NEW YORK -- The rug industry was one of the early adopters of licensed products, and the growth of "name-brand" rugs will probably continue to become even more important, according to results of a recent global survey conducted by The Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA).
New York International Carpet Show Celebrates its 10th Anniversary September 7-9, 2014. Since its first event 10 years ago, the New York International Carpet Show has grown steadily and redefined the trade show experience for vendors and buyers of high-end handmade carpets in a radically changing marketplace.
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INTERTEXILE SHANGHAI HOME TEXTILES SPRING EDITION POSTPONED UNTIL 2015
SHANGHAI, CHINA – The organizers of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, which was to take place in March 3 to 5, 2014, have announced that the fair will be postponed until 2015, according to Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
DOMOTEX GAZIANTEP 2014 TURKISH FAIR MAY 26 TO 29 FEATURES MACHINE MADE RUGS
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY – Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A.Ş., the Turkish subsidiary of Deutsche Messe based in Hannover, Germany, has launched a new trade fair here dedicated to machine-made carpets. The new Domotex Gaziantep Machine-Made Carpet Fair will be held at the Gaziantep Ortadoğu Fair Center venue from May 26 to 29, 2014. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase products in approximately 29,000 square meters (312,153 sq. ft.) of space.
HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Seminar Series, presented by International Market Centers, will take place Saturday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 8 and will feature top design personalities, trend setters and brand influencers discussing the next big things in design, brand building and industry standards.
TWITTER CHAT PREVIEWING PRODUCTS FROM HIGH POINT SET FOR MARCH 12
HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority (@hpmarketnews) and collaborative community Decor Mentor (@decormentor) are once again co-hosting a global Twitter Chat at 6:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 12. The Chat will preview new products for the upcoming Spring High Point Market which takes place on April 5 to 10.
SURYA TO DEBUT BEDDING LINE AT SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET
CALHOUN, GA – Surya will unveil a new bedding line at the company’s flagship showroom, Showplace 4100, during the Spring 2014 High Point Market, April 5 to 10. The new line has been designed to coordinate with Surya’s rugs, pillows and other accessories, according to Satya Tiwari, president.
DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR WITH NEARLY 1.5 MILLION SQ. FT. TO TAKE PLACE MARCH 25 TO 27
SHANGHAI, CHINA – The 16th annual Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will take place March 25 to 27, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center here. Exhibition space is nearly fully booked, according to David Zhong, president of the show managing company VNU Exhibitions Asia.
CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR 7 W NEW YORK FOR 2014; FOUR RUG SHOWROOMS REMAIN
NEW YORK -- As the 7 W New York Building is transformed into office space, the building will retain three floors of showrooms in the gift, textile, tabletop, and fashion accessories markets in 2014, according to building management. The remaining rug showrooms will include Hellenic Rug Imports Canada (C-113); Orian Rugs (307), Rizzy Home (319) and Surya Rugs (419)
CALHOUN, GA –Surya has announced its support of the Veteran Pain Program, an initiative of Minnesota-based BFW Charities that provides medical grants to military veterans to help them access the treatment necessary to relieve chronic pain and move on to lead productive lives. Through a financial contribution to the program’s “Helping 100 Veterans in 100 Days” initiative, Surya will enable three veterans to receive therapeutic treatment for three months, according to Satya Tiwari, president, Surya.
Candice Wheeler was the first winner of a Safavieh rug at the House Beautiful Rug Race and Chair Chase. "I just moved to a new apartment and really needed a rug," she said. The scavenger hunt location was Lincoln Center in New York City.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY--Safavieh furnished 11 rugs and a designer wing chair for the fifth annual House Beautiful 2014 Chair Chase held in New York City on March 14. This year’s scavenger hunt included a Rug Race for the first time, with Safavieh hemp and jute rugs awarded at each of the event’s nine secret locations from Lincoln Center to Soho. Sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council, all rugs and the 20 chairs awarded to lwinners were eco-friendly “green” designs produced by SFC members.
NOURISON TO DONATE CARPET TO KIPS BAY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Nourison's donated carpet designed by Linda Jacobs.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has donated a special custom carpet made for the entrance of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The carpet will first be on display in the front entrance of the Show from March 20 to 23, at Pier 54 in New York City.
SAFAVIEH CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF INNOVATION COMBINED WITH COMMITMENT TO RUG MAKER'S ART
Celebrating a Century of Style: the five Yaraghi brothers who own and operate Safavieh, (left to right standing): Michael, Darius and Arash; seated are Cyrus and Ahmad.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY -- The celebration of Safavieh's Centennial year represents an extreme rarity in the business world. Not only has it survived for a hundred years, it has prospered and changed and become a model for other family-owned home fashion businesses.
JAIPUR AWARDED NASSCOM SOCIAL INNOVATION HONORS 2014
ATLANTA – Jaipur Rugs was awarded the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honors 2014 which celebrates the spirit of innovation and technology for social good. The award was conferred under the ‘ICT led Social Innovation by a Corporate’ (Responsible Business) category.