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2015 JANUARY

  • 01062015 Pasargad Spotlights Natural Textures at Atlanta International Rug Market

    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. 


Markets
  • 01012015 NAHFA Seminars set for Winter 2015 LV Market
    NAHFA SEMINARS SET FOR
    WINTER 2015 LAS VEGAS MARKET


    ROSEVILLE, CA - The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced its schedule for the 2015 Las Vegas Winter Market seminars, January 18 to 21, 2015.
     

     
  • 01022015 Nourison to Celebrate 35th Anniversary during January Markets

    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. 
     

     
  • 01052015 Atlanta Market Parties


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR ATLANTA RUG MARKET 

    ATLANTA - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Atlanta Area Rug market. Check out our list of seminars and party places for January 7 to 10, 2015.
     

     
    Details, click here
     

     
  • 01082015 Surfaces Event 2015 Partners with Houzz

    SURFACES EVENT 2015
    PARTNERS WITH HOUZZ

     

    DALLAS, TX - The International Surface Event (TISE) has entered into a partnership with Houzz for the upcoming 2015 show to be held January 20 to 23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. 
     

     
  • 01082015 Surya Launches New Rug Display during Winter Markets

    SURYA LAUNCHES NEW
    RUG DISPLAY AT WINTER MARKETS

    Surya's Design Gallery


    CALHOUN, GA - 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 C-400.
     

     
  • 01122015 NAHFA Las Vegas to Offer Member Discounts

    NAHFA LAS VEGAS TO OFFER
    MEMBER DISCOUNTS

    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.
     

     
  • 01132015 Safavieh to Enter Mattress Category

    SAFAVIEH TO ENTER
    MATTRESS CATEGORY

     

     Johnathan Yaraghi of Safavieh will launch the company's first mattress collection at Las Vegas Market


    PORT WASHINGTON, 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.

     
  • 01142015 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards Honors 2015 Top New Rug Designs
    AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS HONORS 2015'S TOP NEW RUG DESIGNS
     
     
    Jubilant 2015 Winners

     


    ATLANTA - 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.
     

     
  • 01142015 Kas to Host Lunch with Donny and Debbie Osmond during Las Vegas Market

    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.
     

     
  • 01142015 Nourison to Host Butera and Amini during LV Market

    NOURISON TO HOST BUTERA AND AMINI DURING 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Barclay Butera


    Michael Amini


    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 music.
     

     
  • 01162015 Loloi Named Visual Display Winner in Atlanta

    LOLOI NAMED VISUAL DISPLAY
    WINNER IN ATLANTA


    From 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 collection.

    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.  


  • 01162015 Retailers Celebrate Nourison's 35th with Two Generations of Peykar Family

    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.

    Atlanta, 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. 


     
  • 01172015 LV Market Parties and Educational Events


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET 

    LAS VEGAS - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Las Vegas market. Check out our list of seminars and party places for January 18 to 22, 2015.
     


    Details, click here
     

     
  • 01182015 Couristan Kicks Off Bevy of Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies at AmericasMart

    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. 
      


  • 01182015 Domotex 2015 Announces Carpet Design Awards Winners

    DOMOTEX 2015 ANNOUNCES CARPET DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS


    Domotex Carpet Design Awards winners

    HANNOVER, 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. 


  • 01182015 Kalaty Introduces Josie Natori Rugs

    KALATY INTRODUCES JOSIE NATORI RUGS


    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.


  • 01182015 Surya Previews Interactive Custom Art Program

    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.


  • 01212015 Kas Launches First Donny Osmond Outdoor Rugs

    KAS LAUNCHES FIRST
    DONNY OSMOND OUTDOOR RUGS


    Bob 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.

     
    Details, click here

     
  • 01212015 Nourison Hosts Celeb Designers at Las Vegas 35th Anniversary Party

    NOURISON HOSTS CELEB DESIGNERS
    AT LAS VEGAS 35th ANNIVERSARY PARTY


    Licensing 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.


