FATHER AND SON CREATE NEXT-GENERATION RUGS: WOOL AND SILK'S DIGITAL MAMLUKS AT RUG SHOW IN L.A.
In the new Snow Leopard rug, Wool and Silk transforms a traditional Mamluk in pure silk into a modern digitalized statement. The design is abstract from up close, the leopard appearing only when the carpet is viewed from a distance.
LOS ANGELES -- Anka Tezcan went to work for his dad (award-winning Wool and Silk founder and rug designer Erbil Tezcan) on summer break, and transformed the 15th century Mamluk silk carpet tradition into a 21st century digitized menagerie of abstract snow leopards, dragons and more.
UNITED WEAVERS TO SHOW WITH PANAMA JACK LICENSEES AT HIGH
The Panama Jack Home corporate showroom in High Point will display coordinated lifestyle looks from six home licensees. Shown is an indoor-outdoor Panama Jack Signature collection Chainweaver rug from United Weavers with Panama Jack outdoor furniture by Pelican Reef.
NEW YORK -- After growing its footprint at last month's New York Home Fashions Market with a presence at three Manhattan showrooms, the rapidly expanding Panama Jack Home will bring six licensing partners together for the first time in High Point at the Panama Jack corporate home furnishings showroom at Market on Green, space 401.
JAIPUR LIVING DEBUTS NEW 'CHAI TALK' SERIES AT HIGH POINT
The launch event for Jaipur Livings' 'Chai Talk' series in High Point will tell stories of two award-winning collections by designer Kavi, covering design inception to social impact.
ATLANTA -- Debuting at the spring High Point market, Jaipur Living introduces 'Chai Talk', an engaging and educational new series designed to empower informed conversations around relevant industry trends and issues.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- As buyers get ready for next week's spring 2016 High Point Market, suppliers are ensuring they have plenty of new looks and designs to offer them. RugNews.com presents Part 1 of our two-part fashion preview series.
WASHINGTON -- Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation.
NULOOM'S THOMASPAUL LICENSED RUGS DEBUT IN HIGH POINT WITH THREE COLLECTIONS TARGETING MILLENNIALS
Rug maker Nuloom introduces the thomaspaul collection at High Point Market with hand-tufted, printed and outdoor rug collections. Shown is the printed, fringed Octopus rug designed by Thomas Paul Fernez to catch the eyes of young internet shoppers.
HIGH POINT -- Nuloom will introduce its first thomaspaul rug collections in a licensing partnership with New York textile and pillow designer Thomas Paul Fernez at the company's C&D Building showroom during the upcoming spring 2016 High Point Market.
KAS HOLDS 35th
ANNIVERSARY PARTY IN HIGH POINT; CO-SPONSORS DONNY OSMOND 'STARS UNDER THE
Kas marks its anniversary with High Point events and the introduction of six new collections, including the hand-tufted of polyester Anise, with spaced-dyed effects and a high/low texture.
SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas Rugs announced it will continue the celebration of its 35th Anniversary at the Spring High Point Furniture Market, with a party on Monday, April 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the company's showroom at IHFC Space G-270, where six new collections will be introduced this season.
KALEEN OPENS SOLAR AND WIND POWERED "GREEN" FACILITY
An aerial view of the newly opened Kaleen facility in Mirzapur, India shows solar panels with an installed capacity of 2MW, part of a corporate green initiative.
DALTON, GA -- Kaleen has announced a transition to solar powered "green" facilities in Mirzapur, India, as part of an ongoing move towards green and clean alternate energy initiatives at the company for the past few years.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS NAMES ANGIE SHOOK DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
DALTON, Ga. -- Oriental Weavers USA has appointed seasoned rug industry executive Angie Shook as its director of marketing and public relations, according to an announcement by Jonathan Witt, senior vice president for the company.
