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2019 JANUARY

  • 01012019 Loloi Sets 15th Anniversary Parties for Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas Markets
    LOLOI SETS 15th ANNIVERSARY PARTIES FOR ATLANTA, DALLAS AND LAS VEGAS 


    Loloi kicks off its 15th anniversary with celebrations in Atlanta, where shoppers will be introduced to its new Rifle Paper x Loloi collaboration.  Shown, Aster Black from the Nairi collection.
     
    DALLAS  -- Loloi marks its 15th anniversary in 2019 with celebrations at winter markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas.


     
     
  • 01022019 Las Vegas Market Partners with 40+ Retail & Trade Groups
    LAS VEGAS MARKET PARTNERS WITH 40+ RETAIL & TRADE GROUPS


    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that partnerships with more than 40 industry organizations across the globe will add to the host of special programming, tours, educational opportunities and networking events planned for Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market.


  • 01022019 Raj Choudhary Named President of Amer Rugs
    RAJ CHOUDHARY NAMED PRESIDENT OF AMER RUGS
     

    Raj Choudhary takes the helm as president of Amer Rugs, a direct sales affiliate of Saraswati Global in the U.S. and Canada.

    Norcross, Ga. -- Mahesh Choudhary, founder and CEO of Amer Rugs announced that Raj Choudhary has been named president of Amer Rugs.


  • 01032019 High Point Market Authority Announces the 2019 Style Spotters Team
    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES  2019 STYLE SPOTTERS

     2019 Style Spotters will be on the hunt for trend-right decorative products in High Point. Above, Eric Haydel, Eric Haydel Design

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the 2019 Style Spotters team of eight top interior designers from the U.S. and Canada.



  • 01042019 Kalaty Focuses Market Debuts on Fashion Colors, Projects Another Year of Sales Growth
    KALATY FOCUSES MARKET DEBUTS ON FASHION COLORS, PROJECTS ANOTHER YEAR OF SALES GROWTH


    New for 2019, Kalaty's hand-knotted Harlow collection, featuring on-point abstract designs and palettes, will premiere at winter markets. Shown, HW-952

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Kalaty anticipates another strong year as it focuses its latest designs on fashion colors at the upcoming winter 2019 Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, and expands to High Point.


  • 01042019 Nourison Introduces New Abstract Patterns, Persian Designs and Shag Rugs at January Markets
    NOURISON INTRODUCES  NEW ABSTRACT PATTERNS, PERSIAN DESIGNS AND SHAG RUGS AT JANUARY MARKETS


    Nourison showcases its breadth of assortment at winter markets, ranging from abstracts to Persians to shags. Shown, Christopher Guy, CGS32

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J.-- Nourison adds several new collections in a range of styles, including abstract patterns, Persian looks and shags at Atlanta and Las Vegas winter markets. 


  • 01062019 UPDATED: Rug Events in the Limelight at January 2019 Atlanta Market

     

    UPDATED
    RUG EVENTS IN THE LIMELIGHT AT JANUARY 2019 ATLANTA MARKET


    ATLANTA -- At next week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, the roster of celebrations includes headliners from Amer, Safavieh, Loloi, Jaipur Living and Surya -- and the Museum of Introductions.


  • 01072019 2019 First Look: Atlanta Market Rug Preview, Part 1
    2019 FIRST LOOK: ATLANTA MARKET RUG PREVIEW, PART 1


    ATLANTA -- With fashion and weaving innovations revving up to meet the insatiable demand for newness, Atlanta market offers lots of opportunities for exclusive first-looks (and first-dibs) for early-birds shopping the first big U.S. show of the year.



  • 01072019 Surya to Launch Emerging Design Themes, New Products, Plus Hosts Events at Winter Markets
    SURYA LAUNCHES EMERGING DESIGN THEMES, NEW PRODUCTS, ANNOUNCES EVENTS AT WINTER MARKETS


    Surya grows its popular Festival collection, part of the company's 'It's a Colorful Life' trend direction on show at winter markets.

    ATLANTA -- At the 2019 Atlanta and Dallas January markets, Surya will be highlighting four emerging design themes for the season, along with new product introductions and a top rated showroom experience.


  • 01112019 Jaipur Living Cited by AmericasMart for Outstanding Visual Display
    JAIPUR LIVING CITED BY AMERICASMART FOR OUTSTANDING VISUAL DISPLAY


    Jaipur Living received the AmericasMart's Best of Floor for Outstanding Visual Display during the 2019 market, running through Jan. 15.

    ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living was lauded by the AmericasMart Atlanta for its visual merchandising at the 2019 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings market, running Jan. 8-15. 



