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2018 DECEMBER

  • 12032018 Perrennials Wins Interior Design's Best of Year Award for Rugs; Five Rug Brands Also Lauded
    PERENNIALS WINS INTERIOR DESIGN'S BEST OF YEAR AWARD FOR RUGS; FIVE RUG BRANDS ALSO LAUDED

    From the Best of Year category-winning collection in rugs, the Rose design by Martyn Thompson for Perennials is hand knotted of solution-dyed acrylic yarn. 


    NEW YORK -- The annual Best of Year (BoY) awards by Interior Design magazine honored the Martyn Thompson collection by Perennials Rugs as BoY 2018 winner in the carpet and rugs category.


  • 12032018 Rug Companies on the Move at Las Vegas Market: New and Relocated Showrooms
    RUG COMPANIES ON THE MOVE AT LAS VEGAS MARKET: NEW AND RELOCATED SHOWROOMS


    Dalyn, Chandra, Mastour, and Orian expand or relocate, while FJ Kashanian (pictured) opens its first Las Vegas showroom.

    LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Several rug companies are represented in the nearly 90,000 square feet of new, expanding and relocating home décor showrooms confirmed for 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market, running Jan. 27 - Jan. 31, 2019.


  • 12042018 Orian Debuts New Mid-Tier Palmetto Living Brand, Renames Showrooms
    ORIAN DEBUTS NEW HIGHER-END PALMETTO LIVING BRAND, RENAMES SHOWROOMS


    ANDERSON, N.C. -- In time for winter markets, Orian is launching a new brand called Palmetto Living to better target the needs of furniture stores and specialty business seeking mid-priced goods and is migrating 17 collections to the label.
     


  • 12042018 With Big Plans, Brandon Culpepper Is Confident Orian's 2019 Will Be Even Better Than a Record 2018
    WITH BIG PLANS, BRANDON CULPEPPER IS CONFIDENT ORIAN'S 2019 WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN A RECORD 2018


    Orian's  Brandon Culpepper, chief revenue officer, sits down in an exclusive interview with RugNews.com and shares some major 2019 Orian news.

    ANDERSON, S.C. -- Orian's Brandon Culpepper, who helped lay the groundwork for some mega changes at the U.S. rug manufacturer, which posted historic sales gains in 2018 of 15 percent, pencils in another record-breaker for 2019.


  • 12062018 RugNews.com Releases 2019 Trade Show Calendar
    RUGNEWS.COM RELEASES 2019 TRADE SHOW CALENDAR

    STAFF REPORT -- The 2019 trade show calendar published by RugNews.com presents perennial favorites and new opportunities for exposure of area rugs to a broad international audience.


  • 12072018 Carpet Design Awards 2019 Finalists Announced in 8 Categories
    CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN 8 CATEGORIES

    Jurgen Dahlmans (center) poses with Rug Star team members with rugs from the Persian weave New Classic collection in "KingsRobe" a finalist in the Carpet Design Awards Best Communications category.


    HANNOVER - The finalists for the 14th Carpet Design Awards have been chosen, and will be on show at Domotex 2019, where winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hall 9 on Jan. 12.
     

  • 12072018 Feizy Rugs Unveils Latest Designs at Upcoming Las Vegas Market
    FEIZY RUGS UNVEILS LATEST DESIGNS AT UPCOMING LAS VEGAS MARKET

    Feizy introduces its 2019 trends at winter market in Las Vegas and the hand-knotted Lyra collection is part of a design direction that recasts Art Deco designs for modern tastes.


    DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is set to showcase its latest styles at this January's Las Vegas Market. 





  • 12072018 Surya Showcases Living Coral Accessories & Rugs at Winter Market
    SURYA SHOWCASES LIVING CORAL ACCESSORIES & RUGS AT WINTER MARKET

    Surya will showcase an assortment of area rugs and accessories in Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at winter markets.

    ATLANTA -- Surya will be spotlighting an array of accessories in Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at the Atlanta and Dallas winter markets.


