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2017 SEPTEMBER

  • 09012017 High Point Market Announces Grand Funk Railroad to Headline Fall 'Stars Under the Stars'
    HIGH POINT MARKET ANNOUNCES GRAND FUNK RAILROAD TO HEADLINE FALL 'STARS UNDER THE STARS' 

    High Point, NC -- Stars under the Stars, the popular series of events at High Point Market, is offering two unique nights of entertainment at Fall Market, October 14 - 18, 2017.


     
  • 0902017 Zollanvari's Kyoto Collection Premieres in U.S. at The Rug Show NY
    ZOLLANVARI'S KYOTO COLLECTION PREMIERES IN U.S. AT THE RUG SHOW NY

    Zollanvari introduces the Kyoto Shibori design inspired by Japanese Meisen kimonos in the Gabbehs Abstract & Plain Collection at The Rug Show New York and Maison et Objet Paris.

    NEW YORK -- Zollanvari will participate at The Rug Show New York for the third consecutive year, unveiling its Kyoto collection of kimono-inspired rugs for the first time in the U.S. at the Javits Center event Sept. 10-13, as the collection simultaneously debuts in Paris at Maison et Objet, Sept. 8-12.


  • 09032017 Deutsche Messe Decentralizes Marketing & PR Into Core Business Groups

    DEUTSCHE MESSE DECENTRALIZES MARKETING & PR INTO CORE BUSINESS GROUPS 

    Onuora Ogbukagu (left) becomes Deutsche Messe's head of marketing communications. Dagmar Wolf heads the new Floor Coverings & Woodworking MarCom team responsible for Domotex.


    HANNOVER, Germany --  Deutsche Messe's supervisory board has granted approval for the decentralization of the company's Marketing & PR division. 


  • 09042017 NY NOW Rug Exhibitors Spotlight Trends Tailored to Designers
    NY NOW RUG EXHIBITORS SPOTLIGHT TRENDS TAILORED TO DESIGNERS


    NEW YORK -- The summer 2017 edition of the semi-annual NY Now show boasted more than 30 exhibitors featuring rugs - from artisans showing a smidgen of hand crafted pieces to vintage traders, and big name importers with stacks of new designs to browse.


  • 09072017 Carpet Design Awards Announces New Categories for Domotex 2018, Mandapati as Jury President
    CARPET DESIGN AWARDS ANNOUNCES NEW CATEGORIES FOR DOMOTEX 2018, MANDAPATI AS JURY PRESIDENT

    Michael Mandapati, president of Warp & Weft in NYC, is president of the Carpet Design Awards jury at Domotex 2018, which announces new and refined categories reflecting industry trends.


    HANNOVER, Germany -- The Carpet Design Awards are gearing up for another international celebration of flooring excellence. Designers and makers of modern hand-made carpets have until Nov. 1 to submit their entries for the highly coveted award.


  • 09072017 Creative Home Scores French Connection License, Ready for NY Home Fashions Market Launch
    CREATIVE HOME SCORES FRENCH CONNECTION LICENSE, READY FOR NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET LAUNCH
     
     
    Creative Home Ideas lands London fashion brand French Connection license for area rugs, bedding, decorative pillows and more. The range, pictured above, will be unveiled at NY Home Fashions Market.

    NEW YORK -- Textile and area rug manufacturer Creative Home Ideas, a division of YMF, landed the license program for hip London clothing brand French Connection, known for its trendy casual wear for both men and women.


  • 09072018 Nourison Unveils Colorful Tribal, Southwestern, Bohemian Styles at NY Home Fashions Market
    NOURISON UNVEILS COLORFUL TRIBAL, SOUTHWESTERN AND BOHEMIAN STYLES AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
     Nourison goes all out for color in its four new collections to be introduced at New York Home Fashions Market. Shown: designs from the hand-woven cotton blend Baja range.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison introduces four new collections at New York Home Fashions Market along with new accent rugs and a range of home accents from Mina Victory.


     
  • 09082017 Finalists Announced for 29th Annual ARTS Awards

    29TH ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS FINALISTS INCLUDE FOUR IN RUG CATEGORY


    DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the finalists for the 29th annual ARTS Awards, including  Loloi, KAS, Nourison and Company C in the area rug category.


     
  • 09082017 Momeni Launches Erin Gates by Momeni Licensed Collection
    MOMENI LAUNCHES ERIN GATES BY MOMENI LICENSED COLLECTION


    'Elements of Style' blogger, author and designer Erin Gates and Momeni will unveil their new rug collection at a dedicated Erin Gates by Momeni showroom at High Point Market. 

    CARLSTADT, N.J.-- Leading floor covering manufacturer Momeni announced its new licensing partnership with celebrated designer, blogger and author, Erin Gates.


