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2016 APRIL

  • 04032016 Father and Son Create Generation-Next Rugs: Wool and Silk's Digital Mamluks at Rug Show in L.A.

    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.

     


  • 04042016 United Weavers to Show With Panama Jack Licensees at High Point Market

    UNITED WEAVERS TO SHOW WITH PANAMA JACK LICENSEES AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    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.  


  • 04052016 Jaipur Living Debuts New 'Chai Talk' Series at High Point
      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. 


  • 04062016 Feizy Rugs Invests in New Marketing Leadership
    FEIZY RUGS INVESTS IN NEW MARKETING LEADERSHIP

    Seasoned executives Josh Eason and Karla Holman have been named vice presidents at Feizy.

    DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, has named Josh Eason as the new vice president of marketing and Karla Holman as vice president of ecommerce and engagement.  



  • 04072016 Surya to Hold #suryaFAB40 Instagram Contest at High Point Market

    SURYA ANNOUNCES HIGH POINT MARKET INSTAGRAM CONTEST FOR CUSTOMERS


    Surya will hold an Instagram contest for customers at High Point Market as part of the company's 40th anniversary celebrations.

     


    CALHOUN, GA -- To commemorate 40 fabulous years in the home furnishings industry, Surya will run a special Instagram contest during High Point Market.


  • 04082016 NRF: Imports to Decline
    Retail Watch
    NRF: IMPORTS TO DECLINE 

    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.



  • 04082016 Nuloom's Thomas Paul Licensed Rugs Debut in High Point in Three Collections Targeting Millenials

    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.


  • 04102016 KAS Holds 35th Anniversary Party in High Point; Co-Sponsors Donny Osmond 'Stars under the Stars'

    KAS HOLDS 35th ANNIVERSARY PARTY IN HIGH POINT; CO-SPONSORS DONNY OSMOND 'STARS UNDER THE STARS'

    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.


  • 04112016 Capel Rugs Unveils Two New Williamsburg Collections at April Market

    CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS TWO NEW WILLIAMSBURG COLLECTIONS AT APRIL MARKET

    Shalimar Resist, shown in khaki from Capel's Williamsburg licensed collection, will premiere at High Point Market in the program's first hand-loomed Jacquard construction.


    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs is expanding its best-selling Williamsburg line of licensed "Trend Meets Tradition" designs at the April 16-20 High Point Market with two new hand-loomed jacquard collections.


  • 04112016 Kaleen Opens Solar and Wind Powered “Green” Facility
    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. 


     
  • 04112016 Wayfair Expands Selection of Outdoor Furniture and Decor

    WAYFAIR EXPANDS SELECTION OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND DECOR


    BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. today announced the expansion of its outdoor offering at Wayfair.com, with the addition of thousands of new products, from hammocks and grills to dining sets and storage sheds. 


  • 04122016 Oriental Weavers Names Angie Shook Director Of Marketing

    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.


  • 04122016 Surya Unveils Spring 2016 Catalog

    SURYA UNVEILS SPRING 2016 CATALOG


    Printed copies of the newly released 820-page Surya catalog for spring 2016 will be available at the company's High Point Market showroom, online and via a free iPhone/iPad app. 


    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Surya has released its spring 2016 catalog, which is now available in print, online and via the brand's free iPhone/iPad app.


  • 04132016 Momeni to Spotlight Five New Collections at High Point Spring Market

    MOMENI TO SPOTLIGHT FIVE NEW COLLECTIONS AT HIGH POINT SPRING MARKET 


    The Monterey collection focuses on delft blues in machine made, heat-set polypropylene with microfiber polyester accents.


    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Leading area rug and home accent manufacturer and importer Momeni, Inc. announced its new collections of rugs to be presented at High Point spring market April 16-20.

  • 04132016 Nourison Grows Mina Victory Home Decor Segment; Expands Kathy Ireland Pillows to Bridal

    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. 


  • 04142016 Rug Industry Surges in First Q 2016; Exec Survey Part 1

    RUG INDUSTRY SURGES IN FIRST Q 2016
    EXEC SURVEY - PART 1


     Industry leaders surveyed for RugNews.com's two-part Q1 2016 business review reveal stats on sales growth, pricing and product strategies, and reflect on industry challenges.

    The rug suppliers that RugNews.com spoke with for this exclusive survey reported a strong first quarter with positive sales growth ranging from high single digits to about 25 percent. 


  • 04142016 Surya Scores Ted Baker Rug License, Debuts Designs in High Point

    SURYA SCORES TED BAKER RUG LICENSE; DEBUTS DESIGNS IN HIGH POINT


    PaisGeo by global lifestyle brand Ted Baker for Surya features an oversized paisley motif juxtaposed with a geometric design which is machine made of New Zealand wool and Tencel.


    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Surya will introduce at High Point Market a new line of signature rugs developed in partnership with global lifestyle brand Ted Baker.


  • 04152016 Amir Loloi Details Growth Strategy, Joanna Gaines Launch in High Point

    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.

  • 04162016 Jaipur Living Adds 300 Products To Portfolio, Reveals Fresh Look
    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.


  • 04182016 Feizy Unveils Haute Trends Collection to High Point Shoppers
    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.


  • 04182016 Trisha Yearwood’s Ode to Soft and Subtle Takes Center Stage at Natco

    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.

     

     
  • 04192016 Jaipur Living Appoints Michael Callaghan as Head of Global Salesforce

    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.


  • 04202016 Nourison Announces Expansion of Kathy Ireland Program

    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. 


  • 04212016 World Floor Covering Association Announces Move to Dalton, GA
    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.  



  • 04222016 Graham Head Takes RugNews.com Behind the Scenes at ABC Carpet's Luxe Antique Rug Sale

    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.


  • 04222016 Capel Rugs Honored by IMC for 50+ Years at Spring High Point Market

    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. 


  • 04242016 Hot Selling Q1 Rugs; 2016 Challenges; Rug Exec Survey - Part 2

    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. 


  • 04262016 Farooq Kathwari of Ethan Allen receives the City of Hope 2016 Spirit of Life Award.

    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.


  • 04262016 Pasargad Sofa Catches Set Designer's Attention at NY Now
    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.



  • 04262016 The Rug Show at Javits Takes Expansive New Hall; Announces 1st-Time Exhibitors, Date Change

    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.



  • 04272016 Capel Rugs Reports Busy April High Point Market
    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.



  • 04282016 Feizy's New Collections Popular at Spring High Point Market

    FEIZY'S NEW COLLECTIONS POPULAR AT SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET  


    A hit at the recent High Point Market, The Mali collection by Feizy reimagines animal prints in hand-tufted wool and features a high low construction for depth and texture.


    DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, introduced its newest collections - Leilani, Mali, Manoa and Santino - at the spring 2016 High Point Market.




  • 04282016 Serena & Lily Opens Flagship Store in Westport, CT

    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.


  • 04282016 Shopping the Rug Show in L.A.: People and Products

    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. 


  • 0492016 Marcella Fine Rugs Returns to High Point Market

    MARCELLA FINE RUGS RETURNS TO HIGH POINT MARKET

    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.






















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