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2006 MAY

 



  • 05072006 Karastan ReUnites Sales Force

    KARASTAN REUNITES SALES TEAM
    FOR BROADLOOM AND RUGS

     
    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Karastan rugs and broadloom are once again being sold by the same sales and marketing team, Dennis Thiets, vice president of sales for Karastan, told Rugnews.com


  • 05092006 Emerging Trends in High Point

     High Point Trend Report:
    EIGHT EMERGING INFLUENCES
    IN HOME FURNISHINGS


    Worldwide concern over the diminishing ice caps will
    drive consumers to the purity and calm of white.

    By Janelle Lampp

    HIGH POINT -- White is hot, gray has feature status and the green movement is the lifestyle with the biggest influence on home furnishings.


  • 05092006 World's Largest Carpet
    BIGGER THAN A FOOTBALL FIELD,
     WORTH $8.5 MILLION -- WILL THIS BE WORLD'S LARGEST HAND KNOT CARPET?


    Cartoon of 6,000 sq. meter carpet now being woven in Iran

    TEHRAN -- More than 1,200 Iranian  women have begun weaving a giant carpet worth $8.5 million. When completed,  it will be the world's largest hand-knotted rug, according to Iran Carpet Co., which is the contractor. 

  • 05102006 WorldWide Profitability Editorial

     Rugnews.com editorial:
    WORLDWIDE RUG INDUSTRY FACES
    WORLDWIDE PROFITABLILITY ISSUES

    By Lissa Wyman

    What's the biggest challenge facing your business today? I bet it's profitability.


  • 05112006 High Design Global Graphics

    High Design:
    GLOBAL DESIGN INFLUENCES
    INSPIRE GRAPHIC RUG PATTERNS


    Taiping
    Zulu


    Lizz Greer
    Asian Fusion


    Rug Art
    Mondrian

    By Carol Tisch

    In the rarefied world of High Design rugs, one of the hottest directions is graphic geometric motifs with International inspiration.


  • 05162006 Letter to Editor from Larry Liu
    Letter to the editor:
    PROFITABILITY CHALLENGES
    HONE OUR BUSINESS SKILLS

    Dear Rugnews.com,

    Firstly, I would like to say that things always go in a circle and the profitablity issue has two sides -- good and bad.  So,  you may be calling attention to the  bad side of the thing, but I think there is still a good side.


  • 05172006 Nazmiyal Freud Rug

    NAZMIYAL ACQUIRES SULTANABAD RUG
     ONCE OWNED BY  SIGMUND FREUD

    Sultanabad rug in the dining room of Freud's home in Hampstead, London.

    NEW YORK -- The Nazmiyal Collection has acquired a late 19th Century Zeigler Sultanabad  rug that once graced the dining room of Sigmund Freud's home in London.  The 12'9" x 16'7" rug is valued at approximately $250,000.


  • 05232006 Business Almost Back to Normal After ORIA Fire

    BUSINESS AS USUAL -- ALMOST
    AFTER FIRE AT NJ ORICA BLDG.

    By Lissa Wyman

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- It was almost "business as usual" a day after a  fire broke out Monday evening, May 22, in a showroom in the south wing of the ORICA wholesale rug building here.


Markets
  • 05022006 High Point General Business Story

    High Point Market Report:
    FEW COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUSINESS AS
    2006 SHAPES UP AS GOOD YEAR FOR RUGS

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Attendance at this Spring's High Point market may not have been a barn-burner, but rug vendors are pleased with how business is shaping up for 2006. Looking ahead, they have big plans for new products and programs coming on-stream from now until the end of the year.


     

  • 05102006 Las Vegas Market Wins Award
    LAS VEGAS MARKET WINS
     'BEST NEW SHOW' AWARD

     
    LAS VEGAS -  The Las Vegas Market took top honors as the "Best New Show" in Expo Magazine's 2006 Best New Show Awards.

