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.
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.
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.
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.
AMERICASMART VIGNETTE EXHIBITION DESIGNERS TO EXPLORE PANTONE TRENDS AND COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018
ATLANTA -- For AmericasMart Atlanta's next vignette gallery presentation, six interior designers and six floral designers will collaborate on vignettes that explore the Pantone View Home + Interiors color forecast and the 2018 Color of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOURISON SUPPORTS GREEN INITIATIVE WITH NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison has announced that its corporate location in Saddle Brook, New Jersey is going solar with the installation of a photovoltaic solar system to be fully operational by Dec. 2017.
LAS VEGAS MARKET PARTNERS WITH AID TO ARTISANS ADDING 20 NEW EXHIBITORS
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Las Vegas Market announced today that an exclusive new partnership with the leading non-profit economic development firm Aid to Artisans will bring 20 first-time artisan exhibitors to the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
BALTA HOME USAOPENS 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 providemore capacity for its North American business.
DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center, in partnership with Aidan Gray, proudly announces a personal appearance and book signing with Oscar-winning actress, director and author Diane Keaton during its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23, 2018).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALMOST HALF OF YOUNGER CONSUMERS PLAN TO SPEND MORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new survey released this week by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics shows that young adults (18-24 years old) are the most likely to show an increase in spending this holiday shopping season.
FLOORING DEALERS SHARE TIPS ON SELLING RUGS, REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE CATEGORY
In this special report, RugNews.com speaks with dealers from various sections of the country who share tips on selling rugs to successfully compete with the increasing clout of mass merchants and Internet sellers.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS MARKET ADDS BASHIAN AND AKARA RUGS, ANNOUNCES 60+ NEW AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Las Vegas Marketannounced today that it will welcome some 60+ new and returning better home décor suppliers to the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, including Bashian (B3) and Akara Rugs (C3).
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.