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CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT COLLECTION DEBUTS WITH RUGS AT UNITED WEAVERS

 

Former child-actor-turned-licensor Christopher Knight strikes a pose with VP Wasim Abu Hadba of United Weavers at the rug maker's Las Vegas Market showroom.


LAS VEGAS -- The summer market launch of a new lifestyle brand, Christopher Knight Collection, brings with it a proven name in the home sector and a debut featuring a 12-rug collection by United Weavers of America. 


 

WAYFAIR LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY APP TO CUSTOMIZE OUTDOOR SPACES

Online retailer Wayfair launches Patio Playground platform for customers to create the backyard of their dreams, available in Oculus Rift Experiences store.


BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. today announced the launch of Patio Playground, the company's first-party virtual reality application, available on the Oculus Rift Experiences store.


 

NEWCOMER BOKARA JOINS THE NY NOW LINEUP, ALONG WITH SOME FRESH FACES


Bokara will showcase its latest contemporary designs at NY Now, including this new style from the Pristine collection.

NEW YORK -- New Jersey-based Bokara Rug Co. is the latest established rug-focused company to join NY Now, which runs through August 24, in counterpoint to several debuting nascent brands that focus on artisan and handcrafted designs.


 
MOHAWK HOME SET TO DEBUT 100 NEW RUGS IN A BROAD RANGE OF STYLES AT THE FALL 2016 NEW YORK MARKET


Mohawk Home's fall New York Home Fashions Market debuts include its first domestically made indoor/outdoor collection called Veranda


SUGAR VALLEY, Ga. -- Mohawk Home is slated to unveil more than 100 new rugs in a range of styles, including woven, printed, tufted and indoor/outdoor, at the Fall 2016 New York Home Fashions Market. 


 

DEADLINE SET FOR CARPET DESIGN AWARDS FOR DOMOTEX 2017

Dedicated display areas showcase Innovations@Domotex in all floor coverings categories, including modern and handmade carpets and rugs.


HANNOVER -- The submissions process for Innovations@Domotex 2017, including the prestigious Carpet Design Awards, has begun, offering exhibitors an additional opportunity to showcase their latest products at Domotex.


 
THE RUG SHOW KICKS OFF SEPT. 10 IN NEW YORK CITY


Sahar debuts the Impressions collection, which takes its cues from contemporary art. Made of premium hand-spun Persian wool and the best Chinese silk, these rugs are hand-knotted in Rajasthan.

NEW YORK -- The Rug Show will offer an extensive selection of rugs and carpets across the middle and high end of the market from Sept. 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City.


 

CLAREMONT RUG COMPANY OPENS NEW SHOWROOM, EXPANDS SELECTION FOR YOUNGER BUYERS


The new Claremont 2 showroom grows its offering to include a larger selection of designs for Millennial shoppers.


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Eminent art dealer Jan David Winitz, whose Claremont Rug Company specializes in art-level Oriental rugs from the "Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving," has expanded and relocated his boutique gallery, Claremont 2, to a showroom adjacent to his main storefront.


 
SURYA NAMED TO INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES FOR SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- For the sixth consecutive year, Surya has earned a spot on the esteemed Inc. 5000 list, an annual ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies.
 

 
 

RETAIL INSIGHTS: GERRY YOST TALKS RUGS AT AVALON FLOORING


Veteran Gerry Yost gives customers the rug shopping experience they want by fine-tuning the mix at Avalon Flooring's 14-store chain.


CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Carpet and flooring runs in the family for Gerry Yost, the director of area rugs and window treatments for Avalon Flooring, a 14-store chain with locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.


 
HIGH POINT MARKET ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT PREMIERE, TWITTER CHAT WITH NEW HOSTS FOR FALL MARKET 2016

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is again teaming up with various design industry experts and exhibitors for its New Product Premiere program.


 

FEIZY PLANS HQ MOVE, GROWS WAREHOUSE FOOTPRINT

By the end of the year, Feizy plans to move from its current headquarters, shown, to a new facility, to accommodate its sales and employee growth.


