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2014 SEPTEMBER

  • 03312016 Brown Jordan Licenses Rugs with G.A. Gertmenian with Two-Tier Strategy for N.Y. and High Point Buyers

    BROWN JORDAN LICENSES RUGS WITH G.A. GERTMENIAN WITH TWO-TIER STRATEGY FOR N.Y. AND HIGH POINT BUYERS


    At New York Home Fashions Market, G.A. Gertmenian's showroom is decked out for summer with Brown Jordan furniture and its rugs from a licensing program announced in March.


    NEW YORK -- Brown Jordan's inaugural indoor-outdoor rug collection with licensee G.A. Gertmenian debuted at the fourth-generation rug maker's Textile Building showroom at New York Home Fashions Market with six designs in multiple colorways and sizes.


  • 04042017 Ethan Allen Announces Launch on Amazon
    ETHAN ALLEN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH ON AMAZON

    DANBURY, CT -- Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc. announced today that Ethan Allen has entered into a collaboration that combines the strength of two iconic brands.


  • 04202016 Surya Teams Up to ‘March for Babies’
    SURYA TEAMS UP TO 'MARCH FOR BABIES'

    CALHOUN, Ga. – Surya employees, friends and family members will participate in the 2016 March for Babies, an annual walk scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in Cartersville, Ga.


  • 042802016 Zollanvari Debuts at Maison & Objet Americas 2016
    ZOLLANVARI DEBUTS AT MAISON & OBJET AMERICAS 2016

     
    Zollanvari's acclaimed Gabbeh collection, available in the U.S. now that the U.S. sanctions against Iranian-made carpets have been lifted, will premiere at Maison & Objet in Miami.  Shown is Tiles from the Gabbehs Abstract collection.

    MIAMI -- Zollanvari will participate for the first time at Maison & Objet Americas, Miami Beach, Florida that runs from May 10 -13, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  


  • 05252016 Jonathan Adler to Speak at New York International Carpet Show
    JONATHAN ADLER TO SPEAK AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Designer Jonathan Adler will appear at the New York International Carpet Show on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016,  in a presentation sharing share his journey as from a production potter to a purveyor of a branded lifestyle collection of home products. 


  • 06032016 Rug Rendezvous: Maison & Objet Miami 2016
      

    MIAMI -- The second annual Maison & Objet Americas counted more exhibitors -- 300 from around the world, including more showing rugs -- than in the inaugural event last year, however attendance appeared down.



  • 06122016 Obeetee Announces Launch of New Website

    OBEETEE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW STATE OF THE ART WEBSITE

    "Our new site lets visitors get a vibrant feel for our vision as a company and as a corporate citizen of the world." -- Rudra Chatterjee, Obeetee


    NEW YORK -- Obeetee, a world leader in handwoven carpets, announces the launch today of its new state of the art website. 


  • 06202017 New Flooring Industry Research Spots Sales and Growth Trends

    NAFCD'S NEW FLOORING INDUSTRY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS SALES AND GROWTH TRENDS 
     

    "These reports will shape our members' strategies for growth and success." -- Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD 


    CHICAGO -- The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released two spring 2017 flooring industry reports, compiled by the Cleveland Research Company. 


  • 07202016 Colonial Mills Launches New Website, Unveils 2016 Products

    COLONIAL MILLS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, UNVEILS 2016 PRODUCTS


    Crafted of 100 percent all-natural wool, this sustainable braided rug is from Colonial Mills' new eco-friendly Hudson collection.


    Pawtucket, R.I. -- Colonial Mills, a producer of braided textured area rugs and home fashion accessories, has launched a new website targeting consumers, designers and retailers, and has unveiled 20 new product collections for 2016.


  • 07292016 Las Vegas Summer Market Will Be Biggest in 10 Years

    LAS VEGAS SUMMER MARKET WILL BE BIGGEST IN 10 YEARS


    LAS VEGAS -- The Summer Las Vegas Market, opening this Sunday, July 31, will be the biggest in the Market's 10-year history with a record-breaking 3,100-plus resources in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit spaces.


  • 08102016 Capel Rugs Records Uptick in Traffic and Sales at Summer Markets

    CAPEL RUGS RECORDS UPTICK IN TRAFFIC AND SALES AT SUMMER MARKETS


    Capel's dramatic new main floor showroom in Building A at the World Market Center drew wows from Las Vegas Market shoppers.

    TROY, N.C. -- Spurred by the increased visibility of a new showroom location (World Market Center, Space A133) and a creative mix of fresh, on-trend products, Capel Rugs saw an uptick in both traffic and sales at the Las Vegas Market held July 31 to August 4 compared to its summer showing a year ago.


