Last month, a Rugnews.com reader approached me at the Las Vegas market and suggested I do a "What If?" column. "What if we didn't have hand tufted rugs?" he asked. "A lot of people complain about how tufted rugs have over-run the market, but if we didn't have them, our industry would not be nearly as large as it is today."
HISTORIC AXMINSTER RUG TO BE AUCTIONED AT BONHAMS IN LONDON
Historic Axminster will go on sale in London April 13.
LONDON - An historic 19th Century 40' x 25' Axminster carpet will be sold April 13 at Bonham's, the international art and antiques auction house. The rug has an estimated value of £15,000 to £20,000 ($22,450 to $30,000)
DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers is moving to a new 2,500 sq. ft. showroom on the third floor of Showplace in High Point, NC. The new space more than doubles Sphinx's previous 1,000 sq. ft. Showplace showroom.
Rugnews.com Market Report RUG VENDORS REPORT SOLID RESULTS AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS WEEK
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK -- No complaints from rug vendors who showed at New York Home Fashions Week, March 8 to 12. Buyers from mass market stores kept their appointments and placed orders. It was business as usual despite the ongoing effects of the recession.
SAFAVIEH TO HOST DESIGNER THOMAS O’BRIEN AT HIGH POINT
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will celebrate the debut of interior designer Thomas O’Brien’s first book, American Modern, on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the courtyard at Market Square in High Point, NC.
ATLANTA -- Wools of New Zealand has produced a video report on February's Surfaces 2010 event. The four-minute film provides an over-view of the booths of Wools of New Zealand partners and WONZ events at Surfaces . Click here here to see the video.
NEW YORK – The New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) has partnered with 7 W New York and the New York Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to offer NYICS exhibitors free Internet promotional space.
DANBURY, CT – Ethan Allen’s sales for the first two months of 2010, have increased approximately 25% over the prior year, according to Ethan Allen chairman and chief executive officer, Farooq Kathwari.
ATLANTA, GA – The Home Depot has implemented a series of Spring Black Friday events to kick off the Spring selling season. The first Spring Black Friday began in the south on March 19. Black Friday events are planned in early April in other areas as warmer weather moves North.
NEW YORK -- Sabry Rug & Textiles has opened its first New York showoom, located at 295 Fifth Ave. "This is an exciting event for us because the New York Home Fashions Market is the natural market for our products," Mohamed Sabry, president, told Rugnews.com.