Rugnews.com Editorial: AN OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR JEANNE AND JANICE CARROLL
Janice and Jeanne Carroll
By Lissa Wyman
DALLAS -- Nearly five years ago, on Nov. 11, 2008, Janice and Jeanne Carroll were violently murdered in their own home, the victims of a shooting by Janice's estranged husband. Jeanne was the long-time director of advertising and marketing for Feizy Rugs.
PANTONE FASHION COLORS FOR SPRING 2014 PAIR SOFT PASTELS WITH VIVID BRIGHTS
Leatrice Eisman Executive director of Pantone Color Institute
CARLSTADT, NJ -- Designers take a modern twist on traditional colors for Spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights, according to the Pantone Color Institute which forecasts colors for both fashion and home.
To see a color forecast video by Pantone's Leatrice Eisman, click here.
GREATER USE OF ELECTRONIC MARKETING MEANS TRADITIONAL RETAILERS WILL HAVE TO WORK HARDER FOR HOLIDAY SALES
NEW YORK -- Increased use of mobile outreach and planning, coupled with an increased number of retail-developed mobile apps will mean traditional retailers will have to work to engage consumers if they want their share of a projected $825 for the average 2013 holiday spend, according to the on-line publication Retail Customer Experience, That figure, 5% lower than 2012, was identified in the annual national survey conducted by Brand Keys Inc., a New York City-based brand loyalty and customer engagement research consultancy.
KAS RUGS FEATURED IN THREE HIGH POINT TRENDWATCH DISPLAYS
A total of eight Kas rugs were featured in the recent High Point Market Trendwatch Display features. Three Kas Rugs were shown in the Industrial Evolution vignette; three rugs were in the Modern Myth display and two rugs were in the Rendering Reality presentation.
AMERICASMART ENHANCES JANUARY 2014 MARKET EXPERIENCE
ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta has created enhancements to the Atlanta Market experience to better serve attendees, according to Jeffrey Portman, president and chief operating officer. The show schedule has shifted to a new Tuesday-to-Tuesday timing (Jan. 7 to 14) to accommodate buyers’ preferred timing. The Mart has also launched a new user-friendly website and has extended free wi-fi accessibility across the seven million sq. ft. campus.
HANNOVER, GERMANY – Domotex 2014 will run January 11 to 14, 2014 at the Hannover Exhibition Center, here. Approximately 1,400 companies from 60 nations are expected to showcase their products and new collections.
HANNOVER, GERMANY – Domotex Hannover is accepting entries for the 2014 Carpet Design Awards, which will take place during Domotex, January 11 to 14. Awards will be presented in 10 categories of handmade carpets on January 12 in Hall 16. The deadline for entry is November 5, 2013.
BOUTIQUE DESIGN NEW YORK 2013 SET FOR NOVEMBER 10 AND 11
NEW YORK – The fourth annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2013 will take place November 10 and 11 at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center, here. With double the floor space of last year, BDNY will offer a 56,000 sq. ft. of gallery space for more than 325 exhibitors and the expected 5,000 plus attendees, according to show management.
DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR TO PRESENT “WORLD OF HANDMADE CARPETS” DURING MARCH 2014 MARKET
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will host "World of Handmade Carpets, "a specialty venue demonstrating rug techniques as well as historical and cultural influences during the March 25 to 27, 2014 show at the Shanghai New Exhibition Center here. An enhanced appointment setting feature has also been added the show’s InnovAction program.
BUSTLING BOUTIQUE DESIGN SHOW ATTRACTS RUG AND CARPET EXHIBITORS TO CONTRACT HOSPITALITY MARKET
Surya was a first time exhibitor at the Boutique Design Show, bringing the company's multi-product merchandising to the hospitality market. Show. Robert Unger, right, buyer for the design firm Brown, Inc. in Nottingham, MD, visits with Satya Tiwari, Surya president, center, and Seth King, right, Surya vp of sales and marketing.
By Lissa Wyman
New York -- The Fourth Annual Boutique Design New York, co-located with the long-running International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant show was a bustling event that attracted approximately 5,000 visitors to view the high design offerings of 325 exhibitors. Carpets and rugs were an important part of the Boutique Design Show, with nearly 20 companies showing both carpets and rugs.
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HIGH POINT, NC – High Point Market Authority welcomed new members as well as the addition of its non-voting membership during its annual board meeting, according to Tom Conley, president and chief executive officer of the High Point Market Authority.
AMERICASMART TO EXPAND HOME FURNISHINGS MIX AT WINTER 2014 MARKETS
ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta will expand with new lines and designs in case goods and upholstery, accessories, casual furnishings, lighting and area rugs during the January Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings market and Area Rug market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show Jan 8 to 11, 2014.
