Animal motif rugs, once a sleepy niche in the industry, have been quietly experiencing a resurgence in interest--that is, until Domotex 2016. At the European show, animal designs, ranging from lifelike tigers to abstracted snow leopards made a loud roar as designers rediscovered this call of the wild.
NEW SEMINAR ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET
High Point, NC -- International Market Centers (IMC) brings a new series of original design and trend-focused programming to High Point this April. Spring Market, which runs from April 16-20, will offer attendees a strong lineup of quality seminars providing opportunities to learn from and connect with many of the industry's leading designers and get ahead of the curve on industry trends.
ROBIN GRAY TO UNVEIL 2016 DESIGNS AT THE RUG SHOW IN L.A.
As an architect, Robin Gray is partial to graphic black and white rugs like Ole (left) and Corrugated from her new collections. "I'd do everything in black and white if I thought I could sell it," she says.
SANTA FE--Robin Gray Design will exhibit for the first time at The Rug Show in L.A., where the Santa Fe-based Gray will officially launch two 2016 rug collections. Represented at select showrooms in the U.S., the rug designer and architect told RugNews.com her goal at the exhibition is to attract new showrooms.
FEIZY RUGS DEBUTS HAUTE TRENDS COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs will debut their custom-created Haute Trends Collection at High Point Market April 17th at a champagne brunch, where market attendees can meet the designers and see their creations.
SURFACES (TISE) 2016 RESULTS SHOW INDUSTRY LOOKS STRONG
DALLAS -- Informa Exhibitions reports significant attendee growth at The International Surface Event 2016: SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo, a signal to the industry that positive growth is in store for 2016-2017.
THE AFGHAN RUG PROJECT: EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH EVERY KNOT
This village weaver is one of more than 300 women who are gaining social and economic empowerment through The Afghan Rug Project, a program to celebrate on International Women's Day, Mar. 8, 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As women across the globe rally in support of International Women's Day on Tuesday, Mar. 8, James Opie has announced expansion plans for his eight-year-old Afghan Rug Project -- a program designed to socially and economically empower women weavers in Afghanistan.
NAKTA DESIGNS INTRODUCES U.S. TO SHYRDAK RUGS FROM KYRGYZSTAN PROVIDING WORK FOR WOMEN ARTISANS
Aliya Rakhman, Kairat Kasymaliev (center) and Mailande Moran, co-founders of Nakta Designs are intent on preserving the craft of shyrdak rug making to support the elderly women in Kyrgyzstan. who keep the art alive.
NEW YORK--As the world celebrates International Women's Day, it behooves us to stop and consider how the creation of rugs has allowed the skills and talents of women to define the core elements of cultures across the globe for millennia.
WOVEN LEGENDS' NESLIHAN JEVREMOVIC OFFERS SYRIAN WOMEN HOPE, ONE RUG AT A TIME
Woven Legends' founder Neslihan Jevremovic (left), her niece, and a Turkish weaving instructor visit a Syrian weaver at her tent at Turkey's Adiyaman camp. Jevremovic brings hope to refugees through her Anka (Phoenix) Project, which teaches rug weaving to young women.
It is easy to be touched by headlines about the current Syrian refugee crisis, but few people have the courage to act on that concern. Neslihan Jevremovic is among that few. Since 2011, her visionary Anka Project has trained young Syrian women in Turkish refugee camps to become skilled weavers of Woven Legends rugs, providing hope and dignity to hundreds without permanent shelter, jobs or dreams of a future.
DOMOTEX 2016: A WHO'S WHO OF THE RUG INDUSTRY SEEKING EXCLUSIVITY AND TRENDS
Celebrating Wool & Silk's award for Best Modern Collection at Domotex are (from left to right) Sarkis Tatosian of Oscar Isberian Rugs, Erbil Tezcan of Wool and Silk, Sertac Cakim of Landry & Arcari and Mesrop Darian of Oscar Isberian. "Erbil has a great eye, and his company is a pleasure to work with," Tatosian told RugNews.com
HANNOVER, Germany -- While other industries give lip service to globalization, the rug business has always been a truly international amalgam of producers, importers, dealers and retailers, whether large conglomerates or boutique entrepreneurial studios.
Today, in honor of International Women's Day, RugNews.com celebrates women weavers in marginalized communities and the importers who support them. Scroll down for exclusive features on how three companies--Woven Legends, Nakta Designs and James Opie Collection--are doing their part through social enterprise.
