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2017 JUNE

  • 05312017 National Design Mart Flooring Superstore Opens In Ohio
    NATIONAL DESIGN MART FLOORING SUPERSTORE OPENS IN OHIO

    Co-owners Ryan, Dennis and Chris King cut the ribbon at National Design Mart's grand opening event as family members look on.

    MEDINA, Ohio -- The longtime family-owned local business, National Carpet Mill Outlet, has expanded to a new location, and has renamed their newly opened 150,000-square-foot Medina superstore National Design Mart.

  • 06012017 Kalaty Introduces Four Rug Collections, Launches New Bespoke Pillows
    KALATY INTRODUCES FOUR RUG COLLECTIONS AND NEW BESPOKE PILLOW LINE AT JULY 2017 MARKETS


    Kalaty brings tribal and Southwestern motifs into the fashion forefront with the new Taos collection's  modern erased designs to be introduced at Summer 2017 markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- At the 2017 summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Kalaty Rug Corporation will introduce four new high-end hand-knotted area rug collections and is adding new designs to existing collections.


  • 06012017 Kaleen Names Daniela Ray Director of Marketing

    KALEEN NAMES DANIELA RAY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING 

    DALTON, Ga. -- Daniela Ray has been named director of marketing for Kaleen Rugs & Broadloom, according to Monty Rathi, Kaleen's chief operating officer.


     
  • 06022017 ICFF 2017: Top Picks in Contemporary Rug Designs
    ICFF 2017: TOP PICKS IN CONTEMPORARY RUG DESIGNS 


    Contemporary rug designs and ages-old artistry wowed designers at more than 25 stands showcasing rugs at ICFF in New York City.


    NEW YORK -- The 29th edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair The aisles at ICFF were teeming with designers and architects who flocked to New York's Javits Center in search of what's new and next. Follow RugNews.com on our quest to find the top 25 contemporary rugs and stands that impressed the experts  most.


     
  • 06032017 Good Thing Debuts Rugs, Furniture and Lighting at ICFF

    GOOD THINGS DEBUTS RUGS, FURNITURE AND LIGHTING AT ICFF

    Falling Line, the first rug collection available from Good Thing, was designed by Sam Anderson in the spirit of the Bauhaus movement.

    NEW YORK -- Good Thing, an award winning manufacturer with a mission to produce everyday objects that are both well designed and accessible, has expanded its product line to include furniture, lighting and rugs.


  • 06042017 Dwell on Design, Bed Bath & Beyond and Cloth & Company Partner in Competition for Emerging Designers
    DWELL ON DESIGN, BED BATH & BEYOND AND CLOTH & COMPANY PARTNER IN COMPETITION FOR EMERGING DESIGNERS


    Cloth & Company founders Christiane Lemieux and Meganne Wecker have partnered with Bed, Bath & Beyond and the Dwell on Design show in L.A. on a textile-to-furniture design competition.


    LOS ANGELES -- The Dwell on Design show here is spotlighting designer Christiane Lemieux this year as a featured speaker and exhibitor, and is partnering with her new
    venture Cloth & Company and retailer Bed Bath & Beyond on a textile-to-furniture competition.


  • 06072017 IFDA NY Chapter Presents 'IFDA Selects' Best in Show Awards at ICFF
    IFDA NY CHAPTER AWARDS RUGS BY ALLISON EDEN STUDIOS 'BEST IN SHOW' IN TEXTILE CATEGORY AT ICFF


    Glass artist Allison Eden holds her award-winning Peacock rug for custom rug maker Seldom Seen Designs, with Vanessa Despot, IFDA Selects judge and IFDA NY board member.

    NEW YORK -- A team of volunteer judges, sponsors and board members from the New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) scouted the aisles at ICFF last month in search of 2017's IFDA Selects award winners for product and booth design.


  • 06072017 United Weavers to Debut Five New Collections in Atlanta
    UNITED WEAVERS TO DEBUT FIVE NEW COLLECTIONS IN ATLANTA


    United Weavers' new Rhapsody collection reworks traditional looks in fashion-forward colors in a heavy-weight construction.

    ATLANTA -- United Weavers will offer summer market shoppers at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 11-18, plenty of new looks with the launch of five collections and eight additions to its best-selling Contours collection.


  • 06082017 Momeni Features Jewel & Isabella Collections at Summer Markets
    MOMENI FEATURES JEWEL & ISABELLA COLLECTIONS AT SUMMER MARKETS


    Momeni debuts the new delicately-colored Isabella collection at summer markets in Atlanta and Vegas.
     
