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2017 APRIL

  • 04042017 The Novogratz Launch Home Decor Collection on Evine; Rugs Now Shoppable Online
    THE NOVOGRATZ LAUNCH HOME DÉCOR COLLECTION ON EVINE; RUGS NOW SHOPPABLE ONLINE


    Husband and wife design-duo The Novogratz (shown with their seven kids) will debut 'The Novogratz Home Collection' April 11 and 12 during Evine's "Designer Dream Home" event.


    MINNEAPOLIS --Evine Live Inc. , a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced the premiere of "The Novogratz Home Collection," a line of furniture and decor from husband and wife design duo, Robert and Cortney Novogratz. 


  • 04042017 U.S. Hospitality Sector Turns to Rugs on Heels of Europe's Lead
    U.S. HOSPITALITY SECTOR TURNS TO RUGS ON HEELS OF EUROPE'S LEAD


    Layers of Persian rugs from ABC Carpet & Home adorn the lobby lounge of the Beekman Hotel in NYC, recently transformed by Martin Brudnizki, one of the industry's most sought-after interior designers.

    LOS ANGELES -- As more hotel properties begin specifying area rugs for their interiors, the hospitality industry presents a new opportunity for both area rug makers and designer showrooms.


  • 04052017 Safavieh Couture Targets Designers with New InterHall Space at High Point Market
    SAFAVIEH COUTURE TARGETS DESIGNERS WITH NEW INTERHALL SPACE AT HIGH POINT MARKET

     
    Rugs play a key role in the Safavieh Couture premiere at InterHall at the spring 2017 High Point Market. Shown: Chester sofa, Chandon coffee table and  Martha Stewart wool rug.

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY -- Safavieh Couture will debut in InterHall at IHFC during the spring 2017 High Point Market.
     

  • 04052017 Surya to Host Elle Decor's First Virtual Reality Experience at High Point Market
    SURYA TO HOST ELLE DECOR'S FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE AT HIGH POINT MARKET

     
    Visitors to Surya's High Point showroom will don special virtual reality gear to experience the Elle Decor home collection in situ in a Paris apartment. Shown is the wool D'Orsay rug. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga -- For the first time since the magazine's creation in 1987, Elle Decor will launch a full home decor collection at High Point Market, from April 22-26, 2017.


     
  • 04062017 Behind the Scenes at HRI: Q&A with David Harounian
    BEHIND THE SCENES AT HRI: Q&A WITH DAVID HAROUNIAN


    David Harounian takes RugNews.com on a tour of HRI's expansive new Manhattan headquarters during New York  Home Fashions Market and details strategies leading to 2016's double digit growth.

    NEW YORK -- A quiet metamorphosis has been underway for several seasons at Harounian Rugs International (HRI) as the company fine-tunes its strategy targeting interior designers and upscale retailers, and unveils a glamorous look at a string of new showrooms in New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas and this month in High Point.


  • 04062017 Donny Osmond Home Collection Premieres on Evine's Designer Dream Home Event

    DONNY OSMOND HOME PREMIERES ON EVINE'S DESIGNER DREAM HOME EVENT 

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Evine Live Inc., a multiplatform video commerce company, today announced the April 10 premiere of Donny Osmond Home, a home decor collection from Donny Osmond and his wife Debbie.


     
  • 04062017 Feizy Introduces Six New Collections at High Point Market
    FEIZY INTRODUCES SIX NEW COLLECTIONS; ANNOUNCES HIGH POINT MARKET PROMOTIONS


    Feizy focuses on new textures, fibers and weaves in fresh collections for spring High Point Market, including the colorful Bermuda collection in eco-friendly jute pile (shown).

    DALLAS -- Feizy will unveil a broad array of new collections and exciting promotions at High Point Spring Market, running from April 22-26, 2017. 


  • 04062017 NY Home Fashions Market Exhibitors Preview High Point Trends, Part 2
    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET EXHIBITORS PREVIEW HIGH POINT TRENDS, PART 2
     


    NEW YORK -- In Part 2 of this special report on the spring edition of New York Home Fashions Market, RugNews.com tours rug exhibitors for a sneak peek at some of their introductions planned for the upcoming High Point Market.
     

  • 04082017 COMPANY C LAUNCHES FALL 2017 COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
    COMPANY C LAUNCHES FALL 2017 COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    Complementary cut pile rug and pillow designs debut at Company C, including the jacquard woven Crescendo rug and hand-embroidered Cassandra pillow.

