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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CLAREMONT RUG COMPANY OPENS NEW SHOWROOM, EXPANDS SELECTION FOR
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DALLAS MARKET CENTER HOSTS DINE + DESIGN: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COLORMIX
DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design center in North America, announces Dine + Design, the semi-annual education and networking luncheon for the interior design community, October 11, 11:00 a.m. at the World Trade Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.