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2016 JULY

  • 07012016 Expanded Panama Canal Opens; C.H. Robinson Study Details Changing Logistics Environment

    EXPANDED PANAMA CANAL OPENS; C.H. ROBINSON STUDY DETAILS CHANGING LOGISTICS ENVIRONMENT

    "The Panama Canal expansion will have more implications on maritime trade than speed and economies of scale." -- Francois Wolberg, C.H. Robinson

    PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Over 25,000 attended the expanded Panama Canal opening on June 26, 2016, witnessing the first commercial transit of the China-owned COSCO Shipping Panama. 


  • 07032016 Company C Launches Fall 2016 Designs; New AmericasMart Showroom Includes Colorfields Bramd

    COMPANY C DEBUTS NEW FALL DESIGNS; NEW AMERICASMART SHOWROOM INCLUDES COLORFIELDS BRAND

    Company C will introduce new its Fall range of rugs, bedding and home accents in Atlanta, including this hand-hooked wool floral rug in haute colors berry, red and orange.

    ATLANTA -- Company C, the award-winning New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, will introduce its Fall 2016 collection on July 13 in a new location: AmericasMart Building 1, Showroom 5-E-6.


  • 07032016 Dwell on Design Celebrates 11th Annual Show; Ariana and Kush Showcase Rugs

    ARIANA AND KUSH HANDMADE RUGS EXHIBIT AT DWELL ON DESIGN SHOW

    At the Kush Handmade Rugs booth at Dwell on Design, art rugs on display included Bullseye Peacock which is hand knotted in 100 percent silk.

    LOS ANGELES -- Two west coast rug companies were among the 300 exhibitors on show at Dwell on Design, which returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its 11th year from June 24 - 26, 2016.


  • 07032016 Stanton Acquires Crescent Carpet Importers

    STANTON ACQUIRES CRESCENT CARPET IMPORTERS 

    SYOSSET, NY -- Stanton Carpet Corporation, one of the nation's leading manufacturers and importers of decorative, high-quality branded carpet and custom rugs, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Crescent Carpet Importers.



  • 07042016 Amer Rugs Launches Nine Collections; Announces Atlanta Market Promotion

    AMER RUGS LAUNCHES NINE COLLECTIONS; ANNOUNCES ATLANTA MARKET PROMOTION 

    Amer's new Dwell collection, debuting at the Atlanta International Rug Market, is a cut and loop, tight low pile line of New Zealand wool and viscose.

    ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs will introduce nine new collections at summer markets, and will emphasize its further expansion into the indoor-outdoor category with an Atlanta International Rug Market promotion giving away free popsicles at its AmericasMart showroom, 5-D2 in Building 1 from Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15.


  • 07052016 Surya Kicks Off Third Annual Surya Spaces Contest for Interior Designers

    SURYA KICKS OFF THIRD ANNUAL SURYA SPACES CONTEST FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS 


    The popular Surya Spaces contest invites designers to submit photos of their favorite projects using the Surya accessories. Shown above is a room by the 2015 1st place winner, Susan Herring of Echelon Interiors.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is launching this week the third installment of its popular Surya Spaces contest. 


  • 07062016 Fashion Revival:  Safavieh’s Cyrus Yaraghi Analyzes the Resurgence of Persian Rug Designs

    FASHION REVIVAL: SAFAVIEH'S CYRUS YARAGHI ANALYZES THE EVOLUTION OF PERSIAN RUG DESIGNS

    Cyrus Yaraghi of Safavieh says machine-made vintage Persian looks have touched today's consumers and fostered innovation in the industry.

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Retailers and designers shopping the Atlanta International Rug Market next week will see a continued emphasis on designs reinterpreting classic Persian motifs into on-point fashion statements.


  • 07062016 KALEEN INTRODUCES NEW SUPER CHUNKY SHAG; PUNCHES UP WOOL COLLECTIONS
    KALEEN INTRODUCES NEW SUPER CHUNKY SHAG; PUNCHES UP WOOL COLLECTIONS


    Kaleen's new wool offerings include the art-inspired Pastiche collection which brings the high fashion trend of abstract water color designs to a broad base of consumers at $299 in 5x7'9.

