TRENDCAST 03 BY RUGNEWS.COM: "DESIGN INTELLIGENCE FOR THE
The editors of RugNews.com present a bird's eye view of fashion's hot new
Audubon Society. In Trendcast 03, we follow a fashion migration from the catwalk
to high design rugs and textiles by artists and couturiers. From this summer's
Atlanta Rug market, to last week's Maison & Objet in Paris, to fashion shows in
NY and Europe, bird motifs are back in the news.
CARPET EXPERT SHARES HIGHLIGHTS OF FINE RUGS IN UPCOMING AUCTION
Lot 68 - the showpiece of Sotheby's Oct. 1 auction - is 17th
century "Polonaise" silk and metal-thread rug from Central
Persia originally from the estate of King Umberto II of Italy.
NEW YORK -
Sotheby's plans to auction a curated group of nearly 200 Middle Eastern, Russian
and Asian textiles, rugs, and carpets, hailing from distinguished private
collections on Oct. 1. Beginning today, Sept. 25 to Sept. 30, Sotheby's New York
auction house is exhibiting the rugs, some of which have been on the auction
block before, while others are new-to-the-market.
TAYSE EXPANDS HIGH POINT PRESENCE WITH NEW SHOWROOM
Tayse will introduce three new collections at
its new High Point Showroom, including Ambiance, which is machine made of
polypropylene and retails at $259 in 5x8.
CALHOUN, GA - Tayse Rugs announces a move to a new and larger showroom at High
Point Market to accommodate its expanded collections for 2015. At the upcoming
October 2105 market, the company will unveil its new 3120-square-foot showroom,
space M433, is in the IHFC Main building, floor 4.
CAPEL REDESIGNS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM FOR OCTOBER MARKET;
ANNOUNCES BUYER GIVEAWAYS, DISCOUNTS
Capel Rugs will promote the Biltmore for your Home Silver Anniversary sweepstakes in High Point (BiltmoreGranada rug shown) in addition giveaways, discounts and drawings to spice up the shopping experience.
TROY, NC - Capel Rugs is redesigning its historic Market Square showroom for the
Oct. 17 to 22 High Point Market to enhance its product presentation and improve
GOODWEAVE'S 14TH ANNUAL RUG RAFFLE WINNER TO BE SELECTED
Moon, a founding partner of GoodWeave, will auction off a 5x7
size 100-knot Rima rug, hand-knotted in Nepal, during the NYICS
show later this month.
WASHINGTON, DC - GoodWeave International, in partnership with New
Moon, will announce the winner of their 2015 Annual Rug Raffle at the New York
International Carpet Show (NYICS) this year. The winning ticket will be drawn at
New Moon's showcase at NYICS on September 20 at 2 p.m. All raffle proceeds
support GoodWeave's mission to end child servitude in the carpet sector.
Buyers arrive early on opening day of the Rug
Show at Javits 2015 for the first pick of hand-knotted rugs for
the fall selling season.
NEW YORK - The fourth annual Rug Show at Javits, which took place Aug. 30 to
Sept. 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here, ended with strong reviews
from buyers and exhibitors, who said the space was fantastic and the caliber of
dealers exceptional. With nearly 60 exhibitors, several told RugNews.com that
the Javits show had gained the critical mass it needs to become the U.S. event
for the high end of the market.
27THANNUAL ARTS AWARDS FINALISTS:
JAIPUR, LOLOI, SAFAVIEH AND COMPANY C
DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the 27th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, honors top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives. The 27th annual ARTS winners in 26 categories will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
COURISTAN A FIRST-TIME
EXHIBITOR AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET; ANNOUNCES ARRANGEMENT TO SHOW AT
PARK B SMITH LTD SHOWROOM
Buyers at NY Home Fashions Market
later this month will for the first time be able to shop
Couristan rugs, as shown here at the showroom of home textiles
producer, Park B. Smith.
FORT LEE, NJ - Couristan, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fine quality area
rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract/hospitality carpeting, will
exhibit for the first time at the New York Home Fashions Market, Sept.28 to
Oct.1. Couristan announced today it has have made an arrangement with Park B.
Smith, Ltd., which occupies New York Market Center Showroom located at 230 Fifth
Avenue, Suite 1818, 18th floor.
