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2016 February

  • 02012016 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award Winner: Capa Imports

    2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: CAPA IMPORTS


    Atakan Yilmaz of Capa Imports shows off the winning Nidge/Bor America's Magnificent Carpet Award in the hand-knotted category retailing at $30.01-$50 at the 2016 awards ceremony in Atlanta.


    ATLANTA -- Capa Imports Inc of Frederick, MD was awarded an America's Magnificent Award at the January 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS in the hand-knotted category retailing at $30.01-$50. 

  • 02012016 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award Winner: HRI

    2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: HRI

    A detail of HRI's elaborate and fashionable hand knotted Bristol design in silk and New Zealand wool, which garnered a 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award at the 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS.


    ATLANTA- Harounian Rugs International received a 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award for its Bristol rug, featuring an on-trend combination of sage with the Pantone Color of the Year, rose quartz.

  • 02012016 Loloi Wins Best Area Rugs Manufacturer at 27th Annual ARTS Award

    LOLOI WINS BEST AREA RUGS MANUFACTURER AT 27TH ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS


    Amir and Soussan Loloi accept Loloi Rugs' fourth ARTS Award for Best Area Rugs Manufacturer at a ceremony held on Jan. 22 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

    DALLAS - Loloi Rugs was presented with the ARTS Award for Best Area Rugs Manufacturer, its fourth award in that category, on Jan. 22, 2016 at the 27th Annual ARTS Awards ceremonies held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.


  • 02012016 Surya Receives Best Of Houzz Award for Third Consecutive Year

    SURYA RECEIVES BEST OF HOUZZ AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR


    This room by Brooke Voss of Brooke Voss Design featuring a rug from Surya's Archive collection received 10,096 saves on the Houzz website. Surya has received Best of Houzz awards for three years running.


    CALHOUN, Ga. - Surya has received a Best Of Houzz 2016 award in the Design category, marking the third year in a row that the home accessories brand has earned this prestigious distinction. 


  • 02022016 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award Winner: Amer Rugs

    2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: AMER RUGS

    The winning rug in the Outdoor category at the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards is from the Piazza collection by Amer.


    ATLANTA - Amer Rugs was the recipient of the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award for the growing outdoor category. Designed to be a multi-purpose rug for use indoors and out, Piazza features high style but is engineered for durability.
      

  • 02022016 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award Winner: Creative Touch

    2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: CREATIVE TOUCH


    A detail of the intricate weave of this Sivas Silk collection rug by Creative Touch, winner of the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award in the $100.01 per square foot and up category. 


    ATLANTA - Creative Touch, the U.S. arm of Istanbul, Turkey-based ICI International, won the America's Magnificent Carpet Award for best rug in the hand-knotted/flatweave category for rugs priced $100.01 and up per square foot. RugNews.com met with ICI execs at their IMM Cologne 2016 booth last month to discuss the intricacy and history of the winning rug.

  • 02022016 Jaipur Launches New Design Campus Indoor/Outdoor Rugs at January 2016 Markets

    JAIPUR LAUNCHES NEW DESIGN CAMPUS INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGS AT JANUARY 2016 MARKETS


    Standing in front of the playful new Design Campus indoor/outdoor rugs at Jaipur's AmericasMart showroom during last month's Atlanta International Rug Market are Lori Dennis (left) and Kelli Ellis of Design Campus flanking Asha Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs.

    ATLANTA - Jaipur Rugs unveiled its newest collection of indoor-outdoor rugs from Design Campus at the January 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market.


  • 02022016 Tamarian Demystifies Custom Rug Design with Seminar at Atlanta Market

    TAMARIAN DEMYSTIFIES CUSTOM RUG DESIGN WITH SEMINAR AT ATLANTA MARKET
           

    Geoff Duckworth, Tamarian's senior designer and graphics manager, lead the company's Atlanta market seminar on custom design, telling guests, "One-third of our business is in custom rugs and it's growing." 


