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HRI CELEBRATES OPENING OF SECOND HIGH POINT SHOWROOM WITH RIBBON CUTTING

Joining IMC's Rhonda Jackson to cut the ribbon of its second showroom located at High Point's Market Square Tower are HRI's David Grasse, Lee Harounian Jay Britt-Brown and Diana Samuels.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) debuted its second High Point showroom and hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate this designer-focused space.



 
STARK STUDIO RUGS AND PRESTIGE MILLS CUT RIBBON FOR HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

Stark Studio Rugs VP of sales Taylor van der Mandele makes the new showroom opening official with a ribbon cutting alongside Stark vice president Steve Codella and IMC execs.
 
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Stark brands, Stark Studio Rugs and Prestige Mills, which hosted a soft opening of their new High Point showroom in the spring, makes the debut official with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the fall edition.
  

 
HIGH POINT MARKET ACCEPTING EXHIBITOR DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Market Authority has teamed up with several partners to accept furniture donations from exhibitors following the close of fall market.


 
AMER'S RAJ CHOUDHARY SHARES FALL HIGH POINT & 2018 OUTLOOK


Amer Rugs' Hamilton collection is shaping up to be a 2018 best-seller and will help the company end the year strong. Shown, design 4 in grey/blue

HIGH POINT, N.C.  -- On the heels of a blockbuster introduction of 10 collections during summer 2018 markets, Amer Rugs will unveil three new collections today at High Point Market, as the company looks to close out the year with sales up 15 percent year over year.


 
HP FALL EVENTS 2018
RUG COMPANIES' PARTIES, LAUNCHES AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS 

 
MARKET SCOOP: THE LATEST HIGH POINT AREA RUGS, PART 1


HIGH POINT, N.C. -- With the rug industry booming, rug makers are amping up their area rug selection to cash in on a steaming market.


 
MARKET SCOOP: THE LATEST HIGH POINT AREA RUGS, PART 2
 
 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The show must go on in High Point despite yet another major weather system that swept through the Southeast and Part 2 of RugNews.com's market guide shares even more must-see area rugs. 



 
HIGH POINT SHOWROOM NEWS: RUG EXHIBITOR DEBUTS AND EXPANSIONS


S&H Rugs is among the existing High Point Market exhibitors to boost its floor space for the fall market making extra room for its latest on-trend contemporary hand-knotted rugs.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Several area rug players make their High Point debut this fall, while others expand their presence at the major home furnishings show as robust sales continue to generate interest in this category.


 
SAMAD DEBUTS NEW COLLABORATION WITH TEDDY SUMNER OF MICHAELIAN & KOHLBERG AT HIGH POINT MARKET


Samad introduces Caspian, its inaugural collection in partnership with Teddy Sumner of Michaelian & Kohlberg, at High Point Market. Shown, Astara

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Samad is introducing a new area rug partnership with Teddy Sumner, the grandson of Michealian & Kohlberg founder, at High Point Market.


 
KALEEN ADDS FIRST DOMESTIC & PRINTED RUGS, EXPECTS POSITIVE YEAR


Kaleen introduces its first made in America collection called McAlester, which uses blended yarns to create a vintage distressed style.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Kaleen continues to tweak its area rug assortment expanding its selection even further to include its first domestically made designs and a collection of printed one.



 
 LOLOI SHOWCASES NEW ADDITIONS TO ED ELLEN DEGENERES COLLECTION


The Abbot collection crafted by Loloi for Ellen DeGeneres is hand woven of 100 percent wool in combinations of high pile shag and woven construction.


DALLAS -- Loloi will introduce new rug, pillow and throw designs for the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection during the October High Point Market.


 
KAS PUSHES FOR RECORD HIGH POINT MARKET WITH EVENTS, PROMOS AND 14 NEW COLLECTIONS


Libby Langdon will be at KAS Rugs' High Point showroom for a special event and to introduce additions to her hand-hooked Hamptons indoor outdoor rug collection.

