NEW YORK -- Oliver A. "Bud" Wyman, the founder and president of the Rug-Hold Company and longtime marketing executive in the floor covering industry, passed away at his Manhattan home on April 21 at the age of 94.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rug sources at the April market here went all out to demonstrate ways that retailers can benefit from the addition of rugs to their assortments, offering new licensed programs ranging from Joanna Gaines to Trisha Yearwood and other personalities well-known to the crucial rug-buying demographic of consumers who watch cooking shows and HGTV.
ROBERT CURREY AND CECIL ADAMS DISCUSS RUGS IN CURREY'S ONE-STOP STRATEGY
For 2016, Currey & Company's Deco Luxe trend is shown in a vignette featuring coordinated Currey products including a Persian-inspired rug reworked in pale updated colors.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- In its quest to become a one-stop lighting and home accents source for designers, Currey & Company has significantly expanded its IHFC showroom with an additional 4,000 square feet of space, which was celebrated with a grand reopening party on April 16, during High Point Market.
MICHELLE BARTON NAMED AMERICASMART ATLANTA EXECUTIVE VP AND CFO
ATLANTA -- Michelle Barton has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity by action of the AMC Board of Directors, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer.
NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW ATTRACTS GLOBAL ARTISANS
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Building on the momentum created from last year's new management transition, NYICS is fulfilling its international namesake by attracting global artisans from across five continents.
SURYA'S JOHN HASTE
RECOGNIZED AS CITY OF HOPE'S 2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
John Haste, senior VP of business development, Surya; Chuck Reilly, AICO, national chair of City of Hope's International Home Furnishings Industry Group; and Brittany De La Torre, director of corporate philanthropy, City of Hope.
CALHOUN, Ga. -- John Haste, Surya's senior vice president of business development, was named City of Hope's Volunteer of the Year for his leadership in creating the inaugural "Furnishing Hope - A Day of Giving."
DUE PROCESS LAUNCHES
EXCLUSIVE WESLEY MANCINI RUG DESIGNS FOR CENTURY FURNITURE AND
David Grasse of Due Process and Wesley Mancini of Wesley
Mancini, Ltd., introduce the Century Sisal collection at High Point Market, with
the first-ever full-width Wilton sisal designs.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Technical innovation and design acumen were in the spotlight at Due Process Stable Trading Co.'s Market Square showroom with April 2016 High Point Market introductions designed by Wesley Mancini for the Century Rug Collection and for Kravet Carpet.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rug companies at the Market Square location are among the most varied at High Point Market, ranging from big-name brands (Capel, Feizy, Safavieh), to well-known designer sources (Tamarian, Creative Touch) and small, artisanal companies (Banu Home), and more.
High Point, N.C. --The rug scene at Showplace at the April 2016 High Point Market was as much a forum for new ideas as for new design and color introductions, including a new influx of outdoor-worthy rugs with indoor-worthy styling.
LOUIS DE POORTERE RUGS PLACED IN NATUZZI EDITIONS BOUTIQUES
Louis De Poortere's Thierry Flamant, VP Sales America, left, and Leonardo Chimienti, product line manager of the Natuzzi Editions brand, offer a walkthrough of the new partnership.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Italian home furnishings manufacturer and retailer Natuzzi will incorporate Louis De Poortere rugs in worldwide sales outlets of its Natuzzi Editions brand dealers and mono-brand stores, Leonardo Chimienti, product line manager of the Natuzzi Editions brand, told RugNews.com.
MIAMI -- Maison & Objet Americas returns to Miami with a growing roster of discerning rug exhibitors, including prominent European newcomers (such as The Rug Company, Jan Kath, Illulian, Pinton and Zollanvari) crossing the pond to participate, and U.S. brands, such as Wayfair's DwellStudio, testing the waters.
DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen's recently launched Wedding & Gift registry is designed to help take the guesswork out of gift giving with an easy-to-use platform that offers registrants and shoppers alike a place to come together over the happiest of occasions.
WAYFAIR ANNOUNCES OPENING OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
Wayfair's Mike Festa, who leads the R&D team, shows off the new way to shop for home using Google's Project Tango.
BOSTON -- Publicly traded Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online home furnishings and decor retailers, today announced the opening of its Wayfair Next Research and Development Laboratory located at the company's Boston headquarters.
WAYFAIR'S DWELLSTUDIO FOCUSES ON
TO-THE-TRADE ATTENDEES AT FIRST
MAISON & OBJET AMERICAS
Wayfair takes its eclectic DwellStudio brand to Miami, where it introduces its rapidly growing to-the-trade program to show attendees. On the left, Jodi Pavia, B2B marketing and events senior associate, poses with Sarah Cazeault, a trade accounts manager.
MIAMI -- Wayfair's DwellStudio brand debuts at Maison & Objet Americas 2016 using the show as platform for not only generating excitement among M&O shoppers but also to educate to-the-trade attendees about its two-year-old Trade Services by Wayfair program for interior designers, Sarah Cazeault, a trade accounts manager, told RugNews.com.
ICFF SHOW DIRECTOR KEVIN O'KEEFE DISCUSSES RUG CATEGORY AT 2016 EVENT
First time ICFF exhibitor Samad Brothers will display its high-end designs at its booth in the show's Luxe Interiors + Design Pavilion. Shown is the wool and silk Leonardo rug.
