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2018 OCTOBER

  • 10022018 Jaipur Living Intros Two Nikki Chu Rug Collections; Adds New Textural Poufs
    JAIPUR LIVING INTROS TWO NIKKI CHU RUG COLLECTIONS; ADDS NEW
    TEXTURAL POUFS


    The indoor-outdoor Origins collection by Nikki Chu debuts at High Point Market featuring sophisticated minimalist designs in a neutral color palette .

    ACWORTH, GA -- Global rugs and textile furnishings company Jaipur Living will introduce two new collections with interior designer Nikki Chu during the upcoming High Point Market.


  • 10032018 Amer Rugs Expands American Management Team, Appoints Purohit to Board
    AMER EXPANDS AMERICAN MANAGEMENT TEAM, APPOINTS PUROHIT TO BOARD


    Raj Choudhary, director, Amer (left), and Sanjay Purohit, executive director of the Amer board and founder of  JTN Rugs and Home.

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Mahesh Choudhary, founder of Amer Rugs, has announced the appointment of rug industry veteran Sanjay Purohit of JTN Rugs and Home to its board of directors.
     

  • 10032018 Bokara Rug Taps Designer Jarret Yoshida for First Licensed Rugs; Sets Debut for High Point Market
    BOKARA RUG TAPS DESIGNER JARRET YOSHIDA FOR FIRST LICENSED RUGS; SETS DEBUT FOR HIGH POINT MARKET

    Bokara Rug will introduce 20 designs in collaboration with interior designer Jarret Yoshida, including the metallic-flecked Ice Crystals hand-knotted rug above, at High Point Market.

    NEW YORK -- Bokara Rug announces the High Point launch of its first-ever licensed area rug collection, with designer Jarret Yoshida, at the upcoming High Point Market.


  • 10032018 Rug Exhibitors Trade up at Casual Market Chicago 2018
    RUG EXHIBITORS TRADE UP AT CASUAL MARKET CHICAGO 2018


    Designer Liora Manne's Lamontage (pictured above) and Lush collections for architects and designers made news when Donghia, an upscale trade-only source, announced their will be representing her rugs, textiles and wallcoverings in their showrooms.

    CHICAGO -- Outdoor rugs are shaking off their utilitarian image and moving upscale, based on new on-point products offered at the 2018 Casual Market, which closed Friday, Sept. 28 at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. 



  • 10062018 Nourison Introduces Florescence Rug Collection at High Point Market
    NOURISON INTRODUCES FLORESCENCE RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
     
     

    Affinity by artist Lida Sherafatmand is one of five limited edition designs in the Nourison Florescence area rug collection to debut at High Point Market.


    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison will introduce a new area rug collection in partnership with internationally recognized fine artist Lida Sherafatmand at High Point Market.



  • 10082017 Big Box & E-Tail: Favorites from New York Home Fashions Market, Part 2
    BIG BOX & E-TAIL FAVORITES FROM NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET, PART 2


    Elaborate displays allowed area rug vendors to present their take on top fashion directions. Clockwise from top left, Nourison, Home Dynamix, Oriental Weavers, Mohawk Home.

    NEW YORK -- With five new area rug makers expanding their presence in NYC this fall alone (read more), competition continues to heat up at the New York Home Fashions Market, where success hinges on offering the latest fashion looks. 


     
  • 10082018 Big Box & E-tail: Favorites From New York Home Fashions Market, Part 1
    BIG BOX & E-TAIL FAVORITES FROM NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET, PART 1

    Cross-merchandised vignettes allowed rug vendors to tell a trend story during the fall 2018 New York Home Fashions Market. Clockwise from top left, Feizy, Natco, Loloi, Mohawk Home.

    NEW YORK -- Rug executives participating in the New York Home Fashions Market gave the late September event a thumbs up saying the show will help them close out the year strong.


  • 10082018 California Home Boutique 'The Duchess on Cambridge' Gives Rugs the Royal Treatment
    CALIFORNIA HOME BOUTIQUE 'THE DUCHESS ON CAMBRIDGE' GIVES RUGS THE ROYAL TREATMENT


    The Duchess on Cambridge, a 1923 historic home, has been restored and transformed by designer Shelly Kim into a lifestyle shopping experience for everything from furniture to gifts and rugs.

    ORANGE, Calif. -- In this exclusive interview, designer Shelly Kim details her unique retail concept, The Duchess on Cambridge, where she merchandises area rugs in spaces inside and out to help consumers visualize the look in their own homes. 


  • 10102018 KAS Rugs pushes for Record High Point Market with Events, Promos and 14 New Collections
    KAS PUSHES FOR RECORD HIGH POINT MARKET WITH EVENTS, PROMOS AND 14 NEW COLLECTIONS


    Libby Langdon will be at KAS Rugs' High Point showroom for a special event and to introduce additions to her hand-hooked Hamptons indoor outdoor rug collection.

