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2012 APRIL

  • 040412 Executive Session: Spring Fashion Trends by Amir Loloi

    Executive Session:
    FASHION TRENDS EMERGING
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    By Amir Loloi 

    Spring is a season defined by color and renewal. As the grass grows greener and the flowers begin to blossom, fashion moguls and home furnishing icons eagerly transition to new spring trends. 


  • 04232012 Opening Page Nourison Barclay Butera
     

    NOURISON LAUNCHES EXTENSIVE
    BARCLAY BUTERA  COLLECTIONS


    Alex Peykar, a principal of Nourison, with lifestyle designer Barclay Butera. Nourison kicked off the new Barclay
    Butera collection with a gala party Sunday at High Point International Furniture Market. Initial launch includes 32 sku's ranging from $299 to $1,999 in 5x8.
     


Markets
  • 03212012 Antique Rug Connection to Show at High Point Market

    ANTIQUE RUG CONNECTION TO
    SHOW AT HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    HIGH POINT, NC – Antique Rug Connection will show in the High Point Design District at 200 N. Hamilton St. in a 1,062 sq. ft. showroom located in space 333. The showroom will be open during the April 21 to 26 High Point Market.


  • 04032012 Amer Rug to Host Daily Parties at High Point Market

    AMER RUGS TO HOST DAILY
    PARTIES AND IPAD GIVEAWAY
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    NORCROSS, GA – Amer Rugs will serve daily cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in its Suites at Market Square showroom M-4042 during High Point Market April 21 to 26. The company will also sponsor an iPad 3 giveaway.


  • 04032012 Dallas Market Center Calls for ARTS Awards Nominations

    DALLAS MARKET CENTER CALLS FOR
    ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    DALLAS – Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), are calling  for nominations for the 24th annual ARTS Awards. Dallas Market Center and ART encourage anyone in the home accents or furnishings industry to nominate their peers for these awards.


  • 04032012 Tayse, Central and Hellenic Canada to Show at High Point Pavilions

    TAYSE, CENTRAL AND HELLENIC CANADA
    TO SHOW AT HIGH POINT PAVILIONS

    HIGH POINT, NC – Tayse Rugs, Central Oriental and Hellenic Rugs of Canada will show in the IHFC Pavilions on the third floor of the International Home Furnishings Center during the April 21 to 26 International Home Furnish9ings Market.


  • 04102012 Report on Domotex China Asia Floor

    Report from Domotex China:
    US ECONOMY BRIGHTENING BUT RISING
    COSTS ARE AN ISSUE FOR CHINESE RUGS

    By Martin Blumenfeld

    Shanghai, China—Despite the backdrop of a slowly improving American economy, buyers attending the annual Domotex Asia/Chinafloor market noted that serious issues are putting a crimp in the international Chinese/American rug business.


  • 04112012 Loloi Rugs to Host iPad 3 Giveaway during High Point Market

    LOLOI RUGS TO HOST iPAD 3 GIVEAWAY
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET

    DALLAS, TX – Loloi Rugs will host an Apple iPad 3 giveaway in its IHFC showroom (D-320) during High Point Market, April 21 to 26. Customers that place a qualifying order during Market will receive a free Apple iPad 3.


  • 04112012 Orian Rugs to Show at High Point; Introduces Gallery Collection

     ORIAN TO MAKE HIGH POINT
    MARKET
    DEBUT AT SHOWPLACE

    Orian's new Gallery collection is targeted to furniture stores. This design is part of the Anthology group, machine made in the U.S. of polypropylene. Suggested retail is $249 in 5x8. 

    HIGH POINT, NC – Orian Rugs will make its High Point market debut in a 6,500 sq. ft. showroom in Showplace space 3233, according to Mikala Moller, director of marketing for Orian.


  • 04112012 Surya to Host Kickoff Party during High Point Market

    SURYA TO HOST KICKOFF PARTY
    AT NEW 26,000 SQ. FT. SHOWROOM
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya will host a kickoff party Sunday, April 22 to celebrate its new 26,000 sq. ft. showroom at Showplace 4100. The festivities begin at 6 pm and will feature a live DJ, an open bar and a catered dinner.


  • 04142012 High Point Market Authority Offers Commemorative Poster

    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY
    OFFERS COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

    HIGH POINT, NC – To celebrate Market Week April 21 to 26, the High Point Market Authority has brought back the tradition of a commemorative poster which will be available free in limited quantities at the upcoming Market.


