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.
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.
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
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.
TARGET STORES PARTNERS WITH GOODWEAVE TO CERTIFY ITS
PRIVATE LABEL HANDMADE RUGS
Target has licensed GoodWeave to certify its
Threshold brand woven rugs, as seen in the flatweaves shown on
Washington, DC -
GoodWeave International has announced a partnership with Target Corporation to
prevent child labor in the production of Target's owned-brand woven rugs. The
licensing program covers handmade rugs, including all hand woven and hand-tufted
products carrying Target's Threshold brand. These rugs are produced in India.