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2017 MAY

  • 05012017 Q1 Rugs: Flooring Retailers See Generally Positive Returns
    Q1 RUGS: FLOORING RETAILERS SEE GENERALLY POSITIVE RETURNS

     
    Retailers weigh in on rug sales for the first quarter of 2017 (from top left): Phil Koufidakis, Baker Bros., Steve Weisberg, Crest Flooring, Deb DeGraaf, DeGraaf Interiors, David Snedeker, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Teri Whittaker, RC Willey, and Sam Presnell, The Rug Gallery.

    SPECIAL REPORT -- It has been evident for some time, and proved true again in the first quarter, that those flooring retailers who are committed to the rug category generally outperform other specialty dealers. 


  • 05012017 Sarah Jessica Parker to Headline AmericasMart Live Summer 2017
    SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO HEADLINE AMERICASMART LIVE SUMMER 2017

    ATLANTA  -- May 1, 2017-- Actor, producer and designer Sarah Jessica Parker steps onto the global home furnishings and fashion stage in Atlanta with her exclusive AmericasMart LIVE presentation "Sarah Jessica Parker: Pumps, Purses and Serious Profits - Building a Fashion Empire One Step at Time" on Saturday, July 15. 


  • 05022017 Surya Contract Expands Product Categories, Showcases Custom Capabilities at HD Expo
    SURYA CONTRACT EXPANDS PRODUCT CATEGORIES, SHOWCASES CUSTOM CAPABILITIES AT HD EXPO

     
    Surya Contract, exhibiting at HD Expo this week, has been specified for this guest suite at the W Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya Contract will display a wide range of rugs, lamps, pillows, accents and accent furniture pieces at booth 5236 at the Hospitality Design (HD) Expo in Las Vegas from May 3-5, 2017.


     
  • 05022017 The New Traditionalists Introduces Inaugural Rug Collection at the Arch Digest Show

    THE NEW TRADITIONALISTS INTRODUCES INAUGURAL RUG COLLECTION AT AD DESIGN SHOW

    New York City-based furniture maker The New Traditionalists expands its offering to include area rugs.

    NEW YORK -- The New Traditionalists, a maker of custom furniture, expands its product offering to include a collection of 12 hand-made and hand-tufted area rugs, showing them to the public for the first time at the recent Architectural Digest Design Show.


  • 05032017 Safavieh Adds Store on Long Island's 'Miracle Mile'
    SAFAVIEH ADDS STORE ON LONG ISLAND'S 'MIRACLE MILE'


    On May 15, Safavieh Home Furnishings will open its new 12,500-foot retail showroom in Manhasset, Long Island's upscale shopping district known as the "Miracle Mile". 

    MANHASSET, N.Y. -- Safavieh Home Furnishings announces the grand opening of its newest retail location, a 12,500 square foot showroom, set to open on May 15, 2017 on the 'Miracle Mile' in Manhasset, Long Island. 


  • 05042017 High Point Market People and Parties, Part 2
    HIGH POINT PEOPLE AND PARTIES, PART 2




    HIGH POINT, N.C -- Follow RugNews.com on a whirlwind tour of hip happenings, ribbon cuttings, and photo ops with top buyers at the spring 2017 edition of High Point Market.


  • 05082017 Ed Ellen DeGeneres Collection a Big Draw for Loloi's High Point Shoppers
    ED ELLEN DEGENERES COLLECTION A BIG DRAW FOR LOLOI'S MARKET SHOPPERS


    Cyrus Loloi says the new ED Ellen DeGeneres collection heavily impacted the company's performance and buyer turnout at High Point Market. Shown are Ellen's tribal-inspired Tribu rugs.


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Market shoppers came out in full force for a first look at the new ED
    Ellen DeGeneres collection crafted by Loloi at the rug maker's market party, held on opening day of the spring 2017 event.


  • 05082017 Kasthall Develops Unique Rugs for Fashion House Acne Studios
    KASTHALL DEVELOPS UNIQUE RUGS FOR FASHION HOUSE, ACNE STUDIOS

     
    A new Kasthall collection for Acne Studios' Manhattan flagship store introduces rugs crafted using a unique coloring technique developed by British designer Max Lamb. 
     
