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2019 NOVEMBER

  • 11042019 IFDA NY to Present the "Rising Stars of Design" Awards
    IFDA NY TO PRESENT THE "RISING STARS OF DESIGN" AWARDS

    Patrick Ryan of Patrick Ryan's Office and Tina Ramchandani of Tina Ramchandani Creative are interior designer honorees at the 2019 Rising Stars of Designs awards to be presented by IFDA NY.

    NEW YORK -- The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) will hold its 13th annual Rising Stars of Design awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 21 at FAIR.

  • 11042019 Safavieh Home Furnishings Teams Up with Toys for Tots
    SAFAVIEH HOME FURNISHINGS TEAMS UP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Safavieh Home Furnishings is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to host a toy drop off and holiday kickoff party on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Safavieh's flagship location. 


  • 11052019 Obeetee Presents New Beautiful World Collection at BDNY
    OBEETEE PRESENTS NEW 'BEAUTIFUL WORLD' COLLECTION AT BDNY


    Geared for the hospitality market, Obeetee's BDNY collection, Beautiful World, features updated classics such as Sikaar, debuting at the Javits Center on Nov. 10.

    NEW YORK -- Obeetee is unveiling its new BDNY collection "Beautiful World" for the hospitality market at the Jacob K. Javits Center here, Nov. 10-11.


     
  • 11082019 Best Selling Rugs at High Point Market, Part 2
    BEST SELLING RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 2

     
    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- RugNews.com continues its hunt for Best of Market rugs at High Point Market with an eye out for big traffic-builders, and the designs that will help vendors close 2019 on a high note.


  • 11082019 Best Selling Rugs at High Point Market, Part 1
    BEST SELLING RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 1


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rug showrooms at the fall 2019 High Point Market were magnets for designers and retailers from all channels anxious to see latest product introductions.


  • 11142019 Beacon KC Develops Visualization Projection System for Area Rugs
    BEACON KC DEVELOPS VISUALIZATION PROJECTION SYSTEM FOR AREA RUGS COMBINES IN STORE AND ONLINE EXPERIENCE 

    Customers at Beacon KC 's showroom can sit on a sofa and see new and antique area rugs against a wood floor via a proprietary augmented reality projection system
     
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Beacon KC, a division of Eckard's Home Improvement, recently unveiled an innovative new technology for area rug visualization.
     

  • 11162019 Will More Retailers Follow Lowe's and Home Depot in Phasing Out Carpets & Rugs Made With PFAS?
    WILL MORE RETAILERS FOLLOW LOWE'S AND HOME DEPOT IN PHASING OUT CARPETS & RUGS MADE WITH PFAS?


    Lowe's has announced it will stop purchasing carpets and rugs containing PFAS in the U.S. and Canada, after beginning the transition a year ago.

    Lowe's, the nation's second-largest home improvement retail chain, has joined with the largest - The Home Depot - in announcing it will stop purchasing all carpet and rugs containing PFAS in the U.S. and Canada.


  • 11202019 Jaipur Living Leaves AmericasMart
    JAIPUR LIVING LEAVES AMERICASMART, INVITES CUSTOMERS TO ITS HQ

    ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living has made a strategic decision to leave AmericasMart and its Atlanta Market showroom. 


  • 11202019 Kalaty Caps 40th Anniversary Year with Debut of Two Comprehensive Full-Color Catalogs
    KALATY CAPS 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH DEBUT OF TWO COMPREHENSIVE CATALOGS


    A room scene from Kalaty's first standalone catalog featuring the company's 15 K-TWO collections illustrates the fashion-forward looks offered at more affordable price points. 

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- As the 40th anniversary year of Kalaty Rug Corp.'s founding in the U.S. draws to a close, the company the debuts two full-color catalogs that showcase its impressive area rug product line. 


