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2016 DECEMBER

  • 12012016 National Oriental Rug Show Temporaries Move to AmericasMart 7th Floor
    NATIONAL ORIENTAL RUG SHOW TEMPORARIES MOVE TO AMERICASMART 7TH FLOOR 

    ATLANTA -- January 2017 marks the National Oriental Rug Show's relocation to a new location. Sponsored by AmericasMart and co-sponsored by the Oriental Rug Importers Association, NORS' Area Rug temporaries will move to Building 1, Floor 7 alongside temporary exhibitors in other home product categories.
     

     
  • 12022016 Woven Concepts Odyssey Collection at WestEdge Design Fair
    WOVEN CONCEPTS' ODYSSEY COLLECTION AT WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR

    Halleh Hakimian of New York-based Woven Concepts said the innovative designs and textures of the Odyssey collection attracted designers and consumers attending the WestEdge Design Fair.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. --Third-time exhibitor Woven Concepts stood out from the crowd of high end exhibitors at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica with its award-winning wool and silk Odyssey collection.


  • 12042016 Change Maker: Amadi Carpets Spotlights Rugs from Afghan Women's Weaving Program
    CHANGE MAKER:
    AMADI CARPETS SPOTLIGHTS RUGS FROM AFGHAN WOMEN'S WEAVING PROGRAM


    Rugs like the Tuareg collection designs on display at NYICS and crafted at Amadi Carpets' weaving center near Kabul provide empowerment to 120 women and a better life for their families.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. --  From a unique women's weaving center near Kabul, Afghanistan, Amadi Carpets' Tuareg collection, introduced to an audience of thousands in the U.S.,  proves a remarkable journey of empowerment and social responsibility.



  • 120516 Safavieh Featured in Gilt Lounge at Art Basel Miami
    SAFAVIEH FEATURED IN GILT LOUNGE AT ART BASEL MIAMI

     Appealing to a sophisticated young audience of contemporary art fans, Gilt's lounge at Scope Miami Beach featured furniture from Safavieh and Safavieh Couture and a Safavieh Studio Leather rug

    MIAMI -- A range of Safavieh home furnishings products were on show at the Gilt Lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Scope Miami Beach art fair during Art Basel Miami, which ran Dec. 1-4, 2016.


  • 12052016 Bobby Phillips Talks Trends; Reflects on Marc Phillips Rugs' 25th Anniversary
    BOBBY PHILLIPS TALKS TRENDS; REFLECTS ON MARC PHILLIPS RUGS' 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

     
    Bobby Phillips of Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs talks with RugNews.com at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Designer source Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which gives co-owner and founder Bobby Partial a unique perspective on trends in the luxury segment of the interior furnishings market.



  • 12062016 Hossein Rezvani Debuts Persian Contemporaries in Miami
    HOSSEIN REZVANI DEBUTS PERSIAN CONTEMPORARIES IN MIAMI


    Luxe rug atelier Hossein Rezvani introduced audiences to its first post-embargo Persian contemporary rugs during Art Basel Miami, where its signature Tabriz graced the floor at the New World Performance Hall.

    MIAMI -- Less than a year after the U.S. lifted its embargo on Iranian carpets in January 2016, German luxury rug house Hossein Rezvani made an enviable Art Basel Miami debut with the stark architecture of Miami's New World Performance Hall as backdrop for the brand's signature Tabriz rug.


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  • 12072016 Maine Politicians Step in to Support Natco's Flemish Master Weavers
    MAINE POLITICIANS STEP IN TO SUPPORT NATCO'S FLEMISH MASTER WEAVERS


     "Approval would not only increase competitiveness, but set the company on track to expand operations." -- Susan Collins, U.S. Senator, Maine



    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flemish Master Weavers, a Maine manufacturer of machine-woven area rugs, has lined up the support of federal and state politicians to weigh in on the company's efforts to receive an exemption for certain textile tariffs opposed by some textile players.


  • 12082016 New Generation, New Look for Rug Warehouse on View at WestEdge Design Fair
    NEW GENERATION, NEW LOOK FOR RUG WAREHOUSE ON VIEW AT WESTEDGE FAIR


    Nora Haroonian at the helm of the Rug Warehouse exhibits at WestEdge to spotlight a refined assortment and strategy to grow this fourth-generation business.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Nora Haroonian, the next generation of leadership at the Los Angeles-based Rug Warehouse, highlighted a variety of indoor and outdoor designs to WestEdge Design Fair to illustrate the company's versatility.


  • 12082016 Pantone Unveils Refreshing Color of the Year 2017: Greenery
    PANTONE UNVEILS REFRESHING COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017: GREENERY




    CARLSTADT, N.J.--  Pantone, an X-Rite company and color forecast company, today announced PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2017, according to a statement from the company.


  • 12092016 Orientalist Home Takes Permanent Showroom for Atlanta January Market
    ORIENTALIST HOME TAKES PERMANENT SHOWROOM FOR ATLANTA MARKET


    Orientalist Home's Gady Yesilcay said Atlanta Market, which the company debuted at in 2016, is an important location for the rug vendor to have a permanent presence.

