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2016 AUGUST

  • 08012016 Capel Rugs Unveils New Las Vegas Showroom

    CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM AT WORLD MARKET CENTER

    Capel Rugs officially opened its new Las Vegas showroom in Building A of the World Market Center (A133) on July 31, 2016 during Las Vegas Market. At the ribbon cutting ceremony: IMC's VP Home Décor, Lee Hershberg with Capel execs Jake Sweeters, National Sales Manager, John Magee, President & CEO, and Cameron Capel, Vice President, with IMC's CEO, Bob Maricich, and Suzanne Berger, Showroom Manager, Capel.




  • 08012016 HRI Celebrates New Las Vegas Showroom

    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM


    Harounian Rugs International and IMC executives officiated at a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the rug company's expansive new showroom at World Market Center space B433. At the event were Ron Radin of IMC, Bobby Shamsian, Lee Harounian, Greg Jordt and Deo Jugmohan, all of HRI, and Holly Allred of IMC.




  • 08012016 Loloi's New Magnolia Home Showroom Debuts
     LOLOI'S NEW MAGNOLIA HOME BY JOANNA GAINES SHOWROOM DEBUTS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Loloi and IMC executives celebrated the grand opening of a new showroom dedicated to the rug maker's licensed collection, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines.  At the July 31, 2016 ribbon cutting ceremony are Lee Hershberg, VP Home Decor, IMC, Amir Loloi, Steve McKee, Steven Loloi, and Cyrus Loloi, all of Loloi Rugs, and Dorothy Belshaw, President Gift & Home, IMC.




  • 08032016 Trans-Ocean Novelty Rugs a Surprise Hit at SuperZoo

    TRANS-OCEAN NOVELTY RUGS A SURPRISE HIT AT SUPERZOO 

    Trans-Ocean's novelty animal designs from its Frontporch series are proving a major success at the annual pet retail show SuperZoo in Vegas from August 2-4, 2016.


    LAS VEGAS -- While Trans-Ocean's Charles Peck, president, manages the rug maker's showroom (C475) during Las Vegas Market, Trans-Ocean designer and creative director, Liora Manne, is across town manning the company's booth at the concurrently running SuperZoo show, an annual pet retail show that is reaping surprising benefits.


  • 08062016 Rugs Make Fashion Statement in Las Vegas Market Trend Vignettes

    RUGS MAKE FASHION STATEMENT IN LAS VEGAS MARKET TREND VIGNETTES

    A colorful geometric Vista collection in/out rug from Kas brings fresh shades to a First Look Trend Vignette called Backyard Bash at the summer Las Vegas Market.

    LAS VEGAS -- Whether courtyard displays in the center of the World Market Center complex or First Look Trend Vignettes in the lobby of Building B, fashion-forward rugs were statement makers at the summer 2016 edition of Las Vegas Market.


  • 08082016 Joss & Main Debuts First Large Catalog with an Eye on Fall Trends

    JOSS & MAIN DEBUTS FIRST LARGE CATALOG WITH AN EYE ON FALL TRENDS


    In its comprehensive 92-page inaugural catalog,Wayfair-owned e-tailer Joss & Main offers a take on fall trends, including an emphasis on warm-colored rugs.


    BOSTON, Mass.-- Joss & Main, a Wayfair brand and online retailer of on-trend home furnishings, today released its first full spectrum catalog to bring shoppers its take on fall trends. 


  • 08092016 Las Vegas Market People and Parties

    LAS VEGAS -- Commensurate with Sin City's sweltering heat, Las Vegas Market delivered a dizzying number of star-studded events, seminars, parties and exhibitors at the summer 2016 edition last week, and RugNews.com's People and Parties report has the first look at top photo ops inside rug showrooms and across the World Market Center campus.


     
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  • 08102016 The Rug Show Grows Target Market, Expands Javits Exhibitor Base

    THE RUG SHOW GROWS TARGET MARKET, EXPANDS JAVITS EXHIBITOR BASE

    S&H returns to the Rug Show (which now has grown to 70 middle to high end rug makers), with  several new designs. Shown, the company's Willow and Cyprus rug.


    NEW YORK -- With 70 confirmed exhibitors and counting, the 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show is poised to be the largest, most diverse North American showing of handmade carpets, with an impressive lineup of domestic and international players.


  • 08112016 Garnet Hill Launches Mobile Boutique Crafted from Shipping Container

    GARNET HILL LAUNCHES MOBILE BOUTIQUE CRAFTED FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER


    Garnet Hill's pop up mobile shop is housed in a shipping container and will travel from New Hampshire to New York City.


    FRANCONIA, N.H. -- Garnet Hill, part of the HSNi portfolio of brands, is taking its home and apparel products on the road with a mobile pop-up boutique. 


  • 08122016 The Rug Show Lines Up Prominent International Players

    THE RUG SHOW LINES UP PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

    Toronto's Creative Matters brings its latest designs to the U.S., joining a growing roster of global rug industry players at The Rug Show.


