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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHIIR RUGS, A UNIQUE RETAILER-DESIGNER PARTNERSHIP, LAUNCHES NEW ESSENCE COLLECTION
The new Essence collection by SHIIR Rugs includesEtson, 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.
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.