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2016 SEPTEMBER

  • 06032016 Liora MannĂ© Partners with Artist Anne Spalter for Mixed Media Collection

    LIORA MANNE PARTNERS WITH ARTIST ANNE SPALTER FOR MIXED MEDIA COLLECTION


    Liora Manné and artist Anne Spalter's collaboration for Lamontage rugs and wall coverings decorate the designer's  D&D Building showroom for the line's launch on June 8.

    NEW YORK -- New York-based designer Liora Manné joins functionality with fine art in the debuting Cosmic Cabanas collection, a cross-media collaboration between Manné and world-renowned digital artist Anne Spalter. 


  • 09/22/2016 Jaipur Living Introduces New Artisan Row Online-Only Marketplace
    JAIPUR LIVING INTRODUCES NEW ARTISAN ROW ONLINE-ONLY MARKETPLACE

    Jaipur Living's Artisan Row features more than 800 handmade rugs, crafted by artisans in India using traditional hand-knot techniques, and sold exclusively through the company's  new online marketplace.

    ATLANTA -- In a continuing effort to bring dignity back to artisanal craft, Jaipur Living unveils Artisan Row by Jaipur Living, an exclusive online marketplace showcasing over 800 one-of-a-kind and limited edition luxury rugs at exceptional values. 


  • 09012016 Online Registration Now Open for Surfaces 2017

    ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SURFACES 2017


    DALLAS -- The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES, North America's largest floorcovering, stone and tile industry event, has now opened attendee online registration for the 2017 event. 


  • 09022016 Surya Launches Fifth Annual Miles for Meals Campaign

    SURYA LAUNCHES FIFTH ANNUAL MILES FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN

    Through Surya's Miles for Meals initiative, funds are raised for Akshaya Patra a program which provides education and nutritious daily lunches to children living in the company's artisan communities.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has kicked off its fifth annual Miles for Meals fundraising initiative which supports Akshaya Patra, an award-winning school lunch program that provides daily meals to underserved children living in rural India, encouraging them to attend school and complete their education.


  • 090402016 NY Now Exhibitors Showcase Subtle Colors, Transitional Styles

    NY NOW EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE SUBTLE COLORS, TRANSITIONAL STYLES


    NEW YORK -- NY Now, held twice a year in New York City, prides itself on offering show attendees the latest trends, evidenced by the many rug-focused vendors offering up on-point transitional designs in popular blue and gray color combinations.


  • 09052016 Amer Previews Hand-Knotteds Curated for The Rug Show at Javits
    AMER PREVIEWS HAND-KNOTTEDS CURATED FOR THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS


    Amer Rugs will introduce attendees to its hand-knotted Dazzle collection at the Rug Show to be held Sept.10-13, 2016.  The range is crafted of handspun New Zealand wool and handspun  raw silk.

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- A winner of several America's Magnificent Carpet Awards in recent years for weaving and design innovations, Amer Rugs is looking to repeat the success it enjoyed at the 2015 Rug Show at Javits during the upcoming event to be held Sept. 10-13, 2016 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.


  • 09062016 HRI to Unveil Sabrina Collection at The Rug Show at Javits

    HRI TO UNVEIL SABRINA COLLECTION AT THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS

    Debuting at The Rug Show  this weekend, the Sabrina collection by HRI is hand-knotted of specially plied hand-spun New Zealand wool in unique allover designs balanced by geometric borders.


    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International will unveil the new Sabrina collection, a hand-knotted range designed to wow dealers and designers attending the upcoming Rug Show at Javits with its quality and value, according to Greg Jordt, HRI executive vice president, sales and marketing.


  • 09072016 Retail Insights: David Mink on 20 Years with Macy's
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: DAVID MINK ON 20 YEARS WITH MACY'S FINE RUG GALLERY

    David Mink, CEO of Kenneth Mink, Inc., discusses the company's nearly 20-year exclusive partnership with Macy's, opportunities for growth and the changing consumer in an interview with RugNews.com.

    SWEDESBORO, N.J. -- Rug customers in the northeast usually shop for different styles than their counterparts on the West Coast, and no one knows this better than David Mink.


