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2017 DECEMBER

  • 12012017 'Woven Forms' Carpet Art Exhibit Travels to Domotex

     'WOVEN FORMS' CARPET ART EXHIBIT TRAVELS TO DOMOTEX


    New York gallery R & Company curates an artist driven exhibit of area rugs with Italian Amini Carpets now on display in NYC and soon heading to Domotex. Shown, Retold by Dana Barnes.

    NEW YORK -- Pushing the boundaries of carpet art, a special exhibition of rugs designed by the likes of Thaddeus Wolfe and Wendell Castell travels to Domotex 2018 in Hannover, Germany, following New York City and Venice premieres.


  • 12042017 Patina Vie's New Vintage Style: Q&A with Karastan's Latest Licensing Partner
    PATINA VIE'S NEW VINTAGE STYLE: Q&A WITH KARASTAN'S LATEST LICENSING STAR
     

    Patina Vie founder Sarah Willett's collaboration with Karastan continues to grow with the recent debut of Vintage Tapis, a new construction with a hand-knotted look developed for the program.

    GREEN LAKE, Wis. -- Karastan's new license partner Patina Vie continues to grow, adding a fresh construction to its rug offering -- RugNews.com sits down with founder Sarah Willett to find out more.


  • 12052017 Bon-Ton Names Chad Stauffer President of Merchandising and Marketing

    BON-TON NAMES CHAD STAUFFER PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING & MARKETING
     


    MILWAUKEE -- The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. today announced the promotion of Chad Stauffer to the position of president of merchandising and marketing for the company, effective immediately.


     
  • 12072017 Allwein Carpet One Touts Holiday Sales, Year-Round Success with Rugs
    ALLWEIN CARPET ONE TOUTS HOLIDAY SALES BUMP, YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS WITH AREA RUGS



    Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home in Annville, Pennsylvania, promotes area rugs hard in Q4 to help the bottom line, and enjoys strong sales in rugs year-round. 

    ANNVILLE, Penn. --  As hard surface sales continue to grow, aggressive flooring dealers find ways to bump up sales and offset the category's comparatively lower margins and reduced holiday volume.


  • 12072017 Do the Math: Karastan's New Vintage Tapis by the Numbers
    DO THE MATH: KARASTAN'S NEW VINTAGE TAPIS BY THE NUMBERS


    Karastan launches Vintage Tapis, its new foldable rugs with a hand-knotted look in a dramatic display at its High Point showroom.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The trend to foldable rugs has been growing in tandem with retailers' expectations of direct to consumer shipping by vendors. 


  • 12072017 Surya to Showcase Ultra Violet in Rugs and Accessories at Winter Markets
    SURYA TO SHOWCASE PANTONE ULTRA VIOLET IN RUGS & ACCESSORIES AT WINTER MARKETS


    Ultra Violet, Pantone's Color of the Year 2018, inspired a curated assortment of rugs, pillows and more to be presented at Surya's Atlanta and Dallas showrooms.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will be showcasing a variety of rugs and accessories in Ultra Violet, the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year at the upcoming winter markets.


  • 12082017 First Look at the Novogratz Pop-Up Store, Starring Momeni Rugs, Amazon Kiosks
    FIRST LOOK AT THE NOVOGRATZ POP-UP STORE, STARRING MOMENI RUGS, AMAZON KIOSKS


    Design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz launch their first pop-up store with the brand's area rugs by Momeni, furniture and decor under one roof and shoppable through Amazon on in-store kiosks.
     
    NEW YORK -- Joining a retail lineup in the trendy Meatpacking District that includes Diane von Furstenberg, Patagonia, Alice+Olivia and Lila P, The Novogratz unveiled their first pop-up store, featuring area rugs by Momeni, furniture and decor -- all available for purchase in-store on Amazon.com.


     
  • 12112017 Import Numbers Show Retailers Restocking as Holiday Season Hits Final Days
    IMPORT NUMBERS SHOW RETAILERS RESTOCKING AS HOLIDAY SEASON HITS FINAL DAYS


    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5 percent this month over the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.