    High Point, NC -- Company C, the New Hampshire-based design
    and manufacturing company, will introduce its Fall 2017 collection in High Point at IHFC Space D431 on April 22.



  • 04102017 From Canvas to Carpet: Wool and Silk's Erbil Tezcan Takes Art to the Floor

    FROM CANVAS TO CARPET: WOOL AND SILK'S ERBIL TEZCAN TAKES ART TO THE FLOOR


    On display last week at the 2017 Rug Show Los Angeles, the Beautiful People rug by Wool and Silk (right) and the painting by Bryan Dubreuiel that inspired it.

    CEDAR GROVE, N.J. -- Erbil Tezcan has shot to prominence over the past half-dozen years as one of the world's leading carpet designers -- and his artist-inspired oevres for Wool and Silk -- some of which were just on view at The Rug Show Los Angeles -- continue to garner international acclaim.


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  • 04102017 Rizzy Home Names Steve Roan Managing Director for the Americas

    RIZZY HOME NAMES STEVE ROAN MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR THE AMERICAS 

    Calhoun, GA -- Rizzy Home, a vertical manufacturer of hand knotted, hand tufted, and machine made rugs, as well as top of bed, decorative pillows and throws, announced that Steve Roan has joined their team as the Managing Director for The Americas.


     
  • 04102017 Surya Ramps up Machine-Made Rug Assortment with Hundreds of Spring Introductions
    SURYA RAMPS UP MACHINE-MADE RUG ASSORTMENT WITH HUNDREDS OF SPRING INTRODUCTIONS


    A debuting design from Surya's top-selling Germili collection is machine made of polyester for a high end but affordable hand-knotted look.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will debut more than 350 rugs at the upcoming High Point Market, adding breadth and depth in all price points, ranging from an expanded selection of value-priced machine-made designs to luxe hand-knotted rugs.


  • 04112017 Feizy Curates Special Events Targeted to Designers at Spring2017 High Point Market
    FEIZY CURATES SPECIAL EVENTS TARGETED TO DESIGNERS AT SPRING 2017 HIGH POINT MARKET  

    DALLAS - Feizy will celebrate designers with a series of special events at High Point Market at its Historic Market Square showroom, Suite 145, April 22-26, 2017.


     
  • 04112017 Nate Berkus to Open 'AmericasMart Live' Keynote Series

    NATE BERKUS TO OPEN 'AMERICSMART LIVE' KEYNOTE SERIES

    ATLANTA -- AmericasMart LIVE premieres July 11, 2017 in Atlanta with a cast of globally celebrated thought leaders in a new multimedia Market experience connecting today's cultural icons and lifestyle experts with AmericasMart's international community of buyers and sellers.
  • 041217 Surya Unveils Its Most Comprehensive Catalog for Spring
    SURYA UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE CATALOG FOR SPRING 2017

    With over 900 pages, Surya's Spring 2017 catalog features 6,000+ coordinating accessories, lifestyle photography and new design trends.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is kicking off the season with the launch of its Spring 2017 Catalog, which serves as a comprehensive product guide designed with easy navigation in mind, and features hundreds of new coordinating accessories.




  • 04122017 Nourison Launches Antique-Inspired and Limited Edition Collections; One-of-a-Kinds at High Point Market
    NOURISON LAUNCHES ANTIQUE-INSPIRED & LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIONS; ONE-OF-A-KINDS AT HIGH POINT MARKET 


    Nourison brings an expanded assortment of  hand-knotted one-of-a-kind rugs to High Point Market in abstract and antique designs.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will be launching antique-inspired motifs with the Cordoba and Delmar Collections, a limited edition collection with fine artist Lida Sherafatmand, and a selection of one-of-a-kind rugs at Spring 2017 High Point Market. 


  • 04132017 Avalon Flooring Hosts Designer Event Headlining Couturier Bob Mackie and his KAS Rug Collection
    AVALON FLOORING HOSTS DESIGNER EVENT HEADLINING COUTURIER BOB MACKIE AND HIS KAS RUG COLLECTION


    The Avalon Flooring team hosts more than 50 designers at its 'A Night of Inspiration' event. From left, Michelle Fugate, Gerry Yost, and Maryanne Adams of Avalon; celeb designer Bob Mackie; Beth Reale of Avalon. 