DINING RETURNS TO AMERICASMART WITH JP ATLANTA RESTAURANT
OPENING IN DECEMBER
ATLANTA - When
the celebrated Midnight Sun opened in Peachtree Center almost 50 years ago under
the visionary eye of its creator, John C. Portman, Jr., cuisine, culture and
cosmopolitan flair converged in a restaurant experience that redefined
mid-century Atlanta's standard for fine dining. This December, downtown dining
will again reach a new level of sophistication when refined cuisine and
contemporary elegance become one in the magnificent JP Atlanta, John Portman's
latest and most transformative addition to the continuing resurgence of the
central-city environment he has been developing for more than a half century.
SURYA TO EMPHASIZE COORDINATION OF OUTDOOR ACCESSORIES AT
At next week's Casual Market Chicago, Surya will
highlight ease of coordination between its multiple categories
of outdoor decorating products.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya will unveil at Casual Market Chicago hundreds of new outdoor
rugs and accessories in fresh styles, colors and high performance fabrics. The
company plans to showcase the ease with which its growing selection of outdoor
products can be mixed and matched to create seamlessly coordinated outdoor
spaces for any design or budget need.
LOLOI TO HOST BOOK SIGNING FOR NEW LICENSING PARTNER
JUSTINA BLAKENEY AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Designer Justina Blakeney will be available to
sign copies of her book, The New Bohemians, at Loloi's
showroom at next month's High Point Market.
DALLAS - Loloi's newest licensing partner, designer, award-winning blogger and
author Justina Blakeney, will be signing copies of her New York Times
best-selling book, The New Bohemians, at High Point Market. The book
signing will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Oct. 18 in Loloi's Showroom, IHFC
D-320, and the first 100 registered buyers will receive a free signed hardcover
copy of the book. The event also marks the debut of Blakeney's two new rug
collections and new pillow designs for Loloi.
JAIPUR TO LAUNCH 'DESIGN CAMPUS' INDOOR-OUTDOOR
COLLECTION AT CHICAGO CASUAL MARKET
Jaipur will unveil Design Campus indoor-outdoor
rugs in Chicago this week, including Nightwatch, which
exemplifies the trend to bird motifs in home decor.
ATLANTA - Jaipur, one of the world's fastest growing wholesalers in the home
textiles and accent industry, has partnered with internationally known
designers, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, of California-based Design Campus, to
launch a new indoor-outdoor rug collection at this week’s Chicago Casual Market.
The collection will display at Jaipur's Booth 7-5087 at the casual market, and
will be shown at the fall High Point Market.
NEW YORK -
Southwestern designs styled for the luxury market reinforced the importance of
the lodge look at the Rug Show at Javits, which was a canvas for showcasing
Navajo-inspired motifs in updated colors by top brands such as Art Resources,
New Moon and The New England Collection. Each company fine-tuned the look in a
distinctively upscale way, whether using indigenous undyed wool, or even Tibetan
hand-knotting to replace the traditional flatweave.
ICONIC DESIGNS PROVE ON POINT
AT RUG SHOW AT JAVITS
NEW YORK - Iconic
rug designs made a striking statement at The Rug Show at Javits held here Aug.
30 to Sept. 2, providing a bold, colorful alternative for purists seeking
traditional motifs in a market brimming with transitional neutrals. In fact,
after being abandoned by many importers, the category saw new niche players such
as Andkhuy Rugs of San Francisco make its first foray into wholesaling at the
early fall show, and industry stalwarts (such as James Opie, Tibet Rug Co., and
Woven Legends) all reporting a satisfying New York event.
NEW YORK - With nearly 60 exhibitors filling 80,000 feet of space, the Rug Show
at Javits delivered a comprehensive first look at carpets soon to arrive at some
of the finest dealer showrooms in the country for the fall 2015 selling season.
The successful show, held earlier this month, offered a platform for
American-based and international trendsetters to showcase their newest and best
designs to new and key customers as well as important interior designers.
RugNews.com captures the buyer experience in an exclusive photo essay from
exhibitor booths to rooftop soiree.
