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2013 MAY

  • 05242013 Rugnews.com Editorial: Is the Term Oriental Rug Accurate, Useful or Productive

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    IS THE TERM 'ORIENTAL RUG'
    ACCURATE, USEFUL OR PRODUCTIVE?

    By Lissa Wyman

    Why do some folks in our business persist in calling themselves "Oriental Rug" specialists? It's a fusty, dusty, old-fashioned term that does not accurately describe the modern rug business at any level --design, price, construction or country of origin.


  • 05282013 Letter to the Editor From Wendy Noyes

    Letter to the Editor:
    TV HOME DECORATING PROGRAMS
    DON'T SHOW ENOUGH RUGS


    Dear Rugnews.com,

    The area rug market at every price point is very soft and no one can figure out why,  but my customers have been telling me the same thing. Everyone watches HGTV and they seem to promote the "minimalist" look so customers want hardwood floors, ceramic tile and no rugs -- no clutter..just like HGTV where they rarely show rugs in room settings.


Markets
  • 05012013 High Point Business Story #2 Buoyant Market Raises Prices and Taste Levels
     

    HIGH POINT MARKET BUSINESS REPORT #2
    BUOYANT MARKET HELPS
    BOOST PRICE POINTS AND BRINGS
    GREATER DESIGN SOPHISTICATION

    Kathy Ireland's Metro Crossing creates an architectural mood in one of the first designs introduced under the new Nourison-Kathy Ireland licensing partnership.  Powerloomed in China of wool blend with viscose highlights, it is hand carved and finished. Suggested retail is $399.

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC  --Last week's buoyant High Point Market brought some action to higher priced merchandise and more sophisticated designs.


  • 05062013 NY Now to Showcase Four Key Trends during "Open House" Project

    NY NOW TO SHOWCASE TRENDS 
    AT 'OPEN HOUSE' EXHIBIT


    WHITE PLAINS, NY – NY NOW (formerly the NYIGF) will showcase four key home design trends for 2013-2014, ranging from vintage to neo-traditional. The trends will be shown at the “Open House” exhibit, at the New York Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, August 17 to 21.


  • 05102013 Feizy Rugs to Exhibit at Hospitality Design Expo

    FEIZY RUGS TO EXHIBIT
    AT HOSPITALITY DESIGN EXPO

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy will showcase a variety of products, tools and options to those working within the hospitality and commercial design industries during the Hospitality Design Expo, May 15 to 17 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer of Feizy Rugs. Feizy will be showing in booth 4740.


  • 05152013 Atlanta Markets set to take place July 10 to 17

    ATLANTA MARKET EVENTS 
    SET FOR JULY 10 TO 17

    ATLANTA – AmericasMart  will host The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market July 10 to 17 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market July 11 to 14, 2013.  Updated and expanded showrooms and temporaries will be featured,  as well as education seminars.


  • 05202013 Rug Vendors Bring Their A-Games to International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)

     

    RUG MAKERS BRING THEIR BEST GAME
    TO CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR

    Malene B designs contemporary rugs for a broad
    audience from luxury residential and commercial
     interiors to mid-market consumers. She's shown with a style inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge from her
     Destinations collection for Surya.
     

     

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Rug vendors brought their A-games to this Spring's International Contemporary Furnituire Fair May 18 to 20 at New York's Jacob Javits Center. While the rest of the show fell fairly flat, the rugs on display were innovative, colorful and in some cases, downright revolutionary.


     

  • 05232013 Las Vegas Market Opens Registration for Summer 2013

    LAS VEGAS MARKET OPENS
    SUMMER REGISTRATION

    LAS VEGAS – Retailer and designer registration for the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market  is now open. Registration for exhibitors, manufacturer representatives and media will open June 4, 2013. The market runs July 29 to Aug. 2, 2013.


  • 05302013 Peter Frampton to Perform during Icon Honors 2013

    PETER FRAMPTON TO PERFORM
    AT ATLANTA ICON HONORS JULY 11
     

    ATLANTA – Grammy-winning musician, singer and guitarist Peter Frampton will perform at AmericasMart's  Icon Honors Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. To hear Frampton perform Do You Feel Like I Do, click here.


People
Products
  • 05122013 Fashion Trends Intro

    Hi Def Contrast 
    Nourison Kathy Ireland


    Ikat
    OW Sphinx


    Moroccan
    Capel


    Aquamarine
    Surya

    HOT-HOTTER
    HOTTEST
    TRENDS IN
    RUGS


    Indoor-Outdoor Safavieh


    Patchwork
    Jaipur


    Patterned Shag
    Kas


    Vintage
    Kaleen

    Lots of fashion trend pictures,
     click here


Retailers
  • 05152013 Dover Rug's Jafri Awarded 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

    DOVER RUG'S JAFRI AWARDED 2013
    IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

    Left to right: Richard A. Davey, Jr., Secretary and CEO Massachusetts Department of Transportation and ILC
    Trustee; Marcia Drew Hohn, director of the  ILC Public Education Institute; Chiang Li, award winner for
    Outstanding Science/Technology Business; Rafael Guzman, winner for Outstanding Business Growth; Mahmud Jafri
    of Dover Rug; Diane Portnoy, founder, president and CEO of the ILC; Steven Grossman, Massachusetts Treasure and Receiver General.

    NATICK, MA – Mahmud Jafri, chief executive officer of Dover Rug & Home here,  has received the Immigrant Learning Center's  2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award.