    ATLANTA - At a Tamarian Carpets seminar entitled 'The Making of a Custom Rug' Jan. 15, 2016 during last month's Atlanta International Rug Market, the high end rug company told retailers and designers to forget their preconceived notions about the difficulty of designing and producing custom rugs.

  • 02022016 Wayfair Introduces Six Home Brands in Lifestyle Themes Featuring Suppliers’ In-line Product

    WAYFAIR INTRODUCES SIX HOME BRANDS IN LIFESTYLE THEMES FEATURING SUPPLIERS' IN-LINE PRODUCT

    A room featuring products from one of Wayfair's six new lifestyle-themed brands, Three Posts, is inspired by America's heartland.

    BOSTON - Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and decor, introduced six new home brands on its consumer shopping website on Feb. 2, 2016, each offering a distinctive look and exclusively available at Wayfair.com.


  • 02042016 Better Quality Nudges Price Points Up; Suppliers Amp Up Outdoor Style For 2016

    Atlanta Market Business Story

    BETTER QUALITY NUDGES PRICE POINTS UP; SUPPLIERS AMP UP OUTDOOR STYLE FOR 2016

    Karastan unveiled Panel Kirman Granite, an update of the best-selling 50-color 717 Multi-Color Panel Kirman introduced in 1937. This Atlanta showroom vignette features original drawings, photos and desk from Karastan archives.

    ATLANTA - Rug executives interviewed during the Atlanta International Rug Market last month said that they're expecting the areas of growth for this year to be in the upper end of the price spectrum, as well as gains in the indoor/outdoor category.


  • 02042016 Mohawk Home Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
    MOHAWK HOME AWARDED
    BEST OF HOUZZ 2016

    SUGAR VALLEY, GA--Mohawk Home, headquartered in Sugar Valley, GA, has recently won the "Best Of Customer Service" award on Houzz for the second year in a row. Houzz is currently considered the leading platform for home remodeling and design with more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz. Mohawk Home was chosen for this award by from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals competing for the award.


  • 02042016 The International Surface Event Announces 2016 "Best of" Event and Product Awards

    THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT ANNOUNCES 2016 "BEST OF" EVENT AND PRODUCT AWARDS


    The SoundWaves design from the new polyester-polypropylene Relaxed broadloom collection by Stanton Carpets received the Dealers' Choice Award for Best of Style & Design at the 2016 Surfaces show. 


    DALLAS--Stanton Carpet's Sound Waves from the Relaxed Collection received the Best of Style & Design award, at the 2016 edition of The International Surface Event held last month in Las Vegas. Also in the soft surface arena, Mohawk Flooring's SmartStrand Forever Clean with AllPet Technology for carpeting won for Best Of Innovation.


  • 02052016 Rug Companies Spread Their Wings at Surfaces
    RUG COMPANIES SPREAD THEIR WINGS AT SURFACES


    John Uva, vice president of Prestige Mills, said the company "is hitching its wagon" to the high end of the market.

    LAS VEGAS--For broadloom and rug companies, showcasing at The International Surface Event (Surfaces) can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, the show has increasingly become a focal point for hard surfaces. However, this year at least, there was plenty of activity surrounding soft surface exhibitors to declare the show a success.



  • 02072016 NY Now Continues to Attract New Rug Vendors--VP Randi Mohr Explains Why

    NY NOW CONTINUES TO ATTRACT NEW RUG VENDORS--VP RANDI MOHR EXPLAINS WHY

    Vice president Randi Mohr of NY Now says rug vendors are a growing component of the show's mix because of its cross-category nature.

    NEW YORK - Following a three year re-organization and rebranding effort competed in 2013, NY Now continues to add fresh brands to the rug category with each edition. Newcomers at the 2016 winter show, which closed on Feb. 4, included Brooklyn studio Namo Rugs, and Secaucus, N.J.-based Creative Touch, in addition to repeat exhibitors such as F.J. Kashanian, Madisons, Mastour, Nasiri, Nomadic Trading, Pasargad, Safavieh, S&H Rugs, and Summit Rugs to name a few. 


