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2007 JUNE

  • 06082007 Survey Shows More Houses Have More Bedrooms

    NEW CENSUS REPORT SHOWS 
    HOUSES HAVE MORE BEDROOMS

    WASHINGTON, DC -- American homes are getting bigger, at least when measured by the number of bedrooms they have. That's according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. 


  • 06102007 American Folk Art Museum Exhibits Treasures of American Rug Making

    AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS MASTER WORKS OF EARLY RUG MAKING

    One of the treasures of American Folk Art is this appliqued carpet made c. 1860 by an unknown American artist. The 9'4" x 13'2" rug is unique because of its large size and pristine condition. Photo copyright John Bigelow Taylor, New York.
     


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- New York's American Museum of Folk Art has opened a new exhibit of rugs that dramatically illustrates that design excellence is timeless.


  • 06262007 Editorial Putting Sex Into Rug Business

     

    Rugnews.com Editorial
    LET'S PUT MORE SEX INTO THE RUG BIZ

    By Lissa Wyman

    I am writing this column on my brand new laptop computer and I haven't felt this way-cool since I got my Blackberry. Or maybe it was when I got that HD flat-panel television at Christmastime. 
    Suddenly, I'm beginning to get a clue as to why the rug business has been so lackluster in the past five years. We ain't sexy.

    Details, click here


Markets
  • 06.01.07 ICFF Posts Attendance Records

    ICFF POSTS RECORD ATTENDANCE
    FOR 19TH ANNUAL DESIGN MARKET


    NEW YORK - The International Contemporary Furniture Fair posted record attendance of  25,033, an 8% increase over last year, according to George Little Management, the show's organizer. The ICFF ran May 19 to 22 at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.  


  • 06192007 Pakistan Handknotted Carpet Exhibition Scheduled

    PAKISTAN HAND-KNOTTED
    CARPET EXHIBITION
    SET FOR SEPTEMBER

    KARACHI, PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Hand-knotted Carpet Exhibition  is scheduled for Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2007.  Sponsor of the event is the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.


Products
  • 06072007 AMC to Debut Green Product Showcase

    AMERICASMART TO DEBUT
    GREEN PRODUCT SHOWCASE

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart's Green Product Showcase will make its first showing of eco-friendly, sustainable source products during the July 10 to July 18 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


Vendors
  • 06202007 Hellenic to Show at LV Market

    HELLENIC TO SHOW AT
    LAS VEGAS
    MARKET 

    NEW YORK - Hellenic Rug Imports will be participating in the July Las Vegas Summer World Market July 30 to August 3, 2007.


People
  • 06072007 Mohawk Names Lucke

    MOHAWK INDUSTRIES NAMES
    LUCKE VP AND GENERAL COUNSEL

    DALTON, GA - James T. Lucke has been named vice president and general counsel for Mohawk Industries.  He succeeds Sal Perillo, who is retiring. 


  • 06152007 Momeni Appoints Chu and Fisher to New Sales Posts

    MOMENI NAMES CHU AND FISHER
    TO NEW SALES POSITIONS


    Angela Chu


    Jane Fisher

    NEW YORK -- Angela Chu and Jane Fisher have been named to newly-created sales positions at Momeni, Inc., according to Austin Craley, vice president of sales.


Products
  • 06082007 Hargitay to be Featured in Karastan 2007 Campaign

    LAW & ORDER'S HARGITAY
    TO BE FEATURED IN
    KARASTAN AD CAMPAIGN

    Mariska Hargitay poses with Plum Blossom design
     from Karastan's Artworks Collection


    DALTON, GA -
    Mariska Hargitay, the Emmy Award-winning actress of NBC-TV's drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,€VbCrLf will be featured in Karastan's 2007 "Make a Statement€VbCrLf national ad campaign.


Products
  • 06182007 Thomas O'Brien Celebrates Warm Modernism in New Safavieh Collection

    THOMAS O'BRIEN CELEBRATES
    'WARM MODERNISM' IN NEW
    SAFAVIEH RUG COLLECTION

    Arash Yaraghi, left, a principal of Safavieh, with
    designer Thomas O'Brien in the Safavieh
    New York City store.

