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2017 MARCH

  • 03022017 Gus Modern Debuts First Rug Collection at High Point Market
    GUS MODERN DEBUTS FIRST RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    Part of Gus Modern's new area rug collection, Fall 2017, the high-pile New Zealand wool Element rug features a Modernist color field inspired by traditional patchwork quilts.

    TORONTO -- Canadian home furnishings maker Gus Modern plans to release its inaugural rug collection, called Fall 2017, at the upcoming spring High Point Market, running from April 22-26.


  • 03032017 Couristan Appoints Michael J. Riley as New President
    COURISTAN APPOINTS MICHAEL J. RILEY AS NEW PRESIDENT


    Michael J. Riley has joined Couristan, overseeing the company's Residential and Hospitality divisions.

    FORT LEE, NJ -- George G. Couri, chairman, and Ronald J. Couri, CEO of Couristan, Inc. have announced the appointment of Michael J. Riley as president of Couristan.


  • 03042017 45th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Announces 2017NYC Venue
    45th ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE ANNOUNCES 2017 NYC VENUE


    A living room by Suzanne Kasler Interiors for the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House shows the caliber of rugs on display, here a classic in Kasler's iconic pale color palette. Photo by Phillip Ennis

    BRONX, NY -- In its forty-fifth year, the internationally-recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, will be located at 125 East 65th Street in New York City.  


  • 03042017 ICFF Announces Early Line-Up for Talks 2017 Featuring Design Industry Elites
    ICFF PREVIEWS EARLY LINE-UP FOR 2017 TALKS WITH DESIGN INDUSTRY ELITES


    ICFF Talks 2017 topics at the upcoming NY show range from Hospitality Hotspots to the Future of Architecture and Maturing Your Product.

    NEW YORK -- ICFF announces its early line-up of ICFF Talks 2017 topics, and the current group of leading design industry influencers set to moderate. ICFF Talks will take place each day of the show, May 21-24, 2017.
     

     
  • 03052017 New Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rug Collections Debut
    NEW LORENA CANALS MACHINE WASHABLE RUG COLLECTIONS DEBUT
     
     
    A high style nursery is adorned in Lorena Canals products including the new Moroccan collection's Nadoor machine washable rug and cross pillow. Blankets and baskets also debut.

    NEW YORK -- Spanish designer Lorena Canals, whose eponymous rug and accessories company recently launched in the U.S., has introduced two new collections at NY Now and Maison and Objet in Paris. 
     

     
  • 03062017 Las Vegas Market Hosts 4th Annual 'Hospitality Link' Event Connecting Buyers and Sellers
    LAS VEGAS MARKET HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL 'HOSPITALITY LINK' EVENT


    The only floor covering showroom at Las Vegas Market chosen to participate in the 2017 Hospitality Link, Nourison is active in the hospitality segment as illustrated by this installation at the Andaz Wall Street in NYC, a Hyatt property. 

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market will hold its fourth annual Hospitality Link, a match-making and networking event which connects selected hospitality industry suppliers at its World Market Center campus with top designers, specifiers and purchasing firms.


  • 03062017 Retro Glamour at the 89th Oscars

    RETRO GLAMOUR AT THE 89TH OSCARS INCLUDES A CLASSIC RED TABRIZ



    Emma Stone poses backstage with her Oscar (and a classic Tabriz) for her performance in La La Land during the live ABC telecast of the 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Photo by: Jeff Lipsky / A.M.P.A.S.

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Retro glamour reigns as Emma Stone poses backstage with her Oscar for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for work on La La Land during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


  • 03082017 Pier 1 Adds Loloi's Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines
    PIER 1 ADDS LOLOI'S  MAGNOLIA HOME BY JOANNA GAINES RUGS AND PILLOWS 


    Retailer Pier 1 is now offering rugs and pillows from  Magnolia Home by  Joanna Gaines available online, and will be in stores by April 17, 2017.

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- - Home decor and furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports, Inc.,  known for its assortment of exclusive private label goods, makes an exception and becomes the first national chain to pick up Loloi's hugely popular Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines.




