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2017 FEBRUARY

  • 02012017 HOM Furniture Presents 2016 Vendor and Sales Representative of the Year Awards
    HOM FURNITURE PRESENTS 2016 VENDOR AND SALES REP OF THE YEAR AWARDS 


    HOM Furniture's 2016 Vendor of the Year Award was presented to Flexsteel.  From left: Flexsteel's Matt Beyer, Red Smith, Beau Blocklinger, John Steichen, and Charlie Winans with Kyle Johansen of HOM.

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture has announced its 2016 Vendor of the Year and 2016 Manufacturer's Representative of the Year award recipients, recognizing key partners based on product category growth and service.


  • 02012017 Oriental Weavers' Dramatic Merchandising Earns AmericasMart Atlanta Visual Display Award
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS' DRAMATIC MERCHANDISING EARNS AMERICASMART  ATLANTA'S VISUAL DISPLAY AWARD


    A striking display at the Oriental Weavers AmericasMart showroom features rugs from the new Evolution collection of 16 abstract patterns inspired by elements from nature such as the surfaces of bark and stone.

    ATLANTA -- In addition to introducing a walloping 11 new collections and 100 new designs at the winter 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market, Oriental Weavers' dramatic merchandising earned its showroom a Visual Display Award in the semi-annual AmericasMart Atlanta competition.
     

  • 02022017 Nourison Announces Design Enhancements to Website
    NOURISON ANNOUNCES DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS TO WEBSITE


    Nourison has launched design enhancements to its website with an improved shopping experience and seamless look from desktop to mobile phones and tablets.

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison has announced several new design enhancements to improve the user experience on its website, effective this week, based on input from customers.



  • 02032017 Design Studio Wallace Sewell Introduces Inaugural Rug Collection at NY NOW
    DESIGN STUDIO WALLACE SEWELL INTRODUCES INAUGURAL RUG COLLECTION AT NY NOW


     London design atelier Wallace Sewell celebrates 25 years and debuts its first rug collection at NY Now. Shown, Emmeline, a pinstripe-inspired hand-knotted lambswool rug.

    NEW YORK -- The British design studio Wallace Sewell, best known for its geometric and colorful woven textiles, adds a complementary line of hand-knotted area rugs to its range.

  • 02062017 Domotex 2017 Celebrates the Best and the New in Rugs Worldwide
    DOMOTEX 2017 CELEBRATES THE BEST AND THE NEW IN RUGS WORLDWIDE

    Color unabashedly returns to the global array of rugs on show at Domotex 2017, with designers reveling in unrelenting brights as well as full-bodied pastels. 

    HANNOVER, Germany -- Domotex 2017 lived up to its reputation as a dazzling celebration of the best and the new in world carpets.


  • 02072017 Obeetee & Top Indian Fashion Designer Launch Exclusive Rug Collection at ABC Carpet
    OBEETEE & TOP INDIAN FASHION DESIGNER LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE RUG COLLECTION AT ABC CARPET & HOME 


    Obeetee's Rudra Chatterjee, right, unveils the new Proud to Be Indian campaign alongside the initiatives first designers, Indian fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, at ABC Carpet & Home.

    NEW YORK -- Handmade rug maker Obeetee introduced the first area rug collection by renowned Indian bridal and fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani at ABC Carpet & Home with a launch party hosted Feb. 7 at the retailer's iconic sixth floor.

  • 02092017 Amer Rugs Tapped for AmericasMart Visual Merchandising Award at Atlanta Market
    AMER RUGS TAPPED FOR AMERICASMART VISUAL MERCHANDISING AWARD AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET


    A window featuring the new Synergy collection helped earn Amer Rugs a Visual Display Award from AmericasMart for displays and vignette merchandising at its Fifth Floor permanent showroom.

    ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs was honored with a Visual Design award by AmericasMart at the 2017 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


  • 02092017 Area Rug Exhibitors Trade Up at Fashion-Foward NY Now -- and the Results Pay Off
    AREA RUG EXHIBITORS TRADING UP AT FASHION-FORWARD NY NOW -- AND THE RESULTS PAY OFF


    NY Now hosted newcomers Jaipur Living and New Moon, and also saw rug vendors move or grow their footprints for improved visibility.

    NEW YORK -- While the big area rug news at NY Now for winter 2017 was the debut of Jaipur Living and New Moon Rugs, several returning exhibitors expanded their booth size or relocated to better showcase their designs -- and the results paid off.