  • 01112019 Nourison Takes Home Two 2019 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards
    NOURISON TAKES HOME TWO 2019 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS

    AmericasMart's Kevin Malkiewicz, left, presents Nourison's two AMCA awards to  Gerard O'Keefe, VP of national sales, center, and Robert Tucci, director of national sales.

    ATLANTA- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison won in two categories at the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) on, Jan. 10.


  • 01112019 Surya Wins Third Consecutive America's Magnificent Carpets Award
    SURYA WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD


    Surya's Satya Tiwari, president, shows off his 2019 winning America's Magnificent Carpets Award winning Cappadocia rug (CPP-5027). 

    ATLANTA -- Surya received first place honors in the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets (AMC) Awards for its new Cappadocia rug (CPP-5027), in the Hand Knotted/Flatweave $100.01+ category.


  • 01122019 IMC Announces $280 Million Capital Investment in Market Enhancements
    IMC ANNOUNCES $280 MILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN MARKET ENHANCEMENTS


    Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, talks about differences and synergies between IMC-owned markets, planned investments and improvements at Atlanta International Home Furnishings Market. 

    ATLANTA - International Market Centers (IMC) has announced a three-year, $280 million-dollar investment in new initiatives to enhance its markets in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas.


     
  • 01142019 Amer Wins America's Magnificent Carpets Award for Machine-Made Hamilton Collection
    AMER WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR MACHINE-MADE HAMILTON COLLECTION
     
     
    The Amer team stands in front of the winning Hamilton rug at the America's Magnificent Carpet Awards ceremony. From left, Michael Campas, Sanjay Purohit, Anupriya Choudhary, Raj Choudhary, Dana Stevens and John Mendez. 

    ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs was honored with The America's Magnificent Carpet Award for its machine made Hamilton collection at a gala awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart.
     

     
  • 01142019 Announcing the Winners of the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards

    CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS


    Rug industry executives took time to explore the winning designs of the prestigious America's Magnificent Carpets Awards at the 2019 ceremony held at the Museum of Introductions.


    ATLANTA -- The winners of America's Magnificent Carpets Awards 2019 were announced during a gathering of top executives at the Museum of Introductions on Thursday Jan. 10.




  • 01152019 Domotex 2019 Attracts High-Caliber Decision Makers with 1,400+ Exhibitors from 60 Nations
    DOMOTEX 2019 ATTRACTS HIGH-CALIBER DECISION MAKERS WITH 1,400+ EXHIBITORS FROM 60 NATIONS


    The Create and Connect theme at Domotex 2019 attracted designers, retailers and other high caliber decision makers to the annual floor coverings fair. 

    HANNOVER, Germany -- The latest edition of Domotex, the world's leading showcase for carpets and floor coverings (Jan. 11 to Jan. 14), has underscored its reputation as the sector's biggest and most important hub for business, innovations and trends.


     
  • 01152019 Kaleen Named America's Magnificent Carpets Award Winner in Outdoor Rug Category
    KALEEN NAMED AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD WINNER IN OUTDOOR CATEGORY
     
    Monty Rathi, COO, and Prachi Gupta, designer, of Kaleen stand in front of their winning outdoor rug ZOC02-68 from the Zocalo collection made in India. 

    ATLANTA -- Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom took home the first place award in the outdoor category at the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards.
     

     
  • 01152019 Las Vegas Market to Host 2019 Design Icon Retrospective
    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST 2019 DESIGN ICON RETROSPECTIVE


    Former award recipients -- Roger Thomas, Timothy Corrigan, Larry Laslo, Christopher Guy Harrison and Vladimir Kagan, represented by Christopher Eitel -- will participate in special discussion.

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host a Design Icon Retrospective during winter 2019 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 27-31. 


     

  • 01162018 Kalaty Takes Home America's Magnificent Carpets Award for Hand-Knotted Juno Collection
    KALATY TAKES HOME AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR HAND-KNOTTED JUNO COLLECTION


    Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart, left, with  Ramin Kalaty, Mike Kalaty, Ramin Kalaty, Warren Kalaty and Gabriel Kalaty accepting their 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the hand-knotted category.

    ATLANTA -- Kalaty was honored with an America's Magnificent Carpets Award for hand-knotted rugs at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.


  • 01162019 Eliko Antique Rug Wins 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Award
    ELIKO ANTIQUE RUG WINS 2019 AMERICA'S MAGNFICENT CARPETS AWARD

    Solomon Bassalely and Ariel Basalely of Eliko Antique and Decorative Rugs flank AmericasMart's Kevin Malkiewicz who presented them with the America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the antiques category.