    ATLANTA -- Kaleen will expand its comprehensive shag assortment at the upcoming Atlanta International Rug Market with the introduction of a new super chunky line called Cotton Bloom.  


  • 07082016 Loloi Adds Vegas Space Dedicated To Magnolia Home; Debuts New Rug Collections

    LOLOI ADDS VEGAS SPACE DEDICATED TO MAGNOLIA HOME; DEBUTS NEW RUG COLLECTIONS


    Following a blockbuster High Point kickoff with an appearance by Chip and Joanna Gaines, Loloi adds on a 2,000 foot showroom in Las Vegas to house the growing Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection. 

    DALLAS -- Not resting on its laurels, Loloi, which experienced a stellar High Point Market, adds a 2,000 square foot space dedicated to the red-hot Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection and debuts three new Loloi collections to entice buyers heading to summer markets, Cyrus Loloi told RugNews.com in an exclusive interview.


  • 07092016 Nourison Launches New Collections: Adds Prismatic, Twilight and Opaline Designs at Summer Markets

    NOURISON LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTIONS; ADDS DESIGNS TO PRISMATIC, TWILIGHT AND OPALINE LINES AT SUMMER MARKETS

    Nourison will grow its Twilight collection with new paint stroke designs launching at Atlanta International Rug Market this week.

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J . -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce two new collections, Divine and Nourison 2020, and will premiere new designs in the Prismatic, Twilight and Opaline collections during Atlanta and Las Vegas summer markets.


  • 07112016 Retail Insights: Igor Yakovenko of Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart on Technology and Trends

    RETAIL INSIGHTS:  IGOR YAKOVENKO OF AIRBASE CARPET & TILE MART ON TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS

    Igor Yakovenko, rug buyer for Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart, trend-spotting a hand-painted rug at a recent market, says the rug business is changing faster than ever before.

    NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Igor Yakovenko of Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart will travel to the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next week to keep up with the latest rug trends--a task he says is one of the most important aspects of his position as rug buyer for the 10-store chain.


  • 07122016 CCA Global Hosts 2nd Building Buzz Conference

    CCA GLOBAL HOSTS 2ND BUILDING BUZZ CONFERENCE

    MANCHESTER, N.H.  -- Key brands from CCA Global Partners, including Flooring America, Flooring Canada, International Design Guild and The Floor Trader, this week host Building Buzz, the second annual independent retailer-focused social media and digital conference, which continues through July 13, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas.  


     
  • 07132016 Feizy Unveils Final Haute Trends Designs In Las Vegas, Debuts New Power-Loomed Collection
    FEIZY UNVEILS FINAL HAUTE TRENDS DESIGNS IN LAS VEGAS, DEBUTS NEW POWER-LOOMED COLLECTION

    Feizy Haute Trends designers, from left to right, Jackie Von Tobel, Kerrie Kelly, Julia Buckingham and Michel Boyd, will unveil their final designs during the Big Reveal event during Vegas market.


    DALLAS -- Feizy is hosting the Big Reveal during Las Vegas Market, introducing its final Haute Trends rugs and debuting Surtsey, a new power-loomed range, imported from Turkey.


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  • 07132016 Jaipur Living Expands Indoor/Outdoor Portfolio with 45 Versatile New Rug Designs

    JAIPUR LIVING EXPANDS INDOOR/OUTDOOR PORTFOLIO WITH 45 VERSATILE NEW RUG DESIGNS

     Jaipur Living  introduces this chic new design to its Barcelona indoor/outdoor collection at Atlanta International Rug Market.

    ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living this week debuts a newly-expanded indoor/outdoor rug portfolio marked by 45 additions across five of the brand's best-selling collections, plus three all-new collections. 


  • 07142016 Oriental Weavers Tapped for Rugs Direct Supplier of the Year Award
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS TAPPED FOR RUGS DIRECT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Rugs Direct presented its annual "Supplier of the Year" award to Oriental Weavers. "They are a great company to do business with and they have great product, operations and service. All the cogs in the wheel fit together really well," said Bill Martin, Rugs Direct. From left, Randy Kremer, Rugs Direct with Oriental Weavers' Sam Belak and Steve Hubbart, and Adrienne Wooddell, Bill Martin and David Craig of Rugs Direct.