  • 02122017 Jaipur Living Wins Five 2017 Design Awards on Two Continents
    JAIPUR LIVING WINS FIVE 2017 DESIGN AWARDS ON TWO CONTINENTS


    At Domotex 2017, Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the managing board of Deutsche Messe, presents the prestigious Carpet Design Award for Best Modern Collection to Yogesh Chaudhary and Kavita Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs.

    ATLANTA-- Jaipur Living is on a winning streak, garnering 2017 international accolades that include an America's Magnificent Carpet Award, a Carpet Design Award, an ARTS award for Best in Area Rugs and additional awards in the U.S. and Germany.


  • 02142017 Retail Insights: Connie Post Talks Rugs at Cardi's Cutting-Edge New Store
    RETAIL INSIGHTS:  
    CONNIE POST TALKS RUGS AT CARDI'S CUTTING-EDGE NEW STORE


    Retail design strategist Connie Post was retained by Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses to target hip Millennials in its new Wareham, Mass. location, where rugs are merchandised with every furniture display in the store.

    WAREHAM, Mass. -- Retail display and visual merchandising guru Connie Post has been specializing in custom solutions for home furnishings retailers for 30 years, and one of her longest-running gigs has been with Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses, a chain of 19 stores in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

  • 02142017 Rugs America Debuts Pets@Heart Rug Collection in Humane Society Partnership
    RUGS AMERICA DEBUTS PETS@HEART RUG COLLECTION IN HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP


    Digitally printed in a three-dimensional quality, the new Pets@Heart collection of power-loomed rugs from Rugs America results from a collaboration with The Humane Society of the U.S.

    FARMINGDALE, NY -- Rugs America has launched a collection of digitally printed power loomed rugs called Pets@Heart in a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.  


  • 02152017 Dalyn Rugs Receives Visual Display Award at Atlanta International Rug Market
    DALYN RECEIVES VISUAL DISPLAY AWARD AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET


    Ronnie Jaffar of Dalyn accepts the AmericasMart Visual Display award for the rug maker's 6th floor showroom from Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at the January 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market.

    ATLANTA -- Dalyn Rugs was recognized for its outstanding visual merchandising with a Visual Display award presented by AmericasMart during the winter 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market in January.

  • 02152017 Invista Announces Winners of the 'Stainmaster Carpet Big 30 Sales Competition'
    INVISTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 'STAINMASTER CARPET BIG 30 COMPETITION'


    The team at Weber Flooring in Lenexa, Kansas wins $30,000 in the Stainmaster Carpet Big 30 Sales Competition, with checks for $15,000 each to the dealer and winning sales representatives.

    Kennesaw, Georgia -- In recognition of the recent Stainmaster brand's 30th anniversary, Invista celebrated with the 'Stainmaster Carpet Big 30 Sales Competition' and awarded $30,000 to each of five winning dealers and their sales associates.


  • 02162016 Buyers Explores New Lines at AmericasMart March Market
    BUYERS EXPLORE NEW LINES AT AMERICASMART MARCH MARKET

    ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market gives buyers another occasion to explore the Market center's more than 1,500 permanent showrooms, complemented by a curated Temporary showcase of up-and-coming and artisan lines.


  • 02162017 Samson Agrees to Acquire Baker, Milling Road and McGuire from Kohler

    SAMSON AGREES TO ACQUIRE BAKER, MILLING ROAD & MCGUIRE FROM KOHLER


    HICKORY, N.C. -- Samson Investment Holding Company and Kolher Company entered into an agreement on Feb. 15, 2017 in which Samson agrees to acquire the furniture brands Baker, Milling Road and McGuire from Kohler. 


  • 02172017 Cut and Sew Rugs, Outdoor Broadloom Gaining Traction at Surfaces
    CUT AND SEW RUGS, OUTDOOR BROADLOOM GAIN TRACTION AT SURFACES 2017


    Surfacing at Surfaces 2017 were trends influenced by the rug industry, from outdoor floor coverings to fashion colors, textures and patterns. The influence was apparent at both broadloom and rug company booths.

    LAS VEGAS -- The International Surface Event (Surfaces) is no longer viewed as dominantly a soft surface show, with hard surfaces taking over a much larger area than broadloom did at the 2017 event held at Mandalay Bay from Jan. 17-20.




