PRODUCT DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED: GIFT FOR LIFE & RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE PARTNER FOR HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP
Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole national charity, has partnered with the Retail Design Institute of NY to create a holiday pop-up shop to be built and operated in Chelsea this December. Gift and home décor product donations are needed from the industry, for the student competition determining the store concept and design and for in-store retail sales during the holiday season. All proceeds will benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, Gift for Life's sole beneficiary.
DESIGN CAMPUS LIVE RETURNS TO ATLANTA WITH EXPANDED PROGRAM
Design Campus co-founders Kerri Ellis and Lori Dennis, internationally known from HGTV, Bravo, NBC, Oxygen and more, will host an expanded three-day educational Design Campus Summit at AmericasMart during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in January 2016.
ATLANTA -- "Design Campus Live returns to AmericasMart® Atlanta in January 2016 with an expanded summit featuring educational presentations, networking events and guided showroom tours. The now three-day event , set for January 15-17, will be held in connection with The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Showrooms: January 12-19, Temporaries: January 14-18).
PREMIERES SPRING 2016 COLLECTION; FEATURES CEU SESSIONS IN HIGH POINT
Passion Flower from the spring 2016 Company C collection is
hand-hooked of wool with large scale blossom in blues driftwood
and ivory on a grey ground. Retail is $680 for 5x8.
Concord, NH -
Company C, the New Hampshire-based design company known for its colorful line of
handmade home décor and furnishings, will debut its Spring 2016 collection
during High Point Market October 17 to 22. In continued pursuit of new materials
and innovative techniques, Company C will introduce several new rug designs
featuring soft, hand-spun bamboo. In addition, an expanded bedding assortment
includes the Echo collection in luxurious European linen.
SURYA ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF SISTER COMPANY ARTISTIC WEAVERS
AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Artistic Weavers, a rug and home accessories company focused on
younger consumers in the value fashion segment with rugs and
coordinating pillows, will be presented at its own showroom, Market Square 212 during High Point Market.
CALHOUN, GA - Artistic Weavers, a value-focused rug and home accessories brand geared to younger consumers who are looking for trend-driven, fashionable looks at an affordable price point, will debut at the upcoming High Point Market.
SURYA TO DEBUT EMMA AT HOME LICENSED RUGS, PILLOWS BY DESIGNER
Surya will launch at High Point Market a line of rugs, pillows and throws for lifestyle brand Emma at Home, featuring designs from high end rug designer Emma Gardner, shown here at her studio.
CALHOUN, GA - Suryawill
introduce at High Point Market a new line of rugs for Emma at Home, the
lifestyle brand created by designer Emma Gardner to bring her signature
look to a larger audience. Rugs in the debuting licensed collection
called Kismet are 100% wool and include hand-tufted micro-loop and
loop-and-pile rug constructions. Coordinating pillows and throws are
included in the inaugural collection. Flying Colors, a second
hand-tufted rug collection, is planned for release at a later date.
LR RESOURCES EXPANDS NATURALS COLLECTIONS; ADDS VALUE-DRIVEN
Distressed Naturals collection by LR Resources will be
featured at High Point Market as part of an expanded
natural fiber program.
POINT, NC - LR Resources has expanded its offerings with two distinctive
programs to be introduced at the upcoming High Point Market, according
to Mike Thompson, sales vice president - general manager, LR Resources.
TO HOST 'FASHIONABLY VINTAGE' PARTY WITH BOB MACKIE AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie will meet and greet guests
at the KAS showroom.
SOMERSET, NJ - KAS Rugs will host a "Fashionably Vintage" Party on Monday,
October 19th from 4 to 6 p.m. with renowned designer Bob Mackie. The party
celebrates the launch of Bob Mackie Home Vintage, a new rug collection, and will
be held at the KAS Showroom in IHFC, Space G-270 in the Green Wing.
DOMOTEX 2016 EXPECTS HIGH
ATTENDANCE DURING JANUARY MARKET
HANNOVER, GERMANY - DOMOTEX 2016 four months away, but there are already very clear indications that the world's leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings will enjoy a particularly strong and international industry turnout. In terms of numbers, DOMOTEX 2016, which runs from January 16 to 19, is expected to feature some 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 countries.
