JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GREENSBORO SHOWHOUSE TO OPEN DURING SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET
GREENSBORO,NC – TheJuniorLeagueofGreensboro will host the 2013 ShowHouse April 20 to May 5, 2013. The ShowHouse will open with a Patron’s Gala on Friday, April 19, and subsequently will be open to the public for a two-week period.
FEIZY CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND INNOVATION
John Feizy, left, founder and owner of Feizy Rugs, with son Cameron Feizy, right, senior vice president, and daughter Leah Feizy, assistant to the president.
By Lissa Wyman
DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a 70's style birthday bash in High Point on Sunday, April 21. It's definitely a time to party, but it's also a time to reflect on Feizy's 40 years of achievement.John Feizy, founder and owner of Feizy Rugs, discussed the past and shared his vision for the future with Rugnews.com.
LOLOI TO HOST COCKTAIL PARTY DURING HIGH POINT MARKET
DALLAS – Loloi will host a cocktail party during Spring High Point Market in its IHFC showroom D-320 Sunday, April 21 at 5 p.m.. The party will feature catered hors d'oeuvres, drinks and the return of the popular band Jaxon Jill with its renditions of tunes from the '70s, '80s, '90s and today.
SURYA TO HOST EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has announced its schedule of showroom events for the upcoming High Point Spring Market, April 20 to 25, 2013. This year's theme, "Be Inspired," will be explored through a series of design events and training as well as themed merchandising displays spotlighting the latest trends. The events will take place in Surya’s Showplace showroom 4100.
SURYA TO LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION WITH DESIGNER KATE SPAIN
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has joined forces with designer Kate Spain to launch a collection of rugs and coordinating pillows. The new range will debut at the upcoming High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013 at the company's Showplace showroom 4100. Spain will be on hand to discuss her new collection Sunday April 21 at 2 p.m.
Safavieh’s Bohemian collection has five new hemp rugs in geometric transitional designs hand-knotted in India. The rugs are vegetable dyed and retail for $584 in the 6x9 size.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh has joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). In conjunction with new membership, the company will launch new sustainable rug collections at its Historic Market Square showroom, suite 120, during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013.
SILKROUTE INTERNATIONAL MOVES TO AMERICASMART 5TH FLOOR SHOWROOM AS PART OF PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION
ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta continues the integration of its home and rug collections with Silkroute International’s expansion into a new, larger showroom. Silkroute International will move from its previous 7,000 sq. ft. showroom 11-E-15 to a new 14,000 sq. ft. showroom, 5-D-7 on the 5th floor of Building 1.
SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE CUSTOM RUG PROGRAM AT HIGH POINT
Safavieh Custom Rug Program
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will introduce its Custom Rug Program for interior designers during High Point Market. Safavieh is located at Market Square 120. A brochure detailing the program will be distributed to design clients during Market, according to Arash Yaraghi, president.
STYLECRAFT MOVES TO AMERICASMART FOURTH FLOOR AS PART OF INTEGRATION OF HOME AND RUG PRODUCT COLLECTIONS
ATLANTA – As part of AmericasMart’s integration of home and rug product collections, The StyleCraft Home Collection will move to a new 9,000 sq. ft. showroom on Floor 4 of Building 1. StyleCraft was previously in a 7,600 sq. ft. showroom on the 13th floor.
SURYA PARTNERS WITH THREE DESIGNERS TO CREATE RUG AND PILLOW COLLECTIONS
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has joined forces with interior designer, author and product designer Florence de Dampierre and fashion designer Peter Som to create new rug collections. The company will also debut a new line of pillows inspired by the archival designs of the late Australian designer Florence Broadhurst. The new products will be introdfuced during High Point Market in the Surya Showplace showroom 4100.
Home Fashion Superstar Kathy Ireland, left, with Alex Peykar, Nourison principal, right, and Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com. Kathy was on hand to meet and greet customers and introduce her new licensed collections for Nourison.
HGTV Superstar Genevieve Gorder,left, met with fans and customers at the Capel showroom. Here she is with Jesse Capel, center, and Cameron Capel, right, of Capel.
Kim Nyman of Home Decorators Collection by Home Depot, Atlanta, with Jonathon Witt and Maria Metropolous-Ward of Sphinx by Oriental Weavers. OW just announced new licensing agreement with Pantone and will be introducing the first products in July.
By Lissa Wyman
HIGH POINT, NC. -- Rug vendors had no complaints about the Spring High Point Market, saying it was one of the best in years. Traffic didn't dribble off after a couple days, but kept in a steady flow through all the buildings. Buyers were in a bright mood, which was reflected in their rug purchases. Light, colorful rugs at mid-price levels were best sellers through the week.
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HIGH POINT, NC -- For the first time in a long time, there was laughter in the halls and showrooms of High Point.The economic recovery is finally coming to the home furnishings business. It showed in the faces and body language of both vendors and retailers at last week's High Point Market.
NEW YORK – The second annual Rug Show at Javits will take place Sunday, Sept. 22 to Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, according to Rug Show organizers. The event coincides with the New York Home Fashions Market, which runs Sept. 23 to 26, 2013 at 295 Fifth Ave., 7West New York and other venues.