GOODWEAVE HOLDS 14THANNUAL
RAFFLE AT NYICS; AWARDS NEPALESE RUG
BY NEW MOON
Erika Kurtz of New Moon Rugs and Nina Smith of GoodWeave at the raffle drawing on Sept. 20 at NYICS for the sage green Rima rug on the waterfall behind them. Winner of the rug valued at over $4,000 was Natalie Jorge ofCharlotte. Raffle tickets were sold
online with New Moon donating the prize and all proceeds going to support
GoodWeaveââ‚¬â„¢s mission to end child labor in the carpet sector. Read the full story
about the raffle
here. (Photo by Stephen Sullivan)
ICFA DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD FOROUTDOOR RUGS AT CHICAGO CASUAL MARKET
Jaipur's Desert collection rug called Mojave
received the Design Excellence award presented by the
International Casual Furniture Association at the 2015 Chicago
CHICAGO - Jaipur
Rugs received the International Casual Furnishings Association's Design
Excellence award for outstanding product design in the outdoor rug category at
the 2015 Chicago Casual Market, held last week at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
Jaipur, along with winners in 10 other categories of outdoor home furnishings
and accessories, was presented the award in its showroom on September 16, the
opening day of market. Winners of the Design Excellence awards were also
recognized at ICFA's Annual Awards Gala on Friday Sept. 18 at the Field Museum
OUTDOOR RUGS, CROSS-MERCHANDISING SCORE AT CASUAL MARKET
Couri, Couristan president and CEO, and Amy Chato Conlon, product development
and design director for residential, show off a design from the new Monaco
indoor-outdoor flatweave collection.
Strong buyer traffic at Casual Market Chicago, Sept. 16 to 19, generated smiles
and optimism about 2016 sales, according to interviews with several outdoor rug
exhibitors at this outdoor furnishings specialty show. Sponsored by the
International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), the market pulls dealers
from around the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Midwest.
NEW YORK - New York Home Fashions Market ushers in exciting new product
launches, line extensions into new categories and showroom expansions.
Buyers from big box stores to mass merchandisers have already scheduled
appointments with key vendors, and word is out that several heavy
hitters opted to screen new lines at the end of next week after the
market officially closes.
HIGHLIGHTS MINA VICTORY COLLECTION AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET
The Nourison showroom windows at the Textile Building at 295
Fifth Avenue are decked out on opening day of the New York Home
Fashions Market with a variety of designer lines from Kathy
Ireland Cortege to Mina Victory accent pillows.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will highlight natural fibers, faux fur and hair on
hide decorative pillows and accessories at this week's New York Home Fashions
Market, in addition to introducing new accent and area rug designs. Accent rug
collections include carved, Accent Decor printed designs and Chatham cotton/jute
blends. Area rug highlights include the Studio Collection with graphic,
urban-inspired patterns and the Decor Collection with two-tone color palettes
and kinetic graphic designs.
RUGS SHOWS OFF EXPANDED SHOWROOM, NEW ASSORTMENT DURING NY HOME FASHIONS
Loloi's dramatically larger
New York showroom gives plenty of play to the company's growing
assortment of pillows and throws during NY Home Fashions Market
NEW YORK - Loloi Rugs premiered a dramatically increased NY showroom today
during New York Home Fashions Market, which runs thru Oct. 1, 2015. More than
tripling in size, the 3,600 square foot space, located at 295 Fifth Ave., suite
1006, offers the Dallas-based home accessories company plenty of room to
showcase a full array of rugs and home textile products to buyers looking for
fresh ideas and inspirations.
DWELL WITH DIGNITY CREATE A HOME FOR
ATLANTA - AmericasMartAtlanta
is providing a new home interior design just in time for the holidays for a
deserving local family in collaboration with
Dwell with Dignity. The three-bedroom apartment will be designed
by Egypt Sherrod
of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and "Flipping Virgins" and
Steve McKenzie's home store and McKenzie Design using home furnishings
merchandise from AmericasMart showrooms. DIY guru and popular blogger
Dena Stormer will provide custom refurbished pieces and
handcrafted artwork. Members of the AmericasMart community including staff,
exhibitors, industry partners and friends will install the design.
