INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION DRIVE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
ATLANTA -- AmericasMart Atlanta's comprehensive area rug collection will again showcase all that is new and next at The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 11-15, 2017.
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.
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.
FLOOR COVERING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION NAMES DOBBINS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DALTON, Ga. -- Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer, World Floor Covering Association, announced that Andrea Dobbins has joined the group's philanthropic arm, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation, as Executive Director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANOOSHA ROUHANIAN JOINSDYNAMICRUGS 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.
ABBYSON LIVING OPENS NEW PREMIER SHOWROOM LOCATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
LOS ANGELES -- Abbyson, a leading Los Angeles-based furnishings manufacturer and one of the country's top online sources, is moving to a new, ground floor showroom at Las Vegas Market in time for winter market, running January 22-26, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.