    KINNA, Sweden -- International rug and design company, Kasthall, has been commissioned to handcraft a unique rug collection for the Manhattan flagship store of fashion house Acne Studios.


     
  • 05082017 Nourison Donates Product for 'Design on a Dime' Vignettes
    NOURISON DONATES PRODUCT FOR 'DESIGN ON A DIME' VIGNETTES 


    The 'Design on a Dime' vignette by Elissa Grayer Interior Design features Nourison's abstract Twilight rug in blue and ivory. 
     
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison has donated product for vignettes created by Elissa Grayer Interior Design and Francis Interiors for the 13th Annual 'Design on a Dime' benefit in New York City.


     
  • 05102017 Surya Sponsors 2017 Northwest Georgia March for Babies
    SURYA SPONSORS 2017 NORTHWEST GEORGIA MARCH FOR BABIES


    Members of the Surya employees' team participating in the 'March for Babies' 5K walk helped the company to raise $11,300 for the 2017 event.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- As the Signature Sponsor of the Northwest Georgia 'March for Babies', Surya raised $11,300 for the March of Dimes' research in the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality for the 2017 event.




  • 05102017 Young Brooklyn Brands on Show at Bklyn Designs
    YOUNG BROOKLYN BRANDS ON SHOW AT BKLYN DESIGNS

    Hana Getachew, owner and designer of Bole Road Textiles, exhibits at the show to connect with Bklyn Designs shoppers looking for smart, local designs.



    NEW YORK -- The annual edition of Bklyn Designs, a showcase of contemporary Brooklyn artisans, wrapped up its 15th edition last weekend with a trio of local area rug designers present.


  • 05112017 Amer Rugs Scores with Machine-Made Introductions
    AMER RUGS SCORES WITH MACHINE-MADE INTRODUCTIONS


    At Amer's Showplace showroom, an abstract rug from the new Wilton woven Cambridge collection runs from the hallway to its reception desk.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Amer Rugs, after making its first foray into machine-made rugs at January 2017 markets, continued to expand with new designs at last month's High Point Market to much success.


  • 05122017 Scott Group Studio Debut's Latest Hokanson Collections at New D&D Building Showroom
    SCOTT GROUP STUDIO DEBUT'S LATEST HOKANSON COLLECTIONS AT NEW D&D BUILDING SHOWROOM

    Larry Hokanson creates Istorii, a new collection under Scott Group's high-end Hokanson label, on show at the growing carpet maker's new D&D Building showroom.

    NEW YORK -- Scott Group Studio debuts the latest Hokanson collections, Istorii, designed by Larry Hokanson, himself, and Elements, in its new D&D Building showroom (suite 411) just in time for the DDB Spring Market on Wednesday, May 24.


  • 05142017 Luxe Rug Makers Named Finalists in NYCxDESIGN Awards
    LUXE RUG MAKERS NAMED FINALISTS IN THE 2017 NYCxDESIGN AWARDS


    The highly textured and intricately woven Belem design from the Circle of Life collection by Ayka Design is a finalist in the NYCxDESIGN Awards.

    NEW YORK -- Four international rug companies -- Ayka Design, Kasthall, Nanimarquina and Warp & Weft -- have been named finalists in the 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards in the residential flooring category.


  • 05152017 Stark Rebrands Wholesale Rug Label as Stark Studio Rugs
    STARK REBRANDS WHOLESALE RUG LABEL AS STARK STUDIO RUGS
     

    Hand-knotted in Nepal, the Hallen rug from Stark Studio Rugs is on display at the 45th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City through June 1. (Alan Barry Photography)

    NEW YORK -- Stark Carpet rebrands its Concept International label, housed under the company's Prestige Mills division, as Stark Studio Rugs.


  • 05162017 Tibetano Unveils Artist Collection at ICFF
    TIBETANO UNVEILS ABSTRACT ARTIST COLLECTION AT ICFF


    Tibetano launches an abstract rug collection in collaboration with Crush Works artist Adrienne Jackson at ICFF. Shown, You Do Crush.