NOURISON GROWS MINA VICTORY HOME DÉCOR SEGMENT; EXPANDS KATHY IRELAND PILLOWS TO BRIDAL
The Kathy Ireland Bliss collection of bridal pillows began with a few bling-embellished white cotton duck designs for use as wedding ring pillows, which blossomed into a full line launching in High Point.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nourison's successful decorative accessories division continues to set its sights on new market segments, including the expansion of its Kathy Ireland Home pillow program, dazzling new Mina Victory pillows for the outdoors, and the launch of a line of tablet bags and handbags under the Mina Victory label.
AMIR LOLOI DETAILS GROWTH STRATEGY, JOANNA GAINES LAUNCH IN HIGH POINT
Amir Loloi, CEO of Loloi Rugs, says plans are underway for expansion into additional home products categories.
DALLAS -- Raking in double digit increases in sales last year and expecting the same for 2016, Loloi continues its successful fashion-driven growth strategy with a staggering rollout of 19 new collections at market, including the much-anticipated Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines.
JAIPUR LIVING ADDS 300 PRODUCTS TO PORTFOLIO, REVEALS FRESH LOOK
Jaipur debuts a range of new rugs in a variety of constructions and price points for market shoppers.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After recently renaming itself to Jaipur Living, Jaipur is adding more than 300 new products to its portfolio, including rugs in a variety of new constructions and price points, for High Point Market. It will also debut a fresh lifestyle-driven showroom, featuring trend vignettes, for attendees to browse.
FEIZY UNVEILS HAUTE TRENDS COLLECTION TO HIGH POINT SHOPPERS
A dramatic display featuring the work of Feizy's Haute Trends designers greeted guests at a champagne brunch for retailers and interior designers on Sunday at High Point Market.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After introducing the market to its new Haute Trends designers in Vegas, Feizy presented the initial designs of that collaboration to High Point shoppers at a Sunday, April 17, champagne brunch.
TRISHA YEARWOOD'S ODE TO SOFT AND SUBTLE TAKES CENTER STAGE AT NATCO
Country singer and celebrity chef Trisha Yearwood personally walked
customers through private line reviews at the launch of her premier
rug collection for Natco at High Point Market on Saturday.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Singing the praises of soft, sumptuous textures, comfortable plush shags and subtle patterns and colors, country singer and celeb chef Trisha Yearwood personally walked customers through private line reviews at the launch of her premier rug collection for Natco at High Point Market on Saturday.
JAIPUR LIVING APPOINTS MICHAEL CALLAGHAN AS HEAD OF GLOBAL SALESFORCE
ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living has appointed Michael Callaghan as vice president of sales. A flooring industry veteran, Callaghan will lead the company's multi-channel salesforce, with a focus on driving next-level performance and profitability.
NOURISON ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF KATHY IRELAND PROGRAM
Nourison adds new area rug collections to its expanded Kathy Ireland Home program.
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison, after quietly debuting its expanded Kathy Ireland bridal program during New York Home Fashions Market, formally announced the broadening of its partnership with Kathy Ireland Worldwide, growing the collection of rugs, decorative pillows and poufs.
WORLD FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MOVE TO DALTON
"A presence in Dalton is a natural move for the organization." -- Scott Humphrey, CEO of WFCA
DALTON, GA -- Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer of the World Floor Covering Association, announced today that the WFCA will move its headquarters from Anaheim, CA to Dalton, GA. Humphrey said the decision was made by unanimous vote of both the WFCA Executive and Finance Committees. The action was taken at a meeting of the groups earlier this year.
GRAHAM HEAD TAKES RUGNEWS.COM BEHIND THE SCENE AT ABC CARPET'S LUXE ANTIQUE RUG SALE ABC's Graham Head says the store's annual antique rug sale has evolved over the past 12 years to appeal to a larger audience and the next generation of collectors.
NEW YORK -- Rug industry guru Graham Head, vice chairman of ABC Carpet & Home, takes RugNews.com on an exclusive behind the scene tour of the retailer's signature antique rug sale, and details the evolution of the rug business at ABC in the past decade and its strategy moving forward.
