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2015 DECEMBER

  • 12022015 Fabulous Beekman Boys to Appear at Las Vegas Market

    Fabulous Beekman Boys

    FABULOUS BEEKMAN BOYS TO APPEAR AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    LAS VEGAS -- The Fabulous Beekman Boys--arbiters of style, best-selling authors and artisanal manufacturers--will host a style seminar, special book signing and Instagram takeover during the winter 2016 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 24-28 at World Market Center Las Vegas.


     
  • 12032015 Bokara Returns to Atlanta To Push Contemporary Range

    BOKARA RUG RETURNS TO AMERICASMART TO PUSH CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS


    Featuring vivid contemporary designs, the Canvas Art Select collection by Bokara Rug will debut at a new showroom at the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market. 


    SECAUCUS, NJ--Bokara Rug Company will return to the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, held from Jan. 13-16, 2016, after a 10-year hiatus from the show. The company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, will exhibit in AmericasMart Building 1, 3D-7.


  • 12082015 Dallas Market Curates Nation’s Largest Collection of One-of-a-Kind Products
    DALLAS MARKET CURATES NATION'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTS

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 20-26, will feature the nation's largest collection of unique, one-of-a-kind products found in a single location including handcrafted, artisan and vintage products across more than 500,000 square feet of permanent and temporary spaces.


  • 12082015 Domotex Names 24 Finalists for Carpet Design Awards 2016
    DOMOTEX NAMES 24 FINALISTS FOR CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2016


    Erbil Tezcan of Wool & Silk presenting at Domotex 2015 is among the 2016 U.S.-based finalists, which also include Art Resources, Jaipur, Rug and Kilim, Woven Legends and Zollanvari.

    HANNOVER -- The finalists of the Carpet Design Awards 2016 have now been named. In November, a jury nominated the best handmade designer carpets for the final round of the international competition. Presented in eight categories, the Carpet Design Awards honor the outstanding quality and design of the world's best carpets.


  • 12082015 Icon Honors 2016: Call for Entries Opens Now

    ICON HONORS 2016: CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS NOW


    ATLANTA --The Icon Honors 2016 Call for Entries opens today in a three-month run extending to all who will compete for top recognition in the home and gift industry's highest and most celebrated mark of achievement.


     
  • 12082015 Tayse Rugs Opens Permanent NY Textile Building Showroom

    TAYSE RUGS OPENS PERMANENT NY TEXTILE BUILDING SHOWROOM


    In its third major showroom move of 2015, Tayse Rugs has opened in the NY Textile Building. 


    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Rapidly growing Tayse Rugs announced today that it opened its first permanent space in New York at Manhattan's landmark Textile Building at 295 5th Ave. 


  • 12092015 Justina Blakeney's New Bohemian Style: Q&A with Lololi's New Licensing Partner

    JUSTINA BLAKENEY'S NEW BOHEMIAN STYLE: Q&A WITH LOLOI'S NEW LICENSING PARTNER


    Justina Blakeney, author of The New Bohemians, has launched a collection of rugs and pillows with Loloi.


    Justina Blakeney is a phenomenon of the social media age: a multi-talented creative whose education, travels, career, and decorating philosophy led to a wildly successful blog, a New York Times best-seller, and a personal brand made in licensing heaven.  At the launch of her rug and pillow collections for Loloi, in High Point this fall, RugNews.com delved into Blakeney's New Bohemian Style. 


  • 12102015 First Look at Finalist Rugs in Domotex 2016 Design Awards

    FIRST LOOK AT FINALIST RUGS IN DOMOTEX 2016 DESIGN AWARDS

     

    One of 28 finalists selected by Domotex judges for the Carpet Design Awards 2016, Squeeze Me Hold Me from Brieditis & Evans of Sweden exemplifies the trend toward extremely textural weaves.


    HANNOVER--The 24 finalists in eight categories have been chosen and as expected, the selections range from tomorrow's heirlooms to directional fashion.


