NATICK, MA -- The luxury home market is on the rise. Consumers are starting to put more thought into the smallest details of their homes, no longer just focusing on the look of the items in the home but also the materials.
SHIPMENTS OF CARPET AND RUGS TO U.S. GROWS 12.44% IN FIRST HALF 2014 By Lissa Wyman
WASHINGTON, DC -- World-wide imports of carpets and rugs to the U.S. grew 12.44% in dollars in the first half of 2014 according to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textile & Apparel. Including both wool and man-made fiber products, first half 2014 shipments amounted to $989.385 million compared to $879.906 million in first half of 2013.
PREVIEW OF PRODUCTS SET FOR NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW SEPT. 7- 9
Amer Rugs Pearl Collection
NEW YORK – A preview of some of the new items being shown at The New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) is now available on Rugnews.com. The Tenth Anniversary edition of NYICS will take place Sunday, Sept. 7 to Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 126 West 18th St., near 6th Ave.according to Dennis Dodds, show owner and organizer.
NAHFA/SEHFA AND TUPELO MARKET TO HOST LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINARS
TUPELO, MS – The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA), the Southeastern Home Furnishings Association (SEHFA) and the Tupelo Furniture Market will sponsor Lunch and Learn seminars during the Tupelo Furniture Market, August 14 to 16, 2014.
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY – The dates for Domotex Turkey 2015 have been set for May 25 to 28. The event organizer, Hannover Fairs Turkey, a subsidiary of the Hannover-based Deutsche Messe group of companies, will stage Domotex Turkey at the Turkish carpet trading capital, Gaziantep.
NEW YORK -- The Rug Show at Javits has announced its roster of exhibitors. Nearly 40 vendors will participate. The show will take place Sept. 7 to 9 at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th St. between 11th Ave. and Route 9A.
EXHIBITOR ROSTER SET FOR METRO MARKET SEPT 8 TO 11, 2014
NEW YORK/ NEW JERSEY – Organizers for Metro Market Week have announced the roster of exhibitors participating in this year’s event. The 11th annual edition of Metro Market Week is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8 to Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at participating rug showrooms in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
LAS VEGAS – The B. S. Trading Rug, Caitlin Wilson Textiles, dar Living, Hester & Cook, Millefiori Milano and Torre & Tagus were the recipients of the “Best Booth” award presented by World Market Center during the Summer Las Vegas Market, according to Bob Maricich, chief executive officer, International Market Centers.
NEW EXHIBITORS ADDED TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY ROSTER OF NYICS
Jan Kath Design
NEW YORK -- Several luxury rug vendors, including leading international carpet producers, have recently signed up for the 10th anniversary edition of The New York International Carpet Show, according to Dennis Dodds, owner and founder. The show runs Sunday. Sept. 7 to Tuesday, Sept. 9 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St.
NEW YORK – Amadi Carpet will host a buyer special in honor of the company's Sakhi Women’s Weaving and Educational Center’s Fall collection during the NYICS Sept 7 at 2 p.m. at the Amadi showroom located at 125 West 18th Street, here.
AMERICASMART NAMES BROWARD EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
ATLANTA – Douglas Broward has been named executive vice president of marketing, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, vice chairman and president of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc. Broward's appointment was made by the AMC, Inc. board at its quarterly meeting.
Swifty in Periwinkle, Retail $140 for set of two in 20" x 20."
Jay is an Ikat motif in new Indigo collection, $140 for set of 2, 18" x 18"
Charleroi embroidered design, Retail $140 for set of two in 20”x20”
Cotton kilim pillow in Pueblo design. Made in India. Retail is $159 for set of two in 20" x 20"
PORT WASHINGTON, NY -- Safavieh is planning a major expansion of its decorative pillow collection, with 80 designs to be unveiled at the New York Home Fashions Market, September 15-18, 2014 at its 902 Broadway showroom in New York City.
SURYA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SPOTTED WITH SURYA CONTEST
(left) Gum Wall in Seattle; (top right) Amazon Jungle; (bottom right) Wedding in Hickory, N.C.
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has announced the winners of its #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest, which ran from May 28 to July 15, 2014. To enter the contest, designers and retailers were asked to post to Instagram a photo of a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location. Entries were judged on creativity and originality, with winning entrants receiving free Surya products.
SURYA JOINS SPONSOR ROSTER FOR CEO SUMMIT AT 2015 LV MARKET
LAS VEGAS – Surya has joined the roster of sponsors for the third annual CEO Summit at Las Vegas Market, scheduled for Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The executive-level forum for the gift and home furnishings industry will address major businesses issues including presentations on financial, operational and global subjects.
SURYA BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW $33.5 MILLION DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Groundbreaking ceremony, left to right: Surya Tiwari, founder of Surya and father of Satya Tiwari; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Satya Tiwari, president of Surya; Indian Ambassador Ajit Kumar; Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor. photo by Kenny Martin
By Mary Welch
CARTERSVILLE, GA -- When the governor of Georgia takes time out of a highly competitive election to helicopter in to celebrate a groundbreaking, you know it’s important. And that is exactly what Gov. Nathan Deal did Aug. 5 as Surya broke ground on its $33.5 million operations center, which will measure one million sq. ft. and is expected to be completed by August 2015 with a target move-in date in late 2015.
KAS CELEBRATES INTRODUCTION OF NEW DONNY OSMOND HOME LINE
Donny Osmond is just as gracious as ever as he picks raffle winner at Kas party introducing the Donny Osmond Home line at the recent Las Vegas Market. The collections are designed by Donny and wife Debbie Osmond. The kickoff party featured food, music, drinks and in-person appearances by Donny and Debbie Osmond.
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched an interactive, 360 degree virtual tour of its 30,000 sq. ft. Las Vegas Market showroom C-400. Using Google Business View technology, the tour enables designers and retailers to access and browse Surya’s latest product offerings across all categories via any web-enabled computer or mobile device. To take the virtual tour, click here.
HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. has launched a new contest designed to engage consumers via the company’s active social media programs. The contest, which began Monday, Aug.18,2014, is called “Selfie with Kalaty” and will run through midnight Sept. 18,2014.
SURYA NAMED TO INC. 500|5,000 LIST
FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has been named to the 2014 Inc. magazine 500/5,000 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies for the fourth straight year. This year Surya ranked 2,818, moving up from a ranking of 2,884 last year.
NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International is returning to a permanent showroom in High Point, according to Lee Harounian, president. The new 3,000 sq. ft. showroom is located on the third floor of the IHFC Building's Green Wing (G-365). It will be open for the International Home Furnishings Market, October 18 to 23, 2014.
NOURISON PARTNERS WITH PEANUTS LEGACY TO LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION
Nourison's Peanuts collection
SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has joined forces with Peanuts Legacy to introduce a new collection based in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip and characters. The collection will be available at retail in 2015, according to Steven Peykar, principal of Nourison.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has again joined forces with Akshaya Patra, one of the world's largest NGO-run meal programs to help provide meals for thousands of school children in villages in Northern India. On Saturday, Oct. 4, more than 45 Surya employees and partners will participate in a half marathon event in Cumming, GA.