  • 08222016 Deadline Set for Carpet Design Awards Submissions for Domotex 2017

    DEADLINE SET FOR CARPET DESIGN AWARDS FOR DOMOTEX 2017

    Dedicated display areas showcase Innovations@Domotex in all floor coverings categories, including modern and handmade carpets and rugs.


    HANNOVER -- The submissions process for Innovations@Domotex 2017, including the prestigious Carpet Design Awards, has begun, offering exhibitors an additional opportunity to showcase their latest products at Domotex.


  • 10032015 Sotheby's NYC Rug Auction Raises Steady $2.2M

    SOTHEBY'S NYC RUG AUCTION RAISES STEADY $2.2M


     Lot 66, a Safavid fragmentary rug, cost the winning bidder $75,000, above its estimated high of $60,000.


    NEW YORK - Sotheby's Carpets By Distinguished Collector's auction raised a grand total of $2.2 million on the October 1, 2015 sale of 114 rugs and carpets - a steady outcome. That number represents 60% of the group of 194 Middle Eastern, Russian and Asian items offered, which were expected to generate between $2.7 million and $3.9 million.


  • 10042016 Amer Rugs' 2016 Catalog Wins American Graphic Design Award

    AMER RUGS' 2016 CATALOG WINS AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD

     The award-winning Amer 2016 catalog, shown above with a rug design on display at The Rug Show in New York, will be available at the upcoming High Point Market.


    Norcross, Ga. -- Amer Rugs' annual catalog has won the prestigious American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the second year in a row.


  • 11162016 Maison & Objet Announces Cancellation of Asian and Miami Editions

    MAISON & OBJET ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ASIAN AND MIAMI EDITIONS


    PARIS --  SAFI, organizer of the Maison & Objet trade fairs, announced on Nov. 15, 2016 the suspension of its Asian and American editions in order to concentrate all of its available means and resources on the Paris-based events, as well as on the promising launch of the digital platform MAISON & OBJET and MORE (MOM). 



  • 12012016 WAYFAIR CYBER MONDAY SALES SOAR; RUGS A MAJOR GROWTH CATEGORY
    WAYFAIR CYBER MONDAY SALES SOAR; RUGS A MAJOR GROWTH CATEGORY

    BOSTON -- Wayfair, Inc. has reported a 52 percent increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.  Area rugs experienced strong growth, with Wayfair selling a rug every four seconds on Cyber Monday.
     

     
  • 12032015 Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2016 Set to Break Records

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR SET TO BREAK RECORDS




    All indicators point to a bigger and more international Domotex asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016, which is showing positive growth from both exhibitors and professional visitors. More than 1,300 exhibitors are expected to participate in the 18th edition of the show, and a considerable increase in attendees is projected based online pre-registration for the event, to be held March 22-24, 2016 in Shanghai.


  • 12172016 Boldt Named Successor to Ron Blumkin at Nebraska Furniture Mart
    BOLDT NAMED SUCCESSOR TO RON BLUMKIN AT NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
     
     Tony Boldt (left), current director of Nebraska Furniture Mart Kansas City, has been promoted to succeed Ron Blumkin (right) as Nebraska Furniture Mart president and CEO as part of NFM's long-term succession planning.

    OMAHA, Neb. -- An announcement that Nebraska Furniture Mart has named Tony Boldt president and chief operating officer appeared in Omaha World-Herald on Friday, Dec. 16.


Markets
  • 09032014 High Point Market to Host Twitter Chat September 17

    HIGH POINT MARKET TO HOST
    TWITTER CHAT SEPTEMBER 17

    HIGH POINT, NC - The High Point Market Authority and Decor Mentor will again co-host a global Twitter Chat at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. The Chat will preview new products for the upcoming Fall High Point Market, which will take place October 18 to 23, 2014.



  • 09062014 Javits Wina and Cheese Party

    RUG SHOW AT JAVITS TO HOST
    WINE AND CHEESE EVENT AT MARKET

    NEW YORK -- The Rug Show at Javits will host a wine and cheese reception Monday, Sept. 8 at 4 pm at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Hall JCN.



  • 09082014 DYNAMIC RUGS TO OPEN NEW SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK

    DYNAMIC RUGS TO OPEN
    NEW SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK

    FREDERICK, MD - Dynamic Rugs is opening a new showroom at 295 Fifth Ave, New York, space 1018. The new showroom, which measures 1,800 sq. ft. represents a 60% increase in size over Dynamic's former 700 sq. ft. showroom.



  • 09102014 Jaipur to Show at Chicago Casual Market

    JAIPUR TO SHOW FOR FIRST TIME
    AT CHICAGO CASUAL MARKET

    ATLANTA - Jaipur Rugs will exhibit for the first time at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market at the Chicago Merchandise Mart on Tuesday, Sept. 16 to Friday Sept 19, 2014 . Jaipur products will be located in booth 7-5087.



