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2017 NOVEMBER

  • 11012017 Behind the Scene: Erin Gates & Reza Momeni Dish at High Point Market
    BEHIND THE SCENE: ERIN GATES & REZA MOMENI DISH AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    Designer and Elements of Style blogger Erin Gates's new collection of rugs by Momeni feature her signature style of classics with a twist.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Designer Erin Gates, the face and founder of the popular blog Elements of Style, unveiled her inaugural area rug collection in collaboration with Momeni to enthusiastic buyers.


  • 11022017 Best of High Point Market Fall 2017, Part 1
    BEST OF HIGH POINT MARKET FALL 2017, PART 1


    HIGH POINT, N.C. --  Rug companies are reporting positive results from last month's High Point Market despite pre-market jitters in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas and the East, and forest fire devastation in Northern California. 


  • 11022017 Best of High Point Market Fall 2017, Part 2
    BEST OF HIGH POINT MARKET FALL 2017, PART 2


    HIGH POINT, N.C. --  In Part 2 of this exclusive survey to determine what rugs sold best and why at the October 2017 High Point Market, Rug News.com uncovers trend shifts in weave, color, pattern -- and a growing preference for larger rug sizes.


  • 11022017 Inside Look: Christopher Guy Fetes Nourison Rug Launch, High Point Opening, Plus 10 Years
    INSIDE LOOK: CHRISTOPHER GUY FETES NOURISON RUG LAUNCH, HIGH POINT OPENING, PLUS 10 YEARS

     
    The inaugural Christopher Guy area rug collection by Nourison is displayed throughout the brand's new $7 million, standalone High Point showroom. Shown Asymetrie Mediterranean. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Luxury brand Christopher Guy (CG) had lots to celebrate at the fall High Point Market, including its 10th anniversary, the official opening of its new High Point showroom, and the debut of the Christopher Guy Collection of area rugs in a collaboration with Nourison.


     
  • 11052017 Nourison Celebrates Launch of Christopher Guy Collection Rugs at High Point Market
    NOURISON CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF CHRISTOPHER GUY COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET


     Christopher Guy Harrison discusses his new Christopher Guy Collection of area rugs with VIPs and media at Nourison's High Point showroom. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nourison and Christopher Guy Harrison, CEO of Christopher Guy, introduced the Christopher Guy Collection to media and VIP guests at a celebration on Oct. 15 at the Nourison showroom during last month's High Point Market.


  • 11062017 Feizy Names Michael J. Riley as New President

    FEIZY NAMES MICHAEL J. RILEY AS NEW PRESIDENT


    DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, today named Mike Riley as its new president to further strengthen its core initiatives and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities.


  • 11072017 Exquisite Rugs Opens High Point Showroom, Talks Strategy and Growth Plans

    EXQUISITE RUGS OPENS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM, TALKS STRATEGY AND GROWTH PLANS
     
     
    Cutting the ribbon for the new Exquisite Rugs showroom at High Point Market are Alex Brown, Noad Arslan, and Rick Perkins with principals Hersel Bani-Esraili, David Beck and Daniel Bani-Esraili, and Chris Amos of IMC with Steve Felty of Exquisite Rugs.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Los Angeles-based Exquisite Rugs unveiled a new showroom at the fall 2017 High Point Market to a steady stream of shoppers, beginning with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday morning, Oct. 14.


  • 11082017 Stanton Carpet Acquires Hibernia Woolen Mills
    STANTON CARPET ACQUIRES HIBERNIA WOOLEN MILLS


    Hibernia Woolen Mills, producer of specialty wool products, (Garden Trellis, shown), has been acquired by Stanton Carpet.

    SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Effective today Stanton Carpet has acquired substantially all of the assets of Hibernia Woolen Mills, according to an announcement by Jonathan Cohen, CEO and President, Stanton. 


  • 11092017 Step Inside the Store of the Future: The Showroom @ Furniture Row
    STEP INSIDE THE STORE OF THE FUTURE: THE SHOWROOM @ FURNITURE ROW


    The lodge-inspired architecture of The Showroom @ Furniture Row welcomes Denver consumers and interior designers to a luxurious  170,000-foot home furnishings shopping experience. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The upscale home furnishings store of the future is here, and it promises to change the retail landscape in the furniture business. Tour The Showroom @ Furniture Row with RugNews.com and store designer Connie Post.


     
  • 11102017 Luxury Home Furnishings Superstore The Showroom @ Furniture Row Makes Room for Area Rugs
    LUXE HOME FURNISHINGS SUPERSTORE, THE SHOWROOM @ FURNITURE ROW, MAKES ROOM FOR AREA RUGS


    At The Showroom @ Furniture Row, Denver's newest homage to luxury home furnishings, the Rug Market boasts 8,000 square feet of space and a growing assortment from leading area rug brands. 

    DENVER -- The just-opened luxury home furnishings superstore The Showroom @ Furniture Row boasts an 8,000 square foot Rug Market with a growing assortment from top area rug brands -- Rugnews.com takes you on a private tour.