    NEW YORK -- Luxe rug studio Tibetano launches a new artist collection at the upcoming ICFF, running from May 21-24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center here.



  • 05162017 Unique Loom Announces Rug Line with Jill Zarin to Launch on Esalerugs.com
    UNIQUE LOOM ANNOUNCES RUG LINE WITH JILL ZARIN TO LAUNCH ON ESALERUGS.COM


    Jill Zarin of 'The Real Housewives of NYC' fame, and principal of Zarin Fabrics, will design a line of rugs for Unique Loom, and has installed rugs from the company in her Florida home above.

    FORT MILL, SC -- Unique Loom, a supplier of handmade and power-loomed rugs, announces the beginning of its collaboration with Jill Zarin, the breakout star from Bravo's "The
    Real Housewives of New York City" and principal of Zarin Fabrics, an 80-year old discount designer home fabrics and furnishings showroom in Lower Manhattan.


  • 05172017 Creative Matters Promotes Ana Cunningham and Ali McMurter to Partners/ Vice Presidents
    CREATIVE MATTERS PROMOTES ANA CUNNINGHAM AND ALI MCMURTER


    Recently promoted Ali McMurter (left) and Ana Cunningham flank Creative Matters' president Carol Sebert. (Photo by Andrea Gibson) 

    TORONTO, Canada -- Carol Sebert, president and founder of Creative Matters custom floor and wallcoverings, today announced the appointment of Ana Cunningham and Ali McMurter to partners and vice presidents of the Toronto-based firm.


     
  • 05172017 Home Dynamix Announces Partnership with Iconic Fashion Designer Nicole Miller
    HOME DYNAMIX ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FASHION ICON NICOLE MILLER
     
     
    Fashion designer Nicole Miller and Yuval Evar of Home Dynamix pose in front of selections from her debut collection at the rug and home textile company's New York showroom.

    NEW YORK -- Home Dynamix has announced the Fall, 2017 retail debut of five rug collections in partnership with renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller, with more introductions to come at the September New York Home Fashions Market.  
     

     
  • 05172017 Nourison Explores Space Themes in New Rug Designs
    NOURISON EXPLORES SPACE THEMES IN NEW RUG DESIGNS 


    Nourison's new rug collection features unique, space-inspired designs influenced by the latest blockbuster Sci-Fi films.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison explores space trends in its newly introduced one-of-a-kind, galaxy-inspired area rug designs.


  • 05202017 Must See Rugs at the 2017 WantedDesign Show in Manhattan
    MUST SEE RUGS AT THE 2017 WANTEDDESIGN SHOW IN MANHATTAN


    At WantedDesign Manhattan, seven rug companies display new designs, including Golran's op art floral Lake design by Raw Edges. Photo by Ikon Productions

    NEW YORK -- WantedDesign in Manhattan, one of NYCxDESIGN's marquee events, proves once again its status as a powerhouse of creativity in interior furnishings, with seven rug makers showcasing their latest designs at the 2017 edition. 
     

       
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  • 05212017 ICFF 2017 Draws In Several New Rug Exhibitors, Plus Soho Design District
    ICFF 2017 DRAWS IN SEVERAL NEW RUG EXHIBITORS, PLUS SOHO DESIGN DISTRICT
     
     
    Nine new rug exhibitors from the U.S., Europe and Turkey debut with stands at ICFF this week, raising the total number of rug brands on show to nearly thirty at the 2017 edition.

    NEW YORK -- The 2017 edition of ICFF proves a hotbed of contemporary area rug designs attracting eight additional rug exhibitors, ranging from young Brooklyn studios to boutique U.S. rug galleries and international makers of  fine area rugs. In addition, the Soho Design District will take its first booth, a collective exhibit including several prestigious area rug brands. 


  • 05222017 NYCcDesign Flooring Awards go to Nanimaarquina, Gan & Mohawk Group
    NYCxDESIGN FLOORING AWARDS GO TO NANIMARQUINA, GAN & MOHAWK GROUP

     
    Spanish designer Jamie Hayon's unique Hayon x Nani rug for Nanimarquina was named the top design in the residential rug category at the NYCxDesign Awards gala on May 20. 