  • 07142016 Rugs Direct Names Surya's Kristen Hendrickson Sales Rep of the Year
    RUGS DIRECT NAMES SURYA'S KRISTEN HENDRICKSON SALES REP OF THE YEAR


    Surya's Kristen Hendrickson (center) receives the Representative of the Year Award from Rugs Direct for the second year in a row during Atlanta International Rug Market. From left: Maressa Cape and Satya Tiwari of Surya, Bill Martin of Rugs Direct, Hendrickson, Rugs Direct's Randy Kremer, Adrienne Wooddell and David Craig, and Brandon Gavic of Surya. Rugs Direct's Martin said Hendrickson is"proactive about representing Surya to us and goes above and beyond in building our sales".


  • 07152016 Loloi Receives Rugs Direct Partner of the Year Award
    LOLOI RECEIVES RUGS DIRECT 'PARTNER OF THE YEAR' AWARD AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET


    Loloi earned the Rugs Direct "Partner of the Year" award by more than tripling its sales with the e-commerce retailer. Shown, from left to right, Bill Martin and Adrienne Wooddell, Rugs Direct, with Loloi's Cameron Bagheri, Amir Loloi, Steven Loloi and Cyrus Loloi, and David Craig and Randy Kremer of Rugs Direct.

    ATLANTA -- E-commerce retailer Rugs Direct presented its annual award for "Partner of the Year" to Loloi at the July 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market this week, citing Rugs Direct's outstanding growth in sales of Loloi rugs over the past year, and Loloi's superior customer engagement and high-end, good-looking products.


  • 07182016 First Look: Atlanta Market People and Parties

    ATLANTA -- In a season historically noted for its lull, the summer edition of the Atlanta International Rug Market attracted a number of sought after rug buyers and interior designers who were pleased with the caliber of new products they were introduced to.


  • 07192016 RugNews.com Gets the Scoop from Feizy's New Haute Trends Designers Julia Buckingham

    RUGNEWS.COM GETS THE SCOOP FROM FEIZY'S HAUTE TRENDS DESIGNER JULIA BUCKINGHAM



    At Las Vegas Market, Feizy hosts a 'Big Reveal' party to unveil rugs designed by the stars of its Haute Trends Collection, including Chicago interior designer Julia Buckingham.

    LAS VEGAS -- In an exclusive interview with RugNews.com, interior designer Julia Buckingham -- one of the star designers of Feizy's debuting Haute Trends collection -- discusses the program, her signature style, and what she hopes to bring to the area rug category.


     
  • 07202016 Surya Wins American Inhouse Design Award for Spring 2016 Catalog

    SURYA WINS AMERICAN INHOUSE DESIGN AWARD FOR SPRING 2016 CATALOG

    The Surya spring 2016 catalog has received  an award from Graphic Design USA showcasing the creativity of its in-house design team.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has been honored with a 2016 American Inhouse Design Award for its spring 2016 catalog, marking the second consecutive year the Surya catalog has earned a design award.


  • 07212016 Luxury Retail Insights: Q&A with International Design Guild President Krista Eliason

    LUXURY RETAIL INSIGHTS: Q&A WITH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN GUILD PRESIDENT KRISTA ELIASON

    Led by Krista Eliason, International Design Guild and its upscale dealers and showrooms focus on designer outreach and engagement to pull through sales of luxury hard surface flooring, broadloom and rugs to high-income consumers. 

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Designer programs are flourishing at International Design Guild (IDG), the luxury division of the nation's largest flooring cooperative, CCA Global Partners.


  • 07222016 Feizy Rugs Debuts New Collections at Las Vegas Market

    FEIZY RUGS DEBUTS NEW COLLECTIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    One of the five fresh collections for rug buyers to check out at Feizy's showroom during Las Vegas market is Arazad, pictured above.


