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2018 JULY

  • 07022018 KAS to Unveil Licensed Rugs by Iconic California Lifestyle Brand 'Hang Ten'
    KAS TO UNVEIL LICENSED RUGS BY ICONIC CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE BRAND 'HANG TEN'


    The new collection of Hang Ten area rugs by KAS will debut this summer in three distinct hand-woven looks and 15 designs. Shown is 855 Denim Santa Cruz from the Malibu collection.

    SOMERSET, N.J. -- KAS Rugs announces a licensing partnership with free-spirited coastal lifestyle brand, Hang Ten, with three collections of rugs debuting at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


  • 07032018 Kalaty Introduces New Collections, Plus Adds to Best-Selling Lines for Atlanta and Vegas Markets
    KALATY INTRODUCES NEW COLLECTIONS, PLUS ADDS TO BEST-SELLING LINES FOR ATLANTA AND VEGAS MARKETS


     Kalaty continues to add to its popularly priced K2 range with new abstract designs debuting in the Jardin collection, which is hand-crafted of soft cotton chenille yarns.

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- At the 2018 summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Kalaty Rug Corporation is introducing several new hand-knotted collections and also adding 17 new designs to many of its best-selling high-end collections.


  • 07032018 Kaleen Builds 300K Manufacturing Facility to Meet Surging Demand
    KALEEN BUILDS 300K MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO MEET SURGING DEMAND


    Kaleen's fast growth in its broadloom business, which  contributed to a record breaking first half of 2018 -- has prompted the company to add a new 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in India. Shown, the in-out Boca BOC13.

    ATLANTA -- Area rug and broadloom maker Kaleen has been breaking records in recent months, and to keep up with heightened demand the company is building a 300,000 square foot facility in India that will be operational by year's end. 


  • 07032018 LR Resources Expects Rug Intros to Contribute to Busy July & Fall Markets
    LR RESOURCES EXPECTS RUG INTROS TO CONTRIBUTE TO BUSY JULY AND FALL 2018 MARKETS


    LR Resources continues to grow its popular Wilton loomed Gala collection in hot color combinations, including beige and wheat, for summer shoppers. Shown, GALAC81274

    DALTON, Ga. -- LR Resources anticipates its latest area rug debuts, including new looks in its successful Naturals and Gala collections, to contribute to strong July markets.



  • 07042018 V Starr Interiors Chooses Natural Luxury Theme for Botaniko Weston Estate Homes
    AREA RUGS ENHANCE NATURAL LUXURY THEME IN UPSCALE ESTATE HOME DESIGNED BY V STARR INTERIORS


    V Starr Interiors specifies a Surya Gemini rug with textural grey and ivory marble motif  for a model home with nature inspired decor in luxury Florida residential community, Botaniko Weston.


    WESTON, FL -- V Starr Interiors, a design firm founded by professional tennis player Venus Williams in 2002, has announced completion of design standards, a model home and sales center for the Botaniko Weston in Weston, Florida.


  • 07052018 Amer Rugs Announces Leadership Reorganization in Response to Record Breaking Sales
    AMER RUGS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP REORGANIZATION IN RESPONSE TO RECORD BREAKING SALES

    "Order activity has hit an all-time historic high." - Mahesh Choudhary, CEO, Amer Rugs


    NORCROSS, Ga. --  Mahesh Choudhary, chairman and CEO of Amer Rugs has announced a reorganization in the leadership structure within Amer Rugs, as sales and order activities reach historic records.



  • 07052018 Nourison Introduces Watercolor Designs and Abstract Shags at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets
    NOURISON INTRODUCES WATERCOLOR DESIGNS & ABSTRACT SHAGS AT ATLANTA AND LAS VEGAS MARKETS


    At summer markets, Nourison introduces Corisca Shag, a collection of watercolor abstract designs in soft textures and subtle pink, teal and blue colorways.

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J.  --  Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce abstract designs in softer color palettes at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets, including new styles from the Prismatic and Corsica Shag collections.


  • 07062018 Amer Scores Design Award for 'Legacy 2018' Catalog
    AMER SCORES DESIGN AWARD FOR 'LEGACY 2018' CATALOG

     
    Underscoring its heritage as weaver of hand-knotted rugs, Amer's award-winning 'Legacy 2018' catalog is devoted to its 24 hand-knot collections. On the cover is Tania Gupta, a third-generation member of Amer's founding family. 

