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2020 JANUARY

  • 01062020 Couristan Sets Bar High For 2020, Expects Increases In Rugs & Broadloom
    COURISTAN SETS BAR HIGH FOR 2020,  ATTRIBUTES ONE-TWO PUNCH OF RUGS AND BROADLOOM

    A pioneer in indoor-outdoor rugs and broadloom, Couristan names the Monaco collection's Coastal Floral flatweave one of its 2019 top sellers. 

    LAS VEGAS -- Heading to winter markets, Couristan anticipates 2020 will be a strong year, building on growth in both its area rug and broadloom divisions during 2019.
     

  • 01072020 Jaipur Living Rolls Out 125 New Rugs for Winter 2020
    JAIPUR LIVING ROLLS OUT 125 NEW RUGS FOR WINTER 2020 WITH FOCUS ON FASHION AND PERFORMANCE
     
     Jaipur Living targets the performance category for winter 2020 with nearly 50 new indoor-outdoor designs, including the new Monteclaire series of sisal Art Deco styles. Shown, MOC07
     
     ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living is introducing more than 125 rugs in 16 new and 21 existing lines for Winter 2020 -- with a focus on fashion in performance and power-loomed rugs.


  • 01072020 Nourison Celebrates 40 Years in Business, Boosts Sales Forecast for 2020
    NOURISON CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS, BOOSTS SALES FORECAST FOR 2020 
     
     
    Nourison's top selling high end rug in 2019 was PRS05 in silver cloud from the Prismatic collection, hand tufted in a luxe wool blend with shimmering silk-like fibers.
     
    ATLANTA -- Nourison kicks off its 40th anniversary at winter markets and expects 2020 to continue growth after a strong 2019, Alex Peykar, principal, told RugNews.com.
     

     
  • 01072020 Surya’s Investments Fuel Sales Growth; Intros 20 New Collections at Atlanta Market
    SURYA'S INVESTMENTS FUEL SALES GROWTH; INTROS 20 NEW COLLECTIONS AT ATLANTA MARKET
     
     New area rug introductions target each segment that Surya caters to, including the designers, furniture stores and national retailers attending Atlanta Market next week. Shown, Aisha (AIS2310-5373)

    ATLANTA -- Surya's major investment in its sales team, products, inventory and operations paid off in 2019 and that momentum will continue into 2020.


  • 01082020 Carpet Design Award Winners Announced at Domotex 2020
    CARPET DESIGN AWARDS ANOUNCES 2020 WINNERS AT DOMOTEX
     
     Among the finalists for the Carpet Design Awards at Domotex -- and among those chosen in the new category Best Modern Design -- is Feathers Round, designed by Maarten De Ceulaer for cc-tapis.
     
    HANOVER, Germany -- The finalists for the much-anticipated 15th edition of the Carpet Design Awards at Domotex in January have been announced.


  • 01102020 Dynamic Rugs Inks Deal with Designer/TV Personality Angelo Surmelis
    DYNAMIC RUGS INKS DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DESIGNER ANGELO SURMELIS
    LAUNCH SET FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET
     

    Interior designer and TV celebrity Angelo Surmelis is launching his first area rug collection in partnership with Dynamic Rugs.

    FREDERICK, Md. -- Dynamic Rugs announces a new licensed program in collaboration with Los Angeles-based designer and TV personality Angelo Surmelis.
     

     
  • 01102020 Momeni Showcases One of a Kind Rugs in Atlanta, Opens Temporary OAK Space for Vegas Market
    MOMENI SHOWCASES ONE OF A KIND RUGS IN ATLANTA, OPENS TEMPORARY OAK SPACE FOR VEGAS MARKET


    A selection of Momeni one of a kind rugs was featured last year in New York at the Rug Show at Javits, above, and now the company is presenting thousands during Atlanta and Vegas markets.

    ATLANTA/LAS VEGAS -- Momeni caters to resurging consumer preferences for unique high quality rugs by showcasing a growing selection of one of a kinds at winter 2020 markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


  • 01112020 Introducing the Winners of the Domotex 2020 Carpet Design Awards - Jaipur Rugs Scores 3 Trophies
    INTRODUCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS AT DOMOTEX
    JAIPUR RUGS SCORES 3 TROPHIES 
     
      Winners of all eight Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020 celebrate following an awards ceremony at the fair on Jan.11 in Hannover. 
     
    HANNOVER, Germany -- Jaipur Rugs was the big winner at Saturday's Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020, taking home three trophies at a jam-packed special awards ceremony.
     

