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CREATIVE MATTERS TAKES ART DAY WORKSHOPS TO DOMOTEX 2019;
           NAMED FINALIST IN CARPET DESIGN AWARDS
 
A Creative Matters rug designed for Toronto's Anndore House hotel lobby is a finalist for a Domotex 2019 Carpet Design Award in the Best Interior category. Photo: Simon Tannenbaum 
 

TORONTO, Canada -- Creative Matters, a custom floor and wallcoverings source for designers and architects, will present its interactive Art Day workshops for rug design enthusiasts at Domotex in Hannover.

 
 
CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN 8 CATEGORIES

Jurgen Dahlmans (center) poses with Rug Star team members with rugs from the Persian weave New Classic collection in "KingsRobe" a finalist in the Carpet Design Awards Best Communications category.


HANNOVER - The finalists for the 14th Carpet Design Awards have been chosen, and will be on show at Domotex 2019, where winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hall 9 on Jan. 12.
 

 
SURYA SHOWCASES LIVING CORAL ACCESSORIES & RUGS AT WINTER MARKET

Surya will showcase an assortment of area rugs and accessories in Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at winter markets.

ATLANTA -- Surya will be spotlighting an array of accessories in Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at the Atlanta and Dallas winter markets.


 
 
FEIZY RUGS UNVEILS LATEST DESIGNS AT UPCOMING LAS VEGAS MARKET

Feizy introduces its 2019 trends at winter market in Las Vegas and the hand-knotted Lyra collection is part of a design direction that recasts Art Deco designs for modern tastes.


DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is set to showcase its latest styles at this January's Las Vegas Market. 





 
RUGNEWS.COM RELEASES 2019 TRADE SHOW CALENDAR

STAFF REPORT -- The 2019 trade show calendar published by RugNews.com presents perennial favorites and new opportunities for exposure of area rugs to a broad international audience.


 
LIVING CORAL - THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2019
 
Living Coral, the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, is an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. 

NEW YORK -- Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral is named the color of 2019 for its warmth, comfort buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
 

 
ORIAN DEBUTS NEW HIGHER-END PALMETTO LIVING BRAND, RENAMES SHOWROOMS


ANDERSON, N.C. -- In time for winter markets, Orian is launching a new brand called Palmetto Living to better target the needs of furniture stores and specialty business seeking mid-priced goods and is migrating 17 collections to the label.
 


 
WITH BIG PLANS, BRANDON CULPEPPER IS CONFIDENT ORIAN'S 2019 WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN A RECORD 2018


Orian's  Brandon Culpepper, chief revenue officer, sits down in an exclusive interview with RugNews.com and shares some major 2019 Orian news.

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Orian's Brandon Culpepper, who helped lay the groundwork for some mega changes at the U.S. rug manufacturer, which posted historic sales gains in 2018 of 15 percent, pencils in another record-breaker for 2019.


 
RUG COMPANIES ON THE MOVE AT LAS VEGAS MARKET: NEW AND RELOCATED SHOWROOMS


Dalyn, Chandra, Mastour, and Orian expand or relocate, while FJ Kashanian (pictured) opens its first Las Vegas showroom.

LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Several rug companies are represented in the nearly 90,000 square feet of new, expanding and relocating home décor showrooms confirmed for 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market, running Jan. 27 - Jan. 31, 2019.


 
PERENNIALS WINS INTERIOR DESIGN'S BEST OF YEAR AWARD FOR RUGS; FIVE RUG BRANDS ALSO LAUDED

From the Best of Year category-winning collection in rugs, the Rose design by Martyn Thompson for Perennials is hand knotted of solution-dyed acrylic yarn. 


NEW YORK -- The annual Best of Year (BoY) awards by Interior Design magazine honored the Martyn Thompson collection by Perennials Rugs as BoY 2018 winner in the carpet and rugs category.


 
WEBER ORIENTAL RUGS SELLS BUSINESS TO TAMPA BAY DEALER

 
Weber Oriental Rugs has been sold after 40 years in St. Petersburg, Fla., as former ORRA leader Michael Weber retires. 
 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Weber Oriental Rugs Inc., billed as St. Petersburg's oldest established rug dealer, has closed its doors after nearly 40 years serving the Tampa Bay region of Florida.


 
 
LOLOI RUGS TO CELEBRATE 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2019

Loloi principles, Amir, Steven and Cyrus Loloi, will celebrate the award-winning company's 15th anniversary, which kicks off at January markets. 

DALLAS -- Award-winning Dallas-based area rug and home textiles manufacturer, Loloi is gearing up to celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019, beginning at winter home furnishings markets.
 

 
 
AMERICASMART TO FETE SAFAVIEH SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING

Safavieh kicks off 2019 as the year of Timeless Safavieh Style with a grand opening party celebrating its new AmericasMart showroom at the Atlanta International Home Furnishings Market.

ATLANTA -- AmericasMart will host a grand opening celebration for Safavieh's new showroom, 1-3-F2, at the upcoming Atlanta International Home Furnishings Market.
 

 
 
RUG NEWS FROM DESIGN MIAMI AND ICFF SOUTH FLORIDA


Visitors heading to the Sunshine State will get to check the latest area rug designs during next week's Design Miami and ICFF Florida. Shown, Tapis Rouge's Nepalese collection


MIAMI / FORT LAUDERDALE-- Design Miami, which will take place from Dec. 5-9 in Miami's Design District, and ICFF South Florida, Dec. 4-6, will headline area rug names including Moscow-based Tapis Rouge, Bokara and Eliko.


 
WAYFAIR REPORTS 58% SALES INCREASE FOR PEAK 5-DAY HOLIDAY SHOPPING;
SELLS ONE RUG EVERY 1.5 SECONDS

 
Wayfair customers shopped for every room in the house, and purchased one rug every 1.5 seconds throughout the peak holiday shopping weekend.

BOSTON -- Wayfair reported a 58 percent increase in direct retail gross sales, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. 



 
CRATE & BARREL, OVERSTOCK & RUGSUSA SCORE WITH ROOM VISUALIZATION 


Consumers interested in this exclusive Crate & Barrel rug are invited to see the design in their own room using the new Roomvo room visualization technology.

TORONTO -- After extensive online testing of its impact on area rug sales at retailers like Crate & Barrel, Overstock and RugsUSA, the new Roomvo room visualization software by Leap Tools, Inc., is reporting impressive results.
 

 
 

COLOR MARKETING GROUP ELECTS CAPEL'S CINDY GREEN SECRETARY

 
TROY, N.C. -- Cindy Green, a product design and development assistant with Capel Rugs, has been elected secretary of the Color Marketing Group.


 
2019 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS APPLICATION NOW OPEN


America's Magnificent Carpets Awards will be presented in 7 categories at the 2019 January Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Pictured above are winning rugs from the 2018 awards.

ATLANTA -- Rug manufacturers are invited to submit their top rug designs to be considered for the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards.
 

 
 

CYBER MONDAY BREAKS ONLINE SALES RECORD WITH $7.9 Billion


SAN JOSE, Calif -- Adobe has released its 2018 online shopping data for Cyber Monday and the holiday week overall. Cyber Monday hit $7.9 billion, making it the largest online shopping day of all time in the U.S.


 
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND MULTICHANNEL SHOPPING UP ALMOST 40 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online.






















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