RUGS ANNOUNCES KATE SPADE LAUNCH, NEW COLLECTIONS AND HIGH POINT EVENTS
Debuting at High Point Market, the Noho collection from the Kate
Spade New York Home includes Marble, a hand-knotted design of wool
and art silk with a lustrous finish. The rug is crafted in a 110-line
construction for a highly detailed marbleized abstract motif.
NORCROSS, GA -
Jaipur Rugs will celebrate the first collection of rugs from Kate Spade New York
Home at a High Point Market cocktail party on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2:00
to 4:00 p.m. at its 3300 Showplace showroom. Debs Camplin, Kate Spade New York
senior vice president of design, will introduce the collection.
INTERHALL CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET
High Point, NC -Over the past 25 years, InterHall has grown fromthree aisles of temporary showrooms to encompass six aisles of temporary spaces surrounded by 19 permanent showrooms lining the perimeter. Located on the first floor of the IHFC building, it's often referred to as the front door to High Point Market.The first stop for many buyers and designers upon their arrival,InterHall represents 75 of the best medium-high to high-end furniture and accessory exhibitors in High Point.
HOST DESIGN TALK BY CANDICE OLSON AT HIGH POINT SHOWROOM
HGTV design personality Candice Olson will visit the Surya
showroom on Saturday, Oct. 17 to discuss how the artful use of
neutral accessories can create statement-making spaces for any
lifestyle or budget.
CALHOUN, GA -
Surya willpresent an intimate
discussion with television design personality and best-selling author Candice
Olson during High Point Market. The event, titled "Style-Transcending Neutrals,"
will take place in Surya's showroom,Showplace
4100, on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon.
CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2016 ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 3; WINNERS TO BE
ANNOUNCED AT INNOVATIONS AT DOMOTEX
Attendees and exhibitors await the announcement of Carpet Design
Award winners at last year's show. The Carpet Design Awards at
Domotex are regarded as the top international accolade for
quality hand-made carpets and rugs.
HANNOVER, GERMANY - The submissions process for the 2016 Carpet Design Awards is
underway. Designers of exclusive hand-made carpets and rugs have until November3,2015
to submit their entries for consideration. In 2016, prizes will be awarded in
eight categories. The Carpet Design Awards are regarded as the top international
accolade for quality hand-made carpets and rugs. They set the standards
worldwide in terms of design and quality.The
winners will be announced at the upcoming DOMOTEX on Sunday, January 17, 2016,
at the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in Hall 17.
DOUBLES HIGH POINT SHOWROOM IN IHFC'S INTERHALL
Nourison has expanded into the former InterHall
Café at IHFC for its collections, and will use its previous
space to house the new brand, Nico Home.
BROOK, NJ - Nourison will open its newly expanded showroom at the
upcoming High Point Market. The new expansion will more than double
Nourison's previous space and is located on the ground floor lobby of
the IHFC building at C100 in the area that formerly housed the Interhall
café. This new space is a premier location that extends from the front
of the lobby to the elevator banks and connects with Nourison's previous
HIGH POINT - Armed with new collections, rug suppliers' expectations are
soaring as they head to the High Point Market. The brands featured in
our new fall product roundup, are setting trends with rugs in hot new
brilliant gemstone colors, and even spicing up neutral palettes in tones
of lustrous pearl and platinum.
HIGH POINT -
Part 2 of the RugNews High Point Fashion Preview continues our
alphabetical listing of must-see rug showrooms at the semi-annual event
to be held this year from October 17 to 22. Traditional designs
continue to be re-cast with distressed looks and texture, popular blue
and grey color stories get tweaked and the bold colors that began to
surface earlier this year now morph into an array of brilliant jewel
tones and lustrous pearlized neutrals. Here is a glimpse of the exciting
new product launches, line extensions and new showrooms market attendees
will find as they source the latest fashion in area rugs.
CAPEL RUGS PREMIERES NEW GENEVIEVE GORDER COLLECTIONS IN HIGH POINT
Genevieve Gorder, award-winning designer and TV host, will
introduce two new collections for Capel Rugs at the company's
remodeled, amenity-rich showroom during High Point Market.
TROY, NC - Popular television host and designer Genevieve Gorder will personally
unveil her latest Capel Rugs collections at the company's redesigned showroom,
Market Square, Space 112, at a two-day meet and greet Gen & Juice event on Oct.
18 and 19 during this week's High Point Market.