  • 11132017 Libby Langdon and KAS Rugs Celebrate Hit High Point Launch
    LIBBY LANGDON AND KAS RUGS CELEBRATE HIT HIGH POINT LAUNCH 

     
    Hari Tummala and Rao Yarlagadda of KAS Rugs flank designer Libby Langdon, whose debut collection of indoor and outdoor rugs was a magnet for designers and buyers at High Point Market.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Celebrity designer Libby Langdon made two standing-room-only appearances at the Kas Rugs showroom during last month's High Point Market, putting to practice the hands-on, collaborative approach to licensing she espouses. 


  • 11142017 Zollanvari Wins Two Awards and Two Special Mentions in German Design Awards 2018
    ZOLLANVARI WINS MULTIPLE ACCOLADES AT GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2018


    Zollanvari scored at the 2018 German Design Awards with carpets from four different collections, including (from left) Tribal Meghrebi Zigorat, Rapture, Graffiti and Kyoto.

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- Zollanvari International won two awards and two special mentions for Best Product Design in the category of Home Textiles and Home Accessories in the prestigious German Design Awards 2018.


  • 11152017 Zollanvari Previews 2018 Collection at Neue Raume Show in Zurich
    ZOLLANVARI PREVIEWS 2018 COLLECTION AT NEUE RAUME SHOW IN ZURICH


    Zollanvari will unveil four designs from its 2018 Anar (pomegranate) Collection at neue räume 17, a Zurich-based interior furnishings trade fair. Shown is Derakhte Anar in grey, lime, and racing green. 

    ZURICH, Switzerland -- Zollanvari will debut at neue räume 17 in Zurich, which opens today, showcasing a hand-picked selection of its latest creations as the rug company's official '2018 Collections Preview'.


     
  • 11162017 AmericasMart Brings Turn-By-Turn Mobile Phone Navigation to January Market Visitors
    AMERICASMART BRINGS TURN-BY-TURN MOBILE PHONE NAVIGATION TO JANUARY MARKET VISITORS 

    ATLANTA -- Turn-by-turn navigation via mobile phone will be available starting Jan. 1, 2018 at AmericasMart Atlanta. With this newest investment all attendees at Market and on a daily basis will be able to find their line or showroom of choice quickly and efficiently. 


  • 11162017 Breaking News: Iconic Retailer ABC Home Rolls Out Custom Division, Debuts at BDNY
    BREAKING NEWS:
    ICONIC RETAILER ABC CARPET ROLLS OUT CUSTOM DIVISION, DEBUTS AT BDNY


    ABC Carpet debuts at Boutique Design New York targeting hospitality designers, and unveils its inaugural collection under the brand ABC Custom, a new venture for the venerable retailer. 

    NEW YORK -- ABC Carpet & Home debuted this week at Boutique Design New York, marking not only the retailer's first steps onto the trade show circuit, but also its shifting focus as a trade resource with the launch of a new division called ABC Custom. 


  • 11172017 Balta Home USA Opens New Rug Distribution Center in Rome, Georgia
    BALTA HOME USA OPENS NEW RUG DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN GEORGIA

    At the ribbon cutting ceremony for Balta's new rug distribution center, from left: Jenny Barfield; Alyssa Doutre; John D. Fache; Jamie Doss, mayor of Rome, GA; Scotty Hancock, Floyd County Commissioner; Tom Debusschere, CEO Balta Group; Marc Dessein, Managing Director, Balta Home; Hardman Knox; Hans Fossez, President Balta Home USA.


    ROME, GA -- Balta Home USA is moving to a new 330,000 square foot distribution facility for rugs in Rome, Georgia, to provide more capacity for its North American business.

  • 11172017 Feizy Dedicates a New High Point Showroom to One-Of-A-Kind Rugs
    FEIZY DEDICATES A NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM TO ONE-OF-A-KIND RUGS


    Feizy presented an expansive range of OAK and oversize rugs at a new High Point showroom exclusively dedicated to the category.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Feizy more than doubled its presence at last month's High Point Market with the addition of a new Historic Market Square showroom (suite 142) devoted entirely to handcrafted one-of-a-kind (OAK) new, antique and semi-antique rugs.


     
  • 11182017 Loloi to Open 10,000-Foot Showroom at Dallas Market Center
    LOLOI TO OPEN 10,000-FOOT SHOWROOM AT DALLAS MARKET CENTER

                       
    Loloi will open a 10,000-foot standalone showroom in the Dallas Market Center in time for the January Total Home & Gift Market. 

    DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center has announced that Loloi, a leading Dallas-based rug and textile manufacturer, will open a 10,000-foot stand-alone showroom in advance of January Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23, 2018). 