  • 12122017 Jerome's Names Orian Rugs 2017 Top Performing Area Rug Vendor
    JEROME'S NAMES ORIAN RUGS TOP PERFORMING AREA RUG VENDOR

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. --  Southern California multi-store retailer Jerome's Furniture presented Orian Rugs the 2017 Top Performing Vendor Award in the rug category at its inaugural Best in the Business conference held last month at its San Diego headquarters.


  • 12142017 ICFF 2018 to Present French "No Taste for Bad Taste" Exhibition
    ICFF 2018 TO PRESENT FRENCH "NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE" EXHIBITION

    ICFF 2018 will present the "No Taste for Bad Taste" exhibit of the best of French design, including La Chaise rug by Francois Azambourg for Toulemonde Bochart. Photo by Melissa St-Arnauld

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- At its May 2018 edition, ICFF, the international luxury design show held annually at the Javits Center in New York, will host an international exhibition presented by VIA, which just completed a run during Miami's Art Basel at the Miami Design District.


  • 12152017 Dallas Market Packs in More Design-Centered Events and Educational Opportunities
    DALLAS MARKET PACKS IN MORE DESIGN CENTERED EVENTS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  

    DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center has announced exclusive event details for its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market including a full schedule of seminars, celebrity guests, educational opportunities, and events for the interior design community.


     
  • 12162017 Amer Rugs To Unveil Most Ambitious Product Launch In Company History At Atlanta Market

    AMER RUGS TO UNVEIL MOST AMBITIOUS PRODUCT LAUNCH IN COMPANY HISTORY AT ATLANTA MARKET
    Handmade rug specialist Amer expands its hand-tufted offering with five new collections in the category including the Boho line crafted in India of 100 percent blended New Zealand wool.


    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer Rugs will unveil the most ambitious new product launch in its history during the Atlanta International National Area Rug Market at AmericasMart, Jan. 10- 14, 2018.


  • 12202017 Feizy Donates $25,000 to Global Fund for Children in Time for the Holidays
    FEIZY DONATES $25,000 TO GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


    Feizy continues its commitment to improve the lives for children around the world with its support for the Buckner Family Hope Centers and the Global Fund for Children (pictured).

    DALLAS -- As part of its long-term commitment to help children and families, Feizy partnered with two organizations this year dedicated to improving the lives of children: The Global Fund for Children and Buckner Family Hope Centers.


  • 12272017 Tayse Rugs Announces Major Expansion with Acquisition of New Georgia Facility
    TAYSE RUGS ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION WITH ACQUISITION OF NEW GEORGIA FACILITY

    Tayse will begin transitioning to this newly acquired facility in Calhoun, Ga., in January, 2018, quadrupling the capacity of its current warehouse and corporate headquarters. 

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Tayse Rugs has acquired a new facility in Calhoun, Georgia, right off Interstate 75 and less than a mile from the company's current headquarters.


  • 12282017 Hagopian Shifts the Rug Retail Paradigm with Permanent Pop-up Retail/Cleaning Format
    HAGOPIAN SHIFTS THE RUG RETAIL PARADIGM WITH PERMANENT POP-UP RETAIL/CLEANING FORMAT


    Edmond Hagopian of Michigan's Hagopian World of Rugs, gives RugNews.com the scoop on a new area rug cleaning service/retail sales format with three pilot stores and more to come.

    OAK PARK, Mich. -- Southeast Michigan area rug stalwart Hagopian is focusing its growth on a new store format that operates more like a pop-up than a traditional area rug showroom.


  • 12292017 Surya to Showcase Hundreds of New Fashion-Forward Designs at the 2018 Winter Markets
    SURYA TO SHOWCASE HUNDREDS OF NEW FASHION-FORWARD DESIGNS AT THE 2018 WINTER MARKETS

    Surya debuts scores of new area rugs, lighting and accessories in Atlanta and Dallas. Shown, the hand-tufted Hannon Hill, featuring carvings, high-low pile, and cut-and-loop construction.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will unveil hundreds of new rugs and accessories across all of its product categories at the upcoming Atlanta and Dallas Markets.


  • 12302017 John C. Portman Jr. Dies at 93
    JOHN C. PORTMAN, JR. DIES AT 93

    ATLANTA -- John C. Portman, Jr., one of Atlanta's greatest champions, and developer and designer of AmericasMart among numerous other international projects, died on Dec. 29 at the age of 93.
     





















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