DALLAS MARKET CENTER OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR ARTS AWARDS
DALLAS – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, are now accepting nominations for the 26th annual international ARTS Awards. The 26th annual ARTS winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 16, 2015 and will recognize excellence in 27 different categories.
WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST SEMINARS DURING SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET
LAS VEGAS – World Market Center will host a series of programs and educational sessions led by top industry influencers as well as leaders from various fields of business and design during the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31,2014. Both Safavieh and Surya will take part in the program.
PAKISTAN CARPET EXHIBITION SET FOR OCTOBER 14 to 17 2014
LAHORE, PAKISTAN – Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA), will host the 32nd Annual Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition October 14 to 17 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, here. The Exhibition is organized in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.
HEART SET TO PERFORM DURING ATLANTA ICON HONORS 2014
ATLANTA – Heart, led by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson, will headline the fifth annual Icon Honors celebration set to take place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Thursday, July 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. To listen to Heart, click here.
LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST RECORD NUMBER OF TEMPORARY EXHIBITS
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will present the largest number of temporary exhibitors in its history—showcasing more than 475 vendors in 16 temporary collections located on five floors in two buildingsduring the upcoming Summer Market July 27 to 31, 2014.
HIGH POINT MARKET RELEASES TRENDS VIDEO FROM SPRING MARKET
HIGH POINT, NC – High Point Market has launched its Trends from Spring Market: The Next Big Thing video. To track the top trends of Spring Market with Editor at Large and home fashion experts Mitzi Beach, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Jeanne Chung, Cathy Ettel, Nicole Gibbons, Haskell Harris, Meredith Heron, Aerin Lauder, Lisa Mende, Stacy Naquin, Tina Ramchandani, Sarah Sarna, and Traci Zeller, click here.
ATLANTA – The late Albert David Maslia will be named the GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence recipient at the fifth annual Icon Honors celebration on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS TO HOST TOMMY BAHAMA PARTY IN LAS VEGAS
DALTON, GA – Oriental Weavers will host a Tommy Bahama party Monday, July 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its World Market Center showroom C-395. The party will be catered by the official Las Vegas Tommy Bahama Bar & Restaurant.
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will host its 4th annual gala charity event benefiting Gift for Life on Monday, July 28, during the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market. Beginning this summer, the “Up on 10” fundraiser will be held on the 10th floor of Building C, space 1052.
HOME DECOR AND HOME IMPROVEMENT PREDICTED TO BE FASTEST GROWING LICENSING CATEGORIES IN 2014
NEW YORK – Home improvement and home décor are predicted to be the fastest growing licensing categories of 2014, according to the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA). In 2013, overall corporate and brand name licensing royalties amounted to an estimated $965 million, representing about 17.1% of licensing industry revenues, and an estimated $22.5 billion in retail sales, or 19.4% of the overall licensed retail business in 2013, according to the trade group.
GARDEN RIDGE STORES RENAMED AT HOME TO REFLECT COMPANY POINT OF VIEW
PLANO, TX -- Garden Ridge is rebranding its stores and changing its name to At Home. The company is investing $20 million in the project which will include store redesign as well as the name change, according to the company. The rebranding is expected to be completed by the holiday shopping season.
NATICK, MA – Dover Rug and Home has received the 2014 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards in multiple categories: “#1 choice for Carpet/Flooring Store” in Natick; the Silver Award for the region in this same category and Honorable Mention for Home Decorating Store.
DALTON, GA -- Oriental Weavers has recently released its 2014/2015 Rug Fashion Catalog which contains over 500 pages and features more than 1,300 of the most current rugs available today, according to Jonathan Witt, senior vice president of Oriental Weavers.
SUGAR VALLEY, GA --: Designer Bob Timberlake and Mohawk Home have formed a new partnership. Timberlake, who has a long track record in the home furnishings industry, was most recently associated with Shaw Living. Under the new arrangement, Bob Timberlake will be a separate Mohawk Home brand such as Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen.
SURYA HONORED BY DECORATING DEN INTERIORS FOR OUTSTANDING GROWTH
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has been recognized by Decorating Den Interiors for outstanding growth in 2013. The newly created award, which honors a supplier achieving significant sales momentum during the year, was presented to Surya at Decorating Den Interiors’ 45th annual conference and supplier market held recently in San Diego.
AFGHAN WEAVERS VISIT INDIA TO UNDER AUSPICES OF US DEPT OF COMMERCE
Richard Ringrose, Tanuj Gupta and Rob Leahy
ATLANTA –A 15-member delegation of weavers from Afghanistan met recently with representatives from Amer Rugs and its parent company, Saraswati Global Private, Ltd., during a recent study tour to measure the feasibility of migrating Indian rug weaving techniques into the existing Afghan weaving framework.
BACOVA APPOINTS NORDEN, WORKOWSKI, CHAPLIN AND HILL TO NEW POSITIONS
COVINGTON, VA – Bacova Guild, Ltd. has appointed Jeff Norden to vice president, marketing and national accounts, Tamara Hill has been promoted to marketing and quality control specialist, Deseray Chaplin has been promoted to product manager for Basov Floor and Christine Workowski has joined Bacova as designer/photographer.
CALHOUN, GA –Surya will launch its first semi-annual sales event. To help customers boost store traffic and drive accessories sales during the slower Summer months, the rug and home accessories brand is offering a rebate for Surya sales orders written from Aug. 1 through Labor Day, according to Satya Tiwari, president.
DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will host its Summer of Color Giveaway promotion June 30 through September 5. During the promotion, the company will give Facebook fans a chance with win one of the company’s 5x8 rugs by liking and sharing a photo of one of the company’s designs.
SURYA TO INVEST $33 MILLION IN NEW ONE MILLION SQ. FT. GEORGIA HEADQUARTERS
CALHOUN, GA -- Surya plans to invest $33 million to build a new one million sq. ft. corporate office and distribution facility in Cartersville, Ga., according to Satya Tiwari, president. The expansion is expected to add more than 200 new jobs in the north Georgia area.
LOS ANGELES – The Rug Market America has expanded its design department with an additional 2,000 sq. ft. and the company has added four designers to its creative team, according to Mike Shabtai, founder and creative director.