CAPEL LAUNCHES FIRST ANTHONY BARATTA LICENSED RUG DESIGNS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Capel Rugs and interior designer Anthony Baratta introduce a creative mix of hand tufted (Square Trellis, shown) and indoor-outdoor designs.
TROY, NC -- Capel Rugs is introducing the first designs from its major new licensing partnership with Anthony Baratta at the October 14-18 High Point Market featuring the designer's signature colors and themes.
NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET: A CLUE TO HIGH POINT HITS, PART 2
NEW YORK --High Point Market shoppers wanting to know what area rugs caught the eye of mass merchants and online e-tailers in NYC last month won't want to miss Part 2 of RugNews.com's New York Home Fashions Market post-show round up, where the looks that sold provide a solid harbinger of what's hot this fall.
SURYA TO LAUNCH ACCESSORIES-FOCUSED CEU COURSE SERIES FOR DESIGNERS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
The first in a series of CEU courses for designers, Surya's "Guide to Area Rugs" will be held during High Point Market.
CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Surya has announced the launch of an accessories-focused education program for designers, including the roll out of a series of Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses over the next year.
FEIZY GOES ALL-IN ON NEW COLLECTIONS, ONE-OF-A-KINDS, MARKET PROMOTIONS AT HIGH POINT
Feizy introduces new collections, incentive promotions, a designer event and new showroom for one-of-a-kinds in High Point. (Shown, a design from the polypropylene-blend Gaspar series).
DALLAS -- Feizy will expand its presence at High Point Market with the addition of a new dedicated space for One-of-a-Kind rugs (Suite 142) directly across the hall fromits permanent showroom, Suite 145 in Market Square, in addition to premiering multiple new collections in a variety of weaves and textures.
AMERICASMART JANUARY 2018 MARKETS SET THE STAGE FORWHAT'S NEW AND NEXT ACROSS HOME FURNISHINGS
ATLANTA -- January Market buyers will find new product destinations, new and expanded showrooms and trend-driven temporary collections when they convene at AmericasMart Atlanta for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market Featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by ORIA.
HIGH POINT MARKET ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO FALL MARKETDESIGN VIEWPOINT SERIES
HIGH POINT -- The High Point Market Authority's Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) program, presented in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), announces schedule updates to its Fall Market sessions.
NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF ASID HOLDS SUCCESSFUL SYMPOSIUM ON 'THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN' AND TRADE SHOW
Design students from Kean University listen to a presentation by Creative Touch President Baki Ildiz at his ASID trade show booth.
MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) held 'The Science of Design: A Design Collaborative Symposium' on Sept. 25, including a trade show with nine rug companies among the 90-plus exhibitors.
THE BEST OF THE RUG SHOW - BUYERS AND VENDORS WEIGH IN, PART 2
NEW YORK -- On the hunt for best-sellers and trends at the 2017 Rug Show New York, dealers and designers had lots of ground to cover with an international cadre of 70 exhibitors, many premiering new designs and collections exclusively at the event.
LOLOI ADDS NEW JOANNAGAINES COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING FIRST INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS
Loloi's hit license program with Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines adds several new collections, including an inaugural in-out range, called Warwick (pictured).
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi continues to add to its popular Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines licensing program with fresh collections debuting at High Point Market, including the celebrity designer's first indoor-outdoor range.
HIGH POINT MARKET'S MYMARKET APP UPDATE INCLUDES INCLUDES TWO NEW FEATURES FOR FALL MARKET 2017
High Point, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority's award-winning MyMarket app, which made its debut right before the April 2016 market, has released a new update that includes two new features to further enhance its offerings to High Point Market attendees.
KAS RUGS READIES DEBUT OF NEW LIBBY LANGDON COLLECTIONS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET
The big news for KAS at High Point Market is the official launch of its Libby Langdon licensed rug collections. The designer will be headlining two events at the KAS showroom.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- KAS Rugs will unveil its new licensed collection of rugs created by celebrity interior designer Libby Langdon at High Point Market, and celebrates the partnership with two special events.
JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES FALL MARKET EVENTS, PREVIEWS INTRODUCTIONS
Jaipur Living introduces intricate globaly inspired patterns in delicate colorways in Rize, one of 19 collections debuting at High Point Market.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Jaipur Living will introduce a highly-curated selection of new products at High Point Market, including 19 new collections encompassing hand-knots, tufted rugs, machine-mades and flatweaves.
KALEEN RELEASES SNEAK PEEK IMAGES OF INAUGURAL RACHAEL RAY RUGS
This vibrant rug design is from Soho, one of three Rachael Ray Home collections that Kaleen will introduce at High Point Market.
HIGH POINT -- Just a few days priorto the opening of October 2017's High Point Market, Kaleen releases the first images of the 34 rugs in its Rachael Ray Home collection premiering at the company's showroom, Showplace suite 2345.
LOLOI AND ED ELLEN DEGENERES GROW PARTNERSHIP WITH FIVE COLLECTIONS DEBUTING IN HIGH POINT
Loloi's popular ED Ellen DeGeneres program unveils its first outdoor rug collections, including Napa, which updates African mud cloth motifs with words expressing Ellen's personal values.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi is growing its successful ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection of area rugs, pillows and throws, adding five new collections set to premiere at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 14-18, in its showroom, IHFC Design Center, Space 320.
SURYA TO HOST SERIES OF EVENTS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya continues its tradition of presenting events where High Point Market attendees can expand their industry knowledge and network with peers and influencers over daily complimentary catered meals, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Showplace 4100.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- From ribbon cuttings to tailgate parties, anniversaries and talks with top celebrity designers, rug companies are hosting a bevy of not-to-be missed events with live entertainment, food and drinks, prizes and more.