  • 03082017 Retail Insights: Luxe Retailer Scott Shuptrine Interiors' Terry Browning Talks Rugs
    RETAIL INSIGHTS: LUXE RETAILER SCOTT SHUPTRINE INTERIORS' TERRY BROWNING TALKS RUGS


    Scott Shuptrine Interiors' Terry Browning, lead buyer, says it's business as usual for the luxury home furnishings division of Art Van Furniture.

    WARREN, Mich. -- With the March 1 closing of the recent sale of Art Van Furniture to private equity investor Thomas H. Lee, the company's upscale Scott Shuptrine Interiors expects it to be "business as usual" -- which for the fast-growing luxury division of Art Van Furniture means focusing on offering customers something new, relevant and exciting.



  • 03082017 Shoptalk 2017 Retail & Ecommerce Event Presents Top Execs from Amazon, HSN, Target, Kohl's & More
    SHOPTALK 2017 RETAIL & ECOMMERCE EVENT PRESENTS TOP EXECS FROM AMAZON, HSN, TARGET, KOHL'S & MORE 

    NEW YORK -- Shoptalk, the groundbreaking new retail and ecommerce event, today announced it will kick off its 2017 program with 50 speakers on Sunday, March 19, including Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie and VP of Amazon Prime Now, Stephenie Landry. 


  • 03132017 Momeni Announces New Showroom for NY Home Fashions Market Week
    MOMENI ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWROOM FOR NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    Momeni announces a new space during spring New York Home Fashions Market where it will offer its latest designs including the Margaux collection and its Novogratz program.

    NEW YORK -- Momeni will be relocating for the spring 2017 edition of NY Home Fashions Market, running from March 27-March 30, to a second floor showroom located at 3 West 30th Street. 


  • 03132018 Bed Bath & Beyond Debuts Calvin Klein Home
    BED BATH & BEYOND DEBUTS CALVIN KLEIN HOME RUGS & TOP OF BED


    Calvin Klein's licensed home products have rolled out at Bed Bath & Beyond and includes the brand's area rugs, made by Nourison. Shown, the plush Brooklyn loomed area rug.

    UNION, N.J. -- Fashion house Calvin Klein is now selling its licensed home products at Bed Bath & Beyond via the retailer's website and in selected brick and mortar stores.


  • 03142017 Feizy Relocates to Larger Showroom for Spring NY Home Fashions Market
    FEIZY RELOCATES TO LARGER SHOWROOM  FOR SPRING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET 

    Feizy doubles footprint with a relocation to  room 204-205 at 230 Fifth Ave. for spring 2017 New York Home Fashions Market.

    NEW YORK -- Feizy announced the company's relocation to a new, significantly larger, showroom (room 204-205) located at 230 Fifth Ave. for the spring edition of New York Home Fashions Market.


  • 03142017 Loloi Releases 2017 Catalog in Print and Digital Editions
    LOLOI RELEASES 2017 CATALOG IN PRINT AND DIGITAL EDITIONS


    The 2017 edition of the Loloi catalog, replete with nearly 650 pages and hardback engraved cover, is now available in print and online. 

    DALLAS -- Loloi has released its 2017 catalog with 644 pages of lifestyle room photos, styled product vignettes and detailed product images.


  • 03152017 Exhibitor Bookings Reflect Upbeat Response to Enhanced Domotex
    EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS REFLECT UPBEAT RESPONSE TO ENHANCED DOMOTEX


    The Carpet Design Awards, a Domotex program promoting creativity and innovation in handmade rugs, will be part of the enhanced Domotex 2018. 

    HANNOVER, Germany -- The producers of Domotex have announced a series of major enhancements for the 2018 floor covering fair which are generating an uptick in exhibitor registration, with two-thirds of display space already booked. 