  • 12112015 Linon to Unveil New Rug Showroom at AmericasMart

    LINON TO UNVEIL NEW RUG SHOWROOM AT AMERICASMART


    Steve Mazarakis, VP of the Linon Flooring Division, announces the grand opening of a new showroom displaying the breadth of new and stocking rugs such as this popular grey Platinum collection design.


    ATLANTA--Linon Home Decor Products Inc. will unveil a new 3,000-foot area rug showroom on the sixth floor of AmericasMart, in Building 1, Suite 6-G-4 during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January.  


  • 12132015 Safavieh's Revamped Website Eases Navigation, Improves User Experience

    SAFAVIEH'S REVAMPED WEBSITE EASES NAVIGATION, IMPROVES USER EXPERIENCE


    Safavieh attributes a 30 percent increase in traffic to its website since the redesign, with a significant portion of the growth coming from younger, mobile-centric visitors and from Europe. 


    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--Safavieh has launched a remodeled photography-focused website which features a mobile-friendly, responsive design that adapts seamlessly to all desktops, tablets and mobile screen sizes.


  • 12142015 Creative Matters Announces Premiere Exhibit at Maison & Objet

    CREATIVE MATTERS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE EXHIBIT AT MAISON & OBJET 


    Cascade from the new Arctic collection of wool and silk will be shown at Creative Matters' inaugural exhibition booth at Maison & Objet in Paris this January.


    TORONTO -- Creative Matters will exhibit at the Maison & Objet Paris trade fair for the first time from Jan. 22-26, 2016. 


  • 12142015 LR Resources Revamps Atlanta Showroom to Showcase Rug and Home Fashion Intros

    LR RESOURCES REVAMPS ATLANTA SHOWROOM TO SHOWCASE RUG AND HOME FASHION INTROS


    L.R. Resources' natural fiber and earth toned Sonora rug collection with pops of jewel tones extend the "Naturals" line to over 20 design and color combinations to be featured at its AmericasMart showroom.


    DALTON, GA.--At the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market, buyers will see a revamped L.R. Resources showroom featuring new accent pillows and textile home product lines in addition to a growing roster of area rug designs and constructions. LR Resources' permanent AmericasMart space is in Building 1, showroom 4-F-11.


  • 12162015 Feizy Gives Back with $20,000 Donation to the Global Fund for Children

    FEIZY GIVES BACK WITH $20,000 DONATION TO THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN


    Cambodian girls from Phnom Penh in a scene from a thank you video featuring programs supported through Feizy's donation to The Global Fund for Children supporting marginalized children.


    DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs is giving back this holiday season and supporting the world's most marginalized children with a $20,000 donation to The Global Fund for Children. Company officials say it is estimated that more than 215 million children worldwide are in engaged in some form of child labor, and that in the least developed countries, one child out of every four is involved in some form of dangerous labor. 


  • 12172015 DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR Partners with the International Surface Event 2016
    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR PARTNERS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT 2016

    SHANGHAI -- DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the leading flooring trade exhibition in Asia Pacific, and The International Surface Event, North America's leading flooring, stone and tile event, have entered into a mutual endorsement agreement. This partnership expands the reach of the events and establishes a strong global presence.


  • 12172015 Party on Peachtree Will Be Winter Market's Hottest Night
    PARTY ON PEACHTREE WILL BE WINTER MARKET SEASON'S HOTTEST NIGHT


    ATLANTA--Party on Peachtree 2016 is the hottest ticket at Market and the single-largest event benefitting Gift For Life (GFL) and Young Gift Executives (YGE).  It will take place on January 14 at 6:30 p.m., complete with a cocktail buffet dinner and live performances by The Helpers--all choreographed by Emmy-nominated emcee Tom Sullivan.  Proceeds from the event will continue Gift For Life's work in the fight against AIDS and Young Gift Executives' support of domestic violence survivors.