  • 05142006 Romance Returns Report by Doug Thayer
    High Point Trend Report:
    ROMANCE RETURNS TO THE HOME WITH
    SPRING FURNITURE INTRODUCTIONS

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer

    HIGH POINT, NC --  Romance has returned to the home furnishings industry. During the recent April High Point Market, the trend to Romantic looks emerged as the strongest new design theme of the season.


  • 05152006 Classic Rug Introduces New Line at ICFF

    CLASSIC RUG COLLECTION TO INTRODUCE
    NEW NATURALS AT CONTEMPORARY SHOW
    NEW YORK-- Classic Rug Collection, Inc., will introduce its New Naturals Collection, a series of rugs featuring natural fibers in a variety of construction techniques, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair May 20 to 23.


  • 05162006 Kish Island Persian Carpet Expo

    PERSIAN CARPET EXHIBITION
    PLANNED FOR KISH ISLAND, IRAN


    KISH ISLAND, IRAN -- The fourth Persian Carpet Specialized exhibition is scheduled to take place May 31 to June 3 on Kish Island.


  • 05162006 ORIA Market Silent Auction

    SUMMER MARKET RUG AUCTION
    TO BENEFIT ORIA CHARITABLE FUND

    ATLANTA -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association and AmericasMart Atlanta are joining together to sponsor an  all-industry  auction during the July International Rug Market. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the ORIA Charitable Fund.


  • 05212006 Contemporary Furniture Show People Pix intro

    RUGS IN FULL ARTISTIC BLOOM
    AT CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR


    Haute couture rug designer Stephanie Odegard returns
    to the International Contemporary Furniture
    Fair in New York.

     

    New Pix up today! See all the people and merchandising pix from ICFF,  click here


  • 05222006 Odegard Wins ICFF Best of Show Award

    ODEGARD WINS ICFF AWARD FOR
    BEST OF SHOW IN FLOOR COVERING

    NEW YORK -- Odegard, Inc., took honors in the floor covering category in  the  "best of show" Editors' Awards at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held May 20 to 23 at the Jacob Javits Center here.


  • 05242006 Contemporary Furnitur Fair Report

    Contemporary Furniture Fair Report:
    ICFF SHOW IS AN INCUBATOR FOR
    CREATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS

    By Carol Tisch

    NEW YORK-- The International Contemporary Furniture Fair  is an incubator of ideas and a venue for free-thinking creatives waiting to be discovered.



  • 05242006 Pakistan Carpet Expo


    PAKISTAN CARPET EXHIBITION
    SET FOR AUGUST  28 TO 31

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- The Pakistan Carpet Exhibition will be held Aug. 28 to 31 at the Expo Centre Fortress Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, according to Akhtar Nazire (Cooki) Khan, chairman of the exhibition organizing committee.
    Details, click here


     

  • 05302006 Armory Show Reception
    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    PLANS PREVIEW PARTY SEPT. 17
     
    NEW YORK -- A Sunday afternoon preview party will kick off The New York International Carpet Show, on Sunday Sept. 17 at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th St. in New York.

  • 05302006 Editorial ICFF Show

    Rugnews.com editorial
    HIGH END RIDING HIGH AT INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR

     By Lissa Wyman

    I meant to breeze in and out in one afternoon, but instead I spent 2 days at last week's  International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York's Jacob Javits Center.  It was by far the most interesting show I've attended this year. 


People
  • 05022006 Nourison Names Ramsey

    NOURISON NAMES RAMSEY
    IN TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Joseph Ramsey has been named account executive for Tennessee and Kentucky for Nourison, according to Pat Muschamp, national sales manager.


  • 05112006 Nourison Names Cross in Georgia

    NOURISON APPOINTS CROSS
    DIRECTOR OF GEORGIA OPERATIONS

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- John Cross has been named to the newly created position of director of Georgia operations for Nourison. 


Retailers
  • 05042006 Federated Sells Department Stores

    FEDERATED AGREES TO SELL
    11 DEPARTMENT STORES

    CINCINNATI--Federated Department Stores, Inc. has signed an agreement to sell 11 department store locations to The Macerich Co.


