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.
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.
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.
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.
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
LOLOI ADDS VEGAS SPACE DEDICATED TO MAGNOLIA HOME; DEBUTS NEW RUG
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
ATLANTA -- In the run-up to the 2016 Atlanta and Las Vegas summer markets, a historically slow period for the rug industry, executives remain optimistic, and discuss their strategies to attract buyers shopping for the fall buying season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.