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES
DATE CHANGE FOR FALL MARKET 2016
HIGH POINT, NC - The High Point Market Authority is announcing a date change for the upcoming Fall 2016 High Point Market. In light of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur on Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12, the Fall 2016 Market has been moved from the original dates of October 15 to 19, 2016, to October 22 to 26, 2016.
MEET SAMS: HIGH POINT'S NEW DESTINATION FOR HIGH-END RUG MAKERS
High-end rugs make a major statement at the Suites at
Market Square, with innovative looks such as this
hand-distressed carpet from Asia Minor, which is
debuting this week at SAMS, but has exhibited in High
Point for 30 years.
HIGH POINT, NC - High Point Market has grown its selection of luxury
home accessories this October with the consolidation of all temporary
exhibitors across the market campus into the Suites at Market Square (SAMS).
The surprising result is that the Market Square complex has morphed into
a destination for high-end rugs, making it easy to shop hand-knotteds
and one-of-a-kinds at big-name showrooms in Historic Market Square as
well as the SAMS designer-focused lines.
SPADE NEW YORK UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE HOME FURNISHINGS COLLECTION
The iconic lifestyle brand debuts furniture, lighting, fabric
and this 9x12 hand-knotted rose print rug from its partnership
with Jaipur Rugs ($14, 210 in 9x12) at High Point Market
NEW YORK - Building on its success in the home category, kate spade new york
announces significant expansion in the home furnishings category with the
introduction of furniture, lighting, rugs and fabric this week at the fall High
Point Market. The comprehensive collection, comprised of 325 pieces across four
categories, launches to the trade with a complete assortment of offerings for
every room in the home.
NOURISON'S JOSEPH ABBOUD COLLECTION RE-LAUNCH OFFERS RICH TEXTURES AND
The Joseph Abboud collection relaunch, previewed at
the recent New York Home Fashions Show, will be on full display
at Nourison's new High Point Showroom in IHFC.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Building on the success of the re-launch of the Joseph Abboud
Modern American menswear line, Nourison and Joseph Abboud have collaborated to
create new rug collections and decorative accents that tell the Joseph Abboud
story. The updated, classic line includes a selection of area rugs and home
accents woven from organic natural fibers and man made fibers.
sophisticated design with a distinctive William Morris
influence, Willow Lodge by Mossy Oak Nativ Living for Surya is
updated with rustic motifs and is machine made in Turkey of 100%
CALHOUN, GA -
Surya will introduce at High Point Market five new rug collections for Mossy Oak
Nativ Living, a home furnishings brand designed whose passion for the nature and
the outdoors inspires them to incorporate those elements into their home decor.
The debut collections, Cabin, Home and Lodge, have been designed around three
distinct lifestyles and price points.
HGTV star and celebrity designer Candice Olson, shown center with Surya's President Satya Tiwari and Lynne Meredith, VP of product development, after sharing her tips on how to transcend style during her talk in Surya's High Point showroom on opening day. Surya is presenting several new additions to Olson's collection, read full story here.
Nourison doubles its High Point showroom footprint with the ribbon cutting at its new sprawling 5,000 square foot showroom at IHFC during the fall edition of High Point Market. The company converted its former 5,000 square foot space into a dedicated showroom for its recently introduced Nico Home brand. Pictured, from left to right, in front row, Eric Peykar, Jonathan Peykar, Paul Peykar, Alex Peykar, Mina Peykar, Julie Rosenblum and Andrew Peykar.
CITY OF HOPE TO PRESENT FURNITURE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE DURING
ATLANTA WINTER MARKET
ATLANTA - AmericasMartwill
join City of Hope's National Home Furnishings Industry Board of Directors in its
inaugural Atlanta program,Furnishing
Hope, to support cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope National
Medical Center, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., AmericasMart vice
chairman, president and chief operating officer.
HIGH POINT, NC -
A staggering number of celebrity designers debuted collections at furniture and
rug showrooms at last week's High Point Market. The tenor was glamorous at
Jaipur and E.J. Victor with the launch of Kate Spade New York Home; at KAS with
an appearance by couturier Bob Mackie to introduce his Vintage Home rugs; and at
Loloi, where designer and author Justina Blakeley unveiled rugs and pillows in
her New Bohemian style. TV design stars were also in the spotlight: Genevieve
Gorder wowed retailers with new collections at Capel Rugs' beautifully
redesigned space and Candice Olson played to a standing-room only crowd at
Surya. Nourison generated major buzz with two new impeccably-designed showrooms
at IHFC (one for its new brand, Nico Home). Here is our exclusive photo review
of buyers, ribbon cuttings and events at High Point Market, fall 2015.