  • 05082006 RugsDirect Tv ad campaign

    RUGS DIRECT LAUNCHES NATIONAL TELEVISION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

    WINCHESTER, VA - Rugs Direct, the multi-channel rug retailer, is launching its first national television advertising campaign, according to Randy Kremer, president.


  • 05102006 Rugs USA Auction Site

    RUGS USA INVITES VENDORS,RETAILERS
    TO USE FREE AUCTION LISTING
    TO GET RID OF EXCESS INVENTORY

    NEW YORK -- RugsUSA.com is inviting vendors and retailers to list overstocked or close-out rugs on a new auction site, www.RugsUSAauction.com


Vendors
  • 05042006 Karastan Introduces Coordinates at ABC

    KARASTAN LAUNCHES  BROADLOOM/RUG/RUNNER
    CO-ORDINATES  AT NEW YORK'S ABC


    From left: David Duncan, vice president of marketing for Karastan, Dennis Thiets, vice president of sales for Karastan; Jerry Weinrib, chairman of ABC Carpet & Home, and Paul Chapman, president and vice chairman of ABC.

    NEW YORK -- Karastan  launched the American Treasures collection, a group of co-ordinated broadloom carpets, runners and rugs at a press conference and reception Thursday, May 4 at ABC Carpet & Home. Story and people pix. click here.


  • 05052006 Feizy Rugs Profile


    Rugnews.com Company Profile:
    AFTER 33 YEARS, FEIZY
    CONTINUES TO RE-INVENT ITSELF


    John Feizy, center, founder and president of Feizy, with son Cameron and daughter Leah Feizy.

    By Janet Herlihy

    DALLAS -- Often companies begin running out of steam after several decades, but Feizy Import & Export  keeps growing and re-inventing itself.



  • 05102006 Endless Knot Joins Seattle Showroom

    ENDLESS KNOT JOINS  STUDIO G11
    IN SEATTLE DESIGN CENTER

    COTATI, CA  --  Endless Knot Rug Co.,  Inc., will be joining the  Studio G11 showroom, located in the Seattle Design Center.


  • 05162006 CMI Display Contest

    CMI  DEALER CONTEST
    FOR DISPLAY SYSTEMS

    PAWTUCKET, RI - CMI (Colonial Mills, Inc.) is conducting a drawing among its dealers to encourage the use of CMI's Rug Sample Centers or Swing Arm Systems. 


  • 05242006 Angela Adams Designs for Shaw Contract

    ANGELA ADAMS DESIGNS BROADLOOM/TILE  COLLECTION FOR SHAW COMMERCIAL


    Angela Adams design for Shaw Commercial got a sneak preview at the ICFF show last weekend in New York. The collection will be available in broadloom and carpet tile.


    NEW YORK -- Rug and textiles designer Angela Adams is branching into the carpet business with a new collection for Shaw Commercial.


  • 05272006 Nourison Breaks Ground for New Georgia Facility

    NOURISON BREAKS GROUND FOR
    GEORGIA DISTRIBUTION CENTER

    CALHOUN, GA -- Ground breaking ceremonies were held here May 23 for the construction of Nourison Rug Corp.'s  300,000 sq. ft. warehouse here, according to Andrew Peykar, vice president of Nourison.


  • 05282006 Steve's Flokati Picture

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND

    Steve's Flokati was a big success with American tourists in Greece back in the late 70's and early 80's. That young hunk
    in this 1979  picture is Steve Mazarakis in his early 20's. Steve's Flokati morphed into Hellenic Rug Imports, a major U.S. importer. Mazarakis, now an old hunk, is president.
     



     

  • 05292006 Dynamic Rugs New Logo and Website

    NEW DYNAMIC LOGO AND WEBSITE
    REFLECTS FASHION DIRECTION

    FREDERICK, MD --  Dynamic Rugs has developed a new logo and website, reflecting the company's new  fashion image.


















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