DALLAS -- Citing a growth in sales across all channels and an expanded employee base, Feizy rugs plans to relocate to a larger headquarters and distribution center based in nearby Farmers Branch by the end of the year, the company said in a statement.


 
RUG STAR EXPANDS SHOWROOMS BEYOND EUROPE, DEBUTS TUFTED RANGE


Rug Star opens its inaugural studio outside of Europe -- the first step in a global expansion that includes Canada, China, and the U.S. Shown, the Vancouver showroom at 495 Run St.  Photo Credit: Pooya Nabai


VANCOUVER, Canada -- Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns opened its first showroom outside of Europe with a studio in Vancouver -- the first of six openings planned in collaboration with J&M Republic, a rug supplier based in the Canadian city, Jürgen Dahlmanns told RugNews.com. 


 

THE RUG SHOW LINES UP PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

Toronto's Creative Matters brings its latest designs to the U.S., joining a growing roster of global rug industry players at The Rug Show.


NEW YORK -- The 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show has lined up more than 70 exhibitors, including a growing selection of top international rug makers.


 

GARNET HILL LAUNCHES MOBILE BOUTIQUE CRAFTED FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER


Garnet Hill's pop up mobile shop is housed in a shipping container and will travel from New Hampshire to New York City.


FRANCONIA, N.H. -- Garnet Hill, part of the HSNi portfolio of brands, is taking its home and apparel products on the road with a mobile pop-up boutique. 


 

THE RUG SHOW GROWS TARGET MARKET, EXPANDS JAVITS EXHIBITOR BASE

S&H returns to the Rug Show (which now has grown to 70 middle to high end rug makers), with  several new designs. Shown, the company's Willow and Cyprus rug.


NEW YORK -- With 70 confirmed exhibitors and counting, the 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show is poised to be the largest, most diverse North American showing of handmade carpets, with an impressive lineup of domestic and international players.


 

CAPEL RUGS RECORDS UPTICK IN TRAFFIC AND SALES AT SUMMER MARKETS


Capel's dramatic new main floor showroom in Building A at the World Market Center drew wows from Las Vegas Market shoppers.

TROY, N.C. -- Spurred by the increased visibility of a new showroom location (World Market Center, Space A133) and a creative mix of fresh, on-trend products, Capel Rugs saw an uptick in both traffic and sales at the Las Vegas Market held July 31 to August 4 compared to its summer showing a year ago.


 

ETHAN ALLEN OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANHATTAN'S FLATIRON DISTRICT

Ethan Allen opens a new Design Center at 915 Broadway in New York City's Flatiron District.


DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen becomes the latest retailer to take up residence in New York City's Flatiron District.


 

LAS VEGAS -- Commensurate with Sin City's sweltering heat, Las Vegas Market delivered a dizzying number of star-studded events, seminars, parties and exhibitors at the summer 2016 edition last week, and RugNews.com's People and Parties report has the first look at top photo ops inside rug showrooms and across the World Market Center campus.


 
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JOSS & MAIN DEBUTS FIRST LARGE CATALOG WITH AN EYE ON FALL TRENDS


In its comprehensive 92-page inaugural catalog,Wayfair-owned e-tailer Joss & Main offers a take on fall trends, including an emphasis on warm-colored rugs.


BOSTON, Mass.-- Joss & Main, a Wayfair brand and online retailer of on-trend home furnishings, today released its first full spectrum catalog to bring shoppers its take on fall trends. 


 

RUGS MAKE FASHION STATEMENT IN LAS VEGAS MARKET TREND VIGNETTES

A colorful geometric Vista collection in/out rug from Kas brings fresh shades to a First Look Trend Vignette called Backyard Bash at the summer Las Vegas Market.

LAS VEGAS -- Whether courtyard displays in the center of the World Market Center complex or First Look Trend Vignettes in the lobby of Building B, fashion-forward rugs were statement makers at the summer 2016 edition of Las Vegas Market.




















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