  • 03152017 Ralph Lauren Home to Introduce Mulholland Drive Collection in High Point
    RALPH LAUREN HOME TO INTRODUCE NEW MULHOLLAND DRIVE RUG COLLECTION IN HIGH POINT


    The Dufrene design, available in three colorways from Ralph Lauren Home is from the Mulholland Drive floorcovering collection debuting next month at High Point Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Ralph Lauren Home announces the introduction of the Mulholland Drive floorcovering collection with 15 rugs to be unveiled at High Point Market at the Ralph Lauren dedicated rug showroom, space 121, at Historic Market Square.


     
  • 03162017 AD Design Show, Maxed Out on Rug Vendors, Still Adds a Few New Faces
    AD DESIGN SHOW, MAXED OUT ON RUG VENDORS, STILL ADDS A FEW NEW FACES


    Barbara Barran said her company, Classic Rug Collection, was invited to participate after show organizers heard about her new Gee's Bend Quilt collection rugs, which will debut at the 2017 AD Design Show. Pictured is a hand-tufted wool "Wild Goose Chase" by Annie Bendolph. 

    NEW YORK -- Despite reaching its limit on area rug vendors allowed to participate in the 16th annual Architectural Digest Design Show, some new faces score a spot in the coveted design event running from March 16-19.


  • 03162017 ED Ellen DeGeneres Products Crafted by Thomasville and Loloi in the Spotlight at DIFFA by Design
    ED ELLEN DEGENERES HOME IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN

     
    40,000 visitors are expected at DIFFA's Dining By Design, where ED Ellen DeGeneres furniture crafted by Thomasville and her Tribu rug crafted by Loloi create a relaxed mid-century dining  ambiance.

    NEW YORK -- DIFFA's Dining by Design, co-located with the AD Design Show, premiered March16 and runs through March 20 at Pier 92 in NYC.


  • 03172017 Designers Shay Geyer and Scot Meacham Wood Share Tips on Decorating with Rugs
    DESIGNERS SHAY GEYER AND SCOTT MEACHAM WOOD SHARE TIPS ON DECORATING WITH RUGS


    Nourison's design talk with James Swan, designer and host of the podcast Million Dollar Decorating, Shay Geyer of IBB Design, and Scot Meacham Wood of SMW Design focused on decorating winning rooms with rugs. 

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison shares design tips from Shay Geyer of IBB Design and Scot Meacham Wood, of SMW Design on "How to Design a Winning Room around a Rug."


  • 03182017 Creative Matters to Exhibit Luxury Carpets at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor
    CREATIVE MATTERS TO EXHIBIT LUXURY CARPETS AT DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR


    On display at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor in Shanghai, Dream in Gold and Silver from Creative Matters' XXV Collection is woven of wool and silk.

    TORONTO, Canada -- Supplier of custom floor and wallcoverings firm for designers to many of the world's prestigious retail and hotel brands and embassies, Creative Matters will unveil its fair trade carpets for the first time at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor, March 21 to 23, 2017.


  • 03192017 Surya Announces Robust Schedule of Spring High Point Market Events
    SURYA ANNOUNCES ROBUST SCHEDULE OF SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET EVENTS


    Surya hosts multiple High Point events, including one headlined by celeb designer Candice Olson, who will debut a lighting line for Surya at spring market.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Surya will host several events to support designers and buyers in its showroom, Showplace 4100, at the spring High Point Market, including  a presentation by Candice Olson, a virtual experience with Elle  Decor, and a spring celebration and raffle.


  • 03202017 RugNews.com Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award for Second Consecutive Year
    RUGNEWS.COM EARNS TOP AWARD FOR DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS 


     RugNews.com weekly news blasts score top reader engagement, winning an All Star Award for the 2nd consecutive year.

    NEW YORK - Tisch Communications LLC, publisher of RugNews.com, has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, part of the Endurance International Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIGI).


  • 03212017 Capel Rugs Unveils Keepsake Centennial Catalog
    CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS KEEPSAKE CENTENNIAL CATALOG 

    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs has published a special centennial edition of its product catalog in honor of its 100th anniversary celebration this year.