  • 01132020 IMC Rebrands Gift & Home Market as Atlanta Market
    IMC REBRANDS GIFT & HOME MARKET AS ATLANTA MARKET
     
     
     
    ATLANTA -- International Market Centers today unveiled a rebrand of its major gift, décor and lifestyle market held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta as the Atlanta Market.
     

     
  • 01132020 Jaipur Living Takes Home 4th Area Rugs Manufacturer Award at 31st Annual Arts Awards
    JAIPUR LIVING TAKES HOME 4TH AREA RUGS MANUFACTURER AWARD AT 31ST ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS
     
     Carl Henrickson, Jaipur Living director of brand and digital marketing, accepts the ARTS Award for Best Area Rug Manufacturer on behalf of the rug maker at a gala event at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

    DALLAS --  Jaipur Living was named best Area Rugs Manufacturer at the 31st Annual ARTS Awards, sponsored by Dallas Market Center and ART, on Jan. 10 during a gala event in Dallas.


  • 01152019 LR Resources Introduces Custom Naturals Expedited, Debuts Sample Display at Winter Markets
    LR RESOURCES INTRODUCES 'CUSTOM NATURALS EXPEDITED', DEBUTS SAMPLE DISPLAY AT WINTER MARKETS
     
    LR Resources' top-selling braided jute Spa Blue rug from the popular Naturals collection is now offered in the inaugural Customs Naturals Expedited program debuting at Atlanta Market.
     
     ATLANTA -- LR Resources is introducing a new custom rug program, called Custom Naturals Expedited, at its AmericasMart showroom and later this month in Las Vegas.
     

  • 01162020 Balta Home USA Debuts in Atlanta, Ramps Up U.S. Design and Sales Teams
     BALTA HOME USA DEBUTS IN ATLANTA, RAMPS UP U.S. DESIGN AND SALES EFFORTS

     
    Balta Home USA celebrates the opening of its new a studio space at AmericasMart Atlanta. From left, Brandon Gavic, Hans Fossez, president,  Michelle Curtin, Kristen Hendrickson, Grace Veres.

    ATLANTA -- Belgian-based Balta Home has been ramping up its US presence and the latest step in that strategy is an inaugural studio/showroom space at AmericasMart.
     

     
  • 01162020 Ryan Higgins Purchases Tamarian Carpets from Founder Steve Cibor
    RYAN HIGGINS PURCHASES TAMARIAN CARPETS FROM FOUNDER STEVE CIBOR

     

    Ryan Higgins and Steve Cibor, partners and co-owners of Tamarian Carpets since 2015, announce to customers at Atlanta Market that Higgins has become full owner of the company.


    ATLANTA -- Tamarian Carpets vice president and partner Ryan Higgins is now full owner of Baltimore-based company.


  • 01172020 The Rug Show's Leader Ramin Mobayen Dies at 51
    THE RUG SHOW'S LEADER RAMIN MOBAYEN DIES AT 51

    LOS ANGELES -- Ramin Mobayen, president of Mobayen Rugs in Beverly Hills, and managing director of The Rug Show, died on Jan. 11, 2020 following a long battle with cancer.
     

  • 01202020 Las Vegas Market Readies for Winter 2020 Market
    LAS VEGAS MARKET READIES FOR WINTER 2020 MARKET

     
     

    LAS VEGAS -- The winter Las Vegas Market will feature new products, exclusive programs and more than 150 new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporary exhibitors.


     
     
  • 01212020 Domotex 2020 Top Flooring Trends
    DOMOTEX 2020 TOP FLOORING TRENDS
     
     Zollanvari's Ghashgha'i meets Bauhaus Collection showcases the importance of geometry at the 2020 Domotex fair
     
    HANNOVER, Germany -- DOMOTEX, held Jan. 10-13, 2020, focused on the keynote theme of "ATMYSPHERE" -- a nod to the new "healthy living" megatrend.

  • 01222020 Dynamic Rugs Previews Las Vegas Debuts: Surmelis License, New Handmades, Digital Strategies & More
    DYNAMIC RUGS PREVIEWS LAS VEGAS MARKET DEBUTS:
    SURMELIS LICENSE, NEW HANDMADES, DIGITAL STRATEGIES & MORE
     
     Dynamic Rugs introduces its first designs in collaboration with designer Angelo Surmelis, alongside dozens of machine-made and hand-made rug collections at Las Vegas Market.
     
