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2016 NOVEMBER

  • 11012016 High Point Market Showroom Tours, People & Parties, Part 2
    HIGH POINT MARKET SHOWROOM TOURS, PEOPLE AND PARTIES, PART 2


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Cram-packed appointment calendars and an ever-growing roster of celebrity designer collections debuting at furniture and rug showrooms didn't stop buyers and designers attending High Point Market from hitting the campaign trail in support of 'Thom Filicia for President.'



  • 1102016 Dann Foley's Outdoor Space Wins SFC Design Award; Loloi Rugs, Safavieh Furniture Feature
    DANN FOLEY'S OUTDOOR SPACE WINS SFC DESIGN AWARD; LOLOI RUGS, SAFAVIEH FURNITURE FEATURED


    Dann Foley, winner of the SFC Design Award for Outdoor Spaces, incorporates products from SFC members Loloi (rugs) and Safavieh (benches) in a South Carolina client's front porch design.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Winners of the Sustainable Furnishings Council's first interior design awards, announced at the organization's 10th anniversary party in High Point, included designer Dann Foley of Dann Inc. in Palm Springs, Calif., who took the top prize in the outdoor spaces category.


  • 11022016 Surya Rugs Featured in SFC's Design Excellence Award-Winning Interior
    SURYA RUGS FEATURED IN SFC'S DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR 

    The living room and dining room of this eco-friendly D.C. row house by Paola McDonald of Olamar Interiors, winner of the SFC Design Excellence Award, feature Surya rugs.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- At its 10th anniversary celebration during High Point Market, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) announced the winners of its "Get Your Green On" design competition, with Paola McDonald of Olamar Interiors taking the top honor.

     

  • 11032016 Carpet Design Competition Highlights Istanbul Carpet Week
    Special to RugNews.com
    CARPET DESIGN COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS ISTANBUL CARPET WEEK


    Winning rugs in the 10th Annual Design Competition sponsored by the Istanbul Carpet Exporters Association on display during Istanbul Carpet Week. 

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY --The culmination of this year's Istanbul Carpet Week was the 10th Annual Carpet Design Competition sponsored by the Istanbul Carpet Exporters Association, known by its Turkish acronym IHIB.


  • 11052016 Amadi Carpets Helps Rebuild War-Torn Afghanistan with Tuareg Collection
    AMADI CARPETS EMPOWERS AFGHAN WOMEN WITH WEAVING SKILLS; TUAREG COLLECTION DEBUTS


    Debuting at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica this weekend, Amadi's new Tuareg collection is helping empower women weavers in Afghanistan.

    West Hollywood, CA -- The handcrafted rugs in the new Amadi Carpets Tuareg Collection, all woven by Afghan women trained at Amadi's workshop in Afghanistan debuted this weekend at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica, California.


  • 11072016 Jaipur Rugs Wins German Design Award for Second Consecutive Year; Doubles Success with Two Accolades IN 2017
    JAIPUR RUGS WINS GERMAN DESIGN AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR; DOUBLES SUCCESS WITH TWO ACCOLADES IN 2017


    Jaipur Rugs' Kras design, from the Free Verse collection designed by Kavi, recreates the look of foil.

    NEW DELHI, INDIA -- After winning the prestigious German Design Award 2016 for its Anthar rug, Jaipur Rugs has doubled its success, garnering the German Design Award 2017 (Special Mention: Excellent Product Design) for two rugs from its Free Verse collection.



  • 110802016 Norwalk's Caroline Hipple Tells The Story Behind Synergistic Company C Collaboration
    NORWALK'S CAROLINE HIPPLE TELLS THE STORY BEHIND SYNERGISTIC COMPANY C COLLABORATION

     "This is a strategic collaboration. It's more than a license: It is unprecedented in this industry." -- Caroline Hipple, Norwalk Furniture 


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Home furnishings suppliers and retailers continue to reap the rewards of cross-merchandising rugs with furniture in their showrooms and stores, but a collaboration between Norwalk Furniture and Company C which debuted at the October 2016 High Point Market, takes the concept to an entirely new level.
     

