ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta andHouzzwill host an exclusive home and design business educational event, Houzz Your Business?in conjunction with theAtlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market, March 12 and 13. Modern Luxury'snewest publication"Interiors Atlanta"is the conference media sponsor.
JAIPUR TO LAUNCH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HOME COLLECTION AT
HIGH POINT MARKET
Jaipur's National Geographic Home collection
includes a total of approximately 36 rugs, 34 decorative pillows, and 3
Norcross, GA -
Jaipur Rugs will launch its first National Geographic rugs and accessories
collection during High Point Market, April 18 to 23 at the company's Showplace
showroom, suite 3300. Jaipur will celebrate the launch with a press
breakfast on Monday April 20.
DALLAS - Crow Holdings will acquire the interest in certain real estate at Dallas Market Center owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. The agreement, which involves more than 5 million sq. ft. of property at Dallas Market Center's campus, includes the World Trade Center, Dallas Trade Mart, International Trade Plaza, and Market Hall. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days.
GRUND SAYS GAMBLE ON HOUSEWARES SHOW PAID OFF FOR U.S.
America exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show featured
more than 200 new "Americanized" designer bath and accent rugs.
Thousands of products were on exhibit at the International Home + Housewares
Show March 7 to 10, 2015, but only one space was decked out with fashion accent
rugs. Grund, a 25-year-old Czech Republic-based company officially launched its
line to the U.S. market at the annual housewares show "because we wanted to
stand out from the competition," said Michael Twer, vice president/general
manager, of Grund America, headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
REVITARUGS TO EXHIBIT AT ARCH DIGEST HOME SHOW; RUG
RESTORATION DEMO BACK BY ATTENDEE DEMAND
For its third year at the Architectural Digest Home Show, revitaRUGS
founder, Hamid Zarei will be joined by rug restoration artisans doing
live repair demonstrations.
NEW YORK -
RevitaRUGS will exhibit at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home
Show to be held at Piers 92 and 94 from March 19 to 22. The company will use
live demonstrations and videos as part of its ongoing educational program for
designers and consumers.
GROUNDWORKS BY LEE JOFA TO
INTRODUCE HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION
Groundworks by Lee Jofa's new Hunt Slonem
collection consists of artwork, wallpaper, fabric, pillows and carpet.
NEW YORK - Groundworks, a Lee Jofa to the trade brand, has joined forces with
Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem to create an exclusive collection of
vibrantly colored and dramatically patterned fabrics, wallpapers, and carpets.
SURYA TO DEBUT RUG LINE BY NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE
ARTIST WILLIAM MANGUM
Surya's Artisan ARI 1004
CALHOUN, GA -
Surya will launch at April's High Point Market three rug collections from
William Mangum, a nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artist who - for
more than 35 years - has captured in his paintings the essence of the American
RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE: RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
A new Sari Silk design from
NEW YORK - The high end rug companies
exhibiting at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will be
previewing new collections, announcing new collaborations and increasing in
numbers which now include specialty retailers and international exhibitors. The
roster includes established manufacturers and importers of exclusive carpets,
novice as well as seasoned independent design studios and even a high end rug
repair specialist. Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend, and 2015 is the biggest show yet with two locations.
EXCLUSIVE: RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
Woven Concepts will exhibit rugs from its Rumi Silk collection
at this week's Architectural Digest show.
NEW YORK - The Architectural
Digest Home Design Show, running March 19 to 22 at New York City Piers
92 and 94, kicks off the spring season of rug shows, including next
week's New York Home Fashions Market, The Rug Show in L.A. (March 29 to
31) and the upcoming High Point Market.
FEIZY PUSHES RUG
NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
Feizy will work with retailers to custom coordinate rugs,
throws, quilts and more.
DALLAS, TX -
Feizy Rugs will pump an impressive lineup of fashion-forward products into its
Manhattan showroom at Monday's opening of the NY Home Fashions Market. The
company will feature vibrant, fresh color palettes with aggressively priced
items that provide great value without compromising look or quality. In the
company's Fifth Avenue showroom, Feizy will feature a diverse range of products
from beautiful handmade rugs to distinctive bedding that can work seamlessly
NOURISON UNVEILS NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET WINDOWS
Nourison's Peanuts display at NY Home Fashions Market.
NJ - Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce new
collections of shags, all-natural fibers, Peanuts and Waverly at New York Home
Fashions Market, March 23 to 27, 2015. The company has just unveiled its new
showroom windows at the Textile Building at 295 Fifth Avenue incorporating
trends in texture with a focus on shags, all-natural fibers and geometric
designs at affordable, mid-level price points.
