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.
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.
WINTER 2017 LAS VEGAS MARKET: RECORD ATTENDANCE, ORDER WRITING
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that steady buyer and designer attendance and strong order-writing set a positive tone at the largest-ever Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, which ran January 22-26, 2017.
SERGENIAN'S & CLASSIQUE FLOORS RANK TOPS IN WFA'S 2017 GOLD STANDARD AWARDS
DALTON, Georgia – Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has announced the annual winners of the Gold Standard Award which recognizes stores that have created an outstanding consumer retail experience.
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.
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.
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.
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES REPORTS RECORD Q4 AND 22% FULL-YEAR INCREASE
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. on Feb. 9, 2016 announced 2016 fourth quarter record net earnings of $234 million and diluted earnings per share of $3.13, a 22 percent increase versus prior year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CUT AND SEW RUGS,OUTDOOR BROADLOOMGAIN 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE STARS OF DOMOTEX - PEOPLE, PRODUCTS & TRENDS 2018, PART 2
HANNOVER, Germany -- The 2018 edition of Domotex, the international floor covering fair held here in January each year, lived up to its reputation as a celebration of the best and the new in area rugs worldwide.