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.'
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS A FOCUS OF CADEX EVENT AT DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
SHANGHAI--Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will integrate the Cadex event for designers and architects into its 2017 show, to be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center from March 21 - 23, 2017.
DESIGNERS AND RETAILERS EXPLORE OUTDOOR TRENDS AT AMERICASMART JANUARY 2017 MARKET
ATLANTA --Trendsetting casual furniture, garden gifts and coastal living lines will be presented in hundreds of showrooms and booths at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta in January (showrooms Jan. 10-17, temporaries Jan. 12-15).
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.
TIMOTHY CORRIGAN TO RECEIVE 2017 DESIGN ICON AWARD AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Corrigan, award-winning interior designer recognized internationally for his interior designs and licensed product collections will be honored as the 2017 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 22-26, 2017.
HOSPITALITY MARKET EXCLUSIVE: A BUSY BDNY ATTRACTS MORE RUG VENDORS WANTING TO BREAK INTO THE SECTOR
NEW YORK -- Some two dozen rug makers joined the swelling ranks of exhibitors at the seventh edition of BDNY, the boutique hotel design show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center every November, proving the growing significance area rugs play in the booming hospitality market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.