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ORIENTAL WEAVERS NAMES TAMMY WASHBURN VP OF SALES, WEST REGION/SPECIALTY ACCOUNTS

DALTON, Ga. -- Oriental Weavers has named Tammy Washburn as its new Vice President of Sales - West Region/Specialty Accounts.


 
CUT AND SEW RUGS, OUTDOOR BROADLOOM GAIN TRACTION AT SURFACES 2017


Surfacing at Surfaces 2017 were trends influenced by the rug industry, from outdoor floor coverings to fashion colors, textures and patterns. The influence was apparent at both broadloom and rug company booths.

LAS VEGAS -- The International Surface Event (Surfaces) is no longer viewed as dominantly a soft surface show, with hard surfaces taking over a much larger area than broadloom did at the 2017 event held at Mandalay Bay from Jan. 17-20.




 
KYLE BUNTING DEBUTS FIRST ARTIST COLLECTION, 'ELEMENT BY ABIDEMI'


Samples of the new puzzle-like designs by artist Abidemi Olowonira for Kyle Bunting debut at the New York showroom of Edelman Leather.

NEW YORK -- Trendsetting decorative cowhide rug designer Kyle Bunting recently debuted the Element collection by Nigerian born artist Abidemi Olowonira at the New York City showroom of Edelman Leather.


 
BUYERS EXPLORE NEW LINES AT AMERICASMART MARCH MARKET

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market gives buyers another occasion to explore the Market center's more than 1,500 permanent showrooms, complemented by a curated Temporary showcase of up-and-coming and artisan lines.


 

SAMSON AGREES TO ACQUIRE BAKER, MILLING ROAD & MCGUIRE FROM KOHLER


HICKORY, N.C. -- Samson Investment Holding Company and Kolher Company entered into an agreement on Feb. 15, 2017 in which Samson agrees to acquire the furniture brands Baker, Milling Road and McGuire from Kohler. 


 
DALYN RECEIVES VISUAL DISPLAY AWARD AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET


Ronnie Jaffar of Dalyn accepts the AmericasMart Visual Display award for the rug maker's 6th floor showroom from Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at the January 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market.

ATLANTA -- Dalyn Rugs was recognized for its outstanding visual merchandising with a Visual Display award presented by AmericasMart during the winter 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market in January.

 
RIZZY HOME OPENS NY SHOWROOM IN 295 FIFTH AVENUE TEXTILE BUILDING



CALHOUN, Georgia -- Rizzy Home has announced the opening of a new showroom in the 295 Fifth Avenue building, showroom #1504, which will be open for business at the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market.



 
INVISTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 'STAINMASTER CARPET BIG 30 COMPETITION'


The team at Weber Flooring in Lenexa, Kansas wins $30,000 in the Stainmaster Carpet Big 30 Sales Competition, with checks for $15,000 each to the dealer and winning sales representatives.

Kennesaw, Georgia -- In recognition of the recent Stainmaster brand's 30th anniversary, Invista celebrated with the 'Stainmaster Carpet Big 30 Sales Competition' and awarded $30,000 to each of five winning dealers and their sales associates.


 
RUGS AMERICA DEBUTS PETS@HEART RUG COLLECTION IN HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP


Digitally printed in a three-dimensional quality, the new Pets@Heart collection of power-loomed rugs from Rugs America results from a collaboration with The Humane Society of the U.S.

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Rugs America has launched a collection of digitally printed power loomed rugs called Pets@Heart in a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.  


 
RETAIL INSIGHTS:  
CONNIE POST TALKS RUGS AT CARDI'S CUTTING-EDGE NEW STORE


Retail design strategist Connie Post was retained by Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses to target hip Millennials in its new Wareham, Mass. location, where rugs are merchandised with every furniture display in the store.

WAREHAM, Mass. -- Retail display and visual merchandising guru Connie Post has been specializing in custom solutions for home furnishings retailers for 30 years, and one of her longest-running gigs has been with Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses, a chain of 19 stores in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES REPORTS RECORD Q4 AND 22% FULL-YEAR INCREASE


CALHOUN, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. on Feb. 9, 2016 announced 2016 fourth quarter record net earnings of $234 million and diluted earnings per share of $3.13, a 22 percent increase versus prior year.




 
JAIPUR LIVING WINS FIVE 2017 DESIGN AWARDS ON TWO CONTINENTS


At Domotex 2017, Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the managing board of Deutsche Messe, presents the prestigious Carpet Design Award for Best Modern Collection to Yogesh Chaudhary and Kavita Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs.

ATLANTA-- Jaipur Living is on a winning streak, garnering 2017 international accolades that include an America's Magnificent Carpet Award, a Carpet Design Award, an ARTS award for Best in Area Rugs and additional awards in the U.S. and Germany.


 

CLIFF MEADOWS JOINS ORIAN RUGS AS REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT



ANDERSON, S.C. -- Orian Rugs has named Cliff Meadows regional vice president for the Eastern US Region.
 

 
AMER RUGS TAPPED FOR AMERICASMART VISUAL MERCHANDISING AWARD AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET


A window featuring the new Synergy collection helped earn Amer Rugs a Visual Display Award from AmericasMart for displays and vignette merchandising at its Fifth Floor permanent showroom.

ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs was honored with a Visual Design award by AmericasMart at the 2017 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


 
AREA RUG EXHIBITORS TRADING UP AT FASHION-FORWARD NY NOW -- AND THE RESULTS PAY OFF


NY Now hosted newcomers Jaipur Living and New Moon, and also saw rug vendors move or grow their footprints for improved visibility.

NEW YORK -- While the big area rug news at NY Now for winter 2017 was the debut of Jaipur Living and New Moon Rugs, several returning exhibitors expanded their booth size or relocated to better showcase their designs -- and the results paid off.



 
OBEETEE & TOP INDIAN FASHION DESIGNER LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE RUG COLLECTION AT ABC CARPET & HOME 


Obeetee's Rudra Chatterjee, right, unveils the new Proud to Be Indian campaign alongside the initiatives first designers, Indian fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, at ABC Carpet & Home.

NEW YORK -- Handmade rug maker Obeetee introduced the first area rug collection by renowned Indian bridal and fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani at ABC Carpet & Home with a launch party hosted Feb. 7 at the retailer's iconic sixth floor.

 
SERGENIAN'S & CLASSIQUE FLOORS RANK TOPS IN WFA'S 2017 GOLD STANDARD AWARDS

DALTON, Georgia – Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has announced the annual winners of the Gold Standard Award which recognizes stores that have created an outstanding consumer retail experience.


 
DOMOTEX 2017 CELEBRATES THE BEST AND THE NEW IN RUGS WORLDWIDE

Color unabashedly returns to the global array of rugs on show at Domotex 2017, with designers reveling in unrelenting brights as well as full-bodied pastels. 

HANNOVER, Germany -- Domotex 2017 lived up to its reputation as a dazzling celebration of the best and the new in world carpets.


 
JANUARY 2017 DALLAS TOTAL HOME & GIFT MARKET BOASTS STRONG ATTENDANCE 

DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center has announced that strong attendance and increased order writing created solid momentum for its recent Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24.


 
JIM SWAN, RUG INDUSTRY VETERAN, DIES AT 71

DEXTER, Mich. -- Jim Swan, a veteran sales representative in the rug industry, died on Jan. 26, 2017. He was 71. 





















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