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2015 MAY

  • 05042015 Guide to Nepal Charities

    HELP NEPAL: GUIDE TO RUG
    INDUSTRY RELIEF EFFORTS


    The rug industry has reacted swiftly in response to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25.  In response to readers' requests, RugNews.com has compiled a guide to charitable organizations recommended by rug vendors and retailers who have rallied to help weavers directly affected and, in fact, all those in need in Nepal.


     

  • 05072015 ORRA Unveils New Name, Logo and Website

    ORRA UNVEILS NEW NAME, LOGO AND WEBSITE


    ORRA president Rob Leahy
    of Fine Rugs of Charleston
     took office in January 2015

    ORRA, a not for profit company supporting handmade rug retailers, has completed a brand identity makeover resulting in a new logo, and tagline ("A Rug Education Association") that represents the organization's evolving mission more accurately.  ORRA president, Rob Leahy of Fine Rugs of Charleston, has also announced the May 6, 2015 launch of the association's new website, which will soon be formatted in responsive design for mobile devices, tablets and laptops. The association has also refreshed its Certified Rug Appraiser program.


  • 05082015 Container Ports Normailzing After Surge to Clear BackLog

    CONTAINER PORTS NORMALIZING 
    AFTER SURGE TO CLEAR BACKLOG

    WASHINGTON - Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is returning to normal levels as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.


Markets
  • 05062015 Best of High Point Market

    The country's top rug companies helped set the tenor of interior design for fall and winter at last month's spring edition of High Point Market.  In their reports of best-sellers to RugNews.com, we found looks that have become enduring must-haves in any retail lineup, among them blue and grey color stories and distressed, vintage finishes.  Emerging trends are the revival of Persian designs, albeit in refreshing palettes and new pattern extrapolations. Also on the rise are jewel-toned rugs, and special effect rugs inspired by nature, astronomy, and digital art.


     

  • 05072015 Americasmart Atlanta Shows Attract Growing National Designer Audience

    AMERICASMART ATLANTA SHOWS ATTRACT GROWING NATIONAL DESIGNER AUDIENCE

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta's rapidly expanding presence within the national design community is introducing growing numbers of designers and specifiers to the market's expansive design-driven product mix in both its principal shows and open-daily operations, according to Mark Furlet, senior vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart's Home, Rug and Holiday & Floral/Home Decor collections. 



     
  • 05072015 Nourison to Exhibit at ICFF 2015

    NOURISON TO EXHIBIT AT ICFF 2015


    At ICFF, Nourison will show this flowing mosaic design from the Twilight collection of wool and Luxcelle 2.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, May 16 to 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The company will show at booth #2252, highlighting its new Twilight and Nightfall area rug collections and Manhattan and Stardust broadloom styles. 


  • 05112015 Rug Exhibitors Eye Latin Markets as Maison and Objet Debuts in Miami

    MIAMI - When Maison & Objet Americas makes its official debut this week, a handful of American-based rug companies will be among an elite group of 300 hand-picked home furnishings and interior design exhibitors from 24 countries. The inaugural show will run May 12 to 15 at the Convention Center in Miami while the original show in Paris celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.


  • 05142015 ABC Carpet & Home's Weinrib Creates Rug Installation at NYC Collective Design Fair

    ABC CARPET & HOME'S WEINRIB CREATES RUG INSTALLATION AT NYC'S COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR


    Rugs and fabrics from Madeline Weinrib's new Sand collection debut in her Collective Feature installation at this week' Collective Design Fair.

    NEW YORK - Textile designer Madeline Weinrib, the granddaughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder Max Weinrib, today unveiled her first installation at the artfully curated Collective Design Fair which runs from May 13 to 17 during NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official citywide celebration of design.


     

  • 05142015 Sacha Walckhoff of Christian Lacroix Talks Rug Design

    RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
    SACHA WALCKHOFF OF CHRISTIAN LACROIX TALKS RUG DESIGN


    The Christian Lacroix Jewels Garden rug makes its US debut at the new Moooi showroom opening in Manhattan today.