     
  • 12112018 Creative Matters Takes Art Day Workshops Head to Domotex 2019, Named Finalist for Best Interior in Carpet Design Awards
    CREATIVE MATTERS TAKES ART DAY WORKSHOPS TO DOMOTEX 2019;
               NAMED FINALIST IN CARPET DESIGN AWARDS
     
    A Creative Matters rug designed for Toronto's Anndore House hotel lobby is a finalist for a Domotex 2019 Carpet Design Award in the Best Interior category. Photo: Simon Tannenbaum 
     

    TORONTO, Canada -- Creative Matters, a custom floor and wallcoverings source for designers and architects, will present its interactive Art Day workshops for rug design enthusiasts at Domotex in Hannover.

     
  • 12172018 Couristan Expects Strong Area Rug Sales In 2019, Rolls Out New Looks
    COURISTAN EXPECTS STRONG AREA RUG SALES IN 2019, ROLLS OUT NEW LOOKS


    Couristan's Evolution collection of Wilton woven designs adds new looks for Las Vegas shoppers.

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Following up on a 2018 full of news, Couristan doesn't take a break and starts 2019 with a slate of new area rug roll outs.
     

     
  • 12182018 Ashley Furniture Opens Showroom at AmericasMart

    ASHLEY FURNITURE OPENS SHOWROOM AT AMERICASMART 


    ATLANTA -- Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world, opens its first Atlanta showroom, debuting at AmericasMart in the lead up to The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in January 2019. 

     
  • 12182018 GoodWeave to Exhibit at Heimtextil 2019
    GOODWEAVE TO EXHIBIT AT
    HEIMTEXTIL 2019

    WASHINGTON, DC -- GoodWeave will exhibit at Heimtextil, a gathering of thousands of exhibitors in the home and contract textile industry, to be held Jan. 8 - Jan. 11, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
     

     
  • 12192018 Amer Relocates Headquarters, Bullish on 2019, Opens Year with 11 New Collections
    AMER RELOCATES HQ, BULLISH ON 2019, OPENS YEAR WITH 11 NEW COLLECTIONS 


    Amer's hand-knotted Majestic collection was a high-end hit of 2018, along with the popular Mystique and Zenith.

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- With steady sales growth in 2018 under its belt, Amer Rugs expects a strong 2019 and lays the foundation for continued gains with a new headquarters facility in Norcross, and plenty of product innovation.
     

  • 12202018 Domotex Expands to Mexico in 2019
    DOMOTEX EXPANDS TO MEXICO IN 2019
     

    Domotex Mexico @ Expo CIHAC will be held in October, 2019 featuring carpets, soft and hard surfaces. Domotex photo by Constantin Meyer showcases rugs by Art Resources in Hannover, Germany. 


    HANNOVER, Germany -- Hannover Fairs Mexico has announced the launch of Domotex Mexico 2019 as part of Expo CIHAC, to be held Oct. 15-19, 2019 at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.


  • 12202018 Domotex USA 2019 Offers Tour of Four Georgia Floor Covering Manufacturing Facilities
    DOMOTEX USA 2019 OFFERS TOUR OF FOUR GEORGIA FLOOR COVERING MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

    The Domotex USA tour features Shaw (pictured), The Dixie Group, Engineered Floors and Beauflor USA plants plus lunch and roundtrip bus from Georgia World Congress Center.


    CHICAGO -- Hannover Fairs USA has announced that Shaw Industries', The Dixie Group, Engineered Floors, and Beauflor USA  will offer special plant tours to registered attendees of Domotex USA in February.


  • 12212018 Kaleen Parent Company Goes Global, Debuts at Domotex
    KALEEN PARENT COMPANY GOES GLOBAL, DEBUTS AT DOMOTEX

    Kaleen Loomwork, the parent of U.S. based Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom, heads to Domotex to make its global launch and will introduce a new design collaboration with Australian-Italian interior designer Mariella Ienna, above, at the fair.

