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.
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.
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.
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.
WAYFAIR NAMED 2016 INTERNET RETAILER OF THE YEAR IN INTERNET RETAILER EXCELLENCE AWARDS
BOSTON -- Wayfair was named Internet Retailer of the Year by Internet Retailer, the world's leading publisher of strategic e-commerce business intelligence. Wayfair received the top prize in the second annual Internet Retailer Excellence Awards in Chicago last night.
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.
NEW SEMINAR & EVENT ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Las Vegas Market announces a new series of original programming that will appeal to designers, furniture, gift and home décor buyers and retailers at Summer Market running from July 31-August 4, 2016.
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.
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,
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.
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.
BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. today announced the expansion of its lighting offering at Wayfair.com to deliver what the company claims to be the world's most extensive lighting selection across a wide range of styles and price points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
ATLANTA -- Part 2 of RugNews.com's two-part Atlanta Market Preview takes a look at what companies named M-Z are presenting to retailers, who said that they are counting on innovation and fashion to help drive sales.
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.
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.