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Thomas O'Brien is expanding his signature style of "Warm Modernism" with a new high end Safavieh rug collection slated for introduction this Summer in Atlanta.


  • 06202007 Lotfy and Sons New Website

    LOTFY & SONS NEW WEBSITE

    SECAUCUS, NJ - Lotfy & Sons Inc. has launched a newly designed website. It has been updated to include all Lotfy current collections and designs.


  • 06202007 Peking Signs New Licensing Agreements

    PEKING HANDICRAFT SIGNS
    THREE NEW LICENSED ARTISTS 
     

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Peking Handicraft has signed new licensing agreements with three artists: Jim Shore, Amy Brazil and Julia Junkin. They join the company's roster of more than 30 licensed artists.  Products featuring their designs will be available in January 2008. 


Markets
  • 06222007 Safavieh to Sponsor AMC Green Products Showcase

    SAFAVIEH TO SPONSOR
    GREEN PRODUCT SHOWCASE
    AT AMERICASMART ATLANTA

    NEW YORK - Safavieh will be a sponsor of the first AmericasMart Green Product Showcase, according to Arash Yaraghi, a Safavieh principal. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are scheduled for  Friday, July 13.


Retailers
  • 06032007 Coles Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    COLES  CELEBRATES
     60TH ANNIVERSARY


    At Coles celebration:Jeff Hallman, regional
    sales manager of Momeni;  George Coles, president of Coles; Gary Garcia, vice president of rugs for Coles, and Ray Ehsani, vice president of Momeni.


    SAN DIEGO -- Coles Fine Flooring recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary with champagne and an open house at the company's flagship superstore in San Diego.


  • 06202007 Traditional Retailers Meet Internet Challenges

    BRICKS & MORTAR STORES
    MEET INTERNET CHALLENGES

    By Janet Herlihy

     Internet selling has received a lot of buzz in the past few years, but traditional bricks and mortar stores are using their own unique advantages to meet the e-tail competition.


Vendors
  • 06012007 Homespice Earns Printing Awards

    HOMESPICE DECOR EARNS
    PRINT INDUSTRY AWARDS


    ATLANTA, GA - Homespice Décor was presented with two design awards for its 2007 company catalog. The Printing Industry Association of Georgia (PIAG) awarded Homespice Decor a Best of Category for catalogs over 32 pages and an Award of Excellence for pocket folders with bound-in pages.


  • 06042007 Feizy Stolen Rugs


    URGENT!
    HELP US RECOVER STOLEN RUGS!

    An inbound truckload of Feizy Rugs was stolen Wednesday night, May 30th 2007, in a suburb of Dallas. 

    A large quantity of new and antique rugs of varying sizes, constructions and country of origins were taken.

    Anyone with information about the stolen merchandise or information regarding any suspects is asked to call

    Leah at Feizy Rugs: 800.779.0877 x240.

     


  • 06052007 Rizzy Opens New Distribution Center

    RIZZY AND HOMETEXCO MOVE TO
    EXPANDED OFFICES IN GEORGIA

    CALHOUN, GA. -- Rizzy Rugs and its sister company HomeTexco, have relocated to a 105,000 sq.. ft. headquarters and distribution center here.


  • 06082007 Nourison Ribbon Cutting at Calhoun GA Distribution Center

    NOURISON AND GEORGIA OFFICIALS CELEBRATE  GRAND OPENING OF
    NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER


    And a good time was had by all
     

    CALHOUN, GA - Nourison celebrated the grand opening of its new  300,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution center here June 7 with official ribbon cutting ceremonies.


  • 06112007 Mohawk and DuPont Have New Sorona Polymer Fiber

    MOHAWK AND DUPONT TO PRODUCE
    'SMART-STRAND' FIBER USING
    CORN-BASED RAW MATERIAL

    LOUDON, TN - A new DuPont fiber making facility will produce a key ingredient for SmartStrand, a Mohawk Carpet fiber using renewable agricultural resources. The fiber will reduce the use of petroleum-based products and save energy, according to Mohawk.