    NEW YORK -- The 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show has lined up more than 70 exhibitors, including a growing selection of top international rug makers.


  • 08162016 Claremont Rug Company Opens New Showroom, Expands Selection for Younger Buyers

    CLAREMONT RUG COMPANY OPENS NEW SHOWROOM, EXPANDS SELECTION FOR YOUNGER BUYERS


    The new Claremont 2 showroom grows its offering to include a larger selection of designs for Millennial shoppers.


    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Eminent art dealer Jan David Winitz, whose Claremont Rug Company specializes in art-level Oriental rugs from the "Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving," has expanded and relocated his boutique gallery, Claremont 2, to a showroom adjacent to his main storefront.


  • 08162016 Feizy Plans HQ Move, Grows Warehouse Footprint

    FEIZY PLANS HQ MOVE, GROWS WAREHOUSE FOOTPRINT

    By the end of the year, Feizy plans to move from its current headquarters, shown, to a new facility, to accommodate its sales and employee growth.


    DALLAS -- Citing a growth in sales across all channels and an expanded employee base, Feizy rugs plans to relocate to a larger headquarters and distribution center based in nearby Farmers Branch by the end of the year, the company said in a statement.


  • 081702016 Retail Insights: Gerry Yost Talks Rugs at Avalon Flooring

    RETAIL INSIGHTS: GERRY YOST TALKS RUGS AT AVALON FLOORING


    Veteran Gerry Yost gives customers the rug shopping experience they want by fine-tuning the mix at Avalon Flooring's 14-store chain.


    CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Carpet and flooring runs in the family for Gerry Yost, the director of area rugs and window treatments for Avalon Flooring, a 14-store chain with locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.


  • 08192016 The Rug Show Kicks Off Sept. 10 in New York City
    THE RUG SHOW KICKS OFF SEPT. 10 IN NEW YORK CITY


    Sahar debuts the Impressions collection, which takes its cues from contemporary art. Made of premium hand-spun Persian wool and the best Chinese silk, these rugs are hand-knotted in Rajasthan.

    NEW YORK -- The Rug Show will offer an extensive selection of rugs and carpets across the middle and high end of the market from Sept. 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City.


  • 08212016 Mohawk Home Set to Debut 100 New Rugs in a Broad Range of Styles at the Fall 2016 New York Market
    MOHAWK HOME SET TO DEBUT 100 NEW RUGS IN A BROAD RANGE OF STYLES AT THE FALL 2016 NEW YORK MARKET


    Mohawk Home's fall New York Home Fashions Market debuts include its first domestically made indoor/outdoor collection called Veranda


    SUGAR VALLEY, Ga. -- Mohawk Home is slated to unveil more than 100 new rugs in a range of styles, including woven, printed, tufted and indoor/outdoor, at the Fall 2016 New York Home Fashions Market. 


  • 08222016 Newcomer Bokara Joins the NY Now Lineup, Along with Some Fresh Faces

    NEWCOMER BOKARA JOINS THE NY NOW LINEUP, ALONG WITH SOME FRESH FACES


    Bokara will showcase its latest contemporary designs at NY Now, including this new style from the Pristine collection.

    NEW YORK -- New Jersey-based Bokara Rug Co. is the latest established rug-focused company to join NY Now, which runs through August 24, in counterpoint to several debuting nascent brands that focus on artisan and handcrafted designs.


  • 08232016 Christopher Knight Collection Debuts with Rugs at United Weavers

    CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT COLLECTION DEBUTS WITH RUGS AT UNITED WEAVERS

     

    Former child-actor-turned-licensor Christopher Knight strikes a pose with VP Wasim Abu Hadba of United Weavers at the rug maker's Las Vegas Market showroom.


    LAS VEGAS -- The summer market launch of a new lifestyle brand, Christopher Knight Collection, brings with it a proven name in the home sector and a debut featuring a 12-rug collection by United Weavers of America. 


  • 08232016 Oriental Designer Rugs Expands Wholesale Reach

    ORIENTAL DESIGNER RUGS EXPANDS WHOLESALE REACH

    The management team of Oriental Designer Rugs (from left) Vineet Golchha, Renu Giri, and Benny Golchha at the company's headquarters and showroom in Atlanta, exhibited at the Atlanta International Rug Market in July with an eye on expanding wholesale sales nationwide.

    ATLANTA -- Unveiling a new marketing strategy, as well as a new and broadened selection of rug designs at the July 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market, Oriental Designer Rugs plans to expand its wholesale operation nationally while maintaining a local retail presence in Atlanta.


  • 08242016 Abbyson Living Expands Rug Category; Announces Return to High Point Market

    ABBYSON LIVING EXPANDS RUG CATEGORY; ANNOUNCES RETURN TO HIGH POINT MARKET


    Rooms fully decorated with Abbyson Living products in 15 categories are part of a new 'All Together Now' campaign, including a major expansion of New Zealand wool rugs.