NEW YORK -- Indigo blue is the color on buyers' minds as they head to Manhattan for New York Home Fashions Market, and rug companies will be making a strong statement with what was dubbed the new "it" color at this winter's European design shows.
Making a bold move to abstract art for the floor, Couristan introduces the new face-to-face Wilton woven Spectrum collection at this week's New York Home Fashions Market.
NEW YORK -- Couristan, which showed last September for the first time at New York Home Fashions Market, makes its appearance at the spring 2016 edition at 230 Fifth Ave., Suite 1818, with the launch of two new collections, Solace and Spectrum.
MOMENI ANNOUNCES THREE NEW COLLECTIONS DURING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
The new Illusions collection by Momeni is crafted with a hand-tufted wool base with digitally printed designs inspired by nature and subtle reinterpretations of abstract art.
CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Previewing several of its new designs for the upcoming High Point Market, Momeni's New York Home Fashions Market appointments will see a fashion-forward approach to color and design in three new collections: Cielo, Illusions and Monterey.
DYNAMIC RUGS ROLLS OUT FRESH DESIGNS, INNOVATIVE BLENDS AT NEW YORK MARKET
A contemporary abstract design from Dynamic Rugs' Fusion collection will be presented at this week's March 2016 New York Home Fashions Market.
NEW YORK -- Dynamic Rugs expands its offering of fresh contemporary styles at the New York Home Fashions Market this week with the addition of fits latest collections: Essence, Fusion, Quartz and Mehari, all machine-made in Turkey.
SMITHSONIAN'S SACKLER GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURES WOOL & SILK'S AFGHAN RUGS
A new Smithsonian exhibition explores the next generation of Afghani craftsmanship and rug designer Erbil Tezcan, founder of Wool & Silk Rugs, represents the show's Carpet Workshop with a selection of regional rugs.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Erbil Tezcan, award-winning U.S. rug designer and founder of Wool & Silk Rugs, was asked to participate in a just-opened exhibit called Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery.
NOURISON EXHIBITS AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW; TAPS TYLER WISLER TO CREATE INSTALLATION AT DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN
HGTV Design Star Tyler Wisler will use this colorful Prismatic Collection rug from Nourison to create the company's Underwater Fantasy installation at DIFFA's Dining by Design 2016.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison appears at the Architectural Digest Design Show opening today with an exhibit at Booth 419, and simultaneously announces its participation at DIFFA Dining by Design 2016 with an installation featuring Nourison area rugs designed by HGTV Design Star Tyler Wisler.
OVERSTOCK.COM AND ANDY HILFIGER ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP; WILL EXPAND ANDREW CHARLES BRAND TO HOME GOODS, FINE JEWELRY
SALT LAKE CITY -- Online retailer Overstock.com, Inc. announces an exclusive partnership with New York City based fashion company Andrew Charles, founded by Andy Hilfiger. The Andrew Charles brand will expand product categories to include home goods and fine jewelry, available only on Overstock.com.
RevitaRUGS INTRODUCES NEW ANTI-ALLERGY BREAKTHROUGH AT AD SHOW
Hamid Zarei and his daughter Pardis demonstrate their latest anti-allergy, anti-microbial and anti-dust mite innovations at the Architectural Digest Design Show.
NEW YORK--RevitaRUGS debuted an innovative anti-microbial, anti-allergy and anti-dust mite technology to design aficionados at the Architectural Digest Design Show, held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City from March 17-20, 2016.
SURYA TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Surya principals, Satya Tiwari, president (left), and founder Surya Tiwari pose in the warehouse at Surya's new 1 million square-foot facility in Cartersville, Ga. Surya celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2016.
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Marking four decades in the home furnishings industry, Surya is proud to announce the celebration of its 40th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the company will hold a series of events, contests and promotions throughout the year.
WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES "NATURAL BEAUTY" SPRING 2016 SALES EVENT
The spring Natural Beauty sales event is organized by Wools of New Zealand for its Premier Partners, a group of luxury showrooms across the U.S. offering New Zealand brand carpets and rugs.
MARIETTA, GA -- The Natural Beauty of wool is the message Wools of New Zealand Premier Partners will be conveying to consumers in the spring sales event on Wools of New Zealand brand carpets and rugs scheduled to run from Apr. 15-May 31, 2016.