    CHERRY HILL, NJ -- Celeb designer Bob Mackie was guest speaker at Avalon Flooring's "A Night of Inspiration" event for its designer customers last month at the retailer's Cherry Hill Showroom. 
     

     
  • 04142017 Exclusive Review: Rugs at the Hot Architectural Digest Design Show, Part 1
    EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: RUGS AT THE HOT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW, PART 1


    NEW YORK -- From established purveyors of fine area rugs to hip Brooklyn-based upstarts, the annual Architectural Digest Design Show, held last month at Piers 92 and 94 in the Big Apple, presented a snapshot of some of the biggest trends in the luxury area rug market.


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  • 04142017 Rugs Direct Scores L2 Capital Investment, Poised for Growth

    RUGS DIRECT SCORES L2 CAPITAL INVESTMENT, POISED FOR GROWTH
     
    Rugs Direct co-owners David Craig and Randy Kremer say the sky's the limit for the online retailer.


    WINCHESTER, Va. -- Online retailer Rugs Direct has announced it has received a strategic investment from private equity player L2 Capital Partners to position the company for growth. 



  • 04182017 Dover Rug & Home Introduces the Storied ARZU Rug Collection to Boston
    DOVER RUG & HOME INTRODUCES THE STORIED ARZU RUG COLLECTION TO BOSTON


    Connie Duckworth, founder of ARZU Studio Hope, will join Mahmud Jafri, owner of Dover Rug & Home for the April 19 launch event for ARZU rugs at his flagship Natick, Mass. showroom.

    BOSTON -- Dover Rug & Home, with three locations in Greater Boston, is the latest fine rug retailer to offer carpets made in Afghanistan by ARZU Studio Hope.


     
  • 04182017 Furniture First Names Andrew Kauffman CEO
    FURNITURE FIRST NAMES ANDREW KAUFFMAN CEO

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- The Furniture First board of directors has announced that Andrew Kauffman has been promoted to the position of CEO of Furniture First following the resignation of Dino Cefili last week.


  • 04182017 Nourison Partners with Fine Artist Lida Sherafatmand on Limited Edition Rugs
    NOURISON  & ARTIST LIDA SHERAFATMAND PARTNER ON LIMITED EDITION RUGS 


    A cascade of blooms adorns 'When Miracles Happen', a limited edition rug created by Nourison with fine artist Lida Sherafatmand. 

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will debut a limited edition rug collection with fine artist Lida Sherafatmand at the April 2017 High Point Market.


  • 04182017 Tour the Rug Show LA: People and Products
    TOUR THE RUG SHOW LOS ANGELES:
    PEOPLE & PRODUCTS 


    Zollanvari displays its newest designs at the Rug Show Los Angeles.


    LOS ANGELES -- Rug Show Los Angeles 2017 brought together an international group of luxury rug companies and prospective West Coast clients, as well as designers and retailers from across the United States and Canada.


  • 04192017 Indigo Girls Live at Icon Honors 2017
    INDIGO GIRLS LIVE AT ICON HONORS 2017


    Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers headline ICON HONORS 2017 the premiere event to be held during the summer Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. 

    ATLANTA --The iconic duo Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) will take the ICON HONORS 2017 stage on Thursday, July 13 in an exclusive performance capping the highly anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry.


     
  • 04201017 Feizy Expands High Point Launch; Debuts Three New Limited Edition Collections
    FEIZY EXPANDS HIGH POINT LAUNCH; DEBUTS THREE NEW LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIONS


    Feizy introduces 14 new collections at High Point Market, including the textural  and eco-friendly jute Bermuda collection, shown here.

    DALLAS -- April 20, 2017 -- In addition to five previously announced new collections, Feizy will unveil an even broader array with a total of 14 new rug collections and line extensions at High Point Spring Market.


  • 04202017 Jaipur Living Unveils "Freedom Habitat" Look Book in High Point
    JAIPUR LIVING UNVEILS "FREEDOM HABITAT" LOOK BOOK IN HIGH POINT 


    Lifestyle photography presents a fashion-forward aesthetic in Jaipur Living's look book featuring a Chaos Theory by Kavi rug. 

    ATLANTA -- April 20, 2017 -- Jaipur Living is changing the stakes in the home furnishings catalog game with the release of a large-scale newsprint publication at the spring High Point Market.


