HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The strong buzz created during winter markets continued at the spring 2018 High Point Market, where a roster of VIPs, showroom openings and on-target area rug introductions heavily tipped the scales toward success.
JUSTINA BLAKENEY AND LOLOI RAMP UP BOHEMIAN STYLE WITH PRINTED & OUTDOOR RUGS
Cyrus Loloi and Justina Blakeney introduce designers and retailers to their newest rugs at April High Point Market, including the printed polyester Cielo, their inaugural indoor-outdoor collection.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi's partnership with Bohemian style superstar Justina Blakeney, first launched at October market here in 2015, spawned a trend in the rug industry that has now morphed into a bona fide design category with all the staying power of coastal, country French or Swedish modern.
MOHAWK HOME INVESTS IN PRECISION PRINTING, UPS THE ANTE WITH ITS MASSIVE PRISMATIC COLLECTION
A playful kaleidoscopic vignette during the March 2018 New York Home Fashions Week marries the Mohawk Home's vibrant shags with color-matched precision printed rugs.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Mohawk Home commits to growing its printed rug business and ups the ante with its new precision printing technology used to create its massive precision printed Prismatic collection, which was showcased at the spring 2018 High Point Market.
ESKAYEL LAUNCHES NEW RUG COLLECTION AT 'NEXT LEVEL'
DURING NYC x DESIGN
Eskayel Studio introduces Morocco-inspired hand knotted silk and wool rugs created from original artworks painted by founder Shanan Campanaro.
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn-based textile company Eskayel will present a new collection of nine silk and merino hand knotted rugs created from original artworks at NEXT LEVEL, a show set for May 16-23 at 718 Broadway in Manhattan.
CLASSIC RUG'S BARRAN TAPPED FOR EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND $25K GRANT
NEW YORK -- New York area rug house Classic Rug Collection was awarded the Export Achievement Award by the U.S. Commerce Department at the World Trade Week 13th annual breakfast held here on Monday, May 9.
ICFF LINES UP MORE THAN A DOZEN NEW AREA RUG EXHIBITORS
NEW YORK -- New York's top contemporary home furnishings and design event, ICFF, running from May 20-23, will feature some 13 exciting new area rug exhibitors helping the show live up to its reputation of invigorating design.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS AND AMERICASMART TO COMBINE
LAS VEGAS, HIGH POINT, and ATLANTA -- International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart [Atlanta], have entered into an agreement to form the world's largest owner and operator of premier showroom space.
"The winning formula is a healthy brick & mortar business, robust e-commerce and a great mobile experience." -- Jeff Gennette, Macy's CEO
CINCINNATI-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported first quarter 2018 earnings per diluted share of $0.45, or $0.48 excluding impairment and other costs. This compares to $0.26 per share in the first quarter of 2017 for both reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share.
BROOKLYN DESIGNS HOSTS PAVILION AT ICFF, INCLUDES AREA RUG DESIGNERS
Bole Road introduces the Omo Valley collection of coordinating scatter rugs, pillows and throws inspired by the region's patterns and colors. Hand loomed in Ethiopia of Ethiopian wool, the Bana rug, shown in Cerise retails at $155 in 2x3 size.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Designs, an annual event founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, kicked off NYCxDesign with its annual fair hosted at the Brooklyn Museum, and now heads across the East River with a pavilion at ICFF, running May 20-23.
JAIPUR LIVING CAPSULE LINE PARTNER ZOE BIOS TALKS ABOUT JUMP INTO RUGS
Based on original art by Zoe Bios Creative, the Wabi Sabi capsule collection from Zoe Bios for Jaipur Living features hand-knotted abstract looks.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Zoe Bios Creative, a young L.A. based art collective, debuted its inaugural area rug capsule collection for Jaipur Living at the rug company's launch party during the Spring High Point Market.
OBEETEE NAMES BEN-ZVI PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
Former West Elm exec Patricia Ben-Zvi has been appointed president of New York City-based Obeetee, Inc.
NEW YORK -- Obeetee, a global leader in hand-woven carpets, announced the appointment of Patricia Ben-Zvi to president of Obeetee, Inc., which handles the company's product marketing and distribution for North America.
DRUMROLL PLEASE: ANNOUNCING THE 2018 NYCxDESIGN WINNERS
Gan's award-winning Mirage collection by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola features ombre-like color schemes and unexpected shapes.
NEW YORK -- The prestigious NYCxDesign Awards announced the 2018 winners with Mirage by GAN taking home the gold in the Residential Flooring category, and Aronson's Floor Covering's Empire Collection x Ghislaine Viñas' nabbing first in the Contract Flooring segment.
DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced updates to the judging process for the ARTS Awards, making submissions simpler and easier for all finalists.
BOCA RATON, FL -- Rug industry icon John Graham of Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida, who established Oriental Weavers' presence in the U.S. and served as its president until his retirement in 2002, passed away on May 25, 2018 at the age of 90.
THE RUG COMPANY ENTERS OUTDOOR CATEGORY WITH PERENNIALS
Premiering at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, performance rugs by The Rug Company and Perennials are featured in a terrace by Nievera Williams Design. Photo: Nicholas Sargent.
NEW YORK -- Visitors to the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House were first to see designs from The Rug Company's inaugural indoor outdoor performance rug collection, which officially debuts worldwide in the rug maker's showrooms and website on June 1.
DALLAS MARKET CENTER AND CUR8 TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER 'PRODUCT INNOVATION PETTING ZOO'
DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and CUR8 today announced an exclusive partnership for a first-of-its-kind product "Innovation Petting Zoo" to be held on the first floor of the World Trade Center adjacent to the atrium during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 20-26.
POLLACK BRINGS FABRIC MAGIC TO RUGS IN JAIPUR LIVING CAPSULE COLLECTION
Introduced at the April 2018 High Point Market, the Pollack Capsule Collection for Jaipur Living translates the textile maker's aesthetic to neutral-toned area rugs emphasizing surface texture.
HIGH POINT -- Jaipur Living's launch of a capsule rug collection with designer textile source Pollack at the recent High Point Market puts the spotlight on the benefits of such collaborations for home furnishings retailers, designers, and consumers.