NATCO DETAILS PLANS FOR NEW TRISHA YEARWOOD RUG PROGRAM
Country music singer and cooking show host Trisha Yearwood will launch a licensed rug collection with Natco at the upcoming High Point Market. The rugs will be cross-merchandised with her Klaussner furniture collection.
NEW YORK -- Natco Home Group, the parent company of rug brand Central Oriental has detailed plans for its rug collaboration with country music singer, TV personality and cooking show host Trisha Yearwood.
ALIX PERRACHON'S SEMINAR ON "THE PERFECT RUG" DRAWS 200 AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW
Moderator and author Alix Perrachon (left), with Carol Flanagan, Raji Radhakrishnan and Robert Passal, the designer panelists selected by the New York Times for The Perfect Rug seminar, address an audience of over 200 at the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show.
NEW YORK -- Alix G. Perrachon, author of The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors drew a crowd of 200 attendees at last week's 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show seminar, entitled "The Perfect Rug: What You Need to Know to Select the Rug of Your Dreams."
KALEEN ANNOUNCES NEW HOME CATALOG AND FIRST INDOOR-OUTDOOR CATALOG
Kaleen releases its 600-page 2016 Home catalog for rugs and broadloom (left) and for the first time publishes a separate catalog devoted exclusively to the company's diverse and expansive range of indoor-outdoor rug collections.
Dalton, GA -- Kaleen announces announce the release of two new catalogs for 2016: a home catalog and a 2016 indoor-outdoor catalog.
NOURISON'S 'UNDERWATER FANTASY' ROOM MAKES A SPLASH AT DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN
Checking out the Nourison Underwater Fantasy dining room created by designer Tyler Wisler (left) is Jonathan Peykar of Nourison, a gold sponsor of this year's DIFFA's Dining by Design.
NEW YORK -- Creativity reigns at the annual DIFFA Dining by Design gala, held this year at Pier 92 on Mar.21, 2016. And making a dramatic splash amid a sea of 33 spectacular and whimsical dining rooms created for the charity event was Nourison's 'Underwater Fantasy' set by HGTV Design Star Tyler Wisler.
WOVEN CONCEPTS WINS 'BEST IN FLOORING' AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW
Behrooz Hakimian receives IFDA's Best in Flooring award from Nancy Fire, design director of HGTV and the judge for this year's flooring category at the Architectural Digest Design Show. Behind them is one of Woven Concepts' winning Odyssey collection rugs.
NEW YORK -- Luxury rug maker Woven Concepts of Great Neck, N.Y. was honored with the distinction of 'Best in Flooring' at the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show.
ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL GIFT AND HOME FURNISHINGS MARKET WILL PREMIERE TWO NEW JURIED CATEGORIES IN JULY
ATLANTA -- The launch of two new juried categories, Antiques and Decor - Light and Lifestyles, together with product premieres and new merchandise resources in new and newly expanded showrooms will power summer 2016 wholesale buying and selling when The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market open for big business Tuesday, July 12 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
CAPEL RUGS INTROS NEW WILLIAMSBURG DESIGNS AND FRESH COLORWAYS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Williamsburg collection fans will see two new Capel collections at High Point Market, and new fashion colorways for the Filigree damask rug, shown here in the running-line "trend meets tradition" shade of Persimmon.
Troy, N.C. -- To provide retailers with the fresh products they need to spark new business in the spring and summer selling seasons, Capel Rugs is introducing a range of fashionable new designs packed with style, quality and value at High Point Market, Apr. 16 to Apr. 20, 2016.
SURYA TO PRESENT TALK WITH DESIGNER EMMA GARDNER AND COLORMIX 2016 AT HIGH POINT MARKET
In addition to hosting a 40th Anniversary party at High Point Market, Surya will also present talks by designer Emma Gardner (left) and Colormix 2016 color stories during the show.
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Surya will host several educational and social events during High Point Market, beginning with a showroom discussion with the company's licensing partner, designer Emma Gardner, on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
LOLOI TO LAUNCH MAGNOLIA HOME BY JOANNA GAINES COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
At High Point Market, Loloi will unveil its first rug collections, pillows and throws from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. The company's newest licensing partner, Gaines is an interior designer and hosts the highly successful HGTV show, Fixer Upper.
DALLAS -- Loloi will unveil its first designs in a new licensing partnership with renowned designer and HGTV personality Joanna Gaines at High Point Market.