AMERICASMART RUG EXHIBITORS MOVE AND EXPAND SHOWROOMS
ATLANTA – Several rug exhibitors are moving to new or expanded showrooms at AmericasMart Atlanta, including Azad Rug Corp., Kas, Sultanhan, F.J. Kashanian, Kalaty and Loloi. The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show will take place Wednesday, January 8 to Saturday, January 11, 2014. New locations and showroom sizes, click here.
AMERICASMART TO DEBUT FREE CAMPUS-WIDE WI-FI AT JANUARY MARKETS
ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta has completed its distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi network, according to Jeffrey Portman, AmericasMart president and chief operating officer. The increased accessibility will be fully active and functional across the 7.1 million sq. ft. campus in early December.
DOMOTEX MIDDLE EAST OFFICIALS SAY NOVEMBER FAIR A SUCCESS
ISTANBUL – Domotex Middle East, which took place November 7 to 10, 2013 at the IFM Istanbul Expo Center, attracted 180 exhibitors from 16 countries and 4,321 international visitors, according to Martin Folkerts, director of global fairs at Deutsche Messe AG in Hannover. The event occupied a net exhibition floor space of approximately 6,000 square meters (64,583 sq. ft.).
NEW YORK – In the old days of e-commerce, the Web was a great place to conduct a little product research before driving to the store to make a purchase. Now the opposite holds true, and it’s driving retailers batty, according to an article in the online punlication Retail Customer Experience.
MATERIAL CULTURE LAUNCHES AFGHAN PEACE RUG PROJECT
PHILADELPHIA– Material Culture has partnered with AfghanMade Carpets to launch The Afghan Peace Rug Project exhibition. The exhibition was put into motion in order to revitalize Afghanistan’s carpet industry, according to George Jevremovic of Material Culture. The exhibition was launched Nov.1 and runs at Material Culture until November 17, 2013.
FEIZY TO LAUNCH FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT CHILDREN
Some of the children who benefit from the Global Fund for Children.
DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs has launched a Facbook campaign on November 18, 2013 to benefit The Global Fund for Children, an organization serving the world’s most vulnerable children in more than 60 countries, including street children, trafficked children, refugees and AIDS orphans.
TOMMY BAHAMA AND ORIENTAL WEAVERS IN LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR MULTIPLE RUG COLLECTIONS
DALTON, GA. -- Tommy Bahama Home,the island-inspired lifestyle brand has signed a new licensing agreement with Oriental Weavers to create multiple collections of indoor and outdoor rugs. The new rug collections will debut at the Atlanta Merchandise Mart January 9 to12, 2014. The agreement is effective immediately.
KAS TO DEBUT HOME DECOR CATEGORY IN NEW ATLANTA SHOWROOM
SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas Rugs will enter the home decor category at the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 8 to 11, 2014, according to Rao Yarlagadda, president.The company will make its initial launch of pillows and poufs in a new 6,500 sq. ft. AmericasMart showroom, space 4-C-5.
SHAW REMODELS VANDERBILT HALL IN NEW YORK'S GRAND CENTRAL STATION
Randy Merritt, president of Shaw Floors, makes opening presentation celebrating the remodeling of Grand Central Station's iconic Vanderbilt Hall. Two of Radio City's famed Rockettes help do the honors.
NEW YORK -- Shaw Floors has restored Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in time for the annual Holiday Fair. The Dalton, Ga., company unveiled more than 14,000 sq. ft. of its carpet, hardwood and resilient floors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov.18 for the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair in Vanderbilt Hall .
ORIAN TO OPEN LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM; CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY
ANDERSON, SC -- Orian Rugs will open a 6,300 sq. ft. showroom at the Las Vegas World Markets Center, A-410, in conjunction with the company's 35th anniversary, according to Don Newton, senior vice president of Orian. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Mimosa bar and brunch to be served.
SURYA PARTNERS WITH BOBBY BERK HOME TO LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has entered into a new licensing partnership with Bobby Berk Home, a home furnishings and decor brand. Surya will launch three new Bobby Berk area rug collections in Summer 2014, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya.
HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. has launched a new Facebook contest, “Throw the Decorator under the Rug” which gives the company’s Facebook followers an opportunity to win a rug from their favorite interior designer. The contest began on Nov. 17 and will end Dec. 31, 2013. Winners will be announced Jan. 8, 2014.
MOMENI ADDS TO ATLANTA SPACE; REMODELS LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM
CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni will open a new 2,000 sq. ft . adjunct showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta. The new space, 4B2, is adjacent to Momeni's existing showroom 4B4 and brings Momeni's total exhibit area to 9,700 sq. ft. In addition, the company will remodel its Las Vegas showroom, B425.
KAS RUGS AND BOB MACKIE HOME JOIN FORCES IN LICENSING AGREEMENT TO CREATE NEW RUG COLLECTIONS
SOMERSET, NJ -- Bob Mackie, fashion and costume designer, has partnered with Kas Rugs in a new licensing agreement to create new rug collections. The new Bob Mackie Rugs will debut at High Point Market in April 2014.