  • 09072016 Surya Announces Winners of Surya Spaces Contest

    SURYA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SURYA SPACES CONTEST


    Palm Singh of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Sacramento won the first place prize of $1,000 in Surya products for this modern zen space featuring Surya rugs and home decor.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has named the winners of the third round of its popular Surya Spaces Contest. In early July, the brand invited its customers to submit photos of their favorite design projects featuring Surya rugs and accessories for the chance to win up to $1,000 toward Surya products. 


  • 09082016 Lapchi Design Studio Debuts Nearly 50 New Styles at The Rug Show at Javits

    LAPCHI DESIGN STUDIO DEBUTS NEARLY 50 NEW STYLES AT THE RUG SHOW 

    Nathan Tucker, who heads up Lapchi's Chicago showroom, stands in front of  a wool and silk rug from Waveforms, a collection he designed.


    NEW YORK -- Bespoke area rug atelier Lapchi, with showrooms in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore., shares its expectations for its inaugural The Rug Show at Javits, which will serve as a platform for presenting nearly 50 new rugs available exclusively through Chicago's Lapchi Rug Design Studio.



  • 09082016 Persian Gallery NY Celebrates 45Th Anniversary with Market Week Event
    PERSIAN GALLERY NY CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY WITH  MARKET WEEK EVENT


    Persian Gallery NY presents an antique 17th Century Brussels Mythological Tapestry, size 12'0"H x 13'9"W, depicting The Judgment of Paris.

    NEW YORK -- Persian Rug Gallery New York is celebrating its 45th anniversary during the Fall Markets, with a cocktail reception in the company's our showroom on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


  • 09082016 Tayse Revamps Website to Boost Functionality
    TAYSE REVAMPS WEBSITE TO BOOST FUNCTIONALITY

    Tayse Rugs unveils a newly designed website featuring a fresh look and new features.


    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Tayse Rugs introduces a newly designed website featuring new images and functionality.


  • 09082016 Trans-Ocean Wins ICFA'S 2016 Design Excellence Award for Outdoor Rugs

    TRANS-OCEAN WINS ICFA'S TOP AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN OUTDOOR RUGS AND FLOORING


    Designed by Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean, Akumal from the new Ravella collection has been awarded the International Casual Furniture Association's top honor in the outdoor rug category.


    HIGH POINT -- Trans-Ocean Imports has been awarded the 2016 Design Excellence Award in the outdoor rugs and flooring category by the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA).


  • 09092016 Samad to Debut 'Revolutionary' Machine-Made Collection at The Rug Show

    SAMAD TO DEBUT 'REVOLUTIONARY' MACHINE-MADE COLLECTION AT THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS

    Samad introduces Nirvana, a new machine-made transitional collection that marries technology and hand artistry, pictured in the Peace design.


    NEW YORK -- Samad, known in the past several decades as a go-to source for fine handmade decorative rugs, introduces its first machine-made rug collection at The Rug Show, running from September 10-13.


  • 09102016 Louis de Poortere Introduces 'Haute Couture' Collection at The Rug Show

    LOUIS DE POORTERE INTROUDCES 'HAUTE COUTURE' AT THE RUG SHOW


    Agra from the 80-design Haute Couture collection by Louis De Poortere will officially debut  in the U.S.at The Rug Show in N.Y.


    NEW YORK -- Louis de Poortere is unveiling the much-anticipated Haute Couture collection at The Rug Show at the Javits Center here from Sept. 10 - 13, following its debut last week at Maison & Objet in Paris.


  • 09102016 NYICS Features First GoodWeave Rug Pavilion

    NYICS FEATURES FIRST GOODWEAVE RUG PAVILION


    NEW YORK-- The annual New York International Carpet Show has partnered with the 501c(3) nonprofit organization GoodWeave, and will include a dedicated pavilion hosting GoodWeave certified members at this year's show, held Sept. 11-13.