MET MUSEUM OF ART STORE TO SELL FIRST RUGS MADE EXPRESSLY FOR AN EXHIBITION
Q&A with Classic Rug's Barbara Barran on Seljuq-Inspired Rugs
Inspiration to reality: an ancient Seljuq vase on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming Court and Cosmos exhibition, shown here with a detail of the exclusive Mina'i Zigzag Rug inspired by its elaborate motif.
NEW YORK -- When the landmark exhibition Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 27, 2016, the newly revamped Museum Store will be offering its first-ever rugs keyed to and made exclusively to commemorate an exhibition.
TAYSE UNVEILS NEW YORK SHOWROOM; PREMIERES FIRST HIGH-DEF PRINTED RUGS
A painterly over-scale floral rug from Tayse's new nylon Expressions collection is printed with the company's proprietary high definition printing technology which allows unlimited color and design possibilities and fine line detail.
New York -- At the New York Home Fashions Market earlier this month, Tayse Rugs welcomed buyers to its first permanent showroom in Manhattan at the landmark Textile Building at 295 5th Ave.
BED FASHIONS BRAND VCNY ENTERS THE RUG CATEGORY TARGETING MILLENNIALS
Owner Toby Cohen steps out of a NY market week meeting to pose for a photo with VCNY's e-commerce category director Fergul Kuzucuoglu in front of the company's new 40-design rug collection.
NEW YORK -- Rebranded VCNY in late 2015, the bed fashions company formerly known as Victoria Classics launched its first full rug collectionat the March 2016 New York Home Fashions Market, with 40 designs, all machine made in Turkey of heat-set polypropylene.
The new hand-hooked Harbor collection rug called Ocean is featured on the cover of the first indoor-outdoor catalog produced by Kas Rugs exclusively devoted to the growing category.
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Kas Rugs has released a new indoor-outdoor rug catalog in time for the upcoming April 2016 High Point Market to showcase the company's focus on the fast-growing indoor-outdoor lifestyle market.
THE RUG MARKET AMERICA KICKS OFF 30th ANNIVERSARY AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Fracture Brights, a new wool and silk rug will be introduced at the spring High Point Market, as The Rug Market America celebrates its 30th anniversary.
LOS ANGELES -- The Rug Market America, designer and manufacturer of contemporary, youth and resort rug collections, announces the kickoff of its 30th anniversary year celebration during the spring 2016 High Point Market.
ZOLLANVARI PRESENTS IRANIAN DESIGNS FOR 1ST TIME SINCE 2010 EMBARGO
Zollanvari will re-introduce L.A. show buyers to its contemporary rendition of traditional Gabbehs. Shown, Crazy Quilt in red, blue and orange.
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Zollanvari plans to present its Iranian-made rugs to U.S. audiences at the upcoming Rug Show in L.A. for the first time since U.S. sanctions against that nation went into effect more six years ago, Sanjay Purohit, CEO of Zollanvari Ltd., told RugNews.com.
NEW YORK -- Rug makers were upbeat at New York Home Fashions Market earlier this month, and pleased with appointments at an event that has morphed over the years into a venue for customized and container programs prepared for the nation's largest retailers, whether big box, discounters or key players in internet sales.
RUG TEXTURE: THE NEW FRONTIER 5 Minutes with Ayka Design's Michelle Evans
Designer Michelle Evans creates a unique art form in Avenues, a three-dimensional rug using new techniques with 100 percent handspun silk in Tibetan knotting for an abstract interpretation of an aerial street map.
LOS ANGELES -- Designer rugs on view at The Rug Show in L.A. this week will further explore the texture trend, which at winter shows in Europe had already showed signs of becoming a movement, if not an art form.
RUGNEWS.COM PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE RUGS OF AD DESIGN SHOW
The Architectural Digest Design Show is attracting more rug vendors with each edition, and above a Madeline Weinrib Lilac Otto flatweave rug graces the Benjamin Moore booth, illustrating the paint company's colors of the year.
NEW YORK -- The 15th annual Architectural Digest Design Show offers visitors a look at the latest design from 400 brands ranging from the ultra luxe to hip crafters and the rug category does not disapoint.
NAZMIYAL TEAMS UP WITH BONHAMS FOR PREMIERE RUG AUCTION
A wool tapestry rug titled Amerind Landscape by 20th-century pop artist Roy Lichtenstein features the artist's graphic style and emphasis on primary colors.
NEW YORK -- Nazmiyal Collection, a top source of antique decorative rugs, is partnering with Bonhams New York auction house for the first time, offering up a noteworthy collection of 167 antique and vintage rugs for auction.