     
  • 09082017 Tayse Expands Scope to Include Mats at NY Home Fashions Market
    TAYSE EXPANDS SCOPE TO INCLUDE MATS AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    Tayse adds mats to its product scope with the debut of Luxor Home, a collection of light duty anti-fatigue mats for kitchen and/or bath with a cushioning foam core, printed designs and non-skid backing.

    NEW YORK -- Tayse is using New York Home Fashions Market as the venue to debut its inaugural collection of kitchen/bath mats -- a company first.


  • 09102017 Karastan Expands Patina Vie Program with Its New Vintage Tapis Collection
    KARASTAN EXPANDS PATINA VIE PROGRAM WITH NEW VINTAGE TAPIS COLLECTION


    At High Point Market, Karastan introduces the new Vintage Tapis collection by Patina Vie featuring a new 'Persian knot' construction with EverStrand base yarn and cotton weft.

    DALTON, Ga. -- The luxurious Vintage Tapis collection by Karastan expands Karastan's offering of Patina Vie designs and offers consumers vintage elegance with a one-of-a-kind feel and look.


  • 091092017 ICFA Announces 10 Outdoor Design Category Winners; Jaipur Living Wins for Rugs
    JAIPUR LIVING NAMED ICFA DESIGN EXCELLENCE WINNER FOR OUTDOOR RUGS

    Casual Market Chicago exhibitor Jaipur Living is the 2017 winner of ICFA's Design Excellence competition in the outdoor rug category for its tile-inspired polyester Waveny Flume rug. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Ten manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories have been recognized for their outstanding product designs by the International Casual Furnishings Association, with Jaipur Living the winner in the outdoor rug category.


     
  • 09112017 NY Home Fashions Market VIP Rug Shopping Guide
    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET VIP RUG SHOPPING GUIDE

     

    NEW YORK -- This week's New York Home Fashions Market continues to be the show for rug vendors hoping to do business with big box and e-commerce retailers and mass merchants.


  • 09132017 Kaleen to Unveil Rachael Ray Collection in High Point
    KALEEN TO UNVEIL RACHAEL RAY COLLECTION IN HIGH POINT


    Lifestyle expert and TV celeb Rachael Ray has added Kaleen to her roster of home licensees to complete her whole home aesthetic designed with her followers and fans in mind.

    DALTON, GA – Kaleen has announced a licensing program with celebrity Rachel Ray, the popular TV show host, chef and author, debuting a line of 34 rugs to be unveiled at the October 2017 High Point Market at the company's Showplace showroom, suite 2345.


  • 09162017 Surya to Launch Outdoor Rugs in Partnership with Fabric Maker Bella-Dura
    SURYA & PERFORMANCE FABRIC MAKER BELLA-DURA PARTNER ON OUTDOOR RUGS LAUNCHING AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    Surya will premiere 15 outdoor rugs in solution-dyed, sustainable Bella-Dura polyolefin yarn that meets high-performance specifications for hotels and yachts as well residential spaces.

    CARTERSVILLE, GA -- At the October 2017 High Point Market, Surya will introduce a new line of indoor-outdoor rugs in partnership with high-performance fabric manufacturer Bella-Dura.


  • 09182017 Home Dynamix Ramps up Nicole Miller, Adds Designer's First Outdoor Collections
    HOME DYNAMIX RAMPS UP NICOLE MILLER, ADDS FIRST OUTDOOR RUGS 


    Home Dynamix grows its Nicole Miller program introducing the designer's inaugural range of three indoor-outdoor rug collections at New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW York -- The New Jersey-based home textiles and area rug importer Home Dynamix expanded its Nicole Miller license program to include the designer's first assortment of indoor-outdoor and kids rugs. 


  • 09182017 Nourison Puts on the Ritz at 'Portfolio" Designer Rug Launch
    NOURISON PUTS ON THE RITZ AT 'PORTFOLIO' DESIGNER RUG LAUNCH


    Celebrity designers and their original rugs debuted at a glamorous launch party for 'Portfolio by Nourison' at New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Area rugs received the red carpet treatment as Nourison unveiled its glamorous new 'Portfolio by Nourison' designers and their inaugural collection of rugs with all the glitz and fanfare of a night at the Oscars on Wednesday, Sept. 13.


     
  • 09192017 Art Awards Judges Announced
    ARTS AWARDS ANNOUNCES JUDGES

    DALLAS-- Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the panel of independent judges for the 29thannual ARTS Awards.


  • 09192017 Harounian Rugs International Adds Irvin and Hoffman to Sales Force

    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL ADDS IRVIN AND HOFFMAN TO SALES FORCE 
     

    Season Irvin Joins Harounian Rugs International as Sales Rep for Southern California


    NEW YORK -- New York City-based Harounian Rugs International announces the appointment of two sales professionals to the company's national sales force. 