     
  • 09112016 Preview Party Provides Sneak Peek of NYCIS 2016

    PREVIEW PARTY PROVIDES SNEAK PEEK OF NYICS 2016


    A dramatic gallery-style entrance greets guests arriving at the New York International Carpet Show 2016 at the Terminal Warehouse. 


    NEW YORK -- Rug industry execs, dealers and designers converged on the Terminal Warehouse also known as "The Tunnel" on Saturday evening Sept. 10, for a sneak peek at the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) 2016, which runs from Sept. 11-13.


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  • 09122016 Jaipur Living Previews New Artisan Row Collection at NYICS; Readies Online Hand-Knot Marketplace

    JAIPUR LIVING PREVIEWS NEW ARTISAN ROW COLLECTION AT NYICS, READIES ONLINE HAND-KNOT MARKETPLACE

    Dramatic imagery contrasts the artisan crafted hand-knotted luxury rugs on display at the Jaipur Living space at New York International Carpet Show 2016 this week at the Terminal Warehouse.


    NEW YORK --Attendees at the New York International Carpet Show held Sept.11-13, 2016 will be the first to preview the Artisan Row by Jaipur Living collection of hand-picked limited edition and one of a kind luxury hand knots.  


  • 09132016 Jonathan Adler Takes Center Stage at NYICS
    JONATHAN ADLER TAKES CENTER STAGE AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW


    Celebrity designer Jonathan Adler visits the Amadi Carpet booth at the New York International Carpet Show prior to his keynote address on 'designer day' at the show, held at the Terminal Warehouse, Sept. 11-13, 2016.  From left: Zubair Ahmadi, Jonathan Adler, Murtaza Ahmadi, president NYICS, and Assad Ahmadi.




  • 09152016 Chicago Rug Retailer Mark Allegretti Dies
    CHICAGO RUG RETAILER MARK ALLEGRETTI DIES


    Long-time Chicago-area rug retailer Mark Allegretti, founder of Allegretti Rug Masters, pictured at an event at his store.


    CHICAGO -- Mark A. Allegretti, president of Allegretti Rug Masters, a long-time Chicago area rug retailer, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 following a lingering illness. He was 68. 


  • 09152016 Nourison Launches Online Product Review Feature to Website
    NOURISON LAUNCHES ONLINE PRODUCT REVIEWS ON WEBSITE


    Online products, such as the pictured handmade Silk Shadow collection rug, now will be open to customer reviews on Nourison's website.


    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. --  Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has launched a robust online product review system on their website.



  • 09172016 Rug Makers Roll Out Hottest Looks for NY Home Fashions Market

    RUG MAKERS ROLL OUT HOTTEST LOOKS FOR NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

    NEW YORK -- The Fall 2016 New York Home Fashions Market running from Sept. 19-22 will offer big box retailers, discounters and domestics chains a chance to pick up last minute buys for spring, and shop the rug industry's hottest trends for fall 2017. 


  • 09192016 Woven Graffiti: Afghan War Protest Rug a Showstopper at NYICS

    WOVEN GRAFFITI: AFGHAN WAR PROTEST RUG A SHOWSTOPPER AT NYICS

    Hratch Kozibeyokian, an exhibitor and lecturer at NYICS 2016, poses in front of a 13' x 13' Afghan War Protest Rug on view at the annual event. 


    NEW YORK -- A showstopper at the entrance to the New York International Carpet Show, held Sept 11 -13, 2016 at Manhattan's Terminal Warehouse, a 13' x 13' Afghan War Protest Rug heralded the rich symbology and storytelling of prized pieces displayed by dealers participating in the event's inaugural Antiques Pavilion. 


  • 09202016 NYICS Antiques Pavilion Offers International Context, Reinvents Tradition

    NYICS ANTIQUES PAVILION OFFERS INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT, REINVENTS TRADITION


    The Antiques Pavilion at NYICS featured exhibitors and pedigreed carpets and textiles from Europe, Turkey, the U.S. and Canada.


    NEW YORK -- Retailers and designers at the 12th annual New York International Carpet Show found an international potpourri of antique and vintage dealers at the exhibition's first Antiques Pavilion, which was set in a separate wing to create a distinctive atmosphere.   


