INNOVATIONS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH SNIBBE INTERACTIVE FOR INTERACTIVE RETAIL TOOLS LOUISVILLE, KY – Innovations International, LLC has entered into a strategic partnership with Snibbe Interactive to co-develop retail sales solutions that are consumer interactive, immersive, intuitive and engaging. The initial video demo of the systems that are in development was unveiled at the Spring High Point Market.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The value of U.S. imports of both wool and man made fiber carpets and rugs rose a robust13.5% in 2011 compared to 2010, according to recently released figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration office of Textiles and Apparel.
ORIENTAL RUG RETAILERS OF AMERICA SETS EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR JULY ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
ATLANTA – The Oriental Rug Retailers of America has scheduled a series of educational events for the Atlanta International Rug Market, Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2012 at AmericasMart Atlanta. The Certified Rug Appraiser examination will also be held during the market.
GARY CRUZ STUDIO TO INTRODUCE NEW RUG COLLECTION AT 2012 NYICS
Gary Cruz Studio Veracruz rug
NEW YORK – Gary Cruz Studio will introduce its new Viva Mexico collection during the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) Sept. 9 to 11 at 7 West 34th Street, here. Entry is free for interior designers and architects. NYICS is an ASID Industry Partner.
SHANGHAI, CHINA – The Spring Domotex Asia/Chinafloor hosted 1,112 exhibitors and 39,856 visitors from 92 countries. The record-setting event, which ran March 27 to 29, 2012 covered a total of 1.3 million sq. ft. of exhibit area.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR IS BRANDING OP FOR LUXURY RUG MAKERS
Michael Mandapati of Warp & Weft is a long-time proponent of the ICFF show. "It's always been a good branding opportunity for us," he said.
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK -- From crystal-encrusted plumbing fixtures to creamy wool and silk rugs, The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, held here May 18 to 21, is the place where makers of luxury home furnishings go to meet designers and architects.
SHAW FLOORS LAUNCHES PINTEREST PRESENCE DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors has launched its official presence on Pinterest, an online community that allows users to save photos by “pinning” them to theme boards that are shared with other users of the site.
SAFAVIEH THOM FILICIA RUG TO APPEAR IN NY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE Designer Thom Filicia with Wellwood design hemp and jute rug for Safavieh.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY –Celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia is on the roster of talents selected to participate in the 2012 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. Filicia will incorporate his licensed products in the space, including a new eco-friendly hemp and jute rug from the Thom Filicia Home collection for Safavieh.
AMER RUGS RECEIVES BEST 2012 CATALOG AWARD BY GRAPHIC DESIGN USA MAGAZINE
Amer Rugs 2012 Catalog Cover
NORCROSS, GA – Amer Rugs received the best 2012 Catalog Award presented by Graphic Design USA magazine in the category of American In-house Design. Graphic Design USA receives more than 4,000 entries for this category each year.
CHATALBASH LAUNCHES NEW WOOL FOR REPAIR OF ORIENTAL RUGS
NEW YORK -- Chatalbash by Costikyan has launched a new line of wool for repairing Oriental rugs. Chatalbash Persian three-ply wool has been designed as a replacement for Paternayan Persian three-ply wool. That company has recently ceased operations after 80 years in the business.
SAFAVIEH FACEBOOK CONTEST FOR THOM FILICIA SHOWHOUSE ROOM IS COMPANY'S MOST SUCCESSFUL
Safavieh rug designed by Thom Filicia was the focal point of the Filicia room at the annual Designer Show House to benefit the Kip's Bay Boys & Girls' Club. Safavieh conducted a Facebook contest to build excitement for the collection and the event. | Hand-knotted in India, The hemp and jute rug has a suggested retail price of $1,199 in 6x9 size.
NEW YORK -- Nearly 100 consumers vied to win a free Thom Filicia rug in Safavieh's Facebook contest tied to the annual New York City Kip's Bay Designer Show House. The giveaway contest, Safavieh’s third on Facebook since January, was by far the company’s most successful, according to Jonathon Yaraghi, general manager of Safavieh's furniture division.