  • 02172017 Kyle Bunting Debuts First Artist Collection, 'Element by Abidemi'
    KYLE BUNTING DEBUTS FIRST ARTIST COLLECTION, 'ELEMENT BY ABIDEMI'


    Samples of the new puzzle-like designs by artist Abidemi Olowonira for Kyle Bunting debut at the New York showroom of Edelman Leather.

    NEW YORK -- Trendsetting decorative cowhide rug designer Kyle Bunting recently debuted the Element collection by Nigerian born artist Abidemi Olowonira at the New York City showroom of Edelman Leather.


  • 02212017 Kasthall's 2017 Rug Collection Launched at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
    KASTHALL'S 2017 RUGS LAUNCHED AT STOCKHOLM FURNITURE & LIGHT FAIR


     Kasthall debuts the hand-tufted Field wool bouclé rug at the 2017 Stockholm Furniture Fair. The rug illustrates the quartz pink tone seen at European shows in furniture, rugs and accessories.
     
    STOCKHOLM -- Swedish rug maker Kasthall launched the first rugs of its 2017 collection at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Feb. 7 - 11, 2017.


  • 02212017 New InterHall Tenants, Designer Launches Announced for Spring High Point Market
    NEW INTERHALL TENANTS, DESIGNER LAUNCHES ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET 

    High Point, NC -- Ten new tenants are joining InterHall for Spring High Point Market, April 22-26, 2017, including five companies new to High Point Market.


  • 02222017 Ikea Partners with Jordan to Set Up Syrian Refugee Rug Weaving Program
    IKEA, JORDAN TO WORK WITH 200 SYRIAN REFUGEES FOR RUG WEAVING PROGRAM


    Similar to the end goal for about 200 Syrain refugees, Ikea's Kattrup rug is woven by skilled craftspeople with good working conditions and fair wages at organized weaving centers in India.

    LEIDEN, Netherlands -- Ikea partners with local Jordanian enterprises and foundations to engage about 200 Syrian refugees to produce the rugs and textiles. 


  • 02222017 Surya Announces Strategic Partnership with ASID
    SURYA ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ASID

    CARTERSVILLE, Georgia -- Surya has secured Premier Partner status with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in order to strengthen communication and engagement with ASID's 26,000+ members and the greater interior design community.


  • 02242017 Bohemian & Tribal Looks Headline 2017 Rug Collections — Part 1
    BOHEMIAN & TRIBAL LOOKS HEADLINE 2017 RUG COLLECTIONS -- PART 1
     
     

    ATLANTA -- At the January Atlanta International Area Rug Market, the most prevalent stories in rug introductions for 2017 included a unanimous emphasis on Bohemian looks, an increase in beautiful abstracts, and innovations in yarn technology and machine-weaving.


  • 02262017 Feizy Hosts Texas-Sized Moving Sale with $250 Million in Inventory
    FEIZY HOSTS TEXAS-SIZED MOVING SALE WITH $250 MILLION IN INVENTORY
     
    Feizy will include inventory from its one of a kind collections (shown), as well as the Feizy Fine and Lifestyles lines in a special sale to be held from March 5 - April 9. 

    DALLAS -- After more than 20 years in the Dallas Design District, Feizy is relocating to a larger facility in Farmers Branch, Texas. An unprecedented buying event will be held prior to the move.


  • 02272017 HRI Announces New, Larger Showroom in Hamilton Wing of IHFC
    HRI ANNOUNCES NEW, LARGER SHOWROOM IN HAMILTON WING OF IHFC


    This new design from HRI's Evoke collection will be featured at the rug company's new High Point showroom, H-407.

    NEW YORK - Harounian Rugs International (HRI), manufacturer and importer for over 50 years of fine handmade programmed area rugs, has announced a move to a new, larger showroom, space (H - 407) on the 4th floor in the Hamilton wing of the IHFC building.


  • 02282017 Retail Insights: Sergenian's Next-Generation Rug Business
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: SERGENIAN'S NEXT-GENERATION RUG BUSINESS


    Paul Sergenian, Kathryn Sergenian and Niko Papadopoulos share insights into Sergenian's thriving third-generation family owned rug business in Madison, Wisconsin.

    MADISON, Wisconsin  -- As the rug retail landscape continues to change at a rapid-fire pace, Sergenian's is an inspiring role model for family-owned rug businesses that are fine-tuning services and product mix to adapt to evolving consumer shopping preferences.


















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