    ATLANTA -- Momeni, based in New Jersey, will focus July markets in Atlanta and Vegas on two collections, Isabella and Jewel, and also will offer a selection of its one-of-a-kind rugs as well.


     
  • 06122017 Decorator's Choice: Rugs at the D&D Building's Spring Market
    DECORATOR'S CHOICE: RUGS AT THE D&D BUILDING'S SPRING MARKET


    Liora Manné showcased its new Inkblot design for floor and wall coverings at the D&D Building's annual Spring Market. 

    NEW YORK -- While ICFF offered architects and designers a chance to see some of the nation's newest contemporary area rug designs, across town the Decoration & Design Building, located at 979 3rd Ave., hosted its Spring Market at the end of May with plenty of events and on-trend styles for designers. 


  • 06132017 Karastan Debuts Kismet Collection in Atlanta
    KARASTAN DEBUTS KISMET COLLECTION IN ATLANTA 


    Karastan introduces the Kismet collection, featuring a novel combination of fibers, at summer markets in Atlanta and Vegas. Shown, Kismet Serene in denim.

    ATLANTA -- Karastan is unveiling its new Kismet collection, its first to combine wool and its SmartStrand Silk, at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 11-18.


  • 06132017 SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI WINS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017 SOUTHEAST AWARD
    SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI WINS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017 SOUTHEAST AWARD


    Surya's Satya Tiwari receives the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Southest at a special gala event at the College Football Hall of Fame.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Family Business category in the Southeast at a special gala event at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on June 8. 


  • 06152017 Amer Rugs Taps Russell as Showroom Manager, Designer Coordinator

    AMER RUGS TAPS RUSSELL AS SHOWROOM MANAGER, DESIGNER COORDINATOR 

    Atlanta, GA -- Amer Rugs, the North America subsidiary of Saraswatii Global Private, Ltd., has named Brad Russell Showroom Manager & Designer Coordinator.


     
  • 06162017 Rugs Rock At Neocon 2017-- LVT Flooring Trend Spurs Growth


  • 06172017 NuThinkers at Domotex 2018: Reinventing Floor Coverings
    NuTHINKERS AT DOMOTEX 2018: REINVENTING FLOOR COVERINGS 

    HANNOVER, Germany -- Original designs, interior spaces and intelligent solutions await visitors to Domotex 2018 when design students and young emerging designers get together to stage their innovative ideas inspired by the show's "Unique Youniverse" keynote theme. 


     
  • 06182017 Surya Expands Rug, Lighting and Art Collections at Dallas Summer Market
    SURYA EXPANDS RUG, LIGHTING AND ART COLLECTIONS AT DALLAS MARKET

    Surya will showcase the new machine-made Tibetan collection at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market this week.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will display expanded rug and lighting collections as well as oversized art at its WTC showroom (560) at the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas, June 21-27, 2017.


  • 06212017 ASID New Jersey Chapter Announces 'The Science of Design' Symposium and Product Fair
    ASID NEW JERSEY CHAPTER ANNOUNCES 'THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN' SYMPOSIUM AND PRODUCT FAIR


    The New Jersey chapter of the ASID will hold The Science of Design: A Collaborative Symposium and fair at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center, including a CEU tour of the skyscraper exhibit shown above.

    MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will hold The Science of Design: A Design Collaborative Symposium and interior design product fair at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center on Monday, September 25.


  • 06212017 Company C Launches Fall Collection in New Las Vegas Showroom
    COMPANY C LAUNCHES FALL COLLECTION IN NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    In a shared Las Vegas showroom with Norwalk Furniture, Company C will present its Squared-Off rug hand-tufted of 50% wool loop pile and 50 percent bamboo viscose cut pile (MSRP $1,195 in 5x8)
     

    Las Vegas -- Company C, the New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, will introduce its Fall 2017 collection in a new World Market Center showroom (A-225) shared with Norwalk Furniture at Las Vegas Market.


  • 06212017 NEOCON Energizes Industry; Rug Brands Team Up with Furniture Makers
    NEOCON ENERGIZES INDUSTRY; RUG BRANDS TEAM UP WITH CONTRACT FURNITURE MAKERS
     

    The Herman Miller lobby display at the Chicago Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2017 featured rugs by Danskina for Maharam, blurring the lines between residential and commercial design.

    CHICAGO -- NeoCon has further established itself as commercial design's launch pad for forward-thinking ideas and products and most important annual forum for connecting leaders in the industry.


