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2012 MAY

  • 04262012 Innovations International Partners with Snibbe Interactive

    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.


  • 05302012 U.S. Department of Commerce Reports Robust Gains in Carpet & Rug Imports
    US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    STATISTICS REPORT ROBUST INCREASES
    IN CARPET AND RUG SHIPMENTS

    By Lissa Wyman

    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.


Markets
  • 05072012 ORRA Educational Events set for July 2012 Atlanta Market

    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.


  • 05172012 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor Attendance Exceeds Previous Records

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    ATTENDANCE HITS RECORD

    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.  


  • 05242012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Business Report

    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.


People
Products
Vendors
  • 04242012 Shaw Floors Launches Pinterest Presence

    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.


  • 05072012 Safavieh Rug Designed by Thom Filicia in Kips Bay Show House

    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.


  • 05142012 Feizy to Host Design it Yourself Contest

    FEIZY TO HOST ‘DESIGN IT
    YOURSELF’ CONTEST ON
    SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES 

    DALLAS – Feizy Rugs has challenged the public to Design It Yourself. The company is hosting its first annual DIY design contest via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


  • 05142012 Jenny Jones Connexions Collection for Jaipur Combines Social Conscience with Contemporary Design

    JENNY JONES COMBINES SOCIAL CONSCIENCE WITH DESIGN FLAIR
     IN NEW JAIPUR CONNEXTION SERIES

    Designer Jenny Jones, left, with Asha Chaudhary,
    ceo of Jaipur. The rug, Ruby Room, has already garnered accolades from Domotex Hannover as the best rug in the Superior quality category.

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- Jaipur's new Connextion collection from Australian rug designer Jenny Jones, combines refined modern aesthetics with an old-fashioned social conscience.


  • 05152012 Amer Rugs Receives Best 2012 Catalog Award from Graphic Design USA

    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. 


  • 05212012 Chatalbash by Costikyan Introduces New Wool Line for Rug Repair

    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.


     

  • 05212012 Safavieh's Thom Filicia Facebook Contest is Most Successful Social Media Event

     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.


  • 05242012 Kalaty Rug Updates Carol Bolton Vintage Rugs Catalog
     

    KALATY RUG UPDATES CAROL BOLTON
    VINTAGE RUGS CATALOG
     

    Carol Bolton Vintage Rugs cover

    HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. has produced an updated version of its Carol Bolton Vintage Rugs catalog. The collection and original catalog were first introduced in 2008.  


  • 05292012 Kaleen Launches Access Kaleen Marketing Program

    ACCESS KALEEN MARKETING
    PROGRAM IS LAUNCHED

    DALTON, GA. -- Kaleen has  launched Access Kaleen, a three-pronged marketing campaign to build brand awareness for the rug producer, according to Joe Barkley, executive vice president.


















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