Tayse Rugs unveiled its new 3,120-square-foot showroom, space
M433, in the IHFC Main building on opening day of the October,
2015 High Point Market. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony were
Chris Amos, Tenant Relations Manager with IMC, Jay Dogan, CFO
and Laila Bohac, E-commerce department manager for Tayse. On the
far right is RJ Maricich, Leasing Manager, Gift & Home Décor,
IMC. Read more about Tayse's new High Point showroom and January
2016 Las Vegas Market showroom debut
Ben Soleimani traditional rug samples are on
display at RH Chicago's second floor rug department and may be
taken home for a refundable fee.
CHICAGO - Chicagoans love to "see" and "be seen" at the opening of any venture,
whether it's food, furnishings, retail or art - or a re-imagined fusion of those
concepts exemplified in the new RH Chicago. The new flagship RH Design Gallery,
integrating retail with hospitality and home, officially opened on Wednesday,
Oct. 7 in an elegantly restored landmark building in Chicago's affluent Gold
RUGS SEES INCREASED SALES FROM REDESIGNED HIGH POINT SHOWROOM AND NEW
Cameron Capel (left) credits Genevieve Gorder's two day
appearance to meet and greet with retailers with amplifying
traffic to the rug maker's remodeled showroom. Two of Gorder's
new designs were best-sellers at market.
TROY, NC - Capel
Rugs reported increases in sales and traffic to their High Point showroom during
this year's October market, crediting the growth to its newly redesigned
showroom as well as the introduction of trend-right new designs, including
well-received patterns by HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder.
CURREY OF CURREY & COMPANY TO RECEIVE ARTS AWARDS ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT
Currey & Company founder Robert Currey led his garden furniture
company into a total interior furnishings source with in
lighting, furniture, and accessories including a hand-knotted
DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and the ARTs nominating committee have selected
Robert Currey of Currey & Company as this year's Academy of Achievement honoree.
"Robert Currey received an unprecedented number of nominations for Academy of
Achievement this year from across the industry," Sharon Davis, Executive
Director of ART said. "After such strong endorsement, the committee agreed that
he was the obvious choice."
APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERAN JOHN HASTE TO LEAD LIGHTING CATEGORY EXPANSION
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has named longtime
home furnishings industry professional John Haste to the newly created position
of senior vice president of Business Development. In his role, Haste will focus
on growing Surya's lighting business, working closely with the brand's sales,
product development and sourcing teams to create a product roadmap and strategy
for increasing lighting penetration in Surya's key business channels.
MARIETTA, GA - Wools of New Zealand has appointed Rosstan Mazey as its new chief executive. Mazey previously was the global marketing manager at fresh produce grower and exporter Turners & Growers. He also has held senior marketing and innovation roles at Zespri and Dairy Crest in the UK where he has built a depth of experience and successful track record in marketing quality New Zealand products globally.
MICHAELIAN & KOHLBERG NAMES HILLYER HEAD OF WHOLESALE
HORSE SHOE, NC
- Handmade decorative rug maker Michaelian & Kohlberg announced the promotion of
Jennifer Hillyer to head of its wholesale business. The company with main
offices in Hillside, NJ, and a sales division based in Horse Shoe, NC, said
Hillyer, who replaces Ali Khalid Chaundhry, joined the North Carolina office of
Michaelian in June of 2011 as an administrative assistant and quickly worked her
way up the ranks.
SOLO RUGS FOUNDER NOAH KRINICK GOES DIRECT TO CONSUMER IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH MARJAN INTERNATIONAL'S
Noah Krinick, standing amid inventory at Solo Rugs'Park Avenue
headquarters, intends to build a consumer brand through
an online storefront selling one-of-a-kind rugs.
YORK - The rug industry is 'ripe for disruption'
says Solo Rugs founder Noah Krinick,
who formed the company one year ago in a partnership with wholesaler
Marjan International Corp.'s president Morad Ghadamian and Ghadamian's
son Daniel. The nascent Solo Rugs has been building consumer recognition
via an exclusive branded program with online flash sale giant One Kings
Lane and launched its own direct-to-consumer webstore
store in September.
Woven Treasures calendar silver anniversary 2016 edition is designed to
be customized with the retailer's messaging and brand identity.
