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2016 JUNE

  • 06022016 Harounian Rugs International Moves to Larger Las Vegas Showroom

    HAROUNIAN RUGS INT'L MOVES TO LARGER LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM


    The Avalon collection, one of several new transitional introductions to be featured at HRI's new Las Vegas Market showroom, is hand-knotted of handspun New Zealand wool with art silk highlights in India. Shown is Avalon grey 9748.

    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has announced it will unveil a new, larger showroom space (B-433) in Building B at the World Market Center at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. 


  • 06052017 Surya Debuts at NeoCon with Expanded Commercial Rug Designs
    SURYA DEBUTS AT NEOCON WITH EXPANDED COMMERCIAL RUG DESIGNS

    Surya Contract heads to Chicago for its NeoCon premier showcasing an enlarged assortment of handmade machine-made area rugs designed to hold up to commercial.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya Contract will showcase its range of commercial design capabilities at NeoCon, running from June 12-14, 2017 at The Mart in Chicago.



  • 06062016 Kalaty Introduces Six New Rug Collections, Adds to Josie Natori Licensed Line

    KALATY INTRODUCES SIX NEW RUG COLLECTIONS, ADDS TO JOSIE NATORI LICENSED LINE


    Eclipse, one of six new collections Kalaty will unveil at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, features erased floral patterns crafted of premium wool and Silkette with a high-low effect


    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- At the 2016 summer Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, Kalaty Rug Corp. will debut six new high-end handcrafted area rug collections, and grow its Josie Natori range as well, the company stated.


  • 06082016 Top Names in Rugs Score at Hospitality Design Show

    TOP NAMES IN RUGS SCORE AT HOSPITALITY DESIGN SHOW


    Couristan's show-stopping HD Expo booth featured three cubic columns, each a towering 20 feet tall and carpeted with a design from a new hospitality carpet line called 'Thanks a Bunch'.


    LAS VEGAS -- Rug and broadloom companies targeting the hospitality interiors market were upbeat coming off last month's record-breaking HD Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

  • 06092016 Amer Adds 20 Designs to Award-Winning Piazza Indoor-Outdoor Collection
    AMER ADDS 20 DESIGNS TO AWARD-WINNING PIAZZA INDOOR-OUTDOOR COLLECTION


    Amer unveils one of 20 creative new designs in the successful Piazza indoor-outdoor rug collection prior to summer markets. 

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer Rugs has expanded its highly successful Piazza rug collection with 20 imaginative new designs to be introduced at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.  



  • 06092016 LEADING LINES ELEVATE PRESENCE AT AMERICASMART IN JULY
    LEADING LINES ELEVATE PRESENCE AT AMERICASMART IN JULY

    ATLANTA -- The merchandise selection at AmericasMart Atlanta continues to grow across all product categories with new and newly expanded exhibitors across the expansive campus preparing to welcome buyers to The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in July.



  • 06092016 Warp and Weft Introduces Tania Johnson Collection during D&D Spring Market

    WARP AND WEFT INTRODUCES TANIA JOHNSON COLLECTION DURING D&D SPRING MARKET


    London-based rug designer Tania Johnson and Michael Mandapati of Warp and Weft at a designer brunch introducing Johnson's rugs during D&D spring market week.


    NEW YORK -- Rug maker Warp & Weft held a designer brunch at its Decorator & Design Building showroom on Wednesday, June 8, to introduce trade clients to London-based designer Tania Johnson, and the company's exclusive line of her hand-knotted minimalist rugs.
     

  • 06102016 Loloi Looking Forward to Hot Summer Markets

    LOLOI LOOKING FORWARD TO HOT SUMMER MARKETS


     
    Loloi expects another hot round of markets thanks to its debut of on-point designs created in collaboration with TV celeb Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Home. Shown, Brushstroke in ivory and berry.

    DALLAS -- "Coming off the heels of our best ever High Point Market, we're excited for what the summer markets will bring," Cyrus Loloi, principal of Loloi, said. 


  • 06132016 Wayfair Launches National TV Commercial Starring Employees
    WAYFAIR LAUNCHES NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL STARRING EMPLOYEES


    A scene from the new Wayfair TV commercial shows an employee unrolling a rug stenciled with the line "everything for my home."

    BOSTON-- Wayfair today unveiled its newest television ad, which was entirely written, produced and performed by the company's employees and brings back the iconic jingle featured in Wayfair's first commercials. 



  • 06142016 Bed Bath & Beyond Buys One Kings Lane

    BED BATH & BEYOND BUYS ONLINE RETAILER ONE KINGS LANE


    Bed Bath & Beyond, with $12 billion in annual sales, has purchased online home furnishings retailer One Kings Lane.


    UNION, N.J. -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today announced an all cash purchase of One Kings Lane, Inc., an online retailer and authority in home decor and design that offers a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items. 