    ATLANTA -- Long Island, N.Y.-based Orientalist Home opens a permanent showroom (Building 1, Third Floor, D18) at the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, held from Jan. 11-17, 2017 after participating for the first time during the winter 2016 edition.


  • 12092016 Surya to Showcase Pantone 2017 Color of the Year at Winter Markets
    SURYA TO SHOWCASE HOME ACCESSORIES IN PANTONE 2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR


    Surya will present a full range of home accessories and accent pieces in Greenery, Pantone's Color of the Year 2017 at the upcoming winter markets.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will showcase during the upcoming winter markets a selection of rugs and accessories in Greenery, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year.


  • 12112016 Las Vegas Market Announces New Seminar & Event Roster
    LAS VEGAS MARKET ANNOUNCES NEW SEMINAR & EVENT ROSTER

    LAS VEGAS-- Las Vegas Market announce its lineup of original educational programming for Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26, 2017, including special events, award programs, free CEU seminars and designer-guided tours of market.


  • 12122016 Greenery, Pantone's Color of the Year 2017, Debuts Officially in Area Rugs by Oriental Weavers
    GREENERY, PANTONE'S COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017, DEBUTS OFFICIALLY IN AREA RUGS BY ORIENTAL WEAVERS


    The exact match for Greenery, Pantone's Color of the Year 2017, the leaf motif of this Cayman collection indoor-outdoor rug by Oriental Weavers results from an exclusive product development relationship between OW and Pantone Universe.

    DALTON, Ga. -- Global color authority Pantone named Greenery its Color of the Year 2017 on Dec. 8, and the exact match of the tone is already in rug collections by Oriental Weavers which will be presented in January at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and Las Vegas Market in January.


  • 12122016 Karastan Adds New Intrigue Collection to EverStrand Portfolio with Winter 2017 Launch
    KARASTAN ADDS NEW INTRIGUE COLLECTION TO EVERSTRAND PORTFOLIO WITH WINTER 2017 LAUNCH


    Wile Multicolor, from Karastan's Intrigue collection debuting at winter markets, uses color erosion techniques to soften the traditional floral-inspired motif creating a fresh, transitional design.

    DALTON, Ga. -- In 2017, Karastan follows up its highly successful Spice Market collection with the new Intrigue collection, the latest addition to its EverStrand area rug offerings. The company also expands the Sovereign collection with a new transitional design.


  • 12132016 24 Finalists Nominated for Carpet Design Awards 2017
    24 FINALISTS NOMINATED FOR CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2017
    Among the finalists in the newly created Flatweave category in the 2017 Carpet Design Awards at Domotex is Souf by Art Resources.

    HANNOVER, Germany -- The finalists for the 2017 Carpet Design Awards were selected on Nov. 24, 2016 by a jury of design and carpet industry experts.  A total of 24 carpet creations in eight categories were shortlisted for the awards, which are a coveted international badge of excellence in quality of execution and uniqueness of design for modern hand-made carpets.
     

  • 12142016 Anoosha Rouhanian Joins Dynamic Rugs as Corporate Counsel
    ANOOSHA ROUHANIAN JOINS DYNAMIC RUGS AS CORPORATE COUNSEL


    Anoosha Rouhanian is on board at Dynamic Rugs as Corporate Counsel, Business Development for the 23-year-old company founded by her father Matthew Rouhanian.

    FREDERICK, Md. -- Attorney Anoosha Rouhanian has joined Dynamic Rugs as corporate counsel, business development.


  • 12152016 Momeni Dedicates Space to Popular Novogratz Collection at Atlanta Winter Market
    MOMENI DEDICATES SPACE TO POPULAR NOVOGRATZ COLLECTION AT ATLANTA WINTER MARKET


    Due to the success at High Point fall market of a space dedicated to the inaugural Novogratz by Momeni collection, the area rug maker leases an adjacent space to showcase the popular program. 

    ATLANTA -- Momeni continues to bank on its recently launched Novogratz by Momeni program leasing a 1,700 square foot space next door to the company's Atlanta AmericasMart showroom (Space 4-B-2) in time for the upcoming winter market 2017.


  • 12192016 Rugs In Furniture Stores: Retail Design Expert Connie Post Shares Strategies that Work
    RUGS IN FURNITURE STORES: RETAIL DESIGN EXPERT CONNIE POST SHARES STRATEGIES THAT WORK

    Tasked with creating three distinctive retail formats within the HOM Furniture Little Canada, Minn. location, Connie Post distinguished the upscale Gabberts brand with resplendent architectural finishes.

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With so many furniture stores eyeing the rug category as a means to reaching a new more fashion-driven audience, retail design specialists can be a source of valuable information for rug vendors.


  • 12212016 Couristan Returns to Las Vegas Market; Opens Showroom in Building A
    COURISTAN RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS MARKET; OPENS SHOWROOM IN WORLD MARKET CENTER BUILDING A


    Couristan is returning to Las Vegas Market with a permanent showroom (A-408) at the World Market Center debuting in January.