     
     
  • 12182015 Revita Rugs Introduces Next Generation of Stain Protection

    REVITA RUGS INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OF STAIN PROTECTION


    Revita Rugs encourages designers and gallery owners to test Revita Protection for themselves to see its unprecedented results in defying liquid and food coloring stains.


    NEW YORK--Revita Rugs has introduced a proprietary new rug stain barrier called Revita Protection, following a year of intensive research and development. 


  • 12182015 Thought Leaders and Tastemakers Headline Market Programs at Americasmart January 2016 Market
    THOUGHT LEADERS AND TASTEMAKERS HEADLINE MARKET PROGRAMS AT AMERICASMART JANUARY 2016 MARKET



    ATLANTA -- AmericasMart Atlanta presents an engaging and inspirational program of design, retail, media and culinary thought leaders and tastemakers at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 12 to Jan. 19 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, Jan. 13 to Jan. 16. 



  • 12202015 Android Capability Added to Kalaty App

    ANDROID CAPABILITY ADDED TO
    KALATY APP


    HICKSVILLE, N.Y.--Kalaty Rug Corporation is pleased to announce that in addition to its popular app for iPad and iPhone, the company's app is now available for Android devices through Google Play.  


  • 12222015 Company C Major Spring-Summer Launch at Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

    COMPANY C PLANS MAJOR SPRING-SUMMER LAUNCH AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL GIFT & HOME FURNISHINGS MARKET

    Company C adds new rugs, bed and bath, pillows, throws, fabric, and furniture at AmericasMart in its largest-ever Spring-Summer collection, including the hand-hooked jute Hadley rug.


    ATLANTA -- Company C, the award-winning New Hampshire based design and manufacturing company, is introducing its Spring and Summer 2016 collections at AmericasMart  showroom 9-A-20, Building 1 in Atlanta on January 11. 


  • 12222015 Zuo Modern to Host Las Vegas Market Book Signing for Designer Christopher Kennedy

    Designer Christopher Kennedy will sign copies of his book California Modern at a designer cocktail event at the Zuo Modern Showroom in Las Vegas on Jan. 25.

    ZUO MODERN TO HOST LAS VEGAS MARKET BOOK SIGNING FOR DESIGNER CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY


    Zuo Modern, producer of furniture and accessories including cowhide rugs, will hold a book signing event celebrating California designer Christopher Kennedy's book, California Modern at a designer cocktail during the January Las Vegas Market.  The event will be held on Jan. 25, 2016 from 5:30pm -7:00pm at the company's IMC World Market Center showroom B760. 


  • 12272015 The Future of Handmade Rugs: Execs Talk Pricing, Supply and Demand

    RugNews.com Exclusive

    THE FUTURE OF HANDMADE RUGS:
    EXECS TALK PRICING, SUPPLY AND DEMAND


    A combination of factors is reshaping the handmade rug business. While handmade rugs have traditionally been sourced in many countries--India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Turkey and Nepal--most production in the past 20 years or so has been concentrated in India and China. But the workforce of weavers willing to perform the painstaking craft is changing. 


  • 12282015 Rug & Kilim Innovates with Scandinavian Flat Weaves

    RUG & KILIM INNOVATES WITH SCANDINAVIAN FLATWEAVES


    An array of flatweave designs from the new Rug & Kilim Scandinavian collection display innovations in color, texture and blends of yarn including chenille, cotton and wool.


    NEW YORK--Rug & Kilim founder Jahanshah "Josh" Nazmiyal aims to take the best of Scandinavian flatweave design and tweak it for broader market appeal. Although rugs in this genre have always been popular with Rug & Kilim's to-the-trade clientele, the company has adapted, reworked and improved upon Scandinavian carpets by prominent mid-20th century designers and weavers to develop an exclusive new collection aimed at wholesale buyers.