  • 01262015 The Rug Show Adds Samad, Zollanvari and Sahar Carpet

    THE RUG SHOW ADDS SAMAD,
    ZOLLANVARI AND SAHAR CARPET


    Buyers 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.
     

     
  • 01272015 Capel Receives Best Visual Display from AmericasMart

    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. 

    TROY, 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.


  • 01272015 IMC Announces Management Changes
    IMC ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES 
    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.  
     

     


  • 01282015 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET PEOPLE & PARTIES


    ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
    PEOPLE & PARTIES

    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. 


  • 01302015 LR Resources Unveils New In-Stock Accents; New Showroom Strategy in Atlanta and High Point

    RUGNEWS EXCLUSIVE:
    LR RESOURCES UNVEILS NEW IN-STOCK ACCENTS; NEW SHOWROOM STRATEGY IN ATLANTA AND HIGH POINT


    LR 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.


People
  • 01152015 Industry Veteran Andolino Launches Management Group

    INDUSTRY VETERAN ANDOLINO
    LAUNCHES MANAGEMENT GROUP


    Len Andolino


    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 companies.
     

     
  • 01302015 Feldman of One Kings Lane to Receive Gift for Life Award

    FELDMAN OF ONE KINGS LANE 
    TO RECEIVE GIFT FOR LIFE AWARD


    Susan Feldman

    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.


Products
Retailers
  • 01132015 Flooring America and Flooring Canada Kick-Off ConneXtion
    FLOORING AMERICA AND FLOORING CANADA
    KICK-OFF CONNEXTION
     

     
    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. 
     

     
  • 01302015 Signed Guitars by Crow and Mraz Added to Gift for Life's Auction

    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.  


Vendors
  • 01022015 Oriental Weavers Makes Significant Capital Investment in U.S. Facilities

    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.
     

     
  • 01042015 Momeni Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2015

    MOMENI MARKS 40th
    ANNIVERSARY IN 2015




    CARLSTADT, 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.  
     

     
  • 01042015 Safavieh Purchases 730,000-Foot Warehouse in Clinton, NJ

    SAFAVIEH PURCHASES 730,000-FOOT
    WAREHOUSE IN CLINTON, NJ

    Port Washington, NY - Safavieh has purchased a 730,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Clinton, NJ.  According to Arash Yaraghi, a Safavieh principal, the acquisition was prompted by anticipated growth forecasts. 
     

     
  • 01082015 Nourison Purchases Hagaman Carpet

    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.
     

     
  • 01132015 Feizy Launches New Brand,John F. by Feizy

    FEIZY RUGS LAUNCHES
    JOHN F. BY FEIZY BRAND 



    The new John F. by Feizy brand includes the hand hooked wool Lorrain collection


    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.
     

     
  • 01132015 Jaipur Receives Emerging India Award

    JAIPUR RECEIVES
     EMERGING INDIA AWARD

    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.

     

     


     

     

  • 01162015 Momeni's 40th Anniversary a Winner

    MOMENI'S 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 anniversary.


     

  • 01202015 Loloi Wins ARTS Award during Dallas Total Home and Gift Market

    LOLOI WINS ARTS AWARD DURING DALLAS TOTAL HOME AND GIFT MARKET
    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 Market.

    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.  


     
  • 01212015 Mohawk Home Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

    MOHAWK HOME RECEIVES
    BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 AWARD

     

     

    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.
     

     
  • 01262015 Surya Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award for Design

    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 Houzz, the online home remodeling and design platform. This marks the second consecutive year that the home accessories brand has received this distinction.


  • 01272015 Surya Named BrandSource Supplier-Partner

    SURYA NAMED BRANDSOURCE
    SUPPLIER PARTNER


    Seth King
    vice president of sales
    for Surya


    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.


     

  • 01292015 New Jaipur Showroom Embodies AmericasMart Strategic Direction

    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 early January.


















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