    LAS VEGAS -- Dynamic Rugs continues to refine its strategy, investing in technological improvements, announcing a new licensed program, and rolling out a record-breaking new product assortment.
     

     
  • 012242020 HRI Doubles Down on Sunbrella: New Rug Constructions, First Broadloom in Program Debut In Las Vegas
    HRI DOUBLES DOWN ON SUNBRELLA: NEW RUG CONSTRUCTIONS, PROGRAM'S FIRST BROADLOOM DEBUT IN LAS VEGAS


    HRI hosts a special launch party for Vegas shoppers for its new Sunbrella line, which adds dozens of new designs in a variety of constructions. Shown, Sunbrella 700 S7-01
     
    LAS VEGAS -- HRI's largest new product launch in company history is slated for Las Vegas Market and includes new Sunbrella rug and broadloom constructions, plus six new hand-knotted collections.
     

  • 01232020 Feizy Doubles Rug Rollouts for Winter Vegas Shoppers, Adds 119 Designs
    FEIZY DOUBLES RUG ROLLOUTS FOR WINTER LAS VEGAS SHOPPERS, ADDS 119 NEW DESIGNS
     
    Inspired by intricately detailed mosque ceilings in Istanbul, Feizy's new Latham collection, hand-knotted of silk and wool pile, debuts in Las Vegas. Shown, Latham 964-6629F

    LAS VEGAS -- Feizy Rugs is ramping up its new rug introductions at the winter 2020 Las Vegas Market with 119 new area rugs -- double the amount released this time last year.
     

  • 01232020 Jaipur Living and Celeb Designer Nikki Chu Glam Up Performance Category with New Outdoor Rugs and Pillows
    JAIPUR LIVING AND DESIGNER NIKKI CHU GLAM UP PERFORMANCE CATEGORY WITH NEW OUTDOOR RUGS AND PILLOWS


    Vivid color, texture and global style make a luxe outdoor statement in Jaipur Living's new rugs and pillows by designer Nikki Chu. Shown, Decca from the Rhythmik collection. 

    ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living introduces two trend-setting new performance lines in its winter introductions from licensing partner Nikki Chu.


     
  • 01262020 Nourison Launches New Craftworks Broadloom & Custom Rug Program at Surfaces
    NOURISON LAUNCHES NEW CRAFTWORKS BROADLOOM & CUSTOM RUG PROGRAM AT SURFACES

     The debuting Craftworks label by Nourison features hand-crafted styles made of fine raw materials, with machine-serged, hand-sewn or coordinating wide binding finishing options.

    LAS VEGAS -- Nourison unveils its new Craftworks label, a new hand-crafted broadloom and custom rug program, set to launch at the International Surface Event, Jan. 28-30.


  • 01272020 Couristan Grows Broadloom with 38 New Choices for Surfaces Shoppers
    COURISTAN GROWS BROADLOOM WITH 38 NEW CHOICES FOR SURFACES SHOPPERS

    Among the nearly 40 debuts at Surfaces in Vegas is Couristan's Cobblewave, featuring 100 percent wool, textured Loops. Shown, Ogee

    LAS VEGAS -- During the past three years, Couristan has been busy revamping its broadloom assortment and at Surfaces 2020 will showcase 34 new introductions.
     

     
  • 01282020 Domotex USA 2020 Announces Global Trendsetters on Display
    DOMOTEX USA 2020 ANNOUNCES GLOBAL TRENDSETTERS ON DISPLAY

    Italian company Filomaestro, the creator of a unique, highly technical carpet fiber named the Bibielle Fiber, will be showcasing its new Filomaestro carpets at Domotex USA.
     
    CHICAGO -- Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the organizer of Domotex USA, announced that in keeping with its 2020 trade show theme "The World At Your Feet" attendees will discover floor covering trendsetters from around the globe.


     
  • 01302020 S&H Rugs Expects Demands for Hand-Knotteds to Grow, Debuts First 2020 Designs at NY Now
    S&H RUGS EXPECTS DEMANDS FOR HAND-KNOTTEDS TO GROW, DEBUTS FIRST 2020 DESIGNS AT NY NOW
     
    Hand-knotted rug demand continues to grow at S&H rugs, which introduces several fashion driven designs at its NY Now booth #2268. Shown, the Sari silk SH48511

    NEW YORK -- Hand-knot specialist S&H Rugs heads to NY Now's Home show, running from Feb. 2-5, with its latest hand-knotted area rugs, showcasing texture and quality, and expects demand for hand-knotted designs to continue to grow.
     

















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