  • 06142016 Kashee Wilton Collection to Premiere at Atlanta Market

    KASHEE WILTON COLLECTION TO PREMIERE AT ATLANTA MARKET


    Kashee will unveil 37 designs in its new Wilton collection at summer markets, including this Himalaya design in New Zealand wool with bamboo fiber accents for luster. 

    Secaucus, N.J. -- Following strong buyer response to an initial soft launch in January, Kashee will premiere its first Wilton weave rug collection at the summer Atlanta International Rug Market, July 13-16. 


  • 06152016 Ayka Design Selected for Prestigious Venice Design Exhibit

    AYKA DESIGN SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS VENICE DESIGN EXHIBIT


    Ayka's Beauty (shown hanging left) and Reflections were chosen for the Venice Design exhibit to reflect the city's rich jewel colors.


    VENICE -- Award-winning London rug atelier Ayka Design was selected to exhibit alongside design heavyweights such as Karim Rashid and Paul Kelly at the curated Venice Design 2016 held at the city's stunning Villa Palazzo Michiel. 


  • 06152016 Capel Rugs to Introduce Six Fashion-Forward Rug Collections at Summer Markets

    CAPEL RUGS TO INTRODUCE SIX FASHION-FORWARD COLLECTIONS AT SUMMER MARKETS


    Capel is set to unveil Simply Gabbeh, a hand-loomed wool series inspired by classic Persian Gabbehs, but in chic updated color palettes and transitional-looking designs ($599 in 5x8).

    TROY, N.C. -- Building on the momentum of an outstanding spring High Point Market, Capel Rugs is introducing six new collections of fashion-forward rugs designed to help retailers spark new store traffic and sales. 


     
  • 06162016 Surya Celebrates 40 Years -- Q&A with CEO Satya Tiwari
    SURYA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
       SATYA TIWARI: "THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING"


    CEO Satya Tiwari projects Surya's future as a billion-dollar lifestyle brand as the he and the company celebrate their 40th birthdays.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. This may come as a surprise to more than a few, since the company is so closely associated with its 40-year-old CEO Satya Tiwari.


     


  • 06192016 Dynamic Rugs Pairs Cutting-Edge Construction & Fashion for Summer Markets
    DYNAMIC RUGS PAIRS CUTTING-EDGE CONSTRUCTION & FASHION FOR SUMMER MARKETS


    The debuting Milan collection, featuring a budget-friendly price tag, is tufted and then printed by hand.

    FREDERICK, Md. -- Dynamic Rugs adds to existing collections and launches a series of collections that feature novel constructions for the upcoming markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas. 


  • 06202016 'Woven Paradise' Exhibit features German Collector's Anatolian Rugs

    WOVEN PARADISE EXHIBIT FEATURES GERMAN COLLECTOR'S ANATOLIAN RUGS


    Although Renaissance artist Ghirlandaio painted a similar rug design, this 18th century Bergama rug is uniquely Buddhist-inspired with the pillar of the world rising up perpendicularly from its center. 207 x 197 cm; 812 Knots/dm².  All rugs shown copyright Martin Posth Collection.


    BERLIN -- Collector Martin Posth, author of "Collected Beauty," a highly respected book on Anatolian rugs and kilims published in 2014, will present a selection from his extensive collection in an exhibition at Berlin's Studio Bumiller from Oct. 23 - Dec. 3, 2016.


  • 06202016 Rug Dyes: A Cautionary Tale in the Age of Viscose

    RUG DYES: A CAUTIONARY TALE IN THE AGE OF VISCOSE

    In this "after washing" photo of a rug with white wool ground and raised black viscose motif, the black dye would not have run onto the white sections if the proper dye for viscose had been used. 

    SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As viscose yarns are increasingly used in rugs woven both at home and abroad, manufacturers should take extra precautions that they are using the appropriate dyes to prevent future cleaning issues.  


  • 06212016 Karastan to Launch First American-Made Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
    KARASTAN TO LAUNCH FIRST AMERICAN-MADE INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGS 


    Portico, Karastan's first domestically made indoor-outdoor collection, will debut at summer markets along with Cosmopolitan, an indoor line aimed at younger consumers.

    SUGAR VALLEY, Ga.-- At the upcoming summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Karastan will introduce its first domestically made indoor-outdoor collection and a new contemporary line that is driven by the trend for soft, tinted neutrals and by Karastan's desire to reach out to young consumers.

  • 06212016 NYICS ANNOUNCES FIRST ANTIQUE RUG PAVILION

    NYICS ANNOUNCES FIRST
    ANTIQUE RUG PAVILION

    West Hollywood, CA  -- NYICS will introduce the first pavilion dedicated to antique handmade carpets at its upcoming show to be held Sept.  11 - 13, 2016 at the Terminal Warehouse in New York City.