  • 11212019 Mohawk Home Tests DIY Merchandising Concept for Big Box Retailers
    MOHAWK TESTS DIY MERCHANDISING CONCEPT FOR BIG BOX RETAILERS

    Mohawk's new shop within a shop concept focuses on DIY decorating with color stories that are resonating at retail, such as the updated red, white and blue in the company's Harbor palette.

    NEW YORK -- Mohawk Home debuts "Discover the DIY: Designer in You," a sophisticated new concept for merchandising its programmed, accent and scatter rugs at big box retailers.


  • 11242019 DIFFA by Design Replaces Dining by Design with 3-Day Immersive Design Experience
    DIFFA BY DESIGN REPLACES DINING BY DESIGN WITH 3-DAY IMMERSIVE
    DESIGN EXPERIENCE

    Formerly co-located with the Arch Digest Design Show, Dining by Design transforms into DIFFA by Design in 2020 with a new NYC location and opportunities for luxury product makers. 

    NEW YORK --  Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is has announced the launch of DIFFA BY DESIGN, to be held March 26 - March 28 at an all-new NYC location. 



  • 112519 The Expo at World Market Center Goes Vertical
    THE EXPO AT WORLD MARKET CENTER GOES VERTICAL

     
     The Expo at World Market Center, a new 315,000-square-foot facility on schedule for July 2020 opening in Las Vegas.
     
     LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that construction of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a new 315,000-square-foot exhibition facility in downtown Las Vegas, has gone vertical.

     
  • 11252019 Hilary Farr's First Rug Collection: Why Kaleen's Customers "Love It"
    HILARY FARR'S FIRST RUG COLLECTION: WHY KALEEN'S CUSTOMERS "LOVE IT"


     Monty Rathi of Kaleen and licensing partner Hilary Farr of Hilary Farr Designs meet and greet VIP buyers and designers at the High Point Market preview of their inaugural rug collections.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The making of a celebrity designer licensed rug collection can range from tacit approval to hands-on nitty-gritty -- and Hilary Farr's mega rug launch with Kaleen falls into the latter category.


  • 11252019 Retail Insights: Margie O'Krent Talks Rugs at O'Krent Abbey Flooring Center in San Antonio
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: MARGIE O'KRENT TALKS RUGS AT O'KRENT ABBEY FLOORING CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO 
    Margie O'Krent,VP, and husband Sam O'Krent, president, at their namesake flooring center, which sells programmed and custom rugs, broadloom and hard surface flooring. 

    SAN ANTONIO -- O'Krent's Abbey Flooring Center in San Antonio has been selling rugs for more than 100 years, and remains committed to the category at its 34,000 square foot showroom - the largest retail floor covering store in Texas.


     
  • 11272019 Nourison's Calvin Klein Rug Relaunch Reflects Iconic Style that Resonates with Perceived Value
    NOURISON'S CALVIN KLEIN AREA RUG RELAUNCH REFLECTS ICONIC STYLE THAT RESONATES WITH PERCEIVED VALUE


    Julie Rosenblum and Alex Peykar of Nourison introduce VIP retailers to new Calvin Klein area rug collections at a High Point Market relaunch event.  Riverstone, right, was a top seller.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nourison rolled out three new Calvin Klein licensed collections which signify the iconic brand's return to its elegant minimalist roots at a relaunch event for VIP retailers at the fall 2019 High Point Market.


  • 11282019 NOW Carpets' Outdoor Rug Recognized By BDNY for Product Design
    NOW CARPETS' OUTDOOR RUG HONORED BY BDNY FOR PRODUCT DESIGN
     
    The indoor-outdoor Palma collection by Spanish rug design studio NOW Carpets is a flooring winner illustrating the hospitality market's appetite for function, aesthetics and innovation. 

    NEW YORK -- At the hospitality design-focused BDNY held earlier this month, flooring products from Trinity Surfaces, Florim, and NOW Carpets were recognized for function and aesthetics and innovation.
     

     
















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