  • 03212017 Nourison Introduces New Rug and Home Accent Collections at NY Home Fashions Market
    NOURISON INTRODUCES NEW RUG AND HOME ACCENT COLLECTIONS AT NY HOME FASHION MARKET


    At New York Home Fashions Market, Nourison will introduce colorful tribal prints, Boho motifs and shag rugs in soft colors, along with a range of new offerings from Mina Victory Home Accents.

    NEW YORK -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce new collections featuring colorful tribal prints, Boho motifs, and shag rugs in soft colors at New York Home Fashions Market. 


  • 03212017 Tayse Adds Collections In New Constructions and Styles For NY Home Fashions Market
    TAYSE ADDS COLLECTIONS IN NEW CONSTRUCTIONS AND STYLES FOR NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

    Tayse is adding three collections -- in constructions and colors that are a departure from the company's standard fare -- for buyers looking for newness at the spring edition of New York Home Fashions Market. Pictured, Heritage.  

    NEW YORK -- Tayse, after coming off a strong 2016 where it recorded double-digit growth, isn't resting on its laurels. Instead the Calhoun, Ga.-based manufacturer is debuting three machine-made collections with features and constructions new to the company.


  • 03222017 Mohawk Home Debuts Collections and Brand New Constructions at NY Home Fashions Market
    MOHAWK HOME DEBUTS LATEST COLLECTIONS AND BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTIONS AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

    Mohawk adds  three new collections to its roster for New York Home Fashions Market, including a new soft outdoor construction. Shown, a design from the debuting indoor Heirlooms range.

    NEW YORK -- For the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market, Mohawk Home debuts three new rug collections woven in the U.S., with some crafted in brand new constructions.


  • 03222017 New York Home Fashions Market - The Rug Shopping Guide
    NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET -- THE RUG SHOPPING GUIDE


    Rug vendors unveil new looks for Spring 2017 New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- The spring 2017 New York Home Fashions Market, running from March 27-30, is shaping up to deliver lots of newness and special customized programs tailored to drive profitable sales for big box retailers, discounters and domestics chains. 


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  • 03232017 Classic Rug Launches New Gee's Bend Quilt Collection Rugs at Arhitectural Digest Design Show
    CLASSIC RUG LAUNCHES NEW GEE'S BEND QUILT COLLECTION RUGS AT ARCH DIGEST DESIGN SHOW


    The Classic Rug Collection returned to the Architectural Digest Design Show to launch its third Gee's Bend Quilt Collection rugs. Shown, "Crazy Quilt" by Loretta Pettway.

    NEW YORK -- Classic Rug Collection has introduced its third collection of Gee's Bend Quilt Collection rugs based on the quilts by the world-famous women from Gee's Bend, Alabama.


  • 03242017 Home Dynamix Partners with Artist RJ Raizk to Launch Rug Collections at NY Home Fashions Market
    HOME DYNAMIX PARTNERS WITH ARTIST RJ RAIZK TO LAUNCH RUG COLLECTION AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

     
    Home Dynamix debuts a new collection of rugs in collaboration with young artist RJ Raizk based on his graphic work. . Shown the artist's coral pattern, sometimes used in his murals.

    NEW YORK -- Home Dynamix will debut several new rug lines in collaboration with New York muralist and artist RJ Raizk at its 295 Fifth Avenue showroom, suite 605, at next week's New York Home Fashions Market. 


  • 03252017 Wayfair Names Winners of 2017 Trade Tastemaker Awards
    WAYFAIR NAMES WINNERS OF 2017 TRADE TASTEMAKER AWARDS

     
    Judges of the 2017 Wayfair Trade Tastemaker Awards (L-R) Alison Victoria, Chip Wade, Sabrina Smelko (Photo: Business Wire). 

    BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, has announced the interior designers honored with its 2017 Trade Tastemaker Awards.


  • 03282017 AmericasMart Atlanta Set to Transform Market Experience at July Event
    AMERICASMART ATLANTA SET TO TRANSFORM MARKET EXPERIENCE AT JULY 2017 EVENT 

    ATLANTA -- AmericasMart Atlanta announced today it will transform the conventional U.S. Market experience this July with a newly imagined show aesthetic. 