  • 06212016 Oriental Weavers Releases New Catalog; Debuts New Marketing Campaign

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS RELEASES CATALOG; DEBUTS NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN


     

    The cover of OW's new 2016-2017 catalog illustrates the debuting "Drawn to Inspire" marketing campaign which emphasizes the importance of rugs in the creation of fashionable rooms.

    DALTON, Ga. -- Oriental Weavers, the world's largest manufacturer of machine-woven rugs, announces the release of its 2016-2017 Rug Catalog.  


  • 06222016 Kas Focuses on New Innovative Easy-Care Collection, Indoor-Outdoor Offering
    KAS FOCUSES ON INNOVATIVE NEW EASY-CARE COLLECTION, INDOOR-OUTDOOR OFFERINGS


    Kas turns the summer spotlight on its innovative stain resistant Retreat collection of flatweaves. Shown, Sahara in charcoal.

    SOMERSET, N.J. -- Celebrating its 35 years in business during 2016, Kas heads into summer market heavily promoting its new easy-care, stain repellant Retreat collection, and focusing on its indoor/outdoor selections. 


  • 06232016 Capel Rugs Offers 20% Savings on Summer Market Orders; Continues Uniquely Capel Perks
    CAPEL OFFERS 20% SAVINGS ON SUMMER MARKET ORDERS; CONTINUES 'UNIQUELY CAPEL' PERKS


    One of six new collections debuting at Capel this summer, Barletta (shown above in oyster) is a new transitional range offered in five colors.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Capel Rugs will offer a special discount during the upcoming summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas to reward retailers for new orders placed during the shows.

  • 06242016 Fibreworks Introduces New Retail Brand, Collinwood Marketplace Rugs

    FIBREWORKS INTRODUCES NEW RETAIL BRAND, COLLINWOOD MARKETPLACE RUGS

    A Kara collection woven jacquard rug of 100 percent sisal with coordinated serging will retail at $999 in 6x9 in Fibreworks' new Collinwood Marketplace Rugs. 


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Fibreworks, a 26-year old producer of natural fiber broadloom carpet and custom area rugs, announces the introduction of Collinwood Marketplace Rugs, a new brand for retailers.

  • 06262016 Momeni Brings Attainable Luxury to Market; Adds Programs to Boost Retail Sales This Fall

    MOMENI BRINGS ATTAINABLE LUXURY TO MARKET; ADDS PROGRAMS TO BOOST RETAIL SALES THIS FALL

    At Atlanta International Rug Market, Momeni will launch the new Petra collection crafted of polyester in a cross woven construction. The line features on-trend colors in tandem with distressing and updated traditional motifs.

    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Momeni will focus on a theme of attainable luxury at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, and will have on show an assortment that includes new collections as well as in-stock and promotional items that will help retailers "close out the year with a bang."


  • 06282016 Summer Market Preview Part 1: Buyers Want Innovation & Fashion, Vendors Respond

    Summer Market Preview Part 1
    BUYERS WANT INNOVATION & FASHION, VENDORS RESPOND



    ATLANTA -- Kicking off the summer season, buyers attending the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 12-July 19, said the focus will be on innovation and fashion to help them differentiate their product offering in a industry brimming with lookalikes. Part 1 of our Atlanta Market Preview, takes a look at rug makers whose names begin with A-L and products they are offering to show shoppers.

  • 06292016 Market Snapshot: Bricks & Mortar Rug Buyers Discuss 2016 Sales

    Market Snapshot
    BRICKS & MORTAR RUG BUYERS DISCUSS 2016 SALES, REGIONAL TRENDS

    Retail rug executives from Nebraska Furniture Mart, The Rug Gallery, Rugs as Art and The Rug Rack compare 2016 sales versus 2015; point to trends in their regions.

    By all accounts, 2015 was a good year for the area rug industry in the U.S., as steady growth of the hardwood flooring sector led to continuing decreases in broadloom sales and double-digit increases for some bricks and mortar stores. While early 2016 sales indicate that pace has slowed somewhat, rugs remain a bright spot say buyers queried by RugNews.com.


  • 06302016 LR Resources Steps up Hand-Knotteds, Grows Naturals Collection

    LR RESOURCES STEPS UP HAND-KNOTTEDS, GROWS NATURALS COLLECTION

    LR Resources'  hand-knotted Kareena collection of Indo Oushaks will be expanded with new designs in Atlanta and Las Vegas.

    DALTON, Ga. -- LR Resources is gearing up for summer markets with a broad range of new collections designed to hit key price points, and the company expects new designs in the hand loomed Naturals collections to once again top market shoppers' must-see lists at its Atlanta and Las Vegas showrooms.


  • 06302016 Surya to Introduce Machine-Made Rugs with Handcrafted Look

    SURYA TO INTRODUCE MACHINE-MADE RUGS WITH HANDCRAFTED LOOK 

    Surya is expanding its diverse machine made offerings with rugs in six new collections set to launch at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will debut at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets a selection of new machine-made rug collections with a handcrafted look.


















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