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2013 AUGUST



  • 08022013 Nourison Sickle Leaf Rug_Bud-Lissa-Alex Pic

    NOURISON REPRODUCTION OF SICKLE LEAF RUG MAKES PRICELESS ANTIQUE AVAILABLE TO RUG LOVERS EVERYWHERE
    Alex Peykar, right, gives Bud Wyman, left, and Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com an up-close and personal view of the reproduction of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Sickle Leaf Persian Carpet which sold in June for $34 million at Sotheby's in New York.

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Nourison has made a replica of the world's most expensive carpet which will be available to an audience of normal people who might never have the opportunity to see such a masterpiece of the rug maker's art . The original sold in June at Sotheby's for $34 million, but Nourison's replica rug can be purchased for just $1,899 in 7'9"x 9'9".


  • 08092013 Last Las Vegas Picture Pix

    A HAPPY PRODUCTIVE TIME WAS HAD
    BY ALL AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

     Jim Curtin, left, vice president of sales for Shaw Living, welcomes Michelle Thompson, center, and Bruce Odette of Carpet Exchange in Denver. We see Michelle and Bruce at the Las Vegas Market frequently, a good sign that a floor covering specialist wants to be up on the latest trends in home furnishings.
     


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  • 08282013 Letter to the Editor Hermina Olga Ciobanu
    Letter to the Editor:
    GREETINGS FROM INDUSTRY DESIGN
    COLLEAGUE OF BERDJ ABADJIAN

    Dear Rugnews.com:

    My name is Hermina Olga Ciobanu and I am a graphic artist. For 14 years (from 1995 to 2008) I worked as a designer for Berdj Abadjian, founder and owner of Abadjian Collection Inc. based in the United States .


  • 08292013 U.S Department of Commerce First Half 2013 Carpet and Rug Shipments Report.

    WORLD CARPET AND RUG SHIPMENTS
    TO U.S. UP 4.8%  IN FIRST HALF OF 2013

    By Lissa Wyman

    WASHINGTON, DC -- Imports of both wool and man-made fiber carpets and rugs to the U.S. were up 4.8% in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textile & Apparel.  Total first half 2013 shipments amounted to $879.960 million, compared to $839.793 million in first half 2012.


     

Markets
  • 08022013 Summer 2013 LV Market Boasts High Attendance and Sales
    SUMMER 2013 LAS VEGAS MARKET
    BOASTS HIGH ATTENDANCE AND SALES

    LAS VEGAS – International Market Center’s (IMC) Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market had a strong strart, as attendance, buying, selling, ribbon cutting and networking filled over 5 million sq. ft. of space across the three buildings, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of IMC. 


  • 08062013 Las Vegas Pic Intro_Mink-Loloi

    BIG CROWDS KEEP EXCITEMENT LEVELS
     HIGH AT LAS VEGAS SHOWROOMS


    Almost the entire Mink Organization was on hand in Las Vegas to have business conferences for three days and also to meet with important vendor partners. Here's a gang of Minks visiting the Loloi showroom and Loloi execs. By the way, the message on that T-shirt says, "Let the Rugs Roll On." Very aptly put. The Mink Organization operates the rug departments in all Macy's stores across the country.

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  • 08072013 Kas Returns to Tupelo Furniture Market
    KAS TO RETURN TO
    TUPELO FURNITURE MARKET

    SOMERSET, NJ – Kas Rugs will return to the Tupelo Furniture Market for the upcoming August show after 10 years of absence, according to Steve Roan, vice president of sales for Kas. 



  • 08132013 Las Vegas Business Story 1

    Las Vegas Market Business Report 1:
    ECONOMY COMES BACK WITH BLASTS
    OF BRIGHT COLORS AT EVERY PRICE

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Color is not only the fashion news of the season, it's also the business news. Bright colors are also signifying that consumers are sick of the dull, damn recession and they're ready to have fun again.


  • 08162013 Exhibitor Roster set for Metro Market Week and New York International Carpet Show (NYICS)

    EXHIBITOR ROSTERS SET FOR
    METRO MARKET AND NYICS
    OCT 6 TO 10 IN NEW YORK


    NEW YORK – Organizers for the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) and Metro Market Week  have announced the rosters of exhibitors participating in this year’s events. T
    he New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) will take place Oct. 6 to 8 and will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St. in New York. The tenth edition of  Metro Market Week is scheduled for Oct. 7 to 10 at participating rug showrooms in the New York/New Jersey metro area.  Several companies will be showing at both events.


  • 08192013 Ebisons Harounian to Show at Three New York Fall Markets

    EBISONS HAROUNIAN TO PARTICIPATE IN
    THREE FALL MARKETS IN NEW YORK

    NEW YORK -- Ebisons Harounian Imports will participate in three Fall Markets in New York, according to Michael Harounian, a company principal. The three shows are The  Home Fashions Market Sept. 23 to Sept. 26. 2013; The Rug Show @ Javits Sept. 22 to 25, 2013, and The New York International Carpet Show Oct. 6 to 8, 2013.