  • 11082016 Loloi's Justina Blakeney and Magnolia Home Introductions Lure High Point Buyers
    LOLOI'S JUSTINA BLAKENEY AND MAGNOLIA HOME INTRODUCTIONS LURE HIGH POINT BUYERS


    Justina Blakeney attracts buyers looking for her signature boho chic aesthetic to her newest Loloi collection launch. Blakeney poses with John, Lucy and Jesse Murse of Rugs as Art in Sarasota, Fla.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- As anticipated, Loloi's launch of new Justina Blakeney and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines rug and pillow collections garnered healthy sales and lots of traffic at the rug maker's High Point showroom for the October, 2016 home furnishings market.


  • 11092016 Kathy Ireland Talks Rugs, Retail and Her Growing Partnership with Nourison

    RugNews.com Exclusive

    KATHY IRELAND TALKS RUGS, RETAIL AND GROWING PARTNERSHIP WITH NOURISON


    Kathy Ireland discusses her Nourison collections with Lael Thompson of Denver's Broyhill Home Collection, which exclusively carries Nourison rugs, during the rug maker's High Point Market meet and greet event, where she also told RugNews.com about her latest upscale Nourison label.


    HIGH POINT, N.C.  --  Nourison spiced up the October 2016 High Point Market with appearances by two of its celebrity licensing partners, Kathy Ireland and Barclay Butera, who headlined a panel discussion on consumer and design trends at the rug maker's IHFC showroom.


  • 11092016 Lillian August Announces Closing of NYC Store, Details Future Expansion Plans
    LILLIAN AUGUST ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF NYC RETAIL LOCATION, DETAILS FUTURE EXPANSION PLANS


    Lillian August may be shuttering its New York City retail location but plans on returning to the Big Apple with a trade-only showroom. Above, the rug department in the Manhattan showroom, which is selling its entire stock.

    NORWALK, Conn.-- Dan Weiss, CEO and John Weiss, COO, brothers and co-owners of the well-established Norwalk-based Lillian August Furnishings + Design have announced that they will be closing their New York City retail store at the end of this year. 


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  • 1112016 High Point Market Showroom Tours, People & Parties, Part 1
    HIGH POINT MARKET SHOWROOM TOURS, PEOPLE AND PARTIES, PART 1



    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Market rug showrooms were abuzz last week with a star-studded roster of parties, celebrity licensing debuts and glamorous off-site events, as well as a steady stream of buyers anxious to see their newest collections.


     


  • 11122016 Carpets and Textile Floor Coverings Encompass Largest Display Area at Shanghai Show
    CARPETS AND TEXTILE FLOOR COVERINGS ENCOMPASS LARGEST DISPLAY AREA AT SHANGHAI SHOW


    Always a big part of Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor, carpets and textile floor coverings will remain the largest display area of the show with five exhibition halls in 2017.


    SHANGHAI, China -- Carpets and textile floor coverings will remain the largest segment of Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor to be held here from March 21 - 23, 2017.


  • 11132016 Flooring Dealers Make Big Push into Rugs with New E-Commerce RugShop Platform
    FLOORING DEALERS MAKE BIG PUSH INTO RUGS WITH NEW ECOMMERCE 'RUGSHOP'

    Bricks and clicks are the way to go say major flooring dealers who recently debuted e-commerce area rug "departments" using  a new digital platform called RugShop.

    Several major flooring retailers, including 10 from the influential National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), are making a big push with area rugs through a new e-commerce platform that lets them sell rugs without having to inventory them.


  • 11142016 Harounian Rugs International Adds Edmeyer and Appelt to National Sales Force
    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL ADDS EDMEYER AND APPELT TO NATIONAL SALES FORCE
     
    HRI has named Lynn Edmeyer and David John Appelt to sales positions in Northern California and the Midwest, respectively.

    NEW YORK -- Hand knotted rug specialist Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has announced the appointment of two additions to its national sales force.


