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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE FIRST DECORATIVE THROWS;
NEW RUGS, PILLOWS AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
Faux Raccoon throw by Safavieh of acrylic fiber:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CASUAL FURNITURE SHOW REFLECTS
AMERICA'S LOVE OF EASY LIVING
By Pat Terry
CHICAGO -- America's love affair with casual living --Âindoors 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAUNCHES VAN POOL PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES WITH LONG
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.
KALEEN MOVES TO NEW
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.
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.
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.
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.