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C.H. ROBINSON EXPECTS 2017 GLOBAL SHIPPING COSTS TO REMAIN UNSTABLE

"The coming year is bound to be volatile." --Francois Wolberg, C.H. Robinson


ATLANTA -- The global transportation industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges that will remain in 2017, according to C.H. Robinson, a global provider of third party logistics.


 
DYNAMIC RUGS WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR QUARTZ COLLECTION


Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart presents the America's Magnificent Carpet Award to Anoosha Rouhanian of  Dynamic Rugs. The company won best machine made rug in the $400.01 and up category .


ATLANTA -- Dynamic Rugs was honored with an America's Magnificents Carpet Award at the annual event's gala and presentation ceremony capping off the winter 2017 edition of the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show.



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2017 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS TRUMPET BEST IN SHOW AT HANNOVER FAIR


Winners from all eight categories in the 2017 Carpet Design Awards celebrate together following the glamorous annual ceremony held on Jan. 15  in the Innovations@DOMOTEX area.

HANNOVER, Germany -- The world's finest designer carpets and rugs have been awarded prizes at the 2017 Carpet Design Awards, held at Domotex in Hannover. --Reporting & photography by Stephen Landrigan


 
KALEEN WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR HAND-KNOTTED DESIGN EXCELLENCE


Monty Rathi, COO of Kaleen Rugs, accepts the America's Magnificent Carpets Award for for the hand-knotted rug category $0-$30 from Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at the Friday night awards ceremony.

ATLANTA -- Kaleen Rugs was rewarded for its weaving acumen with a trophy at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards held Friday, Jan. 13, at the Westin Peachtree Center ballroom, where Monty Rathi, chief operating officer, accepted the award from Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of home and rug leasing at AmericasMart.



 
LOLOI HONORED WITH TWO AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS 


Loloi Rugs scored awards for Best Licensee and Best Machine-Made Rug ($200.01 - $400) at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards gala during the Atlanta International Rug Market. Loloi's Austin Craley and Amir Loloi are on stage with Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart

ATLANTA -- Loloi Rugs was honored with two of the 11 awards bestowed on rug companies at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards gala, held on Friday, Jan. 13 in Atlanta. 


 
SURYA HONORED AT 2017 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD


Surya's Tessara rug won the America's Magnificent Carpets Award for machine made rugs $200 and under, illustrating the company's efforts to make sophisticated design more accessible to consumers.
 
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya's Tessera rug (TSE-1000) was among the winning rug designs recognized at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Award gala, held on Friday, Jan. 13 in Atlanta. 


 

CELEBRATING THE 2017 WINNERS: AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD

Celebrating the beauty and spirit of the American rug industry, the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Award honored winners from nine companies in 11 categories during the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS. 

ATLANTA -- The 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Award were held Friday, Jan. 13 at the Westin Peachtree Ballroom, with 11 winners named in a multitude of categories.


 
JAIPUR HIGHLIGHTS NEW DESIGNS, HOSTS MARKET EVENTS

For winter markets, Jaipur adds new designs to its rug collections, including growing its award-winning indoor-outdoor Desert collection, shown.

ATLANTA -- In addition to showcasing a number of new designs to its own collection and its license programs, Jaipur Living will host market events not only today in Atlanta but in Las Vegas as well.


 
SURYA UNVEILS LAVISH AMERICASMART SHOWROOM RENOVATION


Surya celebrates its 40th anniversary with a major renovation of its AmericasMart showroom, unveiling the new space during winter market. From left is Jim Curtain and Satya Tiwari of Surya; Karen Greaber, Mark Furlet and Jenny Heinzen York of AmericasMart; John Haste and Seth King of Surya.

ATLANTA -- Surya celebrated its 40th anniversary and a renovation of its enormous 11th-floor showroom with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 


 
NEW MOON RUGS FEATURED AT DOMOTEX'S THE WORLD OF FLOORING


New Moon's newest Terra collection, crafted of Tibetan wool and Chinese silk, will debut at Domotext.