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer Rugs has won the prestigious American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the third time in the past four years, the latest for its Legacy 2018 Catalog.


     
  • 07062018 KAS Rugs Unveils 4th Annual Look Book at Summer Markets
    KAS RUGS UNVEILS 4TH ANNUAL LOOK BOOK AT SUMMER MARKETS

     
    The new KAS catalog features 280 pages and 70 collections which are merchandised into four lifestyle categories, presenting an easy to read overview of the company's trend-driven products. 

    SOMERSET, N.J. -- Set to premiere at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, the KAS 2018 Look Book has been designed as a complete overview of the company's product innovations and style. 


  • 07092018 Surya to Launch 500+ New Accessories and Instagram Giveaway at Atlanta Market
    SURYA TO LAUNCH 500+ NEW ACCESSORIES AND INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY AT ATLANTA MARKET


    Among the hundreds of new releases during summer market in Atlanta is Surya's hand-knotted Herkimer collection.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya announces the introduction of over 500 accessories additions to its extensive product offering with new products debuting across every category including rugs, lighting, accent furniture, wall décor and textiles. 



  • 07102018 Amer Unveils Scores of New Products for Summer Shoppers
    AMER UNVEILS SCORES OF NEW PRODUCTS FOR SUMMER SHOPPERS


    Amer Rugs will introduce 13 new collections at its new Atlanta showroom, as well as line extensions to popular collections.  Shown, the wool and silk Majestic with hand carving.

    ATLANTA -- During the upcoming International Area Rug Market, Amer Rugs, which is experiencing its highest level of orders in its history, will introduce 13 new collections -- making 2018 its busiest year for roll outs to date.


     
  • 07102018 Kaleen Rolls Out New Collections, Line Extensions for July Markets
     KALEEN ROLLS OUT NEW COLLECTIONS, LINE EXTENSIONS FOR JULY MARKETS


    Kaleen expects the new Rachel Ray Home Agora collection, a hand-tufted line, to become one of the company's best-sellers.

    ATLANTA -- The Dalton-based Kaleen is unveiling several new area rug collections and line extensions in its most popular constructions during summer markets beginning in Atlanta, July 11-15. 


  • 07102018 Loloi Announces Diverse Constructions and styles in New Summer Market Area Rug Introductions
    LOLOI ANNOUNCES DIVERSE CONSTRUCTIONS AND STYLES IN NEW SUMMER MARKET INTRODUCTIONS 


    Loloi debuts a selection of new area rug collections during the summer Atlanta market, including the hand-knotted Khalid collection, which rework classic Moroccan looks.

    ATLANTA -- Loloi steps up the pace of its new product roll outs and debuts several new collections in a range of constructions and styles for summer 2018 markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


     
  • 07112018 WWF Announces 'Tomorrow's Tigers' Fundraising Project with Artist Rugs Produced by Christopher Farr
    WWF ANNOUCES 'TOMORROW'S TIGERS' FUNDRAISING PROJECT WITH ARTIST RUGS PRODUCED BY CHRISTOPHER FARR


    Sotheby's London will exhibit limited edition rugs designed by contemporary artists and produce by Christopher Farr as part of a WWF fundraising project, Tomorrow's Tigers. Shown, detail of rug by G. Hume

    LONDON -- WWF announces Tomorrow's Tigers, a major new fundraising project, featuring specially commissioned limited edition art rugs by 11 internationally renowned artists. 


  • 07132018 Karastan Collaborates with Scott Living on New Rug Collections
    KARASTAN COLLABORATES WITH SCOTT LIVING ON NEW RUG COLLECTIONS


    HGTV's Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, partner with Mohawk Home's Karastan on a new signature area rug program to debut during Las Vegas Market. 

    DALTON, Ga. -- Mohawk Home and and Scott Living -- a home line by Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV's Property Brothers  -- are partnering on a new rug collection,  rolling out during Las Vegas Market.


  • 07142018 Loloi Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center in Cartersville, Georgia
    LOLOI BREAKS GROUND ON NEW 650,000 SQUARE FOOT DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA
      
    Cyrus Loloi and Amir Loloi (4th and 5th from left) are joined by Loloi execs, city and state officials at the groundbreaking for the company's new Georgia distribution center. 