LOS ANGELES -
Paul and Tammy Shaper, creators of the annual rug industry Woven Treasures
calendar, have announced that they are ready to go to press on their 2016 silver
anniversary edition. To commemorate the wall calendar's 25th year as
a promotional tool for rug retailers and cleaners, the husband-and-wife team
traveled to Asia to film new imagery featuring finely woven carpets and exotic
CHICAGO OPENS WITH GRAND ARCHITECTURE, NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPTS, DEBUT OF
RH MODERN AND RH TEEN
The new RH Chicago boasts the most comprehensive rug assortment
of all galleries in the company's roster of stores. Rugs are
incorporated in vignettes throughout, including the historic
courtyard with newly added glass and steel enclosure.
CORTE MADERA, CA - RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.) announced Wednesday
the opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Three Arts Club on Chicago's famed
Gold Coast. The new retail concept marks the brand's initial foray into
hospitality with a culinary offering by celebrated restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff
which includes the 3 Arts Club Café, the 3 Arts Club Wine Vault & Tasting Room,
and the 3 Arts Club Pantry & Espresso Bar.
AS HARD SURFACE SALES RISE,
FLOORING RETAILERS SAY RUGS MAKE PERFECT ADD-ON
Flooring dealers are tying in rugs with hard surface sales; here
a wide plank dark wood laminate floor is shown with a Tommy
Bahama Valencia rug from Oriental Weavers.
The growth of hard surfaces may have come at the expense of broadloom carpet
sales but it has created opportunities for flooring retailers to sell area rugs
as an add-on purchase. Indeed, in many ways, the pairing of hard surfaces and
rugs is a match made in retail heaven.
LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE WITH ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY
The home page of the new KAS Rugs website shows rugs and
accessories inspirational settings as well as recently completed
logo and brand identity.
SOMERSET, NJ - KAS Rugs has launched
a redesigned website with new corporate branding and enhanced functionality.
Featuring the company's new brand image, new stylized photography and its
complete line of rug, pillow and pouf collections, the website presents a
complete KAS experience at the user's fingertips.
FEIZY RUGS LAUNCHES NATIONAL STAIN PROTECTION WARRANTY PROGRAM
The new Nationwide Stain Protection Warranty program available
through Feizy retailers and designers offers consumers access to
2,000 Furniture Protection Connection service providers across
DALLAS - Feizy Rugs will launch what the company says is the rug industry's
first Nationwide Stain Protection Warranty program at High Point Market, Oct. 17
to 22. The extensive warranty coverage is available for purchase directly
through Feizy for $89, and is offered to consumers who purchase rugs through a
Feizy designer or retailer.
The new 750-page Surya catalog for fall 2015 features a
streamlined design that simplifies product location across
categories and lifestyles.
CALHOUN, GA - Surya has
announced the release ofits
fall 2015 catalog, which is now available in print, online and via the free
Surya iPad app. More than 750 pages showcaseover8,000
coordinating home accessoriesacross
multiple lifestyles and price points,including
rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative
accents and bedding.
FOR NEW DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
has launched a newly redesigned website with enhanced features
and imagery and a tab for the Nico Home brand also launching
this week at High Point Market.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison has launched a newly redesigned website to better
engage and service their customers. The new website,www.nourison.com,
has been totally redesigned on both the front and back ends. It displays a fresh
look for the brand and includes higher quality imagery, new search filters and
new functionality that allows customers to better experience what Nourison has
SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI JOINS AKSHAYA PATRA USA
CALHOUN, GA - Satya
Tiwari, president of
Surya, has been named to the Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board.
Akshaya Patra runs one of the world's largest school meal programs, serving 1.5
million children in rural India hot, nutritious lunches each day, encouraging
them to attend school and giving them the opportunity for a better future.
At the KAS launch party Monday, October 20, for the new Bob Mackie Vintage Home rug collection, the team from Rugs as Art in Sarasota, Fla., Jesse, Lucy and John Murse with fashion couturier Bob Mackie (second right). The new collection puts a trendy twist on vintage traditional designs, and Mackie styles them as modern classics with a worn distressed look. Read more here.
Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting is seeking motivated,
experienced home goods sales professionals to join the team at
its three Boston area showrooms. Winner of Boston magazine's
"Best of Boston Home" award for Best Rug Store every year since
2006, Landry & Arcari has been family-owned and operated since