  • 12292015 AmericasMart Announces 18 Educational Mini Workshops for Atlanta Market Attendees

    AMERICASMART ANNOUNCES 18 EDUCATIONAL MINI WORKSHOPS FOR ATLANTA MARKET ATTENDEES


    ATLANTA--During The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in January, The Education Center at AmericasMart will present a series of 18 mini workshops designed to help retailers and designers improve their businesses through social media, technology and the newest best practices in retailing.


  • 12302015 Experts and Icons Headline On-Point Seminars at Atlanta Market

    EXPERTS AND ICONS HEADLINE ON-POINT SEMINARS AT ATLANTA MARKET


    ATLANTA--A host of style arbiters will appear at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in early January. The roster includes Southern Style Now author Robert Leleux, celebrity wedding and style expert Anya Sarre, Pantone Color Institute vice president Laurie Pressman, global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter, and a litany of designers and influential retailers including Eddie Ross, Jaithan Kochar, Gerrie Bremermann, Michelle Nussbaumer, Shaun Smith, Beth Webb, Brian Patrick Flynn, Barclay Butera, Young Huh and more.  


  • 12302015 Kane Carpet Hires Jefferies and Roach for Sales in North and South Carolina
    KANE CARPET HIRES JEFFERIES AND ROACH FOR SALES IN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA


    Tommy Roach, left, and Jim Jefferies have joined the Kane Carpet sales team with responsibility for North and South Carolina.

     
    NEW YORK--Kane Carpet announced today the appointment of industry veterans, Jim Jefferies and Tommy Roach to the company's sales team. They will be responsible for selling to dealers in North and South Carolina, and will report to Bruce Kurtz, vice president of marketing and sales of New York-based Kane Carpet.


  • 12312015 Tamarian to Present "The Making of a Custom Rug" in Seminar at Atlanta International Rug Market

    TAMARIAN TO PRESENT THE MAKING OF A CUSTOM RUG IN SEMINAR AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET


    The anatomy of the custom rug making process for high-end installations like this library project will be demystified at Tamarian's seminar on Jan. 15 during Atlanta Rug Market. Click for step by step photos.


    BALTIMORE--Tamarian Carpets will present a special seminar entitled "The Making of a Custom Rug" during the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market. Presented by Geoff Duckworth, senior designer and graphics manager for Tamarian, the seminar will be held at the company's AmericasMart showroom, 6-E-18 on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Vendors
  • 12032015 Pantone Names Colors of the Year; Rug Industry Ahead of the Trend

    PANTONE NAMES COLORS OF THE YEAR;
    RUG INDUSTRY AHEAD OF THE TREND


    Pantone's 2016 colors Rose Quartz and Serenity are captured in this Immersive collection rug by Thibault van Renne.


    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Global color trend-setter Pantone released its Color of the Year today, more precisely its first ever pairing of colors, blue Serenity and pink Rose Quartz for 2016--two shades the rug industry had already been incorporating into its fall market introductions as RugNews.com has been reporting. 


  • 12032015 Surya to Showcase Colors of the Year at Winter Markets
    SURYA TO SHOWCASE COLORS OF THE YEAR AT WINTER MARKETS


    Pantone Color of the Year Rose Quartz is included in the palette of Surya's Zahra rug.

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Surya will spotlight at winter markets a broad-reaching assortment of rugs and accessories in the dual hues announced by color authority Pantone as the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year.  
    Since the announcement, Surya has already culled a number of products in tones of Serenity and Rose Quartz, which, according to Pantone embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace. These products, along with all other items displayed in Surya's showrooms, will be in stock and ready to ship during the winter season.



  • 12052015 2016 AMERICA’S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
    2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN



    ATLANTA -- AmericasMart has opened its invitation to rug manufacturers to submit their top rug designs to be considered for the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards, held during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. The rug market takes place takes places Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Click for 2016 rug categories and deadlines.


     

  • 12152015 American Dakota Debuts Expanded Lodge and Southwest Rug Lines at Atlanta Market

    AMERICAN DAKOTA DEBUTS EXPANDED LODGE AND SOUTHWEST RUG LINES AT ATLANTA MARKET

     

    Copper Canyon, an introduction slated to debut at AmericasMart in January, is part of a new 19-rug series from American Dakota.