NEW YORK -- The growing and eclectic ICFF show opens May 14 and runs through May 17 with an extended footprint and plans for significant expansion, both at the Jacob K. Javits Center and in new American venues, Miami and Los Angeles.
S&H DEBUTS AT ICFF, TARGETS DESIGNERS & CUSTOM BUSINESS
S&H offer a range of rugs in pink long before Pantone dubbed it the color of the year. Shown, the wool and silk Broken Mohtasham Kashan design (29593) in pink on ivory.
CARLSTADT, N.J. -- S&H Rugs debuts at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, running from May 14-17 in New York City, in an effort to reach more high-end interior designers, Ori Wilbush, president of S&H, told RugNews.com in an exclusive pre-show interview.
ICFF ATTRACTS MORE THAN A DOZEN NEW RUG EXHIBITORS
A fresh cast of characters, including Bokara, Doris Leslie Blau, Eliko, Samad and Orley Shabahang, join the ICFF lineup. Shown, Orley Shabahang's new made in India Amritsar range (pictured, Organic).
NEW YORK -- The International Contemporary Furnishings Fair lures more than a dozen new rug exhibitors to the 28th installment of this global design event, including Bokara Rug Company, Castelluxe, Doris Leslie Blau, Eliko Rugs, Herron, Klasp, Lucy Tupu, Miyabi Casa, Samad, S&H Rugs, Scandecor Rugs, Serge Lesage and Shore -- with Orley Shabahang returning after a hiatus of several years.
NOW CARPETS WINS FOR BEST RESIDENTIAL FLOORING IN INAUGURAL NYC X DESIGN AWARDS
The hand-tufted Brazil rug by architect and designer Arik Levy for Now Carpets wins best in residential flooring for the inaugural NYCxDesign awards program.
NEW YORK -- Spanish contemporary rug maker Now Carpets won a NYCxDesign Award in Residential Flooring for its new Brazil hand-tufted rug, part of a debut collection called Landscape by renowned designer Arik Levy.
SHORE RUGS WINS NYCXDESIGN AWARD AND IFDA BEST IN SHOW FLOORING AWARD AT ICFF
London-based Shore founders Louie Rigano and Gil Muller score two prestigious awards during their ICFF debut.
NEW YORK -- London-based Shore Rugs scored two coveted awards during its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) for its innovative comfort mats which are hand woven of silicone in the workshop of the company's young founders, Louie Rigano and Gil Muller.
AMERICASMART CURATES JULY 2016 PROGRAMMING TO INSPIRE DESIGNERS AND RETAILERS
ATLANTA – May 17, 2016 – Inspiration abounds at AmericasMart Atlanta as tastemakers and thought leaders share fresh ideas for business excellence at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (Showrooms: July 12-19; Temporaries: July 14-18) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market (July 13-16).
DESIGNER BOUTIQUE ALT FOR LIVING THRIVES, PLANS DEBUT OF RETAIL LOCATION
Alt for Living founder Analisse Taft-Gersten offers to-the-trade shoppers a curated selection of custom area rug designs and broadlooms.
NEW YORK -- With a high-end clientele of prominent interior designers such as Robert Couturier, David Easton, Victoria Hagan and Robert Stilin, the bespoke textiles and carpet boutique Alt for Living has carved a niche for itself with a formula successful enough to roll out to a retail, grab-and-go format being dubbed Alt Box.
SURYA SELECTED AS GEORGIA FAST 40 COMPANY FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
CARTERVILLE, Ga. --Surya has been named for the second year in a row to the Georgia Fast 40 by ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, mergers and acquisitions, and private investment.
DORIS LESLIE BLAU SPOTLIGHTS CUSTOM CAPABILITIES AT ICFF
Suzan Izsak, director of custom carpets for Doris Leslie Blau Gallery, introduced designers attending ICFF 2016 to the company's flourishing bespoke rug program and a portfolio of new textures.
NEW YORK -- For its debut ICFF event, renowned Manhattan rug gallery Doris Leslie Blau focused on its bespoke capabilities with six showpieces and corner samples to inspire interior designers at the 2016 show.
AMERICASMART CELEBRATES RETAIL AND DESIGN IN JULY VIGNETTES
ATLANTA -- Retail and design intersect with sophisticated style in AmericasMart Atlanta's celebrated vignette design exhibition, 'It's All Here --Where Retail Meets Design' at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this July.
RUGNEWS.COM SCORES TOP AWARD FOR DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS
RugNews.com's eblasts announcing breaking news, exclusive stories and feature articles receive a Constant Contact All Star award for outstanding levels of reader engagement.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Constant Contact, a global leader in email marketing with hundreds of thousands of clients worldwide, has recognized RugNews.com with an All Star Award for top performance in reader engagement and outreach.
HAMPTONS FURNISHINGS FAIR FOR THE RICH & FAMOUS LURES NY RUG PURVEYORS
"I pioneered art on the wall and now we are pioneering art on the floor." -- Rick Friedman, Hamptons Contemporary Design + Decor Fair
HAMPTONS, N.Y. -- Doris Leslie Blau, Marshall Watson Interiors, Nasiri Carpets, Orientalist Home, The New England Collection and Tibetano join the sold-out lineup at the inaugural Hamptons Contemporary Design + Decor Fair, show founder Rick Friedman, creator of the renowned Art Hamptons fair, told RugNews.com in an exclusive interview.