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NY NOW RUG EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE ECLECTIC LOOKS WITH FOCUS ON BOHO 

 

NEW YORK -- Exhibitors in the rug category presented an eclectic portfolio of design styles at this week's NY NOW, held Aug. 12 - 15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 


 
 
KARASTAN EXECS DETAIL NEW SCOTT LIVING LICENSING PROGRAM


Kelly Moore and Erika Banks of Mohawk Home discuss Karastan's thought process behind the collaboration with Scott Living, the lifetyle home brand by Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV fame.

LAS VEGAS -- Mohawk Home/Karastan executives Kelly Moore, senior vice president of sales at Karastan, and Erika Banks, head of product development, share the company's strategy behind the new Scott Living program.


 
THE CLASSICS REVISITED: MUST-SEE NEW LOOKS AT THE RUG SHOW NEW YORK


NEW YORK -- When the Rug Show NY opens on August 25, the 2018 edition's exhibitors will make directional fashion statements with designs based on traditional motifs, many around for millenniums.

 


 
NJ CHAPTER OF ASID ANNOUNCES 2018 DESIGN SYMPOSIUM & TRADE SHOW

Interior designer Ghislaine Viñas is keynote speaker at "Design IT: It's in Our DNA"
 


FREEHOLD, N.J., Aug. 10, 2018 -- The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will hold its 2018 Design Symposium & Industry Trade Show at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12.


 
KABUL CARPET EXPORT CENTER OPENS TO FACILITATE AFGHAN CARPET PURCHASES BY IMPORTERS


The Kabul Carpet Export Center management team meet in Charleston, S.C. From left, John Mattin, Assad Mattin, Alex Zahir, Najlla Habibyar, Rob Leahy and Richard Ringrose. Not pictured, Steve Landrigan.

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will provide funding to set up the Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC), a program designed to create jobs in Afghanistan by facilitating the purchase of area rugs by importers and wholesalers.


 
SOLID STATE OF GIFT & HOME INDUSTRIES FUEL VIBRANT LAS VEGAS MARKET


LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Fifty-four new permanent showrooms, several major expansions, nearly 150 new-to-market exhibitors and numerous show-only specials attracted enthusiastic U.S. and international buyers to Las Vegas Market last week.


 
LAUREN RUGS SCORE AT SUMMER MARKETS; DEBUTING NEXT IN NEW YORK AND HIGH POINT


New Lauren Ralph Lauren rugs premiere in a mix of styles, with traditional scoring high with online retailers. Camille is power-loomed of polypropylene with classic colors and center medallion.


LAS VEGAS -- Safavieh unveiled an extensive collection of Lauren Ralph Lauren Home area rugs at July markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, with rollouts planned for NY Home Fashions Market, Sept. 24-27, and High Point Market in October.
 


 
RUGS AMERICA PREMIERES NEW 295 FIFTH SHOWROOM AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


FARMINGDALE, NY -- Rugs America, which opened its first showroom in New York's Textile Building in September 2016, now doubles the size of its spaces in 295 Fifth Avenue in time for the York Home Fashions Market.


 
LAS VEGAS MARKET: A WAVE OF HOT PRODUCTS & BRAVE BUYERS, PART 1

 

LAS VEGAS --  Despite record-breaking summer temps throughout much of the country, area rug buyers braved the heat to check out hot new introductions and take selfies with industry celebrities at Las Vegas Market.


 
LAS VEGAS MARKET: A WAVE OF HOT PRODUCTS & BRAVE BUYERS, PART 2


LAS  VEGAS -- RugNews.com continues its exclusive Las Vegas Market report in Part 2, where new showrooms, fresh designs and hot design events made headlines.
 

 
 
TAMARIAN CARPETS TO 'BEND REALITY' WITH INTERACTIVE SELFIE STATION AT THE RUG SHOW NEW YORK


Visitors to Tamarian's stand at the Rug Show New York this month will find fashion colors like those in Stratum PW Tawdry, as well as an interactive selfie booth for social media.

NEW YORK -- Tamarian Carpets, one of the area rug industry's top importers, has announced that their 2018 Rug Show New York booth will feature a "Selfie Station" to give attendees an interactive social media experience. 


 

ROOM & BOARD BUSINESS INTERIORS NAMES TIM DUFFY NATIONAL KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER


Minneapolis, MN -- Room & Board Business Interiors (BI), the commercial side of the Minneapolis-based modern furniture company, has created the position of National Key Account Manager to better serve the business, hospitality, workplace and A&D community.


 
COURISTAN CELEBRATES NEW LAS VEGAS MARKET SHOWROOM


Couristan execs, Len Andolino, Steve Couri, Ron Couri, Evan Couri, Robert Moomjy and Marlys Giordano celebrate their expansive new 4,530 square-foot World Market Center showroom, B360, on July 29, opening day of Las Vegas Market.


 
LAS VEGAS MARKET: GUIDE TO SUMMER'S TOP AREA RUGS


LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market opens today with plenty of new showrooms, new products in fresh new colors and novel constructions, and 50-plus showrooms featuring area rugs across the three-building World Market campus.


 
 
RIZZY PREMIERES THREE STEP-UP GOSSAMER COLLECTIONS, PLUS PET PERFORMANCE RUGS 


Rizzy Home combines its expertise in hand work and machine weaving to create its new Artistry collection in 10 designs, which are 60 percent handmade of New Zealand wool and viscose.
 
LAS VEGAS -- Following a strong response from retailers treated to sneak peeks at Atlanta Market, Rizzy Home heads to its World Market Center showroom (B355) with big news in new product developments and an expanded trade show strategy.
 

 
ORIENTAL WEAVERS PREMIERES SIX NEW COLLECTIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


First introduced at Oriental Weavers' AmericasMart showroom  in July, the Toscana collection in this display illustrates the artistry of the new machine-woven line, with yarns streaming from the center rug as they would from a hand-knotted piece.

LAS VEGAS-- Oriental Weavers showcases its weaving acumen and innovation with six new collections, and lots of line extensions to excite Las Vegas Market shoppers interested in fresh designs and palettes, and Made in America products.


 
KARASTAN KICKS OFF 'DESIGN CONCEPTS' PROGRAM AT LAS VEGAS MARKET, TARGETS INTERIOR DESIGNERS


The new Karastan Design Concepts program formally premieres in Las Vegas with 10 collections in a comprehensive range of fibers and price points, with custom options and more. 


LAS VEGAS -- With a successful soft launch at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market earlier this month, Karastan will formally introduce Karastan Design Concepts at its World Market showroom (C312) at Las Vegas Market, July 29 - Aug. 2.


 
MUST-SEE CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS AT THE SUMMER 2018 RUG SHOW NY


NEW YORK -- With 50-plus of the world's top area rug makers on show at the upcoming Rug Show New York, top retailers and designers on the hunt for the latest looks in luxury rugs have plenty of options to choose from. 


 
RETAIL INSIGHTS: HOW BRUCE ODETTE BUILT CARPET EXCHANGE INTO A $100 MILLION COLORADO CHAIN
 
 
Bruce Odette gives an inside view of his Colorado floor covering businesses -- Carpet Exchange, Colorado Carpet and Rug, and the Flooring Group.

DENVER -- Don't be fooled by its name: 17-store Carpet Exchange didn't get to be a $100-million industry powerhouse by limiting its offerings to broadloom carpet. President Bruce Odette shares his blueprint for success with RugNews.com.


 

FEIZY RUGS HOSTS AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER KERRIE KELLY AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's leading area rug manufacturers, will host award-winning designer Kerrie Kelly at a cocktail reception on July 30 in its World Market Center showroom, C180, at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.






















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