SUPPLIERS SUPERCHARGED BY DAY ONE TRAFFIC; SHOW OFF PRODUCT LINE
EXTENSIONS AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET
Interior windows at Nourison's Textile Building showroom
coordinate new shag pillows from Mina Victory with Nourison
NEW YORK - The September New York Home Fashions Market opened Monday, Sept. 28
with an upbeat vibe as vendors' dance cards were jam-packed with appointments
with big heavy hitters looking for everything from exclusives to close-outs.
Predictions from rug suppliers were that Tuesday and Wednesday would exceed
buyer attendance on opening day, and some were rearranging flight schedules to
extend appointments through Thursday.
Dimond Home will introduce the Armito hand-tufted wool rug with
cotton backing in 3x5, 5x8, 8x10, and a 2'6"x8' runner in High
- Decorative accessories supplier Dimond Home, a division of lighting and
accent vendor ELK Group International, is entering the rug category introducing
33 designs at High Point Market running from Oct. 17 to 22.
SAFAVIEH TO EXPAND HIGH POINT SHOWROOM FOR FALL MARKET
Safavieh will introduce new designs and colors to the
power-loomed Passion of classic designs in textural
heirloom finishes ($965 MSRP for 6'7"x9'2".
PORT WASHINGTON, NY - Safavieh announced today that it will be
adding a new space to its High Point showrooms for the upcoming fall
market (Oct. 17 to 22). The rug and home furnishings manufacturer will
be taking over Market Square suite 112A, which will provide Safavieh
with an additional 5,000 square feet to showcase the rugs and furniture
it plans to exhibit at High Point.
TARGET STORES PARTNERS WITH GOODWEAVE TO CERTIFY ITS
PRIVATE LABEL HANDMADE RUGS
Target has licensed GoodWeave to certify its
Threshold brand woven rugs, as seen in the flatweaves shown on
Washington, DC -
GoodWeave International has announced a partnership with Target Corporation to
prevent child labor in the production of Target's owned-brand woven rugs. The
licensing program covers handmade rugs, including all hand woven and hand-tufted
products carrying Target's Threshold brand. These rugs are produced in India.
SURYA SETS FUNDRAISING
$75K FOR FOURTH ANNUAL
MILES FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN
Surya's fundraising program aims to provide lunchtime meals for
5,000 school children in rural India for an entire year.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has launched its
fourth annual Miles for Meals fundraising campaign in support of Akshaya Patra, an international school lunch program that provides children
in impoverished areas in India with an incentive to attend school along with the
nutrition they need to thrive. More than 56 Surya employees and partners have
signed up to participate in a half marathon event in Atlanta on Oct. 4, 2015, to
help raise money for the NGO-run program.
SURYA WINS 2015 MANUFACTURER ICFA LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR OUTDOOR
Surya will display its coordinated outdoor line at the Casual
Market Chicago, where the company will receive the ICFA 2015
Manufacturer Leadership award for design and quality of outdoor
High Point, NC - The International Casual Furnishings Association announced its
2015 Manufacturer Leadership Awards on September 2, following an online vote of
ICFA's retail, designer and supplier membership. Surya won in the Outdoor
Carpeting/Rugs/Flooring category, and with winners in nine other categories,
will receive a crystal trophy on September 16 on the opening day of Casual
Susan Herring of Echelon Interiors won
first prize, $1,000 in Surya products in in the
company's design contest.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has announced the winners of its second Surya Spaces
Contest. More than 150 images showcasing design projects featuring Surya
rugs and accessories were submitted by interior designers from across
the country. All entries were included in a special photo gallery on
Surya's Facebook page and the most 'liked' entry each week was promoted
across Surya's social media channels.
TAYSE ANNOUNCES FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM; DEBUTS PERMANENT HIGH POINT SPACE IN OCTOBER
CALHOUN, GA - On the heels of its move to a new and larger showroom in High Point in time for the upcoming October 2015 market, Tayse Rugs has announced it will unveil its first permanent showroom at Las Vegas Market in January, 2016. The 2000 square foot space is in World Market Center Building C, showroom C-768.