  • 09232016 Obeetee Rolls Out Broadloom Line; Debuts Furniture Brand at New York Home Fashions Market
    OBEETEE ROLLS OUT BROADLOOM LINE; DEBUTS FURNITURE BRAND AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    During New York Home Fashions Market, Obeetee showcased its new assortment of handmade broadlooms; and a new furniture brand, Manor & Mews.

    NEW YORK -- In addition to showing off the company's spacious new New York City showroom during New York Home Fashions Market, rug maker Obeetee unveiled its expansion not only into the handmade broadloom category but into the furniture segment as well with the launch of a new sister company called Manor & Mews.
     

     
  • 09262016 Nourison Announces New Hires in Sales, Marketing
    NOURISON ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN SALES AND MARKETING

    James McNally, southeast regional sales manager, Nourison

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison has beefed up its sales and marketing team in 2016 with new hires appointed to key positions.


     
  • 09262016 Retail Insights: Talking Rugs with Overstock's Amy Browning
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: TALKING RUGS WITH OVERSTOCK'S AMY BROWNING


    Amy Browning, director of business development at Overstock.com, discusses opportunities for rug vendors, and for growth in the category in an exclusive interview with RugNews.com.

    LAS VEGAS -- E-commerce giant Overstock.com, with over 1,000,000 products on its site, was on the prowl for more at the summer 2016 Las Vegas Market: more products, more trends, more vendors -- and more rugs.  


  • 09272016 Outdoor Rugs Make a Splash at 2016 Casual Market Chicago

    OUTDOOR RUGS MAKE A SPLASH AT 2016 CASUAL MARKET CHICAGO 

    The mix of products on display in hallway vignettes of the seventh floor temporary spaces at Casual Market Chicago included rugs from Jaipur Living and by Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean.


    CHICAGO -- Robust traffic at 2016 Casual Market Chicago, which ran from Sept. 20- 23 at the Merchandise Mart here, indicated a strong economic outlook for the outdoor rug category, according to interviews with longtime and new exhibitors. 


  • 09282016 Surya Announces High Point Market Events, ELLE DECOR License

    SURYA ANNOUNCES HIGH POINT MARKET EVENTS, ELLE DECOR LICENSE


    Fashion, color and fun take the spotlight at Surya's High Point Market events, including a presentation by Elle Decor, the company's newest licensing partner for rugs and pillows.


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will host a full roster of educational and social events during High Point Market, including presentations by new additions to its portfolio of licensing partners: Elle Decor and Ted Baker London. 


  • 093012016 Carpetland USA Founder Rick Meyer Dies
    CARPETLAND USA FOUNDER RICK MEYER DIES

    CHICAGO -- Ulrich "Rick" Meyer, founder and former CEO of Carpetland USA, died at the age of 91 of natural causes on Sept. 16 at his Chicago home, according to his widow, Harriet Horwitz Meyer.


  • 09302016 Market Snapshot: Rugs and Hard Surface Synergies Driving Sales

    MARKET SNAPSHOT: RUGS AND HARD SURFACE SYNERGIES DRIVING SALES

    Dealer across the country say synergies between rugs and hard surface continue to boost sales heading into the Fall 2016 selling season.


    RUGNEWS.COM REPORT -- With some surveys indicating rugs are searched online more often than any other product category when the consumer is shopping for floor covering, flooring dealers are increasingly seeing rugs as an opportunity. And with all the challenges they've encountered selling broadloom in recent years, some are rediscovering rugs as an important segment.


  • 10072016 Stephanie Odegard to Head Domotex 2017 Carpet Design Awards Jury
    STEPHANIE ODEGARD TO HEAD DOMOTEX 2017 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS JURY

    American rug designer Stephanie Odegard is chairman of the jury for the12th annual Carpet Design Awards for Domotex 2017, to be held from Jan. 14 -17.

    HANNOVER -- The Carpet Design Awards, the world's top international accolade for contemporary hand-made carpets and rugs, has a new jury lineup for Domotex 2017 headed by award-winning carpet designer Stephanie Odegard from New York.


















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