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OBEETEE ROLLS OUT BROADLOOM LINE; DEBUTS FURNITURE BRAND AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET


During New York Home Fashions Market, Obeetee showcased its new assortment of handmade broadlooms; and a new furniture brand, Manor & Mews.

NEW YORK -- In addition to showing off the company's spacious new New York City showroom during New York Home Fashions Market, rug maker Obeetee unveiled its expansion not only into the handmade broadloom category but into the furniture segment as well with the launch of a new sister company called Manor & Mews.
 

 
 
JAIPUR LIVING INTRODUCES NEW ARTISAN ROW ONLINE-ONLY MARKETPLACE

Jaipur Living's Artisan Row features more than 800 handmade rugs, crafted by artisans in India using traditional hand-knot techniques, and sold exclusively through the company's  new online marketplace.

ATLANTA -- In a continuing effort to bring dignity back to artisanal craft, Jaipur Living unveils Artisan Row by Jaipur Living, an exclusive online marketplace showcasing over 800 one-of-a-kind and limited edition luxury rugs at exceptional values. 


 

NYICS ANTIQUES PAVILION OFFERS INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT, REINVENTS TRADITION


The Antiques Pavilion at NYICS featured exhibitors and pedigreed carpets and textiles from Europe, Turkey, the U.S. and Canada.


NEW YORK -- Retailers and designers at the 12th annual New York International Carpet Show found an international potpourri of antique and vintage dealers at the exhibition's first Antiques Pavilion, which was set in a separate wing to create a distinctive atmosphere.   


 

WOVEN GRAFFITI: AFGHAN WAR PROTEST RUG A SHOWSTOPPER AT NYICS

Hratch Kozibeyokian, an exhibitor and lecturer at NYICS 2016, poses in front of a 13' x 13' Afghan War Protest Rug on view at the annual event. 


NEW YORK -- A showstopper at the entrance to the New York International Carpet Show, held Sept 11 -13, 2016 at Manhattan's Terminal Warehouse, a 13' x 13' Afghan War Protest Rug heralded the rich symbology and storytelling of prized pieces displayed by dealers participating in the event's inaugural Antiques Pavilion. 


 

RUG MAKERS ROLL OUT HOTTEST LOOKS FOR NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

NEW YORK -- The Fall 2016 New York Home Fashions Market running from Sept. 19-22 will offer big box retailers, discounters and domestics chains a chance to pick up last minute buys for spring, and shop the rug industry's hottest trends for fall 2017. 


 
NOURISON LAUNCHES ONLINE PRODUCT REVIEWS ON WEBSITE


Online products, such as the pictured handmade Silk Shadow collection rug, now will be open to customer reviews on Nourison's website.


SADDLE BROOK, N.J. --  Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has launched a robust online product review system on their website.



 
CHICAGO RUG RETAILER MARK ALLEGRETTI DIES


Long-time Chicago-area rug retailer Mark Allegretti, founder of Allegretti Rug Masters, pictured at an event at his store.


CHICAGO -- Mark A. Allegretti, president of Allegretti Rug Masters, a long-time Chicago area rug retailer, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 following a lingering illness. He was 68. 


 
JONATHAN ADLER TAKES CENTER STAGE AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW


Celebrity designer Jonathan Adler visits the Amadi Carpet booth at the New York International Carpet Show prior to his keynote address on 'designer day' at the show, held at the Terminal Warehouse, Sept. 11-13, 2016.  From left: Zubair Ahmadi, Jonathan Adler, Murtaza Ahmadi, president NYICS, and Assad Ahmadi.




 

JAIPUR LIVING PREVIEWS NEW ARTISAN ROW COLLECTION AT NYICS, READIES ONLINE HAND-KNOT MARKETPLACE

Dramatic imagery contrasts the artisan crafted hand-knotted luxury rugs on display at the Jaipur Living space at New York International Carpet Show 2016 this week at the Terminal Warehouse.


NEW YORK --Attendees at the New York International Carpet Show held Sept.11-13, 2016 will be the first to preview the Artisan Row by Jaipur Living collection of hand-picked limited edition and one of a kind luxury hand knots.  