  • 11152016 Las Vegas Market Unveils Salon West Concept In January

    LAS VEGAS MARKET UNVEILS SALON WEST CONCEPT IN JANUARY


    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announces a new juried selection of style-setters will debut an exciting assortment of better home decor in a dedicated 12,000-square-foot space on the 5th floor of Building C. The new juried presentation, designated as Salon West features seven leading suppliers. 



  • 11162016 Luxury Rugs Thrive on Florida's Gold Coast: Q&A with Eileen Hampshire of Art to Walk On, Part 2
    LUXURY RUGS THRIVE ON FLORIDA'S GOLD COAST: Q&A WITH EILEEN HAMPSHIRE OF ART TO WALK ON, PART 2


    Luxury rug gallery Art to Walk On is among the first in the U.S. to present the newest offerings from award-winning designer rug companies. Shown, a selection of Kundan Silk rugs from Zollanvari.

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Eileen Hampshire, owner of luxury rug gallery, Art to Walk On in Sarasota appeals to a discerning clientele in the upscale coastal Florida community. In Part 2, of a RugNews.com exclusive, Hampshire shares her New York Rug Show shopping strategy and discusses brands that make the cut and why.


  • 11172016 Luxury Rugs Thrive on Florida's Gold Coast: Q&A With Eileen Hampshire of Art to Walk On, Part 1
    LUXURY RUGS THRIVE ON FLORIDA'S GOLD COAST: Q&A WITH EILEEN HAMPSHIRE OF ART TO WALK ON, PART 1

    Eileen Hampshire, owner of Art to Walk On in Sarasota, Fla., caters to consumers seeking exclusivity and 'art' for their floors.

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Eileen Hampshire is a rug historian, a curator of museum rug exhibitions and owner of a luxury rug gallery called Art to Walk On, which has become this Florida community's go-to source for exclusive designs.


  • 11182016 Loloey Unveils Cutting-Edge Karim Rashid Collection at BDNY
    LOLOEY UNVEILS CUTTING-EDGE KARIM RASHID COLLECTION AT BDNY 2016


    Karim Rashid's latest rug collection debuts at luxe Italian rug maker Loloey's booth at the design-driven boutique hotel show BDNY, where ABC Carpet & Home's executive Bill Ward (right) stepped in to take a closer look.

    NEW YORK -- Luxury Italian rug atelier Loloey chose the hot boutique design BDNY show to debut its striking show-stopping collaboration with acclaimed contemporary designer Karim Rashid. 


  • 11192016 ETHAN ALLEN LAUNCHES ETHAN ALLEN/DISNEY COLLECTION ON MICKEY'S BIRTHDAY
    ETHAN ALLEN / DISNEY COLLECTION LAUNCHES ON MICKEY'S BIRTHDAY

    A Checkboard Square rug, one of 10 area rugs n the Ethan Allen | Disney collection, anchors a room featuring the Bravo chair and other products from the debuting 500-piece range.

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen, a leading home furnishings manufacturer and retailer, officially launched its Ethan Allen | Disney collection on Nov. 18, 2016, on the birthday of beloved Disney character, Mickey Mouse The collection includes 10 rug designs in multiple weaves, sizes and colorways.



  • 11212016 Las Vegas Market Accepting Submissions for Global Goodness Awards
    LAS VEGAS MARKET ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR GLOBAL GOODNESS AWARDS

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market has announced that entries for the sixth edition of its Global Goodness Awards, which recognize furniture, home decor and gift companies for environmentally-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible business practices, will be accepted through Friday, January 13, 2017. 



  • 11212016 STANTON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM QUAD-C

    STANTON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM QUAD-C


    SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Stanton Carpet Corporation, a leading supplier of decorative, high quality branded carpet and custom rugs, announced today that it has partnered with Charlottesville, VA based Quad-C Management, a middle market private equity investment firm with nearly $2 billion in capital under management.