  • 09192017 Nourison Scores Coveted Christopher Guy Rug Partnership
    NOURISON SCORES COVETED CHRISTOPHER GUY RUG PARTNERSHIP
     
     
    The overscale textured Fleur design in the debuting Christopher Guy collection of handmade rugs by Nourison was spotted on a recent CG furniture showroom  tour by RugNews.com.

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- A new partnership between Nourison and Christopher Guy brings the world-renowned furniture brand's unique combination of luxury and glamour to area rugs, with the inaugural collection of exclusive handmade designs debuting at High Point Market.


  • 09192017 Outdoor Rugs Lure Buyers at 2017 Casual Market Chicago

    OUTDOOR RUGS LURE BUYERS AT 2017 CASUAL MARKET CHICAGO


     Rugs take center stage at Casual Market Chicago, from top left: a market trend display, Trans-Ocean, Mohawk Home, Nikki Chu for Jaipur Living, Libby Langdon for KAS Rugs, and Couristan.

    CHICAGO -- Undeterred by back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma just prior to the 2017 Casual Market Chicago were treated to fitting 80-degree September temps at the iconic Merchandise Mart, considering the latest products in the outdoor living category were front and center. 


  • 09202017 Fiber-Shield Industries Launches Karpetcryl® High Performance Carpet & Rug Protection Treatment Worldwide
    FIBER-SHIELD INDUSTRIES LAUNCHES KARPETCRYL HIGH PERFORMANCE CARPET & RUG PROTECTION TREATMENT


    Fiber-Shield's super-hydrophobic KarpetCryl®  carpet and rug protection, a proven high-performance and safe treatment, is now marketed for professional use worldwide. 

    YAPHANK, N.Y. -- Fiber-Shield Industries Inc., a leading supplier of specialty protection products and related materials, offers its super-hydrophobic carpet and rug treatment called KARPETCRYL®  to industry professionals worldwide.


     
  • 09202017 Nourison Names VanHouton Director of Hospitality Operations

    NOURISON NAMES VANHOUTON DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS


    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Glen VanHouten as Director of Hospitality Operations. He will be responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of Nourison's Georgia-based hospitality team.

  • 09212017 Ocean Shipping Instability Continues: C.H. Robinson's Wolberg Explains

    OCEAN SHIPPING INSTABILITY CONTINUES: C.H. ROBINSON'S WOLBERG EXPLAINS 

     "Shipping price stability is not an unreasonable goal, but all the moving parts must play a part." --Francois Wolberg, C.H. Robinson

    ATLANTA -- Global container shipping lines are well into peak shipping season, which runs from August through October. Once again, some ocean operators are trying to balance freight rates, even as they negotiate prices to boost capacity, according to C.H. Robinson director of global textile logistics Francois Wolberg. 



  • 09222017 Couristan Debuts New NY Showroom, Next Up High Point Market
    COURISTAN DEBUTS NEW NY SHOWROOM, UP NEXT: HIGH POINT MARKET


    Couristan's new Big Apple showroom at 230 Fifth Ave. gives the company plenty of room to display a growing selection of transitional designs as well as its classics and outdoor collections. 

    NEW YORK -- During New York Home Fashions Market, Couristan showcased its latest introductions, which expand its selection of constructions, qualities and styles, in a brand-new showroom, with a debut in High Point Market up next.


     
  • 09222017 Creative Home Introduces Buyers to New French Connection Home
    CREATIVE HOME INTRODUCES BUYERS TO NEW FRENCH CONNECTION HOME


    YMF's Creative Home Ideas rolls out its new French Connection Home license program with area rugs, top of bed, pillows and curtains at New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Creative Home Ideas, a YMF company, debuted its new license program with U.K. lifestyle brand French Connection and will roll out the initial fashion range of area rugs and soft home products to department stores. 


  • 09222017 Surya to Unveil 23 New Rug Collections, Hundreds of Accessories at Fall High Point Market
    SURYA TO UNVEIL 23 NEW RUG COLLECTIONS, HUNDREDS OF ACCESSORIES AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    A detail of a debuting wool design from the hand-hooked Classic Nouveau collection hints at the fresh new fashion and color directions Surya will present in its High Point introductions. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is set to introduce hundreds of new accessories spanning the full spectrum of lifestyles and price points at the upcoming High Point Market with the goal of offering limitless design possibilities.


  • 09242017 Feizy Launches New Crayola-Branded Products, Targets South America Next
    FEIZY LAUNCHES NEW CRAYOLA-BRANDED PRODUCTS IN NYC, TARGETS SOUTH AMERICA NEXT

    The new Crayola program, a partnership between Siscovers and Feizy, premiered at Feizy's NY Home Fashions Market showroom.