  • 03282017 Nuloom Debuts at New York Home Fashions Market
    NULOOM DEBUTS AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET

     
    Nuloom introduces the bold Boho look of Victoria from the new Indigo collection at New York Home Fashions Market. 

    NEW YORK -- Nuloom has opened its Manhattan showroom for the first time during the spring 2017 New York Home Fashions Market, as the company continues to expand its distribution to new retail channels that shop the semi-annual event. 



  • 03302017 Feizy Unveils Expansive New NY Showroom, Features Rugs, Bed & Bath
    FEIZY UNVEILS EXPANSIVE NEW NY SHOWROOM, FEATURES RUGS, BED & BATH FASHIONS

     
    Feizy's relocation to a new showroom for New York Home Fashions Market allows it to display not only area rugs, but its bedding and bath assortment as well. 

    NEW YORK -- At the spring 2017 edition of the New York Home Fashions Market, Feizy doubled its footprint, unveiling a sweeping new second floor showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue.


     
  • 03302017 Regence Home Premieres New Showroom, New Categories at NY Home Fashions Market
    REGENCE HOME PREMIERES NEW SHOWROOM, NEW CATEGORIES AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET

     
    Regence Home, the U.S. marketing arm of India-based Riviera Home, unveiled its new Manhattan showroom at the spring 2017 New York Home Fashions Market.

    NEW YORK -- Regence Home, producer of bath, accent and area rugs, premiered a new showroom at 10 West 33 Street, Suite 1200, in Manhattan, at New York Home Fashions Market, March 26-29, 2017.


     
  • 03302017 Surya Aggressively Expands Lighting and Accent Furniture Collections
    SURYA AGGRESSIVELY EXPANDS LIGHTING AND ACCENT FURNITURE COLLECTIONS

     
    Surya will introduce 100 new lamps and 50 accent furniture pieces at the upcoming High Point Market. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya continues the aggressive expansion of its lighting category, bringing the total number of lamps in the Surya line to more than 600.
     

     
  • 03312017 45 Years and Counting: Sam Presnell Shares The Rug Gallery's Strategies
    45 YEARS AND COUNTING:
    SAM PRESNELL SHARES THE RUG GALLERY'S STRATEGIES


    On the occasion of the Rug Gallery's 45th anniversary, RugNews.com gets exclusive insights into the Cincinnati retailer's award-winning strategies. 

    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Sam Presnell, owner of the Rug Gallery in Cincinnati, celebrates 45 years in the business and shares his insights on strategies that have kept his business thriving despite changing industry trends.


  • 03312017 Michael Duchaine Named Head of Art Van Flooring

    MICHAEL DUCHAINE NAMED HEAD OF ART VAN FLOORING 

    WARREN, MI -- Industry veteran Michael Duchaine has joined Art Van Furniture as vice president and general manager of Art Van Flooring.


     
  • 03312017 Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics Merge
    ROBERT ALLEN GROUP AND DURALEE FABRICS MERGE 

    HAUPPAUGE, NY -- The Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics, Ltd. announced today that they have merged and are now operating divisions of a new company, The Robert Allen Duralee Group (The RAD Group).


     
  • 033120217 Capel Rugs Adds New Kevin O'Brien & Williamsburg Collections
    CAPEL RUGS ADDS NEW KEVIN O'BRIEN & WILLIAMSBURG COLLECTIONS
     
     
     Capel will introduce the hand-knotted jute Isobel collection based on an endpaper from the Colonial Williamsburg archives at the spring High Point Market. 

    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs is adding five new collections to its Kevin O'Brien and Williamsburg lines at High Point Market, April 22 to 26, as part of an ongoing expansion of its licensing program.
     

     
  • 04032017 Nominations Open for 29th Annual 
ARTS Awards
    NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS

    DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced that nominations are officially open for the 29th Annual ARTS Awards.


     
















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