    PARIS - The grey area between art and design is obliterated in the new rug collection by Moooi, and nowhere is that more evident than in the signature rug designed for the envelope-pushing Dutch brand than the Jewels Garden rug by Sacha Walckhoff,  designer and creative director of trend setting fashion lifestyle house Christian Lacroix.


  • 05142015 Tibetano Debuts New Licensed Rug Designs from Artistic Tile

    TIBETANO DEBUTS NEW LICENSED
    RUG DESIGNS FROM ARTISTIC TILE


    A wool and silk Foliage rug is Tibetano's interpretation of Artistic Tile's stained glass mosaic bearing the same name.

    NEW YORK - Tibetano Carpets will unveil the first licensed rugs featuring proprietary  patterns from Artistic Tile, a high-end tile and stone company, at this week's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Tibetano will exhibit May 16 to 19 at ICFF booth #2240 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.   


  • 05152015 ICFF Rugs Fashion and Luxury Steal the Show

    NEW YORK - New York's 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair is garnering the attention of more rug players with each passing year. And, the 2015 edition will witness a doubling of participants who categorize themselves as rug manufacturers. ICFF freshman include established US brands such as Nourison, Pasargad and Safavieh, European entrants such as cc-Tapis, Brooklyn based design studios such as Aelfie, and industry newcomers like Namo Rugs.


     

  • 05182015 Capel Rugs Awards $10,000 in Jewelry to Jensen Furniture

    CAPEL RUGS AWARDS $10,000
    IN JEWELRY TO JENSEN FURNITURE


    Founded in 1956, Jensen Furniture is a full-line, family-owned retailer serving Northwest Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.

    TROY, NC - Sonja Jensen, co-owner and office manager of Jensen Furniture in Luck, WI., will receive $10,000 in jewelry as the winner of Capel Rugs' "Appointments Come with Benefits" promotion held during the April High Point Market.


  • 05182015 Lindstrom Rugs Wins ICFF Editor's Choice Award

    BREAKING NEWS:
    LINDSTROM RUGS WINS ICFF EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD


    Eric Lindstrom stands before his Ink Blot rug, an attention grabber at ICFF.

    NEW YORK - The annual ICFF Editor's Choice Award winners have been announced in 11 categories, and the winner in the carpet and flooring category (which includes area rugs) is five-year-old California-based boutique rug maker Lindstrom Rugs.  "The show has been amazing for us.  And even more so to be recognized with this award," said owner Eric Lindstrom who designed the Ink Blot rug and others at ICFF.


  • 05182015 Nourison Rugs Premiere at ICFF and Collective Design Shows

    NOURISON RUGS PREMIERE AT ICFF AND COLLECTIVE DESIGN SHOWS


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    Shining lights of Nourison's exhibit were the luminous rugs at left (from top, Silk Shadows, Twilight and City Chic) and glistening Mina Victory pillows.

    NEW YORK - In addition to presenting rugs, broadloom and decorative pillows as a first-time exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 16 to 19) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Nourison got double exposure during New York Design Week at the Calvin Klein Home-sponsored VIP lounge at the Collective Design Fair held May 13 to 17 at Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo. At Collective Design, rugs produced in a licensing program with Calvin Klein Home were used to anchor conversation seating groups, as shown as a sneak preview to a scheduled trade launch in October 2015.


  • 05192015 Safavieh Spotlights Dream Mattresses at ICFF

    SAFAVIEH SPOTLIGHTS DREAM MATTRESSES AT ICFF


    Testing out a Dream Mattress at ICFF are Safavieh's Tiffany Yaraghi (left) with One Kings Lane's Rachael Quigley, buyer, Robyn A Hing, associate buyer, and Bevin Landry, event production assistant.

    NEW YORK - Designers and architects visiting the Safavieh booth during its inaugural exhibit at the international Contemporary Home Furnishings Fair (May 16 to 19) were intrigued by the company's new Dream Mattress collection, according to Jonathan Yaraghi, head of Safavieh's wholesale furniture group.