HANOVER, Germany -- New Moon, the company known for its fine rugs hand-crafted in Nepal, brings the new Terra range to Domotex's The World of Flooring showcase.



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ORIENTALIST HOME OPENS FIRST AMERICASMART SHOWROOM


Orientalist Home's Gady Yesilcay, owner, cuts the ribbon  at his inaugural Atlanta showroom, while Tatiana Grilo, also of Orientalist Home, and Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart look on.

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS officially opened on Jan. 11 with ribbon cuttings at the AmericasMart for new showrooms. At Orientalist Home, Gady Yesilcay, owner, cuts the ribbon while Tatiana Grilo, also of Orientalist Home, and Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart look on.



 
AMER CELEBRATES RECORD BREAKING 2016; DEBUTS 13 COLLECTIONS & NEW ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWROOM


Strong geometries infuse Vector by Amer rugs, which features a hand-tufted loop construction.


ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs kicks off the winter market season celebrating a record breaking 2016 with a Bollywood-inspired party on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at its AmericasMart showroom, 1-5D-2.



 
FEIZY DONATES $20,000 TO THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

DALLAS -- As a family business operating in developing nations, Feizy is dedicated to providing for families around the globe, particularly in the least developed countries, where one child out of every four is involved in some form of dangerous labor.


 
INTRODUCING RUGNEWS.COM DIGITAL MAGAZINES; UP FIRST, THE RUG BUYER'S GUIDE TO GREENERY
RugNews.com debuts its first digital publication, which offers market buyers a comprehensive collection of area rugs in the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- RugNews.com editors announce the premier of RugNews.com digital magazines!


 
MICKEY MORREN, 50-YEAR RUG INDUSTRY VETERAN, DIES AT 85


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - Michel "Mickey" V. Morren, a 50-year veteran of the rug industry, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Robert Wood University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.  He was 85.


 
HENZEL STUDIO AND PADDLE8 AUCTION 23 ART RUGS TO BENEFIT GOODWEAVE


Henzel Studio and Paddle8 Auctions 23 Art Rugs to Benefit GoodWeave including pieces such as this Marilyn Monroe by Pop artist Andy Warhol.

Washington, D.C. -- Swedish luxury rug manufacturer Henzel Studio has partnered with Paddle8 for an auction of 23 rugs which takes place Jan. 9 - 23, 2017. The auction will benefit GoodWeave.


 
NOURISON AT WINTER MARKETS: IMPERIAL DRAGONS, NEW TEXTURES, VIVID COLORS

The new Dynasty Emperor design by celebrity designer Barclay Butera will be unveiled at Nourison showrooms in Atlanta and Las Vegas in two colorways (shown in cream).

SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison focuses on vivid color, imperial dragons and basket weave textures for the upcoming Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets.


 
SURYA INTRODUCES 27 RUG COLLECTIONS & 300-PLUS NEW RUGS FOR WINTER MARKETS

Among Surya's new hand-knotted introductions is the Boho Chic Festival #1002.

ATLANTA -- Atlanta market shoppers will be among the first to see Surya's major debut of 27 rug collections and more than 300 new rugs, in a range of looks, price points, and constructions.


 
MARKET HIT LIST: THE RUG INDUSTRY'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WINTER FASHIONS,  PART 2


ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS -- Winter markets prove a bohemian rhapsody as the the area rug industry continues to embrace the style's effervescent and infectious love of pattern and color. 



 
MARKET HIT LIST: THE RUG INDUSTRY'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WINTER FASHIONS, PART 1



ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS -- Bold colors and updated classics are the trends to watch at winter markets beginning next week in Atlanta, then heading west to Dallas and Las Vegas. Still rug makers are keeping gray in their back pockets, but bringing out the vibrant brights to hasten a January thaw. 




















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