PASARGAD SPOTLIGHTS NATURAL TEXTURES AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
Pasargad will debut a global potpourri of natural textures from the Casablanca collection's Beni Ourain-inspired rugs to a Nordic director's chair covered in Mongolian fur.
GLEN COVE, NY--Pasargad is focusing on natural materials and textures in its 2016 collections premiering at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, to be held Jan. 13-Jan. 16.
NOURISON TO CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY
DURING JANUARY MARKETS
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will celebrate its 35th anniversary during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, on Thursday, Jan. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. at its AmericasMart showroom 3-F-2 and during the Las Vegas Market, Sunday, Jan. 18 at its World Market Center showroom C-112. Both events will include dinner, cocktails and music.
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SURYA LAUNCHES NEW
RUG DISPLAY AT WINTER MARKETS Surya's Design Gallery
- Surya will introduce its Design Gallery during the Atlanta International Rug
Market, January 7 to 10 in its AmericasMart showroom 11-A-1 as well as during
the Las Vegas Market, January 18 to 22 at Surya's World Market Center showroom
ROSEVILLE, CA - The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) will feature Endorsed Program Partners which will offer member discounts and/or services during the January 18 to 22 event set to take place at the Retail Resource Center (RRC), Building B, space 1050.
Johnathan Yaraghi of Safavieh will launch the company's first mattress
collection at Las Vegas Market
NY - Safavieh will enter the mattress category with the launch of its first
series of Dream Beds during Las Vegas Market, January 18 to 22, 2015, at the
company's World Market Center showroom, Suite A-101.
AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS HONORS 2015'S TOP NEW RUG DESIGNS
Jubilant 2015 Winners
America's Magnificent Carpet Awards on Friday, Jan. 9, was a celebration of
design creativity for the rug industry with winners at every point on the price
spectrum. Held at the Peachtree Ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the
ceremony is the centerpiece of the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring
the National Oriental Rug Show.
KAS RUGS TO HOST LUNCH WITH
DONNY AND DEBBIE OSMOND
AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
Donny and Debbie Osmond
SOMERSET, NJ -
KAS Rugs will introduce its first collection of indoor-outdoor rugs by Donny and
Debbie Osmond Home at a special luncheon with the Osmond's on Monday, January 19th
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during Las Vegas Market. The event will be
held at the company's World Market Center showroom, space B-175. A light
appetizer and dessert lunch will be served.
NOURISON TO HOST BUTERA AND AMINI DURING 35TH
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Special guests Barclay Butera and Michael Amini will join the festivities as
Nourison celebrates its 35th anniversary during Las Vegas Market on
Sunday, Jan. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the company's World Market Center
showroom, C-112. Butera and Amini, both licensing partners with Nourison, will
meet and greet guests during the reception, which is themed 35 Years of
Innovation and Inspiration, and will include cocktails, hors d'ouevres and
left: Amir Loloi, Cyrus Loloi, Erin Munoz and Phil Koufidakis of Baker
Bros. in Phoenix, and Tim Ward of Loloi, in front of the new Cyrus
DALLAS, TX –
Loloi was recognized by AmericasMart at last week’s Atlanta International Gift &
Home Furnishings Market with a Best Visual Display award for the creative
merchandising of its showroom, MM 4-D-2. Prominent in the expansive Loloi
showroom was a dramatic presentation of the new Anastasia collection, which
Cyrus Loloi said was the biggest introduction in the company’s history.
RETAILERS CELEBRATE NOURISON'S
35TH WITH TWO GENERATIONS OF PEYKAR FAMILY
The Rugs as Art team from Sarasota, FL: Jesse, John, Lucy and
Carrie Murse celebrate Nourison's 35th anniversary
with Mina and Alex Peykar of Nourison.
GA - A who's who of rug buyers and retail executives joined Nourison in
celebrating its 35th anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 8, during the Atlanta
International Area Rug Market at its AmericasMart showroom.
THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACES EVENT TO INTRODUCE
BOOTH CRAWL CHALLENGE AT TISE 2015
DALLAS, TX - Informa Exhibitions will host the TISE Booth Crawl Challenge, a new show promotion that will make its debut at The International Surface Event 2015, held January 20 to 23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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COURISTAN KICKS OFF BEVY
OF RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES AT AMERICASMART Couristan execs Steve Codella, Amy
Chato-Colon, and Ron Couri with Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at
ribbon cutting ceremony for the company's expanded showroom.
Atlanta, GA -Couristan kicked off a bevy of new showroom openings and expansions
with the first ribbon cutting ceremony of the Atlanta International Rug Market
on January 7. The company expanded and upgraded its AmericasMart showroom space
6-D-11 with 1,400 additional sq. ft. of space to showcase a growing assortment
of area rugs.
GERMANY - Domotex 2015 has announced the winners of the Carpet Design Awards
presented by Innovations@Domotex 2015. On Sunday, January 18, prizes were
awarded to the best designer carpets in eight categories by an international
jury of carpet and design experts. The public will also be able to select their
favorite at the end of Domotex, January 20.