  • 05152013 Macy's Reports Sales Increase of 28% Over Last Year

    MACY’S REPORTS SALES INCREASE
    OF 28% OVER LAST YEAR

    CINCINNATI – Macy’s reported higher sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2013, the 13-week period ended May 4, 2013. Based on the ongoing momentum, the company also announced a 25% percent increase in its dividend on common stock and a $1.5 billion increase in its share repurchase authorization.


  • 05202013 Macy's to Close Downtown St. Louis Store

    MACY’S TO CLOSE DOWNTOWN
    ST. LOUIS STORE

    CINCINNATI – Macy’s, Inc. announced it will close its downtown St. Louis store in the Railway Exchange Building at 601 Olive St. A final clearance sale will begin on Sunday, June 2, and is expected to run for approximately 10 weeks. Associates displaced by the closings may be offered positions in nearby stores and facilities where possible.


  • 05302013 Doris Leslie Blau Joins Forces with ABC Carpet & Home

    DORIS LESLIE BLAU SHOP 
    OPENS IN ABC CARPET & HOME

    NEW YORK – Doris Leslie Blau, the design house specializing in antique, vintage and custom rugs, has partnered with ABC Carpet & Home to launch a new 1,600 Sq. ft. shop-within-a-shop named the DLB Doris Leslie Blau x ABC Carpet & Home.


  • 05312013 Macy's Begins Second Phase of Herald Square Renovation

    MACY’S BEGINS SECOND PHASE
    OF HERALD SQUARE RENOVATION

    NEW YORK – Macy’s has begun the second phase of a four-year renovation of its historic Herald Square store. Phase Two will see the completion of the Main, Mezzanine and second floors of the store bridging both the Broadway and Seventh Ave. buildings . It is scheduled for completetion by holiday 2013.


Vendors
  • 05032013 Arai Creates Custom Rug Calculator for Tuftex Broadloom Products

    TUFTEX CREATES VIDEO OF NEW
    CUSTOM RUG CALCULATOR

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Mike Arai, divisional controller for Tuftex, has created a  calculator that instantly quotes a custom area rug fabricated from any Tuftex Broadloom product. The Tuftex sales force covers Shaw Living rugs as well as Tuftex products. To view the step-by-step process of calculating custom rugs, click here.


  • 05092013 Kravet to Open New Showroom at Las Vegas Design Center

    KRAVET TO OPEN NEW SHOWROOM
    AT LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER

    BETHPAGE, NY – Kravet, a distributor of carpets, rugs, fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings and accessories, will open a 4,684 sq. ft. showroom at the Las Vegas Design Center in space A-124, according to Cary Kravet, president.


  • 05092013 Masland Rugs 4.0 Program Now Available Online

    MASLAND RUGS 4.0 PROGRAM
    FOR CUSTOM COMMERCIAL USE

    Masland Contract Rug 4.0 used in the lobby of Coppins Well, a luxury apartment complex in Seattle. Designed by
     by Vida Design

    MOBILE, AL – Masland Rugs Contract Rugs 4.0 program  allows designers and architects to make custom rugs for commercial applications using the Masland website. 


  • 05152013 OW Hospitality's Unveils New Watercolors Collection

    OW HOSPITALITY UNVEILS NEW WATERCOLORS BROADLOOM COLLECTION

    OW Hospitality's Style Studio design 813208 in the Watercolors collection.

    DALTON, GA – OW Hospitality’s has introduced its new Axminster carpet line, the Watercolors collection, featuringdesigns reminiscent of abstract art. The collection will be the key focus of the OW Hospitality booth at Hospitality Design Expo, according to Michael Riley, president and chief executive officer of OW Hospitality.   Hospitality Design Expo runs May 15 to 17 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas


  • 05162013 Amer Catalog Selected as a 19th Annual Communicator Award Winner

     

     AMER CATALOG WINS
    VISUAL ARTS AWARDS

    Amer 2012 catalog received
    Communicator Award from the International
    Academy of Visual Arts


    ATLANTA – Amer Rugs' 2012 catalog received the Award of Excellence in both the Catalog and Photography categories during the Communicator Awards 2013 ceremony led by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.  The 2012 catalog efforts were headed by veteran creative director JC Lehnen. 


  • 05202013 Capel Rewards Four Buyers during High Point Market

    CAPEL CUSTOMERS WIN TIFFANY JEWELRY
    AT APRIL HIGH POINT MARKET CONTEST

    TROY, NC – Capel Rugs presented silver Tiffany bracelets with an infinity design to four buyers during the April High Point Market. The bracelets were awarded during daily raffles held in the company's showroom in Market Square, space 112.


  • 05302013 Safavieh Thom Filicia Rugs at New Delta Sky Club in New JFK Terminal

    SAFAVIEH OUTDOOR RUGS ON DELTA
    SKY DECK AT NEW JFK AIRPORT TERMINAL

    Designer Thom Filicia, left, and Jonathan Yaraghi of Safavieh at the new 2,000-square-foot Sky Deck at Delta
    Sky Club in the new Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY.

     


    PORT WASHINGTON, NY -- Safavieh has produced custom outdoor rugs for Delta Air Lines’ first-ever outdoor airport terrace, called The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club. The new Sky Deck opened May 24, 2013 as part of the airline’s $1.2 billion expansion at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s  new Terminal 4.


















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