    ATLANTA -- Loloi celebrated the groundbreaking for its new distribution center to be built in Cartersville, Georgia, at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 11, opening day of the July 2018 Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


  • 07152018 Couristan Releases Trend Videos, #Beautiful Campaign in Run Up to Vegas Market
    COURISTAN RELEASES TREND VIDEOS, #BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN IN RUN UP TO VEGAS MARKET

    Couristan explores key 2018 looks with a series of videos running prior to Vegas. Shown, the outdoor Xanadu Coyoacan design from Shock Value trend

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- As part of its continued re-branding strategy, Couristan will release a series of trend-focused videos beginning this week based on the company's inaugural trend report introduced earlier this year.


  • 07152018 Safavieh Presents Lifestyle Looks, Cross-Category Products in New AmericasMart Showroom
    SAFAVIEH PRESENTS LIFESTYLE LOOKS, CROSS-CATEGORY PRODUCTS IN NEW AMERICASMART SHOWROOM

    Safavieh moves to a larger showroom on the third floor to showcase its cross-category lifestyle home products. At the ribbon cutting event are Kevin Malkewicz of AmericasMart, with Safavieh's Debbie Coontz, Zsuzsanna Winn, Darioush Yaraghi, Arash Yaraghi, Cyrus Yaraghi, Tiffany Yaraghi and Ashley Yaraghi. 

    ATLANTA -- Safavieh was feted by AmericasMart with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new high profile showroom in Building 1, 3-F2 on opening day of the summer 2018 edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.


  • 07162018 Six Area Rug Showrooms Relocate at AmericasMart as 5th Floor Goes Commercial
    SIX AREA RUG SHOWROOMS RELOCATE AT AMERICASMART AS FIFTH FLOOR GOES COMMERCIAL


    Ribbon cutting ceremonies on opening day of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market celebrated new area rug showrooms. From top left: Liberty, Amer, Anadol, HRI, Kashanian and Safavieh.

    ATLANTA -- Six showrooms were relocated in Building 1 at AmericasMart just in time for the July Atlanta International Area Rug Market. 


  • 07172018 Feizy Focuses Rug Debuts on Four Fashion-Forward Trend Themes
    FEIZY FOCUSES RUG DEBUTS ON FOUR FASHION-FORWARD TREND THEMES

    Part of Feizy's Painterly Hand trend, Cecily is a power-loomed collection inspired by the company's one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs.

    LAS VEGAS -- Dallas-based rug maker Feizy is set to showcase four fashion-forward trend groupings, which will encompass several new collections from both the company's Fine and Lifestyles assortments at this July's Las Vegas Market.


  • 07182018 Floors & More Buying Group Stirs up Renewed Interest in Area Rugs

     FLOORS & MORE BUYING GROUP STIRS UP RENEWED INTEREST IN AREA RUGS


    "We obviously need to and want to do more with rugs." -- Vinnie Virga, CEO, Floors & More



    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Among the many buying groups, Floors & More - which oversees Big Bob's Flooring Outlet and Floor to Ceiling - is viewed as most likely to seek new opportunities within and beyond the floor covering space.


  • 07192018 Jaipur Living Announces Four Events at Las Vegas Market
     JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES FOUR EVENTS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    A meet and greet with Nikki Chu, whose new home design show on Aspire TV called Unboxed with Nikki Chu premiered in July, is on the roster of events at Jaipur Living's Las Vegas showroom.

    ACWORTH, Georgia -- Jaipur Living, Inc. announces four events to be held at its World Market Center showroom (B-424) at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, in addition to showcasing seven new collections and 44 new line extensions to existing collections for summer 2018.


  • 07212018 Colonial Mills Invited to White House for 2018 'Made in America' Product Showcase
    COLONIAL MILLS INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE FOR 2018 'MADE IN AMERICA' PRODUCT SHOWCASE 


    Braided rugs by Colonial Mills represented the state of Rhode Island in the Made in America Product Showcase featuring businesses from all 50 states on July 23 at the White House.

    PAWTUCKET, R. I. --  On Monday, July 23, 2018, Colonial Mills joined President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Administration and White House staff for the 2018 Made in America Product Showcase.


     
  • 07222018 Dynamic Rugs Keeps Focus on Casual Chic, Expects Strong Vegas Market and Positive Finish to 2018
    DYNAMIC RUGS FOCUSES ON CASUAL CHIC, EXPECTS STRONG VEGAS MARKET AND POSITIVE FINISH TO 2018

     
    Dynamic Rugs takes a casual chic approach to its latest introductions, including the carved classic motifs and distressed effect of the new Torino collection.