    LOS ANGELES -- After expanding its rug collections significantly at the August 2016 Las Vegas Market, Abbyson Living has announced a return to High Point Market at the upcoming October edition. 


  • 08252016 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2017 Grows

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR 2017 GROWS


    Shanghai, China -- The 19th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will take place on March 21-23, 2017, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 


  • 08252016 Jaipur Living Breaks Ground on $22.3 Million Headquarters

    JAIPUR LIVING BREAKS GROUND ON $22.3 MILLION HEADQUARTERS

    Breaking ground for the new Jaipur Living corporate headquarters in Acworth, Ga. are Steve Holcomb, Vice Chairman, Development Authority of Cherokee County and Marshall Day Chairman, Development Authority of Cherokee County, with Jaipur Living executives Asha Chaudhary, President, Archana Chaudhary, Director of Supply Chain, and Ken Taylor, Chief Financial Officer.


    ACWORTH, Ga -- With a hardhat emblazoned with the company logo and a golden shovel, Jaipur Living president Asha Chaudhary ceremoniously broke ground on a new 180,000-square-foot facility here, one which will consolidate the fast-growing rug and textile company's distribution centers and will position it to become faster and even more efficient at delivering goods.


  • 08252016 Momeni Launches 'Novogratz by Momeni' Area Rugs

    MOMENI LAUNCHES 'NOVOGRATZ BY MOMENI' AREA RUGS

    Cortney and Robert Novogratz have teamed up with Momeni to create "Novogratz by Momeni" rug collections which launch to the trade at the upcoming High Point Market.


    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Momeni has announced a new licensing partnership with renowned husband and wife design team and television personalities, The Novogratz, to design, manufacture and market a collection of area rugs.


  • 08252016 Zollanvari Returns to Maison & Objet Paris in Prime Location

    ZOLLANVARI RETURNS TO MAISON & OBJET PARIS IN PRIME LOCATION


    Zollanvari will exhibit at the Fall 2016 edition of Maison & Objet Paris with a host of new designs including Graffiti 1 from the Gabbehs Abstract & Plain Collection with its contemporary spin on ancient Gabbeh motifs. 


    PARIS -- Zollanvari returns to Maison & Objet (M&O) Paris September 2 - 6, 2016 with a stand in a prime location on the Red Carpet, and an expansive range, from the tribal, classical and modern designs from southern Persia to the contemporary and traditional designs of the Kundan Koti Silk collection made in Rajasthan, India.


  • 08282016 Let's Talk Cross-Category: Rug Vendors Selling it All

    LET'S TALK CROSS CATEGORY: RUG VENDORS SELLING IT ALL


    LAS VEGAS -- Although cross-category began as a gradual evolution with a few rug-focused early adopters, showrooms at 2016's summer markets proved the concept is now revolutionizing the collective DNA of the home furnishings industry.


  • 08312016 Capel Rugs Debuts New Biltmore Collections to Celebrate 11-Year Partnership

    CAPEL DEBUTS NEW BILTMORE COLLECTIONS TO CELEBRATE 11-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

    Voyage, a design from the Biltmore Estate collection will debut at High Point Market as Capel Rugs and Biltmore mark their 11th anniversary. 


    TROY, N.C. -- Honoring its 11th anniversary in partnership with Biltmore, Capel Rugs will introduce an expanded rug collection in its Biltmore line at the October 2016 High Point Market.


  • 08312016 Creative Matters to Exhibit for the First Time at The Rug Show

    CREATIVE MATTERS TO EXHIBIT FOR FIRST TIME AT THE RUG SHOW 


    Creative Matters' inaugural booth at the NY edition of The Rug Show will showcase hand knotted collections that artfully juxtapose wool and silk./ RugNews.com photo.


    TORONTO, Canada - Creative Matters will exhibit for the first time at The Rug Show, September 10 - 13, 2016, at the Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street. 


  • 08312016 NYICS Announces Speaker Lineup for 12th Annual Show
    NYICS ANNOUNCES SPEAKER LINEUP FOR 12TH ANNUAL SHOW


    Crafted to inspire retailers and designers, the Elle Décor panel at NYICS will feature Elisabeth Parker, vice president, Christie's; Paul Mello, senior vice president, Fort Street Studio; Joseph Carini , creative director, Joseph Carini Carpets; and David Scott, principal, David Scott Interiors. 

    West Hollywood, CA -- Building on the innovations made last year under, the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) under the new ownership of  Murtaza Ahmadi continues to attract high-profile partners to deliver rich content and give attendees a unique show experience.  NYICS runs Sept. 11-13, 2016 at terminal Warehouse in Manhattan.


     
  • 8222016 Wayfair Launches Virtual Reality App to Customize Outdoor Spaces

    WAYFAIR LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY APP TO CUSTOMIZE OUTDOOR SPACES

    Online retailer Wayfair launches Patio Playground platform for customers to create the backyard of their dreams, available in Oculus Rift Experiences store.


    BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. today announced the launch of Patio Playground, the company's first-party virtual reality application, available on the Oculus Rift Experiences store.


















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