  • 02082016 NY Now Floor Fashion Guide Part 1: Glam Finish

    Clockwise, from top left, Langdon LTD's  Phoebe, left, and Delia Langdon; Mastour Galleries' Tibetan abstract metallic designs; Eliko's Ariel and Celia Basalely; Madisons tiled cowhide range; Pasargad's Mongolian fur stools and chair; Art Hide's Kura Perkins; and Auskin's gallery-like rug display.


    NEW YORK - NY Now saw rug exhibitors Art Hide, Auskin, Eliko, Langdon LTD, Madisons, Mastour and Pasargad offering an assortment of metallics, furs and hides. RugNews.com takes a look at this luxurious trend in Part 1 of a three-part NY Now style series.


     

  • 02092016 Loloi's Lavish 600-Page 2016 Catalog Wows with Rug-Making and Product Photography

    LOLOI'S LAVISH 600-PAGE CATALOG WOWS WITH RUG-MAKING AND PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY


    The newly launched 2016 Loloi catalog features an insider look at the artistry and craft of rug making in addition to extensive product photography. 


    DALLAS--Loloi has infused the 2016 edition of its annual catalog with artful behind-the-scenes rug-making imagery photographed at its facilities in India. The documentary style photography depicts steps in yarn production as the well hand-knotting, hand-tufting and hand-weaving processes for retailers and designers who are hungry for background information that romances the art and craft of rug making, according to Cyrus Loloi, a company principal.


  • 02112016 Suppliers Upbeat after Winter Shows; Predict Continued Rug Recovery in 2016

    SUPPLIERS UPBEAT AFTER WINTER SHOWS--PREDICT CONTINUED RUG RECOVERY IN 2016


     

    LAS VEGAS -- Wrapping up successful January markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas, rug suppliers are looking forward to 2016 to carry forward positive trends experienced in 2015, and they forecast a bright outlook for a continuing rug industry recovery in 2016.


  • 02122016 Capel Reports Strong Placements at Winter Markets; Best-Sellers Span Price Points, Trends and Weaves
    CAPEL REPORTS STRONG PLACEMENTS AT WINTER MARKETS; BEST-SELLERS SPAN PRICE POINTS, TRENDS AND WEAVES


    A big market hit was Siam, a new Capel Rugs series hand knotted in India representing a step up in price from the company's recent hand-knotted intros. The wool Temple design retails at $1,799 in 5'6" x 8'6".

    Troy, N.C.--Capel Rugs reports brisk business activity in its showrooms during the winter home furnishings markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, as retailers responded positively to new designs in ranging from higher-end hand knots to value-priced machine wovens.


     
  • 02142016 Grund America Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service

    GRUND AMERICA AWARDED BEST OF HOUZZ 2016 FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE


    In addition to its own branded bath rugs, Grund America markets  its Karim Rashid Kolor My World collection rugs to U.S. consumers.


    Palo Alto, CA--Grund America of Charlotte, NC has won "Best Of Customer Service" on Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design.


  • 02142016 NY Now Fashion Floor Guide Part 3: Stylish Outdoors

    NEW YORK--A showcase for what's hot and what's next, NY Now saw a leap in the number of rug exhibitors in general. In fact, the number of indoor-outdoor rug manufacturers grew during the winter show, held from Jan. 31 to Feb 3. These exhibitors showcased a vibrant and playful assortment of contemporary interpretations for the great outdoors.
     

     
  • 02152016 Jerry Weinrib, ABC Carpet Icon, Dies at 86

    JERRY WEINRIB, ABC CARPET ICON, DIES AT 86


    PALM BEACH, FL -- Jerome "Jerry" Weinrib, retired chairman of ABC Carpet, died here on Saturday, Feb. 13, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 16 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76th St. in New York City.  