  • 11222016 Herman Miller Goes Omni-Channel; Opens New York City Retail Store
    HERMAN MILLER GOES OMNI-CHANNEL; OPENS NEW YORK CITY RETAIL STORE
     

    Herman Miller opens its New York City flagship store today, including rugs, accessories, tabletop and lighting merchandised with its furniture. Photo by Nicholas Calcott.

    NEW YORK -- Global design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc. today announced the opening of a Herman Miller-branded retail store anchoring the company's New York City flagship. 



  • 11222016 High-End Rug Companies Tout Successful WestEdge Design Fair
    HIGH-END RUG COMPANIES TOUT SUCCESSFUL WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR


    Standouts at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair were designer rugs by trendsetters including (from top row): Murtaza Ahmadi at Amadi Carpets; Nabeel Malik of Amara; Nora Haroonian, Rug Warehouse; Bobby Partial of Marc Phillips; Halleh Hakimian of Woven Concepts.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Rug exhibitors at the fourth annual WestEdge Design Fair brought a wealth of talent and trends to the design conversation at the upscale event held Nov.3-6, 2016 at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar.


  • 11222016 Zollanvari Awarded Oeko--Tex Standard 100 Certificate for Handwoven Carpets
    ZOLLANVARI AWARDED OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 CERTIFICATE FOR HANDWOVEN CARPETS 


    Zollanvari's  ZigZag Blocks 1, from the Flatweaves Minimalist collection now carries the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate.

    ZURICH -- Zollanvari Carpet Company, a producer of Iranian tribal rugs,has been awarded the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate for handwoven carpets (rugs, gabbehs, kilims and jajims) made from hand-spun sheep wool and traditionally dyed with herbal natural dyes.


  • 11232016 David Lew Rejoins Bokara Rug
    DAVID LEW REJOINS BOKARA RUG 


    SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Bokara Rug announces that David Lew has rejoined the company as import manager and specialist sales executive. 


  • 11252016 Amara Rugs Goes All Natural at 2016 WestEdge Design Fair
    AMARA RUGS GOES ALL NATURAL AT 2016 WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR


    Amara appealed to WestEdge shoppers with minimalist designs, neutral colors and natural yarns with creative texturing.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Torrance, Calif.-based Amara Rugs has been presenting new collections to interior designers and architects at the West Edge Design Fair since the Santa Monica show began, making the 2016 event its fourth year as an exhibitor.


  • 11262016 HRI Relocates to Larger Manhattan Headquarters
    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL RELOCATES TO LARGER MANHATTAN HEADQUARTERS 

    HRI's ongoing showroom expansion program includes new NYC headquarters and new, larger showrooms in Las Vegas and Atlanta. Above, HRI's Lee Harounian, Greg Jordt, David Harounian and Bobby Shamsian at their AmericasMart ribbon cutting in July 2015..

    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International has announced that the HRI corporate offices and showroom were moved to a new and larger facility in New York City in early December.  The new location is 104 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001. 


  • 11272016 Loloi Releases New Images of ED Ellen DeGeneres Winter Market Debuts
    SNEAK PEEK:  LOLOI RELEASES NEW IMAGES OF ED ELLEN DEGENERES WINTER MARKET DEBUTS

    Loloi will introduce seven ED Ellen DeGeneres rug collections at Atlanta International Rug Market in Atlanta including this design from the hand-tufted by wool Del Rey collection.

    DALLAS -- Loloi has released additional photos of rugs, pillows and throws from ED Ellen DeGeneres, its new licensed collection premiering at winter 2017 markets.


  • 11282016 Heimtextil Premieres Live Onsite Digital Textile Micro Factory
    HEIMTEXTIL PREMIERES LIVE ONSITE DIGITAL TEXTILE MICRO FACTORY 

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- At the upcoming Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt will present a Digital Textile Micro Factory with live production chain in the fair's digital print technology segment -- which will be located for the first time in hall 6.0.