    DALLAS -- Feizy plans to introduce several brand new and recently previewed collections (Arazad, Duprine, Piraj, Surtsey and Haute Trends) at the Las Vegas Summer Market.


  • 07222016 Jaipur Living Builds Atlanta Buzz with Design-Focused Events

    JAIPUR LIVING BUILDS ATLANTA BUZZ WITH DESIGN-FOCUSED EVENTS

    Jaipur Living rugs were showcased in vignettes at AmericasMart's new 14th floor exhibition, 'Retail Meets Design'. Here, Susan Victor and John Ishmael of Nandina Home & Design in Atlanta chose Jaipur's Sterling collection Camas rug.


    ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living topped the area rug industry's event circuit at the July 2016 edition of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with design-focused showroom events and sponsorship of AmericasMart's annual White Party featuring the Mart's new 14th floor vignette exhibition themed 'Retail Meets Design'.


  • 07232016 See the Rugs Featured in AmericasMart's New 'Retail Meets Design' Trend Vignettes

    SEE THE RUGS FEATURED IN AMERICASMART'S NEW 'RETAIL MEETS DESIGN' TREND VIGNETTES

    AmericasMart's 14th floor vignette gallery at the July Atlanta market showcased inspirational visual merchandising by retailers whose businesses exemplify the intersection of design, retail and trends.


    ATLANTA -- A jam-packed second annual White Party introduced AmericasMart's guests to a new intersection of retail and design on Thursday night July 15, 2016.


  • 07242016 Harounian Rugs International Expands Sales Force Following Double Digit 2015-16 Growth

    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS SALES FORCE FOLLOWING DOUBLE DIGIT 2015-16 GROWTH

    Anne Whitcomb and Roy Hinze are among the new sales representatives retained by Harounian Rugs International in its recent sales force expansion.


    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International continues to expand its sales force following double digit 2015 - 2016 sales growth, naming four new sales representatives to its growing network. 


  • 07242016 HRI Launches Sleek 2016 Product Catalog

    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES 2016 PRODUCT CATALOG


     HRI will distribute its just-released 2016 catalog in Las Vegas following introduction at Atlanta International Rug Market. 


    ATLANTA -- Harounian Rugs International has announced the launch of the latest edition of its product catalog at summer markets.


  • 07242016 Loloi Opens New Las Vegas Showroom Dedicated to Joanna Gaines Magnolia Home Collection

    LOLOI OPENS NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM DEDICATED TO JOANNA GAINES MAGNOLIA HOME COLLECTION


    An exclusive new showroom will introduce rug, throw and pillow designs from the Magnolia Home collection to buyers and designers at Las Vegas Market.


    LAS VEGAS -- Loloi is bringing the Magnolia Home Collection by Joanna Gaines to Las Vegas Market in a new, exclusive showroom at the World Market Center, Building B space 480, from July 31 - August 4, 2016. 


  • 07252016 Nuloom Focuses Vegas on Designer License and Three New Collections
    NULOOM FOCUSES VEGAS ON DESIGNER LICENSE & THREE NEW COLLECTIONS


    Nuloom will introduce West Coast buyers to its first licensing program with New York designer Thomas Paul Fernez of thomaspaul. Shown, Fernez' Ellie printed flatweave.

    LAS VEGAS -- Nuloom Rugs plans to use its time at Las Vegas Market, running from July 31-August 4, to introduce West Coast buyers to its first licensed program, three new collection, and also fresh designs in the existing Dynasty range.


  • 07262016 Best of Atlanta Market: Rug Executives Share Summer's Hot Products


    In this comprehensive survey, industry executives share their biggest hits in Atlanta -- designs which will likely make a splash for many in the upcoming Vegas event.

    ATLANTA -- The kickoff to the summer selling season with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market earlier this month underscored the rug industry's hottest trends, as best sellers in several categories emerged hitting the ground running. 


  • 07262016 KAS Rugs Releases 2016 Annual Look Book

    KAS RUGS RELEASES 2016 ANNUAL LOOK BOOK AT SUMMER MARKETS


    The newly released KAS 2016 Look Book presents the company's rugs, pillows and poufs along with color and design trends.