    ATLANTA -- Eliko Antique and Decorative Oriental Rugs was named first place winner in the antique rug category at the 2019 Atlanta International Area Rug Market at a ceremony held at AmericasMart on Jan.10.

  • 01162019 Loloi Wins Two America's Magnificent Carpets Awards, Plus Best of Floor
    LOLOI WINS TWO AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS, PLUS BEST OF FLOOR


    Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart presents Tim Ward of Loloi with 2019 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards in the hand-knotted and licensee categories.

    ATLANTA -- Loloi garnered multiple awards at the winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, including two America's Magnificent Carpets Awards, and Best of Floor for visual merchandising among AmericasMart's fourth floor showrooms.


  • 01182019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Reports Bright Start to Winter 2019 Trade Show Season
    ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL GIFT AND HOME FURNISHINGS MARKET REPORTS BRIGHT START TO WINTER 2019 TRADE SHOW SEASON 

    ATLANTA -- A strong holiday season and a positive outlook for 2019 drove significant buying at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market according to International Market Centers (IMC).


     
  • 01182019 See the Winners of the Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2019
    SEE THE WINNERS OF THE CARPET DESIGN AWARDS AT DOMOTEX 2019

    Winners in eight categories pose with presenters at the Carpet Design Awards ceremony celebrating outstanding designer carpets on Saturday, Jan.12, at Domotex 2019.

    HANNOVER, Germany -- The much-anticipated announcement of the winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2019 was made during Domotex in Hannover at a ceremony on Jan. 12.


  • 01192019 Jaipur Living Wins 2019 ARTs Award for Area Rugs at 30th Annual Gala
    JAIPUR LIVING WINS 2019 ARTS AWARD FOR AREA RUGS AT 30TH ANNUAL GALA


    Jaipur Living's director of national sales, Teresa Roberts, accepts the 2019 ARTS Award for Manufacturers in the area rugs category at the Jan. 18 gala during Dallas market. 

    DALLAS -- Jaipur Living was awarded best Area Rugs Manufacturer at the 30th Annual ARTs Awards, presented by Dallas Market Center and ART on Jan. 18 at a gala event at the Hilton Anatole hotel.


     
  • 01222019 Nourison Introduces Hand-Crafted Broadloom, Textured Wovens and U.S. Made Tufted Wools at Surfaces.
    NOURISON INTRODUCES HAND-CRAFTED BROADLOOM, TEXTURED WOVENS AND U.S. MADE TUFTED WOOLS AT SURFACES


    Debuting at Surfaces, the Perspectives Stone design from Nourison's Nourtex division creates a marble effect in cut pile.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will release an extensive selection of hand-crafted broadloom, textured wovens and a large expansion of U.S. produced tufted wools for 2019 at Surfaces in Las Vegas.

  • 01232019 Atlanta Market Hits: A Sure-Fire Primer for Las Vegas Market, Part 1
    ATLANTA MARKET HITS: A SURE_FIRE PRIMER FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET, PART 1


    ATLANTA -- RugNews.com presents the top hits at 20-plus top rug showrooms at the winter Atlanta market, consider this your head-start insider's buying guide to Las Vegas Market.


  • 01232019 HOM Furniture Names Oriental Weavers' Rutzick Rep of the Year; GTR Leather Scores Vendor Of The Year
    HOM FURNITURE NAMES ORIENTAL WEAVERS' RUTZICK REP OF THE YEAR; GTR LEATHER SCORES 2018 VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD


    Wayne Johansen (chairman of the board, HOM Furniture) and Russ Evans (buyer/manager World Rugs, HOM Furniture) pose with award recipient Scott Rutzick (sales representative Oriental Weavers) and Rochelle Rutzick.

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Vendor of the Year and 2018 Manufacturer's Representative of the Year awards. 


  • 01252019 Dynamic Rugs Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Pays It Forward with Year of St. Jude Donations
    DYNAMIC RUGS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY, PAYS IT FORWARD WITH YEAR OF ST. JUDE DONATIONS


    Dynamic Rugs' father and daughter dynamic duo Matthew and Anoosha Rouhanian celebrate the company's 25th anniversary with a special collaboration with  St. Jude Children's Hospital.

    FREDERICK, Md. -- Dynamic Rugs celebrates 25 years in business and marks the occasion with a year-long pledge to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


  • 01252019 Dynamic Rugs Turns 25, Kicks off 2019 with Unprecedented New Product Debut & Revamped Vegas Showroom
    DYNAMIC RUGS TURNS 25, KICKS OFF 2019 WITH UNPRECEDENTED NEW PRODUCT DEBUT & REVAMPED VEGAS SHOWROOM

    Dynamic Rugs debuts the largest assortment of new area rugs in celebration of its 25th year in business offering a broad selection of trend-driven designs, including Blossom, shown.