  • 02152016 SFC Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2016

    SFC CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN 2016


    Edenton, N.C. -- The Sustainable Furnishings Council celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016, and will mark the important milestone with a series of educational events, special promotions and industry-wide celebrations throughout the year.
     

     
  • 02162016 Feizy Introduces Haute Trends Designers at Las Vegas Market; First Collection to Launch in High Point
    FEIZY INTRODUCES HAUTE TRENDS DESIGNERS IN LAS VEGAS; FIRST COLLECTION TO LAUNCH IN HIGH POINT


    John Feizy (center) with the company's newly announced Haute Trends Designers (left to right); Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Interiors + Design in Chicago; Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab of Sacramento, Calif.; John Feizy; Jackie von Tobel of Jackie von Tobel Design in Las Vegas; and Michael Boyd of Smith Boyd Interiors of Atlanta.

    LAS VEGAS -- A record crowd of 300 designers and buyers turned out to learn more about Feizy's Haute Trends program, and to meet the four designers chosen to create designs for the rug maker's inaugural Haute Trends collection, at a champagne brunch held on Jan. 25 at the Feizy World Market Center showroom during last month's Las Vegas Market.


  • 02172016 Delos Hires Amanda Gilley as Director of Sales

    DELOS HIRES AMANDA GILLEY AS DIRECTOR OF SALES


    CALHOUN, GA --Delos, a manufacturer and importer of custom residential and hospitality area rugs, and producer of custom carpets for the private aircraft sector, has hired Amanda Gilley as director of sales.


  • 02172016 Sustainable Furnishings Council Kicks Off 10th Anniversary with Special Events at 2016 Imm Cologne

    SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL KICKS OFF 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AT 2016 IMM COLOGNE

    At the Jaipur Rugs Imm Cologne 2016 exhibit space, Abhishek Sharma and Sitara Menon flank Susan Inglis of SFC in front of a new colorway in the award-winning Project Error by Kavi collection. 


    COLOGNE, Germany -- Environmentally-conscious organizations from Jaipur Rugs to Textile Exchange and Sauder Woodworking participated in a unique Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) program of events held Jan. 18-24, 2016 during Imm Cologne, the annual international interior furnishings fair which this year drew 120,000 visitors from 128 countries.  


  • 02192016 ICFF Miami Debuts in October 2016
    ICFF MIAMI DEBUTS IN OCTOBER 2016


    NEW YORK--Dubbing itself North America's largest and most prestigious design event for interiors, ICFF will premiere ICFF Miami Oct. 5-6, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  



  • 0222016 Jaipur Rugs Renamed Jaipur Living; Announces Georgia Expansion Plans

    JAIPUR RUGS RENAMED JAIPUR LIVING; ANNOUNCES GEORGIA EXPANSION PLANS


    NORCROSS, GA--Jaipur Rugs Inc. has been renamed Jaipur Living Inc. The announcement comes as Jaipur celebrates more than a decade of steady growth and expansion in key categories including the award-winning rugs that have made Jaipur a global name, and textile products consisting of pillows, poufs and throws.


  • 02222016 Noury Peykar, Chairman of Nourison, Deceased at Age 95
    NOURY PEYKAR, CHAIRMAN OF NOURISON, DECEASED AT 95


    Nourison chairman Noury Peykar (center)  is flanked by his  sons, shown from left to right: Alex Peykar, Steven Peykar, Noury Peykar, Edmund Peykar and Paul Peykar. Mr. Peykar died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

    GREAT NECK, N.Y. -- Noury Peykar, chairman of Nourison, died on Feb. 20, 2016.  He was 95. 


     
  • 02222016 Wayfair Co-Founders To Speak at High Point Market; Fast Company "Maverick" Polly LaBarre Keynotes
    WAYFAIR CO-FOUNDERS TO SPEAK AT HIGH POINT MARKET; FAST COMPANY "MAVERICK" POLLY LABARRE KEYNOTES

    "The design industry is contending with relentless change." --Polly LaBarre


    High Point, NC -- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with Design Tech Summit to bring Fast Company   "Maverick," best-selling business author and consultant Polly LaBarre, to High Point Market as the keynote speaker for a kick-off opening day event for Spring Market, April 16-20, 2016. 