    NEW YORK - Of the four international rug companies named finalists in the 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards, Nanimarquina took top honors for its Hayon x Nani, a collaboration with design icon Jamie Hayon at a gala awards ceremony at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Saturday, May 20. 


  • 05232017 10 Home Bloggers Named to Forbes' Top Influencers List - Capel Rugs Licensing Partner CocoCozy Included
    10 HOME BLOGGERS NAMED TO FORBES' TOP INFLUENCERS LIST
    CAPEL RUGS' LICENSING PARTNER COCOCOZY INCLUDED
    Blogger and Capel Rugs licensing partner CocoCozy was named as one of the ten Top Influencers in Forbes' inaugural list of power players in Home who have used social media to create fortunes.

    NEW YORK -- Forbes has created its first-ever 'Top Influencers' global list, featuring the power players around the world who have turned their social media audiences on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook into fortunes and empires.


  • 05232017 Shore Rugs Wins ICFF Editors' Award for Most Innovative Material
    SHORE RUGS WINS ICFF EDITORS' AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE MATERIAL



    The winners of the 2017 ICFF Editor's Award for Material Innovation, Shore Rugs founders Louie Rigano and Gil Muller pose in front of their hand-woven silicone comfort mats. 

    NEW YORK -- London-based Shore Rugs founders Louie Rigano and Gil Muller earned another prestigious award for their unique comfort mats, this time the 2017 ICFF Editors' Award for Material Innovation, presented at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair on May 22.


     
  • 05242017 Jaipur Living Announces Summer 2017 Relocation; Begins Moving Sale on In-Stock Inventory
    JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2017 RELOCATION; BEGINS MOVING SALE ON IN-STOCK INVENTORY


    Jaipur Living begins a moving sale today on in-stock inventory including this hand-tufted wool and viscose City collection rug. 

    NORCROSS, Georgia -- This summer, Jaipur Living will relocate to its new home in Acworth, GA, a $12 million, 180,000-square-foot facility housing the company's headquarters and distribution center. 


  • 05252017 Art Van's New Head of Flooring Michael Duchaine Has Big Plans for Area Rugs
    ART VAN'S NEW HEAD OF FLOORING MICHAEL DUCHAINE HAS BIG PLANS FOR AREA RUGS
     

    Retail veteran Michael Duchaine takes a holistic approach to the flooring category in his new post at Art Van, with an eye toward tripling area rugs' share of the business. 

    WARREN, Mich. -- Art Van Furniture's new vice president and general manager of flooring Michael Duchaine is just settling into his new position, and already has plans on how to boost area rug sales at the Midwest home furnishings powerhouse.


  • 05282017 Liora MannĂ©'s Lamontage Inspires Competition, Textile Innovation at Philadelphia University
    LIORA MANNÉ'S LAMONTAGE INSPIRES TEXTILE COMPETITION, INNOVATION AT PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY

    First prize in a Philadelphia University Textile Department competition hosted by Liora Manne, 'Blush Plush' takes the Lamontage process into the realm of apparel with a furry texture combining polyester and alpaca.


    NEW YORK -- A semester-long student competition hosted by Philadelphia University's Textile Design department and Liora Manné culminated with an awards presentation at Manne's showroom in the Decorator & Design building here on May 24 during Spring Market Week.


  • 05302017 AmericasMart Live Staged for July Market Shoppers & Global Digital Audience
    AMERICASMART LIVE STAGED FOR JULY MARKET SHOPPERS AND GLOBAL DIGITAL AUDIENCE 

    ATLANTA -- When Nate Berkus, Erik Qualman and other headliners step into the AmericasMart Live spotlights in July, they will command the attention of tens of thousands of Market attendees plus a global digital audience.


     
  • 05302017 Las Vegas Market to Host Gift for Life Fundraiser
    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST GIFT FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER 

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host its 7th annual "Up on the Roof" fundraiser benefiting Gift For Life, the sole national charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, on Monday, July 31, 2017.


     
















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