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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNIQUE LOOMANNOUNCES RUG LINE WITH JILLZARIN 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 "TheReal Housewives of New York City" and principal of Zarin Fabrics, an 80-year old discount designer home fabrics and furnishings showroom in Lower Manhattan.
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.
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.
ALL NEW HOSPITALITY DESIGN COLLECTION TO DEBUT AT ICFF MIAMI 2017
NEW YORK -- ICFF, North America's largest and most prestigious series of design events for interiors in its 29th year, is partnering with Hospitality Design Group to create a signature pavilion experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.