    CALHOUN, Ga. -- American Dakota will introduce 19 new rug designs at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 12-19, 2016. The collections expand American Dakota's increasingly popular offering of lodge and southwest rug designs.


     
  • 12152015 High-End Rug & Kilim and Vanden Loom Join Forces, Seek Partners

    HIGH-END RUG & KILIM AND VANDEN LOOM JOIN FORCES, SEEK PARTNERS


    Alfred Etaat of Vanden Loom and Josh Nazmiyal of Rug & Kilim teamed up to pool resources and share street level showroom space on East 59th Street in Manhattan.  


    NEW YORK--New York designer showrooms Rug & Kilim and Vanden Loom have teamed up in an effort to boost sales and reduce operating costs. 


  • 12162015 Capel Rugs to Unveil Eight Rug Collections at Winter Markets

    CAPEL RUGS TO UNVEIL EIGHT RUG COLLECTIONS AT WINTER MARKETS


    Botanicum, Capel's eye-popping floral collection hand tufted in India of 100 percent wool pile, will be introduced at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in January.


    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs will introduce a total of eight new collections at the January winter markets, covering a wide range of price points, styles and constructions. The collections are designed to provide retailers with an assortment of fresh, on-trend looks for the early 2016 selling season that complement today's increasingly eclectic decorating styles.


  • 12172015 Rizzy Home Hires Elisa Andruzzi
    RIZZY HOME HIRES
    ELISA ANDRUZZI

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Rug and textile manufacturer Rizzy Home has hired Elisa Andruzzi as creative director for rugs. Andruzzi will oversee creative development for the company's rug division and will report to Teresa Parris, creative and visual manager for Rizzy Home.



     
  • 12172015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rugs Premiering Now at Major Retailers
    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS RUGS NOW PREMIERING AT MAJOR RETAILERS


    G.A. Gertmenian & Sons produces Star Wars VII accent rugs under a licensing agreement with Lucasfilm. This 40" x56" heat transfer print polyester rug has an MRSP of $29.88.


    Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens officially opens in theaters today, but financial analysts and media pundits have been forecasting Disney's projected global ticket sales and licensing fees for at least a year. 


  • 12212015 SHIIR Rugs, a Unique Retailer-Designer Partnership, Launches New Essence Collection

    SHIIR RUGS, A UNIQUE RETAILER-DESIGNER PARTNERSHIP, LAUNCHES NEW ESSENCE COLLECTION

    The new Essence collection by SHIIR Rugs includes Etson, a wool range with the illusion of aged colors and subtle pattern created through an oxidation process. 


    CHICAGO -- SHIIR Rugs, which designs and produces hand-knotted, hand-woven luxury rugs, launched its latest collection, Essence, in November to enthusiastic reception at trade-only showrooms in nine cities, according to Brian Rojanasumaphong, who manages daily operations for the company.    


  • 12222015 G. Fried to Remain in Long-Time Location After Selling Old Westbury Building

    G. FRIED TO REMAIN IN LONG-TIME LOCATION AFTER SELLING OLD WESTBURY BUILDING


    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. -- Wendy Fried, president and owner of G. Fried Carpet and Design Center, announced today that although the company had intended to move after selling the building it has occupied for years at 800 Old Country Road, G. Fried will instead lease from the new owners of the building. 


  • 12232015 HRI Expands Strategy to Machine-Made; Launches Limited-Edition Persian Designs

    HRI EXPANDS STRATEGY TO MACHINE-MADE; LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION PERSIAN DESIGNS

    HRI will launch Mastercraft, a cross-woven Wilton collection with limited-edition Persian designs with up to 16 colors at the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market. Retail is $600 in 5x8. 


    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) will introduce its first machine-made collection at the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market in January. 


















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