CAPEL RUGS HONORED BY IMC FOR 50+ YEARS AT SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET
Capel Rugs, which celebrates its 99 anniversary in 2016 and completely renovated its Historic Market Square showroom last year, was honored by IMC for showing at Spring High Point Market for over 50 years.
High Point, NC -- Capel was the single rug company feted last week when International Market Centers (IMC) recognized 28 tenants showing at Spring High Point Market for 50 years or more.
HOT SELLERS; 2016 CHALLENGES AHEAD
Q1 EXEC SURVEY - PART 2
Survey responders identify the designs, colors and constructions responsible for the rug industry's Q1 2016 surge in sales.
NEW YORK -- For Part 2 of RugNews.com's exclusive First Quarter 2016 business roundup, we asked industry executives to analyze their best-selling products and categories, and to give their insights into new directions and fashion trends impacting rug design.
ETHAN ALLEN CEO FAROOQ KATHWARI HONORED BY CITY OF HOPE
Farooq Kathwari receives the Spirit of Life award at the 2016 City of Hope's International Home Furnishing Industry annual award dinner at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
DANBURY, Conn. -- On Sunday, April 17th, City of Hope, a California-based leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, held its 2016 Spirit of Life Award Dinner at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.
PASARGAD SOFA CATCHES SET DESIGNER'S ATTENTION AT NY NOW
The set of Bravo TV show The Real Housewives of Potomac (season 1, episode 11) features Pasargad's Victoria sofas.
NEW YORK -- Pasargad's Victoria tufted velvet sofa caught the eye of a set designer shopping NY Now's winter event and two were featured on the set of popular Bravo TV show The Real Housewives of Potomac, season 1, episode 11.
THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS TAKES EXPANSIVE NEW HALL; ANNOUNCES
1ST-TIME EXHIBITORS, DATE CHANGE
Award-winning Rug Star by Jurgen Dahlmann of Germany will exhibit at the Rug Show at Javits for the first time in September 2016 with the designer on hand to explain his provocative rug art,
such as Icon collection's Big Bird Head, shown.
LOS ANGELES -- The Rug Show at Javits has outgrown the hall it has booked for past editions, and will move into an expansive new hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City this fall to accommodate unprecedented growth.
CAPEL RUGS REPORTS BUSY APRIL HIGH POINT MARKET, HEALTHY SALES INCREASE
Capel's introduction of the machine woven Caravan collection by Kevin O'Brien scored points with buyers for value and style with designs like Adriatic in Tuscan blue with pops of rust.
TROY, N.C. -- Fresh products from its licensed designers and an assortment of special promotions and showroom perks, proved a successful formula for Capel Rugs during High Point Market earlier this month, the company stated.
SERENA & LILY OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN WESTPORT, CT
For its fourth retail location, home decor lifestyle brand Serena & Lily has preserved and restored the historic Kemper-Gunn House in Westport, Conn., with interiors featuring its total assortment in a showhouse-type setting.
SAUSALITO, Calif. -- Serena & Lily, the California-based lifestyle and home decor brand, announced the opening of its flagship, Serena & Lily Design Shop at the restored Kemper-Gunn House in Westport, Conn., on April 29, 2016.
SHOPPING THE RUG SHOW IN L.A.: PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS
Dealers, designers and exhibitors celebrate the 2016 Rug Show in L.A. at the annual opening night party held on April 3 at the Luxe City Center Hotel at the L.A. Live complex.
LOS ANGELES -- The 2016 Rug Show in L.A., held April 3-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, proved a success for both exhibitors and buyers, with a new international flavor and no shortage of trend-right designs.
Atlanta-based Marcella Fine Rugs' principal Fereydoun A. Nahai is "delighted to be back at High Point Market" with a new showroom, space P-4 at the C&D Building. An 11-time winner of America's Magnificent Carpets Awards, Marcella is using the Express Showroom format in High Point that the company launched at the January 2016 Atlanta Market.