     
  • 04202017 Kaleen Expects Strong High Point; Projects Record 2017 Sales
    KALEEN EXPECTS STRONG HIGH POINT; PROJECTS RECORD 2017 SALES


    One of three collections debuting at High Point Market, Shades illustrates Kaleen's take on the trend to 'solid non-solid rugs'. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Handmade area rug manufacturer Kaleen brings a trio of fresh collections to High Point Market, running later this week from April 22-26, and expects the upcoming market to help the company reach an all-time record for 2017. 


  • 04202017 Loloi Debuts New Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Collections
    LOLOI DEBUTS NEW MAGNOLIA HOME BY JOANNA GAINES COLLECTIONS

    Fans of  Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines will find extensive introductions in rugs (Lucca collection above), throws and pillows at Loloi's High Point Market. showroom.

    DALLAS -- Loloi announces the expansion of its widely successful Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines program with five new rug collections debuting this week at High Point Market. The collaboration also grows with two new throw collections and numerous new pillow designs.


  • 04202017 Nourison Launches Enhanced '50 To Infinity' Custom Sized Rug Program
    NOURISON LAUNCHES ENHANCED '50 TO INFINITY' CUSTOM SIZED RUG PROGRAM


    Nourison debuts an enhanced "Fifty To Infinity" custom sized rug program, with new tools, expanded assortment and two-week deliveries. 

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has launched an enhanced custom sized rug program called Fifty to Infinity.


  • 04212017 Loloi Introduces ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection to High Point Shoppers
    LOLOI INTRODUCES ED ELLEN DEGENERES COLLECTION TO HIGH POINT SHOPPERS 


    An exclusive line of  ED Ellen DeGeneres rugs, pillows and throws crafted by Loloi will premiere for the first time in High Point this spring .

    DALLAS -- Loloi is introducing its newest licensed collection, ED Ellen DeGeneres, to High Point Market shoppers at this week's edition of the semi-annual show. 


  • 04212017 Must-See Rugs: High Point Buyers' Market Hit List, Part 1
    MUST-SEE RUGS: HIGH POINT MARKET BUYERS' HIT LIST, PART 1


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- While the fashion trends laid out earlier this year at shows in Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York continue to be in play, the big rug story for High Point Market shoppers will be innovative constructions that push the fashion bar to its limits.


     

  • 04212017 Must-See Rugs: High Point Buyers' Market Hit List, Part 2
    MUST-SEE RUGS: HIGH POINT BUYERS' MARKET HIT LIST, PART 2

      

    HIGH POINT, N.C. --  The spring 2017 edition of High Point Market - beginning a day ahead of its scheduled April 22 official opening - gives rug vendors and extended platform to put their best rugs forward. 


  • 04212017 Rug Events Galore at High Point Market -- Shopper's Cheat Sheet
    RUG EVENTS GALORE AT HIGH POINT MARKET -- SHOPPER'S CHEAT SHEET


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Spring
     2017 edition of High Point Market offers plenty of ways that show buyers can learn, work and play at the semi-annual home furnishings fair. RugNews.com has put together a comprehensive cheat sheet of industry events.


  • 04222017 Christopher Guy Opens New Flagship Showroom at High Point Spring Market
    CHRISTOPHER GUY OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM IN HIGH POINT 


    Robert Maricich, CEO, IMC; Christopher Guy Harrison, founder and creator of Christopher Guy; North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper; Councilman Jay Wagner, High Point City Council Ward 4; and Jon Spurlock, head of creative, Christopher Guy. 

    High Point, NC -- International luxury decorative furnishing brand Christopher Guy (CG) celebrated the grand opening of its new flagship location on April 22, 2017 at High Point Spring Market.


     
  • 04222017 Harounian Rugs International Unveils New High Point Showroom and Products
    HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM & PRODUCTS 


    Celebrating HRI's new showroom with a ribbon cutting on opening day of spring 2017 High Point Market are, RJ Maricich, IMC, buyers from House of Jade Interiors inUtah, Greg Jordt, Lee Harounian, Deodat Jugmohan  and Bobby Shamsian of HRI and Chris Amos, IMC. 

    HIGH POINT -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) welcomed buyers and designers to its new IHFC showroom, space H404 in the Hamilton wing on Friday, and though market hadn't officially opened, the company reports early traffic indicates a strong showing.