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Couristan, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fine quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract/hospitality carpeting, announced that they have opened a permanent showroom within the Las Vegas World Market Center.


  • 12222016 Exclusive First Look: BBB Debuts Revolutionary Shopping Experience
    EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: BBB DEBUTS REVOLUTIONARY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE


    RugNews.com takes you behind the scenes of Bed, Bath & Beyond's new shopping concept in Brooklyn, New York, which houses four of the company's brands (including its popular Cost Plus World Market) under one industrial-chic roof.

    NEW YORK --  In an effort to boost the company's competitive edge, Bed, Bath & Beyond unveils a new shopping experience, which combines four of the company's brands, under one industrial chic roof in a mall located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.


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  • 12222016 Safavieh Tapped for Bed Bath & Beyond Store-within-a-Store at Mega Beyond Complex in Brooklyn
    SAFAVIEH TAPPED FOR BED BATH & BEYOND STORE-WITHIN-A-STORE AT MEGA BEYOND COMPLEX IN BROOKLYN


    Safavieh debuts a 700 square foot lifestyle store in new Bed Bath & Beyond Mega store in Brooklyn, New York. 
    Photo credit: Lisa Vincenti

    NEW YORK -- When Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. opened its first complex to house four BBB brands under one roof in the hip Sunset Park section of Brooklyn earlier this month, the retailer also unveiled another first: a Safavieh store-within-a-store.


     
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  • 12232016 Capel Rugs Marks 100th Anniversary with Parties, commemorative collections
    CAPEL RUGS MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PARTIES, COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTIONS


    In honor of Capel's Centennial, the company is reintroducing at winter markets a bestselling braided rug from the 1980s called Yorktown. The wool rug is offered in four colorways.

    TROY, N.C. -- Celebrating the major milestone of its 100th anniversary in 2017, Capel Rugs is introducing two commemorative collections inspired by designs from its archives at the winter markets.


  • 12272016 Dynamic Rugs Debuts Five New Collections For Atlanta
    DYNAMIC RUGS DEBUTS FIVE NEW COLLECTIONS FOR ATLANTA


     Dynamic Rugs toys with the classic traditional designs of the new Quartz collection by adding distressed motifs and pristine coloration.
    ATLANTA -- Dynamic Rugs brings five new collections to winter market, offering show shoppers a variety of styles to choose from.
     

  • 12282016 GoodWeave Teams Up with UNICEF and TEPC; Program Kicks off at Domotex
    GOODWEAVE TEAMS UP WITH UNICEF AND TEPC; PROGRAM KICKS OFF AT DOMOTEX


    A new GoodWeave International program promotes Nepal's carpet industry while highlighting the value of child-labor-free carpets.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An innovative program from GoodWeave International and UNICEF in Nepal, in cooperation with the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) of the Government of Nepal, promotes alliances between government and business to support Nepal's carpet industry.



  • 12282016 Feizy Celebrates Refreshed Dallas Showroom with 'Living Design' Event, Market Specials
    FEIZY CELEBRATES REFRESHED DALLAS SHOWROOM WITH 'LIVING DESIGN' EVENT AND MARKET SPECIALS

    Kerrie Kelly, ASID and a Feizy Haute Trends collection designer, will lead an educational breakfast event on "Livable Design" at the rug maker's Dallas Market showroom.

    DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is unveiling the newly merchandised showroom at World Trade Center, Suite 102, during Dallas Market, Jan. 18 - 24.


  • 12292016 Kalaty Introduces 10 Rug Collections; Two New Catalogs at Winter 2017 Markets
    KALATY INTRODUCES 10 RUG COLLECTIONS, TWO NEW CATALOGS AT WINTER MARKETS
     
    Inspired by fashion icon Josie Natori's own abstract prints, designs in the new Natori by Kalaty collection called Lhasa showcase her East-meets-West design aesthetic.

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- At the coming 2017 winter markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Kalaty Rug Corporation will introduce more than 10 new high-end handcrafted area rug collections and two impressive catalogs: a 440-page full-line catalog and a stylish stand-alone catalog for the licensed Natori Collection.


  • 12292016 LR Resources Expands Rugs, Accents and Home Textiles Lines at Winter Markets
    LR RESOURCES EXPANDS RUGS, ACCENTS AND HOMTEXTILES AT WINTER MARKETS


     The new Dazzle collection from LR Resources introduces round rugs in 11 designs in 6' and 8' sizes in loop pile hand tufted of hand-washed wool

    DALTON, Ga. -- LR Resources adds new looks at winter markets to several of its best-selling rug collections, and expands its LR Home offering to include new accessories and home textiles categories. 



  • 12302016 KAS Rugs Broadens Product Offerings at January Markets
    KAS RUGS BROADENS PRODUCT OFFERINGS AT JANUARY MARKETS


    Kas releases its second annual Outdoor Lookbook at winter markets, along with a blockbuster debut of nine new collections, including higher-end qualities.

    SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas Rugs gears up for a successful 2017 with the debut of over 150 introductions at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets in January. The company also kicks off the New Year with a broadened range of price points through the introduction of higher-end qualities.


     
















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