  • 05202015 Domotex 2016 on Target for Success and Growth

    DOMOTEX 2016 ON TARGET
    FOR SUCCESS AND GROWTH
     

    HANNOVER - With 80 percent of the show's space already booked, organizers are predicting a highly successful DOMOTEX 2016 (January 16 to 19) in Hannover, Germany. "DOMOTEX 2016 will be a strong, international and innovative event. All indicators reveal a very favorable trend," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, a member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe, the organizer of DOMOTEX.
     

     
  • 05202015 Top Names Take Space at AMC for July Market

    TOP NAMES TAKE SPACE AT AMERICASMART FOR JULY MARKET

    ATLANTA - Demand for space at AmericasMart Atlanta continues to grow with top home, gift and rug manufacturers and sales organizations securing new and newly expanded showrooms in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14.


  • 05262015 AmericasMart Adding New Collections to Summer Market

    AMERICASMART ADDING NEW COLLECTIONS TO SUMMER MARKET

     

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta continues its long-standing global gift industry leadership with a refreshed and energized Marketplace full of cutting-edge and classic merchandise, and enhanced by new product destinations premiering at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14, 2015.


  • 05272015 A Rug Rendezvous: Maison & Objet Americas

    MIAMI - It was a rendezvous to remember: a melting pot of exhibitors, designers, architects and retail buyers from around the world at the first-ever Maison & Objet Americas, held May 12 to 15, 2015 at the Miami Convention Center.  The rug category was well represented, with seven U.S.-based rug companies exhibiting, and another 10-plus from Italy, France, Finland, Turkey, Belgium and more.  Rugs were also prominently featured in a majority of furniture booths - which happened to be European and inclined to present lifestyle room sets rather than stacks of products.


  • 05312015 Ariana and notNeutral Exhibit Rugs at Dwell on Design LA

    ARIANA AND NOTNEUTRAL EXHIBIT RUGS AT DWELL ON DESIGN IN L.A.


    Shown at Dwell on Design: the Traditional collection in contemporary colors by Ariana.

    LOS ANGELES - At the annual Dwell on Design LA event held May 29 to 31, 2105 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, two exhibitors showed area rugs amid a preponderance of upscale building supply companies offering everything from custom windows and doors to LED lighting and hard surface wood, tile and natural stone floor coverings.  Over 32,000 designers, architects and consumers were expected to attend the three-day event.


  • 05312015 Ashwell Headlines Vintage Collections at June Dallas Market

    ASHWELL HEADLINES VINTAGE COLLECTIONS AT JUNE DALLAS MARKET


    Rachel Ashwell

    DALLAS - Dallas Market Center announces that founder of the iconic Shabby Chic brand, Rachel Ashwell, will headline with an appearance to support the vintage marketplace and experience at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 24 to 30, 2015. Ashwell will deliver a market-wide presentation on June 25 at noon in the World Trade Center Hall of Nations followed by a book signing in the Charles Ray showroom (WTC 9002). Ashwell will also participate in a Q&A session at 3 p.m. the same day in Market Hall.


  • 05312015 Dwell on Design Event Acquired by Surfaces Show Owner, Informa

    DWELL ON DESIGN EVENT ACQUIRED BY 
    SURFACES SHOW OWNER, INFORMA

    DALLAS, TX - As  Dwell on Design LA opened at the Los Angeles Convention Center today, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and Dwell Media announced that Dwell on Design, an asset of Dwell Media, LLC with shows in New York and Los Angeles, will now be owned by UK-based Informa and run by Informa Exhibitions U.S. 
     

     
People
  • 05062015 Tiwari Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Finalist


    Satya Tiwari

    TIWARI NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2015 FINALIST

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya President Satya Tiwari has been selected as a finalist in the Family Business Category for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Southeast region, marking the second consecutive year that he has been recognized with this prestigious honor.


  • 05272015 Top Designers to Honor Portman at July Market


    John Portman

    TOP DESIGNERS TO HONOR PORTMAN AT JULY MARKET

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart celebrates the unique aesthetic of its Chairman and founder, famed architect and developer John C. Portman, Jr., with a design exhibition and party in honor of his signature paint color, Portman White SW-PW240, during The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this July. The color, available by request at all Sherwin-Williams stores, is a simple white with two dashes of red.