RUG SALES TRENDING HIGHER IN Q 3-4, RETAILERS PROJECT STRONG 2017 CLOSE Retailers weigh in on the third and fourth quarter of 2017. From top left: Gerry Yost, Avalon Flooring, Phil Koufidakis, Baker Bros., Teri Whittaker, R.C. Willey, Sam Presnell, The Rug Gallery, Bill Martin, Rugs Direct, and David Snedeker, Nebraska Furniture Mart.
SPECIAL REPORT -- In this exclusive industry survey, RugNews.com speaks with retailers from a range of channels about performance in Q3 and expectations for the fourth quarter to close out 2017.
SURYA TO UNVEIL 23 NEW RUG COLLECTIONS, HUNDREDS OF ACCESSORIES AT HIGH POINT MARKET
A detail of a debuting wool design from the collection hints at the fresh new fashion and color directions Surya will present in its High Point introductions.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is set to introduce hundreds of new accessories spanning the full spectrum of lifestyles and price points at the upcoming High Point Market with the goal of offering limitless design possibilities.
VENUS WILLIAMS' FIRM JOINS DESIGNERS FOR OBEETEE CARPET COLLECTION TO BENEFIT DIFFA
NEW YORK -- Obeetee announces the addition of Venus Williams' V Starr Interiors to its roster of talented creatives designing area rugs for the hand-woven carpet maker's exclusive DIFFA Collection, which will kick off its new quick-ship program, Obeetee Express.
THE EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO AREA RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 2
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Check out Part 2 of RugNews.com's definitive guide to area rugs at the October 2017 edition of High Point Market, where there is plenty to do for shoppers getting an early start on Friday.
RACHEL RAY & KALEEN HOST SPECIAL EVENT TO UNVEIL FIRST RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Blake Dennard and Monty Rathi of Kaleen flank new licensing partner Rachael Ray at their Showplace showroom, where the celeb made a surprise appearance for the launch of her new Rachael Ray Home collection of rugs to the delight of fans and High Point Market shoppers.
ETHAN ALLEN GOES ALL OUT WITH DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY -- AND RUGS
Ethan Allen's new location in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood is more design resource center than furniture store.
ATLANTA -- At 85, Ethan Allen is learning some new tricks, all evidenced at its new Atlanta design center where a sleek, modern interior, cutting-edge technologies, and relevant product collections up the game. Tracy Paccione, senior VP of merchandising, sits down with RugNews.com to talk shop -- and rugs.
GIFT FOR LIFE AND AMERICASMART FORM LIFELINE PROGRAM TO FUND FOOD AND WATER FOR NATURAL DISASTER VICTIMS
ATLANTA -- The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water provisions organized by Gift For Life and AmericasMart Atlanta.
EXCLUSIVE SHOWROOM TOUR: HIGH POINT MARKET PEOPLE AND PARTIES
High Point, N.C. -- High Point Market rug showrooms set the stage for a star-studded roster of parties, celebrity licensing debuts, glamorous events and serious CEU seminars, as well as a steady stream of buyers anxious to see the newest releases from a segment that has become the home furnishings industry's category leader for fast fashion.
RACHAEL RAY TALKS RUGS, LAUNCHES LINE WITH KALEEN AT HIGH POINT
Rachael Ray reviews her new collections at a launch party at the Kaleen showroom during the Fall 2017 High Point Market. Above, Monty Rathi and Blake Dennard of Kaleen flank Rachael Ray. Behind Ray is Michael Murray, design partner, Rachael Ray Home.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rachael Ray, already known to High Point Market shoppers for her highly saleable furniture line for Craftmaster, made an under-the-radar visit to Kaleen's Showplace showroom last week to introduce her much-anticipated rug collection to key customers and press.
CC-TAPIS' AFTER PARTY AREA RUG WINS GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018
Milanese area rug atelier CC-Tapis won the prestigious German Design Award for its After Party Rug designed by Garth Roberts.
MILAN -- Cutting-edge Italian area rug studio CC-Tapis announced that it has been awarded the prestigious German Design Award 2018 for its contemporary After Party rug designed by Garth Roberts in the Home Textiles and Home Accessories category.
COURISTAN OPENS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM; TARGETS MULTIPLE RETAIL CHANNELS WITH RUGS AND BROADLOOM
The Couristan team cuts the ribbon for its brand new Showplace showroom brimming with new looks and amenities for High Point shoppers. From left, Charles Romano, Len Andolino, Ron Couri, Lynn Dunn, Steve Couri, and Larry Mahurter.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Couristan greeted a broad swath of retailers from furniture stores and department stores to catalog houses and e-commerce accounts at its new High Point showroom, Showplace 2350, celebrating with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 15.
MEET E-COMMERCE VETERAN CHRIS LONG, RUGS DIRECT'S NEW CEO
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Shopping High Point Market for the first time, the new CEO of Rugs Direct, Chris Long, visited vendor showrooms and sat down with RugNews.com for an exclusive interview on his sophisticated high-tech perspective.
FURNITURE FIRST ADDS MEMBERS, OPENS SYMPOSIUM SPONSORSHIP NOV. 1ST
MIDDLETOWN, PA -- In their September meeting the Furniture First board of directors approved the applications of two retailers to join the furniture and mattress cooperative buying group: J. Allan's in Brookhaven, Mississippi and FX Marcotte in South Portland, Maine.
FORT LEE, N.J. -- As part of Couristan's strategic growth strategy to double its size over the next five years, management announced today the appointment of Len Andolino as executive vice president of its residential division, where he will spearhead the company's broadloom and area rug specialty businesses.