SOMERSET, NJ -- KAS is anticipating this week's High Point Market to be one of their best trade shows of the year. Riding on year-end momentum, the company is introducing 14 new collections and expanding multiple in-line collections to hit the ground running in 2019.

 
FLORENCE BROADHURST ADDS BRINK & CAMPMAN RUGS, CROSS-MERCHANDISES  LICENSEES IN HIGH POINT

A sneak peek at High Point Market will showcase the cross-merchandising opportunities with Florence Broadhurst area rugs to premiere in January. The Turnabouts rug is pictured above.

SYDNEY, Australia -- At the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 13 - Oct. 17, designers and retailers will see the first rug off the loom in the Brink & Campman Florence Broadhurst Collection, which is set to officially debut in January.

 
NYC RUG DISTRICT COMEBACK: NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET PROVES BEACON OF NEW SHOWROOM OPENINGS


Affirming the growing importance of NY Home Fashions Market shoppers, rug vendors opened year round showrooms in the textile and rug district. Top, Trans-Ocean, Momeni; Middle, Kalaty; Bottom, Rugs America and United Weavers.


NEW YORK -- New York City, once a mecca of area rug showrooms, sees a return to prominence with several new showroom openings -- but this time the lure is big box buyers and e-tailers shopping the busy NY Home Fashions Market.


 
BIG BOX & E-TAIL FAVORITES FROM NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET, PART 1

Cross-merchandised vignettes allowed rug vendors to tell a trend story during the fall 2018 New York Home Fashions Market. Clockwise from top left, Feizy, Natco, Loloi, Mohawk Home.

NEW YORK -- Rug executives participating in the New York Home Fashions Market gave the late September event a thumbs up saying the show will help them close out the year strong.


 
BIG BOX & E-TAIL FAVORITES FROM NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET, PART 2


Elaborate displays allowed area rug vendors to present their take on top fashion directions. Clockwise from top left, Nourison, Home Dynamix, Oriental Weavers, Mohawk Home.

NEW YORK -- With five new area rug makers expanding their presence in NYC this fall alone (read more), competition continues to heat up at the New York Home Fashions Market, where success hinges on offering the latest fashion looks. 


 
 
CALIFORNIA HOME BOUTIQUE 'THE DUCHESS ON CAMBRIDGE' GIVES RUGS THE ROYAL TREATMENT


The Duchess on Cambridge, a 1923 historic home, has been restored and transformed by designer Shelly Kim into a lifestyle shopping experience for everything from furniture to gifts and rugs.

ORANGE, Calif. -- In this exclusive interview, designer Shelly Kim details her unique retail concept, The Duchess on Cambridge, where she merchandises area rugs in spaces inside and out to help consumers visualize the look in their own homes. 


 
NOURISON INTRODUCES FLORESCENCE RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
 
 

Affinity by artist Lida Sherafatmand is one of five limited edition designs in the Nourison Florescence area rug collection to debut at High Point Market.


SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison will introduce a new area rug collection in partnership with internationally recognized fine artist Lida Sherafatmand at High Point Market.



 
SURYA TO HOST SEVEN DESIGN EVENTS FEATURING INDUSTRY STARS AT HIGH POINT MARKET

ATLANTA -- Surya continues its tradition of providing educational and social events during the fall High Point Market with seven programs that will bring celebrity designers, industry influencers, CEU presentations, and more to its showroom, Showplace 4100.

 
AMER EXPANDS AMERICAN MANAGEMENT TEAM, APPOINTS PUROHIT TO BOARD


Raj Choudhary, director, Amer (left), and Sanjay Purohit, executive director of the Amer board and founder of  JTN Rugs and Home.

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Mahesh Choudhary, founder of Amer Rugs, has announced the appointment of rug industry veteran Sanjay Purohit of JTN Rugs and Home to its board of directors.
 





















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