    HANNOVER, Germany -- Kaleen Loomwork LLP, the parent company of U.S.-based Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom, will premiere the brand's global launch at the upcoming Domotex fair in Hannover, Jan. 11-14.



  • 12212018 Kas Projects Year over Year Winter Market Sales Growth, Launches Three Collections
    KAS PROJECTS YEAR OVER YEAR WINTER MARKET SALES GROWTH, LAUNCHES THREE COLLECTIONS

    Abstract designs inflected with metallic highlights create subtle drama in KAS Rugs' new Luna collection, which will premiere in Atlanta and Las Vegas markets.

    SOMERSET, N.J. -- Ending 2018 in a position of strength, KAS Rugs is projecting growth and expansion for 2019 with strategic plans and collaborations in place, and innovative winter product launches in stock in Q1.


  • 12262018 Karastan Lays Out New Showroom /Market Strategies for 2019
     KARASTAN LAYS OUT NEW SHOWROOM/ MARKET STRATEGIES FOR 2019


    Karastan grows its showrooms in both High Point (shown above) and Las Vegas in 2019, and Mohawk Home/Karastan build state-of-the-art showroom at headquarters in Georgia.


    SUGAR VALLEY, Ga.-- Karastan will move into a larger space at World Market Center in time for the upcoming Las Vegas Market -- just one of several tweaks announced for the brand's long-term market and showroom strategies.


     
  • 12262018 More Rug Showrooms Debut at Las Vegas Market - New, Expanding and Relocating
    MORE RUG SHOWROOMS DEBUT AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
    8 NEW, EXPANDING, RELOCATING VENDORS


    Unique Looms, which premiered in High Point last Fall, is opening its first showroom at Las Vegas Market. Celeb licensors Jill Zarin and Jane Seymour at the High Point ribbon cutting.

    LAS VEGAS -- Area rug showrooms are prominent in Las Vegas Market's latest announcement of leasing activity confirmed for winter 2019 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 27-31. 
     

     
  • 12272018 2018 Rug Recap: Shift to Online Sales Challenges Flooring Dealers to Respond
    2018 RUG RECAP: SHIFT TO ONLINE SALES CHALLENGES FLOORING DEALERS TO RESPOND


    A vignette in Avalon's Ocean Township, New Jersey, location illustrates the retailer's strategy to make its selection unique from the competition.

    STAFF REPORT -- With a few notable exceptions, 2018 will go down as a somewhat frustrating year for many specialty flooring dealers in the area rug category.


  • 12272018 Chip and Joanna Gaines, Scooter Braun to Headline NRF 2019: Retail's BIG Show

    CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES, SCOOTER BRAUN TO HEADLINE RETAIL'S BIG SHOW: NRF 2019 CONVENTION 

    Chip and Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Home will give lessons on brand building at the 2019 National Retail Federation convention on Jan. 15 in NYC.  The retail/entertainment stars are licensing partners with Loloi for area rugs. 


    WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Retail Federation's 108th annual convention will close with lessons on brand-building from entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines and entertainment executive Scooter Braun. 
     

     
  • 12272018 Safavieh Home Furnishings Expands In New Jersey with New Bridgewater Location
    SAFAVIEH HOME FURNISHINGS EXPANDS IN NEW JERSEY WITH NEW BRIDGEWATER LOCATION


    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Safavieh Home Furnishings announces the January grand opening of its newest retail location in New Jersey, a 40,000 square foot showroom in Bridgewater. 

     
  • 12302018 Company C Announces Collaboration with Artist and Product Designer Jill Seale
    COMPANY C ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST AND PRODUCT DESIGNER JILL SEALE


    Debuting at Las Vegas Market, a new collection by artist Jill Seale for Colorfields, features machine made printed rug designs based on marbled paper. Shown, Rolling Sands. 

    Las Vegas -- Company C, the award-winning New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, announces its collaboration with artist and product designer Jill Seale through the introduction of new rugs for its Colorfields collection.


     


















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