    SOMERSET, NJ -- KAS is anticipating this week's High Point Market to be one of their best trade shows of the year. Riding on year-end momentum, the company is introducing 14 new collections and expanding multiple in-line collections to hit the ground running in 2019.

  • 10102018 Loloi Showcases New Additions to ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection
     LOLOI SHOWCASES NEW ADDITIONS TO ED ELLEN DEGENERES COLLECTION


    The Abbot collection crafted by Loloi for Ellen DeGeneres is hand woven of 100 percent wool in combinations of high pile shag and woven construction.


    DALLAS -- Loloi will introduce new rug, pillow and throw designs for the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection during the October High Point Market.


  • 10112018 Florence Broadhurst Adds Brink & Campman Rugs, Cross-Merchandises Licensees in High Point
    FLORENCE BROADHURST ADDS BRINK & CAMPMAN RUGS, CROSS-MERCHANDISES  LICENSEES IN HIGH POINT

    A sneak peek at High Point Market will showcase the cross-merchandising opportunities with Florence Broadhurst area rugs to premiere in January. The Turnabouts rug is pictured above.

    SYDNEY, Australia -- At the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 13 - Oct. 17, designers and retailers will see the first rug off the loom in the Brink & Campman Florence Broadhurst Collection, which is set to officially debut in January.

  • 10112018 Kaleen Adds First Domestic & Printed Rugs, Expects Positive Year
    KALEEN ADDS FIRST DOMESTIC & PRINTED RUGS, EXPECTS POSITIVE YEAR


    Kaleen introduces its first made in America collection called McAlester, which uses blended yarns to create a vintage distressed style.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Kaleen continues to tweak its area rug assortment expanding its selection even further to include its first domestically made designs and a collection of printed one.



  • 10122018 Market Scoop: The Latest High Point Area Rugs, Part 2
    MARKET SCOOP: THE LATEST HIGH POINT AREA RUGS, PART 2
     
     

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The show must go on in High Point despite yet another major weather system that swept through the Southeast and Part 2 of RugNews.com's market guide shares even more must-see area rugs. 



  • 10132018 Amer's Raj Choudhary Shares Fall High Point & 2018 Outlook
    AMER'S RAJ CHOUDHARY SHARES FALL HIGH POINT & 2018 OUTLOOK


    Amer Rugs' Hamilton collection is shaping up to be a 2018 best-seller and will help the company end the year strong. Shown, design 4 in grey/blue

    HIGH POINT, N.C.  -- On the heels of a blockbuster introduction of 10 collections during summer 2018 markets, Amer Rugs will unveil three new collections today at High Point Market, as the company looks to close out the year with sales up 15 percent year over year.


  • 10172018 The Picturalist Debuts First Rugs at High Point; Collection Created by French Designer Caumont
    THE PICTURALIST DEBUTS FIRST RUGS AT HIGH POINT; COLLECTION CREATED BY FRENCH DESIGNER CAUMONT

    Online framed art shop the Picturalist introduced High Point shoppers to its first assortment of area rugs, designed by French designer Bruno de Caumont.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Picturalist, an online shop for affordable framed prints of emerging artists, introduced its first collection of area rugs at its High Point Market Square showroom, G-6009.



  • 10182018 Fashion Meets Function in Surya's Fall 2018 Catalog
    FASHION MEETS FUNCTION IN SURYA'S FALL 2018 CATALOG


    With more than 980 pages, Surya's latest catalog includes over 1,000 new products and hundreds of lifestyle vignettes.

    ATLANTA -- Surya has released its Fall 2018 Catalog and the comprehensive and easy-to-navigate reference tool includes more than 1,000 new accessories across all styles and price points.


  • 10182018 High Point Market Authority Recognizes Outgoing Board Members for 2018, Welcomes New Chairman
    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY RECOGNIZES OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS, WELCOMES NEW CHAIRMAN
     
     
    Outgoing HPMA chairman Jeff Scheffer of Universal Furniture, left, presents a gavel and block to incoming board chairman Dudley Moore of Ottom & Moore Furniture. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- At its quarterly board meeting during Fall Market, the High Point Market Authority recognized several outgoing members of its board of directors, and welcomed Dudley Moore, Jr., president, Otto & Moore Furniture, as its new chairman. 


  • 10192018 Rifle Paper's Anna Bond Brings Her Art to the Floor in New Loloi Rugs
    RIFLE PAPER'S ANNA BOND BRINGS HER ART TO THE FLOOR IN NEW LOLOI RUGS


    Amir Loloi and Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. greet guests lining up to meet the artist who launched her first rug collection with Loloi at High Point Market.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Fans of Anna Bond, the creative force behind Rifle Paper Co., flocked to Loloi's High Point showroom to see the designer's inaugural area rug collection.
     