  • 06222017 Abbyson Hires Segvich CFO, Adds Over 35 New Hires
    ABBYSON NAMES SEGVICH CFO, ADDS OVER 35 NEW HIRES

    LOS ANGELES -- Abbyson, one of the home furnishings industry's fastest growing lifestyle brands, has added 35-plus new employees, including 14 new positions, to its company over the last 90 days, representing a 15 percent increase in its workforce over last year.
     

     
  • 06222017 HRI Rolls Out New Designs for Atlanta Shoppers, Doubles Down on Handmade Area Rugs
    HRI ROLLS OUT NEW DESIGNS FOR ATLANTA SHOPPERS, DOUBLES DOWN ON HANDMADE AREA RUGS


    Mystique is one of 30 new designs and colorways to be introduced in Atlanta for HRI's largest product launch in company history.

    ATLANTA -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) focuses on handmade area rugs and announces its largest roll out of new designs in the company's history for the summer markets in Atlanta and Vegas, Greg Jordt, executive vice president of sales and marketing, told RugNews.com.


  • 06232017 Kaleen Debuts First Machine-Made Indoor Rugs, Grows Handmade Collections at July Markets
    KALEEN DEBUTS FIRST MACHINE-MADE INDOOR RUGS, GROWS HANDMADE COLLECTIONS AT JULY MARKETS


     Kaleen will introduce its first machine-made indoor rug collection, called Tiziano, at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas to target e-commerce impulse shoppers with lower price points.

    DALTON, Ga. -- Handmade rug specialist Kaleen broadens its price point and construction range to include machine-made indoor area rugs with a debut collection to launch this summer at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 10-18.


  • 06262017 National Retail Federation Announces Top 100 Retailers
    NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION ANNOUNCES TOP 100 RETAILERS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation's largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released today by the National Retail Federation's Stores Magazine and Kantar Retail.
     

     
  • 06272017 Loloi Launches Campaign with Top Design Influencers Promoting Color in Rugs
    LOLOI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN WITH TOP DESIGN INFLUENCERS PROMOTING COLOR IN RUGS

    Loloi introduces its new "Commit to Color" campaign featuring its new, machine-woven Javari collection.

    DALLAS -- Loloi has launched a "Commit to Color" campaign using top design influencers to be featured on a new microsite promoting its vibrantly colored Javari collection.


  • 06272017 Surya's Summer Introductions Offer Fresh Designs, Colors and Materials
    SURYA'S ATLANTA INTROS: FRESH DESIGNS, COLORS AND MATERIALS


    Surya introduces the machine made Ephesians collection along with hundreds of new rugs, pillows, lamps and accessories at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga.-- Surya will debut hundreds of new rugs and accessories at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 11-18, 2017.


     
  • 06282017 Rug Buyers' Essential Guide to Summer Markets, Part 1
    RUG BUYERS' ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER MARKETS, PART 1


    Part 1 of RugNews.com's compendium to area rugs at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Las Vegas Market showcases the newest and hottest abstract designs.

    ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS -- In this essential two-part buyers' guide to summer markets, RugNews.com features the newest styles -- from abstract designs to updated traditionals -- not to be missed by summer shoppers.


     
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  • 06282017 Rug Buyers' Essential Guide to Summer Markets, Part 2
    RUG BUYERS' ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER MARKETS, PART 2


    In Part 2 of this exclusive RugNews.com report, preview all that is new in fashion and weave from vendors Loloi through United Weavers.

    ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS --  In Part 2 of the Rug Buyers' Essential Guide to Summer Markets, RugNews.com continues to feature the newest area rug styles -- this time with a focus on updated traditional motifs not to be missed by summer shoppers.



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  • 06292017 Nourison Previews Hand Knotted Rugs, Bohemian-Inspired Home Accents at Summer 2017 Markets
    NOURISON UNVEILS NEW HAND KNOTTED RUGS, BOHO-INSPIRED HOME ACCENTS AT SUMMER 2017 MARKETS


    Nourison grows its hand-knotted offerings at summer 2017 markets with the Ellora collection's new transitional designs in soft washes of color. 

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- This summer at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will preview new hand knotted area rugs from its Aldora and Ellora collections, and new soft home accents from its Mina Victory and Mina Victory Couture brands.


     
  • 06292017 Retail Insights: Generation-Next at The Rug Warehouse
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: GENERATION-NEXT AT THE RUG WAREHOUSE


    As fourth generation family member Nora Haroonian takes a leadership role at The Rug Warehouse, she tweaks the showroom's strategy to bring it fully up to 21st-century speed.

    LOS ANGELES -- Nora Haroonian, the next generation of leadership  at The Rug Warehouse -- running the retail showroom alongside her father George -- tweaks the company's strategy and adds a 21st century twist to the family business.


















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