  • 08232013 International Market Centers set Las Vegas Market Dates Through 2016

    INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS SETS
    LAS VEGAS MARKET DATES THROUGH 2016

    LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers has set the Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016. The new schedule will run on a Sunday to Thursday pattern to better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and accommodate Friday travel plans, according to Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer, International Market Centers. In Winter 2014 and 2015, the Las Vegas Market will continue its existing co-location with the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs January 28 to 30, 2014, and January 21 to 23, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 


  • 08262013 Domotex Hannover to Introduce Innovations@Domotex Initiative

    1st RUG AVENUE DISPLAY PLANNED FOR
    JANUARY DOMOTEX HANNOVER

    HANNOVER, GERMANY – 1st Rug Avenue display, creatying a living environment featuring rugs will be a new feature of the upcoming January Domotex Hannover Show  January 11 to 14, 2014. Housed in approximately 500 square meters (5,380 sq. ft) of display space and staged as a stylized suburb, eight homes will demonstrate how Oriental rugs can transform living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.


Retailers
  • 08202013 The Home Depot Reports Second Quarter Sales Up 9.5%

    THE HOME DEPOT REPORTS
    SECOND QUARTER SALES UP 9.5 %

    ATLANTA – The Home Depot reported sales of $22.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 9.5% over the second quarter of fiscal 2012. On a like for like basis, comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were up 10.7% and comp sales for U.S. stores were up 11.4%.


Vendors
  • 08042013 A. Leon Capel Nominated to Furniture Hall of Fame

    CAPEL NOMINATED FOR
    AMERICAN FURNITURE
    HALL OF FAME


    A. Leon Capel

    TROY, N.C. - A. Leon Capel Jr., a  second-generation principal of Capel Inc., has been named an industry fellow and nominee for election into the American Furniture Hall of Fame.


  • 08062013 Shaw Floors joins Forces with St. Jude Children's Hospital

    SHAW JOINS FORCES WITH ST. JUDE
    CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOR PROMOTIONAL
    SAVINGS AND DONATION PROGRAM

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have joined together to introduce the Shaw Floors “You Save, We Give” sale. Beginning October 1 and ending November 17, the 2013 Fall sale will offer an up-to-$500-off coupon that makes it easier for consumers to take the buying plunge, as well as support a cause that impacts millions of lives across the world. During the sale, 10% of each flooring coupon will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • 08082013 Feizy Rugs to Exhibit at Metrocon 13
    FEIZY RUGS TO EXHIBIT
    AT METROCON 13

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will exhibit at the Metrocon13 Exhibit and Conference being held at the Dallas Market Hall  here August 15 and 16 , 2013, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer. The company will show in booths 191, 193, 290 and 292.


  • 08082013 Oriental Weavers Positions for Rebranding Effort

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS POSITIONS FOR EXPANSION IN REBRANDING INITIATIVE

    New Oriental Weavers Logo reflects
    global  rebranding initiative

    DALTON, GA– Oriental Weavers USA, a subsidiary of the $800 million per year Oriental Weavers Group, has begun a rebranding initiative of its US based businesses.


  • 08092013 Feizy to Kick Off Second Annual DIY Contest
     


    FEIZY TO KICK OFF SECOND
    ANNUAL DIY CONTEST

     


    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will kick off its second annual DIY Design It Yourself Contest August 12, 2013.  Contestants will register via the Feizy Rugs Facebook page and submit their entries via email to socialize@feizy.com.  Winners will be announced on Feizy’s Facebook and Twitter pages September 6.


  • 08202013 Feizy to Launch New Catalogue

    FEIZY TO LAUNCH
    NEW CATALOGUE

    Feizy Rugs Catalogue

    DALLAS – Feizy Rugs has released its 2013 Feizy Rugs Catalogue.  The newest version combines both the Feizy Fine and Feizy Home collections into one book for the first time, according to Leah Feizy, executive vice president.


  • 08222013 Zollanvari USA Moves to New Showroom in NJ

    ZOLLANVARI USA MOVES
    TO NEW SHOWROOM IN NJ


    SECAUCUS, NJ – Zollanvari USA has moved its showroom to a new location at 600 Meadowlands Parkway, here. The new building is less than a mile away from the Secaucus Junction Train station, according to the company.


  • 08272013 Feizy Makes Final Call for DIY Contest

    FINAL CALL SEPT 2 FOR
    FEIZY DIY CONTEST

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs’ second annual DIY (Design It Yourself) Contest is drawing to a close. Final entries will be accepted September 2, 2013. according to the company.


  • 08272013 Linon Receives Badcock Furniture's Most Valued Supplier Award

    LINON RECEIVES BADCOCK FURNITURE'S
    MOST VALUED SUPPLIER AWARD

    MINEOLA, NY – Linon has been awarded the Most Valued Supplier-Partner award for Badcock Furniture Industries’ area rug division. The award was presented during Badcocks annual trade show for its franchisees in Savannah, GA.


















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