  • 11292016 Pattern Play at Art Basel Miami: Artist Christie van der Haak's 'More is More'
    PATTERN PLAY AT ART BASEL MIAMI: ARTIST CHRISTIE VAN DER HAAK'S 'MORE IS MORE' AT THE WOLFSONIAN

    Using digital patterns influenced by tapestries and Javanese batiks, artist Christie van der Haak transforms the lobby of The Wolfsonian - FIU museum in Miami in conjunction with its Modern Dutch Design exhibition. 

    MIAMI -- Contemporary artist Christie van der Haak has created the largest public artwork on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 using tapestry- and batik-inspired patterns to transform The Wolfsonian - FIU museum's facade and lobby.


  • 11292016 Soho Design House Shows Art Rugs at Brown Jordan, the Four Seasons and Urbanica Hotels in Miami
    SOHO DESIGN HOUSE SHOWS ART RUGS AT BROWN JORDAN, THE FOUR SEASONS AND URBANICA HOTELS IN MIAMI

    The Lady Coco rug designed by David Flores in honor of Mme. Chanel, of one of the Soho Design House pieces on exhibit in the seventh floor reception lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami.

    MIAMI -- At the 2016 edition of Art Basel in Miami, visitors will have multiple opportunities to view art rugs designed by world renowned artists from the edgy L.A. boutique studio Soho Design House.


  • 11292016 Vondom Presents Its Artful Side with New Miami Showroom

    VONDOM PRESENTS ITS ARTFUL SIDE WITH  NEW MIAMI SHOWROOM OPENING

    From the MOMA collection, designed by Javier Mariscal for the Spanish brand Vondom, a group of outdoor items including the synthetic Las Flores de Klee art rug by Javier Mariscal.

    MIAMI -- Designer home furnishings brand Vondom of Valencia, Spain will hold a grand opening celebration on Dec.1, 2016 for its first Miami showroom, which is located on North Miami Avenue in the Wynwood Art District. 


  • 11302016 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards Accepting Submissions
    AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

     
    Dramatic displays of rugs vying for America's Magnificent Carpet Awards are on view to buyers at the Museum of Introductions in AmericasMart 4-B-1 following the awards ceremony. 

    ATLANTA -- The spotlight on innovation in rug design and production continues at the winter Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS) with the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards ceremony set for Friday, Jan.13 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza's Peachtree Ballroom.


  • 11302016 Feizy Opens New Prime Showroom at Winter Las Vegas Market
    FEIZY OPENS NEW PRIME SHOWROOM AT WINTER LAS VEGAS MARKET  


    Feizy moves to a new, larger location on the main floor at World Market Center Building C with more space to showcase its growing collections, among them the hand-knotted wool Vivendi.

    DALLAS, TEXAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is moving to a new ground-floor showroom at Las Vegas Market in time for the winter event running Jan. 22-26, 2017.


  • 11302016 Liora Manne Takes 'Art for the Floor' to New Heights at Art Basel Miami
    LIORA MANNE TAKES 'ART FOR THE FLOOR' TO NEW HEIGHTS AT ART BASEL MIAMI 

     
    Premiering at PULSE Miami Beach, a satellite fair held during Art Basel Mimi, digital artist Anne Spalter's Miami Marbles project includes this 16-foot sphere anchored to a Lamontage floor element created by designer Liora Manné.

    MIAMI -- Rug and textile designer Liora Manné takes custom floor coverings to new heights of artistry in collaboration with renowned digital artist Anne Spalter, whose mixed augmented reality (AR) installation, 'Miami Marbles' will be on display at the Pulse Miami Beach  a satellite fair held Dec.1-4, 2016 during Art Basel Miami.


  • 1132016 Safavieh Home Furnishings Teams with Toys for Tots for the Holidays
    SAFAVIEH HOME FURNISHINGS TEAMS WITH TOYS FOR TOTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS


    Safavieh Home Furnishings will kick off a 'Toys for Tots' charitable drive with a launch event at its Hartsdale, N.Y. retail showroom on Nov. 17, 2016.

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Safavieh Home Furnishings is teaming up with Toys for Tots, a national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, to secure a joy-filled Christmas and Hanukkah for thousands of less fortunate children in Westchester County.


















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