CONCORD, NH - Company C is expanding its reach with a brand new Studio Store concept, set to open on the Main Line in Wayne, PA this month. Company C is a New Hampshire based designer of hand crafted, colorful home furnishings, accessories and 100% organic bedding. The Studio Store concept is a collaboration between Company C Co-founders Christine and Walter Chapin, and Peggy and Scott Brehman, owners of the successful Aubusson Home store on the Philadelphia Main Line. The 2,000-foot Studio Store is located next door to Aubusson Home.
KAS RUGS' NEW WAREHOUSE INCREASES
TOTAL CAPACITY TO 231,000 SQUARE FEET
SOMERSET, NJ - KAS Rugs announces that construction of its second Calhoun, GA warehouse is complete and the 120,000-square-foot facility is now operational. This latest capital expansion brings the company's total distribution and warehousing capacity in Georgia to 231,000 feet, poising KAS as an industry leader in quality control and timely delivery of products as well as fashion and design.
FEIZY RUGS PARTNERSWITH HOUSE BEAUTIFUL TO SHOWCASE MAGAZINE'S TOP FIVE FALL COLORS
Exemplifying Berry from the House Beautiful color trends collection by Feizy, Cosmo in Galaxy is a hand-tufted bamboo viscose rug that reverses to a jacquard design on the back.
DALLAS - Feizy
partnering to showcase the magazine's top five fall colors. In the September
unveiled this season's hottest hues: Persimmon, Ochre, Berry, Indigo and Oyster.Ina
unique collaboration, Feizy worked with the magazine's editorial team to select
rugs in a variety of styles in each colorway to feature in the Feizy fall 2015
launching at High Point Market in October.
RUGS A FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION
The Project Error collection Anthar rug of hand carded wool and
bamboo silk has garnered international acclaim for Jaipur Rugs
as a finalist in the 2016 German Design Awards.
NORCROSS, GA -
Jaipur Rugs is a finalist in the 2016 edition of the prestigious German Design
Awards for the Anthar rug from the company's innovative Project Error
collection. Underscoring Jaipur's standing among global brands in the home
furnishings arena, Anthar was nominated in the Excellent Product Design Category
of the juried international event.
INTRODUCES THE AMAZING ANASTASIA RUG CAMPAIGN
Top names in interior design will create rooms featuring
Anastasia rugs by Loloi, Online voting Sept. 28 to Oct. 14 will
determine the room to receive $1,000 for charity.
launch the Amazing Anastasia campaign on Sept. 28, a promotion which asks home
decor enthusiasts to vote for their favorite rooms that have been created by top
names in interior design and high profile design bloggers featuring rugs from
Loloi's Anastasia rug collection.
NOURISON PARTNERS WITH VERANDA MAGAZINE TO SPONSOR
HOSPITALITY TENT AT ROLEX CENTRAL PARK HORSE SHOW
The hospitality text at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show,
opening tonight, will be decked out with this Silk Elements rug
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will
partner with Veranda magazine to sponsor the hospitality tent at the second
annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show to be held Sept. 23 to 27, 2015 . Park in
New York City on the grounds of the Wollman Skating Rink. The show features
five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, and will host
the inaugural U.S. Open in the following categories: Jumpers; Dressage; Hunters;
U25 Jumpers; and Arabians. Launched in September 2014, the show is the first
outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, and showcases
some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world.
Founder Jeffrey Soleimani unveils ModRen Rugs at the Rug Show at
NEW YORK - Jeffrey Soleimani officially unveiled his new company ModRen Rugs to wholesalers and dealers at the Rug Show at Javits earlier this month. Although the company was incorporated in 2014, Soleimani has been building an infrastructure, settling into a new Secaucus, NJ location, and building a website platform that makes it easy for clients to view the full extent of his Aubusson, Savonnerie and Tapestry collections.
AMER RUG CATALOG WINS 2015 AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD
The award-winning 330-page 2015 Amer Rugs catalog
featuring 29 new collections will be on view at the
company's High Point Market showroom.
Norcross, GA - Amer Rugs has
won the 2015 American Graphic Design Award by Graphic Design USA for the
company's 2015 product catalog. In making the announcement, Joe
Barkley, vice president of sales and marketing, Amer, said "we are
extremely honored to be recognized by Graphic Design USA for the effort
and energy placed into providing the best representation possible for
our products for our interior design clients and retail partners."