  • 10202018 Madcap Cottage Rugs for Momeni: Designer Jason Oliver Nixon on Bringing Whimsy to the Floor
    AN INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER
    JASON OLIVER NIXON
     
     
    Jason Oliver Nixon, partner with John Loecke in Madcap Cottage, shares the backstory on their smash-hit rug collection for Momeni. [Photo courtesy of The Furniture Geek on The Design Network]

     
    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Madcap Cottage founders John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon infused the area rug industry with some much needed irreverence and levity with their debut collection for Momeni at High Point Market.


      
  • 10222018 First Look: Madcap Cottage Designers Unveil Debut Rug Collections for Momeni
    FIRST LOOK: MADCAP COTTAGE DESIGNERS UNVEIL DEBUT RUG COLLECTIONS FOR MOMENI

    Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, the duo behind the wildly successful Madcap Cottage design studio, met with retailers and designers at Momeni's showroom for the High Point launch of their debut rug collection.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Market shoppers went bonkers for Madcap Cottage, the global lifestyle brand that launched a rug collection for Momeni at the Fall 2018 show.


  • 10232018 Flooring Retailers Hope for Fourth Quarter Area Rug Rally
    FLOORING RETAILERS HOPE FOR FOURTH QUARTER AREA RUG RALLY


    At Nebraska Furniture Mart, area rugs have been performing well in 2018 and David Chambers, director of flooring, expects a strong Q4.

    STAFF REPORT -- Flooring retailers increasingly use the phrase "the new normal" to describe the rug business in the specialty retail channel.


  • 10252018 One Kings Lane Designers Create 'Shoppable' Room at Holiday House NYC
    ONE KINGS LANE CREATES 'SHOPPABLE' ROOM AT HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC


    One Kings Lane Interior Design created this stately but cozy and completely shoppable space at the 2018 Holiday House NYC showhouse, featuring this vintage Chinese Art Deco rug from Rahmanan.

    NEW YORK -- The annual Holiday House NYC, founded in 2008 to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, opened Oct. 24 with a shoppable space by One Kings Lane Interior Design.


  • 10262018 HRI Opens Second High Point Showroom, Targets Trade
    HRI OPENS SECOND HIGH POINT SHOWROOM, TARGETS TRADE


    While HRI's new designer focused showroom features a handful of full-size rugs, it really showcases HRI's  comprehensive sample program.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- With the grand opening of its second High Point showroom, HRI focused on its important designer and trade business, setting up its new space to target that segment and focus on samples.


  • 10262018 Jane Seymour & Unique Loom Premiere Licensed Rug Collection

    JANE SEYMOUR & UNIQUE LOOM PREMIERE LICENSED RUG COLLECTION


    Actress, artist and licensing mogul Jane Seymour has partnered with Unique Loom on her latest area rug collection, which includes the The Wave and Flowers designs shown above.


    HIGH POINT, N.C.-- Jane Seymour, equally acclaimed as actress, artist and entrepreneur, is adding a new assortment of area rugs to her licensing empire with a soon-to-be released collection in partnership with Unique Loom.
     


  • 10262018 Kalaty Returns to High Point with Soft Opening of New Space
    KALATY RETURNS TO HIGH POINT WITH SOFT OPENING OF NEW SPACE

    Kalaty's new permanent showroom in High Point located at IHFC, G-369, hosted a soft opening for fall market shoppers.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After an absence of three years, the New York-based Kalaty returns to High Point Market with a soft opening of a new permanent space.



  • 10262018 S&H Debuts Expanded Space at High Point to Capitalize on Booming Business
    S&H DEBUTS EXPANDED SPACE AT HIGH POINT TO CAPITALIZE ON BOOMING BUSINESS


    New Jersey-based hand-knot rug maker S&H doubles down in High Point with an expanded Suites at Market Square booth.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Hand-knot specialist S&H Rugs grows its High Point square footage to take advantage of increased demand for its high-end, trend-right area rugs.
     

     
  • 10262018 Stark Studio Rug and /Prestige Mills Celebrate Official High Point Showroom Opening
    STARK STUDIO RUGS AND PRESTIGE MILLS CUT RIBBON FOR HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

    John Stark of Stark Carpets returns to High Point Market with a new showroom and new display program for vendors.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Stark brands, Stark Studio Rugs and Prestige Mills, which took a five year break from High Point Market, make their official return at the fall 2018 event.
      

  • 10292018 High Point Market Rug Showroom Tour: People and Parties, Part 2
    HIGH POINT MARKET RUG SHOWROOM TOUR: PEOPLE AND PARTIES, PART 2


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- As rug companies become ever more sophisticated marketers, educational programming, special events and promises of sneak peeks at the next hot rug trend are luring customers to their High Point showrooms. 























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