    NEW YORK -- Feizy Rugs debuted its new partnership with bed fashion and textile company Siscovers on its playful line of Crayola-branded floor coverings and home accents at the September edition of New York Home Fashions Market with plans to take the kid-centric program to Latin and South America.


     
  • 09252017 Breaking News: ABC Carpet Opens New Store, Distribution Center in Industry City Brooklyn
    BREAKING NEWS: ABC CARPET OPENS NEW STORE, DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN INDUSTRY CITY, BROOKLYN

    ABC Carpet & Home is the latest addition to Sunset Park Brooklyn's trendy waterfront Industry City development -- and RugNews.com offers an exclusive first look.


    NEW YORK -- Iconic New York area rug and home furnishings purveyor ABC Carpet & Home opened a new retail outlet shop and distribution center in Sunset Park Brooklyn as  part of a trendy economic development area called Industry City.



  • 09262017 Emma Gardner Debuts Rugs Produced by Tamarian at The Rug Show New York, Details Multi-Tier Strategy
    EMMA GARDNER LAUNCHES RUGS PRODUCED BY TAMARIAN AT THE RUG SHOW NY, DETAILS MULTI-TIER STRATEGY 


    Paige Sowden of Interior Resources in Dallas and Emma Gardner of Emma Gardner Design, pose on the Shade rug in the Blue Dusk colorway at the Tamarian stand during The Rug Show NY.

    NEW YORK -- Reminiscent of a step-and-repeat photo booth at a celebrity gala, must-see new rugs by Emma Gardner became a popular backdrop for photos of the designer alongside retailers and interior designers attending the September 2017 Rug Show New York.
     

  • 09262017 Stark Studio Rugs Premieres at the Rug Show New York with Big Plans for High Point
    STARK STUDIO RUGS PREMIERES AT THE RUG SHOW NEW YORK WITH BIG PLANS FOR HIGH POINT MARKET

    John Stark and Steven Stark of Stark Carpet talk with RugNews.com about the new Stark Studio Rugs brand at The Rug Show New York.


    NEW YORK - Stark Studio Rugs officially premiered at The Rug Show New York,  with a striking display showcasing its first 24 collections, a sneak peek at 2018 designs, and aggressive plans for growth at home and abroad.


  • 09272017 The Rug Show Goes To High Point Market with Branded Pavilion at Suites at Market Square
    THE RUG SHOW GOES TO HIGH POINT MARKET WITH BRANDED PAVILION AT SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE


    The Rug Show expands its franchise with a debut at High Point Market in October, creating a branded pavilion at the Suites at Market Square. 

    LOS ANGELES -- The Rug Show, a non-profit trade show held semi-annually in Los Angeles and New York, will bring a group of 10 to 15 exhibitors to a branded pavilion at Suites at Market Square at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 14 to 18.


  • 09282017 Carpet Art Deco Designs a New Manhattan Showroom that Captures its Fashion Spirit
    CARPET ART DECO DESIGNS A NEW MANHATTAN SHOWROOM THAT CAPTURES ITS FASHION SPIRIT


    Carpet Art Deco's expansive new showroom and U.S. headquarters debuts at 295 Fifth Ave. during the September 2017 New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Carpet Art Deco infuses a chic French Canadian sensibility into its new fifth floor showroom at 295 Fifth Avenue (The Textile Building), unveiled during the New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 11-14, 2017. 


  • 09282017 Feizy Adds One-of-a-Kind Collections to Website, Expands High Point Footprint
    FEIZY ADDS ONE-OF-A-KINDS TO WEBSITE, EXPANDS HIGH POINT FOOTPRINT


    Feizy adds one-of-a-kind area rugs to its website, expands its High Point foot print to better showcase this handcrafted category.

    DALLAS -- Feizy, known for its extensive selection of handcrafted fine, one-of-a-kind (OAK), antique and semi-antique rugs,has added OAKs to its website -- it has also taken another space at High Point Market to allow it to showcase its growing assortment of OAK and oversize rugs. 


  • 09282017 ICFF to Open Next Week in Ft. Lauderdale
    ICFF MIAMI TO OPEN NEXT WEEK IN FORT LAUDERDALE 

    ALPHARETTA, GA -- Due to structural damages caused by Hurricane Irma, ICFF Miami show management announced last week that the event has been moved from the Miami Beach Convention Center to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. 


  • 09292017 Safavieh Presents Products Tailored to NY Home Fashions Market Shoppers at New NYC Showroom
    SAFAVIEH UNVEILS PRODUCTS TAILORED TO NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET SHOPPERS AT NEW NYC SHOWROOM


    Cyrus Yaraghi and Arash Yaraghi, principals at total home furnishings company Safavieh welcomed retailers to a spacious new showroom at the recent New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Safavieh unveiled its new wholesale area rug showroom to retailers attending New York Home Fashions Market, Sept.11-14.


     
















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