  • 11192017 Carpet Protection Expert Manny Vickers of Fiber-Shield Industries Inc. Weighs in on the State of the Industry
    CARPET PROTECTION EXPERT MANNY VICKERS OF FIBER-SHIELD INDUSTRIES INC. TALKS STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

    Manny Vickers and chemist Vial Finala at the Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.'s laboratory, where the new KARPETCRYL® carpet and rug treatment was developed for dealers and aftermarket cleaning companies.

    YAPHANK, N.Y. -- As carpet and area rug fibers become increasingly more durable, cleanable and stain resistant, floor covering manufacturers have also stepped up innovations that improve the products' appearance. These advances have led to the rise in popularity of indoor-outdoor soft surface broadloom and area rugs.


  • 11202017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards: Entry Deadline and Presentation Dates
    AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS: ENTRY DEADLINE & PRESENTATION DATES

     

    ATLANTA -- America's Magnificent Carpets Awards will be a highlight event on Thursday, Jan. 11 during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA).


     
  • 11202017 AmericasMart Announces New NORS Location; Second Nourison Showroom
    AMERICASMART ANNOUNCES NEW NORS LOCATION; SECOND NOURISON SHOWROOM


    The National Oriental Rug Show is locating to the fifth floor of AmericasMart Building 1, and Nourison takes a second permanent showroom in the lobby at this winter's market in Atlanta. 

    ATLANTA -- The global rug design and manufacturing community will find plenty of newness at The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) January 10-14, 2018.


     
  • 11202017 Decor8 Founder Holly Becker to Speak at DOMOTEX 2018
    DECOR8 FOUNDER HOLLY BECKER TO SPEAK AT DOMOTEX 2018

    HANNOVER -- DOMOTEX announces the appearance at the January 2018 show of Holly Becker, founder of Decor8, one of the best-known design blogs in the world with a global following of 1.5 million loyal fans.


  • 11202017 Mohawk Industries Announces Purchase of Godfrey Hirst Group
    MOHAWK INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF GODFREY HIRST GROUP 

    CALHOUN, Georgia -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire Godfrey Hirst Group, the leading flooring company in Australia and New Zealand, further extending Mohawk's global position.


     
  • 11221017 Prestige Mills Names Steve Codella National VP of Sales

    PRESTIGE MILLS NAMES STEVE CODELLA NATIONAL VP OF SALES 

    SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Steve Codella has been named national vice president of sales for Prestige Mills, a division of Stark. 


  • 11222017 Rug Makers Score with Hotel Designers At BDNY, Part 1
    RUG MAKERS SCORE WITH HOTEL DESIGNERS AT BDNY, PART 1



    NEW YORK -- The boutique hospitality design fair BDNY was bustling on its two days of business and featured a robust assortment of area rug makers, including several prominent newcomers, hoping to leave their mark. 


  • 11222017 Rug Makers Score With Hotel Designers at BDNY, Part 2

    RUG MAKERS SCORE WITH HOTEL DESIGNERS AT BDNY, PART 2

     

    NEW YORK -- BDNY's 2017 edition by all means was a successful fair and turned out to be one of the more dynamic shows of the year in the area rug business. Part 2 continues RugNews.com's comprehensive coverage.


     
  • 11282017 Consumers and Retailers Win Big Over Thanksgiving Holiday
     CONSUMERS AND RETAILERS WIN BIG OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

    WASHINGTON -- From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the just-concluded holiday weekend, beating the 164 million estimated shoppers from an earlier survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.


  • 11282017 Frank Gehry to be Feted 2018 Design Icon at Las Vegas Winter Market

    FRANK GEHRY TO BE FETED AS 2018 DESIGN ICON AT LAS VEGAS WINTER MARKET 

    LAS VEGAS -- Frank Gehry, an internationally acclaimed architect and Pritzker Prize recipient, has been named as the 2018 Design Icon by Las Vegas Market.


  • 11292017 One Rug Sold every Two Seconds as Wayfair Marks Strongest-Ever Cyber Monday
    ONE RUG SELLS EVERY TWO SECONDS ON WAYFAIR'S STRONGEST-EVER CYBER MONDAY


    Wayfair reports a 53% increase in direct retail sales for the peak five-day holiday shopping weekend and strong sales on rugs. (Photo: Business Wire)

    BOSTON-- Wayfair, Inc. today reported a 53 percent increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.


  • 11302017 Capel Rugs Names Three Co-Presidents
    CAPEL RUGS PROMOTES THREE TO NEW POSITIONS AS CO-PRESIDENTS

    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs announced today the promotion of three top executives to new positions as co-presidents of the legacy company.



  • 11302017 Tapis Decor Scores Big Selling Rugs and Furniture to Designers
    TAPIS DÉCOR SCORES BIG SELLING RUGS AND FURNITURE TO DESIGNERS


    Jacqueline Cox of trade-only showroom, Tapis Décor delivers a curated selection of rugs and home furnishings, along with top-notch service to Minneapolis designers.

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Jacqueline Cox took the reigns of high-end rug and carpet showroom Weskuske in 2008, and transformed it into Tapis Décor, a thriving designer source for floor coverings and home furnishings.


















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