  • 02232016 AmericasMart March Market Inspires Spring Buying
    AMERICASMART MARCH MARKET INSPIRES SPRING BUYING

    ATLANTA -- Outstanding design is celebrated at AmericasMart Atlanta as designers and retailers gather to source trend-making merchandise at the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market  (Showrooms and Temporaries, Mar. 2-Mar. 4, 2016. 



  • 02252016 Jan Kath Rugs Premiere at Iwan Maktabi Grand Opening in Dubai Mall

    JAN KATH RUGS  PREMIERE AT IWAN MAKTABI GRAND OPENING IN DUBAI MALL


    Chirine Maktabi, Mohamed Maktabi and Jan Kath at the official opening of luxury retailer Iwan Maktabi in The Dubai Mall.


    DUBAI--Adding to the luxury shopping experience at The Dubai Mall, high-end Beirut-based rug retailer Iwan Maktabi opened here last week with an event co-hosted by the Maktabi family and Cyril Zammit, fair director of Design Days Dubai. German carpet designer Jan Kath was guest of honor. 


  • 02262016 Dover Rug & Home Opens Third Store in Massachusetts
    DOVER RUG & HOME OPENS THIRD STORE IN MASSACHUSETTS


    Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, at the new company's newest store, just opened at 3rd Ave Burlington, an upscale dining and shopping complex.

    BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Dover Rug & Home opened its third store on Feb. 15, 2016 at 3rd Ave Burlington, a new dining and shopping complex in a prime location near the popular Burlington Mall. To celebrate the new outpost, Dover Rug & Home is running a grand opening sale with up to 70-percent off hand-knotted rugs and in-store carpeting at its Natick flagship, Boston Back Bay and Burlington locations.



  • 02262016 Myers Carpet Company Acquires Nashville Carpet Center

    MYERS CARPET COMPANY ACQUIRES NASHVILLE CARPET CENTER 


    The acquisition of Nashville Carpet Center (shown above) by Myers Carpet will result in a relocation of both Nashville stores into a much larger, combined location. 


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Myers Carpet Company, which has retail locations in Nashville and Atlanta and Dalton, Ga., has purchased the assets of Nashville Carpet Center and has announced plans to merge the two businesses.


  • 02282016 Stylish Scandinavia: Kristiina Lassus Rugs Give Nordic Simplicity an Ethnographic Twist

    STYLISH SCANDINAVIA: KRISTIINA LASSUS RUGS GIVE NORDIC SIMPLICITY AN ETHNOGRAPHIC TWIST


    Lassus infuses her designs with subtle, vague cultural references culled from everything from architectural elements to stone carvings. Photo: R. Sourander.


    MILAN -- Milan-based Kristiina Lassus, a trained interior architect and product designer, plans to continue to target U.S. audiences with her minimalist Scandinavian inflected modern rugs filling what she sees as a void in the market. 


  • 02292016 Wayfair.com Expands Immersive Retail Experience with New Catalog Launch
    WAYFAIR.COM EXPANDS IMMERSIVE RETAIL EXPERIENCE WITH NEW CATALOG LAUNCH

    "We will continue to raise the bar on what is possible in home retail." --Niraj Shah, Wayfair


    BOSTON, Mass.-- Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings , today announced the release of its first full spectrum catalog featuring furniture and decor for every room of the house. 


     
Vendors
  • 02092016 Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market: People And Parties


    LAS VEGAS--Undaunted by a fierce snow storm along the Eastern seaboard, the winter 2016 Las Vegas Market experienced an all-time high in attendance and the busiest opening day of its 10-year history.  Rug exhibitors confirmed positive pronouncements by show organizers, reporting excellent showroom traffic and strong order writing throughout the week. 


















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