Carol Tisch of RugNews.com gets
the scoop from Josie Natori and Mike Kalaty at Atlanta Market launch
party. See the collection at Kalaty's new World Market center showroom
B-455 at this week's Las Vegas Market.
LAS VEGAS - The new collection of
17 rugs by iconic fashion
designer Josie Natori for Kalaty will star at the grand opening celebration of
the rug maker's Las Vegas showroom (B-455) on Monday, Jan. 19 from 4:00 to 6:00
pm. But the drama began on Jan.8 with the collection's unveiling at Atlanta
International Rug Market where the designer was on hand at Kalaty's
AmericasMart showroom to meet and greet buyers. Tomorrow's event will include
cocktails, dinner and entertainment.
SURYA PREVIEWS INTERACTIVE
CUSTOM ART PROGRAM RugNews.com previews Surya's
interactive custom art program at Atlanta Rug Market
with demo here by Allen Parker.
ATLANTA - Surya previewed its new
interactive custom art program during Atlanta international Rug Market last
week, and RugNews.com got a sneak peek prior to the official unveiling at
Dallas and Las Vegas markets. The program, which goes live on Surya.com later
this month, gives dealers a point of difference in the marketplace, and
consumers the opportunity to personalize wall art to their own tastes and
budgets. Made in the U.S., the custom-specified art work can be shipped in as
little as five business days.
Maricich, IMC's CEO (left) and interior designer Dann Foley (right)
celebrate with Debbie and Donny Osmond at the KAS Rugs "Lunch with
Donnie and Debbie" event on Monday at Las Vegas Market. Debbie told
RugNews.com she liked the versatility of using the transitional
easy-care rugs in indoor or outdoor settings.
NOURISON HOSTS CELEB DESIGNERS
AT LAS VEGAS 35th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
partner Michael Amini with Alex Peykar of Nourison at the company's 35th
anniversary celebration Sunday night at Las Vegas Market.
Las Vegas - Nourison
continued its 35th anniversary festivities in Las Vegas on Sunday,
Jan. 18, with a party at its World Market Center showroom, C-112. Guests of
honor, licensing partners Michael Amini and Barclay Butera were the highlight of
the evening, on hand to meet and greet attendees.
THE RUG SHOW ADDS SAMAD,
ZOLLANVARI AND SAHAR CARPET
study high end rugs at last year's Rug Show. More leading vendors have
signed on for 2015.
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - The
organizers of The Rug Show have announced the addition of three top names in the
world of high-end rugs to the shows' 2015 roster, including Samad, Zollanvari
and Sahar Carpets.
CAPEL RECEIVES BEST VISUAL DISPLAY
RECOGNITION FROM AMERICASMART
From left: Cameron
Capel of Capel Rugs with Daniel Buerkle and Gail Tucker of The Rug Market in
Rochester, NY and Jake Sweeters of Capel.
NC - Capel Rugs' new Atlanta market showroom was honored by AmericasMart
as the Best Visual Display on the third floor of Building One at the
Jan. 6 to 13 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
HIGH POINT, NC - International Market Centers (IMC) announced a series of management changes across various departments within the company today. Julie Messner has been promoted to senior vice president for Furniture Leasing-High Point and Karen Olson has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing. Additional changes at the management level include the promotions of Philip Knott to vice president of operations services; Renae Brown to director of strategy; Cassie Catania-Hsu to leasing director, Gift + Home; and Andy Maiden to director of internal communications.
Atlanta - Buyers were out in force at AmericasMart in early January, ushering in the New Year with rug companies at showroom parties, anniversary celebrations, new showroom ribbon cuttings, and an upbeat mood. Here are some of the highlights of an Atlanta International Rug Market that was brimming with news, from design trends to product innovations and more.
LR RESOURCES UNVEILS NEW IN-STOCK ACCENTS; NEW SHOWROOM
STRATEGY IN ATLANTA AND HIGH POINT
Resources unveiled its new in-stock home accents program at AmericasMart
with a collection of woven baskets, accent rugs and pillows.
ATLANTA - Armed
with a new in-stock home accents program specifically designed for brick and
mortar stores, LR Resources supplemented its AmericasMart fourth floor rug
showroom at Atlanta International Rug Market with a second space in the HOME
Temporaries collection on Floor 7 for the first time at the January show.
INDUSTRY VETERAN ANDOLINO
LAUNCHES MANAGEMENT GROUP
PALM HARBOR, FL - Floor covering industry veteran Len Andolino has launched Andolino Management
Group, which will offer sales management, product sourcing, product development,
strategic planning and branding and consulting services to mid-sized flooring
FELDMAN OF ONE KINGS LANE
TO RECEIVE GIFT FOR LIFE AWARD
NEW YORK - Susan Feldman, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of One
Kings Lane, will receive Gift for Life's Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award
during the annual Party for Life set to take place Monday, February 2, from 6:30
p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Boathouse in Central Park, here.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Flooring America/Flooring Canada, a division of CCA Global Partners has kicked-off conneXtion, its bi-annual meeting that connects its more than 500 independent floor covering retailers at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The national meeting convenes entrepreneurs from across North America to participate in discussions and to share ideas to grow business.
