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INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS AND AMERICASMART FINALIZE DEAL

LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers (IMC) announced today the completion of the acquisition of AmericasMart Atlanta.
 

 
 
AMER RUGS NAMES JOHN MENDEZ REGIONAL MANAGER; PROMOTES SANDY BONE TO CREATIVE DIRECTOR



NORCROSS, Georgia -- Amer Rugs has announced the appointment of industry veteran John Mendez as regional manager for the New York-New Jersey region, and the promotion of Sandy Bone to creative director.  


 
 JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES FOUR EVENTS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


A meet and greet with Nikki Chu, whose new home design show on Aspire TV called Unboxed with Nikki Chu premiered in July, is on the roster of events at Jaipur Living's Las Vegas showroom.

ACWORTH, Georgia -- Jaipur Living, Inc. announces four events to be held at its World Market Center showroom (B-424) at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, in addition to showcasing seven new collections and 44 new line extensions to existing collections for summer 2018.


 
ATLANTA RUG MARKET SHOWROOM TOUR -PEOPLE & PARTIES, JULY 2018


ATLANTA -- The summer 2018 edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market was a success according to rug vendors, who measured results based on the quality of retailers in attendance, and orders written.


 

 FLOORS & MORE BUYING GROUP STIRS UP RENEWED INTEREST IN AREA RUGS


"We obviously need to and want to do more with rugs." -- Vinnie Virga, CEO, Floors & More



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Among the many buying groups, Floors & More - which oversees Big Bob's Flooring Outlet and Floor to Ceiling - is viewed as most likely to seek new opportunities within and beyond the floor covering space.


 
FEIZY FOCUSES RUG DEBUTS ON FOUR FASHION-FORWARD TREND THEMES

Part of Feizy's Painterly Hand trend, Cecily is a power-loomed collection inspired by the company's one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs.

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas-based rug maker Feizy is set to showcase four fashion-forward trend groupings, which will encompass several new collections from both the company's Fine and Lifestyles assortments at this July's Las Vegas Market.


 
SIX AREA RUG SHOWROOMS RELOCATE AT AMERICASMART AS FIFTH FLOOR GOES COMMERCIAL


Ribbon cutting ceremonies on opening day of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market celebrated new area rug showrooms. From top left: Liberty, Amer, Anadol, HRI, Kashanian and Safavieh.

ATLANTA -- Six showrooms were relocated in Building 1 at AmericasMart just in time for the July Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


 
SAFAVIEH PRESENTS LIFESTYLE LOOKS, CROSS-CATEGORY PRODUCTS IN NEW AMERICASMART SHOWROOM

Safavieh moves to a larger showroom on the third floor to showcase its cross-category lifestyle home products. At the ribbon cutting event are Kevin Malkewicz of AmericasMart, with Safavieh's Debbie Coontz, Zsuzsanna Winn, Darioush Yaraghi, Arash Yaraghi, Cyrus Yaraghi, Tiffany Yaraghi and Ashley Yaraghi. 

ATLANTA -- Safavieh was feted by AmericasMart with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new high profile showroom in Building 1, 3-F2 on opening day of the summer 2018 edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.


 
COURISTAN RELEASES TREND VIDEOS, #BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN IN RUN UP TO VEGAS MARKET

Couristan explores key 2018 looks with a series of videos running prior to Vegas. Shown, the outdoor Xanadu Coyoacan design from Shock Value trend

FORT LEE, N.J. -- As part of its continued re-branding strategy, Couristan will release a series of trend-focused videos beginning this week based on the company's inaugural trend report introduced earlier this year.


 
LOLOI BREAKS GROUND ON NEW 650,000 SQUARE FOOT DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA
  
Cyrus Loloi and Amir Loloi (4th and 5th from left) are joined by Loloi execs, city and state officials at the groundbreaking for the company's new Georgia distribution center. 

ATLANTA -- Loloi celebrated the groundbreaking for its new distribution center to be built in Cartersville, Georgia, at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 11, opening day of the July 2018 Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


 
KARASTAN COLLABORATES WITH HGTV'S PROPERTY BROTHERS ON NEW RUG COLLECTIONS


HGTV's Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, partner with Mohawk Home's Karastan on a new signature area rug program to debut during Las Vegas Market. 

