOURCES DEBUTS AREA RUGS AT SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET


After a successful rollout of Ox Bay Trading Co. branded throws, pillows, poufs and occasional furniture by LR Resources at winter and spring shows, the company will introduce its area rugs for the first time at the Las Vegas Market showroom of  Next Step Reps.


DALTON, Ga. -- LR Resources is expanding its reach and will debut its area rugs at the summer 2019 Las Vegas Market.


 
 
RUG INDUSTRY SALES EXEC EDWARD "TRILL" TORRILHON DIES 
 


DANVILLE, CA -- Longtime rug industry sales executive, Edward "Trill" Torrilhon died at age 77 on January 29, 2019.


 
CURREY & COMPANY NAMES JENNY HEINZEN YORK DIRECTOR OF MARKETING 

ATLANTA -- Bringing more than 20 years' experience in the home furnishings industry, Jenny Heinzen York has joined Currey & Company as director of marketing.



 
BED BATH & BEYOND ANNOUNCES
CEO TRANSITION; TEMARES STEPS DOWN

UNION, N.J. -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today announced that Mary Winston has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.


 
NOURISON DONATES AREA RUGS AND ACCENTS FOR FIVE 'DESIGN ON A DIME' VIGNETTES
 
 Nourison rugs and home accents featured in this shoppable vignette for the 15th annual Design on a Dime Benefit by Bailey Li Interiors .

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison donated area rugs and home accents for five vignettes for Housing Works' 15th annual Design on a Dime benefit in New York City.


 
ORIAN DEBUTS 'MY TEXAS HOUSE' LICENSED AREA RUG PROGRAM


Popular decorator and blogger Erin Vogelpohl, author of the My Texas House blog, offers her followers a sneak peek of her new rug collection by Orian Rugs.

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Social media influencer My Texas House is offering a sneak peek of a collection being launched officially on May 6, 2019 online.


 
HOME DEPOT DIRECTOR OF TREND & DESIGN: TARGETING HOME FURNISHINGS -- GROWING RUG BUSINESS


Home Depot's Sarah Fishburne outfitted the AD Design Show's Refresh lounge with furnishings mostly from the company's Home Decorators Collection, and, pictured, a rug by Artistic Weavers. 

NEW YORK -- Home Depot,  the home improvement giant known more for its paint, flooring and large appliances, is going after a bigger piece of the home furnishings market, Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design, explains.
 

 
 
COURISTAN'S ANNUAL TREND REPORT SPOTLIGHTS FLUID STYLING 


Couristan's Annual Trend Report details five design trends offering directional color palettes and the relevant area rugs for each.

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Couristan's Annual Trend Report spotlights five major design trends that are very individualized but built on the common theme of inclusiveness and fluidity. 


 
FEIZY & DALLAS MARKET CENTER HOSTED POPULAR CARSON KRESSLEY EVENTS 

TV celebrity Carson Kressley stops by the Feizy showroom for a meet and greet following a special talk at the DMC. He takes time to pose with John Feizy, right, and Feizy's Justin Yeck in front of the new Sarrant 3967F.

DALLAS -- Feizy partnered with Dallas Market Center (DMC) to host a special appearance by Emmy-winning TV personality and style expert Carson Kressley at the spring edition of Dallas Design Week.
 

 
 
MARKET NEWCOMER WELL WOVEN, AFTER HIGH POINT DEBUT,  PLANS FIRST VEGAS & NY SHOWROOMS


Well Woven's inaugural High Point Market offered buyers a taste of what's in store at its soon-to-open Las Vegas and New York showrooms. Pictured, Sydney Vintage collection

NEW YORK -- Well Woven, a five-year-old contemporary area rug firm, made a High Point debut last month, and plans to continue to build its brand with new permanent showrooms in Las Vegas and New York.


 
BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT JAN KATH'S EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST MARK GAGNON


Jan Kath Design Carpet Gallery in NYC recently hosted an exhibit of artist Mark Gagnon, in collaboration with Haas Art Advisory. Shown, left,  Artwork 24 design rug and, right, Garden with Gagnon's Winter Urn.


NEW YORK -- This March and April, art and design aficionados were able to catch a rare pairing of rugs and art.


 
IMC ANNOUNCES MARKET DATES THROUGH 2023 FOR ATLANTA AND LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers (IMC) has announced dates through 2023 for its semi-annual gift and home furnishings markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas held in January and July.


 
SHAW TO CLOSE CHATSWORTH, GEORGIA YARN FACILITY

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- Shaw Industries has announced they are closing a plant in Chatsworth, Georgia, affecting the jobs of hundreds of employees.


















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