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2005 December

  • 12092005 Cologne Museum Hosts Chinese Carpet Exhibit
    COLOGNE MUSEUM EXHIBIT ON CLASSICAL
    CHINESE CARPETS RUNS THROUGH JAN. 15



    Qi Dragon carpet from an Imperial Palace Possibly Beijing, last quarter of the 16th century 625 x 297 cm, wool pile on a silk foundation. Private collection, Ticino
     


    COLOGNE, GERMANY -- The Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne is hosting an exhibition of Chinese carpets. The show, which has been running since October, will run through January 15, 2006 in order to accommodate international visitors to the Heimtextil and Domotex Fairs,  according to the exhibit curator, Dr. Adele Schlombs.

  • 12102005 2005 Holiday Shopping Season Looks a Lot Like Last Year

    America's Research Group Study:
    2005 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON
    LOOKS A LOT LIKE 2004 HOLIDAY PERIOD

    CHARLESTON, SC -- The 2005 Holiday shopping season is shaping up as a mirror image of last year, according to a survey conducted by America's Research Group. 


  • 12202005 Holiday Shoppers Looking for Last Minute Bargains

    America's Research Group Report:
    HOLIDAY SHOPPERS LOOKING FOR
    BIG DISCOUNTS TO WIND UP SEASON

    CHARLESTON, NC -- With  many shoppers still not finished buying, the final week of the holiday shopping season will be hectic in retail stores, predicted C. Britt Beemer, founder of  America's Research Group, which conducts weekly consumer attitude surveys.


  • 12202005 Loloi to Show at Surfaces in Las Vegas

    LOLOI TO SHOW FOR FIRST TIME
    AT  SURFACES IN LAS VEGAS

     DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs is making its first appearance at the Surfaces Floor Covering Exposition in Las Vegas Feb. 1 to 3, according to Amir Loloi, president.


  • 12262005 Top 25 New Stories of 2005

    Top 25 Rugnews.com Stories of 2005:
    FAR-REACHING CHANGES IN MARKET
    STRUCTURES TOP 2005 INDUSTRY NEWS

    By Lissa Wyman

    Consumers, retailers and wholesalers  will change the way they buy and sell products in the future as a result of  events that made the news in 2005. 

    Click here to see the Rugnews.com Top 25 News Stories of 2005


     

  • 12282005 Business Outlook for 2006

    2006 Business Preview:
    PRICE EROSION, GROWTH OF MASS MARKET CHALLENGE RUG BUSINESS

    By Lissa Wyman

    The rug industry is faced with a classic good news-bad news dilemma as we enter 2006.


Markets
  • 12072005 Domotex Middle East Scheduled or Dubai

    DEUTSCHE MESSE TO SPONSOR
    DOMOTEX MIDDLE EAST IN DUBAI

    HANNOVER, GERMANY - Deutsche Messe AG will launch Domotex Middle East which will be held May 28 to 30, 2006 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates. 


  • 12102005 Feizy to Exhibit in Las Vegas Temporary Space

    FEIZY RUGS TO EXHIBIT AT LAS VEGAS
    WORLD MARKET CENTER JANUARY EVENT

    DALLAS --  In January 2006, Feizy Rugs will be an exhibitor at the Las Vegas World Market Center in January, 2006. The company will show in temporary space P11110. 


  • 1282005 AmericasMart Launches Education Initiative

    RUG SEMINAR TO BE PART OF NEW
    ATLANTA EDUCATION INITIATIVE

    ATLANTA- AmericasMart University, a new education initiative, will make its debut in January at The International Rug Market and International Gift and Home Furnishings Show.


People
  • 12012005 Orian Names Hopkins in National Accounts

    ORIAN RUGS NAMES HOPKINS
    SENIOR NATIONAL ACCOUNT MGR.

    ANDERSON, SC - Holly Hopkins has been named  a senior national account manager for Orian Rugs, according to Don Newton, senior vice president of the rug manufacturer.


  • 12212005 Federated Names New Senior Management

    FEDERATED NAMES SENIOR MANAGEMENT
    AS PART OF MACY'S-MAY MERGER

    CINCINNATI--Federated Department Stores, Inc. has announced a series of new division senior management appointments, effective Feb. 1, 2006, as the company integrates its Macy's divisions following the acquisition of The May Department Stores Co.