SIGNED GUITARS BY CROW AND MRAZ
ADDED TO GIFT FOR LIFE'S PARTY FOR LIFE AUCTION
NEW YORK - Gift for Life's annual Party for Life will include signed guitars by entertainers, Sheryl Crow and Jason Mraz. The event is set to take place Monday, February 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Boathouse in Central Park, here.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS MAKES SIGNIFICANT
CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN U.S. FACILITIES
DALTON, GA - Oriental Weavers announced a significant capital investment made in its U.S. manufacturing and warehousing facilities. The expansion, which occurred in late 2014, allowed for a 12% capacity increase at the company's Dalton, GA manufacturing facility and was due largely to the recent high demand for domestically-made products, according to Jonathan Witt, senior vice-president of Oriental Weavers.
NJ - Leading area rug and broadloom supplier Momeni, Inc. will mark its 40th
anniversary beginning officially at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market
this week. The company, which was founded by the late Haji Momeni in New York
City in 1975, has been a leading source for hand-knotted rugs since its
inception, originally focusing exclusively on imports of fine Persian and
Oriental carpets for luxury rug showrooms across the country.
NOURISON PURCHASES HAGAMAN CARPET
TO ESTABLISH U.S. MANUFACTURING BASE
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison is set to acquire Hagaman Carpet, a carpet manufacturer specializing in high quality, wool floor coverings. The acquisition is expected to be completed by first quarter 2015, according to Alex Peykar, principal, Nourison.
The new John F. by Feizy brand includes the hand hooked wool
DALLAS, TX - Feizy Rugs announces the rebranding of its Home Collection of rugs with the new
trademark, john f. by Feizy. The move is meant to communicate the
fashion-driven focus of the company and its founder, John Feizy, whose passion
for trend-setting design is reflected in the collection. With the rebranding,
the company now has three brands under the Feizy umbrella: john f. by Feizy,
Feizy | Fine, and Poetic Wanderlust.
ATLANTA - Jaipur has been awarded the CNBS TV18 Emerging India
Award in both the retail and social responsibility categories. The annual
Emerging India Award honors small and medium enterprises that are doing exceptional work in
creating value and impact across
different business sectors.
40TH ANNIVERSARY A WINNER
AmericasMart exec Kevin Malkiewicz, presented an America's
Magnificent Carpet Award to Momeni president Reza Momeni with Tara
Horne, sales rep and Hadi Sattari, national sales manager of Momeni.
Atlanta, GA - Momeni made news at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market last week on
several fronts, including the 2015 kick-off of the company's 40th
LOLOI WINS ARTS AWARD DURING DALLAS TOTAL HOME AND GIFT
Cyrus Loloi and Hamed Damavandi of Loloi, the winner of
the area rugs award at the 26th Annual Arts Awards gala event at the
Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas during the Dallas Total Home & Gift
DALLAS, TX - Loloi received the award for area rugs during the Dallas
Total Home and Gift Market's 26th annual ARTS Awards ceremony, Friday,
Jan. 16. The event was held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, here.
SUGAR VALLEY, GA - Mohawk Home has been awarded Best Of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. The manufacturer of area rugs, indoor/outdoor mats and washable rugs in the US was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
SURYA RECEIVES BEST OF HOUZZ
2015 AWARD FOR DESIGN
Surya received a Best Of Houzz 2015 badge on
its profile, reflecting the popularity of the brand's products
among Houzz users.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya received the Best of Houzz 2015 award in the Design category by
the online home remodeling and design platform. This marks the second
consecutive year that the home accessories brand has received this
E. Michael Allen vice president of BrandSource Home Furnishings
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has been added to the roster of supplier partners for BrandSource, an appliance, electronics and furniture buying group with $14
billion in annual member sales. Potential customers for Surya are BrandSource stores that sell
furniture, which represent about 25% of the total 4,500 independent dealer
members operating close to 6,000 storefronts in the U.S. and Canada.
NEW JAIPUR SHOWROOM EMBODIES
AMERICASMART STRATEGIC DIRECTION
Celebrating the new Jaipur showroom on Floor 12, Dave Savula,
AmericasMart EVP of leasing, Jaipur's trade show manager Matt
Peterson with Jaipur CEO Asha Chaudhary and Karen Greaber, VP,
Home Furnishings, AmericasMart.
ATLANTA - A crowning achievement for both Jaipur Rugs and AmericasMart, the new
8,257-square foot Jaipur showroom on the 12th floor of
Building 1 was bustling throughout The Atlanta International Gift & Home
Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Rug Market in