  • 09112014 SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE FIRST DECORATIVE THROWS

    SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE FIRST DECORATIVE THROWS;
    NEW RUGS, PILLOWS AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    Faux Raccoon throw by Safavieh of acrylic fiber:
    $225 retail.
     

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY - Safavieh will add decorative throws to its rapidly expanding home accent products portfolio at the New York Home Fashions Market, September 15-18, 2014. The introductory collection will be presented in addition to 250 new rug and pillow designs at the company's showroom at 902 Broadway in New York City.



  • 09112014 SURYA TO UNVEIL NEW OUTDOOR CATEGORIES AT CASUAL MARKET

    SURYA TO UNVEIL NEW OUTDOOR
    CATEGORIES AT CASUAL MARKET


    Surya is significantly expanding its outdoor product line
    at Fall Casual Market and NY Home Fashions Market.
     

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya will introduce a significantly expanded outdoor product offering during the 2014 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, to be held September 16 to 19 at its Merchandise Mart booth 7-4123 in Chicago. In addition to debuting several hundred products within its existing outdoor categories (rugs, pillows and poufs), Surya will launch a number of new categories, including outdoor lighting, mirrors, ceramic planters, garden stools, hurricane lamps and candle holders in a variety of textures and finishes.



  • 09162014 DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR OPENS REGISTRATION FOR MARCH 2015 SHOW

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR OPENS
    REGISTRATION FOR MARCH 2015 SHOW

    SHANGHAI, CHINA - Domotex Asia/Chinafloor organizers have announced the online visitor registration system is now open for the 2015 show running March 24 to 16. International visitors can get their free entrance tickets by registering at domotexasiachinafloor.com. The online registration gives access to visitor services including contact with the show exhibitors before the show and planning the visit to the event.



  • 09162014 HIGH POINT MARKET TO HOST BILLY OCEAN AND LITTLE RIVER BAND

    HIGH POINT MARKET TO HOST
    BILLY OCEAN AND LITTLE RIVER BAND

    HIGH POINT, NC - Stars Under the Stars, a series of events at the High Point Market, will feature Billy Ocean and Little River Band during the Fall Market, October 18 to 23, 2014.

    On Saturday, October 18, Center Stage will be Billy Ocean. Known for his chart-topping hits such as "Caribbean Queen" and "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car", Ocean has sold more than 30 million records over the course of his career. He won a Grammy Award in 1985 for "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance". In 2008, Ocean released his first album since 1993 and his latest album, "Here You Are", was released in 2013, bringing his total number of albums to eleven.



  • 09172014 DOVER RUG AND HOME OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON

    DOVER RUG AND HOME
    OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON


    Mahmud Jafri, president of Dover Rug with son
    Hasan Jafri at the new Back Bay Dover Rug store.

    NATICK, MA - Dover Rug and Home has opened its second location at 390 Stuart Street in Back Bay, MA. In the heart of what is being coined Boston's Home Furnishing district, Dover-Boston offers a showroom of rugs, carpeting, hardwood floors, window treatments, interior design, cleaning, repair and appraisal services.



  • 09182014 RHODY RUGS NAMES ROWINSKI NATL. SALES AND MKTG. DIRECTOR

    RHODY RUGS NAMES ROWINSKI
    NATL. SALES AND MKTG. DIRECTOR

    LINCOLN, RI - Kate Rowinski has joined Rhody Rugs as national sales and marketing director, according to Ronnie Agrela, president of the American-made braided rug maker. "She joins the firm to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts," said Agrela.



  • 09192014 ORIENTAL WEAVERS OPENS NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS OPENS
    NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

    DALTON, GA - Oriental Weavers will open a new 9,000 sq. ft. showroom at the IHFC building in High Point, NC. The new showroom is located at IHFC G-276 in the Green Wing and is more than double the size of the company's former showroom at IHFC G-361.



  • 09222014 Dallas Arts Awards Finalists Announced

    DALLAS MARKET CENTER ANNOUNCES 
    ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS FINALISTS

    DALLAS --  Feizy, Kas, Loloi, Surya and The Rug Market are the Dallas Market Center's ARTS Awards finalists in the Area Rug category.  The rug manufacturers are part of a large group of finalists which include lamps, manufacturers, retailers, interior/product designers and sales representatives.  The 26th annual ARTS winners will be revealed during the Dallas Gift and Home Market at a gala event on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.


  • 09242014 Chicago Casual Market Reflects America's Love Affair with Outdoor Rugs

    CASUAL FURNITURE SHOW REFLECTS 
    AMERICA'S LOVE OF EASY LIVING

    By Pat Terry

    CHICAGO -- America's love affair with casual living --indoors and out -- continues to boost outdoor rug sales, with no saturation point in sight, according to major outdoor rug exhibitors at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, held here  Sept. 16 to 19, 2014.