  • 04162012 Capel to Host Meet and Greet with Genevieve Gorder in High Point


    Genevieve Gorder

    CAPEL TO HOST MEET AND GREET
    WITH
    GENEVIEVE
    GORDER
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    HIGH POINT,  NC – Genevieve Gorder, interior designer and host of Dear Genevieve and HGTV Design Star will be in Capel Rugs showroom at Market Square 112 Sunday, April 22 and  Monday,  April 23 for a meet and greet to introduce her new collection of rugs. 


  • 04162012 Feizy to Host Party during High Point Market

    FEIZY TO HOST PARTY AND DAILY
    HAPPY HOUR  AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    HIGH POINT, NC -- – Feizy Rugs will host a Carnival-themed cocktail party Tuesday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 pm at its 145 Market Square showroom. The festivities will include authentic Brazilian hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and saucy samba tunes. The company will also host Happy Hour nightly during market.


  • 04162012 Nourison to Host Barclay Butera Debut at High Point Market

    NOURISON TO HOST BARCLAY BUTERA
    DEBUT EVENT AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    HIGH POINT, NC – Nourison and Barclay Butera will co-host a debut event Sunday, April 22 to celebrate Nourison's new line of Barclay Butera Lifestyle rugs. The reception and party will be held  from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Nourison showroom at IHFC's Interhall 101. All market visitors are welcome.


  • 04182012 High Point Parties


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR HIGH POINT MARKET

    HIGH POINT, NC - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the High Point market. Check out our list of party places and educational events for April 21 to 26, 2012.


    Details, click here
  • 04192012 Global Views to Show during Americasmart July Market

    GLOBAL VIEWS TO SHOW DURING AMERICASMART JULY MARKET

    ATLANTA – Global Views, a manufacturer of fine decorative accessories, lighting, furnishings, wall art and area rugs, will show in a 13,000 sq. ft. showroom located at 14-C-1 in AmericasMart Building One in July, according to Jeffrey Portman, president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc.


  • 04212012 New High Point Showroom Ribbon Cuttings at Surya and Orian

     

    New Surya Showroom

    New 26,000+ sq. ft. Surya showroom at Showplace is a cathedral of area rugs and home accents. The whole Surya gang turned out for ribbon cutting ceremony.
     

     HIGH POINT OPENING DAY RIBBON CUTTINGS MARK FRESH BEGINNINGS

    New Orian Showroom
    Orian marks its debut at the High Point Market with an ultra-modern 6,500 sq. ft. Showplace showroom geared to independent furniture and rug specialty stores. Orian execs, from left: Michael Donovan, Jim Howell, Paul Crump, Mikala Moller and Brian Culpepper.

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- New showrooms and  expansions are a sure sign things are getting better. This 'Spring, there is a new energy in the market as  rug vendors expand, enter the High Point show,  refurbish existing space and debut extensive new collections Opening day also saw a return to bustling streets and busy showrooms after the long, tough business recession.
    More market news coming soon!


  • 04222012 Opening Page Picture High Point - Kimia and Feizy
     

    NEW VITALITY AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    John Feizy, left, founder and president of Feizy Rugs,
    with Alex Kimia, senior executive vp of ABC Carpet
     & Home, New York. Kimia told Rugnews.com that
    this is his first trip to High Point in 12 years. "I heard that High Point has made a big come back. I wanted to
    check it out," he said.



  • 04262012 Opening Page Spring High Point Market People Pix

    HIGH POINT PEOPLE ENERGIZED
     BY RENEWED VIGOR IN ECONOMY


    At Oriental Weavers Sphinx: Kim Nyman of  Home Decorator's Collection of The Home Depot, Atlanta, with OW's Andy Brumlow, left,  vp of product development, and Maria Metropolis-Ward, vp of national accounts.


    HIGH POINT MARKET PEOPLE PIX!
     
    Click here



  • 04302012 High Point Market Business Report #1 General Business

    RUG VENDORS IN HIGH POINT ENCOURAGED BY STRONG FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

    HGTV Star Genevieve Gorder, center, with Capel execs John Magee, president and ceo, left, and Cameron Capel, vp of national accounts.


    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Encouraged by a strong first quarter, rug vendors came to High Point with renewed confidence and optimism for 2012. Retailers seemed to feel the same way. There were plenty of them in attendance at the International Home Furnishings Market and they were placing orders. The optimism was tempered by a healthy dose of reality, however. The rug executives understand that plenty of challenges lie ahead.


