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2005 January

  • 01.10.05 ORIA to Aid Tsunami Victims

    ORIA AIDS RELIEF EFFORTS
    FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

     SECAUCUS, NJ -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) is collecting funds to assist in the relief effort for tsunami victims in southeast Asia. The funds  will provide food, medicine and other necessities to the victims.


  • 01282005 Market Poll Results

    Rugnews.com Survey Results:
    TRACKING COLOR AND DESIGN TRENDS
    IS MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MARKET

     

    You think buyers come to market just to buy? Tracking style trends is an even more important aspect of the market-going experience.


Markets
  • 01.11.05 MOI Atlanta Mart Exhibit

    MUSEUM OF INTRODUCTIONS TO MAKE DEBUT AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET

    ATLANTA -- MOI: the Museum Of Introductions will make its debut as a signature exhibition at the International Rug Market next week at AmericasMart Atlanta.


  • 01.16.05 Cap Tsunami Relief Program

    BE COOL,
     DO GOOD.

     Market Special: Buy
     cool Rugnews.com baseball cap for $20.
    $10 will go to the ORIA/Red Cross International Tsunami Relief Fund.
    Look for us on the floors.


    Cool Rugnews.com cap



  • 01/23/05 Atlanta Market Magnificent Carpets Awards
     

    MAGNIFICENT! AWARDS GALA HONORS INDUSTRY'S TOP RUG DESIGNS

    Winners All

    ATLANTA -- America's Magnificent Carpets Awards ceremony, an extravagant event sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta and Architectural Digest, was held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2005.


    John Feizy accepts "Dealer's Choice" award from Chas Sydney of AmericasMart Atlanta. Feizy's entry was voted the most popular rug in the Museum Of Introductions exhibition.

     


    Details on winners, click here.


  • 011305 AmericasMart Market Showroom News

    ATLANTA MARKET WILL SEE NEW EXHIBITORS AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS

    ATLANTA -- Buyers at the Atlanta International Rug Market and National Oriental Rug Show next week will see 10 new exhibitors and seven major showroom  expansions at the 400,000 sq. ft. Area Rug Center in AmericasMart Atlanta. The Atlanta market runs from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23.


  • 01262005 Atlanta Business Wrap Up

    Atlanta Market Report:
    BEST MARKET IN YEARS TRIGGERS
    NEW OPTIMISM FOR RUG INDUSTRY

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA - The rug industry is rolling. Last week's Atlanta International Rug Market was the best in years. There was an unusually large number of introductions and both retailers and vendors were confident that consumers would re-discover rugs in 2005.


  • 1/24/2005 Domotext picture

    GREETINGS FROM DOMOTEX

    Rugnews.com salutes all the people who attended or exhibited at Domotex in Hannover, Germany and made a quick turnaround back to the U.S. for the Atlanta International Rug Market. At the German event: George Bulat and Gulben Aksu of Concord Global Trading on their stand with  Igor Yakovenko of Airbase, New Castle, DE
     



  • 11.30.04 Atlanta Market Showrooms January Edition

    NEW AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS ANNOUNCED FOR ATLANTA MARKET

    ATLANTA -- New and expanded showrooms will greet rug buyers at the International Area Rug Market January 20 to 23 at AmericasMart Atlanta.


  • 12.9.04 Magnificent Carpets Award

    AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS
    SET FOR ATLANTA  RUG MARKET

    ATLANTA -- The 2005 edition of  America's Magnificent Carpets Awards will be held  Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.


People
  • 01/19/2005 January Market Pix Page One

    WHO'S NEW? WHAT'S NEW?
    ATLANTA MARKET JUMPIN' A DAY
    BEFORE OFFICIAL OPENING BELL



    Keith Arlinghaus, left, now the senior rug buyer of Macy's Home Store and Leon Capel, president of Capel, Inc.In his new post, Arlinghaus said he'll be building a staff of 10 to 12 people who will focus on merchandise coordination and sales training throughout the country.


    Atlanta Market People Pix start today. Click here and get the scoop on Who's New.


     

  • 01/21/05 Atlanta People Pix - Page 2
     

    ATLANTA MARKET WRAPPING UP
     AS ONE OF THE BEST IN YEARS


    Kas sales manager Joan Catello, second left,  with the JC Penney buying staff: Kay Ruffin, Sabrina Roberts and Hedy Sawyers.


    More Atlanta Market Pix, click here


  • 01262005 Surfaces People Pix Intro

    BLING! SURFACES FLOOR COVERING EXPO IS A HUGE SUCCESS

    If power is the ultimate aphrodisiac,  then this has to be the sexiest  group of guys at Surfaces:From left, Mike Riley, executive vice president of Oriental Weavers Sphinx; Mohamed Farid, chairman of Oriental Weavers Group, Cairo, Egypt; Alex Peykar, president of Nourison, and Ahmed Salama, vice president of Oriental Weavers Sphinx.
    Nearly 150 rug exhibitors showed at last week's Surfaces Floor Covering Expo.
    See all the Surface People Pix, click here.


