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GIFT FOR LIFE AND AMERICASMART FORM LIFELINE PROGRAM TO FUND FOOD AND WATER FOR NATURAL DISASTER VICTIMS 

ATLANTA -- The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water provisions organized by Gift For Life and AmericasMart Atlanta.


 
 
OBEETEE LAUNCHES DIFFA COLLECTION, NEW QUICK SHIP EXPRESS PROGRAM


The Obeetee team and the designers of the DIFFA collection pose with strike-offs of their designs at the launch party and silent auction on Oct. 18.

NEW YORK -- Obeetee celebrated the official launch of its new DIFFA collection on Oct. 18 at a silent auction hosted in its spacious 12th floor loft showroom on 25th Street here.


 
ETHAN ALLEN GOES ALL OUT WITH DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY -- AND RUGS
 

Ethan Allen's new location in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood is more design resource center than furniture store. 

ATLANTA -- At 85, Ethan Allen is learning some new tricks, all evidenced at its new Atlanta design center where a sleek, modern interior, cutting-edge technologies, and relevant product collections up the game. Tracy Paccione, senior VP of merchandising, sits down with RugNews.com to talk shop -- and rugs. 



 
LOLOI AND RIFLE PAPER CREATE LIMITED EDITION PILLOW FOR HURRICANE RELIEF


Loloi and Rifle Paper collaborated on the Texas Wildflowers pillow with 100 percent of sales going to hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other affected areas.

DALLAS  -- Loloi has partnered with renowned stationary and lifestyle brand, Rifle Paper Co., to design a limited-edition hurricane relief pillow.


 
AMER HIRES BRETT BAKER AS NATIONAL SALES MANGER

DALTON, Ga. -- Brett Baker has been named national sales manager for Amer Rugs, a newly created position, the company announced at High Point Market.


 

KALEEN TAPS FORWOOD FOR KEY MANAGEMENT POST


DALTON, Ga. -- Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom has appointed industry veteran Jeff Forwood to fill a key management role, according to an announcement today by Monty Rathi, COO.



 
INDUSTRY LEADER, MASTERLOOM PRESIDENT NASSER RAHMANAN DIES

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Two-time ORIA president and industry veteran Nasser Rahmanan has died. Rahmanan was the president of hand-woven rug importer Masterlooms.



 
RACHEL RAY & KALEEN HOSTS SPECIAL EVENT TO UNVEIL FIRST RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET

Blake Dennard and Monty Rathi of Kaleen flank new licensing partner Rachael Ray at their Showplace showroom, where the celeb made a surprise appearance for the launch of her new Rachael Ray Home collection of rugs to the delight of fans and High Point Market shoppers.  


 
THE EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO AREA RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 1


HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The October 2017 edition of High Point Market opens Saturday, but shoppers have plenty to do and see at showrooms getting a head start on Friday. 


 
THE EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO AREA RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 2


HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Check out Part 2 of RugNews.com's definitive guide to area rugs at the October 2017 edition of High Point Market, where there is plenty to do for shoppers getting an early start on Friday. 


 
SURYA TO UNVEIL 23 NEW RUG COLLECTIONS, HUNDREDS OF ACCESSORIES AT HIGH POINT MARKET


A detail of a debuting wool design from the collection hints at the fresh new fashion and color directions Surya will present in its High Point introductions. 

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is set to introduce hundreds of new accessories spanning the full spectrum of lifestyles and price points at the upcoming High Point Market with the goal of offering limitless design possibilities.


 

VENUS WILLIAMS' FIRM JOINS DESIGNERS FOR OBEETEE CARPET COLLECTION TO BENEFIT DIFFA


NEW YORK -- Obeetee announces the addition of Venus Williams' V Starr Interiors to its roster of talented creatives designing area rugs for the hand-woven carpet maker's exclusive DIFFA Collection, which will kick off its new quick-ship program, Obeetee Express. 


 
NOT-TO-BE-MISSED RUG EVENTS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- From ribbon cuttings to tailgate parties, anniversaries and talks with top celebrity designers, rug companies are hosting a bevy of not-to-be missed events with live entertainment, food and drinks, prizes and more.


 
RUG SALES TRENDING HIGHER IN Q 3-4, RETAILERS PROJECT STRONG 2017 CLOSE


Retailers weigh in on the third and fourth quarter of 2017. From top left: Gerry Yost, Avalon Flooring, Phil Koufidakis, Baker Bros., Teri Whittaker, R.C. Willey, Sam Presnell, The Rug Gallery, Bill Martin, Rugs Direct, and David Snedeker, Nebraska Furniture Mart.


SPECIAL REPORT -- In this exclusive industry survey, RugNews.com speaks with retailers from a range of channels about performance in Q3 and expectations for the fourth quarter to close out 2017.



 
 SURYA TO HOST SERIES OF EVENTS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET





CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya continues its tradition of presenting events where High Point Market attendees can expand their industry knowledge and network with peers and influencers over daily complimentary catered meals, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Showplace 4100.




 
LOLOI AND ED ELLEN DEGENERES GROW PARTNERSHIP WITH FIVE COLLECTIONS DEBUTING IN HIGH POINT


Loloi's popular ED Ellen DeGeneres program unveils its first outdoor rug collections, including Napa, which updates African mud cloth motifs with words expressing Ellen's personal values. 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi is growing its successful ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection of area rugs, pillows and throws, adding five new collections set to premiere at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 14-18, in its showroom, IHFC Design Center, Space 320.


 
 
NOURISON NAMES LIPKIN VP OF HOSPITALITY SALES

SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lipkin as Vice President of Hospitality Sales.


 
KALEEN RELEASES SNEAK PEEK IMAGES OF INAUGURAL RACHAEL RAY RUGS


This vibrant rug design is from Soho, one of three Rachael Ray Home collections that Kaleen will introduce at High Point Market.


HIGH POINT -- Just a few days prior
to the opening of October 2017's High Point Market, Kaleen releases the first images of the 34 rugs in its Rachael Ray Home collection premiering at the company's showroom, Showplace suite 2345.


 
NOURISON INTRODUCES CHRISTOPHER GUY, NEW HAND-KNOTTED DESIGNS AND HUNDREDS OF ONE-OF-A-KINDS
Nourison debuts fresh hand-knotted area rugs (shown, the Lucent collection), unveils the latest from Kathy Ireland Home and its new Christopher Guy collection. 

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison will be introducing the Christopher Guy area rug collection, new hand-knotted designs, and hundreds of one-of-a-kind rugs at the upcoming High Point Market.

 
JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES FALL MARKET EVENTS, PREVIEWS INTRODUCTIONS 

Jaipur Living introduces intricate globaly inspired patterns in delicate colorways in Rize, one of 19 collections debuting at High Point Market.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Jaipur Living will introduce a highly-curated selection of new products at High Point Market, including 19 new collections encompassing hand-knots, tufted rugs, machine-mades and flatweaves.




















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