    LAS VEGAS -- Dynamic Rugs expects Las Vegas Market to be a busy one as the company continues to focus area rug introductions on its trending casual chic approach to styling and weaving innovation.


  • 07232018 20-Plus Rug Companies Reveal Atlanta Summer 2018 Market Hits
    20-PLUS RUG COMPANIES REVEAL ATLANTA SUMMER 2018 MARKET HITS


    ATLANTA -- RugNews.com polled execs from every rug floor at last week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market to find summer 2018's top hits (and to discover what's expected to sell in the upcoming fall/winter retail season).  


  • 07252018 Retail Insights: How Bruce Odette Built Carpet Exchange into a $100 Million Chain
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: HOW BRUCE ODETTE BUILT CARPET EXCHANGE INTO A $100 MILLION COLORADO CHAIN
     
     
    Bruce Odette gives an inside view of his Colorado floor covering businesses -- Carpet Exchange, Colorado Carpet and Rug, and the Flooring Group.

    DENVER -- Don't be fooled by its name: 17-store Carpet Exchange didn't get to be a $100-million industry powerhouse by limiting its offerings to broadloom carpet. President Bruce Odette shares his blueprint for success with RugNews.com.


  • 07282018 Karastan Kicks Off 'Design Concepts' Program at Las Vegas Market, Targets Interior Designers
    KARASTAN KICKS OFF 'DESIGN CONCEPTS' PROGRAM AT LAS VEGAS MARKET, TARGETS INTERIOR DESIGNERS


    The new Karastan Design Concepts program formally premieres in Las Vegas with 10 collections in a comprehensive range of fibers and price points, with custom options and more. 


    LAS VEGAS -- With a successful soft launch at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market earlier this month, Karastan will formally introduce Karastan Design Concepts at its World Market showroom (C312) at Las Vegas Market, July 29 - Aug. 2.


  • 07282018 Must-See Contemporary Designs at the Summer 2018 Rug Show NY
    MUST-SEE CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS AT THE SUMMER 2018 RUG SHOW NY


    NEW YORK -- With 50-plus of the world's top area rug makers on show at the upcoming Rug Show New York, top retailers and designers on the hunt for the latest looks in luxury rugs have plenty of options to choose from. 


  • 07282018 Oriental Weavers Premieres Six New Collections at Las Vegas Market
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS PREMIERES SIX NEW COLLECTIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    First introduced at Oriental Weavers' AmericasMart showroom  in July, the Toscana collection in this display illustrates the artistry of the new machine-woven line, with yarns streaming from the center rug as they would from a hand-knotted piece.

    LAS VEGAS-- Oriental Weavers showcases its weaving acumen and innovation with six new collections, and lots of line extensions to excite Las Vegas Market shoppers interested in fresh designs and palettes, and Made in America products.


  • 07282018 Rizzy Premieres Step-Up Gossamer Collections, Plus PET Performance Rugs
    RIZZY PREMIERES THREE STEP-UP GOSSAMER COLLECTIONS, PLUS PET PERFORMANCE RUGS 


    Rizzy Home combines its expertise in hand work and machine weaving to create its new Artistry collection in 10 designs, which are 60 percent handmade of New Zealand wool and viscose.
     
    LAS VEGAS -- Following a strong response from retailers treated to sneak peeks at Atlanta Market, Rizzy Home heads to its World Market Center showroom (B355) with big news in new product developments and an expanded trade show strategy.
     

  • 07292018 Couristan Celebrates New Las Vegas Market Showroom
    COURISTAN CELEBRATES NEW LAS VEGAS MARKET SHOWROOM


    Couristan execs, Len Andolino, Steve Couri, Ron Couri, Evan Couri, Robert Moomjy and Marlys Giordano celebrate their expansive new 4,530 square-foot World Market Center showroom, B360, on July 29, opening day of Las Vegas Market.


  • 07292018 Las Vegas Market: Guide to Summer's Top Area Rugs
    LAS VEGAS MARKET: GUIDE TO SUMMER'S TOP AREA RUGS


    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market opens today with plenty of new showrooms, new products in fresh new colors and novel constructions, and 50-plus showrooms featuring area rugs across the three-building World Market campus.


     




















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