  • 05012012 High Point Market Business Report: Poufs and Pillows Next New Thing for Rug Vendors

     High Point Market Business Report:
    POUFS AND PILLOWS ARE NEXT NEW THING FOR  RUG VENDOR DIVERSITY


    Surya poufs

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- I know what a pillow is and I know what an ottoman is. But what in tarnation is a "pouf?"  I Googled it and Wikipedia told me the pouf is a hairstyle favored by Marie Antoinette. But actually it's the next big thing for rug vendors who want to diversify their product mix.


  • 05022012 High Point Market Business Report: New Showrooms and Expanded Showrooms

    High Point Market Business Report:
    NEW AND EXPANDED RUG SHOWROOMS
    SURE SIGN RUG BIZ GETTING BETTER

    By LIssa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- New and expanded rug showrooms are a sure sign business is on the upswing. At the Spring High Point market, rug vendors showed their willingness to make an investment in expansion, and they are also  confident in the future of the  home furnishings channels of distribution.


People
  • 04092012 AmericasMart Names Furlet SR VP of Leasing

    AMERICASMART NAMES FURLET
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LEASING

    ATLANTA – Mark Furlet has been named senior vice president of leasing for Building One Home category permanent showrooms at AmericasMart, according to Jeffrey Portman, president and chief operating officer.


Products
Vendors
  • 0412012 Surya Partners with East Meets West Foundation

    SURYA PARTNERS WITH
    EAST MEETS WEST FOUNDATION

    TO ENHANCE EDUCATION IN INDIA

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has partnered with the East Meets West Foundation’s Scholarship Program to Enhance Literacy and Learning (SPELL) to help build an educated society in the poor, rural areas of India.


  • 04182012 Surya Releases New Spring 2012 Catalog

    SURYA RELEASES
    NEW SPRING 2012 CATALOG

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has announced the release of its new Spring 2012 catalog- Surya Square. This is the 14th edition of which is printed twice a year and sent to all current customers the week before High Point.


  • 04192012 Feizy Renews Showroom Lease in High Point

    FEIZY RENEWS SHOWROOM LEASE
    AT MARKET SQUARE IN HIGH POINT

    DALLAS – Feizy Rugs has signed a new long-term lease for its 15,000 sq. ft. showroom (MS145) on the first floor of Historic Market Square, according to John Feizy, president and chief executive officer of the company.


  • 04192012 Safavieh Acquires First European Warehouse

    SAFAVIEH ACQUIRES FIRST
    EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CENTER

    Port Washington, NY—Safavieh has announced the acquisition of its first European warehouse. The facility is centrally located in Belgium, five miles from the port of Antwerp, according to Arash Yaraghi, Safavieh principal.


  • 04222012 Horizon Broadens Marketing Strategy from Factory Direct to U.S, Warehousing

     HORIZON HOME IMPORTS BROADENS U.S. MARKETING AND AIMS AT E-COMMERCE
    Horizon Home Import's  Ibrahim collection is  hand  hand hand tufted using both cut and loop construction. Hand carving for additional texture. Made in India of New Zealand wool blend, it retails for $249 in 5x8.

    CHARLOTTE, NC -- Horizon Home Imports  was established in 2007 as a factory-direct importer specializing in container shipments from its manufacturing facilities in India. Now the company is expanding its distribution, with particular focus on the e-commerce segment of the market, according to Zubair Alam, company vice president.


  • 04262012 Rug Renovating Installs Rooftop Solar System

    RUG RENOVATING INSTALLS
    ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEM

    EAST ORANGE, NJ – Rug Renovating has contracted GeoGenix to install a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the company’s 55,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters here. Rug Renovating  is involved in cleaning, repairing and restoring handmade rugs and carpets, as well as distribution and warehousing.


  • 04302012 Horizon Rugs Feature STory
     HORIZON HOME IMPORTS BROADENS U.S. MARKETING AND AIMS AT E-COMMERCE 


     Horizon Home Import's  Ibrahim collection is  hand  hand hand tufted using both cut and loop construction. Hand carving for additional texture. Made in India of New Zealand wool blend, it retails for $249 in 5x8.

    CHARLOTTE, NC -- Horizon Home Imports  was established in 2007 as a factory-direct importer specializing in container shipments from its manufacturing facilities in India. Now the company is expanding its distribution, with particular focus on the e-commerce segment of the market, according to Zubair Alam, company vice president.


















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