DALTON, Ga. -- Mohawk Home and and Scott Living -- a home line by Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV's Property Brothers  -- are partnering on a new rug collection,  rolling out during Las Vegas Market.


 
WWF ANNOUCES 'TOMORROW'S TIGERS' FUNDRAISING PROJECT WITH ARTIST RUGS PRODUCED BY CHRISTOPHER FARR


Sotheby's London will exhibit limited edition rugs designed by contemporary artists and produce by Christopher Farr as part of a WWF fundraising project, Tomorrow's Tigers. Shown, detail of rug by G. Hume

LONDON -- WWF announces Tomorrow's Tigers, a major new fundraising project, featuring specially commissioned limited edition art rugs by 11 internationally renowned artists. 


 
AMER UNVEILS SCORES OF NEW PRODUCTS FOR SUMMER SHOPPERS


Amer Rugs will introduce 13 new collections at its new Atlanta showroom, as well as line extensions to popular collections.  Shown, the wool and silk Majestic with hand carving.

ATLANTA -- During the upcoming International Area Rug Market, Amer Rugs, which is experiencing its highest level of orders in its history, will introduce 13 new collections -- making 2018 its busiest year for roll outs to date.


 
 
LOLOI ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY RIBBON CUTTING EVENT, PLUS ATLANTA 2018 INTRODUCTIONS 


Loloi breaks ground for a new distribution facility in nearby Cartersville and debuts a selection of new area rug collections during the summer Atlanta market. Above a new hand-knotted Khalid collection rug reworks a classic Moroccan look.

ATLANTA -- Loloi will break ground on its new distribution center with a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 11-15. The company  also introduces several new area rug collections for market-goers.


 
 
 KALEEN ROLLS OUT NEW COLLECTIONS, LINE EXTENSIONS FOR JULY MARKETS


Kaleen expects the new Rachel Ray Home Agora collection, a hand-tufted line, to become one of the company's best-sellers.

ATLANTA -- The Dalton-based Kaleen is unveiling several new area rug collections and line extensions in its most popular constructions during summer markets beginning in Atlanta, July 11-15. 


 
STARK AND FLOOR COVERINGS BY CPA COLLABORATE TO CREATE  EXCLUSIVE NEW BRAND, CPA BY STARK

NEW YORK -- Luxury carpet and rug maker Stark announced today a new partnership with Denver-based Floor Coverings by CPA to create a new brand called CPA by Stark debuting this fall. 


 
SURYA TO LAUNCH 500+ NEW ACCESSORIES AND INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY AT ATLANTA MARKET


Among the hundreds of new releases during summer market in Atlanta is Surya's hand-knotted Herkimer collection.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya announces the introduction of over 500 accessories additions to its extensive product offering with new products debuting across every category including rugs, lighting, accent furniture, wall décor and textiles. 



 
JAIPUR LIVING DEBUTS 7 NEW AREA RUG COLLECTIONS, PLUS 44 NEW DESIGNS, AND ATLANTA  EVENTS


Jaipur Living adds to its popular Polaris collection of indoor outdoor rugs featuring Turkish inspired motifs. Shown, POL06

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living debuts seven new area rug collections and adds 44 fresh designs to existing lines -- it also announces its Atlanta market events.


 
AMER SCORES DESIGN AWARD FOR 'LEGACY 2018' CATALOG

 
Underscoring its heritage as weaver of hand-knotted rugs, Amer's award-winning 'Legacy 2018' catalog is devoted to its 24 hand-knot collections. On the cover is Tania Gupta, a third-generation member of Amer's founding family. 

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer Rugs has won the prestigious American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the third time in the past four years, the latest for its Legacy 2018 Catalog.


 
 
KAS RUGS UNVEILS 4TH ANNUAL LOOK BOOK AT SUMMER MARKETS

 
The new KAS catalog features 280 pages and 70 collections which are merchandised into four lifestyle categories, presenting an easy to read overview of the company's trend-driven products. 

SOMERSET, N.J. -- Set to premiere at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, the KAS 2018 Look Book has been designed as a complete overview of the company's product innovations and style. 






















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