     
  • 04222017 Jaipur Living Introduces 10 New Collections, Expands 26 Best-Selling Lines
    JAIPUR LIVING INTRODUCES 10 NEW COLLECTIONS, EXPANDS 26 BEST-SELLING LINES WITH NEW DESIGNS


    Jaipur Living grows its popular kate spade new york collection at April High Point Market with new designs like Greenpoint (GRE02). 

    ATLANTA -- Kicking off the spring 2017 High Point Market, Jaipur Living debuts 200-plus introductions, marked by 10 new rug collections and additions to over two dozen of its best-selling product designs. 


  • 04222017 Loloi HP Market Giveaway: A Chance to Stay at Famed Magnolia House
    LOLOI HP MARKET GIVEAWAY: A CHANCE TO STAY AT FAMED MAGNOLIA HOUSE


    Loloi customers with a qualifying Magnolia Home order are eligible to win a stay at Magnolia House, the B&B near Waco renovated by Joanna and Chip Gaines.  

    DALLAS -- To celebrate the newest additions to the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collections, Loloi is offering a free stay for up to eight people for two nights at the Magnolia House near Waco, Texas. 


  • 04222017 Oriental Weavers' 2017 Collections Push the Design and Technology Limits
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS' 2017 COLLECTIONS PUSH DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY LIMITS

    The nuances of color and texture in OW's Evolution collection are the result of a proprietary yarn system that allows up to 20 colors, and a line in which each design is completely unique. 


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Oriental Weavers' comprehensive 2017 collection offers a broad range of new looks and important advances machine weaving technology that make for a strong presentation at retail. 


  • 04242017 Feizy's 'Iconic Rug' Survey: Customer Favorites Revealed in High Point
    FEIZY'S 'ICONIC RUG' SURVEY: CUSTOMER FAVORITES REVEALED IN HIGH POINT


    Chosen by designers and retailers in an online survey as Feizy's "Most Luxurious" rug, Escalante is hand knotted of wool and silk. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- At this week's High Point Market, Feizy unveiled the winning rugs chosen by designers and retail customers in an online survey prior to the spring event. 


  • 04252017 AmericasMart is Exclusive Georgia Partner of Interior Design Society
    AMERICASMART IS EXCLUSIVE GEORGIA PARTNER OF INTERIOR DESIGN SOCIETY 

    ATLANTA -- APRIL 25, 2017 -- AmericasMart Atlanta is bringing the Interior Design Society (IDS) back to Atlanta in its new role as exclusive sponsor of the IDS Georgia Chapter. 


  • 04252017 Andy Hilfiger Rocks at Rizzy Home; Launches Andrew Charles Rugs & Textiles
    ANDY HILFIGER ROCKS AT RIZZY HOME, LAUNCHES ANDREW CHARLES RUG & TEXTILES COLLECTIONS


    Andy Hilfiger's Andrew Charles collection debuted on April 24 during High Point Market, with rugs (left), pillows and more featuring a combination rock star-meets-Americana vibe. 

    HIGH POINT -- Andy Hilfiger joined Rizzy Home at its Showplace showroom on Monday night for the official launch of the Andrew Charles collection to online and bricks and mortar retailers.


     
  • 04272017 Mohawk Industries Reports Record Q1 Results
    Mohawk Industries Reports Record Q1 Results 

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- April 27, 2017 -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. today announced 2017 first quarter record net earnings of $201 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.68, a 16.5% increase versus prior year. 


  • 04272017 Orientalist Home Tapped for 2017 Suites at Market Square Best Booth Award
    ORIENTALIST HOME TAPPED FOR SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE BEST BOOTH AWARD


    Tatiana Grilo and Gady Yesilcay of Orientalist Home show off their Best of Booth Award for the company's Suites at Market Square exhibit presented on the last day of spring 2017 High Point Market.


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Orientalist Home of Long Island City, N.Y. was recognized with a Best Booth Award at the Suites at Market Square (SAMS) at the spring 2017 High Point Market.


  • 04282017 Retail Insights: Mark Moran Shares NW Rugs & Furniture's Small Format Strategy for Growth
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: MARK MORAN SHARES NW RUGS & FURNITURE'S SMALL-FORMAT STRATEGY FOR GROWTH


    NW Rugs & Furniture addresses changing consumer shopping patterns and future growth with a new small format concept in addition to its area rug superstores in western states.

    TIGARD, Ore. -- Bigger isn't always better, or so says Mark Moran, buyer and co-founder of NW Rugs & Furniture, an area rug and home furnishings chain with seven locations.


















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