     
     
  • 09262014 Las Vegas Winter Market Combines Five Events

    WINTER 2015 LAS VEGAS MARKET 
    COINCIDES WITH FOUR DESIGN 
    AND CONSTRUCTION SHOWS

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will run from January 18 to 22, 2015 at World Market Center.  The Winter edition will coincide with the second annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), bringing together five of the leading design and construction industry trade shows in Las Vegas.


     
  • 09292014 Innovations at Domotex Accepting Submissions for Design Awards

    INNOVATIONS AT DOMOTEX ACCEPTING 
    SUBMISSIONS FOR DESIGN AWARDS

    HANNOVER, GERMANY – Innovations at Domotex is now accepting submissions for the Carpet Design Awards 2015.  Submissions will be accepted until October 24, 2014.  Winners will be announced during Domotex on Sunday, January 18 in the Innovations at Domotex area in hall 17.


  • 09302014 Kas to Open New High Point Showroom Featuring Bob Mackie Appearance
     

    KAS TO OPEN NEW 5,500 SQ. FT. SHOWROOM
    IN HIGH POINT 
    WITH GRAND OPENING 
    FEATURING BOB MACKIE APPEARANCE 

     


    Bob Mackie

    HIGH POINT, NC -- KAS Rugs will open a new showroom at the High Point Market, IHFC Green Wing, according to Rao Yarlagadda, president of KAS. The new 5,500 sq. ft showroom is located at G270 of the Green Wing, and is more than double the size of the former KAS showroom.


  • 11172014 AmericasMart Accepting Entries for 2015 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards
    AMERICASMART ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR
    AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS


    ATLANTA, GA -  AmericasMart is now accepting entries for the 2015 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards to be held during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market Friday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  Entries will be accepted until December 25, 2014.
     

     
Products
Vendors
  • 09222014 Surya Launches Van Program for Long Distance Commutes

    SURYA LAUNCHES VAN POOL PROGRAM
    FOR EMPLOYEES WITH LONG COMMUTES

     

    Surya staff taking part in Van Pool project between Atlanta and Surya's Calhoun, GA. headquarters, left to right: Whitney Frazier, Austin Swords, Ashley King, Kristen Bowen, Erin Malloy, Brandon Gavic, Perry Smyre, Rainey Bezila,  Elizabeth Trice, Kate Valeri,  Casey Keck and Morgan Fuller
     
    CALHOUN, GA --Surya has contracted with vRide, a shared ride platform, to save its employees hundreds of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs and thousands of miles on the road.  14 employees living in the Atlanta area and surrounding suburbs are actively participating in the van share program, which is partially subsidized by Surya as a benefit to employees with high mileage commutes to the company's Calhoun, GA, headquarters. 

     


  • 09232014 Kaleen Opens New Showroom in High Point

    KALEEN MOVES TO NEW
    SHOWPLACE SHOWROOM 
    IN HIGH POINT

    DALTON, GA -- Kaleen Rugs has moved to a new 4,200 sq. ft. showroom at Showplace in High Point, N.C. The new showroom is on the second floor in space 2345, according to Monty Rathi, chief operating officer.



  • 09232014 Couristan Wins Design Excellence Award in Outdoor Category

    COURISTAN WINS DESIGN EXCELLENCE 
    AWARD FOR OUTDOOR CATEGORY

     



    Couristan Design Excellence Award

    FORT LEE, NJ  -- Couristan, Inc. has been awarded the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) Design Excellence Award in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs and Flooring category.  The award was presented to Couristan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Ronald Couri, president and chief executive officer, and Amy Chato-Conlon, product development and design director, were there to accept the award on Couristan's behalf. 


  • 09242014 Kas Launches 238-Page Fashion Look Book

    KAS LAUNCHES 238-PAGE 
    FASHION LOOK BOOK
    Kas's 238-page Fashion Look Book

    SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas has launched a 238-page bound Look Book with a Trend Watch section highlighting some of today's newest developments in color and design.


     
     
  • 09292014 Surya Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Think Pink Campaign

    SURYA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER 
    AWARENESS WITH 'THINK PINK' CAMPAIGN

    CALHOUN, GA --  For the second year, Surya has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection and treatment. From now through the end of October, as part of its Think Pink campaign, the company will donate 10% of proceeds from the sale of 60 pink products to NBCF in support of the foundation' s educational campaigns, research initiatives and national mammography program.

     
     
  • 10132014 Surya Releases its Fall 2014 Catalog

    SURYA RELEASES 
    FALL 2014 CATALOG

    Surya's Fall 2014 catalog cover


    CALHOUN, GA  -- Surya has released its fall 2014 catalog, featuring over 7,000 coordinating home accessories displayed in an easy-to-navigate format for simplified product location and a more efficient shopping experience, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya.

     
















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