    SOMERSET, NJ --KAS Rugs has announced the release of its KAS 2016 Look Book, explaining that the 260-page third annual edition was designed to provide inspiration, innovation, color and design.


  • 07272016 Designer Jennifer Adams Headlines Jaipur Living's Las Vegas Market Event

    Jennifer Adams
    DESIGNER JENNIFER ADAMS HEADLINES JAIPUR LIVING'S LAS VEGAS MARKET EVENT

    LAS VEGAS -- Jaipur Living will host a conversation and cocktails event entitled 'Doing the Work You Love' at its Las Vegas Market showroom on Monday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m. with its licensing partner, award-winning designer Jennifer Adams leading the discussion.



  • 07272016 Orian Rugs Names Deonn Baker VP of Marketing, E-commerce

    ORIAN RUGS NAMES DEONN BAKER VP OF MARKETING, E-COMMERCE


    ANDERSON, S.C. -- Orian Rugs has named Deonn Baker vice president of marketing and e-commerce. She will be based in Orian's Anderson location and will help lead the company's e-commerce growth initiative.


  • 07272016 Vegas Market Pavilions Lines Up Returning Vendors Summit, Eliko

    VEGAS MARKET PAVILIONS LINE UP RETURNING VENDORS SUMMIT, ELIKO

    Summit Rug returns to the Pavilions with a larger space to showcase its mid-century Scandinavian designs, shown, and modern abstract designs.


    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market lines up two returning New York area rug vendors, Summit and Eliko, both expanding their booth at the market's Pavilions.


  • 07282016 A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta vs. Vegas; How They Measure Up

    A TALE OF TWO CITIES: ATLANTA VS. VEGAS; HOW THEY MEASURE UP


    ATLANTA -- As the Atlanta International Area Rug Market was in its final days, many exhibitors were busy confirming plane reservations, arranging for products to be shipped on to their next destination, confirming appointments -- in other words, preparing for the next installment of the summer trade show circuit: Las Vegas Market.


  • 07302016 Tayse Launches High-Def Printed Rugs; Las Vegas Market Specials

    TAYSE LAUNCHES HIGH-DEF PRINTED RUGS; LAS VEGAS MARKET SPECIALS


    Tayse will show new additions to its machine-woven Expressions collection of high-definition printed rugs for the first time in Las Vegas following a successful High Point launch. 


    LAS VEGAS -- Tayse Rugs, which opened its permanent Vegas showroom earlier this year, focuses the July edition of the Las Vegas Market on its high definition printed rug collections, summer savings and specials on its latest introductions.


  • 08022016 Feizy Reveals Haute Trends Designer Collection at Las Vegas Market

    FEIZY REVEALS HAUTE TRENDS COLLECTION TO DESIGNERS AND BUYERS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    Cameron Feizy of Feizy introduces the Haute Trends designers to a packed audience at the Big Reveal of the new rug collection at the company's Las Vegas showroom on Monday August 1, 2016.


    LAS VEGAS -- After an eight-month-long journey, Feizy revealed the much-anticipated Haute Trends collection at Las Vegas Market in collaboration with interior designers Michel Smith Boyd, Julia Buckingham, Kerrie Kelly and Jackie Von Tobel along with special guest panel moderator, Karen Marx, executive director, home furnishings & special projects for Hearst Design Group. 


  • 08042016 ECarpetGallery Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future: Q&A with CEO Emmanuel Torabi

    ECARPETGALLERY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS, LOOKS AHEAD TO THE FUTURE: 
    Q&A WITH CEO EMMANUEL TORABI


    ECarpetGallery founder, Emmanuel Torabi, reflects on the company's growth from online retailer of Persian carpets to one-stop shopping destination for hand-knotted and machine woven rugs - and a supplier to major retail chains.


    MONTREAL AND NEW YORK -- Celebrating ECarpetGallery's 20th anniversary this year, CEO Emmanuel Torabi tells RugNews.com in an exclusive interview what's next for this dynamic, growing, international company.


















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