Products
  • 12052005 Stanton In-House Custom Program

    STANTON OFFERS CUSTOM RUG
    FABRICATION AT GEORGIA FACILITY

    SYOSSET, NY - Stanton Carpet Corp. is offering a new custom rug fabrication program through its in-house finishing and  fabricating facility in Calhoun, GA, according to Jonathan Cohen, executive vice president.



Retailers
Vendors
  • 12022005 Safavieh New Showroom Adds Furniture

    SAFAVIEH REMODELS NY WHOLESALE
    SHOWROOM; EXPANDS INTO FURNITURE

    NEW YORK -- Safavieh has recently completed the remodeling of its 10,000 sq. ft. wholesale showroom at 153 Madison Ave. in New York's Oriental Rug District. The showroom reflects Safavieh's move into the furniture and home accents business.


  • 12062005 Capel Awards Tiffany Watches

    DAVIS AND GAUDET WIN TIFFANY PRIZES
    IN CAPEL HIGH POINT PROMOTION

    TROY, NC -- Judy Davis of Art & Artifact catalog, and E. B. Gaudet of The Orvis Co., were winners of  Tiffany Mark Collection watches  awarded by Capel, Inc. in a High Point showroom promotion.


  • 12062005 Kathy Ireland-Shaw Living to Exhibit at Heimtextil

     

     KATHY IRELAND WORLDWIDE
     TO EXHIBIT SHAW RUGS AT HEIMTEXTIL


    Shaw Living-Kathy Ireland Gee's Bend rug in Roman Stripe design.  Power-loomed of soft olefin yarns, the heavy, plush rugs will retail for approximately $429 in 5'5"x7'8"

    FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Kathy Ireland Worldwide will  exhibit the Quilts of Gee's Bend collection with her partners at Kathy Ireland Home by Shaw Living at the Heimtextil Show  Jan. 11 to14, 2006 in  Frankfurt, Germany


  • 12082005 Liora Manne Designs Nike Sneakers

    NIKE INTRODUCES LIMITED EDITION
    SNEAKERS BY DESIGNER LIORA MANNÉ 

    Ovolo Lace retails for $155

    NEW YORK-- Nike, the athletic shoe giant, is introducing a new limited edition shoe collection created by rug and lifestyle designer Liora Manné.


  • 12122005 Radici USA Entering hand tufted business
    RADICI USA ENTERING
     HANDTUFTED RUG BUSINESS


    Radici hand tufted Elegance collection.


    SPARTANBURG, SC -- Radici USA is entering the hand tufted rug business with a new Indian collection to be introduced at January markets, according to Marco Rossi, general manager of the US division.


  • 12132005 Surya to Add Machine Made Collection
     HAND MADE SPECIALIST SURYA
     ENTERING MACHINE MADE RUG BUSINESS


    Machine-made Ambrosia line will debut in January. Made
     in Egypt of 840,000-point olefin construction, the retail
    is approximately $200 in 5x8.


    ADAIRSVILLE, GA -- Surya  is diversifying its product line with the introduction of machine made rugs, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 12142005 Lapeere and Freirson Named by Dixie

    LAPEERE NAMED PRESIDENT OF FABRICA;
    FRIERSON TO HEAD  MASLAND RESIDENTIAL


    CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Craig Lapeere has been named president of Fabrica, International, a division of The Dixie Group, Inc. He succeeds Todd Vande Hei, who has resigned from both his Fabrica post and as vice president of The Dixie Group, Inc.


  • 12212005 Thomas OBrien-Safavieh Rugs

    SAFAVIEH ENTERS LICENSING ARENA
     WITH THOMAS O'BRIEN COLLECTION


    Thomas O'Brien's Margo C rug design is a stylized
    intertwined paisley pattern. Suggested retail is $1,850 in 6x9.

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY --  The January debut of Safavieh's new Thomas O'Brien collection will mark the company's first collaboration with a licensed designer.


  • 12222005 Stanton Carpet in Elizabethtown Movie
     STANTON CARPET GOES HOLLYWOOD 
     IN NEW 'ELIZABETHTOWN' MOVIE


    Stanton Carpet co-stars with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunsten in the new movie,
    Elizabethtown.

    SYOSSET, NY - Stanton Carpet Corp. makes its feature film debut alongside Hollywood actors Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, in Cameron Crowe's new movie Elizabethtown.


















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