TIMBERLAKE FAMILY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN HOME FURNISHINGS
LEXINGTON, NC – Bob Timberlake and the Timberlake family is celebrating 100 years in home furnishings this year. Timberlake’s grandfather, Edgar Timberlake, incorporated Piedmont Furniture Co. in 1913. Timberlake is a licensing partner with Shaw Living.
HELLENIC CANADA PARTNERS WITH HGTV DESIGNERS STEVEN & CHRIS
TORONTO, CANADA – Hellenic Canada has partnered with Steven and Chris, hosts of HGTV's hosts Designer Guys, to produce rugs inspired by Steven and Chris’ style and brand. The new collections will be shown during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013 at Hellenic Canada's showroom, IHFC M-318.
HARRISBURG, PA – Wagner Home Furnishings of Missoula, MT is the newest member of Furniture First, the national buying group. Wagner’s Home Furnishings brings the Furniture First membership roster to 202 stockholders with 423 furniture stores in 47 states, according to Bill Harman, president of Furniture First.
HAROUNIAN PARTNERS WITH ENGLAND AND BERNHARDT FURNITURE
NEW YORK – Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has partnered with England and Bernhardt Furniture to display HRI's new area rug collections. The rugs will be shown at the England and Bernhardt showrooms during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013.
DALLAS – Loloi Rugs will donate a percentage of all proceeds from its new Wonder Collection to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity according to Cyrus Loloi, a company principal. Loloi is supporting the organization because of its continued mission to “build homes, communities and hope.”
SPHINX ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH PANTONE TO CREATE PANTONE UNIVERSE RUGS
DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers has entered into a new color partnership with Pantone, LLC. The new multi-year venture will be labeled under the Pantone Universe brand, according to Michael Riley, president of Oriental Weavers USA.
KALEEN REVAMPS WEBSITE IN MORE USER-FRIENDLY FORMAT
DALTON, GA – Kaleen has redesigned and re-launched its website with a new and updated look, a more user-friendly format and improved features which include visuals that announce news and special events as well as introductions, according to Monty Rathi, chief operating officer.
SHAW FLOORS TO SPONSOR HGTV SMART HOME GIVEAWAY DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors will be the exclusive flooring provider and sponsor of the first HGTV Smart Home Giveaway, set for Spring 2013, according to Kathy Young, director of marketing for Shaw Floors. The home will be located in the Paradise Key South Beach community in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
CAPEL TO DEBUT COCOCOZY LINE WITH DESIGNER COCO DURING HIGH POINT MARKET
Capel Rugs Cococozy pink
TROY, NC – Capel Rugs has teamed up with blogger and textile designer Coco, founder of the design blog Cococozy, to create a line of hand knotted rugs which will be introduced at the High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013. Coco will be on hand in the company’s showroom at Market Square 112 Monday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
SURYA LAUNCHES 'INSPIRED HOME' SWEEPSTAKES ON PINTEREST
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched its "Inspired Home" sweepstakes on Pinterest. Customers and Pinterest users may enter for a chance to win a Surya rug and home accessory package of their choosing from themes inspired by travel, fashion or nature, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. The promotion runs through May 12, 2013.
CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization. An ISO 9001 certificate was awarded to Sheikh Bhullan & Sons, the parent company of Rizzy Home, in the category of Design, Manufacture and Export of Carpets and Floor Coverings.
FEIZY RUGS PARTNERS WITH THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN
DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs has joined forces with The Global Fund for Children (GFC). The company announced it will donate a percentage of all market sales written in the Feizy Rugs Showrooms during each market during the next twelve months, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer.The GFC benefits marginalized children in more than 60 countries.
NOURISON AND KATHY IRELAND WORLDWIDE IN LICENSING AGREEMENT
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Nourison has entered into a licensing agreement with Kathy Ireland Worldwide for a floor covering partnership. This licensing agreement includes the brands Kathy Ireland Home as well as Kathy Ireland Designs Jardin by Nicholas Walker, Kathy Ireland Designs Acafe Society by Chef Andres, and Kathleen Marie. In addition, Nourison will be creating decorative accessories under this agreement.
CALHOUN, GA – Surya was recognized as the Vendor Partner of the Year during La-Z-Boy’s Vendor Appreciation Dinner on April 17 in High Point, NC. In lieu of giving a plaque to Surya, La-Z-Boy contributed $500 to Surya's philanthropic partner, the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a meal program that feeds 1.3 million underprivileged children daily in schools across India.
ALLIYAH RUGS FOCUSES ON QUALITY AND AGGRESSIVE PRICING
Brothers Shahzeb Alam, sales executive, and Zubair Alam, vice president of sales for Alliyah. The rug importing company is expanding in both rugs and home accessories.
By Lissa Wyman
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Alliyah Rugs is the new trademark for the Indian rug importer formerly known as Horizon Home Imports. The U.S.company, headquartered in Charlotte, distributes rugs and home accents from a 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Charlotte and another in Clemmons, NC..