CREATIVE TOUCH TO UNVEIL
AYKA DESIGNS AT L.A. SHOW
principal of Creative Touch, will launch 24 new Ayka Design rugs at The
Rug Show in L.A.
NEW YORK - A new licensing collaboration between Ayka
Design and Creative Touch will be launched officially at The Rug Show in L.A.
March 29 to 31 at the L.A. Convention Center, according to Baki Ildiz, principal
of New Jersey-based The Creative Touch.
Laura Ashley's Katrina Moffett and Penne Cairoli with
Jonathan and Yaron Shemesh and Ana Werbel of Creative Home Ideas for
NEW YORK - The first Laura Ashley licensed rugs produced specifically for sale
in North and South America were unveiled by Creative Home Ideas during this
week's New York Home Fashions Market. Before the opening bell on Monday morning,
the collection had already been previewed by key retailers and online programs
underway with a major national specialty chain and home improvement retailer,
the licensing partners told RugNews.com.
SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS AND TEXTURED DESIGNS AT HIGH
POINT MARKET Surya's Felicity design
CALHOUN, GA -
Surya will unveil hundreds of new
products across all categories at this spring's High Point Market.
Supporting Surya's goal of simplifying the shopping experience, the new
introductions include fashion forward designs for a broad spectrum of
lifestyles and budgets.
SURYA TO LAUNCH LICENSED
CLAIREBELLA INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS
Surya's Miranda 1002a
CALHOUN, GA - Surya
will debut at
High Point Market a colorful new line of outdoor safe rugs from international
lifestyle brand Clairebella. The collection, named Miranda, artfully merges
organic designs inspired by nature and found objects with a vibrantly hued
palette to bring a bold, fresh aesthetic to both indoor and outdoor living
AMERICASMART NAMES KACIC
EXEC VP OF RETAIL SERVICES OPERATIONS
ATLANTA - George Kacic will join AmericasMartAtlanta as executive vice president responsible for retail services operations, according to Jeffrey Portman, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart parent company AMC, Inc.
MANNE LAUNCHES CUSTOM
HAND-TUFTED PROGRAM The
Stream pattern from Lush, a new series of custom hand-tufted rugs.
NEW YORK - Liora
Manné Design Studio has launched a new custom rug program to the trade called
Lush. "This is my first collection of hand-tufted designer wool rugs," said
Manné, who is known to consumers for distinctive patterns and colors in
Lamontage branded non-woven acrylic needle-punched rugs.
WINS AWARD AT
2015 WORLD BIO MARKETS CONFERENCE
Modern collection by SENS luxury rugs from HBC Bulckaert Belgium, this
photo realistic floral rug is crafted with award-winning DuPont
Sorona biopolymer fiber.
DuPont was recognized for Sorona biopolymer, a sustainably sourced
high-performance fiber with the 2015 Bio Business Award for Bio-Based Technology
at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam.
JAIPUR PARTNERS WITH KATE SPADE FOR RUGS;
LICENSOR EXPANDS INTO 4 NEW HOME CATEGORIES
NEW YORK - Jaipur Rugs has partnered with Kate Spade & Company to manufacture and distribute its new line of handmade rugs. Along with Jaipur Rugs, Kate Spade & Company has also expanded its growing home category with three new licensing agreements under the kate spade new york brand. The collections, which will debut between May 2015 and spring 2016, will be available in a range of fine retailers, interior design showrooms and on katespade.com.
AFTERMATH OF U.S. WEST COAST PORT DISRUPTIONS: C.H.
ROBINSON WEIGHS RUG INDUSTRY OPTIONS
C.H. Robinson exec outlines
implications of the recent West Coast port slowdown, resulting
implications and risk mitigating factors for rug importers in an exclusive interview with rugnews.com.
director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson
ATLANTA - With so many geo-political events impacting rug imports from the Middle East and Asia, the last thing our industry needed was a nine-month slowdown and threatened strike at U.S. West Coast ("USWC") ports. The Pacific Maritime Association ("PMA") and International Longshore & Warehouse Union ("ILWU") reached an agreement in February, but details raise potential issues and may pose ongoing risks for importers. RugNews.com asked Francois Wolberg, director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson [a $12-billion transportation company familiar with the rug industry] to help clarify the agreement and its long term implications.