    LAS VEGAS -- Dynamic Rugs, which celebrates 25 years in business this year, will introduce a historic level of new collections at its just renovated Las Vegas showroom.


  • 01252019 Karastan Showcases New Scott Living Styles in Expanded Vegas Space with Special Visit by Brothers
    KARASTAN SHOWCASES  NEW SCOTT LIVING STYLES IN EXPANDED VEGAS SPACE WITH SPECIAL VISIT BY BROTHERS

    Karastan officially unveiled its new Scott Living collection, and its newly expanded showroom on Monday night with the Scott brothers playfully posing for fans eager to see their latest designs.

    LAS VEGAS -- Karastan is showcasing exciting woven debuts in on-point colors and a combination of innovative and durable fibers in its newly expanded showroom at the Las Vegas Market.


  • 01262019 F.J. Kashanian Opens First Las Vegas Showroom; Attributes Growth to Unique Design
    F.J. KASHANIAN OPENS FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM; ATTRIBUTES GROWTH TO UNIQUE DESIGN

     
    Jonathan Kashanian, VP of F.J. Kashanian, will premiere his company's fashion-forward collections at Las Vegas Market. 

    LAS VEGAS -- F.J. Kashanian will be presenting its rugs for the first time at Las Vegas Market, with the opening today of the fifth generation legacy company's inaugural permanent showroom in Building C (C-392) at World Market Center. 


  • 01262019 Las Vegas: Area Rugs Making Winter 2019 Market Debuts
    LAS VEGAS: AREA RUGS MAKING WINTER 2019 MARKET DEBUTS


    LAS VEGAS -- With Las Vegas Market opening this weekend, retailers and designers who've shopped Atlanta earlier this month will be seeing some top area rug vendors' introductions for the first time.



     
  • 01272019 Feizy Unveils 13 Collections, Trend Vignettes at Las Vegas Market
    FEIZY UNVEILS 13 COLLECTIONS, TREND VIGNETTES AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Luxe Revival and Color Maximalism, two key trends identified by Feizy designers, is front and center at the rug maker's showroom, a must-see at Las Vegas Market. 

    LAS VEGAS -- When Las Vegas Market officially opens today designers and retailers will find a reimagined showroom and easy-to-shop vignettes showcasing designs from 13 new trend-focused collections built on coordinating color palettes.


     
  • 01282019 Couristan Unveils New Collections & 2019 Trend Report at Las Vegas Market
    COURISTAN UNVEILS NEW COLLECTIONS & 2019 TREND REPORT AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
     

    Bold pattern and color distinguish the Basma design in cinnabar from Couristan's new Evolution collection on show at Las Vegas Market. 

    LAS VEGAS -- Couristan is bringing in lots of fashion with its latest collections at Las Vegas Market, and also revealing its 2019 Trend Report to buyers here ahead of its official debut in High Point.


  • 01282019 Kaleen Introduces Nine Collections, with Big Focus on Outdoor at Las Vegas Market
    KALEEN INTRODUCES 9 COLLECTIONS, WITH BIG FOCUS ON OUTDOOR RUGS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
     
    Kaleen will premiere thls fashion-forward, ikat-inspired design from the Santana indoor-outdoor collection, made in its India factories.
     
    LAS VEGAS -- Coming off a big win of the America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the outdoor category at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Kaleen is placing heavy emphasis on indoor-outdoor rugs at Las Vegas Market this week.


  • 01302019 Kalaty Makes NY Now Debut, Showcases Popular Price Points
    KALATY MAKES NY NOW DEBUT, SHOWCASES POPULAR PRICE POINTS


    Kalaty introduces NY Now shoppers to its accessible K-Two series, Solstice (SC-055) is among the 14 collections that will be featured.

    NEW YORK -- Kalaty Rug Corp. continues to expand its market presence and will participate for the first time in the upcoming NY Now.



  • 1152019 Orian's New Palmetto Living Wins America's Magnificent Carpets Award
    ORIAN'S NEW PALMETTO LIVING WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD


    AmericasMart's Kevin Malkiewicz presents an America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the machine-made category to Orian's Scott Miller, director of design, and Matt Tollison, VP of North American sales.

    ATLANTA  -- Orian's debuting Palmetto Living specialty brand scored an America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the machine-made category at last week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market.


















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