 

PREVIEW PARTY PROVIDES SNEAK PEEK OF NYICS 2016


A dramatic gallery-style entrance greets guests arriving at the New York International Carpet Show 2016 at the Terminal Warehouse. 


NEW YORK -- Rug industry execs, dealers and designers converged on the Terminal Warehouse also known as "The Tunnel" on Saturday evening Sept. 10, for a sneak peek at the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) 2016, which runs from Sept. 11-13.


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NYICS FEATURES FIRST GOODWEAVE RUG PAVILION


NEW YORK-- The annual New York International Carpet Show has partnered with the 501c(3) nonprofit organization GoodWeave, and will include a dedicated pavilion hosting GoodWeave certified members at this year's show, held Sept. 11-13.



 
 

LOUIS DE POORTERE INTROUDCES 'HAUTE COUTURE' AT THE RUG SHOW


Agra from the 80-design Haute Couture collection by Louis De Poortere will officially debut  in the U.S.at The Rug Show in N.Y.


NEW YORK -- Louis de Poortere is unveiling the much-anticipated Haute Couture collection at The Rug Show at the Javits Center here from Sept. 10 - 13, following its debut last week at Maison & Objet in Paris.


 

LAPCHI DESIGN STUDIO DEBUTS NEARLY 50 NEW STYLES AT THE RUG SHOW 

Nathan Tucker, who heads up Lapchi's Chicago showroom, stands in front of  a wool and silk rug from Waveforms, a collection he designed.


NEW YORK -- Bespoke area rug atelier Lapchi, with showrooms in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore., shares its expectations for its inaugural The Rug Show at Javits, which will serve as a platform for presenting nearly 50 new rugs available exclusively through Chicago's Lapchi Rug Design Studio.



 

SAMAD TO DEBUT 'REVOLUTIONARY' MACHINE-MADE COLLECTION AT THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS

Samad introduces Nirvana, a new machine-made transitional collection that marries technology and hand artistry, pictured in the Peace design.


NEW YORK -- Samad, known in the past several decades as a go-to source for fine handmade decorative rugs, introduces its first machine-made rug collection at The Rug Show, running from September 10-13.


 

TRANS-OCEAN WINS ICFA'S TOP AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN OUTDOOR RUGS AND FLOORING


Designed by Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean, Akumal from the new Ravella collection has been awarded the International Casual Furniture Association's top honor in the outdoor rug category.


HIGH POINT -- Trans-Ocean Imports has been awarded the 2016 Design Excellence Award in the outdoor rugs and flooring category by the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA).


 
PERSIAN GALLERY NY CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY WITH  MARKET WEEK EVENT


Persian Gallery NY presents an antique 17th Century Brussels Mythological Tapestry, size 12'0"H x 13'9"W, depicting The Judgment of Paris.

NEW YORK -- Persian Rug Gallery New York is celebrating its 45th anniversary during the Fall Markets, with a cocktail reception in the company's our showroom on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


 
TAYSE REVAMPS WEBSITE TO BOOST FUNCTIONALITY

Tayse Rugs unveils a newly designed website featuring a fresh look and new features.


CALHOUN, Ga. -- Tayse Rugs introduces a newly designed website featuring new images and functionality.


 
RETAIL INSIGHTS: DAVID MINK ON 20 YEARS WITH MACY'S FINE RUG GALLERY

David Mink, CEO of Kenneth Mink, Inc., discusses the company's nearly 20-year exclusive partnership with Macy's, opportunities for growth and the changing consumer in an interview with RugNews.com.

SWEDESBORO, N.J. -- Rug customers in the northeast usually shop for different styles than their counterparts on the West Coast, and no one knows this better than David Mink.


 

SURYA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SURYA SPACES CONTEST


Palm Singh of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Sacramento won the first place prize of $1,000 in Surya products for this modern zen space featuring Surya rugs and home decor.


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has named the winners of the third round of its popular Surya Spaces Contest. In early July, the brand invited its customers to submit photos of their favorite design projects featuring Surya rugs and accessories for the chance to win up to $1,000 toward Surya products. 


 

ARTS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED; FIVE RUG VENDORS NAMED


DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the finalists for the 28th annual ARTS Awards.




















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