  • 06132007 Kane Carpet Feature

    RUG BIZ
    NEWCOMER
    KANE CARPET
    AIMS FOR FASHION AND AFFORDABILITY


    Stephen Hoberman

    By Lissa Wyman

    BROOKLYN, NY -- Kane Carpet is a name that has been familiar to the broadloom community for many years, but the importing company is still a relative newcomer to the rug business.


  • 06142007 Rizzy Signs Las Vegas Lease in Building C

    RIZZY AND HOMETEXCO SIGN
    LEASE FOR VEGAS SHOWROOM

    CALHOUN, GA. -- Rizzy Rugs and its sister company HomeTexco have signed a lease for a new showroom in Building C at the World Market Center in Las Vegas.


  • 06152007 cmi Redesigns Showrooms

    CMI REDESIGNS
    KEY SHOWROOMS  

    PAWTUCKET, RI - Colonial Mills, Inc. (cmi) has taken its inspiration from nature and the "greening€VbCrLf of America with the redesign of  showrooms in Atlanta, High Point and corporate headquarters. The company will also be opening a permanent showroom with a similar design footprint at the Las Vegas Market in 2008.


  • 06222007 Homespice Offers InStore Displays
                

    HOMESPICE DÉCOR OFFERS
    SERIES OF IN-STORE DISPLAYS

    TUCKER, GA - Homespice Décor has developed  a new series of merchandising units, including a podium swatch display , a new  rack system for  its Out-Durable indoor outdoor rugs, and a complete display system for all Homespice Decor products.


  • 06222007 Karastan Donates Flooring
     

    .KARASTAN DONATES FLOORING FOR 
    "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION€VbCrLf

    DALTON, GA -  Karastan carpets  was one of the guest stars on a recent airing of  "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition€VbCrLf on ABC Television. The carpets covered the floors of a home in Kansas City, Missouri.


  • 06232007 Jaipur to Open Showroom at IHDP in India

    JAIPUR TO OPEN SHOWROOM
    AT INTERNATIONAL DECO PARK
     IN NEW DELHI INDIA

    ATLANTA -- Jaipur Rugs, along with its Indian parent company,  will open a showroom at the new International Home Deco Park (IHDP) in India. The IHDP is nearing completion at a five-acre park near New Delhi.


  • 06252007 E Hill Appoints Woolmark as Inspection Agency

    INDIAN RUG MAKER E. HILL  NAMES
    WOOLMARK AS INSPECTION AGENCY
     

    BHADOHI, INDIA - E. Hill & Co., Ltd, a  handmade carpet and rug manufacturer and exporter of India, has  appointed The Woolmark Co. as a provider for third party pre-shipment inspection and quality audit service.


  • 06272007 Surya Opens Showroom in NY

    SURYA TO OPEN SHOWROOM
    AT 7 W BUILDING IN NEW YORK
     

    NEW YORK - Surya Rugs will be hosting grand opening ceremonies at the upcoming New York Home Textiles Market to debut its new 3,000 sq. ft showroom, suite 439 at 7 West 34th St. in New York.  


  • 06282007 Nourison Fall Campaign Strategy

    NOURISON PREPARES FOR FALL
    WITH NEW CONSUMER AD CAMPAIGN


    Live on Fashion print ad in new Nourison campaign.

    SADDLE BROOK,  NJ - Live on Fashion is the theme of a new Nourison consumer advertising campaign this Fall. The ads are designed to increase brand recognition with consumers, appealing to people who recognize rugs and carpets as an extension of their own personal style in both the home and office.


  • 06282007 Shaw Academy Receives Hermes Awards

    SHAW LEARNING ACADEMY
    RECEIVES HERMES AWARDS
     

    DALTON, GA - Shaw Learning Academy earned two Platinum Awards and one Honorable Mention award at the Hermes Creative Awards 2007 competition.


















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