  • 05312015 Dwell on Design Honors GoodWeave with Inaugural Nice Modernist Award


    Nina Smith

    DWELL ON DESIGN HONORS GOODWEAVE WITH INAUGURAL NICE MODERNIST AWARD

    LOS ANGELES - GoodWeave's founding Executive Director, Nina Smith, was recognized with the inaugural Dwell on Design "Nice Modernist Award" on Saturday, May 30, 2015 during the three-day design event's Design Awards ceremony. Dwell Media's president Michela O'Connor Abrams presented the award, and a special screening of the GoodWeave film short, "Stand with Sanju."


Retailers
  • 05142015 Moooi Debuts Designer Rug at First NY Store

    NEW YORK - Design visionary Marcel Wanders, co-founder and art director of Dutch home furnishings furniture and accessories brand Moooi, is in New York this week for the grand opening on May 15th of Moooi's first U.S. showroom at 36 East 31 Street.  The opening also serves as the U.S. premiere of the first carpets produced and marketed by Moooi Carpets, a new company.


Vendors
  • 05012015 Capel Awards Biltmore Gift Basket to FL Retail Exec

    CAPEL RUGS AWARDS BILTMORE GIFT BASKET TO FLORIDA RETAIL EXEC


    Biltmore rug displays, intros and a gift basket raffle generated brisk activity at Capel's showroom during spring High Point Market.

    TROY, NC - In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Biltmore licensing program, Capel Rugs awarded a Biltmore gift basket in a retailer raffle conducted during last month's High Point Market.


  • 05022015 Capel Donates to Nepal Earthquake Relief

    CAPEL RUGS DONATES TO 
    NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
     

    TROY, NC - Capel Rugs has made a donation to the Oriental Rug Importers Association's (ORIA) Charitable Fund to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.


  • 05062015 Stark Creates Multi-Pronged Aid Effort for Nepal's Quake Victims

    STARK CREATES MULTI-PRONGED AID EFFORT
    FOR NEPAL'S QUAKE VICTIMS

    NEW YORK - Stark, which has done business in Nepal for more than five decades, is putting together a comprehensive and multi-pronged effort to provide continued relief to those affected in the Nepal region by the catastrophic April 25th earthquake. In addition to combined efforts with clients and vendors, they have started providing aid by donating close to $20,000 to Machik's ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood and the American Red Cross.


  • 05192015 Surya Selected as Georgia Fast 40 Honoree

    SURYA SELECTED AS 
    GEORGIA FAST 40 HONOREE

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya has been named to the 2015 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.
     

     
  • 05212015 Mohawk to Invest $8 Million in Karastan Facility Upgrades

    MOHAWK TO INVEST $8 MILLION IN KARASTAN FACILITY UPGRADES


    Karastan Senior Vice President Bill Storey and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla announce facility production expansion in Eden, NC.

    EDEN, NC - As part of the company's ongoing efforts to bring added value to customers through high-quality products and service, Mohawk Industries has announced an $8M investment in its Eden, North Carolina weaving plant. Almost 90 years after the first Karastan rug was produced at the facility, Mohawk is reinvigorating the location with investments in technology, equipment, infrastructure and new jobs that will make Eden a center of excellence in weaving across all of the Karastan brand's business segments - including the residential, rug and commercial divisions - as well as producing woven collections for select specialized channels.


  • 05222015 Feizy Announces NorthEast Consolidated Shipping Program

    FEIZY ANNOUNCES NORTHEAST 
    CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING PROGRAM

    DALLAS - Feizy Rugs has created a consolidated shipping program which enables clients shipping to the northeastern region of the U.S. to ship product at a significant savings compared to the company's direct ship program.  The program was designed to ensure affordable shipping costs across the country, providing local rates with shipping costs that should never exceed 12% of cost of goods purchased.
     

     
















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