     

Products
  • 01.15.05 Atlanta Charts

    ATLANTA MARKET
    Trend Watch


    Fashion at a Price:
     828 International


    Americana:
    Capel


    Casual Contemporary: Couristan

    PIX AND PRODUCT INFO FROM
     MAJOR VENDORS
    (click here)
     


    Earthy Palettes:
    Feizy


    Licensing Fever:
    Orian



People
Retailers
Vendors
  • 01.09.05 Milliken Names Denning

    MILLIKEN NAMES DENNING
    AREA RUG BRAND MANAGER

    LAGRANGE, GA. - Brian Denning has been appointed brand manager for area rugs and hotel and retail mats for Milliken, Inc.  He succeeds Robbie Burch, who was named brand manager for broadloom.


Products
Markets
Retailers
Vendors
  • 01.01.05 Samad Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    HAND MADE SPECIALIST SAMAD
    CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ --  Samad, the hand made rug specialist, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the U.S. on Jan. 4, 2005, according to David Samad, president of the importing company.

  • 01.14.05 Hellenic Expands in Atlanta

    HELLENIC EXPANDS ATLANTA SHOWROOM, 
    WILL SKIP '05 SURFACES EVENT

    BROOKLYN, NY -- Hellenic Rug Imports is expanding its AmericasMart  Atlanta showroom as part of the import company's continuing growth program.


  • 01.15.05 Noonoo Anniversary

    NOONOO CELEBRATES 75TH
    ANNIVERSARY IN IMPORTING BUSINESS

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Noonoo Rug Co., one of the oldest  importers in the U.S.  rug business, is celebrating its 75th anniversary at the Atlanta International Rug Market, Jan. 20 to 23, 2005.



  • 01/18/2005 Feizy ART Award

     FEIZY RUGS WINS DALLAS
     MARKET CENTER 'ART' AWARD

    DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs has won the 16th annual ART Award for Excellence in area rug manufacturing. The Award was presented Saturday, Jan. 15 at a gala dinner at the Dallas Market Center. The event is sponsored by ART (the Accessories Resource Team) and the Dallas Market Center.


  • 011105 Loloi New Atlanta Showroom

    LOLOI RUGS MOVES TO
    NEW ATLANTA SHOWROOM
     

    DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs has moved to a new and expanded showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta, according to Amir Loloi, president of the importing company.


  • 01142005 Capel New Catalog

    CAPEL UNVEILS
     2005 CATALOG
    DEDICATED TO
    SMITH CAPEL


    Cover of new Capel catalog


    Details on the new Capel catalog, click here


     

  • 01182005 Nourison 25th Anniversary

    NOURISON CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT ATLANTA MARKET


    Alex Peykar


    Paul Peykar


    Stephen Peykar

    Details on Nourison's Anniversary, click here


  • 01262005 Noonoo Files for Reorganization

    NOONOO FILES FOR REORGANIZATION

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Noonoo Rug Co. has  filed a petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, according to Gene Newman, president of the importing company.


  • 01312005 Natco NY Showroom

    NATCO TO OPEN  8,000 SQ.FT.
    SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK

    WEST WARWICK, RI -- Natco Home Fashions will have a soft opening of its new New York showroom during the February Winter Market.


  • 03182005 Natco NY Showroom Grand Opening

    NATCO HOME/CENTRAL ORIENTAL TO CELEBRATE NEW SHOWROOM OPENING
    AT NY HOME TEXTILES MARKET

    WEST WARWICK, RI --  Natco Home Fashions will celebrate the grand opening of its new 8,000 sq. ft. New York showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. during the upcoming New York Home Textiles market, April  8 to 14, 2005.


  • 1/17/05 Momeni 30th Anniversary
     

    30th  Anniversary
    SOUND & MOTION
    interview with Reza Momeni,
     CLICK HERE

    MOMENI MARKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH
    NEW PRODUCTS, GALA CELEBRATION
    NEW YORK -- Momeni, Inc. is marking  its 30th anniversary  with breakthrough new products,  a gala celebration at the downtown Atlanta Ritz Carlton and a drawing for a dream vacation in New York City.


  • 1/19/2005 Samad Runs Mumbai Marathon
    DAVID SAMAD RUNS HIS 24TH
     
    MARATHON IN MUMBAI, INDIA
    MUMBAI, INDIA -- David Samad, president of Samad, completed the second annual Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. Jan. 16. It was the importer's 24th marathon. He placed 130th on the 26.2 mile course.
People
  • 01262005 Capel Tsunami Relief Fund

    CAPEL TO DONATE PROFITS
    TO AID TSUNAMI VICTIMS


    TROY, NC -- Capel Inc. will  donate a portion of the company's 2005 first quarter proceeds to aid tsunami victims in southeast asia.



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